Tag Archives: Bipolar disorder

More about Lithium

In his methodical and enthusiastic review of Lithium, Dr. Wise Young, paints a rosy picture of this misunderstood and feared element.  As I wrote in a previous post, Lithium appears to be more beneficial than we realize. His article is very heady and difficult to read:  it is a recitation of hundreds of research studies […]
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Schizophrenia and Bipolar genetics: One Surprise and One Confirmation

This month, a very sophisticated genetic study took a look at the differentiation  of psychotic disorders from controls.  They looked at both schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.  They looked at which genes were more active in brain tissue, and  correlated this to a history of psychosis.  Specifically, they looked at increased gene activity, as a reflection […]
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A Narrative of Psychiatric Diagnoses: the DSM-5

It could be like this. A person is born with unrecognized alterations in brain function; maybe it is genetics, maybe it was the pregnancy, but something is different. The child looks hyperactive, inattentive, and moody by elementary school. School performance is poor. The difficult social behaviors lead to bullying, harsh discipline, and trauma. The parents […]
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