Probiotics May Reduce Rehospitalization in Bipolar Disorder Probiotics May Reduce Rehospitalization in Bipolar Disorder
Dr Drew Ramsey on a small yet striking randomized controlled trial linking the microbiome to episodes of mania in this population.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Bebe Rexha Reveals She Has Bipolar Disorder In Powerful Tweet
"I just want you to accept me," the singer wrote. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bebe Rexha Has Bipolar Disorder And Doesn ’t Want You To ‘Feel Sorry’ For Her
"I just want you to accept me," the singer wrote. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does Consuming Bacon Increase Mania Risk? Does Consuming Bacon Increase Mania Risk?
Drew Ramsey, MD, discusses the potential connection between nitrated meat products and bipolar disorder.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Nitrated meat products are associated with suicide behavior in psychiatric patients - Dickerson F, Stallings C, Origoni A, Katsafanas E, Sweeney K, Khushalani S, Yolken R.
There has been little previous study of the association between dietary factors and suicide. The association between food exposures and suicide attempt history was investigated in a sample of 270 individuals with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or major d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Similarly in depression, nuances of gut microbiota: evidences from a shotgun metagenomics sequencing study on major depressive disorder versus bipolar disorder with current major depressive episode patients - Rong H, Xie XH, Zhao J, Lai WT, Wang MB, Xu D, Liu YH, Guo YY, Xu SX, Deng WF, Yang QF, Xiao L, Zhang YL, He FS, Wang S, Liu TB.
BACKGROUND: To probe the differences of gut microbiota among major depressive disorder (MDD), bipolar disorder with current major depressive episode (BPD) and health participants. METHODS: Thirty one MDD patients, thirty BPD patients, and thirty he... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Clinical outcomes and childhood trauma in bipolar disorder: a community sample of young adults - Farias CA, Cardoso TA, Mondin TC, Souza LDM, da Silva RA, Kapczinski F, Magalh ães PVDS, Jansen K.
Childhood trauma is a complex experience, much reported by subjects with bipolar disorder. There are still few studies that assess its consequences in a community sample of bipolar in early stage. The aim of the present study is to assess the association b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Admitting and Treating Patients With Mental Illness and a History of Self-Harm
Due to the changing dynamic in the health care industry, the number and percentage of elderly patients admitted to skilled nursing facilities with mental illness (schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, or anxiety) and dementia (along with the accompanying behaviors) will continue to increase in the next 10 years. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - April 1, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: William Wilson Tags: Legal Issues Source Type: news

How to Really Support a Loved One Who ’s Struggling with Their Mental Illness
You know your friend is struggling with depression or anxiety or some other mental health issue, but you don’t know what to say. You feel like anything you think about saying just sounds stupid and patronizing. You also aren’t sure what to do. After all, you don’t want to intrude. You don’t want to be pushy, or bulldoze over their privacy. Or you already feel overwhelmed by something difficult in your own life. Still you want to help. You just wonder, How? Psychotherapist Colleen Mullen, Psy.D, LMFT, noted that many of us worry that we’ll just make the other person more upset or uncomfortable ...
Source: Psych Central - March 31, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Caregivers Disabilities Disorders Family General Relationships & Love Self-Help Anxiety Bipolar Disorder Compassion Depression Empathy Friends loved ones Mental Health mental health struggles Mental Illness support Source Type: news

Bipolar disorder and the college student: a review and implications for universities - Pedersen DE.
OBJECTIVE: This brief report provides a review of the prevalence and expression of bipolar disorder in the college student population. Implications for college teachers and universities working with students with bipolar disorder are presented. MET... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The geography of a controversial diagnosis: a bibliographic analysis of published academic perspectives on 'paediatric bipolar disorder' - Parry P, Allison S, Bastiampillai T.
BACKGROUND:: The hypothesis that bipolar disorder presents before puberty with atypical mania has proved to be controversial. Published academic perspectives on the validity of Paediatric Bipolar Disorder (PBD) appear to vary between the United States and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

