Neuroimaging of suicidal thoughts and behaviors in bipolar disorder: ideas and considerations for future research - van Velzen LS.
Suicide is common in Bipolar Disorder (BD). The estimated prevalence is 20-30 times higher in BD patients than in the general population and almost half of the individuals with BD attempt suicide during their lives 1. An increasing number of stu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Clozapine: promising treatment for suicidality in bipolar disorder - Wilkowska A, Wiglusz MS, Cuba ła WJ.
Bipolar disorder is associated with the highest risk of completed suicide of all mental disorders. The suicide mortality of people with bipolar disorder is approximately 25 times higher than the general population. No approved pharmacological strategies fo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Comparisons of the clinical outcomes between early- and adult-onset bipolar disorders: a prospective cohort analysis - Liu SK, Chang JC, Tsai HJ, Wu CS.
This study aimed to explore the impact of age-at-onset on clinical outcomes in bipolar-spectrum disorders, including the development of alcohol or substance use disorder, suicidality, and psychiatric hospitalization. METHODS: This popul... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

What Is It Really Like to Stay at a Psychiatric Hospital?
Most of us have very specific, vivid ideas about what staying in a psychiatric hospital looks like. These ideas have likely been shaped by Hollywood or sensationalist news stories. Because how often do we hear about someone’s real-life stay at a psychiatric facility? If going to therapy is rarely talked about, the conversations surrounding psychiatric hospitals are virtually non-existent. So we tend to imagine wild, worst-case scenarios. To provide a more accurate picture, we asked several individuals who’ve been hospitalized to share what it was like for them. Of course, every person’s experience is diff...
Source: Psych Central - September 6, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Disorders General Stress Suicide Treatment Bipolar Disorder hope Hospitalization Inspiration Manic Episodes Psychiatric Hospital suicidal Source Type: news

Vitamins for Depression
In trying to cope with the debilitating symptoms of depression, people often turn to vitamins, supplements, herbs, or home remedies first. And it’s no wonder — such efforts to alleviate symptoms are often far less expensive and easier to obtain. For some, it may be a part of their rationalization that their depression “isn’t all that bad,” if it can be treated with vitamins and supplements. Many people find relief in taking vitamins and supplements for depression. It is also one of the most well-researched topics, so we know what the science has to say about the efficacy of such treatments. Bu...
Source: Psych Central - September 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: John M. Grohol, Psy.D. Tags: Depression Diet & Nutrition General Medications Miscellaneous Drugs supplements for depression vitamins for depression Source Type: news

Childhood traumas in euthymic bipolar disorder patients in Eastern Turkey and its relations with suicide risk and aggression - Adig üzel V, Ozdemir N, Şahin ŞK.
Purpose: The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between childhood trauma and aggression-suicidal behavior in patients with bipolar disorder. Material and Methods: A total of 112 outpatients diagnosed with bipolar disorder in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Team-based mental health care approach transformed teenager
This past June, Nathan Nelson graduated from Albany High School. A milestone his family wasn ’t sure was possible his freshman year. “If we had not found Albertina Kerr I would have probably ended up in juvenile detention,” Nathan said. “I’ve gone from a depressed person to a changed, healthy, mature young man.” Nathan had always been a kindhearted kid who loved animals, espec ially snakes and lizards. By the time he was 14, he had been diagnosed with both autism and bipolar disorder.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 30, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jeff Carr Source Type: news

