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Self-Stigma and Mental Health
I’ve been asked twice to talk about my personal experience dealing with depression, anxiety and the use of genetic testing for mental health treatment. I became aware of this new test during a medication management appointment. My practitioner, a psychiatric advanced practice nurse, is an expert with psychopharmacology, and very knowledgeable about the latest treatments for depression. After trial and error with many medications, we discussed pinpointing the best antidepressant for me, through genetic testing. My interviews were featured on “Innovations”, a TV series on the Discovery Channel (watch here),...
Source: Psych Central - September 16, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Vince G. Sparks Tags: Anxiety Depression Genetics Medications Motivation and Inspiration Personal Stories Self-Esteem Treatment Inheritance Mental Health self-compassion Stereotype Stigma Stigmatization Source Type: news

The Unique Features of Complex PTSD
“If we could somehow end child abuse and neglect, the eight hundred pages of DSM (and the need for the easier explanations such as DSM-IV Made Easy: The Clinician’s Guide to Diagnosis) would be shrunk to a pamphlet in two generations.” – John Briere The term Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) was first used in 1992. It originates in the observation that many of the symptoms exhibited by sufferers of PTSD are also found in those who experienced prolonged periods of abuse or neglect as children, including flashbacks, nightmares, insomnia and feelings of fear, often unrelated to any presen...
Source: Psych Central - September 15, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Fabiana Franco, Ph.D. Tags: PTSD Trauma Treatment C-PTSD Child Abuse childhood neglect complex posttraumatic stress disorder complex trauma Traumatic Experience Source Type: news

Lithium and suicide in mood disorders: updated meta-review of the scientific literature - Smith KA, Cipriani A.
OBJECTIVES: Suicide and suicidal behaviour are increased in mood disorders, particularly bipolar disorders. Observational studies and small randomized controlled trials (RCTs) support the idea that taking lithium is associated with a reduction in these rat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Increased reward-oriented impulsivity in older bipolar patients: a preliminary study - Bauer IE, Diniz BS, Meyer TD, Teixeira AL, Sanches M, Spiker D, Zunta-Soares G, Soares JC.
OBJECTIVE: Impulsivity is a well-established trait of bipolar disorder (BD) that persists across mood phases. It is, however, still unknown whether, in BD, impulsivity remains stable or varies in intensity over the lifespan. This cross-sectional study comp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Assessment of whole-exome sequence data in attempted suicide within a bipolar disorder cohort - Monson ET, Pirooznia M, Parla J, Kramer M, Goes FS, Gaine ME, Gaynor SC, de Klerk K, Jancic D, Karchin R, McCombie WR, Zandi PP, Potash JB, Willour VL.
This study represents the first large-scale DNA sequencing project designed to assess the rol... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Childhood maltreatment and the medical morbidity in bipolar disorder: a case-control study - Hosang GM, Fisher HL, Uher R, Cohen-Woods S, Maughan B, McGuffin P, Farmer AE.
BACKGROUND: Childhood maltreatment (abuse and neglect) can have long-term deleterious consequences, including increased risk for medical and psychiatric illnesses, such as bipolar disorder in adulthood. Emerging evidence suggests that a history of childhoo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Understanding the cost of a new integrated care model to serve CMHC patients who have serious mental illness - Mangurian C, Niu G, Schillinger D, Newcomer JW, Gilmer T.
People with serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, experience premature mortality, often from cardiovascular disease (CVD). Unfortunately, people with serious mental illness typically are not screened or treated for CVD risk fa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The relative influence of individual risk factors for attempted suicide in patients with bipolar I versus bipolar II disorder - Bobo WV, Na PJ, Geske JR, McElroy SL, Frye MA, Biernacka JM.
OBJECTIVES: To compare the relative influence (RI) of individual predictors for lifetime attempted suicide between adults with bipolar I (BDBD-I) and bipolar II disorder (BDBD-II). METHODS: We conducted an analysis of data from 1465 enrollees in th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

