Bipolar disorder

Psychiatric drug compounds from healing plants

 American researchers have created certain chemical compounds that could lead to better therapies for people with psychiatric disorders from plant species traditionally used by healers in Nigeria to treat people with mental illness.

May 12, 2015, 15:58 PM IST

Depression does lead to fuzzy thinking

If you are depressed and feel that your thinking ability has become "fuzzy" or less sharp, you are right.

May 05, 2015, 11:07 AM IST

Facebook can worsen or improve mental health

 Facebook can either help people recover from mental health problems or make their symptoms worse, a new research shows, adding that the key is to use the social networking tool cautiously and strategically.

Apr 15, 2015, 12:53 PM IST

Pete Wentz worrie kids will get bipolar disorder

Rocker Pete Wentz is worried his children will inherit bipolar disorder.

Jan 24, 2015, 16:52 PM IST

Wealth, power linked to many mental disorders

Researchers have found that inflated or deflated feelings of self-worth are linked to such afflictions as bipolar disorder, narcissistic personality disorder, anxiety and depression.

Jan 03, 2015, 10:57 AM IST

Frontal brain deficits linked to suicidal tendencies in youth

 A new study suggests that deficits in frontal brain systems may be associated with the risk of suicide attempts in youths with mood disorders.

Dec 09, 2014, 20:31 PM IST

Clear sense of self worth keeps mental disorders at bay

 Researchers from the University of California - Berkeley in the US have linked inflated or deflated feelings of self-worth to afflictions such as bipolar disorder, narcissistic personality disorder, anxiety and depression.

Dec 09, 2014, 16:38 PM IST

YouTube used as source of peer support by mentally ill

People with severe mental illnesses such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder are turning to YouTube to seek peer support, a new study has found.

Oct 19, 2014, 14:07 PM IST

'Frozen River' actress Misty Upham found dead

Actress Misty Upham, who played the role of a housekeeper in the Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep starrer 'August: Osage Couty', has been found dead 11 days after she went missing.

Oct 17, 2014, 12:46 PM IST

Spine loss common in schizophrenia, bipolar disorder

Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder appear to be linked with dendritic spine loss in the brain, suggesting the two disorders may share common pathophysiological elements.

Oct 04, 2014, 16:07 PM IST

Yoga might benefit people with bipolar disorder

A new study has observed that a regular yoga practice may help people with bipolar disorder.

Sep 18, 2014, 11:20 AM IST

Mental illnesses can reduce life expectancy more than heavy smoking

An analysis by Oxford University psychiatrists has shown that serious mental illnesses reduce life expectancy by 10-20 years - a loss of years that`s equivalent to or worse than that for heavy smoking.

May 25, 2014, 12:25 PM IST

Stem cell research holds clues to bipolar disorder treatment

Scientists have for the first time directly measured differences in brain cell formation and function between people with bipolar disorder and those without.

Apr 26, 2014, 10:04 AM IST

Amanda Bynes not schizophrenic, says lawyer

Former American actress Amanda Bynes`s lawyer Tamar Arminak has rubbished rumours that she was ever diagnosed with schizophrenia.

Apr 10, 2014, 19:05 PM IST

First stem cell research paves way for new treatments for bipolar disorder

New stem cell research published by scientists from the University of Michigan Medical School, and fueled by the Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Fund, open doors to potential new treatments for bipolar disorder.

Mar 26, 2014, 14:08 PM IST

`Healthy-looking` Amanda Bynes posts selfie with mum

Amanda Bynes, who received psychiatric treatment for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder , recently shared a selfie with her mum, where she appears to be happy and healthy.

Mar 23, 2014, 11:33 AM IST

Two new genes linked to bipolar disorder discovered

Scientists have discovered two new genes and have also confirmed three additional suspect genes that are connected to bipolar disorder.

Mar 12, 2014, 14:05 PM IST

Chris Brown diagnosed with bipolar disorder

Rapper Chris Brown has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, severe insomnia and post traumatic stress disorder, all of which have been found to be the reason for his anger related issues.

Mar 01, 2014, 16:51 PM IST

What is Bipolar disorder?

Bipolar disorder (BD) is characterized by alternating periods of mania and depression.

Feb 04, 2014, 09:31 AM IST

Antidepressants may not be effective in treating bipolar disorder

A new study has found that antidepressants may not be very effective in the treatment of bipolar disorder.

Dec 25, 2013, 13:00 PM IST