Daily ‘ Light Therapy ’ May Help Some With Bipolar Disorder
Study found an hour in front of a light box helped ease depressive symptoms (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 12, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Nursing, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Daily'Light Therapy' May Help Some with Bipolar Disorder
Study found an hour in front of a light box helped ease depressive symptoms Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Bipolar Disorder (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman was denied travel insurance due to bipolar disorder
Elizabeth Watson, 29, from London, was granted travel insurance from the company, which was then cancelled after she later mentioned she suffered from the mental health condition. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Daily'Light Therapy' May Help Some With Bipolar Disorder
THURSDAY, Oct. 12, 2017 -- People afflicted with bipolar disorder may find some relief from depression with daily doses of light therapy, new research suggests. With light therapy, people spend time sitting in close proximity to a light-emitting... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 12, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

'I was stopped from working because of my bipolar'
Ross' employer sent him a letter when he was off sick and feeling suicidal, and he says it "nearly pushed him off the edge". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bright light therapy at midday helped patients with bipolar depression
(Northwestern University) Daily exposure to bright white light at midday significantly decreased symptoms of depression and increased functioning in people with bipolar disorder, a recent Northwestern Medicine study found. More than 68 percent of patients who received midday bright light achieved a normal level of mood, compared to 22.2 percent of patients who received a dim placebo light. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bright Light Therapy Improves Bipolar Depression Bright Light Therapy Improves Bipolar Depression
Portable and easy to use, light therapy may be an option for patients with an inadequate response to antidepressants or who experience side effects from these medications.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Risks of road injuries in patients with bipolar disorder and associations with drug treatments: a population-based matched cohort study - Chen VC, Yang YH, Lee CP, Wong J, Ponton L, Lee Y, McIntyre RS, Huang KY, Wu SI.
OBJECTIVE: Using a nation-wide, population-based dataset, we aimed to investigate the risk of road injury among individuals with bipolar disorder (BD) compared to individuals without BD. In addition, we investigated the putative moderating effects of presc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Dysfunctional gaze processing in bipolar disorder - Berchio C, Piguet C, Michel CM, Cordera P, Rihs TA, Dayer AG, Aubry JM.
Gaze conveys emotional information, and humans present sensitivity to its direction from the earliest days of life. Bipolar disorder is a disease characterized by fluctuating states of emotional and cognitive dysregulation. To explore the role of attention... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Gun Control Editorial / Noontime Light for Bipolar Depression / Kentucky Gastroenterology Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors Take a look at today's offering from NEJM Group: New England Journal of Medicine: The Journal's editors ask: " For … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - October 4, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Ancient remedy crushes “breakthrough” depression drug
Two breakthrough treatments for depression have been making headlines over the last few weeks. One is ketamine — an illegal party drug called “Special K.” There is a legal use for it — as a heavy-duty anesthetic for horses! Although it seems to work for some severely depressed people, the doctors prescribing it have no idea how or why it works, or what the long-term effects will be for the patients who take it. What we do know is that chronic use of ketamine has been linked to cognitive impairment and bladder inflammation. Taking too high a dose causes hallucinations and temporary paralysis. A keta...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 3, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Brain Health depression drugs relax yoga Source Type: news

Cheryl Strayed: Someday, a Woman Like Hillary Clinton Will Win
My kids didn’t have school the day after Donald Trump won the presidential election and eventually, near noon, they came into my room to see what was wrong with me. Perhaps they’d come to me at their father’s prompting. Perhaps they’d heard me weeping. They’d never seen me this way before. Inconsolable. “Hillary didn’t lose!” I insisted, as they sat on the bed around me, even as Hillary’s voice drifted into the room — her concession speech, on the radio downstairs, my husband shouting up, “Honey, you should come listen to this!” I would not listen. I w...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cheryl Strayed Tags: Uncategorized Books Source Type: news

