A goal of bipolar treatment should not just be symptom reduction, but helping the person to make the most of their gifts and abilities.
Researchers have shown for the first time that some kids with bipolar parents score higher on a creativity index than healthy children.
Many people have found the benefits of yoga for bipolar disorder, some saying that yoga had been 'significantly life-changing.'
History teems with examples of great artists acting in very peculiar ways - so Is there a definitive link between psychosis and creativity?
Researchers have found yet more evidence that the widening gulf between rich and poor can be bad for your health and self-esteem.
People with depression or bipolar disorder often feel their thinking has gotten fuzzy. Now, researchers have shown in a very large study that effect is real.
Most likely, depression is caused by a combination of genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors, such as...
There's good news on the horizon for anyone suffering from major depression - a unique new treatment: low-field magnetic stimulation.
A bipolar disorder discovery at the nano level help explain how the disorder affects the brain, and could one day lead to new drug therapies to treat the mental illness.
Within 40 minutes after a single infusion of a medication, treatment-resistant depressed bipolar disorder patients experienced a reversal of a key symptom.
It's way more than sadness, and can usually be effectively treated. Here's how to find out about getting a depression diagnosis so you can get help.
Insights from epigenomic maps will help determine the role the epigenome plays in learning, memory formation, brain structure and mental illness.
Temple Grandin quote on autism and schizophrenia: "I believe there is a reason that disabilities...remain in our gene pool..."
How is bipolar disorder treated in kids? Medications, psychotherapy, or both may help people recover from episodes, and may help to prevent future episodes.
If you have bipolar disorder or another mood disorder, this daily mood chart will allow you to record your highs and lows over the course of a month.
Sometimes it's hard to tell if a child is just going through a phase, or if it's something more serious. Here are some symptoms of bipolar disorder in kids.
Scientists have gained insight into why lithium salts are effective at treating bipolar disorder in what could lead to more targeted therapies with fewer side-effects. (March 13, 2012) Bipolar disorder is char...
Lithium salicylate produced steady blood and brain lithium levels up to 48 hours after oral dose, the University of South Florida pre-clinical study showed
Most people feel happy and energized on some days, and less so on others. But if these mood changes are severe, it may be a sign of bipolar disorder.
Brain imaging scans, also called neuroimaging scans, are being used more and more to help detect and diagnose a number of medical disorders and illnesses.
Your family history is one of your best clues about your risk of developing many common illnesses, including mental disorders.
We refer to mental disorders using different “umbrella” terms , and beneath these umbrella terms, there is actually a wide range of specific conditions.
The largest genome-wide study of its kind has determined how much five major mental illnesses are traceable to the same common inherited genetic variations.
Artists, musicians and writers have long described experiences of mania & depression, highlighting an association between creativity and bipolar disorder.