Exercising control over bipolar disorder
This article discusses recent research findings and provides an overview of the extant literature related to the neurobiological underpinnings of BAS and exercise as they relate to bipolar disorder. This is important clinically because depending on mood state in bipolar disorder, we postulate that exercise could be either beneficial or deleterious with positive or negative effects on the illness. Clearly, this complicates the evaluation of exercise as a potential treatment in terms of identifying its optimal characteristics in this population. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman almost dies from an allergic reaction after taking prescribed antidepressants
(Natural News) A 35-year-old woman from Texas, Sandy Simonson, experienced a near-fatal reaction to a round of prescription anti-depressants. Sandy Simonson’s body reacted viciously to the increased dosage of a bipolar drug. She swelled up internally and a burning red rash covered her body. In October 2016, Sandy’s doctor changed her prescription and started her... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Defect in non-coding DNA might trigger brain disorders such as severe language impairment
Genetic variation in the non-coding DNA could give rise to language impairments in children and other neurodevelopmental disorders including schizophrenia, autism, and bipolar disorder, scientists have found. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 14, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Defect in non-coding DNA might trigger brain disorders such as severe language impairment
(Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics) Genetic variation in the non-coding DNA could give rise to language impairments in children and other neurodevelopmental disorders including schizophrenia, autism, and bipolar disorder, scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics and Radboud University in Nijmegen found. Molecular Psychiatry publishes their work based on a new approach on March 14. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 14, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Otsuka: Keeping an Open Mind
Otsuka may not be the world ’s biggest pharmaceutical company but it certainly has some big ideas. In recent years, it has grabbed headlines with moves to tackle two important challenges facing pharma – improving patient adherence and gleaning insights from electronic medical records – in collaboration with Proteus Digit al Health and IBM Watson.In fact, when it comes to innovative solutions, there are few ideas the company wouldn ’t consider, says Kabir Nath, President, Otsuka America, Inc. North American Pharmaceutical Business. “We will not rule anything out until we have examined and teste...
Source: EyeForPharma - March 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Hugh Gosling Source Type: news

Suicidal attempts in child and adolescent and bipolar disorders - Dugand N, Th ümmler S, Pradier C, Askenazy F.
BACKGROUND: Child and adolescent psychiatrists are frequently confronted with suicide attempts and comorbid mood disorders. Diagnoses of juvenile bipolar disorders (BD) are rare and controversial and standardized assessment is helpful for a reliable diagno... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

11 Very Good Reasons To Go To Therapy
Therapy is so much more than sitting on a couch. Misconceptions abound about what it means to talk to a mental health professional. The need to talk about your emotions is seen as something to poke fun at, weak or shameful. That stigma is often why people don’t seek help in the first place. But here’s the reality: Therapy is an incredibly useful tool that helps with a range of issues, from anxiety to sleep to relationships to trauma. Research shows that it’s incredibly effective in helping people manage mental health conditions and experts say that it’s worth it even if you don’t have a medica...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Online tools better for treating obesity in those who have serious mental illness
This study was supported by the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Services, the National Institute of Mental Health, the VA Desert Pacific Mental Illness Research Education Clinic (MIRECC), the VA Capitol Healthcare Network MIRECC, and the VA Health Services Research and Development Service Center for the Study of Healthcare Innovation, Implementation and Policy. (Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences)
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Artist Illustrates The Realities Of Mental Health, From A(nxiety) To Z
"I'm doing everything wrong." "Everyone's laughing at me." "I think I left the door open." Anxiety comes in different shapes and sizes. #atozofmentalhealth - - - - - #365daysofart #drawingaday #36daysoftype @36daysoftype #36days_A #36daysoftype04 #mentalhealth #art #typography #lettering #colors #anxiety #watercolor #igart #sketchbook #digitalart #illustration #selflove #care #mentalhealthawareness #endthestigma A post shared by Sonaksha Iyengar (@sonaksha) on Feb 21, 2017 at 8:22am PST A is for anxiety, which itself comes in many shapes and colors. B is for bipolar disorder, ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ethicon Launches ENSEAL(R) X1 Large Jaw Tissue Sealer, Establishing Next Generation Of Advanced Bipolar Devices
CINCINNATI, March 7, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Ethicon* is setting a new standard for sealing performance in advanced energy devices with the launch of the ENSEAL® X1 Large Jaw Tissue Sealer, the first in a new generation of EN... Devices, Surgery, Product Launch Ethicon, Johnson & Johnson, ENSEAL X1, Large Jaw Tissue Sealer (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 7, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Less compliance for drug therapy than psychotherapy
Patients more likely to refuse drug treatments Related items fromOnMedica Simple therapy could be just as effective as CBT Antidepressants linked to bipolar risk Self-harm and injury less likely with lithium than other drugs Non-adherence to medicine is as high as 50% Medication non-adherence (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 7, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