My Life with Bipolar Affective Disorder
I made a film on the weekend. The idea had come to me as I was walking to work on Friday morning. The others wouldn’t be back until Monday, so it was something to do to pass the time. It was going to be a film about being alone in the empty house, and about myself, about them. It used to be like that every night — where I used to live — in a neighborhood so poor, in an apartment so small with a horrible smell that did not disappear, an apartment without hot water, or heating. There, in that life, there was nothing; there was me at the kitchen table staring blankly at the wall, there was silence, isolation...
Source: Psych Central - March 27, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jeannie Tags: Bipolar Personal Stories Source Type: news

When neurons are out of shape, antidepressants may not work
(Salk Institute) Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most commonly prescribed medication for major depressive disorder (MDD), yet scientists still do not understand why the treatment does not work in nearly thirty percent of patients with MDD. Now, Salk Institute researchers have discovered differences in growth patterns of neurons of SSRI-resistant patients. The work has implications for depression as well as other psychiatric conditions such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia that likely also involve abnormalities of the serotonin system in the brain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Challenges in research on suicide prevention-reply - Sisti DA, Joffe S.
In Reply We are gratified to know that the FDA is developing guidance that supports inclusion of individuals with suicidal ideation or behavior associated with serious mental illnesses, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, in clinical trials. W... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Biotronik wins FDA nod for Acticor, Rivacor high-voltage tachycardia devices
Biotronik said yesterday it won FDA approval for its Acticor and Rivacor high-voltage cardiac rhythm management devices intended for treating patients with cardiac arrhythmias. The clearance covers the Berlin, Germany based company’s Rivacor VR-T, Rivacor DR-T, Rivacor HF-T QP, Acticor DX, Acticor CRT-DX Bipolar and Acticor CRT-DX devices. “When determining the best treatment plan for each patient, we assess individual needs and select a device system that provides optimal therapy programming with critical diagnostic features. We are often forced to choose between important features, which could compromise opti...
Source: Mass Device - March 15, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Biotronik Source Type: news

Mood Stabilizers and Stroke Risk: New Data Mood Stabilizers and Stroke Risk: New Data
Dr Peter Yellowlees talks about mood stabilizers and risk for stroke in bipolar disorder.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Prevalence and correlates of alcohol use disorders among bipolar patients at Amanuel Mental Specialized Hospital, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia): a cross-sectional institution based study - Tensae DW, Solomon H, Boru B, Getinet W.
This study aimed to assess the prevalence of AUDs among individuals with bipolar disorder i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Infection in Pregnancy Elevates Risk of Child's Autism, Depression (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Similar association not observed for bipolar disorder or psychosis, including schizophrenia (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - March 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Perceived childhood adversities: impact of childhood trauma to estimated intellectual functioning of individuals with bipolar disorder - Martins DS, Hasse-Sousa M, Petry-Perin C, Arrial-Cordeiro RT, Rabelo-da-Ponte FD, Lima FM, Rosa AR, B ücker J, Gama CS, Czepielewski LS.
Maltreatments in childhood may have implications for neurodevelopment that could remain throughout life. Childhood trauma seems to be associated with the onset of bipolar disorder (BD), and its occurrence might accentuate the overall disease impairments re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Book Review: Mental Illness Is an Asshole: And Other Observations
“In a world where friends are assholes, parents are assholes, even adorable, little three-year-olds are assholes, there is no reason that psychological disorders get a pass,” writes Gabe Howard. Howard, who hosts The Psych Central Show podcast and writes for Psych Central on the topics of bipolar and mental illness, is known for his fun, entertaining and eminently useful observations about mental illness. He writes, “Bipolar, clinical depression, schizophrenia and the like have no respect for the people whose lives they impact.” In his new book, Mental Illness Is an Asshole – And Other Observa...
Source: Psych Central - March 7, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Anxiety Bipolar Book Reviews Depression Disorders General Habits Happiness Healthy Living Memory and Perception Motivation and Inspiration Panic Disorder Personal Stories Psychology Schizophrenia Self-Esteem Self-Help Sti Source Type: news

