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July 27, 2012

Memoir gives vital steps for coping with bipolar disorder through various avenues
PR NewsChannel (press release)
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 (blog)
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 ...

Cancer 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 ...

Principal suspended for 'calling student with bipolar disorder a psychopath'
Daily Mail
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 ...

National Alliance on Mental Illness offering free course
Hattiesburg American
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 ...

Deputies find missing girl at friend's house
Orlando Sentinel
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 ...

Narcissistic Personality Disorder: Rethinking What We Know
Psychiatric Times
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 Romantic ...

Cannabis 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 ...

Severely Mentally Ill More Likely to Have Cancer, Severe Injuries
Medical Daily
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!
Hindustan Times
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.

Cancer, injury more likely in mental patients
Trade Arabia
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 ...

Impulsivity 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 ...

Details emerge about woman charged with stalking Cubs' Theo Epstein
Chicago Tribune
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.

'I wished she was dead': Mum tells of life with bipolar daughter
Malaysia Chronicle
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 ...

Stress 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 ...


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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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