13 Things People With OCD Want You To Know
Obsessive compulsive disorder, which affects approximately 1 percent of American adults in a given year, can cause debilitating physical and emotional symptoms. Yet many people treat it as a punchline rather than a medical condition. Experts say education is the best way to reduce the stigma around mental health conditions like OCD. So, we asked our HuffPost social communities to share what they wished everyone knew about the disorder in an effort to shine a light on the condition for others who may not understand. Check out some of their comment and email responses below. (Warning: This might be triggering ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sunovion reports positive top-line results from Phase III trial of latuda for bipolar depression
US-based biopharmaceutical company Sunovion Pharmaceuticals has reported positive top-line results from its Phase III clinical trial of latuda (lurasidone HCl) for the treatment of depression associated with bipolar I disorder (bipolar depression). (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - March 1, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Corpus callosum volumes in bipolar disorders and suicidal vulnerability - Gifuni AJ, Oli é E, Ding Y, Cyprien F, Le Bars E, Bonafé A, Courtet P, Jollant F.
Reduced size of the corpus callosum (CC) has been associated with bipolar disorders and suicidality. Here, we aimed at investigating the relative independence of these associations in a large sample of patients. Two samples of males and females totaling 20... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Another step in understanding antipsychotic medication
(National Centre for Biological Sciences) Antipsychotic drugs are used for the treatment of mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Unfortunately, sedation or sleepiness is a common side effect of these drugs, which makes a patient's recovery difficult. A new study from the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore, on the antipsychotic drug Clozapine, indicates that the serotonin receptor 5-HT2A is partially responsible for the sedative effects of Clozapine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 28, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Everyday Exposure to EM Fields Can Disrupt Pacemakers
(MedPage Today) -- Lower sensitivity and bipolar sensing recommended (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - February 27, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

How Demi Lovato Is Using Her Voice To Elevate Mental Health
Demi Lovato is the poster child for mental health advocacy. The “Body Say” singer has been forthright about her bipolar diagnosis and addiction for years, establishing herself as an outspoken champion for the cause. Now she’s hoping to step back from the mental health spotlight a bit and use her platform to elevate the stories of others, starting with a new documentary. “It’s important for me to open up a new chapter in my life,” she told The Huffington Post. “I’ve shared a lot about my past and my experiences with my mental health condition and it’s important...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: Betrayal of the Mind - Living With Bipolar Disorder
[GroundUp] Ashley* was 18 and in his final year of high school when his mind was first attacked by a depressive episode of bipolar mood disorder. Thanks to medical and social support, Ashley came through it and now has a degree and a job. But for many people living with mental illness in South Africa, that vital care is out of reach, writes Andrea Teagle. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The 33-item Hypomania Checklist (HCL-33) - a study of the consistency between self - and external assessments in Polish bipolar patients - Łojko D, Dudek D, Angst J, Siwek M, Michalak M, Rybakowski J.
OBJECTIVES: The Hypomania Checklist (HCL) has become an important tool for the assessment of hypomanic symptoms in patients with mood disorders and in the general population. The HCL-33 scale, containing 33 symptom items, is a new instrument which, in addi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 22, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic lights Plummer Building red for World Encephalitis Day
ROCHESTER, Minn. ? In February 2014, Christa Thesing of Andover, Minnesota, stopped sleeping and started hallucinating. Her worried family took her to the hospital. Her initial diagnosis was possible bipolar disorder, a psychiatric illness. Her condition worsened. Thesing was confused and losing the ability to walk, talk and eat. Two days later, Thesing was transferred [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News - February 22, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

From a council estate to the Houses of Parliament
When Angela Rayner was growing up she went to her gran’s house for a bath on Sundays because her parents couldn’t always afford hot water. She lived in a council estate in a home with no books and both her parents were on benefits. Now she’s shadow education secretary, and her inspiring story shows that ordinary women can both make it into politics and can make change happen. She recently gave a speech at UNISON’s women’s conference and we caught up with her to find out how she went from a council estate to the heart of Westminster.   If you’ve ever seen Angela Rayner speak you...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article 2017 National Women's Conference angela rayner homecare homecare workers inequality labour link Labour Party unison women Source Type: news

