Medical News Today: Bipolar Spectrum: Types, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Bipolar is a spectrum disorder. Learn about what this entails, the types of bipolar disorder, their symptoms, and how diagnosis and treatment differ. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bipolar Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Bipolar Disorder: Symptoms in Women
Bipolar disorder affects both men and women, but women are more likely to experience bipolar II, and their symptoms may be different. Find out more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bipolar Source Type: news

AtriCure warns on tip detachment risk with Cobra Fusion cardiac ablation device
AtriCure (NSDQ:ATRC) in September warned doctors of the risk that the tip of its Cobra Fusion cardiac ablation catheter could dislodge and separate from the device. The Cobra Fusion device is designed to deliver both bipolar and monopolar energy to the ablation site. The device also uses suction to gently pulls tissue out of the path of circulating blood to eliminate the heat sink effect during both modalities, according to AtriCure’s website. In a Sept. 21 letter to physicians, AtriCure said the magnet and/or magnet cap at the distal end of the device could dislodge and remain behind wh...
Source: Mass Device - December 23, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiovascular Catheters Regulatory/Compliance AtriCure Inc. Source Type: news

J & J ’ s Ethicon seeks court ruling of non-infringement on Enseal
Johnson & Johnson‘s (NYSE:JNJ) Ethicon  and Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) subsidiary Covidien took to court again this week, continuing an ongoing spat over patents related to surgical shears and sealers. Ethicon this week asked a federal judge in Massachusetts to find that its Enseal X1 surgical instrument doesn’t infringe a quintet of patents owned by Medtronic’s Covidien unit. The company claims that Covidien refuses to acknowledge that its new Enseal X1 Large Jaw Tissue Sealer specifically does not infringe upon 5 specific patents, which it says is required under a 1999 settlement signed bet...
Source: Mass Device - December 21, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Legal News Patent Infringement Surgical Covidien Ethicon Johnson & Johnson Medtronic Source Type: news

CA state senator proposing 'bill of rights' for children is the same menace who kicked kids out of school for refusing vaccines
(NaturalNews) That any of California’s manic Left-wing Democrats – all of whom support just about any form of abortion you can think of – would propose a “bill of rights” for kids is so hypocritical as to be sickening. I guess if you make it out of the womb in the Golden State this may... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Onset polarity in bipolar disorder: a strong association between first depressive episode and suicide attempts - Cremaschi L, Dell'osso B, Vismara M, Dobrea C, Buoli M, Ketter TA, Altamura AC.
BACKGROUND: The role of onset polarity (OP) in patients with bipolar disorder (BD) has been increasingly investigated over the last few years, for its clinical, prognostic, and therapeutic implications. The present study sought to assess whether OP was ass... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 17, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Antisuicidal response following ketamine infusion is associated with decreased nighttime wakefulness in major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder - Vande Voort JL, Ballard ED, Luckenbaugh DA, Bernert RA, Richards EM, Niciu MJ, Park LT, Machado-Vieira R, Duncan WC, Zarate CA.
This study sought to evaluate di... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 17, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Polyunsaturated fatty acids and suicide risk in mood disorders: a systematic review - Pompili M, Longo L, Dominici G, Serafini G, Lamis DA, Sarris J, Amore M, Girardi P.
Deficiency of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and an alteration between the ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 PUFAs may contribute to the pathogenesis of bipolar disorder and unipolar depression. Recent epidemiological studies have also demonstrated... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Magnitude and associated factors of aggressive behaviour among patients with bipolar disorder at Amanual Mental Specialized Hospital, outpatient department, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: cross-sectional study - Belete H, Mulat H, Fanta T, Yimer S, Shimelash T, Ali T, Tewabe T.
BACKGROUND: Aggressive behavior is a challenging behavior among bipolar patients that causes poor social interaction and hospitalization. But, there is no information regards of the magnitude and contributing factors for aggressive behaviour among bipolar ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

How Personality Traits Tip Over Into Mental Illness
Psychologists are aware that personality can factor into mental health ― for example, perfectionism leading to clinical depression and anxiety disorders  ― but the relationship between certain personality traits and psychiatric illnesses isn’t entirely clear.  A fascinating new study published in Nature Genetics on Dec. 5 takes this association a step further. The findings suggest that personality traits and mental illness exist on a continuum, sharing key influences on a genetic level. In other words, when innate personality traits are pushed to an extreme by age, adversity or ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 14, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

