Tag Archives: Disorder

Bipolar Disorder in Teens and Young Adults: Know the Signs

Bipolar disorder is a mental disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, marked by episodes of mania and depression. Common Signs & Symptoms of Mania Showing intense happiness or silliness for a long time Having a very short temper or seeming extremely irritable Talking very fast or having racing thoughts Having an inflated sense of ability, knowledge,… Read More »

PCOS Carries Increased Risk for Bipolar Disorder, Risk Reduced with Metformin

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine-related dysfunction in women of reproductive age.  Multiple studies have observed a higher prevalence of psychiatric illness, including depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, and bipolar disorder in women with PCOS  The nature of this association is not fully understood.  Some have hypothesized that the hormonal dysregulation seen in… Read More »

‘I was devastated beyond belief, our whole family was’ – Irish mum opens up about her son’s rare disorder

So uncommon is his condition, that it took four years for him to be diagnosed, as many of the signs are similar to autism. But his mum says that despite the many issues he deals with, he is still a very happy little boy. “Harry has a mutation of the SOX 5 gene and when… Read More »

FDA approves Clinuvel’s rare genetic disorder treatment, shares at record high

(Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Australian drugmaker Clinuvel Pharmaceuticals Ltd’s treatment for a rare inherited disorder that causes skin damage from exposure to light, sending its shares to a record high on Wednesday. The treatment, Scenesse, is an under-the-skin implant that treats erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP), a painful disorder that causes the… Read More »

Psychotherapy leads in treating post-traumatic stress disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a common, often debilitating mental health condition that occurs in some people who have experienced trauma. It can have a negative impact on mood, mimicking depression, and is characterized by petrifying episodes in which affected people re-experience trauma. New research suggests psychotherapy may provide a long-lasting reduction of distressing symptoms.… Read More »