According to the research of Chiara Nosarti, Ph.D., babies born prematurely appear to have an increased risk for developing mental illness, including schizophrenia, depression and bipolar disorder. Dr. Nosarti led a team...
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Did you know more than 2 million American adults have bipolar disorder?
Bipolar disorder causes dramatic mood swings—from feeling overly “high” and/or irritable to sad and hopeless, and then back again, often with periods of normal mood in between. Severe changes in energy and behavior go along with these episodes. The periods of highs and lows are called episodes of mania and depression. It is often not recognized as an illness, and people may suffer for years before it is properly diagnosed and treated.
NARSAD Grantee Gerome Breen, Ph.D. and research team at the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London have found genetic variants involved in several neural signaling pathways in the brain that may cause bipolar...
Zhiping Pang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and Cell Biology at UMDNJ-RWJMS-Child Health Institute of New Jersey won the 2012 Freedman Prize on July 27, 2012 for his development of a novel way to study...
Jess Fiedorowicz, M.D., Ph.D., an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry, Epidemiology, and Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa, won the 2012 Klerman Prize on July 27, 2012 in New York City for his...
Ruth Deming is an award-winning writer and psychotherapist and director of New Directions of Abington, PA, a nonprofit organization she started in 1986 to provide help and support to people with mood disorders. People...