This blog is about my life as a mom, raising a son with a mood disorder and autism. This is a tough journey and I hope that my words may allow others living with this illness see that they’re not alone. I’m also using this blog as a tool to process my own feelings and let go of the pain that I carry inside. If you’re new to this blog, check out my list of “Important Posts” in the right column and feel free to share your story with me. This blog shouldn’t be used for medical advice.
Friday, June 7, 2013
MRIs for Bipolar Disorder
Research is taking one step closer towards having an MRI brain scan to test for Bipolar Disorder. The latest study published in Psychological Medicine was able to accurately screen for Bipolar Disorder in 73% of those tested. This progress brings much hope to those who spend years suffering through symptoms as they’re misdiagnosed and treated with the wrong medications. As a parent, this would be a dream, to know with certainty that we’re making the right decisions for our child’s care would be such a blessing. Unfortunately we aren’t there yet, so be careful with organizations promising a diagnosis with a brain scan of any form, but be hopeful that we’ll see this in the years to come.