Nearly 6 million adults in the U.S. have bipolar disorder, but it's an often misunderstoodand tricky to diagnosemental illness.
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Women with treated and untreated bipolar disorder are more likely to give birth prematurely — before 37 weeks — and have other pregnancy and birth complications, according to a new study. The study was published online Nov. 8 in the journal BMJ.
A large new study adds to evidence linking creativity and mental illness. The findings also suggest that to safeguard the positive traits associated with mental illness, new approaches to treatment might be considered, the researchers said. The investigators looked at long-term data from nearly 1.2 million Swedish psychiatric patients and their relatives, and found that bipolar disorder was more common among people with artistic or scientific professions, such as dancers, photographers, authors and researchers.
By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 2 (HealthDay News) — A small study suggests that deep brain stimulation, which is currently being investigated as a treatment for general depression, may also help patients with bipolar disorder. There are some caveats. The surgery necessary to allow deep brain stimulation is extremely expensive. And for now, the research [...]
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 29 (HealthDay News) — People with a mental illness struggle with symptoms ranging from crushing depression and crippling anxiety to powerful delusions and hallucinations that force them to actively sort out the real from the imagined. And if that weren’t enough, they also have to deal with the way the rest [...]
MONDAY, Oct. 24 (HealthDay News) — The first generic versions of Zyprexa (olanzapine) have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, the agency said Monday. Olanzapine has a boxed label warning that the drug can cause death among elderly people who have psychosis due to confusion and memory [...]
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