Depression preceding diagnosis of bipolar disorder - O'Donovan C, Alda M.
This paper focuses on depression that precedes an onset of manifest bipolar disorder as early stage bipolar disorder. First, we review how to pragmatically identify the clinical characteristics of patients presenting with an episode of depression who subse... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The association between attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms and the number of suicide attempts among male young adults with unipolar and bipolar depression - Yang CM, Kim BN.
OBJECTIVES: Mood disorder is highly comorbid with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and comorbid ADHD symptoms are associated with suicide risk. The aim of this study was to examine the association between comorbid ADHD symptoms and the numb... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A web-based, peer-supported self-management intervention to reduce distress in relatives of people with psychosis or bipolar disorder: the REACT RCT
The objective was to determine the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of an online supported self-management tool for relatives: the Relatives'Education And Coping Toolkit (REACT). This online self-management toolkit, although acceptable to relatives, was no more effective in reducing relatives'distress than currently available resources. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effect of interaction between a specific subtype of child abuse and the FKBP5 rs1360780 SNP on DNA methylation among patients with bipolar disorder - Saito T, Shinozaki G, Koga M, Tanichi M, Takeshita S, Nakagawa R, Nagamine M, Cho HR, Morimoto Y, Kobayashi Y, Yoshino A, Toda H.
BACKGROUND: Child abuse is a risk factor for mood disorders, and linked to decreased DNA methylation (DNAm) of FKBP5 intron 7 through interactions with the single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rs1360780. However, no study has investigated which specific su... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

High-Deductible Health Plans Affect Care in Bipolar Disorder
THURSDAY, June 18, 2020 -- For patients with bipolar disorder, there is a reduction in nonpsychiatrist mental health provider visits, but no change in psychiatrist visits, after switching to a high-deductible health plan (HDHP), according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The association between primary care quality and health-care use, costs and outcomes for people with serious mental illness: a retrospective observational study
We examined whether or not better quality of primary care for people with serious mental illness improved a range of outcomes. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effect of high-deductible insurance use in bipolar disorder
(Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute) A new study led by the Department of Population Medicine finds that individuals with bipolar disorder who switched to high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) experienced a moderate decrease in nonpsychiatrist mental health outpatient visits, but rates of psychiatrist visits, medication use, emergency department visits, and hospitalizations did not change. The study, 'Effect of High-deductible Insurance on Healthcare Use in Bipolar Disorder' appears in The American Journal of Managed Care on June 16. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Familial Psychiatric History Common in Bipolar Disorder
MONDAY, June 15, 2020 -- Outpatients with bipolar disorder often have familial psychiatric history, which is associated with disease severity and sociodemographic measures, according to a study published in the Aug. 1 issue of the Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Childhood-maltreatment subtypes in bipolar patients with suicidal behavior: systematic review and meta-analysis - Duarte D, Belzeaux R, Etain B, Rancourt E, Correa H, Turecki G, Richard-Devantoy S.
The objective of this study was to examine the association between childhood-maltreatment subt... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Mental disorders in the family affects the treatment of people with bipolar disorder
(Aarhus University) Patients with bipolar disorder who have multiple family members with severe mental disorders, are more difficult to treat and require more medicine. But if they receive an intensive course of treatment, the effect of this is just as good as for patients who do not have a family history of severe mental disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Data for Antipsychotic in Pediatric Bipolar Depression New Data for Antipsychotic in Pediatric Bipolar Depression
For children and adolescents with bipolar depression, up to 2 years of treatment with lurasidone is linked to continued improvement in depressive symptoms, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - June 10, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Impact of comorbid obsessive-compulsive disorder on suicidality in patients with bipolar disorder - Di Salvo G, Pessina E, Aragno E, Martini A, Albert U, Maina G, Rosso G.
This study evaluated the impact of comorbid OCD on suicide attempt risk and suicide methods in 990 patients with main diagnosis of BD. Two hundred and one patients (20.3%) had lifetime comorbid OCD. No significant differences were found comparing rates of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Dietary Intervention Cuts Mood Swings, Other Bipolar Symptoms Dietary Intervention Cuts Mood Swings, Other Bipolar Symptoms
A high n-3, low n-6 fatty acid diet improved mood stability and reduced pain and irritability in patients with bipolar disorder.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - June 1, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Suicide mortality after discharge from inpatient care for bipolar disorder: a 14-year Swedish national registry study - Iliachenko EK, Ragazan DC, Eberhard J, Berge J.
Bipolar disorder has long been associated with increased risks for suicidality; though factors associated with dying by suicide remain obscure. Here, we retrospectively examine the associations between the different phases of bipolar illness and other comm... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » Mood and Psychosis Symptoms During the Menopause Transition
The goal of this proposed initiative is to advance translational research to better understand the emergence and worsening of mood and psychotic disorders (e.g., PMD, generalized anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia) during the MT to identify targets for future development of novel treatment interventions. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - May 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