UCLA faculty voice: A healthy lifestyle can help prevent dementia
UCLAJonathan FieldingDr. Jonathan Fielding is a distinguished professor of public health and pediatrics at UCLA. This column appeared in U.S. News and World Report.Does behavior have a significant impact on your risk of developing dementia? That ’s what a wealth of new data is suggesting, and the evidence, gathered from different research teams around the globe, is pointing in the same intriguing direction.A suite of new studies came to a common finding — that our own behavior could partially stave off the effects of dementia, including dementia-related to Alzheimer’s, which accounts for up to 7...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is bipolar II disorder? Symptoms and treatment
How does bipolar II disorder differ from bipolar I disorder? In this article, learn about the symptoms of bipolar II disorder and how it is diagnosed. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bipolar Source Type: news

NeuroRx Awarded FDA Fast Track Designation for First Drug Regimen Targeting Suicide in Bipolar Depression
Company to present at Rodman and Renshaw Global Investment Conference in New York City on Sept 12, 2017 WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 6, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- NeuroRx, a clinical stage biopharma company developing the first oral t... Biopharmaceuticals, FDA NeuroRx, D-cycloserine, lurasidone, Bipolar Depression (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 6, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Acute lamotrigine overdose: a systematic review of published adult and pediatric cases - Alyahya B, Friesen M, Nauche B, Lalibert é M.
CONTEXT: Lamotrigine is a broad-spectrum anticonvulsant commonly used to treat seizure and bipolar mood disorders. Evidence from case series and retrospective studies indicate that lamotrigine overdose is usually benign. However, there are reported cases o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Parents of mentally ill teens aren't more likely to store guns safely
(Reuters Health) - Parents of adolescents with depression or bipolar disorder are no more likely than households without a mentally ill teen to follow safe firearm storage practices, a recent U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Bipolar disorder in children: Risk factors and symptoms
In this article, learn how to identify the signs of bipolar disorder in children, how it is diagnosed, complications, treatments, and how to be supportive. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bipolar Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Pressured speech in bipolar disorder: Symptoms and causes
Pressured speech in bipolar disorder is where someone's speech is rapid and disorganized. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatment options. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bipolar Source Type: news

Book Review: Welcome to the Jungle
Imagine that you just found out you had bipolar disorder. How might you feel? An unexpected diagnosis often throws us for a loop. As we incorporate this new information about ourselves, we might experience fear, confusion and even denial about what our diagnosis means for our lives. But perhaps most of all, we may find ourselves asking the question: now what? Luckily, for those diagnosed with bipolar disorder, that is the question Hilary Smith sets out to answer in her newest edition of Welcome to the Jungle with a new subtitle, Facing Bipolar Without Freaking Out. In 2010, Smith’s blunt, insightful an...
Source: Psych Central - August 30, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Julia Patt Tags: Bipolar Book Reviews Disorders Mindfulness Self-Help Source Type: news

Anxiety disorders and childhood maltreatment as predictors of outcome in bipolar disorder - Pavlova B, Perroud N, Cordera P, Uher R, Alda M, Dayer A, Aubry JM.
BACKGROUND: Comorbid anxiety disorders and childhood maltreatment have each been linked with unfavourable outcomes in people with bipolar disorder. Because childhood maltreatment is associated with anxiety disorders in this population, their respective pre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A Few Metaphors to Better Understand Depression
Depression is a difficult illness to understand. It’s hard to understand for the people suffering from it, but it’s downright impossible to know everything that a person who deals with depression on a daily basis goes through if you have never experienced it personally. For this reason, I have come up with a few real-life examples to help those who may not fully understand what depression is or how it functions. Of course, this will be the simplistic version. Depression is an extremely complex disease. As a person with depression myself, I have learned that it is very difficult to understand even for those who ...
Source: Psych Central - August 30, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Caitlin Gearsbeck Tags: Antidepressants Depression General Happiness Personal Stories Self-Esteem Bipolar Disorder Depressed Mood Depressive Episode Mental Illness Stigma Mood Disorder Source Type: news

