Genetic variations that can help develop bipolar disorder therapies identified

May 31st, 2016 | Rachael

The fact that bipolar disorder causes unfamiliar and abnormal shifts in mood and energy of those affected, disabling them from functioning normally, has urged researchers and healthcare providers to look for viable treatment options. As per a 2013 report by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), approximately 6.1 million American adults (2.6 percent) are […]

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ADHD is more prevalent among younger students: Study

May 19th, 2016 | Rachael

The prevalence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been on a rise in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ADHD is the most common neurobehavioral disorder diagnosed in U.S. children. Though the problem is often diagnosed in elementary school children, it is increasingly being identified in preschool […]

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Coronary heart diseases raise dementia risk in elderly: Study

May 17th, 2016 | Rachael

Dementia is the most common cognitive disorder among the elderly. It is a progressive condition characterized by a significant decline in memory and thinking skills that weaken a person’s ability to perform daily tasks. Though dementia is not a disease itself, it is the most feared illness due to an array of degenerative symptoms associated […]

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Higher sensitivity of depressed mothers can help manage stress in infants: Study

May 9th, 2016 | Rachael

The incidence of depression in adults has been on an upward trajectory in the United States with approximately one in five adults suffering from the disorder in a given year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Depression is defined as a serious medical illness by psychologists. The Mental Health America (MHA) says […]

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