The 2nd to 4th digit ratios (2D:4D) in patients with bipolar disorder - Tegin C, Canan F, El-Mallakh RS.
BACKGROUND: The ratio of the index finger to the ring finger (2D:4D) is a reflection of the intrauterine hormonal environment and a lower ratio has been shown to be associated with male gender, impulsive behaviors, substance abuse, and aggression. Bipolar ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Bipolar depression and suicidal ideation: moderators and mediators of a complex relationship - Kamali M, Reilly-Harrington NA, Chang WC, McInnis M, McElroy SL, Ketter TA, Shelton RC, Deckersbach T, Tohen M, Kocsis JH, Calabrese JR, Gao K, Thase ME, Bowden CL, Kinrys G, Bobo WV, Brody BD, Sylvia LG, Rabideau DJ, Nierenberg AA.
This study examines some factors that link bipolar depression to SI. METHODS: 482 individuals with bipolar I or II were randomized to either lithium or quetiapine p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Controversial study links pollution with bipolar, depression
New research has found a link between living in a polluted area and the incidence of some mental health conditions — but not everyone is convinced. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental Health Source Type: news

Air Pollution Linked to Psychiatric Illness Air Pollution Linked to Psychiatric Illness
New research has uncovered a strong link between air pollution exposure and an increase in the prevalence of psychiatric disorders, especially bipolar disorder.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - August 22, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

The number of injury events associated with the critical size of bipolar bone defects in rugby players with traumatic anterior shoulder instability - Hasegawa Y, Kawasaki T, Nojiri S, Sobue S, Kaketa T, Gonda Y, Itoigawa Y, Kaneko K.
BACKGROUND: The size of a glenoid bone defect is responsible for reduction in shoulder stability and is correlated with the number of instability events. Biomechanical studies have suggested that it should be considered concomitantly with the Hill-Sachs le... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Exposure to Pollution May Up Risk for Psychiatric Disorders
TUESDAY, Aug. 20, 2019 -- Environmental pollution appears to be associated with an increased risk for psychiatric disorders, especially bipolar disorder and major depression, according to a report published online Aug. 20 in PLOS Biology. Atif Khan,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Behavior of self-inflicted violence in patients with bipolar disorder: a systematic review protocol - de C ássia Hoffmann Leão R, Filho FL, Fiamoncini CM, Sousa RA, Vasconcelos SC, Sougey EB, Silva TPSD.
BACKGROUND: Studies aimed at understanding the higher risk profiles for self-inflicted violence in individuals with BD become essential as a possible predictive risk measure for the presence of suicidal behavior, corroborating the expressive reduction of s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Association of genetic and environmental risks for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder with hypomanic symptoms in youths - Hosang GM, Lichtenstein P, Ronald A, Lundstr öm S, Taylor MJ.
IMPORTANCE: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and bipolar disorder are highly comorbid, with significantly associated symptoms. The mechanisms that account for their co-occurrence are not known. OBJECTIVE: To examine the degree to whi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Stop Saying Someone Is'Bipolar' When Their Mood Changes
People often equate the condition with quickly changing your mind or emotions. That's simplistic and wrong. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Differences in metacognitive beliefs among patients with bipolar disorder with or without previous suicide attempts - Cesur E, Sahmelikoglu Onur O, Erten E.
Purpose: The aim of this study is to compare differences in metacognitive beliefs between patients with bipolar disorder type I (BPDI) with previous suicide attempts (BPDI+), those without suicide attempts (BPDI-), and a control group. It also discu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Effect of lithium on suicide and mortality in mood disorders: a systematic review - B örjesson J, Gøtzsche PC.
OBJECTIVE: To assess if lithium treatment in patients with mood disorders, for instance depression, bipolar disorders and schizoaffective disorders has an effect on total mortality and suicide. DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. MAIN OUTC... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Manic episode, aggressive behavior and poor insight are significantly associated with involuntary admission in patients with bipolar disorders - Luo C, Chen H, Zhong S, Guo H, Li Q, Cai W, de Girolamo G, Zhou J, Wang X.
OBJECTIVES: Serious mental illnesses, such as bipolar disorders and schizophrenia, are closely associated with involuntary admission. Many studies have focused on involuntary admission in people with schizophrenia, but little is known about the factors ass... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Differentially methylated regions in bipolar disorder and suicide - Gaine ME, Seifuddin F, Sabunciyan S, Lee RS, Benke KS, Monson ET, Zandi PP, Potash JB, Willour VL.
The addition of a methyl group to, typically, a cytosine-guanine dinucleotide (CpG) creates distinct DNA methylation patterns across the genome that can regulate gene expression. Aberrant DNA methylation of CpG sites has been associated with many psychiatr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Affective temperaments and clinical course of bipolar disorder: an exploratory study of differences among patients with and without a history of violent suicide attempts - Fico G, Caivano V, Zinno F, Carfagno M, Steardo LJ, Sampogna G, Luciano M, Fiorillo A.
Background andObjectives: Suicide is the leading cause of death in patients with Bipolar Disorder (BD). In particular, the high mortality rate is due to violent suicide attempts. Several risk factors associated with suicide attempts in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Genes underscore five psychiatric disorders
(University of Queensland) A group of international doctors has uncovered the genes that contribute to the development of ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, bipolar disorder, major depression and schizophrenia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Marijuana Legalization: Misgivings and Hopes
Marijuana legalization is in motion: step by step, state by state. Counting Washington, where I live, twelve states have already passed recreational marijuana legislation. At least seven more states, including New York and Minnesota, both traditionally liberal states, are slated for similar legalization in 2019.  While stopping the weed train is unlikely (there are profits to be made in this new frontier), ensuring that its brakes and safety protocols are in working order is imperative. Protections for our most vulnerable populations — adolescents, young adults, and people with mental illness issues — ough...
Source: Psych Central - July 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Trisha Ready, PhD Tags: Addictions Medications Professional Stigma Substance Abuse Effects Of Cannabis Legalizing Marijuana Psychosis Stigmatization Substance Use THC Source Type: news