New device quickly detects lithium ions in blood of bipolar disorder patients
(Hokkaido University) A group of Hokkaido University researchers has developed a paper-based device that can easily and cheaply measure lithium ion concentration in blood, which could greatly help bipolar disorder patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 20, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Yoga May Ease Symptoms Of Depression, Study Says
(CNN) — Weekly sessions of yoga may ease depressive symptoms in people with other mental health issues, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis of existing research. “This is a great result to now encourage people who might be thinking about trying yoga that there’s some scientific evidence that it can be effective for helping reduce depressive symptoms,” said exercise physiologist and study author Jacinta Brinsley, a doctoral candidate at the University of South Australia. Depression is often associated with other mental health conditions. For example, 20 to 40% of people diagnosed with ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Yoga Source Type: news

Response to 'Efficacy and safety of bright light therapy for bipolar depression' - Takeshima M, Utsumi T, Aoki Y, Wang Z, Suzuki M, Okajima I, Watanabe N, Watanabe K, Takaesu Y.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Diagnostic stability in children and adolescents with bipolar disorder, a nationwide register-based study - Laursen MF, Licht RW, Correll CU, Kallehauge T, Christensen AE, Rodrigo-Domingo M, Nielsen RE.
BACKGROUND: Diagnostic stability of bipolar disorder (BD) in children and adolescents, beyond the first contact has been investigated sparsely. The aim of this study was to investigate the diagnostic stability of BD in children and adolescents using over t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Study of risk factors associated with suicide attempt in patients with bipolar disorder type I - Subramanian K, Menon V, Sarkar S, Chandrasekaran V, Selvakumar N.
Background  Suicide is the leading contributor to mortality in bipolar disorder (BD). A history of suicidal attempt is a robust predictive marker for future suicide attempts. Personality profiles and coping strategies are the areas of contemporary... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Coronavirus app has changed the way the Isle of Wight sees itself
Islanders are coming to terms with unexpected publicity from the contact-tracing pilot projectCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLast Sunday, we woke to the news that the Isle of Wight really had been chosen as thepilot location for the NHS coronavirus contact-tracing app, the idea having been floated by the leader of the council at the start of the previous week.Thus a manic week began here atNews OnTheWight, where we ’ve been pumping out stories as usual, taking part in national media briefings, delving into details of the app and exploring privacy issues while dealing with queries fr...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 9, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sally Perry Tags: Coronavirus outbreak NHS Health Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science Society UK news Source Type: news

Clinical and neuroendocrine correlates of childhood maltreatment history in adults with bipolar disorder - Monteleone AM, Cascino G, Marciello F, D'Agostino G, Caivano V, Monteleone P, Maj M.
OBJECTIVES: Childhood maltreatment has been associated to an increased risk of developing bipolar disorder (BD). A role of the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis in mediating the trauma-related risk for adult psychopathology has been suggested but s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Borderline personality disorder with depression confers significant risk of suicidal behavior in mood disorder patients-a comparative study - S öderholm JJ, Socada JL, Rosenström T, Ekelund J, Isometsä ET.
OBJECTIVE: We investigated risk factors for suicidal ideation and behavior among currently depressed patients with major depressive disorder (MDD), major depressive episode (MDE) in bipolar disorder (BD), or MDE with comorbid borderline personality disorde... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