Aging, Depression and Disease in South Africa
The proportion of persons 60 years and older is projected to almost double during 2000–2030 in South Africa. Credit: Jeffrey Moyo / IPSBy Manoj K. Pandey, Vani S. Kulkarni and Raghav GaihaCanberra, Philadelphia and Manchester, Feb 20 2017 (IPS)Old age is often characterised by poor health due to isolation, morbidities and disabilities in carrying out activities of daily living (DADLs) leading to depression. Mental disorders—in different forms and intensities— affect most of the population in their lifetime. In most cases, people experiencing mild episodes of depression or anxiety deal with them without di...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Manoj K. Pandey - and Raghav Gaiha Tags: Africa Aid Featured Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights Women's Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Bipolar breakthrough: New study reveals disease-causing mechanism
A new study shows how a forebrain deficiency in the cellular protein phospholipase C γ1 causes bipolar disorder-like symptoms in mice. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bipolar Source Type: news

New Genetic Discovery Explains Why Some Women Suffer Extreme PMS
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.   Sarah DiGiulio is The Huffington Post’s sleep reporter. You can contact her at sarah.digiulio@huffingtonpost.com.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 16, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

New Genetic Discovery Explains Why Some Women Suffer Extreme PMS
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.   Sarah DiGiulio is The Huffington Post’s sleep reporter. You can contact her at sarah.digiulio@huffingtonpost.com.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Associations between substance use disorders and suicide or suicide attempts in people with mental illness: a Danish nationwide, prospective, register-based study of patients diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, unipolar depression or personality disorder - Østergaard ML, Nordentoft M, Hjorthøj C.
AIM: To estimate and test associations between substance use disorders (SUDs) and both completed suicides and suicide attempts in a population with severe mental illness. DESIGN: Register-based cohort study with adjusted Cox regression of substance... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Ricki Lake Shares Touching Note After Death Of 'Soulmate' Ex-Husband Christian Evans
Ricki Lake confirmed Tuesday night that her ex-husband, Christian Evans, has died.  The actress and TV personality shared the news on Instagram, posting a photo of herself and Evans alongside a touching caption.  “It is with a heavy heart that I share that my beloved soulmate, Christian Evans has passed,” she wrote, explaining that Evans died after a struggle with bipolar disorder. “The world didn’t understand this man, but I did,” she added. Lake also took a moment to recognize others who have lost loved ones to mental illness, writing, “My heart goes out to you.” The &l...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anticonvulsants and suicide attempts in bipolar I disorders - Bellivier F, Belzeaux R, Scott J, Courtet P, Golmard JL, Azorin JM.
OBJECTIVE: To identify risk factors for suicide attempts (SA) in individuals commencing treatment for a manic or mixed episode. METHOD: A total of 3390 manic or mixed cases with bipolar disorder (BD) type I recruited from 14 European countries were... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Bipolar disorder candidate gene, validated in mouse experiment
(Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology(UNIST)) Researchers at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) in South Korea has made a significant breakthrough in the search for the potential root causes of bipolar disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 15, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Once-Monthly Aripiprazole Effective in Bipolar Disorder Once-Monthly Aripiprazole Effective in Bipolar Disorder
The once-monthly injection, currently available for schizophrenia, is seen as a potentially important tool to prevent nonadherence.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

How good journalists can face down fake newsmongers | John Naughton
The mainstream media can fight back against the poisoning of our public sphere by giving people narratives they can understandLet us pause for a moment to mourn the passing ofHans Rosling , one of the most gifted and humane educators of our age. He was professor of global health at Sweden ’s prestigious Karolinska Institute and became famous when he gave aspectacular TED talk in 2006 using global data to show how the world had changed during the 20th century. Rosling specialised in devising striking ways of visualising statistical data and in using computers to provide animations showing, for example, how child morta...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 12, 2017 Category: Science Authors: John Naughton Tags: Media Digital media Science Technology Trump administration US news Sean Spicer Newspapers & magazines Culture Blogging Source Type: news

'It creeps in slowly, then … envelops you': Anna Howard's sister reflects on depression
Anna Howard's body was found on Brackley Beach on Jan. 28. Her sister Emily talks about Anna's happy, positive loving side and how her bipolar disorder eventually took over. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/PEI Source Type: news

