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Genetic Link between Autism, Schizophrenia, Other Disorders Found

Genetic Link between Autism, Schizophrenia, Other Disorders Found

BananaStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and autism may have a genetic link, according to a new study out Wednesday.
A new study, published in the Lancet, compared the genes of 33,000 people with sch…

Catherine Zeta-Jones ‘Never Wanted to Be the Poster Child’ for Depression

Catherine Zeta-Jones ‘Never Wanted to Be the Poster Child’ for Depression

Donna Ward/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones was known as one of the hardest working and most glamorous women in show business until a diagnosis of bipolar II disorder put her in another spotlight: as the public face of the mental …

Jesse Jackson Jr. Returns Home After Treatment for Bipolar Disorder

Jesse Jackson Jr. Returns Home After Treatment for Bipolar Disorder

PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Nearly three months after taking a medical leave from Congress, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., returned home to his family in Washington, D.C. Friday, according to one of his aides.Jackson has been undergo…

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Undergoing Treatment for Bipolar Disorder

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Undergoing Treatment for Bipolar Disorder

US Congress(CHICAGO) — Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is undergoing treatment for bipolar disorder, doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota announced Monday.According to a statement from the clinic, Jackson, “is responding well to the treatment and rega…

Demi Lovato Talks Bipolar Disorder Diagnosis on "GMA"

Demi Lovato Talks Bipolar Disorder Diagnosis on "GMA"

ABC/Heidi Gutman(NEW YORK) — It’s been nearly two years since Demi Lovato had a breakdown that caused her to cancel her tour, lose her Disney Channel show and undergo treatment for then-undisclosed personal issues. Now that the 19-year-old singer has …

Childhood Bipolar Boom: More Cases or Misdiagnoses?

Childhood Bipolar Boom: More Cases or Misdiagnoses?

Digital Vision/ValueLine(NEW YORK) — Dr. Avram H. Mack, a child and adolescent psychiatrist in Washington, D.C., wonders if an explosion in childhood bipolar disorder reflects a true increase in the condition, or the inappropriate labeling of some you…

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