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UNSW Head of Psychiatry Philip Mitchell has been involved in developing a smartphone application that will monitor technology use for the first signs of a manic episode.


The risk of developing bipolar disorder has a correlation with weak connections in the emotional areas of the brain. 


Those at highest risk of developing bipolar disorder exhibit weak connections in the emotional areas of the brain, new Australian research reveals.


Crucial opportunities to manage bipolar disorder are being missed because people showing symptoms are waiting an average of six years before diagnosis and treatment, a new study shows.


For the first time scientists have identified genetic markers that can predict whether a patient will respond to bipolar disorder medication, providing new insight into how mood stabilising drugs work.


A new project to sequence the genomes of families living with bipolar disorder should identify some of the complex genetic factors behind the debilitating disease.


Did American mathematician John Nash suffer from schizophrenia? Confusion about his condition serves as an illustration of the common diagnostic difficulty faced by clinicians, writes Gordon Parker.



Childhood trauma is understood to be a significant risk factor for developing a psychotic or mood disorder later in life. But how does this trauma change our brain’s stress response systems?

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A simple self-test increases the accuracy of bipolar disorder diagnosis and improves quality of life, researchers at the Black Dog Institute have found.

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Young people with a known genetic risk of bipolar disorder but no clinical signs of the condition show reduced reaction to facial emotions, a new brain imaging study has found.