Novel Drug Offers Rapid Relief From Agitation in Serious Mental Illness Novel Drug Offers Rapid Relief From Agitation in Serious Mental Illness
An investigational, orally dissolving film formulation of dexmedetomidine may offer rapid relief of acute agitation associated with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, phase 3 data indicate.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines)
Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines - May 6, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

The association between lifetime and recent stressful life events and the early course and psychopathology in patients with newly diagnosed bipolar disorder, first-degree unaffected relatives and healthy controls. Cross-sectional results from a prospective study - Kollsker SAK, Coello K, Stanislaus S, Melbye S, Kjaerstad HL, Sletved KSO, Kessing LV, Vinberg M.
OBJECTIVE: There is an accumulation of stressful life events prior to the first mood episode but the impact of previous severe life events on psychopathology in patients with bipolar disorder (BD) is not well studied. We aimed to examine the number of rece... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Effect of medication on risk of traumatic brain injury in patients with bipolar disorder: a nationwide population-based cohort study - Liao YT, Ku YH, Chen HM, Lu ML, Chen KJ, Yang YH, Weng JC, Chen VCH.
This study aimed to determine whether an association e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Partners of people with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder have often a mental disorder
(Aarhus University) Almost half of the parents who have children together with a parent with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, are themselves burdened by psychological issues. This can affect family life and the children. This is shown in the research result from the major Danish psychiatry project iPSYCH. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Video » NIMH Expert Dr. Mary Rooney Discusses Bipolar Disorder in Adolescents and Young Adults
In recognition of World Bipolar Day, NIMH hosted a livestream event on bipolar disorder in adolescents and young adults on March 30, 2021. NIMH expert Mary Rooney, Ph.D., discussed the signs and symptoms, proper diagnosis, and treatments for bipolar disorder in adolescents and young adults. Also, Dr. Rooney discussed some of the challenges that the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has presented for individuals living with bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - May 1, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » NIMH Livestream Event: Bipolar Disorder in Adolescents and Young Adults
In recognition of World Bipolar Day, NIMH hosted a livestream event on bipolar disorder in adolescents and young adults on March 30, 2021. NIMH expert Mary Rooney, Ph.D., discussed the signs and symptoms, proper diagnosis, and treatments for bipolar disorder in adolescents and young adults. Also, Dr. Rooney discussed some of the challenges that the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has presented for individuals living with bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - May 1, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Suicidality in patients with bipolar depression: findings from a lower middle-income country - Xue S, Hodsoll J, Khoso AB, Husain MO, Chaudhry IB, Young AH, Zaheer J, Husain N, Mulsant BH, Husain MI.
This study is a secondary, cross-sectional analysis of a randomized controlled trial from Pakistan, a lower middle... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Heart Rate Variability a Biomarker of Bipolar Disorder Severity? Heart Rate Variability a Biomarker of Bipolar Disorder Severity?
Patients with more severe bipolar disorder have lower heart rate variability, adding to evidence that HRV is a transdiagnostic marker of mental health, experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - April 26, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Risk factors for postpartum relapse in women at risk of postpartum psychosis: the role of psychosocial stress and the biological stress system - Hazelgrove K, Biaggi A, Waites F, Fuste M, Osborne S, Conroy S, Howard LM, Mehta MA, Miele M, Nikkheslat N, Seneviratne G, Zunszain PA, Pawlby S, Pariante CM, Dazzan P.
BACKGROUND: Postpartum psychosis is the most severe psychiatric disorder associated with childbirth, and the risk is particularly high for women with a history of bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder or those who have suffered a previous episode of p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The impact of coping strategies on suicide attempts and suicidal ideation in bipolar disorder - Aksoy Poyraz C, Ozdemir A, Çakir Şen C, Usta Sağlam NG, Enginkaya S, Tomruk N.
We examined coping behaviors and impact of coping strategies and clinical characteristics on suicide attempts and lifetime suicidal ideation in patients with... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Impaired theory of mind and emotion recognition in pediatric bipolar disorder: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Halac E, Ciray RO, Turan S, Tuncturk M, Agac N, Elmas FN, Rosson S, Ermis C.
BACKGROUND: Social cognition is impaired in patients with severe mental disorders. We aimed to investigate impairments in social cognition in youth with pediatric bipolar disorder (PBD) through a systematic review of the literature and the meta-analysis. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Cognitive correlates of impulsive aggression in youth with pediatric bipolar disorder and bipolar offspring - Simonetti A, Kurian S, Saxena J, Verrico CD, Soares JC, Sani G, Saxena K.
BACKGROUND: Youth with bipolar disorder (BD) and offspring of individuals with BD (BD-OFF) are characterized by higher levels of impulsive and overt aggression. The cognitive basis underlying these aggressive behaviors are not clarified in this population.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Milken Institute, Baszucki Brain Research Fund launch fund for bipolar disorder research
(Milken Institute) Milken Institute's Center for Strategic Philanthropy and the Baszucki Brain Research Fund are launching a dedicated grant program aimed at advancing therapeutic discovery for bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder affects 2.3 million Americans and nearly 45 million people worldwide. The Fund intends to award up to 10 research grants in this cycle, providing up to $200,000 over the course of one year to support pilot research. Initial letters of intent are due May 14, 2021. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