Infection in Pregnancy Ups Child's Autism, Depression Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Same association not observed for bipolar disorder, psychosis (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - March 6, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Single gene linked to host of abnormalities during neurodevelopment
Mutations of the TRIO gene cause some of the same structural and behavioral abnormalities found with autism, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and epilepsy. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 5, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia Tied to Higher Dementia Risk Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia Tied to Higher Dementia Risk
Patients with bipolar disorder or schizophrenia are at a higher dementia risk than individuals without these conditions, an analysis of more than 3 million veterans suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - March 5, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How does Zoloft affect bipolar disorder?
Zoloft is a drug doctors sometimes use for the treatment of bipolar disorder, alongside others. Some side effects include nausea, diarrhea, and indigestion. Learn more about Zoloft and bipolar here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bipolar Source Type: news

Do Men and Women Experience Bipolar Disorder Differently?
Bipolar disorder affects men and women in equal numbers, and the symptoms are essentially identical. But some key differences do exist—differences that might be due to biological factors, and social ones, too. For starters, research has consistently shown that women have higher rates of bipolar II disorder, “which typically presents as a chronic depressive disorder with periods of hypomania,” according to Candida Fink, MD, a board-certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist with a private practice in Westchester, N.Y. There’s a misconception that bipolar II disorder is less severe than bipola...
Source: Psych Central - March 2, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Bipolar Disorders Gender General Men's Issues Women's Issues Bipolar Disorder bipolar disorder and pregnancy bipolar I Bipolar Ii Gender Differences men and bipolar disorder menopause and bipolar disorder menstruation and bipolar Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are mania and hypomania?
Mania and hypomania are periods when a person feels unusually elated or energized. They are often symptoms of different types of bipolar disorder. In this article, we discuss the similarities and differences between mania and hypomania. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bipolar Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What counts as bipolar disorder?
To receive a bipolar disorder diagnosis, a person must have a manic episode, a depressive episode, or both. Specific types have specific diagnostic criteria. Learn more about bipolar diagnosis here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bipolar Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about bipolar disorder and sex
Many people with bipolar disorder find that some symptoms can lead to risky sexual behavior and difficulties in relationships. Here, learn about management strategies and more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bipolar Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the treatments for bipolar depression?
People with bipolar disorder can experience episodes of depression. They can manage these symptoms with medication, therapy, and other treatments. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bipolar Source Type: news

A Pill, That ’s a Device, That Delivers a Drug!
Rani Therapeutics just achieved one of its most significant milestones since it was spun out of InCube Lab in 2012. The San Jose, CA-based company just finished conducting the first human study of its “robotic capsule” set to replace injections. Previously the device, which administers a pharmaceutical through a digestible pill, had been tested in more than 100 animal models. The human study was conducted at a Clinical Research Organization (CRO) in Texas under the Investigational Review Board (IRB) approval. There were two sub-groups, one cohort was fed and another fasted. Each subject ...
Source: MDDI - February 28, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Implants Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to tell if it's bipolar disorder or ADHD
Bipolar disorder and ADHD share some symptoms, but their treatments are different. In this article, we discuss diagnosis and how to tell the two conditions apart. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bipolar Source Type: news

Anti-depressants cause mania in 25% of bipolar patients, study says
Drugs designed to calm mental health symptoms could be making them worse, a study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gillian Wright health latest: Cause of Eastenders star's 'unbelievable' stomach pains
GILLIAN WRIGHT portrays the role of Jean Slater on Eastenders, a bipolar disorder sufferer. Off-screen the soap opera star has had her own health battles - an ordeal where she experienced “unbelievable” stomach pains. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the main symptoms of mania?
The symptoms of mania in bipolar disorder include high energy levels, euphoria, and elevated self-esteem. Learn more about bipolar mania symptoms here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bipolar Source Type: news

From stripping at parties to suicidal thoughts — Juliet Bravo star’s bipolar struggle
The actress, who lives in Hampshire, struggled for years. ‘I would barely want to get out of bed,’ she says. ‘The courage to make a decision, even what to wear, was too much.' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Psychosis May Accelerate Brain Aging Psychosis May Accelerate Brain Aging
Accelerated aging of cognitive networks after psychosis onset may offer the potential for early intervention in patients with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

