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Published Simple blood test can help diagnose bipolar disorder (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Researchers have developed a new way of improving diagnosis of bipolar disorder that uses a simple blood test to identify biomarkers associated with the condition.
Published Researchers confirm postpartum depression heritability, home in on treatment mechanism (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Researchers have conducted a large-scale meta-analyses of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) to investigate the genetic architecture of PPD.
Published Cognitive behavioral therapy eases how fibromyalgia pain is experienced by the brain (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Patients living with fibromyalgia (FM) -- a disease that predominantly affects women and is characterized by chronic pain, fatigue and brain fog -- often find limited treatment options and a scarcity of explanations for their symptoms. Investigators have now found that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can significantly reduce the burden of FM by, in part, reducing pain-catastrophizing, a negative cognitive and emotional response that can intensify pain through feelings of helplessness, rumination and intrusive thoughts. This finding is backed by neuroimaging data, evidencing reduced connectivity between regions of the brain associated with self-awareness, pain and emotional processing.
Published Formerly depressed patients continue to focus on negative (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
People who have recovered from a major depressive episode, when compared with individuals who have never experienced one, tend to spend more time processing negative information and less time processing positive information, putting them at risk for a relapse, according to new research.
Published Modern antidepressants may reduce risk of relapse for patients with bipolar depression (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Treatment with modern antidepressants may help prevent patients with bipolar disorder from relapsing into a depressive episode, according to an international clinical trial. The findings challenge current clinical practice guidelines and could change how bipolar depression is managed globally.
Published Fibromyalgia: Pain out of control (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Feeling like we have a degree of control makes us tolerate pain better. In the case of fibromyalgia, however, this simply doesn't work. A study provides clues as to why.
Published Antidepressants used for chronic pain on the rise, but are they effective? (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
New research has found some antidepressants may be effective in treating certain chronic pain conditions, but others lack convincing evidence on their effectiveness.
Published New study reveals differences in diagnosis of psychiatric disorders between geographies (via sciencedaily.com)
Diagnosing psychiatric disorders is challenging due to the lack of objective tests. Fortunately, genomic studies can reveal genes associated with increased risk of certain disorders. In a recent study, researchers from Japan investigated whether the genetic correlations between major psychiatric disorders differed among European and East Asian populations. They showed differences in how bipolar disorders are diagnosed by psychiatrists in the East and the West, which might affect the results of clinical trials.
Published Multiple diagnoses are the norm for mental illness; A new genetic analysis helps explain why (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
An analysis of 11 major psychiatric disorders offers new insight into why comorbidities are the norm when it comes to mental illness. The study suggests that while there is no single gene or set of genes underlying risk for all of them, subsets of disorders -- including bipolar disorder and schizophrenia; anorexia nervosa and obsessive-compulsive disorder; and major depression and anxiety --s hare a common genetic architecture.
Published Evidence of brain changes in those at risk of bipolar disorder captured with MRI scans (via sciencedaily.com)
A study that showed changes in the brain in those at risk of developing bipolar disorder raises new hopes about early intervention.
Published Lithium may decrease risk of developing dementia (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Researchers have identified a link suggesting that lithium could decrease the risk of developing dementia, which affects nearly one million people in the UK.
Published People with serious mental illness may have increased heart disease risk at younger ages (via sciencedaily.com)
An analysis of nearly 600,000 adults in the U.S. found people with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder had up to double the estimated cardiovascular risk levels than those without such illnesses, even at younger ages. The study focused on adults diagnosed with one of those three serious mental illnesses, who were not hospitalized or living in a mental health treatment center and estimated their 10-year and 30-year cardiovascular risk. Earlier identification and management of major cardiovascular risk factors -- including obesity, smoking, diabetes and high blood pressure -- in young adults with a serious mental illness may reduce risk of heart disease and improve outcomes, researchers said.
Published Study analyzes brain changes associated with juvenile fibromyalgia (via sciencedaily.com)
Analyzing the brain changes that occur in the first stages of juvenile fibromyalgia could help to better understand the pathophysiology of this syndrome.
Published Clues to treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder found in recently evolved region of the ‘dark genome’ (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Scientists investigating the DNA outside our genes - the 'dark genome' - have discovered recently evolved regions that code for proteins associated with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Published Rates of type 2 diabetes are higher in people with one of various common psychiatric disorders (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A new study finds that the prevalence of type 2 diabetes (T2D) is elevated in people with a psychiatric disorder compared with the general population.
Published Abnormal brain changes over time with bipolar disorder (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Bipolar disorder (BD) is a debilitating psychiatric disorder characterized by fluctuating periods of depression and mania. Researchers have long suspected that BD may be accompanied by abnormal structural and functional changes in the brain. Small cross-sectional brain imaging studies of people with BD have shown hints at those changes, but the ability to interpret data collected at a single timepoint is limited. Now, a multi-center longitudinal study shows aberrant changes over time in the brains of people with BD. Some changes were specifically associated with more episodes of mania.
Published Adjusting fatty acid intake may help with mood variability in bipolar disorders (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Can specific dietary guidelines help people living with bipolar disorders better manage their health? Clinical trial results showed that a diet designed to alter levels of specific fatty acids consumed by participants may help patients have less variability in their mood.
Published Trial tests new technique to manage mood swings within bipolar disorder (via sciencedaily.com)
Researchers have conducted a new trial to identify how an existing psychological therapy can be adapted to help people cope with and manage frequent bipolar mood swings.
Published 'Where does it hurt?' predicts chronic pain outcomes, study shows (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Pain distribution as reported on a body map, on its own, can be used to assign patients to distinct subgroups that are associated with differences in pain intensity, pain quality, pain impact and clinically-relevant three-month outcomes, according to a new study.
Published Fibromyalgia likely the result of autoimmune problems (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
New research has shown that many of the symptoms in fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) are caused by antibodies that increase the activity of pain-sensing nerves throughout the body. The results show that fibromyalgia is a disease of the immune system, rather than the currently held view that it originates in the brain.