IU School of Medicine researchers develop blood test for depression, bipolar disorder
(Indiana University School of Medicine) Worldwide, 1 in 4 people will suffer from a depressive episode in their lifetime. While current diagnosis and treatment approaches are largely trial and error, a breakthrough study by Indiana University School of Medicine researchers sheds new light on the biological basis of mood disorders, and offers a promising blood test aimed at a precision medicine approach to treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Adolescents' bipolar experiences and suicide risk: well-being and mental health difficulties as mediators - Fumero A, Marrero RJ, Perez-Albeniz A, Fonseca-Pedrero E.
Bipolar disorder is usually accompanied by a high suicide risk. The main aim was to identify the risk and protective factors involved in suicide risk in adolescents with bipolar experiences. Of a total of 1506 adolescents, 467 (31%) were included in the gr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

My sister was a devoted doctor... but I couldn't help her heal herself
Rebecca Marshall, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder 8 months before, took her own life aged 28. She thought she would never be able to follow her dream of being a doctor, her sister says. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What do we know about the long-term course of early onset bipolar disorder? A review of the current evidence - Cirone C, Secci I, Favole I, Ricci F, Amianto F, Davico C, Vitiello B.
AIM: Early onset of psychopathology is often an index of a more severe clinical course and worse prognosis. This review examined the course of bipolar disorder (BD) with onset in childhood and adolescence, with a focus on persistence of symptoms, severity ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Network of co-expressed circadian genes, childhood maltreatment and sleep quality in bipolar disorders - Grillault Laroche D, Curis E, Bellivier F, Nepost C, Gross G, Etain B, Marie-Claire C.
Bipolar disorder (BD) is a chronic and burdensome psychiatric disease, characterized by variations in mood and energy. The literature has consistently demonstrated an association between BD and childhood maltreatment (CM), and genetic variants of circadian... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Putting away the crystal ball: a call for clinical guidelines in mood disorders to emphasize suicide prevention interventions over assessments of risk - Schaffer A, Steinberg R, Sinyor M.
The authors of the recently published Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists clinical practice guideline (CPG) summaries for Bipolar disorder (BD) (1) and Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) (2) are to be congratulated for their thoughtful a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Video » NIMH Expert Dr. Mary Rooney Discusses Bipolar Disorder in Adolescents and Young Adults
In recognition of World Bipolar Day, NIMH hosted a livestream event on bipolar disorder in adolescents and young adults on March 30, 2021. NIMH expert Mary Rooney, Ph.D., discussed the signs and symptoms, proper diagnosis, and treatments for bipolar disorder in adolescents and young adults. Also, Dr. Rooney discussed some of the challenges that the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has presented for individuals living with bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - April 1, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » NIMH Livestream Event: Bipolar Disorder in Adolescents and Young Adults
In recognition of World Bipolar Day, NIMH hosted a livestream event on bipolar disorder in adolescents and young adults on March 30, 2021. NIMH expert Mary Rooney, Ph.D., discussed the signs and symptoms, proper diagnosis, and treatments for bipolar disorder in adolescents and young adults. Also, Dr. Rooney discussed some of the challenges that the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has presented for individuals living with bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - April 1, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Disrupted biochemical pathway in the brain linked to bipolar disorder
(University of Wisconsin-Madison) In new research, scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have found for the first time that disruptions to a particular protein called Akt can lead to the brain changes characteristic of bipolar disorder. The results offer a foundation for research into treating the often-overlooked cognitive impairments of bipolar disorder, such as memory loss, and add to a growing understanding of how the biochemistry of the brain affects health and disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Genetic Variants Tied to Sex Differences in Psychiatric Disorders
The largest study of its kind identifies single nucleotide polymorphisms with disparate effects on men's and women's susceptibility to conditions such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 31, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

