Potential Bipolar Disorder Therapies Coming

In the new study, the researchers focused on a gene known as PDE10A, one of the many genes that has been linked to bipolar disorder, and the proteins this gene produces.

Mar 11

Categories: Bipolar, Mood Swings / Bipolar

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Sleep changes seen with fetal alcohol exposure partly explain ...

Slow-wave sleep - the deeper sleep during which the brain turns each day's events into permanent memories - is fragmented in adulthood in people exposed to high levels of alcohol in the womb.

Feb 29

Categories: Child Development, Depression, Learning Difficulties, Mood Swings / ...

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Human trials suggest 'rescued' drug could be safer treatment for ...

A drug destined for the scrap heap has been rescued by Oxford scientists, who may have found it a new role in treating bipolar disorder.

Dec 9

Categories: Bipolar, Mood Swings / Bipolar

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Depression Symptoms

The Mediterranean Diet has taken the market by storm. It could be called the new healthy way of living. Eating a Mediterranean diet or other healthy dietary patterns comprising of fruit, vegetables, legumes and nuts can prevent the onset of ...

Sep 23

Categories: Depression, Mood Swings / Bipolar

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How to really rid yourself from the clutches of a bad mood

Bad moods suck, don't they? They seem to come out of nowhere, mess with our lives and then leave at their own whim. And just when we begin to think we're finally free from their clutches, they visit us again,a s if to ensure we don't stay happy for ...

Aug 5

Categories: Mood Swings / Bipolar

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High Fat Diet can cause Mood Disorders, Addictions, and Overeating

Research shows that independent of weight gain and obesity, high-fat feeding can cause impairments in the functioning of the brain circuitry profoundly implicated in mood disorders, drug addiction, and overeating - several states and pathologies ...

Jul 21

Categories: Addictions, Eating Disorders, Mood Swings / Bipolar

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Pioneering online treatment for people with Bipolar Disorder

The first effective web-based treatment for Bipolar Disorder based on the latest research evidence has been developed by psychologists.

Aug 14

Categories: Bipolar, Mood Swings / Bipolar

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Robin Williams, Bipolar Sufferer, Dead at 63 Due to Suicide

Robin Williams has long been a sufferer of bipolar disorder, a mental illness where the person fluctuates between episodes of extreme energy, focus and productivity (mania) and severe depression.

Aug 13

Categories: Bipolar, Depression, Mood Swings / Bipolar

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Yoga's Powerful Influence on Mood

Yoga increases the brain's levels of GABA, a chemical that helps regulate nerve activity, research finds. The study, lead by researchers at Boston University School of Medicine, compared yoga with a 'metabolically matched' walking condition. ...

Mar 26

Categories: Meditation, Mood Swings / Bipolar

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Markers for Melancholy

Depression involves, in part, dysfunctions in the perception of, response to, and interpretation of emotions. Research is now focusing on biomarkers that are involved in the pathophysiology of depression, which may lead to improved treatments.

Mar 8

Categories: Depression, Mood Swings / Bipolar

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Coping with Bipolar Emotions Using Logic

I'm a very logical person. I’m an intellectual. I was raised that way and I remain that way to this day. Likely, because of that, it's more obvious to me than many that logic can be used to deal with bipolar emotions. I can separate my logical ...

Feb 15

Categories: Mood Swings / Bipolar

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New devices can sense your mood and tell or even text others

Cognitive psychologist Mary Czerwinski and her boyfriend were having a vigorous argument as they drove to Vancouver, B.C., from Seattle, where she works at Microsoft Research. She can’t remember the subject, but she does recall that suddenly, his ...

Jan 24

Categories: Mood Swings / Bipolar

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Mood is Influenced by Immune Cells Called to the Brain in Response to ...

New research shows that in a dynamic mind-body interaction during the interpretation of prolonged stress, cells from the immune system are recruited to the brain and promote symptoms of anxiety. The findings, in a mouse model, offer a new ...

Aug 22

Categories: Mood Swings / Bipolar, Stress Management

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Researchers uncover brain molecule regulating human emotion, mood

A RIKEN research team has discovered an enzyme called Rines that regulates MAO-A, a major brain protein controlling emotion and mood. The enzyme is a potentially promising drug target for treating diseases associated with emotions such as ...

Aug 7

Categories: Mood Swings / Bipolar

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Good Vibrations: Mediating Mood Through Brain Ultrasound

University of Arizona researchers have found in a recent study that ultrasound waves applied to specific areas of the brain appear able to alter patients' moods. The discovery has led the scientists to conduct further investigations with the hope ...

Jul 19

Categories: Mood Swings / Bipolar

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