This blog is about my life as a mom, raising a son with a mood disorder. This is a tough journey and I hope that my words may allow others living with this illness see that they’re not alone. I’m also using this blog as a tool to process my own feelings and let go of the pain that I carry inside. If you’re new to this blog, check out my list of “Important Posts” in the right column and feel free to share your story with me. This blog shouldn’t be used for medical advice.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Study Links Autism, Bipolar and Schizophrenia
As I was in the process of getting my youngest son evaluated by the school psychologist, she mentioned to me that she has seen a lot of families that have both autism spectrum disorders and bipolar disorder in the same family, usually a parent or sibling. I found this fascinating and after a little research, I came across this MedPage Today article that discussed a direct link between these disorders. They even suggested that these disorders may be different magnifications of the same root causes. Check it out!
Study Links Autism, Bipolar, and Schizophrenia
By Crystal Phend, Senior Staff Writer, MedPage Today