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.

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  1. Psychological Medicine is a peer-reviewed medical journal in the field of psychiatry and related aspects of psychology and basic sciences.

  2. I have seen my elder brother coming out of bipolar disorder with the help of Seroquel generic. He was in a miserable state due to this disorder. But, with the timely treatment with this drug and proper counseling, he has successfully managed to combat this illness and is living a near normal life today.

  3. My elder son is a manic depression patient. The doctor had earlier misdiagnosed it to be schizophrenia. I would like to state that often, manic depression is confused with schizophrenia, which may be risky for the patient.