Olanzapine Has Lower Benefit-to-Risk Ratio in Less Severe Bipolar I Olanzapine Has Lower Benefit-to-Risk Ratio in Less Severe Bipolar I
Patients with less-severe bipolar I disorder benefit less from olanzapine than do those with more-severe disease, but both groups experience the same side effects, according to a new meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Book Review: Blinded by Hope
The words, “You’ve suffered no hardship,” ring in Meg McGuire’s ears as she watches her forty-three year old son receive a sentence to four years in prison. It is then that she realizes there are some things a mother’s love simply cannot overcome, and mental illness is one of them. In her riveting memoir, Blinded by Hope: My Journey Through My Son’s Bipolar Illness and Addiction, McGuire tells the story of her son Ryan who battles bipolar, addiction and incarceration. Yet on a much larger level, McGuire exposes the messy and often heartbreaking reality of mental illness. In the...
Source: Psych Central - October 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Addictions Bipolar Book Reviews Dual Diagnosis Family Parenting Personal Stories Substance Abuse Bipolar Disorder Depression skateboarding Source Type: news

Suicide attempts in juvenile bipolar versus major depressive disorders: systematic review and meta-analysis - De Crescenzo F, Serra G, Maisto F, Uchida M, Woodworth H, Casini MP, Baldessarini RJ, Vicari S.
OBJECTIVE: Suicide attempts are prevalent in association with major mood disorders, and risk is greater with bipolar disorder (BD) than major depressive disorder (MDD) in adults. There may be similar relationships in juvenile mood disorders, but the eviden... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

8 Reasons a Psychotropic Medication May Be Discontinued
Tips for having a balanced and comprehensive risk-to-benefit discussion with competent patients who want to stop their medications. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - September 28, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: John J. Miller, MD Tags: Bipolar Disorder/Bipolar Disorder Challenging Cases Major Depressive Disorder Mood Disorders Psychopharmacology Featured Resources/Schizophrenia Tipsheets Source Type: news

‘Worst Year of My Life’: Saturday Night Live’s Pete Davidson Opens Up About Mental Health Struggles
Saturday Night Live cast member Pete Davidson opened up about his mental health issues this week, revealing a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder. Speaking with Marc Maron on his WTF podcast, Davidson spoke openly about what led up to the diagnosis after he entered a rehabilitation program last December. Davidson first entered the program because he started having mental breakdowns he initially blamed on his frequent marijuana use. “I never really did any other drugs,” Davidson told Maron. “So I was like, ‘I’m gonna try to go to rehab. Maybe that’ll be helpful.” While at r...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized celebrities onetime Source Type: news

Subthreshold hypomania affects half of patients with bipolar disorder presenting with depressive symptoms
It is well established that mixed features are a common presentation in bipolar disorder (BD).1 It is also previously reported that subthreshold depressive symptoms are common during hypomania and differentially affect female patients.2 Moreover, individuals with mixed features are more likely to present with greater illness complexity, higher rates of chronicity and non-recovery, as well as a less favourable course of illness.3 A total of 907 patients with bipolar disorder. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Structured group psychoeducation in patients with bipolar disorder delays time to mania and time to any episode compared with a peer support group
Clinical effectiveness and acceptability of structured group psychoeducation versus optimised unstructured peer support for patients with remitted bipolar disorder (PARADES): a pragmatic, multicentre, observer-blind, randomised controlled superiority trial. Lancet Psychiatry 2016;3:1029G Ç ô 38.Based in part on the resource heavy group psychoeducation delivered in Barcelona, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) argue that psychological interventions specifically developed for adults with bipolar disorder improve outcome, and therefore have made a developmental quality standard that pati...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bipolar Disorder (Mania) Quiz: Test Your Emotional Wellness IQ
Title: Bipolar Disorder (Mania) Quiz: Test Your Emotional Wellness IQCategory: MedicineNet QuizCreated: 9/18/2012 1:28:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 9/20/2017 12:33:06 PM (Source: MedicineNet Depression General)
Source: MedicineNet Depression General - September 20, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

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

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Source: NIH News in Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news