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A Critical Appraisal of Neuroimaging Studies of Bipolar Disorder

Neuroimaging findings support conceptualizing bipolar disorder as a result of neural circuitry abnormalities in emotion and reward processing and regulation. Future studies should adopt these four strategies to improve the prediction of future illness development, diagnosis, and personalized treatment for bipolar patients.

Articles  |  August 1, 2014
Mindfulness Training in Marines Preparing for Deployment

Marines who had first received Mindfulness-Based Mind Fitness Training, which can affect brain structures integral to the body’s response to stress, experienced quicker heart rate and breathing rate recovery, improved sleep quality, and lower levels of neuropeptide Y after stressful combat training than a comparison group without the intervention.

Articles  |  August 1, 2014
Unexpected Death of a Loved One and Psychiatric Disorders

Unexpected death of a loved one was associated with heightened vulnerability for virtually all commonly occurring psychiatric disorders, including depression, PTSD, manic episodes, phobias, panic disorder, and substance use disorders in one of the first population-based studies to examine these relations across the lifespan.

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