A goal of bipolar treatment should not just be symptom reduction, but helping the person to make the most of their gifts and abilities.
History teems with examples of great artists acting in very peculiar ways - so Is there a definitive link between psychosis and creativity?
An estimated 9 percent of adults in the US have a history of impulsive, angry behavior - and have access to guns. This can be a lethal combination.
Researchers have found yet more evidence that the widening gulf between rich and poor can be bad for your health and self-esteem.
They're three of the hardest words to say, and learning how to say them are necessary for surviving mental illness - and life itself.
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.
Physical exercise has long been known to have many beneficial effects on health, including protection from stress-induced depression.
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.
When does normal teen angst and moodiness become dangerous? Here are some guidelines to help you know when your child needs professional mental health help.
With that in mind, here are some guidelines on when to seek professional adolescent mental health help for your teen son or daughter.
Puberty is the defining process of adolescent development, beginning a cascade of changes throughout the body, including the brain.
A look at some of the essential values of teen mental health treatment to help you find the best care for your child.
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.
A genetic variant may children to a greater risk of developing metabolic syndrome when taking second-generation anti-psychotic medications.
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.
Children with mental illness need guidance and understanding from their parents and teachers.
New tests that scan all of a person's genes -- that person's "genome" -- or large parts of his or her genome are now on the market.
Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder experienced more adversities than those without ADHD
As many parents of mentally ill adults will confirm anecdotally, the first symptoms of something not quite right with their children begin to appear during the teen years.
In key ways, the brain doesn't look like that of an adult until the early 20s.