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March 8, 2013

Unity speaker shares story on bipolar disorder
The Poly Post
Terri Cheney, the keynote speaker for the event, spoke on her journey with bipolar disorder. Cheney is the author of “Manic: A Memoir,” which is a New York Times best seller and was optioned by HBO. Cheney spoke to a full room, as the event was sold ...

Texas mother of two denied health insurance due to bipolar disorder
With medication, my bipolar disorder allows me to live a normal life and to take care of my family and allows me to remain self-employed and help support my family. With medication, I do not have to apply for disability like many other people with my ...

Cognitive impairments in bipolar disorder 'stable'
Levkovitz Yechiel (Shalvata Mental Health Care Center Hod-Hasharon) and colleagues say: "This stability is further emphasized by the relative lack of effect that acute depressive/manic episodes had on the cognitive functioning of the bipolar disorder ...

Bipolar disorder documentary joins TV shows in realistic, sympathetic characters
Toronto Star
“Being accepted is probably one of the most important things that can happen to someone,” according to Ann-Marie MacDonald, executive director of the Mood Disorders Association of Ontario (MDAO), a participant in this weekend's bipolar symposium, tied ...

Passion Pit, Silver Linings Playbook: Bipolar Singer Says Movie Exploits ...
Huffington Post Canada
Last August Angelakos told Rolling Stone about his battle with depression and mental illness. The illness forced Passion Pit to cancel tour dates last July while the singer sought treatment for bipolar disorder. "My depression was so bad three weeks ...

Bipolar disorder documentary Of Two Minds inspires reflection: Salem
Toronto Star
If I identified more with one single story, I guess it would be that of Carlton Davis, the ebullient 67-year-old artist and architect and author of the frankly autobiographical Bipolar Bare: My Life's Journey with Mental Disorder, which the filmmakers ...

Bipolar disorder associated with increased hypertension risk
Among the 1848 patients with bipolar disorder, aged 18 to 39 years, the prevalence of hypertension was 2.23%. For those in the same age range without bipolar disorder, the prevalence of hypertension was 1.21%. This difference was statistically significant.

Bipolar Disorder affects 20M in America
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) -- The family of a North Stonington grandmother accused of killing two of her grand-children in a murder-suicide say she suffered from mental illness including Bipolar Disorder. It's a condition that affects over 20 million ...

Autism, ADHD, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder and schizophrenia ...
For the first time, scientists have discovered that five major psychiatric disorders—autism, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder and schizophrenia—share several common genetic risk factors. In ...

Bipolar disorder and substance misuse: pathological and therapeutic ...
British Journal of Psychiatry
Bipolar disorder has a high co-occurrence with substance use disorders, but the pathophysiological mechanisms have not been adequately explored. Aims. To review the role of stress in the onset and recurrence of affective episodes and substance misuse.

Bipolar disorder patients spend years looking for correct diagnosis
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, bipolar disorder affects approximately 5.7 million Americans, or about 2.6 percent of the U.S. population, annually. Characterized by cycles of depression and mania (a euphoric, high-energy state ...

How to address side effects of bipolar disorder medications
Unfortunately, there is no simple answer to address side effects in everyone, says Husseini K. Manji, MD, FRCPC, a researcher of bipolar disorder and the global therapeutic head for Neuroscience at Janssen Research & Development, Pharmaceutical ...



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Lack of positivity bias can predict relapse in bipolar disorder
Bipolar disorder is characterised by successive periods of elation (mania) and depression, interspersed with asymptomatic phases, called euthymia.

COVID-19 Patients With Longer Hospital Stays May Have Better Psychiatric Outcomes
... 28 with generalized anxiety disorder, 20 with panic attack disorder, 5 with bipolar disorder, 5 with social phobia, 3 with eating disorders and 4 with ...

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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The Warning Signs Of An Impending Bipolar Disorder Manic Episode

Bipolar disorder - as the name implies - involves two distinct set of symptoms. One set throws the individual down into the depths of a massive depression. The other places the individual who suffers with bipolar disorder at the top of a peak manic episode.

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