Medtech approvals: FDA releases January 2017 PMA approvals
Summary of PMA Originals & Supplements Approved Originals: 4 Supplements: 40 Submission Number Date Final Decision Review Track Trade Name Appl/Spr Name Approval Order Statement P140033 01/31/2017 PMAO – PMA Original ASSURITY MRI AND ENDURITY MRI PACEMAKERS, TENDRIL MRI LEAD, MRI ACTIVATOR, MERLIN PCS PROGRAMER SOFTWARE ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC. Approval for the MR Conditional Pacemaker System (which includes the Assurity MRI (Models PM 1272, PM 2272) and Endurity MRI (Models PM 1172, PM 2172) pacemakers, Tendril MRI Lead (Model LPA 1200M), MRI Activator (Model EX4000), Merlin PCS Programmer Software (...
Source: Mass Device - February 7, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pre-Market Approval (PMA) Regulatory/Compliance Source Type: news

Depressed patients with earlier and more severe symptoms have high genetic risk for major psychiatri
(Elsevier) Clinical features of major depressive disorder (MDD) may help identify specific subgroups of depressed patients based on associations with genetic risk for major psychiatric disorders, reports a study in Biological Psychiatry. Led by Brenda Penninx, PhD, of the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, the study found that patients with an early age at onset and higher symptom severity have an increased genetic risk for MDD, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 7, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Multimodal neuroimaging of frontolimbic structure and function associated with suicide attempts in adolescents and young adults with bipolar disorder - Johnston JA, Wang F, Liu J, Blond BN, Wallace A, Liu J, Spencer L, Cox Lippard ET, Purves KL, Landeros-Weisenberger A, Hermes E, Pittman B, Zhang S, King R, Martin A, Oquendo MA, Blumberg HP.
This study of adolescents and young adults with bipola... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

13 Mental Health Resources That Are Absolutely Free
I Am... Struggling with Anxiety: Create your own profile at Anxiety Social Net (anxietysocialnet.com) to connect with people dealing with everything from social anxiety to agoraphobia. Prefer to meet in person? Find a state-by-state list of support groups at the Anxiety and Depression Association of America’s website (adaa.org). Struggling with Depression or Bipolar Disorder: Locate an in-person or online group at the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance site (dbsalliance.org). Struggling with Postpartum Depression: The Postpartum Progress site (postpartumprogress.com) lists support groups in nearly every state as...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bovie Medical tanks after failing to renew J-Plasma deal with Hologic
Bovie Medical (NYSE:BVX) saw shares plummet this week after it announced it did not extend the sales channel partnership with Hologic (NSDQ:HOLX) for its J-Plasma product, which is set to expire at the end of February. Bovie Medical’s J-Plasma is a plasma-based cutter and coagulator that uses helium ionization to produce a focused beam of ionized gas over a blade, used for cutting or coagulating during surgeries. The Clearwater, Fla.-based company originally inked the deal with Hologic in July, and said it could not extend it “as the 2 companies could not come to a mutually acceptable financ...
Source: Mass Device - February 2, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Bovie Medical Corp. Source Type: news

Borna Disease Virus, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder & Depression
This study closes the door on the relationship between BDV and mental illness in humans. There is no apparent connection between the Borna Disease Virus and schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or depression.   References Bautista J R, Schwartz G J, de la Torre J C, Moran T H, Carbone K M. Early and persistent abnormalities in rats with neonatally acquired Borna disease virus infection. Brain Res Bull. 1994;34:31–40. Carbone, K. M. (2001). Borna Disease Virus and Human Disease. Clinical Microbiology Reviews, 14(3), 513–527. http://doi.org/10.1128/CMR.14.3.513-527.2001 Dittrich W, Bode L, Ludwig H, Kao M, Schne...
Source: Psych Central - February 2, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: John M. Grohol, Psy.D. Tags: Bipolar Depression Disorders General Schizophrenia BDV behavioral symptoms Bipolar Disorder Borna disease virus borna virus Infectious disease Source Type: news

