Tag: bipolar disorder

April 2017
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Autism’s drug problem

by  /  19 April 2017

Many people on the spectrum take multiple medications — which can lead to serious side effects and may not even be effective.

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November 2016
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Massive mental health bill faces vote in U.S. Congress

by ,  /  30 November 2016

If passed, the $6.3 billion 21st Century Cures Act would make mental health a national priority.

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New tool takes rapid genetic snapshot of people’s neurons

by  /  17 November 2016

A new approach quickly captures an individual’s gene expression pattern at the level of a single neuron.

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October 2016
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How ‘shock therapy’ is saving some children with autism

by  /  26 October 2016

Given its reputation, the most shocking thing about electroconvulsive therapy might be how beneficial — and banal — it actually is.

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September 2016
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Parents battle for children’s mental health services at school

by ,  /  21 September 2016

One in five children in the United States have a psychiatric condition, but schools often lack the training and resources they need to give these students the support they need.

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June 2016
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Psychiatric problems common in siblings of people with autism

by  /  23 June 2016

Mental health conditions crop up more than twice as often in families that include a child with autism as in the general population.

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January 2016
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Massive brain study probes cause of autism, schizophrenia

by  /  13 January 2016

Researchers are studying more than 1,000 postmortem brains with the goal of unearthing shared genetic roots in neuropsychiatric conditions, including autism.

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December 2015
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The missing generation

by  /  9 December 2015

Left to languish in psychiatric institutions or drugged for disorders they never had, many older adults with autism were neglected or forgotten for decades. Efforts to help them are finally underway.

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October 2015
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Gender disparities in psychiatric conditions

by  /  19 October 2015

Autism is not the only brain disorder that is more common in one sex than in the other.

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August 2015
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Control centers for genes rife with autism-linked DNA blips

by  /  3 August 2015

DNA sequences called enhancers — which boost the expression of genes from within or outside them — are enriched for genetic variants linked to autism, suggests a new study. The finding may help researchers understand how variants outside genes contribute to autism.

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