Suicidal behavior in the context of disrupted rhythmicity in bipolar disorder: complementary research of clock genes with suicide risks factors and course of disease - Pawlak J, Szczepankiewicz A, Kapelski P, Rajewska-Rager A, Slopien A, Skibi ńska M, Czerski P, Hauser J, Dmitrzak-Weglarz M.
Former findings indicate that suicidal behavior in bipolar disorder is associated with clock genes. Additionally, numerous non-genetic risk factors are potentially associated with suicidal behavior. Therefore, we conducted an analysis of the relationship b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Could adding lithium to tap water reduce dementia levels?
Conclusion The study is intriguing because we already know that lithium affects how the brain and nervous system work through many different pathways. However, the results are difficult to interpret. The study seemed to suggest that lithium levels of more than 15 micrograms per litre could be protective against dementia in comparison with the lowest levels. However, that doesn't explain why levels of 5 to 10 micrograms per litre seemed to increase the risk of dementia in comparison with the lowest levels. It's possible that some other factors – linked to where people live but not necessarily...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology Source Type: news

Insomnia-related sleep disruptions, cognition and detailed concurrent anxiety testing during the inter-episode phase of bipolar disorder: a Herculean task or a necessity? - Giannouli V.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Reply to: Insomnia-related sleep disruptions, cognition and detailed concurrent anxiety testing during the inter-episode phase of bipolar disorder: a Herculean task or a necessity? - Kanady JC, Soehner AM, Klein AB, Harvey AG.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Acute lithium poisoning: epidemiology, clinical characteristics, and treatment - Burguera Vion V, Manuel Montes J, Manuel Del Rey J, Rivera-Gorr ín M, María Rodao J, Tenorio M, Saiz-Ruiz J, Liaño F.
We present a retrospective observational significative study of episodes of acute lithium poisoning during a 52- month... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Medical News Today: The 10 best bipolar blogs
Bipolar blogs are written by mental health professionals and individuals who are living with bipolar disorder. We have selected the best bipolar blogs. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bipolar Source Type: news

Psychotic disorders and obesity: New report shows big waistlines are to blame
(Florida Atlantic University) A number of factors, including obesity, shorten the lifespan for those with schizophrenia by 20 years and by 10 years for those with bipolar disorder compared to the general population. In the first study to compare long-term weight gain across psychotic disorders, researchers from FAU show that expanding waistlines and the way body fat is distributed are largely to blame. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AnkG hemizygous mice present cognitive impairment and elevated anxiety/depressive-like traits associated with decreased expression of GABA receptors and postsynaptic density protein - Liu C, Zhang L, Wu J, Sui X, Xu Y, Huang L, Han Y, Zhu H, Li Y, Sun X, Qin C.
Recent genome-wide association studies (GWAS) of patient populations and genetic linkage assessments have demonstrated that the ankyrin-G (AnkG) gene is involved in neuropsychiatric disorders, including bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and Alzheimer's dise... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

How to Start Making Plans When You ’re Recovering from Depression
“You can never plan the future by the past.” – Edmund Burke I know a little bit about being depressed, having worked hard together with my psychotherapist to overcome the debilitating and frightening mental health condition of depression when I was a young woman. Not only did I have a history of persistent sadness, having failed to effectively deal with the loss of my father when I was 13, I also accumulated losses and failures for the following 15 years to the point where I continually felt bad about myself. I found it hard to plan anything, other than surrendering to spontaneous pursuits, often accompan...
Source: Psych Central - August 19, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Suzanne Kane Tags: Bipolar Depression General Grief and Loss Self-Help Coping Skills Depression Recovery Depressive Episode Hobbies Positive Attitude Socializing Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Bipolar disorder: Brain mechanism could be key for prevention
Scientists have identified a brain mechanism making siblings of bipolar people resilient to the disorder and hope it will be the key to its prevention. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bipolar Source Type: news

