Are extreme high achievers narcissists or obsessive compulsive bipolar?
Over the past 30 years, I ’ve treated many people from the financial, television, movie and dot-com worlds. Many of these individuals were powerful, driven, successful and they also hurt people. Most of them were summarily thrown into the wastebasket diagnosis, narcissist. Seeing so many of them as a psychiatrist, I have come to believe that there is something else going on beneath simple narcissistic behavior. I came up with a name for the condition: OCB. You may have heard of OCD, which stands… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dr. Mark Goulston Source Type: news

Parents with bipolar benefit from self-help tool
(Lancaster University) Online self-management support for parents with Bipolar Disorder leads to improvements in parenting and child behavior. That is the finding of researchers from the Spectrum Centre for Mental Health Research at Lancaster University, who recruited 97 parents with Bipolar Disorder who have children aged between 3 and ten years old. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bipolar Disorder Research App Wins Mood Challenge Grand Prize
The Mood Challenge for ResearchKit announced that the winner of its $200,000 grand prize is BiAffect, a new study for understanding mood and neurocognitive functioning in bipolar disorder. (Source: RWJF - News Releases)
Source: RWJF - News Releases - May 16, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: Mental and Emotional Well-Being Source Type: news

App that tracks bipolar manic, depressive episodes wins award
(University of Illinois at Chicago) A team led by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago, along with collaborators at the University of Michigan and Sage Bionetworks, has won the Mood Challenge for ResearchKit, a contest that called on researchers to come up with new ways to study mood disorders using Apple's ResearchKit, an open-source platform for creating iOS apps. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

4 Women On What It's Really Like To Live With A Mental Illness
Opening up about struggles with mental illness can be a daunting task. Many people don’t feel comfortable doing it ― even though such illnesses are quite common.  About 1 in 5 adults in the United States experience mental illness in a given year, and 1 in 25 adults will have a debilitating mental illness that can interfere with their daily lives. Although mental illness can affect anyone, women are at a higher risk for many conditions, including anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. They’re also 70 percent more likely than men to experience depression. In an effort to encourage more people to share...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Funding awarded to target health information access for youth with mental health conditions
We have awarded funding to the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA). The project, led by Phyllis Foxworth will include training for DBSA on MedlinePlus resources, converting existing DBSA material that is in MedlinePlus to Spanish and upload the Spanish language version into HealthReach, webinars and more. (Source: The Cornflower)
Source: The Cornflower - May 15, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Bobbi Newman Tags: Funding Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Source Type: news