The effects of vagus nerve stimulation on the course and outcomes of patients with bipolar disorder in a treatment-resistant depressive episode: a 5-year prospective registry - McAllister-Williams RH, Sousa S, Kumar A, Greco T, Bunker MT, Aaronson ST, Conway CR, Rush AJ.
BACKGROUND: To compare illness characteristics, treatment history, response and durability, and suicidality scores over a 5-year period in patients with treatment-resistant bipolar depression participating in a prospective, multicenter, open-label registry... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Effect of the type and number of adverse childhood experiences and the timing of adverse experiences on clinical outcomes in individuals with bipolar disorder - Park YM, Shekhtman T, Kelsoe JR.
: Studies have reported an association between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and the clinical outcomes of bipolar disorder (BD). However, these studies have several limitations; therefore, we aimed to clarify the effect of the type and number... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Identifying predictors of suicide in severe mental illness: a feasibility study of a clinical prediction rule (Oxford Mental Illness and Suicide Tool or OxMIS) - Senior M, Burghart M, Yu R, Kormilitzin A, Liu Q, Vaci N, Nevado-Holgado A, Pandit S, Zlodre J, Fazel S.
BACKGROUND: Oxford Mental Illness and Suicide tool (OxMIS) is a brief, scalable, freely available, structured risk assessment tool to assess suicide risk in patients with severe mental illness (schizophrenia-spectrum disorders or bipolar disorder). OxMIS r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Duration of untreated illness and depression severity are associated with cognitive impairment in mood disorders - Galimberti C, Bosi MF, Volont è M, Giordano F, Dell'osso B, Viganò CA.
In this study we estimated the rate and the trajectory of cognitive impairment in a naturalistic sample of outpatients with major depressive disorder (MDD) and bipolar disorder (BD) and its correlation with different variables.Mater... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Inequalities in Swedish care for bipolar disorder
(University of Gothenburg) In Sweden, care for bipolar disorder shows inequalities. They are associated both with socioeconomic factors and with gender, according to research from the University of Gothenburg. For instance, lithium -- the treatment deemed to have the most stabilizing effect on the disorder -- is administered to men more often than to women. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

MicroRNA expression profiling of lymphoblasts from bipolar disorder patients who died by suicide, pathway analysis and integration with postmortem brain findings - Squassina A, Niola P, Lopez JP, Cruceanu C, Pisanu C, Congiu D, Severino G, Ardau R, Chillotti C, Alda M, Turecki G, Del Zompo M.
Post-mortem brain studies suggest that miRNAs may be involved in suicide, but their role as peripheral biomarkers or targets of preventive pharmacological treatments in suicide has yet to be elucidated. We used nCounter miRNA Expression assay to measure mi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Sensitivity to climate and weather changes in euthymic bipolar subjects: association with suicide attempts - Di Nicola M, Mazza M, Panaccione I, Moccia L, Giuseppin G, Marano G, Grandinetti P, Camardese G, De Berardis D, Pompili M, Janiri L.
BACKGROUND: Climate and weather are known to affect multiple areas of human life, including mental health. In bipolar disorder (BD), seasonality represents an environmental trigger for mood switches, and climatic variables may contribute to recurrences. Se... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Study finds more mental heath visits decreases risk of suicide among youths
(MediaSource) A multistate study of Medicaid enrollees led by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center found that suicide risk was highest among youth with epilepsy, depression, schizophrenia, substance use and bipolar disorder. In addition, the odds of suicide decreased among those who had more mental health visits within the 30 days before the date of suicide. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Patients with borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder: a descriptive and comparative study - Zimmerman M, Balling C, Chelminski I, Dalrymple K.
BACKGROUND: Bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder (BPD) are each significant public health problems. It has been frequently noted that distinguishing BPD from bipolar disorder is challenging. Consequently, reviews and commentaries have focus... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Electrical power generation from moderate-temperature radiative thermal sources
Moderate-temperature thermal sources (100° to 400°C) that radiate waste heat are often the by-product of mechanical work, chemical or nuclear reactions, or information processing. We demonstrate conversion of thermal radiation into electrical power using a bipolar grating-coupled complementary metal-oxide-silicon (CMOS) tunnel diode. A two-step photon-assisted tunneling charge pumping mechanism results in separation of charge carriers in pn-junction wells leading to a large open-circuit voltage developed across a load. Electrical power generation from a broadband blackbody thermal source has been experimentally dem...
Source: ScienceNOW - March 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Davids, P. S., Kirsch, J., Starbuck, A., Jarecki, R., Shank, J., Peters, D. Tags: Physics, Applied, Physics r-articles Source Type: news

Characterization of intentional lurasidone ingestions using the United States National Poison Data System - Weiss SJ, Cueto-Vilorio VA, Dharmaraj R, Barolia D, Nashat A, Walsh SJ, Simpson SE.
Introduction: The ziprasidone analogue lurasidone is approved for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder for adults and children older than 10  years. Small studies and case reports suggest lurasidone overdose is not generally associate... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

AI can help diagnose bipolar disorder on MRI exams
Artificial intelligence (AI)-based analysis of neuroimaging and neurocognitive...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: What issues are hindering AI's utility in radiology? AI in radiology? Patients are cautiously optimistic AI characterizes complex mood disorders from fMRI Can AI predict treatment response in bipolar patients? MRI links bipolar disease to cerebellum changes (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 11, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

