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Bipolar Patients’ Brain Cells Predict Response to Lithium

Study among first to show how manic-depressive disorder affects neurons ...

Bipolar patients' brain cells predict response to lithium

A new Salk study, among the first to show how bipolar disorder affects neurons in the brain, also discovers fundamental differences in ...

Identifying genetic factors in bipolar disorder

Researchers at Garvan, Neuroscience Research Australia and UNSW Australia are embarking on a collaborative project to sequence the genomes of family groups living with bipolar disorder. In doing so, they anticipate identifying some of the complex genetic factors that underlie the disease. The project is supported by the MLC Community Foundation. ... Full story

Lithium Safe, Effective for Children with Bipolar Disorder

Study in young patients confirms value of short-term use; results on long-term use forthcoming ... Full story

Scientists discover link between childhood IQ and bipolar disorder

New research published today in the British Journal of Psychiatry suggests that serious disorders of mood such as bipolar disorder may be the price that human beings have had to pay for more adaptive traits such as intelligence, creativity and verbal proficiency. ... Full story

At-risk children of mothers with bipolar disorder may benefit from early intervention

In this study, the Early Childhood Behavior Questionnaire and Child Behavior Checklist were used to assess the temperament of 30 toddlers between the ages of 18-36 months whose mothers have bipolar disorder. ... Full story

At-risk children of mothers with bipolar disorder may benefit from early intervention

A recent study examining the temperament and behavior of toddlers whose mothers have bipolar disorder shows that toddlers who struggle with frustration, restraint and negative emotions may be at increased risk for behavioral problems over time. The study was published in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. ... Full story

The adolescent brain develops differently in bipolar disorder

By Bill Hathaway - In adolescents with bipolar disorder, key areas of the brain that help regulate emotions develop differently, a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers shows. ... Full story

Personalizing Bipolar Disorder Treatment

Tel Aviv University researchers find insulin-like hormoneincreases lithium sensitivity in patients ... Full story

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