Memoir gives vital steps for coping with bipolar disorder through various avenues
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Dr. Patricia Frisch shares her life experiences with bipolar disorder and explains how she's led a successful life despite
the condition in her memoir, “Polarized: a bipolar memoir” (ISBN
1467966290). She stresses research as a priority for finding a
Demi Lovato opens up about cutting
and eating issues with Self magazine
to what she learned in rehab. On the latter point, she says, "I've
spent the past two years getting over an eating disorder and issues
like self-harming and bipolar
disorder. Unlike a person who doesn't have these problems,
I have to work on this stuff ...
and Injuries More Likely in People With Serious Mental Illness
Science Daily (press release)
In the first study, Daumit's team looked
at data from 3317 Maryland Medicaid beneficiaries with schizophrenia
and bipolar disorder, determining whether
they developed cancer between 1994 and 2004 and what type of cancer
they had. They found that ...
suspended for 'calling student with bipolar
disorder a psychopath'
He was intellectually gifted, but suffered from bipolar disorder. The boy stopped attending the school during his
sophomore year when he was charged with harassment following a
dispute with his ex-girlfriend. He did community service and was
enrolled in a ...
Alliance on Mental Illness
offering free course
The course will cover information about schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression,
anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic
stress disorder and more. Topics include coping skills such as
handling crisis and relapse; basic ...
find missing girl at friend's house
Osceola County Sheriff's deputies have located a 12-year-old girl
who went missing from her home early Wednesday and suffers from
bipolar disorder. Christine Benjamin
was found at a friend's house after she disappeared from her Cherry
Branch Court ...
Rethinking What We Know
Prototypical persons with NPD present with many interpersonal
problems and comorbid disorders, such as depression and bipolar disorder, with consequent increases
in risk of suicide, alcohol and substance abuse, and eating disorders.1,2
use linked to cognitive performance in bipolar patients
Results from a US study suggest that bipolar I disorder (BD I)
patients with a history of cannabis use have better neurocognitive
function than those who have not used cannabis. The team found
that BD I patients with cannabis use disorder (CUD) performed
Mentally Ill More Likely to Have Cancer, Severe Injuries
Johns Hopkins University researchers found that people with serious
mental illnesses – schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and crippling
depression – were found more likely to develop cancer and have
severe injuries than the general population. By Makini
Demi to cell: Go to hell!
Singer Demi Lovato
has ditched her cell phone as part of a healthy lifestyle. The
19-year-old checked into rehab in 2010 for bipolar
disorder, self-harming and an eating disorder. She's since
embraced a new regime, which includes meditation and no cell use.
injury more likely in mental patients
People with serious mental illness such as schizophrenia, bipolar
disorder and disabling depression are 2.6 times more likely to
develop cancer than the general population, according to a new
research by Johns Hopkins. The study's findings, published this
Glucocorticoid receptor mRNA and protein isoform alterations in the orbitofrontal
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
The orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) may play
a role in the pathogenesis of psychiatric illnesses such as bipolar
disorder and schizophrenia, in which hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal
(HPA) axis abnormalities are observed and stress has been implicated.
A critical ...
increased in siblings of BD I patients
Patients with bipolar I disorder (BD I) and their unaffected siblings
show increased levels of impulsivity, researchers report. The
team found that BD I patients had significantly higher total scores
on the Barratt Impulsiveness Scale, version 11 (BIS-11) than ...
emerge about woman charged with stalking Cubs' Theo Epstein
Also included in the filing was a Massachusetts court order from
March approving a drug-treatment plan for Kearney involving a
range of antipsychotic medications, including two that are commonly
used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
wished she was dead': Mum tells of life with bipolar daughter
Also called manic depression, bipolar disorder is characterised
by extreme mood swings that can cause irrational behaviour.
"I'm afraid that it'd just lead to my daughter's mulling
over her condition," says Madam Cheong as she recalls the
day the hard truth hit ...
faced by caregivers a concern
With more people being diagnosed with bipolar
disorder, the Health Ministry moved to free up Medisave
funds to cover their outpatient treatment bills in March last
year. This is a move that has helped sufferers like Wendy and
their families. According to the ...