The happiness factor
To be or not to be, that is the question? The opening line of Hamlet’s soliloquy is a memorable piece that you probably remember from school days. But it is the beginning of a personal consideration about the merits of suicide; it’s no wonder the play is one of Shakespeare’s tragedies. I like to think that perhaps Will could have improved it just a little by the addition of one simple word. To be happy or not to be happy, now that is an even more interesting question? Perhaps in changing the tone of the opening line Hamlet might have changed his fate and so turned tragedy into something altogether lighter...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - March 31, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Happiness Source Type: news

Addressing Public Perception: My Favorite Things About Post-Acute and Long-Term Care
During the first six years of my nursing career, I worked in a busy inpatient psychiatric unit as a staff nurse in a large teaching hospital on the East Coast. Because I was the new nurse on the unit, my patient assignment was determined following the input of more senior nurses. My assignments varied, but typically half the patients I worked with were older adults who had been admitted to inpatient psychiatry for treatment of severe major depression, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, or treatment-refractory neuropsychiatric symptoms in the context of dementia. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - March 27, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Elizabeth Galik Tags: Caring Collaborative Source Type: news

New Efficacy Data on Theta Burst TMS for Bipolar Depression New Efficacy Data on Theta Burst TMS for Bipolar Depression
Despite its efficacy for unipolar depression, intermittent theta burst transcranial magnetic stimulation appears to be ineffective in alleviating symptoms of bipolar depression, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 25, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Emotional and behavioral dysregulation in severe mental illness - Sharma A, McClellan J.
Emotional and behavioral dysregulation are common in severe mental illnesses, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and borderline personality disorder. Emotional instability and behavioral outbursts can be driven by internal processes and/or environm... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Be Bold, Be Proud, Speak Up: Raising Asian American Daughters Now
A version of this article also appeared in the It’s Not Just You newsletter. Sign up here to receive it every Sunday. Well hello! I’m so happy you’re here. This week we have a special guest columnist: Ellen Oh is an arts program director and mother of two young girls in the San Francisco Bay Area. She writes about what keeps her hopeful and what it means to raise her two young girls in an age of activism and heightened fears in the Asian community. We also have the Coping Kit below as usual, plus some evidence of human kindness. (Send thoughts to me at Susanna@Time.com.) On Raising Asian American Daughte...
Source: TIME: Health - March 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susanna Schrobsdorff Tags: Uncategorized Evergreen It's Not Just You Source Type: news

An altered global DNA methylation status in women with depression - Reszka E, Jab łońska E, Lesicka M, Wieczorek E, Kapelski P, Szczepankiewicz A, Pawlak J, Dmitrzak-Weglarz M.
The objective of this study was to an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Assessing change in suicidal ideation intensity for youth in treatment for pediatric bipolar disorder - Gruhn MA, West A, Hamlat E, Weinstein S.
OBJECTIVE: Suicidal ideation (SI) is significantly higher for youth with pediatric bipolar disorder (PBD), yet clinical correlates of suicidality remain poorly understood in this population. The current study investigates how change in risk factors for SI ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Drug-dependent risk of self-harm in patients with bipolar disorder: a comparative effectiveness study using machine learning imputed outcomes - Nestsiarovich A, Kumar P, Lauve NR, Hurwitz NG, Mazurie AJ, Cannon DC, Zhu Y, Nelson SJ, Crisanti AS, Kerner B, Tohen M, Perkins DJ, Lambert CG.
BACKGROUND: Incomplete suicidality coding in administrative claims data is a known obstacle for observational studies. With most of the negative outcomes missing from the data, it is challenging to assess the evidence on treatment strategies for the preven... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