Relationship between the subtypes of child abuse and affective temperaments: comparison of depression and bipolar disorder patients and healthy controls using the reclassified Child Abuse and Trauma Scale - Saito T, Toda H, Inoue T, Koga M, Tanichi M, Takeshita S, Nakagawa R, Nagamine M, Masuya J, Tanabe H, Shimizu K, Kusumi I, Yoshino A.
BACKGROUND: We previously reported that child abuse indirectly predicts the diagnosis of major depressive disorder (MDD) or bipolar disorder (BP) based on higher scores of affective temperaments; however, the subtypes of child abuse have not been examined ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Completed suicide in bipolar disorder patients: a cohort study after first hospitalization - Plans L, Nieto E, Benabarre A, Vieta E.
BACKGROUND: Bipolar disorder (BD) is a mental health condition that has one of the greatest risk of completed suicide (CS). Hospitalization in affective disorders is associated with increased illness severity and suicide risk, so the study of suicide after... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Alkermes Expands Planned New Drug Application for ALKS 3831 to Include Treatment of Bipolar I Disorder
Following Pre-NDA Meeting With FDA, Company Plans to Submit New Drug Application for Schizophrenia and Bipolar I Disorder Indications in the Fourth Quarter of 2019 DUBLIN, July 15, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Alkermes plc (Nasdaq:... Biopharmaceuticals, FDA Alkermes, ALKS 3831, olanzapine, samidorphan (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - July 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mixed states and suicidal behavior: a systematic review - Lage RR, Santana CMT, Nardi AE, Cheniaux E.
The objective of this study was to identify whether mixed states in bipolar disorder (BD) are associated with more frequent suicidal behavior when compared to manic/hypomanic and depressive episodes. METHOD: We performed a systematic ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