LivaNova touts CMS trial clearance for vagus nerve depression treatment system
LivaNova (NSDQ:LIVN) said on Wednesday that the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services finalized a National Coverage Decision for LivaNova’s Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy for treating treatment-resistant depression. The London-based company said that the modified NCD will enable Medicare coverage for VNS therapy through the Coverage with Evidence Development framework when offered through a CMS-approved, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial with a follow-up of at least 1 year. “As part of our commitment to improving the lives of patients around the world, LivaNova requested that ...
Source: Mass Device - February 21, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Neurological LivaNova Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Things to remember when a parent has bipolar disorder
Having a parent with bipolar disorder can pose challenges, such as recognizing when they are experiencing a manic or depressive episode. Learn more about dealing with a parent with bipolar disorder here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bipolar Source Type: news

How Common is Bipolar Disorder?
Discussion Bipolar disorder (BD) is a chronic, recurrent, affective disorder with fluctuations in energy and mood. “Bipolar disorder, previously known as manic depressive illness, is a severe chronic mood disorder characterized by episodes [note not just one instance] of mania, hypomania, and alternating or intertwining episodes of depression.” Affective disorders are classified based on their severity and extent, from unipolar to BDII to BDI. “Individuals with unipolar disorder present with depressive episodes only, and those with bipolar II or I disorder show increasingly pronounced episodes of mood ele...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 18, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

What Psychotic Episodes Really Look and Feel Like
When we hear someone is psychotic, we automatically think of psychopaths and cold-blooded criminals. We automatically think “Oh wow, they’re really crazy!” And we automatically think of plenty of other myths and misconceptions that only further the stigma surrounding psychosis. In other words, the reality is that we get psychosis very wrong. For starters, psychosis consists of hallucinations and/or delusions. “You can have one or both at the same time,” said Devon MacDermott, Ph.D, a psychologist who previously worked in psychiatric hospitals and outpatient centers, treating individuals experi...
Source: Psych Central - February 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Disorders General Schizophrenia Stigma Hallucinations Hearing Voices Psychosis Psychotic Episode serious mental illness Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to spot bipolar symptoms in yourself
Symptoms of bipolar disorder include periods of mania and depression. Learn more about the potential signs of bipolar disorder, and when to see a doctor for a diagnosis, here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bipolar Source Type: news

Lithium for Bipolar Maintenance'Safe, Tolerable' in Kids Lithium for Bipolar Maintenance'Safe, Tolerable' in Kids
Lithium is safe and tolerable as maintenance therapy in children with bipolar disorder, new research suggests. However, a few concerns about the study have been flagged.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Bipolar and schizophrenia symptoms
Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia have some similarities, but there are key differences. Diagnosis and treatment options vary. Here, learn more about the two conditions and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bipolar Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How genes influence bipolar disorder
If a person has a close relative with bipolar disorder, there is a higher chance of them developing it. Learn more about the links between genetics and bipolar disorder here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bipolar Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Bipolar type definitions
There are five categories of bipolar disorder. Bipolar I and II occur most frequently, while other types are less common. Learn more about the classifications of bipolar disorder here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Bipolar medications: Everything you need to know
There is a variety of medications that can help manage bipolar disorder, including mood-stabilizers, antidepressants, and anticonvulsants. Learn more about these and other drugs in this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bipolar Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How can bipolar disorder affect relationships?
Bipolar disorder causes alterations in mood, leading to depressive and manic or hypomanic episodes. These changes in mood can sometimes put stress on a relationship. Learn how best to navigate a relationship in which one partner has bipolar disorder. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bipolar Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What's the difference between borderline personality disorder and bipolar?
Although borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder share some similar symptoms, they are different conditions. One affects a person ’s mood, while the other affects a person’s sense of self and their relationships with others. Learn more about the differences in symptoms and treatment here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bipolar Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How are bipolar disorder and ADHD different?
Although ADHD and bipolar disorder can share some symptoms, they are different conditions, and a person can have both of them. Learn about the differences and how doctors diagnose bipolar and ADHD. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bipolar Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about bipolar disorder and anger
Some people with bipolar disorder experience irritability leading to anger, even though anger is not a typical symptom. Learn about why these complications occur and what to do about them here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bipolar Source Type: news