What Are Generalized Anxiety Disorder Treatment Components?
Discussion Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is “…excessive anxiety and worry about a number of events and activities coupled with at least one physical symptom, which may include fatigue, poor concentration, restlessness, irritability, muscle tension, and sleep difficulties.” Other ways it presents to the primary care office may be abdominal pain, headache or heart palpitations, dizziness, syncope, numbness, trembling, paresthesia, memory loss, or urinary frequency. It has an estimated prevalence of 15% and is the second most common anxiety disorder in children after social anxiety disorder. GAD can co...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 15, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Antisocial personality disorder in bipolar disorder: a systematic review - Carbone EA, de Filippis R, Caroleo M, Calabr ò G, Staltari FA, Destefano L, Gaetano R, Steardo LJ, De Fazio P.
Background and Objectives: Bipolar Disorder (BD) is a severe psychiatric disorder that worsens quality of life and functional impairment. Personality disorders (PDs), in particular Cluster B personality, have a high incidence among BD patients and is consi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A comprehensive review of computer-aided diagnosis of major mental and neurological disorders and suicide: a biostatistical perspective on data mining - Mansourian M, Khademi S, Marateb HR.
The World Health Organization (WHO) suggests that mental disorders, neurological disorders, and suicide are growing causes of morbidity. Depressive disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, Alzheimer's disease, and other dementias account for 1.84%, 0.60... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Clinical impact of psychopathy on bipolar disorder - Calabr ò G, Musolino AF, Filippo AA, de Filippis R, Carbone EA, Rania M, Aloi M, Pugliese V, Segura-Garcia C.
Background and Objectives. Bipolar disorder (BD) is associated with a significant burden due to affective symptoms and behavioral manifestations, but also cognitive and functional impairment. Comorbidity with other psychiatric conditions, including persona... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

BioXcel Therapeutics Submits New Drug Application to U.S. Food and Drug Administration for BXCL501 for the Acute Treatment of Agitation Associated with Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorders
NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BioXcel Therapeutics, Inc. (“BioXcel” or the“Company”) (Nasdaq: BTAI), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company utilizing artificial intelligence approaches to develop... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - March 11, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Childhood maltreatment and clinical response to mood stabilizers in patients with bipolar disorder - Cascino G, D'Agostino G, Monteleone AM, Marciello F, Caivano V, Monteleone P, Maj M.
OBJECTIVE: The association between childhood maltreatment (CM) and clinical response to mood stabilizers has been scarcely investigated in bipolar disorder (BD). Therefore, we assessed whether CM affects the response to lithium or anticonvulsant treatments... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Cannabis-induced mania following CoViD-19 self-medication: a wake-up call to improve community awareness - Kaggwa MM, Bongomin F, Najjuka SM, Rukundo GZ, Ashaba S.
CONTEXT: Self-medication is becoming common during the coronavirus disease -2019 (COVID-19) pandemic due to the increasing popularity of home-based management of asymptomatic and mild cases. In this case report, we describe a patient who developed manic sy... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Temporal dynamics alterations of spontaneous neuronal activity in anterior cingulate cortex predict suicidal risk in bipolar II patients - Tian S, Zhu R, Chattun MR, Wang H, Chen Z, Zhang S, Shao J, Wang X, Yao Z, L ü Q.
Bipolar disorder type II (BD-II) is linked to an increased suicidal risk. Since a prior suicide attempt (SA) is the single most important risk factor for sequent suicide, the elucidation of involved neural substrates is critical for its prevention. Therefo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » NIMH Livestream Event: Bipolar Disorder in Adolescents and Young Adults
In recognition of World Bipolar Day, NIMH is hosting a livestream event on bipolar disorder in adolescents and young adults on March 30, 2021. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - March 8, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Study: Lithium microdosing may benefit patients in later stages of Alzheimer's disease
(Natural News) As it turns out, even microdoses of lithium can help stave off Alzheimer’s. A recent study found that concentrations of lithium hundreds of times lower than what doctors usually prescribe for psychiatric conditions such as bipolar disorder can benefit those in the later stages of Alzheimer’s disease. According to Claudio Cuello of the Department... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Use of methylphenidate and the incidence of intentional self-harm or suicide attempts among individuals with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and personality disorder - Rohde C, Salagre E, Nielsen J, Østergaard SD.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

