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July 27, 2012

Understanding bipolar disorders
Learn how UAB defines bipolar disorder and follow links to more information and a quiz to help you identify if you or someone you know is suffering from this ...

The mirror has two faces
Bipolar disorder is two poles of an illness. While it is not as common as depression, the incidence of bipolar illness stands at around 5 to 7 per cent in our ...

Taming the Psychopath Within
Scientific American (blog)
This paralleled a lifetime of the ever popular smoking and alcohol abuse, obesity swings of 100 pounds and more twice a decade, 4 hour nights of sleep with apnea and heroic snoring, chronic hypomania embedded within a mild bipolar disorder, and the ...

Does Pollen Make Bipolar Depression Worse?
They examined 100 subjects experiencing either major depressive disorder or bipolar disorder to learn how exposure to pollen might change emotional state.

BBC defends bipolar storyline in EastEnders after over 100 complaints
The BBC has been forced to defend a controversial EastEnders storyline in which a character with bipolar disorder was victimised. Over 100 viewers criticised a ...

If OCD were a movie: Filmmaker chronicles his own journey through ...
Los Angeles Daily News
... the camera as well, even when it means sharing details about his mental illness. ... "General Hospital" star Maurice Benard about the actor's bipolar disorder, ...

Common causes for ASD, schizophrenia and bipolar
Font size: Decrease font Enlarge font. New research suggests there may be common causes for autism spectrum disorders (ASD), schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, however the biological reasons underlying this relationship are still unknown. three-puff ...

High medical illness rates in bipolar disorder
Results from a US study show that more than half of patients with bipolar disorder have a significant burden of comorbid medical illnesses.

Radio Guest Karen Tyrrell to Share her Story of Bipolar Disorder and Recovery (press release)
(PRWEB) June 29, 2012 Karen Tyrrell is the Australian author of “Me and Her: A Memoir of Madness”(2012) and will be our guest on the Runaway Mind Radio Show in July!

Explainer: what is bipolar disorder?
The Conversation
During a manic episode, the main character of popular television series Homeland, CIA agent Carrie Mathison (played by Claire Danes) colour codes the evidence in a terrorism case, making vital links that…

BBC defends EastEnders bipolar plotline as complaints pour in
The BBC has defended an EastEnders storyline in which a bipolar disorder sufferer was being treated cruelly, following complaints from viewers.

Good News for People Like Us - Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Act
About - News & Issues
The US Supreme Court today delivered one of the most important decisions in its history, upholding the provisions of the Affordable Health Care Act. This means that as of 2014, people with pre-existing illnesses like bipolar disorder, diabetes, high ...

Extra shows for Mad Cow's 'Next to Normal' and 'Pitmen Painters'
Orlando Sentinel
Mad Cow Theatre has added an extra performance to the schedule for both of its current shows,"Next to Normal" and "The Pitmen Painters."The shows had planned to close after matinees on Sunday, July.

'Next to Normal' to take over stage for Adirondack Theatre Festival
Glens Falls Post-Star
With a rock beat, the play, which opens Thursday and runs through July 14 as part of this year's festival, tells the story of a mother who struggles with bipolar disorder and how the worsening illness affects her family. “Audiences will find that it is ...

People with mental illness need and deserve parity of coverage
Detroit Free Press (blog)
Michigan law allows insurance companies, in effect, to discriminate against mentally ill people and their families by not requiring insurance to cover treatment for mental illnesses, such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, in the same way insurance ...

The Basics, Diagnosis, and the Treatment of Bipolar Disorder for Patients and ... (blog)
A Webinar titled “The Basics, Diagnosis, and the Treatment of Bipolar Disorder for Patients and their Families” will be presented by Joseph Calabrese, MD, on July 11th. I can't help but think about the title, and thinking about the basics of bipolar ...

Poorest Brown County residents wait months for psychiatric care
Green Bay Press Gazette
Serious mental illnesses include major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, post traumatic stress disorder and borderline personality disorder. Recovery is possible. Mental illnesses can affect age ...

Leone's parents can't understand why he didn't stop for police
Elmira Star-Gazette
Bipolar disorder, alone, probably wouldn't cause a driver to make the decisions Leone did, said Risdon Slate, a professor of criminal justice at Florida Southern College and co-author of "The Criminalization of Mental Illness: Crisis and Opportunity ...

Editorial: End the disparity of mental care coverage
Detroit Free Press
Unlike 43 other states, Michigan does not require insurance companies to provide the same level of coverage for treatment of mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression, as they do for other medical problems. Employers are ...

Get the facts about bipolar
Phys.Org (press release)
What happens if you have bipolar disorder? How can you control your mood swings? How can you help a loved one with bipolar? To mark this week's Bipolar Awareness Day (June 27), a new leaflet gives key information about bipolar disorder for patients, ...

Behavioral health
This increase in mortality is caused primarily by tobacco-related illness. Forty-four percent of all cigarettes sold in the U.S. are sold to people with mental illness. Prevalence of smoking among people who suffer from bipolar disorder or ...

Family History of Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder May Up Kids' Risk for Autism
U.S. News & World Report
The three conditions might share similar underlying risk factors, study authors say.

Mylan Launches Generic Version of Lithobid Tablets
MarketWatch (press release)
This product is the generic version of Noven Therapeutic's Lithobid Tablets, which are indicated for the treatment of manic episodes of bipolar disorder and as a maintenance treatment for individuals with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder.(1). Lithium ...

Hampton man killed during police shooting suffered from mental illness
Daily Press
A 26-year-old Hampton man killed by police during a confrontation Sunday had prior encounters with police and suffered from bipolar disorder, court records show.

Seeing the world from a bicycle seat
Park Record
(Photo courtesy David Walsh) Parkite David Walsh, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder 10 years ago, traveled the globe on his bike for almost a year, fighting the stigma of mental illness. Walsh is shown here during his stop in Sydney, Australia ...

Premature Babies More Prone to Mental Illness
The first found that babies born very prematurely—at less than 32 weeks of gestation—were twice as likely to be hospitalized with schizophrenia or delusional disorders, three times more likely for major depression, and seven times more likely for ...

Frost & Sullivan: European Bipolar Therapeutics Market Slows Down in the Short ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Analysis of the European Bipolar-disorder Therapeutics Market is part of the Life Sciences Growth Partnership Service programme, which also includes research in the following markets: Global Generic Pharmaceuticals Markets, European Pharmaceutical ...

Slow-down of European bipolar therapy market set for short-term slowdown
The Pharma Letter
Patent expiry of key blockbuster atypical antipsychotic drugs is likely to cause a decline in growth of the European bipolar disorder therapeutics market until 2013. However, approval of new drugs and improved depot formulations are expected to present gr.

'Homeland' exec reveals Carrie, Brody season two details
Digital Spy
During season one's climax 'Marine One', CIA analyst Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) was given electroshock therapy in an attempt to deal with her severe bipolar disorder. Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody in Homeland episode 5. Channel 4 / Showtime ...


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Short Term Psychodynamic Therapy Effective for Bipolar and Depression
Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) was found to be effective for treating major depression, bipolar disorder, and so-called treatment- ...

Charting Sea Changes in Outpatient Pharmacotherapy of Bipolar Disorder
As the 100th anniversary of publication of the final edition of Kraepelin's text nears, the conditions now grouped together as bipolar disorders remain ...

Understanding bipolar
ORBIT compares two, five-week, online interventions designed to improve quality of life for people who experience bipolar disorder. The interventions ...

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