Bipolar disorder associated with increased hypertension riskTaiwanese individuals with bipolar disorder are at an increased risk for hypertension when compared with the general population, research shows.
What is bipolar disorder?Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder and mental illness. Its also known as manic-depressive disorder and affects about 10 million Americans.
Social cognition impaired in bipolar disorder patientsThe researchers found that, compared with mentally healthy individuals, patients with BD were less able to accurately judge the mental state of others from facial expressions and to perceive social cues when viewing people interacting.
The bipolar explosionPsychiatry is at last asking the right questions about a remarkable shift in mental health diagnosis
Compulsive Masturbation: The Secret Sexual DisorderOf all the types of sexual acting out, compulsive masturbation, with or without pornography, is the most secretive and isolatingand also the most common (in both men and women).
Childhood Cancer Survivors at Risk for Long-Term Emotional DistressSurvivors of childhood cancer are at greater risk for persistent hair loss and disfigurement, and for some individuals that may lead to long-term emotional distress, according to a new study.
Upbeat Personality Boosts LongevityNew research suggests that personality traits, such as being outgoing, optimistic, and easygoing, are just as important as good genes in reaching the age of 100 and beyond.
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Postpartum psychosis 'linked to bipolar risk'A women's health study has identified an association between postpartum psychosis and an increased risk of developing bipolar affective disorder.
How Schizophrenia Gene Linked To Psychiatric Disorders Impairs Brain DevelopmentHow Schizophrenia Gene Linked To Psychiatric Disorders Impairs Brain Development
Why Psychiatrists Should Sign The Petition To Reform DSM-5Psychiatrists may be more reluctant than are other mental health clinicians to sign a petition questioning the safety and value of DSM-5.
Antidepressant-Induced Mania Similar to Bipolar DisorderDepressive patients with antidepressant-induced “manic switches” show similar clinical features as individuals with bipolar disorder, research shows.