I Avoided Facing My Mental Illness for Decades. The Pandemic Changed That
“I didn’t leave my apartment for days, weeks. Time became meaningless.”“I was struggling with almost every aspect of my life.”ide class="right-rail__container right-rail__container--ad"> Several years ago, when I was in my mid-20s, after suffering from major depressive disorder and anxiety for most of my life, I found myself at the emergency room during an episode of substance-induced psychosis. My father and stepmother found me, at the very beginning of the episode, having paranoid delusions. Someone had tried to poison me and now they were coming, I told them. “Do not ans...
Source: TIME: Health - March 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jaquira Díaz Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature health Magazine Women in Crisis Source Type: news

Severe mental illness and European COVID-19 vaccination strategies, Lancet Psychiatry
The EU advises prioritising vaccination for people whose health makes them particularly at risk for severe COVID-19, but leaves it to member states to decide which medical conditions get prioritised. Ethical, neuroscientific, and public health considerations have been used to prioritise individuals with severe mental illness (ie, psychotic disorders, bipolar disorders, and severe major depressive disorders).1, 2, 3 We systematically reviewed national COVID-19 vaccine deployment plans across 20 European countries (appendix p 1 –2). Eight of 20 countries explicitly mentioned psychiatry or mental illness in their nation...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inflammatory Immune Findings Likely in Acute Schizophrenia, MDD Inflammatory Immune Findings Likely in Acute Schizophrenia, MDD
Acute major depressive disorder, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder are associated with inflammatory immune findings, data from a meta-analysis of 68 studies suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 1, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

How Pandemic Isolation Affected an Alzheimer's Patient in a Nursing Home
The pandemic has stolen away the chance to surround the sister we are losing to dementia with our love, so that she does not have to face death alone. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susan Nusser Tags: Alzheimer ' s Disease Nursing Homes Bipolar Disorder Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Families and Family Life Source Type: news

Psychotic symptoms during bipolar depressive episodes and suicidal ideation - Kuperberg M, Katz D, Greenebaum SLA, George N, Sylvia LG, Kinrys G, Desrosiers A, Nierenberg AA.
We examined the relationship between psychotic symptoms during a depressive episode and suicidal i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Many Psych Meds Trigger Weight Gain, But New Research Points to Better Options
FRIDAY, Feb. 19, 2021 -- Scientists may have uncovered the reason critical medications for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder cause weight gain and diabetes— findings they hope will lead to better drugs. The medications, known as... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 19, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Real-world effectiveness of mood stabilizers on self-harm and suicide attempts in patients with bipolar disorder: a 2-year mirror-image study - Jefsen OH, Østergaard SD, Nielsen J, Rohde C.
Background Bipolar disorder (BD) is associated with a high incidence of intentional self-harm and suicide attempts (SH/SA), however the effectiveness of mood-stabilizers on SH/SA remains controversial. We aimed to evaluate the real-world effectiveness of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Inattention in bipolar and unipolar depression: event-related potentials associated with performing a GoNogo task - Lee YS, Kwon YJ, Lee HY, Kim JS, Shim SH.
This study aimed to examine the changes in Nogo N2 and P3 amplitudes in patients with bipolar affective disorder (BD) or major depressive disorder (MDD) and in healthy controls (HCs). The association between attention and Nogo N2 and P3 changes... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news