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Psychiatric Diseases

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January 26, 2022 Blood markers can predict depression in pregnancy

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (January 26, 2022) — Signs of inflammation in the blood reliably predict and identify severe depression in pregnancy, reports a new study…

November 20, 2019 Severe pregnancy-related depression may be rooted in inflammation

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Nov. 20, 2019) — A runaway, inflammatory immune response may be responsible for triggering severe depression during and after pregnancy, according to…

August 28, 2019 Can suicide risk be detected in the blood?

  Five-year, $3.6 million federal grant to fuel search for biomarker-based methods to evaluate suicide risk [caption id="attachment_8503" align="alignright" width="255"] Dr. Lena Brundin[/caption] GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.…

May 3, 2019 Hotspot in the genome may drive psychosis in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder

Findings provide a treatment target and a starting point for new biomarkers GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (May 3, 2019) — A newly identified epigenetic hotspot for…

May 3, 2019 How an epigenetic hotspot contributes to schizophrenia and bipolar disorder: A Q&A with Dr. Viviane Labrie

More than 100 million people worldwide have either schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, which are characterized by periods of hallucinations, delusions and irregular thought processes. They…

September 14, 2017 Uncovering the biological root of depression and suicide

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness Each year, an estimated 300 million people worldwide will experience depression, making it one…

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August 2, 2016 Research brief: Targeting inflammation in suicide risk

New findings published today in the journal Translational Psychiatry shed new light on the biological underpinnings of suicide risk and may…

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August 2, 2016 Reduced activity of an important enzyme identified among suicidal patients

(August 2, 2016)—It is known that people who have attempted suicide have ongoing inflammation in their blood and spinal fluid. Now, a collaborative study from…