Borderline Personality Disorder: Fact vs Fiction
McLean Hospital Guest Blogger Blaise Aguirre, MD So you think you know about borderline personality disorder? Think again. Many of us have seen Fatal Attraction where the lead female character is described as having borderline personality disorder (BPD), but the diagnosis is not that Hollywood portrayal. In fact, despite great efforts through a number of organizations, including McLean Hospital, Project 375, and the Linehan Institute, there are still many misconceptions about BPD. And unfortunately, along with misconceptions, comes stigma. I was previously interviewed on W5, a popular weekly Canadian television program...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and paracetamol do not affect 6-month mood-stabilizing treatment outcome among 482 patients with bipolar disorder - K öhler-Forsberg O, Sylvia L, Thase M, Calabrese JR, Deckersbach T, Tohen M, Bowden CL, McInnis M, Kocsis JH, Friedman ES, Ketter TA, McElroy S, Shelton RC, Nierenberg AA.
BACKGROUND: Many mood disorder patients need analgesics due to increased pain sensitivity. Recent studies have suggested that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may inhibit antidepressant treatment, which requires replication before clinical rec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 1, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Neuroimaging Markers of Suicide Risk in Young Bipolar Patients Neuroimaging Markers of Suicide Risk in Young Bipolar Patients
Researchers uncover distinct differences in the brain's emotional centers in young patients with bipolar disorder who have attempted suicide relative to those who have not.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - February 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Brain Scans May Shed Light on Bipolar Suicide Risk
Almost half of those with the disorder attempt suicide and up to 20 percent succeed (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain scans may shed light on bipolar disorder-suicide risk
HealthDay News Among teens and young adults with bipolar disorder, researchers have linked brain differences to an increased suicide risk. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain Scans May Shed Light on Bipolar Disorder - Suicide Risk
Almost half of those with the disorder attempt suicide and up to 20 percent succeed (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 31, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Radiology, News, Source Type: news

Sunovion's schizophrenia drug Latuda approved for use in teens
A schizophrenia drug developed by Marlborough-based Sunovion Pharmaceuticals has been granted wider approval by the FDA. The company said in a statement on Saturday that its drug, Latuda, had been approved by the FDA to treat adolescents aged 13 to 17. Previously, the drug had been approved only for adults suffering from schizophrenia or major depressive episodes associated with bipolar disorder. Sunovion is one of the largest privately-held life science companies headquartered in Massachusetts,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 31, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Brain Scans May Shed Light on Bipolar Disorder-Suicide Risk
TUESDAY, Jan. 31, 2017 -- Among teens and young adults with bipolar disorder, researchers have linked brain differences to an increased suicide risk. About half of people with bipolar disorder -- marked by extreme mood swings -- attempt suicide and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 31, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Brain circuits may reveal which young people are likely to commit suicide
A new Yale-led study of adolescents and young adults at high risk of taking their own lives — those suffering from bipolar disorder — implicates specific differences in the brains of those who attempt suicide and those who do not, researchers report Jan. 31 in the American Journal of Psychiatry. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 31, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Yale News Source Type: news

Psychosocial factors and comorbidity associated with suicide attempts: findings in patients with bipolar disorder - McGrady A, Lynch D, Rapport D.
BACKGROUND: Suicidal attempts occur more frequently in patients with bipolar disorder compared to other mood disorders. The goal of this study is to identify psychosocial factors and comorbidity associated with this serious and life-threatening behavior. S... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

How I Cope with Suicidal Ideation
Like many pieces related to mental illness, I’ve found that self-care recommendations often address more socially acceptable symptoms  — typically those that relate to anxiety and mild depression. While it is important to address those and talk about the things we can do to keep ourselves running in tip top shape. We don’t talk enough about what to do when things get scary or dangerous for yourself or loved ones. As a person who lives with severe, debilitating and sometimes dangerous mental illness, most of my energy goes towards very basic practices necessary to keep myself alive. It’s hard to co...
Source: Psych Central - January 27, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Kaela Simone Tags: Bipolar Depression Personal Stories Self-Help Suicide Treatment Agoraphobia Bipolar Disorder Coping Skills Delusions Desperation mania Mood Disorder Mood Swings Self Harm Self Injury Social Anxiety Suicidal Ideation Source Type: news

Novel risk genes for bipolar disorder
Researchers conducted a genome-wide association study of bipolar disorder (BD), and identified novel risk genes. One of these genes (FADS) is related to lipid metabolism (e.g., omega3/6 polyunsaturated fatty acids); therefore, they concluded that lipid abnormality may be involved in BD pathophysiology. Elucidating an independent association between these two phenotypes provides a foundation for new therapeutic strategies. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 26, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news