Bipolar Disorder: A First Rate Madness?
I recently attended one of the lovely webinars hosted by
the International Bipolar Foundation. The speaker,
Dr Nassir Ghaemi (Professor at
Tufts university), presented his book, a “First Rate Madness:
Mood disorders and Crisis Leadership” and discussed ...
Jesse Jackson Jr. treated for bipolar II disorder:
What is it?
Los Angeles Times
Jackson is one of the millions of people in the U.S. who suffer
from bipolar II; altogether, an estimated 5.7 million Americans
have some form of bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive
disorder, according to the National Institute of Mental ...
Jesse Jackson Jr. Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder
Jesse Jackson Jr. Diagnosed with Bipolar
Disorder Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., (D-Ill.) is being
treated at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., for bipolar
II disorder, according to the clinic. The Congressman is
“responding well to the treatment and ...
Jesse Jackson, Jr. Responding to Bipolar Therapy
After months of silence from his office about his absence
from Congress, the Mayo Clinic has announced that Rep. Jesse
Jackson, Jr., (D-Ill.) is being treated at the facility
for bipolar disorder.
The Congressman is "responding well to the treatment
Big Jump in Antipsychotic Drugs Prescribed for Kids
Not only are the drugs being prescribed for bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, but also for the more commonly
diagnosed attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
“The growth in antipsychotic treatment of children — roughly
eightfold in 17 ...
Specific episode triggers in young adults with BD identified
By Mark Cowen, Senior MedWire Reporter.
Falling in love has the highest specificity for triggering manic/hypomanic
episodes in young adults with bipolar
disorder (BD), while stressful life events has the highest
specificity for triggering depressive ...
White matter abnormalities distinguish childhood-onset
Increased white matter microstructure abnormalities may differentiate
pediatric- from adult-onset bipolar
disorder (BD), results from a US study suggest. In a brain
imaging study of white matter tracts, researchers found that BD
patients with pediatric ...
do we keep hearing about bipolar disorder?
Morris Daily Herald
Musicians Kurt Cobain, Axle Rose, Jimi
Hendricks, Mozart, Beethoven, Ozzy Osbourne
and Britney Spears. Each has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder
(formerly referred to as “manic depressive disorder”). Bipolar
disorder encompasses the two extremes ...
hypomania does not predict bipolar disorder
Results from a Swedish study show that only a small proportion
of depressed adolescents with hypomania spectrum episodes will
develop bipolar disorder in adulthood. In study of 64 individuals
aged 16-17 years who screened positive for depression ...
Says Congressman Jackson is Like a 'Hermit' and 'Recluse'
Does Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.'s
recent bipolar disorder diagnosis make him unfit to serve the
Second District? His Independent opponent, Marcus Lewis, said
it does. "This man is disqualified," Lewis said in a
phone interview Thursday. "If you need ...
I Turned My Life Into a Memoir
David Fitzpatrick's Sharp is a memoir covering his 46-year-life,
and his two-decade struggle with bipolar disorder and self-injury.
Here, he writes about how he turned his experiences into a memoir.
Sharp isn't even close to what I imagined the shape ...
Kennedy: Rep. Jackson in 'deep' depression
The Associated Press
The visit from Kennedy — who has suffered with bipolar disorder
and been treated at Mayo — gave one of the first outside glimpses
of Jackson's health. "I don't think people understand the
depth of his depression. It's deep. He has a lot of work to ...
triumphs over mood disorder
to scoop top marks
She suffers from bipolar
disorder, a condition that can affect your moods
which can swing from one extreme to the other. She said:
“I am so pleased with my results, they were even better
than I was predicted. The exams were extremely hard for
Jenelle Evans Taking Her Bipolar Meds?
Jenelle Evans has quite the reputation
for being slightly cray-cray (especially
when it comes to her dating life), but let's not forget that homegirl
has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. This means Jenelley
suffers from episodes of depression and ...
& Behavior Research Foundation Invests $11.9 Million in NARSAD
Receiving up to $60000 over two years, Young Investigators pursue
brain and behavior research related to depression, bipolar disorder,
schizophrenia, autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder,
and anxiety disorders like obsessive-compulsive and ...
Jackson Jr.'s bipolar diagnosis could
help others who suffer
"Many Americans have bipolar disorder," said a press
statement from the Mayo Clinic, where Jackson received extensive
evaluation. "Bipolar II disorder is a treatable condition
that affects parts of the brain controlling emotion, thought and
drive and ...
are learning to deal with the mentally ill
Kansas City Star
A family member with bipolar
disorder lost control in his home, tearing at the
walls and furniture, and couldn't be calmed. After several
frustrating hours, Cullumber had to call the police. “I even, with all my
resources, had reached my limit,” said ...
Strategies Fight Insomnia in Mood-Disorder Patients
People with major depressive disorder, anxiety, or bipolar disorder,
in particular, often benefit from this approach, according to
speakers at the annual meeting of the Associated Professional
Sleep Societies in Boston in June (see Consider Daily ...
Unravelling the biological matrix of bipolar disorder
For “Mendelian” disorders, like Huntington
disease, mutation of a single gene predictably produces a single
clinical disorder, following relatively simple genetic principals.
