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Brain imaging identifies bipolar disorder risk in adolescents

ScienceDaily: Bipolar Disorder News

Brain imaging identifies bipolar disorder risk in adolescents
Australian researchers have used brain imaging technology to show that young people with a known risk of bipolar (but as yet have no signs of the condition) have clear and quantifiable differences in brain activity when compared to controls.
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Age 5: First study of new treatment for early stage bipolar disorder

ScienceDaily: Bipolar Disorder News

First study of new treatment for early stage bipolar disorder
A new clinical trial of people who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder for less than five years will be the first study of its kind to shed light on how new treatments could be more effective in the early stages of the condition.

We are basically honest – except when we are at work, study suggests

ScienceDaily: Relationship News

We are basically honest – except when we are at work, study suggests
A new study has revealed we are more honest than you might think. The research suggests that it pains us to tell lies, particularly when we are in our own homes. It appears that being honest is hugely important to our sense of who we are. However, while it might bother us to tell lies at home, we are less circumspect at work where we are probably more likely to bend the truth, suggests the study.

Tragedy and loss in Connecticut

Confronting the Ghosts of our Fathers: Their PTSD, Our PTSD

Research identifies a way to block memories associated with PTSD or drug addiction

ScienceDaily: Stress News

Research identifies a way to block memories associated with PTSD or drug addiction
New research could lead to better treatments for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and drug addiction by effectively blocking memories. The research has identified a common mechanism in a region of the brain called the pre-limbic cortex, which can suppress the recall of memories linked to both aversive, traumatic experiences associated with PTSD and rewarding memories linked to drug addiction, without permanently altering memories.

Parents key to preventing alcohol, marijuana use by kids

ScienceDaily: Relationship News

Parents key to preventing alcohol, marijuana use by kids

New research finds that parental involvement is more important than the school environment when it comes to preventing or limiting alcohol and marijuana use by children.