Mental Health Treatment Can Save Lives, But The Right Diagnosis Can Take Years
Your browser does not support HTML5 video.In His Own Words: Above, Nic Newling, 30, writes how his experience with untreated bipolar disorder made him feel. Animation by Isabella Carapella/Photography by Damon Dahlen 1,277 days. That’s approximately how long it took Nic Newling to figure out he was dealing with bipolar disorder after first reaching out for help. Newling was born and raised in Sydney. He first began to notice something was wrong when he was a young teen in school. He felt panicked and burned out ― sometimes for no reason at all ― and it was severely destabilizing his everyday routine. &ldq...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mental Health Treatment Can Save Lives, But The Right Diagnosis Can Take Years
Your browser does not support HTML5 video.In His Own Words: Above, Nic Newling, 30, writes how his experience with untreated bipolar disorder made him feel. Animation by Isabella Carapella/Photography by Damon Dahlen 1,277 days. That’s approximately how long it took Nic Newling to figure out he was dealing with bipolar disorder after first reaching out for help. Newling was born and raised in Sydney. He first began to notice something was wrong when he was a young teen in school. He felt panicked and burned out ― sometimes for no reason at all ― and it was severely destabilizing his everyday routine. &ldq...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 15, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Why I Praise Therapy To All My Friends -- But Won’t Go Myself
I’m ashamed to say that I don’t go to therapy. It’s not that I don’t need it. I have a history of obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety and depression. I know this because I went to a therapist who diagnosed me six years ago in college after I came back from my study abroad. I returned home with a depression so deep I couldn’t get out of bed. But after getting my eight free sessions ― and an antidepressant prescription that I would wean off of one year later ― I never set foot in a therapist’s office again. The thing is, I loved therapy. It worked wonders for me in that short amoun...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Student sues after seizure drug burned her inside and out
Khaliah Shaw was a graduate student at Georgia College and State University when she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and prescribed the medication, Lamotrigine, in 2013. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some kids suffer extreme stress from the 'anxiety gene'
Scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston found a gene - similar to that which is linked to bipolar disorder - makes some children prone to depression. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Systematic assessment of environmental risk factors for bipolar disorder: an umbrella review of systematic reviews and meta-analyses - Bortolato B, K öhler CA, Evangelou E, León-Caballero J, Solmi M, Stubbs B, Belbasis L, Pacchiarotti I, Kessing LV, Berk M, Vieta E, Carvalho AF.
OBJECTIVES: The pathophysiology of bipolar disorder is likely to involve both genetic and environmental risk factors. In our study, we aimed to perform a systematic search of environmental risk factors for BD. In addition, we assessed possible hints of bia... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Biological treatment of acute agitation or aggression with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder in the inpatient setting - Masand P, Correll CU, Yu X, Xiang Y, Kane JM.
BACKGROUND: Schizophrenia and bipolar disorders are chronic illnesses that commonly present with symptoms of acute agitation and aggression. These symptoms must be managed rapidly to prevent potential harm to the patient and others, including their caregiv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Personality traits in bipolar disorder and influence on outcome - Sparding T, P ålsson E, Joas E, Hansen S, Landén M.
BACKGROUND: The aim was to investigate the personality profile of bipolar disorder I and II, and healthy controls, and to study whether personality influences the course of bipolar disorder. METHODS: One hundred ten patients with bipolar disorder I... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Depression/suicide risks for overweight/obese teens with BD - Knopf A.
Unlike adults with bipolar disorder (BD), adolescents with the condition are no more likely than controls to be overweight or obese, researchers have found. However, adolescents with BD who are obese are three times more likely to attempt suicide or have m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 5, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Trumpcare Will Be Catastrophic For People With Mental Health Issues
House Republicans on Thursday passed an updated version of the American Health Care Act, which could affect the millions of people who live with a mental health or substance-use disorder. Analysis of the GOP bill by various organizations shows a grim outlook. Not only would people dealing with mental health conditions or drug dependency have to pay higher premiums, many may not even be covered.  This could have serious consequences, with the country in the throes of one of history’s worst opioid epidemics. Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in America. And, according to experts...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers create a roadmap of bipolar disorder and how it affects the brain
In the largest MRI study on patients with bipolar disorder, a global consortium published new research showing that people with the condition have differences in the brain regions that control inhibition and emotion. By revealing clear and consistent alterations in key brain regions, the findings offer insight to the underlying mechanisms of bipolar disorder. Lithium treatment was associated with less thinning of gray matter, which suggests a protective effect of this medication on the brain. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 2, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Researchers create a roadmap of bipolar disorder and how it affects the brain
(University of Southern California) In the largest MRI study on patients with bipolar disorder, a global consortium published new research showing that people with the condition have differences in the brain regions that control inhibition and emotion. By revealing clear and consistent alterations in key brain regions, the findings offer insight to the underlying mechanisms of bipolar disorder. Lithium treatment was associated with less thinning of gray matter, which suggests a protective effect of this medication on the brain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 2, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Auto pioneer's family turns tragedy into discovery with $5 million commitment to bipolar research
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) The suicide of an automotive pioneer has spurred research on bipolar disorder, including the first line of bipolar-specific stem cells. Now, his family has made a new $5 million gift commitment -- if others join them in funding the research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 1, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Online support tool developed for bipolar disorder patients
Researchers have created an online relapse prevention tool for patients with bipolar disorder, or BD, to provide a " cheap, accessible option " for treatment. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: April 28, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From FDA and Health Canada approvals to joint ventures, here are 7 medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. FDA clears Joimax Endovapor 2 Joimax announced in an April 26 press release that it has received FDA 510(k) clearance to market its Endovapor 2 Multi-Radio Frequency System. The device generates electricity for monopoly and bipolar cutting and coagulation of tissue structures in surgery. It has programs designed for spinal cord surgery with an interdisciplinary application. It also has 2 monopolar and 2 bipolar sockets with an easy touchpad technolo...
Source: Mass Device - April 28, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) News Well Surgical Anaconda Biomed Creganna Medical Eclipse Aesthetics Joimax Mederi Therapeutics MedTech Millennium Medical Technologies SiBone Theraclion Source Type: news