Compared to Mendelian disorders, understanding bipolar disorder has been ...
Brainsway starts bipolar
Brainsway Ltd. (TASE:BRIN) has begun
a second multicenter trial of its deep TMS (transcranial
magnetic stimulation) device for the treatment of bipolar disorder (manic depression). Yesterday, the company announced
that it had signed with 18 medical ...
Jackson Triggers Focus on Bipolar Depression
According to the Mayo Clinic, bipolar
disorder — sometimes called manic-depressive disorder —
is associated with mood swings that range from the lows of depression
to the highs of mania. When you become depressed, you may feel
sad or hopeless and ...
NAMI Marin to offer sessions for families
NAMI Marin, the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental
Illness, will hold a free, comprehensive 12-week course designed
for families in which there are individuals who have major depression,
bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, panic disorder, ...
Caring for mentally ill
Prevalence of smoking among people who suffer from bipolar disorder or schizophrenia is about 60% to 80%. Immediately
providing these patients with tobacco cessation medications in
the ED will have a calming effect and reduce cravings and other
and bipolar disorder are linked, but not by some mad genius
People with bipolar disorder swing repeatedly from depression
to euphoria and hyperactivity, or intensely irritable, mood states.
Sometimes likened to being on an emotional rollercoaster, each
swing up then down affects one's behaviour, energy levels, ...
Mental Health Stigmas In Black Communities
Jesse Jackson Jr.'s recent diagnosis
of bipolar disorder has focused attention on the shame that sometimes
accompanies mental health diagnoses in the African-American community.
Psychiatrist William Lawson joins NPR's John Donvan
to discuss why such ...
variants linked to bipolar disorder
21/08/2012 13:59:00. Font size: Decrease font Enlarge font. Research
led by the Institute of Psychiatry (IoP)
at King's College London has identified genetic variants linked
to signaling pathways in the brain likely to be involved in causing
linked to bipolar disorder severity
The authors comment in the Journal of Affective Disorders that
"further studies are required to clarify the role of trait-impulsiveness,
particularly in high-risk populations, such as healthy first-degree
relatives of bipolar patients, to explore the ...
proposed in mental health lawsuit against state
... ago on behalf of about 250 residents who were denied eligibility
for services after the Department of Health's Adult Mental Health
Division limited eligibility to individuals deemed to have more
serious conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar ...
Jr. gets another visitor: Kucinich
Jesse Jackson Jr. got another visitor from Capitol Hill as he
is being treated at the Mayo Clinic from bipolar disorder: Rep.
Dennis Kucinich. Kucinich stopped by the Rochester, Minn., hospital
over the weekend, according to his congressional Twitter ...
Buzz 8.20.12: Lil Scrappy's bipolar?
Chad Johnson facing foreclosure, Beyoncé
releases new video, Lil Scrappy reveals bipolar disorder and more!
Get the latest on your favorite stars like Beyoncé,
who just dropped a new video for "I Was Here."
Then, find out how much financial trouble ...
researcher sings the baby blues
LONDON, ON – The impact of bipolar disorder during pregnancy has
been hotly contended among the research community. Now, a new
study from Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University
is sorting out the debate and calling for more ...
Brainsway Starts Multicenter Clinical Trial for Bipolar
Bipolar disorder (also known as manic-depressive disorder) is
a mental illness that causes unusual movements of a patient's
mood and ability to function. It is estimated that approximately
2 million people in the United States (roughly 1% of the adult
Jr. In "Fragile State:" Kucinich
NBC Chicago (blog)
Jackson Jr. admitted himself last month to the Mayo Clinic for
treatment of bipolar disorder. He has been on medical leave since
June 10. Kucinich was Jackson's latest visitor at the clinic following
his family and former Congressman Patrick Kennedy.
Disorder May Be Predictive of Psychosis
Clinical Psychiatry News Digital Network
Dr. Wilcox of the University of Arizona and his coauthors followed
188 patients with new-onset psychosis for 20 years, In all, 68
had been diagnosed with schizophrenia, 60 with schizoaffective
disorder, and 60 with bipolar disorder in the manic state ...
Claims Media Misrepresented Statements on Jesse Jackson Jr.
Independent candidate Marcus Lewis recently told Patch the news
of Jackson's bipolar disorder diagnosis disqualifies him as a
candidate for Congress. In these comments, Lewis seemed to cite
an example of how the public would react if it learned the ...
Whether to Medicate a Child
New York Times
These states are frequently mislabeled as specific psychiatric
disorders. Unhappiness is diagnosed as depression; realistic worry
as anxiety; understandable anger as bipolar disorder; and nonspecific
nervousness as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
states for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder within the Global
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Another six studies were identified from which 23% (10%-39%) of
bipolar disorder cases were in a manic state, 27% (11%-47%) were
in a depressive state, and 50% (30%-70%) were in a residual state.
This literature review revealed salient gaps in the ...
Prescribed To Treat ADHD In More Children And Teens, New ...
The drugs are not only being prescribed for schizophrenia and
bipolar disorder, but also for the commonly diagnosed attention
deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Many mental health experts
say that the powerful medications come with serious ...