New study shows breakthrough results for treatment of bipolar disorder and unipolar depression (major depressive disorder) with deep brain stimulation (DBS). The findings show long term abatement of symptoms in treatment-...
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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 Distinguished Investigator Grantee Ezra Susser , M.D., Dr.P.H. and colleagues at Columbia University have discovered that there is an increased risk for developing a psychotic disorder with early life international...
“What we’re interested in now is intervening early with family intervention, family-focused therapy, to try to determine if we can stave off the onset of the disorder, or at least make it less severe if it does occur.”...
NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee Emily G. Severance presented the 2011 Gloria Neidorf Memorial Lecture in October at the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Annual Symposium in New York City. The controversial...
For people with mood disorders such as bipolar disorder or major depressive disorder─complex, heterogeneous illnesses on their own─having other brain and behavior disorders at the same time is the rule rather than the...