In the Media - March
March 7th, 2011
Education, Medication, and More
Harvard Student Shares Struggles with Depression (and Hope For Recovery)
Source: The Harvard Crimson
Harvard isn’t always the glossy ivy-covered utopia that many conceive it to be. "Brochure Harvard" does exist. But it is not always a place where conversations about mental health are necessarily encouraged. On a campus where the need for assistance is too often perceived as a flaw, the student body has a tendency to rely on variations of “I’m fine.”
U.S. Has Highest Bipolar Rate in 11-Nation Study
About 2.4% of people around the world have had a diagnosis of bipolar disorder at some point in their lifetime, according to the first comprehensive international figures on the topic. In the U.S., this figure is much higher.
A New Clue to the Genetics of Bipolar Disorder
Source: Medical News Today
Understanding the genetics of bipolar disorder could lead to new treatments, but identifying specific genetic variations associated with this disorder has been challenging. A new study in Biological Psychiatry implicates a brain protein called Piccolo in the risk for inheriting bipolar disorder.
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