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Reducing Suicide Risk in adults With Bipolar Disorder & ADHD

Central Stimulants May Reduce Suicide Risk in Adults With Bipolar Disorder and ADHD

Treatment with a central stimulant may reduce the risk of suicide attempt and nonsuicidal self-injury in adults with a dual diagnosis of bipolar disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), ...

...according to a study published online in Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology.

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Impulsivity w/ BiPolar Disorder

Mental Health |  Impulsivity in Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, ADHD

Mental Health Matters | increase in impulsivity in BP patients...

Investigators observed that impulsivity increased in patients with bipolar disorder who also experienced a traumatic childhood experience.

Impulsivity is significantly associated with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and borderline personality disorder (BPD) and is indicated in bipolar disorder (BD) with the presence of traumatic childhood experiences.

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Mental Health ADHD

Impulsivity and ADHD, Bipolar, or Borderline Personality disorder

Mental Health | Impulsivity in ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, or Borderline Personality Disorder

ADHD is defined by early onset (before age 12) of persistent (six months or longer) symptoms of inattention and/or hyperactivity and impulsivity that are not consistent with development, causing impairment of normal functioning in at least two settings (home, school). It is the most common psychiatric disorder in children, mostly in school-age boys.

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Possible Biomarkers for identifying BiPolar 1 diagnosis

Mental Health Studies | Psychiatric diagnoses are still based on criteria that focus on behavioral observation and symptom endorsement without corresponding biological validation.

This contrasts with other fields of medicine, where diagnosis and treatment are often based not only on a sound clinical examination, but also biological tests based on validated biomarkers.

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