Researchers develop online support for people with bipolar disorder
(Lancaster University) An online relapse prevention tool for bipolar disorder offers a 'cheap accessible option' for people seeking support following treatment, say researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Medtronic wins Health Canada nod for OsteoCool RF ablation system
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today it won Health Canada approval for its OsteoCool radiofrequency ablation system for treating cancers that metastasize to the spine, and launched the system in the region. The Fridley, Minn.-based company touted the OsteoCool system as the only cooled RF ablation technology with simultaneous, dual-probe capabilities. “Our pain therapies business is deeply rooted in the Medtronic mission – which calls us to alleviate pain. We put an important treatment option into the hands of physicians so they can help more patients suffering from debilitating cancer pain,” Medtronic Canada ...
Source: Mass Device - April 27, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Regulatory/Compliance Spinal Medtronic Source Type: news

Neurons' faulty wiring leads to serotonin imbalance, depression-like behavior in mice
A gene has been identified that allows neurons that release serotonin to evenly spread their branches throughout the brain. Without this gene, these branches become entangled, leading to haphazard serotonin distribution, and signs of depression in mice. These observations shed light on how neuronal wiring is critical to overall brain health, while also revealing a promising new research focus for psychiatric disorders associated with serotonin imbalance -- such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and autism. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 27, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Psychometric validation of the Geriatric Suicide Ideation Scale (GSIS) among older adults with bipolar disorder - O'Rourke N, Heisel MJ, Canham SL, Sixsmith A, Yaghoubi-Shahir H, King DB.
OBJECTIVES: Across age groups, bipolar disorder (BD) carries the greatest risk of death by suicide of all psychiatric conditions; 25%-50% of those with BD will make one or more suicide attempt. Psychometrically sound instruments are required to reliably me... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Is the higher number of suicide attempts in bipolar disorder vs. Major depressive disorder attributable to illness severity? - Michaels MS, Balthrop T, Pulido A, Rudd MD, Joiner TE.
OBJECTIVEs The present study represents an early-stage investigation into the phenomenon whereby those with bipolar disorder attempt suicide more frequently than those with unipolar depression, but do not tend to attempt suicide during mania. METHO... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Causes of Psychosis
When my son Dan was diagnosed with severe obsessive-compulsive disorder, his psychiatrist informed me and my husband that Dan was “borderline psychotic.” In other words, our son was out of touch with reality. For most people, psychosis usually presents in one of two ways: Hallucinations – consist of seeing, hearing or feeling things that are not actually there. A common example is hearing voices. Delusions – consist of beliefs that are not likely to be true and that seem irrational or nonsensical to other people. A typical example involves believing that outside forces are controlling your thoughts...
Source: Psych Central - April 22, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Janet Singer Tags: Caregivers General Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Psychology Delusions Hallucinations Psychosis psychotic behavior Source Type: news

The Melancholic Artist
For many, the artist is an admirable, cultured poet, living above society, constantly assessing the human condition and nature. The artist is seen as the ultimate division from society, in that they devote so much of their waking and dream life to the fire that burns them — their art. This is an overly romanticized idealization of the artist, possibly because non-artists have only ever known the final result (the image prepared by the artist) to go by in understanding the artist. It is easy to deduce with those results that the artist is philosopher, great genius provided with superior understanding of the human con...
Source: Psych Central - April 21, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Taylor Bourassa Tags: Creativity Depression Psychology Artistry Bipolar Disorder Borderline Personality Disorder brooding Creative Process Insight Laurinda Dixon Leonardo Da Vinci Madness melancholy Mental Disorder Mood Disorder Van Gogh Source Type: news

Thwarted interpersonal needs and suicide ideation: comparing psychiatric inpatients with bipolar and non-bipolar mood disorders - Taylor NJ, Mitchell SM, Roush JF, Brown SL, Jahn DR, Cukrowicz KC.
Psychiatric inpatients are at heightened risk for suicide, and evidence suggests that psychiatric inpatients with bipolar mood disorders may be at greater risk for suicide ideation compared to those with non-bipolar mood disorders. There is a paucity of re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 21, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Regulator links Sanofi epilepsy drug to child deformities
PARIS (Reuters) - Up to 4,100 children in France suffered major malformations in the womb after their mothers took a treatment against epilepsy and bipolar disorders known as valproate between 1967 and 2016, France's drug regulator said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