Managing Bipolar Disorder in the Elderly Managing Bipolar Disorder in the Elderly
Stephen M. Strakowski, MD, discusses the unique challenges psychiatrists face in managing older patients with existing or new-onset bipolar disorder or mania, underscoring the need for more research.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Little evidence that marijuana helps chronic pain, PTSD, studies find
Medical marijuana is now legal in 28 states and the District of Columbia. Increasingly, people are turning to cannabis to treat a range of symptoms and conditions, including nausea, bipolar disorder and seizures. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Revisiting the concept of severe mental illness: severity indicators and healthcare spending in psychotic, depressive and dissociative disorders - Gonzalez Vazquez AI, Seijo Ameneiros N, D íaz Del Valle JC, Lopez Fernandez E, Santed Germán MA.
BACKGROUND: The concept of severe mental illness (SMI) has been related to bipolar or psychotic diagnosis, or to some cases of depressive disorders. Other mental health problems such as personality disorders or posttraumatic dissociative conditions, which ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

People with mental illness reoffend less if on specialty probation
(University of California - Berkeley) Each year, some 2 million people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses are arrested for various crimes, inadvertently turning the US correctional system into the nation's primary provider of inpatient psychiatric care. But an eight-year study led by the University of California, Berkeley, offers a solution. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Increased risk of suicide, mental health conditions linked to sexual assault victimization
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) An analysis of nearly 200 independent studies involving more than 230,000 adult participants finds that having been sexually assaulted is associated with significantly increased risk of anxiety, depression, suicidality, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, obsessive-compulsive disorder and bipolar disorder. The analysis, reported in the journal Clinical Psychology Review, represents a summary of 40 years of research on the subject. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Science News » Mood Stabilizing Medications an Effective Option for Older Adults with Bipolar Disorder
Two standard medications for bipolar disorder were effective in controlling symptoms at doses tailored to older people in a clinical trial of treatment in adults over age 60. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - August 7, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: NIMH Press Office Source Type: news

Childhood trauma, dimensions of psychopathology and the clinical expression of bipolar disorders: A pathway analysis - Etain B, Lajnef M, Henry C, Aubin V, Azorin JM, Bellivier F, Bougerol T, Courtet P, Gard S, Kahn JP, Passerieux C, Leboyer M.
This study aims at testing for paths from childhood abuse to clinical indicators of complexity in bipolar disorder (BD), through dimensions of affective dysregulation, impulsivity and hostility. METHOD: 485 euthymic patients with BD fro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Comorbid sleep disorders and suicide risk among children and adolescents with bipolar disorder - Stanley IH, Hom MA, Luby JL, Joshi PT, Wagner KD, Emslie GJ, Walkup JT, Axelson DA, Joiner TE.
Children and adolescents with bipolar disorder are at increased risk for suicide. Sleep disturbances are common among youth with bipolar disorder and are also independently implicated in suicide risk; thus, comorbid sleep disorders may amplify suicide risk... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Increased brain acidity in psychiatric disorders
(Fujita Health University) Decreased brain pH in the patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder has been considered to be the result of secondary factors associated with the diseases, such as medication and agonal state. However, the researchers of the present study suggest that decreased brain pH is a primary feature of the diseases themselves, based on the current findings from systematic investigation using five animal models, which are devoid of such secondary factors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 7, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Individuals with bipolar disorder need workplace support
(University of Michigan) People with bipolar disorder often find themselves unemployed due to exclusion, stigma and stereotypes directed at them at work, a new study found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mental illness, suicide and violence creating lost generation in the Middle East
(Springer) There has been a sharp increase in non-communicable diseases and mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia in the Eastern Mediterranean region. Depression and anxiety disorders were the most common mental conditions, according to a study led by Ali Mokdad of the University of Washington in the US. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trajectories of suicidal ideation over 6 months among 482 outpatients with bipolar disorder - K öhler-Forsberg O, Madsen T, Behrendt-Møller I, Sylvia L, Bowden CL, Gao K, Bobo WV, Trivedi MH, Calabrese JR, Thase M, Shelton RC, McInnis M, Tohen M, Ketter TA, Friedman ES, Deckersbach T, McElroy SL, Reilly-Harrington NA, Nierenberg AA.
INTRODUCTION: Suicidal ideation occurs frequently among individuals with bipolar disorder; however, its course and persistence over time remains unclear. We aimed to investigate 6-months trajectories of suicidal ideation among adults with bipolar disorder.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