New bipolar depression treatment misses the mark in recent study
A new treatment being investigated for bipolar depression has failed to meet its main goal in a recent study. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - July 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Intra-Cellular drug fails bipolar depression study; shares fall 14%
Intra-Cellular Therapies Inc said on Monday its lead drug failed to meet the main goal of a late-stage study in patients with major depressive episodes associated with bipolar disorder. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Nikita Khrushchev ’s Son Watched his Father Lose the Space Race. 50 Years After the Moon Landing, He Holds No Grudge
Chernobyl was an awfully nice place to be half a century or so ago. Named after the wormwood herb that grew wild there, the town had a modest population, a river that ran clear, and open land for camping and star-gazing. So that was where Sergei Khrushchev, a 34-year-old engineer, stopped with a small group of other people led by his father Nikita, 75, the former leader of the Soviet Union, in the predawn hours of July 21, 1969. The day before had been a glorious one for humanity—and particularly for the portion of humanity that was American. Just hours before, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin had ...
Source: TIME: Science - July 2, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized apollo1150 Buzz Aldrin John Kennedy NASA neil armstrong Nikita Khrushchev Soviet Union space space race Sputnik Yuri Gagarin Source Type: news

Is there a major role for undetected autism spectrum disorder with childhood trauma in a patient with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, self-injuring, and multiple comorbidities? - Carmassi C, Bertelloni CA, Salarpi G, Diadema E, Avella MT, Dell'Oste V, Dell'osso L.
This case report highlights the relevance of the consequences of trauma in a female patient with an undetected autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affected by bipolar disorder (BD) with multiple comorbidities. A 35-year-old woman with BD type II, binge eating d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Relating irritability and suicidal ideation using mood and anxiety - Malhi G, Bell E, Das P, Outhred T.
BACKGROUND: Suicide is common in the context of depression and bipolar disorders, but there remains a lack of understanding as to how suicide ideation, a common symptom of mood disorders, progresses to suicidal behaviour. Irritability, a feature of some ty... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Psychiatric assistance dog use for people living with mental health disorders - Lloyd J, Johnston L, Lewis J.
A psychiatric assistance dog (PAD) is a service dog that is trained to assist its handler (owner) who has been diagnosed with a mental health condition such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Daytime light exposure in daily life and depressive symptoms in bipolar disorder: a cross-sectional analysis in the APPLE cohort - Esaki Y, Kitajima T, Obayashi K, Saeki K, Fujita K, Iwata N.
This study investigated the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Africa: How Governments Influence Mental Health
[Africa In Fact] This paper sets out to investigate mental health disorders in sub-Saharan Africa, and the extent to which they are influenced by various aspects of the government or state. Mental health disorders, in this context, are classed the mainstream way: depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder; drug and alcohol use are included for purposes of comparison. The aim is to identify the extent to which government/state related variables predict mental health in sub (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 29, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Patterns of response to antidepressants in major depressive disorder: drug resistance or worsening of depression are associated with a bipolar diathesis - Perugi G, Pacchiarotti I, Mainardi C, Verdolini N, Menculini G, Barbuti M, Angst J, Azorin JM, Bowden CL, Mosolov S, Young AH, Vieta E.
Resistance and worsening of depression in response to antidepressants (ADs) are major clinical challenges. In a large international sample of patients with major depressive disorder (MDD), we aim to explore the possible associations between different patte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Association of prepubertal and postpubertal exposure to childhood maltreatment with adult amygdala function - Zhu J, Lowen SB, Anderson CM, Ohashi K, Khan A, Teicher MH.
IMPORTANCE: Abnormalities in amygdala response to threatening faces have been observed in anxiety disorders, autism, bipolar disorder, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, and schizophrenia. Abnormally hyperactive and hypoactive responses have typica... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Bipolar: Experts urge better initial care
Specialists reveal that people with bipolar disorder have to wait for a long time for a diagnosis, and that they fail to receive appropriate initial care. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bipolar Source Type: news

Child gambling is a form of self-harm – it’s too complex for a quick-fix clinic | Anouchka Grose
Simple therapies such as CBT can be only partly effective. We need to rein in an industry that unscrupulously targets vulnerable young peopleAlmost half a million children in England and Wales aregambling regularly, with about 55,000 estimated to have a serious problem. Suicide rates for gambling addicts are high, and gambling-related problems cause stress for individuals and families. In response, theNHS has opened its first children ’s gambling clinic, offering face-to-face treatment – mostly cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).Out-of-control gambling is linked to complex individual and social problems &ndash...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 25, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Anouchka Grose Tags: Gambling Children Society Psychology Source Type: news

