Caplyta Success in Major Depression; Mental Illness and Aging; New PTSD Device OK'd
(MedPage Today) -- Once-daily lumateperone (Caplyta, 42 mg) as monotherapy met its primary endpoint in a trial of major depressive disorder or bipolar depression with mixed features, significantly reducing symptoms and severity over 6 weeks versus... (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - March 29, 2023 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Mental Illness May Speed Up the Aging Process, Study Finds
Mental illness is a notorious thief, stealing joy, peace, and ease from the estimated one billion people worldwide who suffer from it. Now, it appears that mental illness steals still more too: years and youth. According to new research presented Mar. 26 at the European Congress of Psychiatry in Paris, people suffering from a range of psychiatric conditions—particularly depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety—carry markers in their blood indicating that their biological age is older than their chronological age. The findings, presented by Julian Mutz, a post-doctoral research associate at King’s College...
Source: TIME: Health - March 28, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Mental Health Source Type: news

Corrigendum to: Can the optical coherence tomography findings be related with suicide attempt in bipolar disorder? - Şahmelikoğlu Onur, Yeşilkaya H, Subaş E, Akarsu Açar P, Onur U, Karamustafalioğlu N, Eris E.
The authors regret We would like to correct errors in Table 1 and 2. Tables should be like that seen by following the DOI for this Corrigendum Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 28, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Patients given aripiprazole ‘should be told of gambling addiction risks’
Expert urges greater monitoring of side-effect of drug used to treat depression, psychosis and schizophreniaPatients who are prescribed a common antipsychotic used to treat depression, bipolar disorder, psychosis and schizophrenia need to be told there is a risk they could develop a gambling addiction, an expert has warned.The National Problem Gambling Clinic has observed growing numbers of patients who have developed a gambling addiction after starting to take aripiprazole. Some patients have lost huge sums of money as a result and seen their relationships fall apart.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 26, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Rachel Hall Tags: Drugs Gambling UK news Health Mental health Science Society Source Type: news

Science Saturday: Understanding the speed of brain communication
It often was thought that the speed of information transmitted among regions of the brain stabilized during early adolescence. A new study in Nature Neuroscience by Mayo Clinic researchers and colleagues from the Netherlands found transmission speeds continue to increase into early adulthood. Because problems such as anxiety, depression and bipolar disorders can emerge in late adolescence and early adulthood, a better understanding of brain development may help clinicians offer therapies to treat these disorders. "A fundamental understanding… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 25, 2023 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Youth With Bipolar Disorder Rate Their QoL Worse Than Healthy Youth
TUESDAY, March 21, 2023 -- Youth with bipolar disorder (BD) rate their quality of life (QoL) worse than healthy youth, youth with chronic medical conditions, and youth with certain psychiatric disorders, according to a study published online March... (Source: - Pharma News)
Source: - Pharma News - March 21, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Reduced corticolimbic habituation to negative stimuli characterizes bipolar depressed suicide attempters - Vai B, Calesella F, Lenti C, Fortaner-Uy à L, Caselani E, Fiore P, Breit S, Poletti S, Colombo C, Zanardi R, Benedetti F.
Suicide attempts in Bipolar Disorder are characterized by high levels of lethality and impulsivity. Reduced rates of amygdala and cortico-limbic habituation can identify a fMRI phenotype of suicidality in the disorder related to internal over-arousing stat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Facebook Live: Bipolar Disorder in Adults
In recognition of World Bipolar Day, NIMH is conducting a Facebook Live on bipolar disorder in adults. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - March 17, 2023 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

ECT for Severe Depression Tied to Improved Cognition in Seniors ECT for Severe Depression Tied to Improved Cognition in Seniors
ECT in older patients with refractory depression and bipolar disorder has been linked to cognitive improvement, allaying fears that the treatment could have a deleterious impact in this patient population.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - March 14, 2023 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Psychedelics Could Revolutionize Couples Therapy
When Joe, 37, and his wife tried MDMA together for the first time two years ago, he expected to “let loose a little bit and have fun.” Instead, they talked about the trash: why Joe didn’t take it out frequently, why that bothered his wife, and how they could compromise moving forward. “We just hashed it out,” says Joe, who asked to use a fake name since recreational MDMA use is not legal in the U.S. “It opened up doors that we didn’t even know were there.” Under the influence of MDMA, the drug also known as ecstasy, Joe and his wife were able to reach new understanding, voici...
Source: TIME: Health - March 14, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Drugs healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Stocks reverse manic Monday, led by banks, even as inflation shows'the Fed is stuck between a rock and a hard place '
Stocks are leaping on Wall Street Tuesday, as some of the most breathtaking moves from a manic Monday reverse course. The S&P 500 was 1.9% higher in morning trading after a report showed inflation is still high but heading lower. Stocks of smaller and mid-sized banks recovered some of their prior…#treasury #federalreserve #brianjacobsen #cmegroup #zionsbancorp #keycorp #charlesschwab #metaplatforms #siliconvalleybank #signaturebank (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 14, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fortification of drinking water with lithium to reduce suicide in the population - Rihmer Z, D öme P.
Lithium (Li) is the oldest psychotropic agent for the treatment of mood disorders and one that is still used. Li has several therapeutic indications including phase prophylaxis and treatment of acute mania in bipolar disorder, as well as augmentation of th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Examining the clinical correlates of conduct disorder in youth with bipolar disorder - Woodward D, Wilens TE, Yule AM, DiSalvo M, Taubin D, Berger A, Stone M, Wozniak J, Burke C, Biederman J.
BACKGROUND: Conduct Disorder (CD) is highly comorbid with Bipolar Disorder (BP) and this comorbidity is associated with high morbidity and dysfunction. We sought to better understand the clinical characteristics and familiality of comorbid BP  + CD by e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 8, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Ghana: Bipolar Disorder Is Poorly Understood in Ghana - Knowing the Facts Can Help Prevent Suffering
[The Conversation Africa] Attitudes to mental health conditions are often influenced by matters of awareness and belief systems. Bipolar disorder is one of the conditions that's frequently misunderstood and stigmatised. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 7, 2023 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Woman, 42, misdiagnosed with bipolar disorder - was actually a vitamin B12 deficiency
She suffered "severe" depression for years as a result of the deficiency. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 5, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news