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About 40% people with bipolar disorder achieved complete mental health, Canadian study finds – Times of India

NEW DELHI: More than 40 per cent of people diagnosed with bipolar disorder were free of symptoms and about a quarter achieved complete mental health, a Canadian study has found. Having a trusted confidant was the most influential factor in achieving complete mental health, according to co-author Ishnaa Gulati, a Master of Public Health graduate from the University of Toronto. "The adoption of spirituality as a coping mechanism and the absence of chronic pain were also identified as strong predictors for psychological flourishing," Gulati said. Bipolar disorder is marked by extreme mood and energy swings, and can sometimes be accompanied by hallucinations and delusions. However, despite these encouraging results, the researchers said that people with a history of the mental condition ...
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Alcohol could worsen mood swings, functioning of people with bipolar disorder: Study – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Drinking alcohol could worsen one's symptoms of bipolar disorder by destabilising mood and affecting efficiency at work, and it is not the other way round that is consuming alcohol because of mood swings, a new research has found. The mental condition is marked by unusual shifts in emotions, energy and activity levels, and can sometimes be accompanied by hallucinations and delusions.The researchers, including those from the University of Michigan, US, wanted to understand the long-term effects of consuming alcohol on the mood and functioning of adults having bipolar disorder. The findings are published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Network Open. For the study, the researchers included 584 adults diagnosed with the mood disorder, who had been part o...