Structural alterations associated with suicide attempts in major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder: a diffusion tensor imaging study - Wei S, Womer FY, Edmiston EK, Zhang R, Jiang X, Wu F, Kong L, Zhou Y, Tang Y, Wang F.

BACKGROUND: Major depressive disorder (MDD) and bipolar disorder (BD) are major affective disorders associated with high risk for suicide. Neural mechanisms underlying suicide attempts are poorly understood in MDD and BD but likely relate to the structural...
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AbstractPurpose of ReviewBipolar disorder has the highest rate of suicide of all psychiatric conditions and is approximately 20 –30 times that of the general population. The purpose of this review is to discuss findings relevant to bipolar disorder and suicide.Recent FindingsRisk factors include male gender, living alone, divorced, no children, Caucasian, younger age (  75 years), unemployment, and a personal history of suicide attempt and family history of suicide attempt or suicide completion, as well as predominant depressive polarity. Suicide is associated with the depressed or mixed subtypes, not man...
Source: Current Psychiatry Reports - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
This study is an important first step in trying to decrease the severity of bipolar disorder early on for children,” said Dr. Christopher Schneck, an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and a co-author of the study. “Efforts at home and in health care settings, like providing skill training for families, can make a big difference in a child’s suffering.”
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AbstractPurpose of ReviewThis paper aims to review current available treatment options and to consider future directions in the treatment of bipolar depression.Recent FindingsThere are a limited number of established treatments that have demonstrated varied efficacy in acute bipolar depression including modern antipsychotics (quetiapine, lurasidone, olanzapine ± fluoxetine and recently cariprazine) and mood stabilisers (lamotrigine and valproate). Lithium has a role in protecting against depressive relapses and suicide. Alternative and experimental treatments including pramipexole, modafinil/armodafinil, omega-3 fat...
Source: Current Behavioral Neuroscience Reports - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Mental health issues can be very difficult to manage, but preparation is helpful and could be lifesaving. Just as other emergencies can be handled better with plans and necessary supplies in place (winter storms, power outages, and emergency childcare or health problems), you have control in quiet times to think of what you might need in a crisis, and you can decide on management plans that you approve of ahead of time. With many aspects of illness outside your control, this is one area that can give you confidence. You are the main person responsible for your care. How can you create a crisis management plan? Write down e...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Bipolar Depression Self-Help bipolar disorder relapse crisis plan Hypomania Mental Health Crisis Source Type: blogs
Suicide is a devasting public health problem that is estimated to be 20-30 times greater in patients with bipolar disorder.1 Identification of risk factors is a critical step in the prevention and development of targeted interventions for suicid...
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Maurizio Pompili Psychological pain is a core clinical factor for understanding suicide, independently from depression. The aim of this study is to assess the role of psychological pain on suicide risk and to evaluate the relationship between psychache and different psychiatric disorders. We conducted the present cross-sectional study on 291 inpatients with a diagnosis of major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. We administered Shneidman’s Psychological Pain Assessment Scale (PPAS) for the assessment of mental pain and the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI) for the as...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Should we be talking so plainly about suicidal ideation? What are the benefits of assessing our thought patterns over a period of time? Join us as we discuss the Columbia-Suicide Severity Scale screening tool. We tackle this sensitive topic after Jackie was surprised by a suicide assessment at a physician’s office. Rare trigger warning this week for a tough subject, as we explore talking openly about suicidal ideation. (Transcript Available Below) SUBSCRIBE &REVIEW About The Not Crazy Podcast Hosts Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar disorder. He is the author of the popu...
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In this report, we describe the prevalence and disease burden of each mental disorder for the states of India, from 1990 to 2017.MethodsWe used all accessible data from multiple sources to estimate the prevalence of mental disorders, years lived with disability (YLDs), and disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) caused by these disorders for all the states of India from 1990 to 2017, as part of the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study. We assessed the heterogeneity and time trends of mental disorders across the states of India. We grouped states on the basis of their Socio-demographic Index (SDI), whi...
Source: The Lancet Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
 Medication for your brain – whether you’re newly diagnosed or have been in treatment for years, you may have doubts if drugs are right for you. You’re not alone. Jackie and Gabe get real about reasons people want to quit psych meds and why our brains convince us to quit despite the benefits of taking medication. They discuss consequences you may not be aware of from just stopping your meds and why you should always involve your doctors, no matter what your decision, when it comes to medication. (Transcript Available Below) SUBSCRIBE &REVIEW About The Not Crazy Podcast Hosts Gabe Howard is an a...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Antidepressant Antipsychotic Medications Not Crazy Podcast Psychology Stimulants Treatment Source Type: blogs
Publication date: January 2020Source: The Lancet Psychiatry, Volume 7, Issue 1Author(s): Rajamannar Ramasubbu, Darren L Clark, Sandra Golding, Keith S Dobson, Aaron Mackie, Angela Haffenden, Zelma HT KissSummaryBackgroundStimulation adjustment is required to optimise outcomes of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for treatment-resistant depression, but controlled data for ideal stimulation parameters are poor or insufficient. We aimed to establish the efficacy and safety of short pulse width (SPW) and long pulse width (LPW) subcallosal cingulate DBS in depression.MethodsWe did a double-blind, randomised, crossover trial in an ac...
Source: The Lancet Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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