Better care needed for people displaying first symptoms of bipolar disorder
(King's College London - Institute of Psychiatry) Better care and more research into treatments for people experiencing a first manic episode are urgently needed, according to researchers at the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre.The study, published today in The Lancet Psychiatry by a team of international experts, describes patchy and inconsistent care, widespread failure to detect bipolar disorder early enough, and a lack of guidance on how to treat people experiencing mania for the first time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Which Weight Loss Drug for this Complex Patient?
She is 35 y/o with a history of migraine, bipolar disorder, and hypertension. Years of structured diets and nutrition consult have failed. Which agent would you consider? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 20, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ted W. James, MD Tags: Gastrointestinal Disorders Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA warns of serious immune system reaction with seizure and mental health medicine lamotrigine (Lamictal)
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that the medicine lamotrigine (Lamictal) for seizures and bipolar disorder can cause a rare but very serious reaction that excessively activates the body ’s infection-fighting immune system. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - June 19, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Association of childhood trauma and genetic variability of CRH-BP and FKBP5 genes with suicidal behavior in bipolar patients - Segura AG, Mitjans M, Jim énez E, Fatjó-Vilas M, Ruíz V, Saiz PA, García-Portilla MP, González-Blanco L, Bobes J, Vieta E, Benabarre A, Arias B.
BACKGROUND: Around 8% of bipolar disorder (BD) patients die by suicide every year, accounting for the highest rate among the psychiatric population. Suicidal behavior (SB) is mediated by an intertwining system of extrinsic and intrinsic factors. Childhood ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

‘They’re Chipping Away.’ Inside the Grassroots Effort to Fight Mandatory Vaccines
Christina Hildebrand went down a rabbit hole and emerged at the statehouse in Sacramento. That’s how she describes it–going down a rabbit hole–and in her case it happened 14 years ago, when she was pregnant with her first child. In a world filled with chemicals and toxins, processed foods and GMOs, she decided her baby would be brought up as naturally and chemical-free as possible. It was when she was researching how best to achieve that goal that she bumped into vaccines. That was a bad time to begin thinking about such things. The fraudulent 1998 paper by British physician Andrew Wakefield ostensibly li...
Source: TIME: Health - June 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger/Sacramento Tags: Uncategorized vaccines Source Type: news

1 In 5 People In Conflict Zones Is Mentally Ill
Common problems include depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, according to the World Health Organization. About 9% have a moderate to severe mental health condition. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

1 in 5 People Living in Conflict Areas Has a Mental Health Problem
WEDNESDAY, June 12, 2019 -- About 22% of people who live in conflict areas suffer from mental health problems, a new study review finds. Common problems include depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 12, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mental illness affects 1 in 5 people living in war zones, WHO says
One in five people living in an area affected by conflict has a mental health condition such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, the World Health Organization says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Mental illness affects a fifth of people living in war zones
One in five people in war zones has depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, with many suffering severe forms of these mental illnesses. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Brain activation provides individual-level prediction of bipolar disorder risk
(Elsevier) Patterns of brain activation during reward anticipation may help identify people most at risk for developing bipolar spectrum disorders (BPSD), according to a study in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, published by Elsevier. Mania in people with BPSD is often accompanied by impulsivity, including impulsive responses to potential rewards. In the study, patterns of neural activation during a reward task predicted the severity of the mania symptom in young adults who have not yet developed the disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Safe to breastfeed while on bipolar meds? Jury's still out
(Northwestern University) Women taking lithium to treat their bipolar disorder frequently ask if breastfeeding while on the medication will harm their babies. Those fears are largely rooted in sparse studies that have not addressed critical factors, reports a new Northwestern Medicine systematic review. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news