23andMe Aims to Crack Depression's Biological Code 23andMe Aims to Crack Depression's Biological Code
The study will enroll 25,000 patients and combine data from genetics, cognitive tests, and online surveys to explore how genetics is related to depression and bipolar illness.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: Aseptic meningitis associated with use of Lamictal (lamotrigine)
[08-12-2010] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing the public that Lamictal (lamotrigine) †, a medication commonly used for seizures in children two years and older, and bipolar disorder in adults, can cause aseptic meningitis. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - August 3, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

23andMe to launch study exploring role of genetics in depression, bipolar disorders
Personal genetics company 23andMe will be teaming up with the Milken Institute, a think tank, and pharmaceutical company Lundbeck to drive enrollment for a genetic study designed to grasp the underlying biology of major depressive and bipolar disorders.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 2, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Bipolar disorder and early emotional trauma: a critical literature review on indicators of prevalence rates and clinical outcomes - Dualibe AL, Os ório FL.
OBJECTIVES: We performed a systematic literature review to (1) evaluate the prevalence rates of early emotional trauma (EET) in patients with bipolar disorder (BD) and the impact of these traumas on the development of the disorder, and (2) integrate the fi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Inflammatory and innate immune markers of neuroprogression in depressed and teenage suicide brain - Pandey GN.
Several studies suggest that major depressive disorder (MDD) and bipolar disorder (BPD) are neuroprogressive illnesses. Besides clinical features, neurobiological mechanisms have been suggested to contribute to the neuroprogression of mood disorders. Biolo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Elon Musk tweets about depression and bipolar disorder
Tesla founder Elon Musk gave insight into his personal life in a series of tweets on Monday morning and revealed he suffers from bipolar disorder.    (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Injectable, extended-release bipolar drug wins FDA nod
Otsuka Pharmaceutical (TYO:4578) and Lundbeck said last week that its extended-release injectable aripiprazole suspension, Abilify Maintena, won FDA approval as a maintenance monotherapy for adults with bipolar I disorder. The once-monthly intramuscular formulation was created by Otsuka and co-developed and commercialized with Lundbeck, the companies reported. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Injectable, extended-release bipolar drug wins FDA nod appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - July 31, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Neurological Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Wall Street Beat Lundbeck Otsuka Pharmaceutical Source Type: news

FDA Approves Long-acting Injectable for Bipolar Disorder FDA Approves Long-acting Injectable for Bipolar Disorder
The FDA has approved extended-release injectable aripiprazole for maintenance monotherapy for bipolar disorder in adults.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Alert Source Type: news

Aggressiveness in depression: a neglected symptom possibly associated with bipolarity and mixed features - Verdolini N, Perugi G, Samalin L, Murru A, Angst J, Azorin JM, Bowden CL, Mosolov S, Young AH, Barbuti M, Guiso G, Popovi ć D, Vieta E, Pacchiarotti I.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate aggressiveness during a major depressive episode (MDE) and its relationship with bipolar disorder (BD) in a post hoc analysis of the BRIDGE-II-MIX study. METHOD: A total of 2811 individuals were enrolled in this multicenter c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Bipolar disorder speeds up biological aging
Research finds deep links between biological aging, bipolar disorder, and brain structure. Telomere length may be a new marker for psychiatric disorders. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bipolar Source Type: news