International study completes the largest genetic map of psychiatric disorders so far
(University of Barcelona) An international study published in the journal Cell, has described 109 genetic variants associated with eight psychiatric disorders: autism, ADHD, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and Tourette Syndrome, in a total of about 230,000 patients worldwide. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

TMS Device Receives Breakthrough Status for Bipolar Depression TMS Device Receives Breakthrough Status for Bipolar Depression
NeuroStar Advanced Therapy System, approved in the US since 2008 for major depression, is now the first TMS device with breakthrough designation for bipolar depression.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - March 7, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

FDA Grants TMS Breakthrough Designation for Bipolar Depression FDA Grants TMS Breakthrough Designation for Bipolar Depression
NeuroStar Advanced Therapy System, approved in the US since 2008 for major depression, is now the first TMS device with breakthrough designation for bipolar depression.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 6, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Role of child maltreatment and gender for bipolar symptoms in young adults - Haussleiter IS, Neumann E, Lorek S, Ueberberg B, Juckel G.
BACKGROUND: Child maltreatment has been shown to be associated with a wide range of mental disorders, including bipolar disorders. In this 2-year follow-up study, recollections of emotional, physical and sexual abuse were related to bipolar symptoms, namel... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Twitter Chat » NIMH Facebook Live Event: Bipolar Disorder in Adolescents and Young Adults
In recognition of World Bipolar Day, NIMH is hosting a Facebook Live event on bipolar disorder in adolescents and young adults on Wednesday, March 26, 2020. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - March 4, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Health matters: smoking and mental health
This resource focuses on smoking among people living with a broad range of mental health conditions, ranging from low mood and common conditions such as depression and anxiety, to more severe conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Similarities and differences across bipolar disorder subtypes among adolescents - Green E, Toma S, Collins J, Fiksenbaum L, Timmins V, Omrin D, Goldstein BI.
Objectives: To compare demographic, clinical, and familial characteristics across bipolar disorder (BD) subtypes in adolescents. Methods: ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Abortion and suicide attempt - Authors' reply - Steinberg JR, Laursen TM, Adler NE, Munk-Olsen T.
In response to Hirofumi Hirakawa and Nobuyoshi Ishii's Correspondence,1 we are happy to clarify what we controlled for in our Article. We did control for diagnoses of bipolar disorder in the covariate of previous psychiatric contacts; this variable tur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Bebe Rexha Is Proof A Mental Health Condition Doesn't Define You
The singer, who has bipolar disorder, talked about therapy, medication and labels in a new interview. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bebe Rexha Is Proof A Mental Health Condition Doesn ’t Define You
The singer, who has bipolar disorder, talked about therapy, medication and labels in a new interview. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Psychiatry: Five clearly defined patterns
(Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit ä t M ü nchen) Psychiatrists led by Nikolaos Koutsouleris from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have used a computer-based approach to assign psychotic patients diagnosed as bipolar or schizophrenic to five different subgroups. The method could lead to better therapies for psychoses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Traumatic experiences, family functioning, and mood disorder development in bipolar offspring - Koenders MA, Mesman E, Giltay EJ, Elzinga BM, Hillegers MHJ.
OBJECTIVES: Studies in children of patients affected with bipolar disorder (BD; bipolar offspring) are at high risk to develop mood disorders. Our aim is to investigate how environmental factors such as childhood trauma and family functioning relate to the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Suicidal ideation, behavior, and mortality in male and female US veterans with severe mental illness - Aslan M, Radhakrishnan K, Rajeevan N, Sueiro M, Goulet JL, Li Y, Depp C, Concato J, Harvey PD.
BACKGROUND: We compared male and female American veterans with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder regarding clinical characteristics associated with lifetime suicidal ideation and behavior. Subsequent mortality, including death by suicide, was also assessed... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Altered potassium levels in neurons may cause mood swings in bipolar disorder
(Salk Institute) A sweeping new set of findings by Salk researchers reveals previously unknown details explaining why some neurons in bipolar patients swing between being overly or under excited. The researchers used experimental and computational techniques to describe how variations in potassium and sodium currents in the brain cells of people with bipolar disorder may help to further explain why some patients respond to lithium and others do not. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

An evaluation of suicidal risk in bipolar patients with comorbid posttraumatic stress disorder - Katz D, Petersen T, Amado S, Kuperberg M, Dufour S, Rakhilin M, Hall NE, Kinrys G, Desrosiers A, Deckersbach T, Sylvia L, Nierenberg AA.
BACKGROUND: While bipolar disorder (BD) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) frequently co-occur and individually have a higher risk of suicide compared to the general population, few studies have examined the impact of comorbid PTSD on suicidal ideati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news