Risk factors for bipolar in children

Stress can play a role in the development of bipolar in children. More precisely, how a child responds to elevated stress has been suggested as a contributor to the development of bipolar disorder

Risk factors for bipolar in childrenBipolar disorder is a mental illness characterized by extreme swings in mood and thought. A person with bipolar disorder swings between periods of mania or less severe hypomania and depression. The onset of bipolar disorder typically occurs during young adulthood, but teens and children can also be diagnosed. Similarly to many mental health disorders, there are a number of […]

PCOS can affect mental health in women, cautions study

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are more likely to be diagnosed with mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder, than women without polycystic ovary syndrome, according to study presented at the Society for Endocrinology BES annual conference

PCOS can affect mental health in women, cautions studyWomen with PCOS are more likely to suffer from mental health disorders and should be routinely screened for these during medical assessments, according to a study presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in Harrogate. These findings support previous work showing that the condition may negatively affect mental health and highlight the importance of […]

What links bipolar disorder and lying?

A national survey in the US found that over half of the people with the condition had experienced addiction to drugs or alcohol at some time. Addiction may fuel a tendency to lie

What links bipolar disorder and lying?Bipolar disorder is a mental illness marked by cycles of mania and depression. Apart from mood swings, a person with this condition may display a range of other unusual behaviors. People with bipolar disorder and their loved ones sometimes report that the condition entails a greater tendency to tell lies. While lying is not a […]

What you can do to help manage sexual issues from bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder can also affect your sexuality and sexual activity. Your sexual activity may be increased (hypersexuality) and risky during a manic episode. During a depressive episode, you may lose interest in sex. These sexual issues can create problems in relationships and lower your self-esteem

What you can do to help manage sexual issues from bipolar disorderBipolar disorder is a mood disorder. People who have bipolar disorder experience high levels of both euphoria and depression. Their moods can go from one extreme to the other. Life events, medication, and recreational drug use can trigger mania and depression. Both moods can last from a few days to a few months. Sexuality and manic episodes: Your sex drive […]

The role of rehabs and support groups in aiding youths with mental health issues

Getting help from rehabs makes sure that someone is constantly evaluating the patient to make sure all his or her needs are met in a supportive atmosphere. This is done to take proper steps for each person to get them on the right path to recovery

The role of rehabs and support groups in aiding youths with mental health issuesApproximately 1 of every 5 individuals suffer from one or the other mental illnesses. Amongst the youth in particular, depression, anxiety and stress is common. One needs to understand that whatever the concern is, they need to speak to someone close or to a psychiatrist or a support group in order to get appropriate help […]

Bipolar disorder speeds up biological ageing, says study

 Various genetic and environmental factors can influence the rate of biological ageing, meaning that two people of the same chronological age might be different ages biologically

Bipolar disorder speeds up biological ageing, says studyA recently published study demonstrates a link between telomere length, which is a mark of biological ageing, and bipolar risk. The research helps to explain why bipolar disorder often comes hand-in-hand with other age-related diseases. Individuals with bipolar disorder, which is sometimes referred to as manic depression, experience shifts in mood from feeling extremely energised […]

Genes related to bipolar disorder, stress in children identified

New avenues of research could include the effects of reducing environmental stress, as well as whether pharmacological agents might be able to reverse the genetic alternations in vulnerable children before the disorder develops

Genes related to bipolar disorder, stress in children identifiedAccording to a study published by researchers at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), genetic alterations that can be modulated by stress have been identified in children at high risk for bipolar disorder. Results appeared in Translational Psychiatry, a Nature Publishing Group journal. “We’ve known that children […]

After fighting depression for 10 years, 54-year-old says it’s possible to beat it

Goregaon resident Vijay Nallawala was 48-year-old when he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2003. After this life-changing experience, he has dedicated his life to help others battling with mental disorders. He not only spreads awareness about it, but has also authored a book, has a website and is a digital storytelling coach

After fighting depression for 10 years, 54-year-old says it’s possible to beat itAt the peak of his career as an entrepreneur, Vijay Nallawala had no hint of how life would confront him with a depressive illness and put him into a phase, which he today defines as ‘a very tough time’. Nallawala, a Mumbai resident, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2003, at the age of 48. […]