Friday, June 8, 2007

Comorbidities of Bipolar Disorder Have Possible Genetic Link

The outdoor movie I had planned to attend tonight got cancelled due to rain. Hate that it was canceled, but glad to see some rain here. So I decided to surf the web.

Came across this article, Comorbidities Common In Bipolar Disorder May Have Genetic Link, from my new news headline box. You can take the time to read the article for yourself. But I wanted to touch on one particular part that caught my eye.

According to Allan H. Young, LEEF Chair, Depression Research, and professor of psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, people who have bipolar disorder are at increased risk for other psychiatric syndromes including anxiety disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and problems with substance use. These psychiatric comorbidities, accompanied by medical comorbidities common in people with bipolar, including heart disease, cancer, endocrine disorders (think diabetes here) and autoimmune disorders, lead to complications, overall poor health and a decreased life expectancy.


All of the medical complications listed can be controlled, eliminated, alleviated, with a low carb diet. So is this really a genetic link or is it really caused by our western high carb diet. Talk about things that make you go hmmmm...

4 comments:

Sherrie said...

Or are all these medical comorbidities caused by the horrible medications they give you!!!

Lady Rose said...

Just stopping in to say hi to one of my favorite bloggers. Lady Rose

BamaGal said...

We know for sure most of the atypical antipsychotics can actually CAUSE diabetes. But as far as the other conditions it's anyones guess.

gen said...

very VERY interesting article. =)

i may just have to write a whole synopsis of it on my site. nice blog, congrats on the weight loss!