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Why aren't any advancements being made in physically diagnosing Bipolar and other psychiatric disorders?

Short Answer Science is hard, brains are complicated, and the premises of your question that there is not work being done or advancements in this area is false. Longer Answer There is no known ...
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Are ADHD and OCD under some type of mental illness?

Different diagnostic systems may assign these syndromes to different categories based on theory or clinical opinion. In the DSM-IV era, OCD was listed under the "Anxiety disorders" category; however, ...
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What effect can depression have on memory?

My initial thought when reading this question is that it would an extremely difficult thing to pin down whether or not depression would affect memory in the long term this is due to a variety of ...
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What is the neurological basis of bipolar disorder?

The exact cause of bipolar disorder is unknown (source: NHS). It is believed that there are a number of interacting physical, environmental and social factors that may cause bipolar disorder to ...
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Why aren't any advancements being made in physically diagnosing Bipolar and other psychiatric disorders?

Because it's not as easy at it may seem. There is no direct biological distinguishment of any kind in such a case. It's like some prefer red, some prefer blue, some like both equally. In order to ...
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What's the opposite of major depressive disorder?

There are two ways to interpret/answer this question. First, is there a recognized disorder that is characterized by mania in the absence of depression? Second, are there people who experience mania ...
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Are there any negative effects from hypnotherapy for bipolar disorder?

Preamble First of all, I would like to point out that hypnosis, and therefore hypnotherapy, is generally considered pseudo-scientific within the scientific community and therefore this question can ...
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Why aren't any advancements being made in physically diagnosing Bipolar and other psychiatric disorders?

I could be wrong, since I'm not a doctor and all, but it's my understanding based on about ten years of studying issues like bipolar disorder online that to be diagnosed with bipolar disorder, as well ...
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What is the neurological basis for the association between Bipolar type 2 and autism spectrum disorder (ASD)?

Google Scholar identifies several learned articles that discuss the association/overlap between bipolar disorder type 2 and autism spectrum disorder (ASD), including: Khanzada, N. S., Butler, M. G., &...
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Why aren't any advancements being made in physically diagnosing Bipolar and other psychiatric disorders?

From https://neurosciencenews.com/depression-bipolar-blood-test-18197/: A new blood test can distinguish the severity of a person’s depression and their risk for developing severe depression at a ...
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experimental tracking and treating bipolar disorder

I am not from a pure field of neuroscience so I did a bit of research. (Part put in bold by me is the bit which pertains to Bipolar Disorder (BPD)) Simon N Young of McGill University in Montréal, ...
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Is there any "predictive" component to positive/negative affect in Seasonal Affective Disorder and Bipolar Disorder?

I found the term "holiday anniversary memory triggers" on a popular psychology website. It clusters a lot of symptoms together: http://outofthefog.website/top-100-trait-blog/2015/11/4/holiday-...
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