French regulator says up to 4,100 children victims of epilepsy drug
PARIS (Reuters) - An estimated 2,150 to 4,100 children in France suffered a major malformation in the womb between 1967 and 2016 after their mothers took a treatment against epilepsy and bipolar disorders known as valproate, France's drug regulator said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

How the Month You Were Born Affects Your Personality, According to Science
Let’s agree on one thing first: Astrology is gibberish — gibberish with a nice line of charm bracelets, maybe, but gibberish all the same. Its fundamental premise — that the combined gravity of all of the planets at the moment you’re born determines your personality — is all by itself its undoing. As Newton knew, the gravity of any massive object is inversely proportional to the square of its distance. Even for a giant planet like Neptune, which is 2.7 billion miles (4.4 billion km) away, the amount of gravitational pull it exerted on you at birth was…let’s see…times 2.7&he...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - April 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized behavior birth month birth season onetime personality psychology the brain the human mind Source Type: news

Elevated C-reactive protein levels in women with bipolar disorder may be explained by a history of childhood trauma, especially sexual abuse, body mass index, and age - Moraes JB, Maes M, Barbosa DS, Ferrari TZ, Uehara MK, Carvalho AF, Nunes SO.
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate whether increased levels of high-sensitivity C- reactive protein (hs-CRP) observed in individuals with bipolar disorder (BD) compared to healthy controls (HCs) could be influenced by a previous exposure to early life stress (ELS) in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 15, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Large-scale interaction effects reveal missing heritability in schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder - Woo HJ, Yu C, Kumar K, Reifman J.
Genetic susceptibility factors behind psychiatric disorders typically contribute small effects individually. A possible explanation for the missing heritability is that the effects of common variants are not only polygenic but also non-additive, appearing ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 14, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Aggression protects against the onset of major depressive episodes in individuals with bipolar spectrum disorder - Ng TH, Freed RD, Titone MK, Stange JP, Weiss RB, Abramson LY, Alloy LB.
A growing body of research suggests that bipolar spectrum disorders (BSDs) are associated with high aggression. However, little research has prospectively examined how aggression may affect time to onset of hypomanic/manic versus major depressive episodes.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 12, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Targeting aggression in severe mental illness: the predictive role of genetic, epigenetic, and metabolomic markers - Manchia M, Fanos V.
Human aggression is a complex and widespread social behavior that is overrepresented in individuals affected by severe mental illness (SMI), such as schizophrenia (SCZ), bipolar disorder (BD), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and attention-deficit/hyperacti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Socio-demographic and clinical characterization of patients with Bipolar Disorder I vs II: a nationwide Italian study - Altamura AC, Buoli M, Cesana B, Dell'osso B, Tacchini G, Albert U, Fagiolini A, de Bartolomeis A, Maina G, Sacchetti E.
Bipolar disorders (BDs) are prevalent, comorbid and disabling conditions, associated with the highest suicide risk among psychiatric illnesses. In the last few years, new efforts to better characterize the socio-demographic and clinical profiles of BD type... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Sleep Problems Have More Links to Mental Health Than You Think
Americans are quite sleep deprived these days, but what you might not know is all of that not sleeping could be affecting your mental well-being. Or, is it that your mental health is leading to sleepless nights and yawn-filled days? The data paints a picture: Nearly one in five Americans suffers from some kind of mental illness, according to data from the National Institute of Mental Health. Even more surprising, a whopping 50 to 80 percent of people living with typical psychiatric illnesses also report chronic sleep problems, compared to less than 20 percent of the general population. Looking at the numbers, it seems cle...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wiley launches broad scope open access journal covering the health sciences
John Wiley and Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JWa and JWb) is pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new open access journal, Health Science Reports. Dedicated to providing exceptional author service through swift evaluation of existing reviews, Health Science Reports will publish peer-reviewed scientifically sound research across the entire spectrum of the medical and clinical sciences. Wiley’s health sciences portfolio typically attracts more authors and articles than can be published in highly selective journals.  The new journal demonstrates Wiley’s commitment to providing greater choice for authors who wish...
Source: News from STM - April 6, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured Open Access Source Type: news

