Health News

Protein May Increase Risk of Inherited Bipolar Disorder
A brain protein known as PCLO (pronounced piccolo) may increase risk of inheriting bipolar disorder, according to a new study.
Motherhood is About to Make You a Little Crazier
FDA notified healthcare professionals that the Pregnancy section of drug labels for the entire class of antipsychotic drugs has been updated.
More than PMS ...
Premenstrual mood shifts are associated with depressive symptoms and  bipolar disorder, according to a new study.
Size Matters In Mental Health
In a large, collaborative research effort, researchers have found that lithium will restore brain volume in patients with bipolar disorder.
Is Your Child Manic?
The National Institute of Mental Health has just given a grant of almost $8 million to further the study of children with symptoms of mania in order to better predict the onset of bipolar disorder.
Bipolar CHOICE Study Launched
A nationwide study called Bipolar CHOICE is being launched this month to better understand the daily experiences of people with bipolar disorder and to ascertain which medications work best.
Heart and Mind
Recent findings from Michigan State University correlate a strong link between hypertension (high blood pressure) and bipolar disorder, a psychiatric illness.
Clued In to Lithium
Researchers from Cardiff University may have determined why lithium -- commonly prescribed for bipolar disorder for more than 50 years -- is an effective treatment for the psychiatric illness.
Veterans at Risk
A new study suggests veterans with any psychiatric illness face an increased risk of suicide and those with bipolar disorder are at an even greater risk.
Lose the Blues Fast
An intravenous dose of ketamine, an anesthetic, may curb depression symptoms within 40 minutes in patients with treatment-resistant bipolar disorder.