Suicide Risk Factors in Bipolar Disorder Identified Suicide Risk Factors in Bipolar Disorder Identified
Comorbid anxiety, depressed polarity and an anxious temperament, as well as diagnostic delays, increase the risk of suicide attempts in bipolar disorder type 1 patients, say Tunisian researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 3, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Impairments of motor function among children with a familial risk of schizophrenia or bipolar disorder at 7 years old in Denmark: an observational cohort study - Burton BK, Thorup AA, Jepsen JR, Poulsen G, Ellersgaard D, Spang KS, Christiani CJ, Hemager N, Gantriis D, Greve A, Mors O, Nordentoft M, Plessen KJ.
BACKGROUND: Owing to the genetic overlap between schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, we aimed to assess domain-specific motor aberrations and disorder specificity among 7-year-old children with a familial risk of schizophrenia or bipolar disorder by compar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 31, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Self-Reported Graphic Personal and Social Performance Scale (SRG-PSP) for measuring functionality in patients with bipolar disorder - Mei Bai Y, Li CT, Chen MH, Kuang Yang Y.
OBJECTIVES: The self-reported graphic version of the Personal and Social Performance Scale (SRG-PSP) is the first graphic, self-reported rating scale that assesses functioning, and its reliability and validity have been documented in patients with schizoph... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 31, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Football helps mental health patients, find nurses
Nurse researchers have found that organised football sessions can have a direct improvement on the lives of patients with mental health conditions like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 28, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Self-poisoning suicide deaths in people with bipolar disorder: characterizing a subgroup and identifying treatment patterns - Schaffer A, Weinstock LM, Sinyor M, Reis C, Goldstein BI, Yatham LN, Levitt AJ.
OBJECTIVE: To characterize self-poisoning suicide deaths in BD compared to other suicide decedents. METHODS: Extracted coroner data from all suicide deaths (n  = 3319) in Toronto, Canada from 1998 to 2012. Analyses of demographics, clinical histor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Ethnicity and excess mortality in severe mental illness: a cohort study - Das-Munshi J, Chang CK, Dutta R, Morgan C, Nazroo J, Stewart R, Prince MJ.
BACKGROUND: Excess mortality in severe mental illness (defined here as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorders, and bipolar affective disorders) is well described, but little is known about this inequality in ethnic minorities. We aimed to estimate excess... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Creo Medical wins expanded CE mark for Speedboat RS2 electrosurgical device
Creo Medical said today it won expanded CE mark approval for its Speedboat RS2 electrosurgical device, now cleared for the use of microwave energy as well as radiofrequency. The U.K.-based company said that in a 30-patient clinical study, the Speedboat RS2 successfully demonstrated safety and efficacy in applying microwave energy to coagulate bleeds in the colon. Creo Medical touted the device as the 1st to use microwave energy combined with radiofrequency. “Our vision is to enable physicians to move the point of treatment from the operating theatre under general anaesthetic to a procedure under sedation in the ...
Source: Mass Device - March 24, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Regulatory/Compliance Surgical Vascular Creo Medical Source Type: news

Mental Illness or Brain Disorder?
Why is it that the idea of “mental illness” is so much scarier to many people than any other illness? We talk freely about cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, yet whisper about Bipolar Disorder, schizophrenia, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Of course the media portrayal of these illnesses doesn’t help, but surely there must be more to it than that. While the “physical illnesses” mentioned above are seen as diseases that happen to us, the “mental illnesses” are perceived as us. We get heart disease, but we are bipolar. We get cancer, but we are obsessive-compulsive. Heart disea...
Source: Psych Central - March 24, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Janet Singer Tags: Caregivers Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Personal Stories Bipolar Disorder Body Dysmorphic Disorder Mental Illness Neuroplasticity Psychology Schizophrenia Stigma Source Type: news

Fundamental Facts About Mental Health 2016
This year's Fundamental Facts follows the recent publication of the 2014 Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey (APMS). This highlights that, every week, one in six adults experiences symptoms of a common mental health problem, such as anxiety or depression, and one in five adults has considered taking their own life at some point. Nearly half of adults believe that, in their lifetime, they have had a diagnosable mental health problem, yet only a third have received a diagnosis. The APMS brings to the fore the widening gap between the mental health of young women and young men. Women between the ages of 16 and 24 are almost th...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bipolar Disorder: Osmosis Study Video Bipolar Disorder: Osmosis Study Video
This video on the basics of bipolar disorder, sometimes known as manic depression, explores the definition, signs and symptoms, and treatments for the condition.Osmosis (Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines)
Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines - March 23, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Students Commentary Source Type: news