How Personality Traits Tip Over Into Mental Illness
Psychologists are aware that personality can factor into mental health ― for example, perfectionism leading to clinical depression and anxiety disorders  ― but the relationship between certain personality traits and psychiatric illnesses isn’t entirely clear.  A fascinating new study published in Nature Genetics on Dec. 5 takes this association a step further. The findings suggest that personality traits and mental illness exist on a continuum, sharing key influences on a genetic level. In other words, when innate personality traits are pushed to an extreme by age, adversity or ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Men sue drug maker after developing breasts
Thirteen thousand men are suing Johnson& Johnson, saying the bipolar drug Risperdal gave them breasts, a condition known as gynecomastia. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pets Can Be Life-Changing For People Living With Severe Mental Illness
Living with mental illness can be lonely. More than half of people with serious psychiatric conditions say they feel isolated, struggling with an impaired ability to make friends, a lack of opportunities to socialize, and a stigma against mental illness. Through the ups and downs of life with a mental health condition, pets offer a powerful form of connection and support. Many people living with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder say that owning pets, more than anything else, has helped them to manage their condition, according to new research.  The study participants spoke in emotional terms about thei...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pets Can Be Life-Changing For People Living With Severe Mental Illness
Living with mental illness can be lonely. More than half of people with serious psychiatric conditions say they feel isolated, struggling with an impaired ability to make friends, a lack of opportunities to socialize, and a stigma against mental illness. Through the ups and downs of life with a mental health condition, pets offer a powerful form of connection and support. Many people living with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder say that owning pets, more than anything else, has helped them to manage their condition, according to new research.  The study participants spoke in emotional terms about thei...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 13, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Pets Can Play A Big Role In Mental Health Treatment
BOSTON (CBS) — Pets might play a more important role in mental health than previously thought. Researchers interviewed people with serious mental disorders including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder and discovered a significant number considered their pets to be as vital to their social network as close family members and social workers. Pets could help mental health treatment. (WBZ-TV) The patients said pets helped distract them from disturbing thoughts, like suicide, and gave them a sense of order, responsibility, security and provided unconditional acceptance and support. (Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Source Type: news

NIH funds $2 million study of caregivers of relatives with bipolar disorder
(Case Western Reserve University) With a four-year, $2 million National Institutes of Health grant, nurse scientists at Case Western Reserve University will conduct one of the first studies to test ways family members can maintain and improve their health while caring for relatives with bipolar disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 12, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Profile and determinants of disability in psychotic disorders in Nigeria - Lasebikan VO, Ayinde O.
We compared profile and predictors of disability among 210 patients with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar I disorder with psychosis and depression with psychosis, respectively in a Nigerian clinical population, using the WHO Disability Asse... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 10, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Bipolar Disorder and Depression: What Are the Differences?
Bipolar disorder and depression have some similarities, and these similarities can make diagnosis hard. Learn about differences in symptoms and treatment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bipolar Source Type: news

Some psychotic episodes 'may be triggered by immune disorders'
Conclusion The implication of the headlines reporting on this study is that many people diagnosed with schizophrenia or another psychiatric illness might have been misdiagnosed, and that they need treatment for an immune disease instead. If true, that would be a massive concern. But the results of this study don't really bear out these fears. There's no evidence that most of the antibodies tested are more common in people with psychosis than in people without mental illness. Only one antibody, NMDAR, was significantly more common in people with psychosis than in the control group. Only 3% of people with psychosis had thi...
Source: NHS News Feed - December 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental health Neurology Source Type: news

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation awards NARSAD Distinguished Investigator grants
(Brain& Behavior Research Foundation) The Brain& Behavior Research Foundation today announced the award of NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grants valued at $1.5 million to 15 scientists, who are full professors or the equivalent, conducting innovative projects in diverse areas of neurobiological and behavioral research. Recipients of the $100,000 one-year grants seek new potential targets for understanding and treating psychiatric disorders that affect one in five people, including bipolar disorder, depression, multiple types of mental illness, schizophrenia, and PTSD. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 8, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Some psychosis cases an 'immune disorder'
Some patients with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder may have a treatable immune disorder, a study suggests. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Creo Medical looks to raise $25m in UK IPO
U.K.-based electrosurgery device developer Creo Medical said today it looks to raise $25.3 million (UK £20 million) in a U.K. initial public offering, expected to take place on December 9. Creo Medical said it plans to offer shares at approximately 97¢ per share (UK £0.79), while the company has an estimated market capitalization of approximately $77.7 million (UK £61.3 million). The company is developing minimally invasive surgical devices, initially focused on gastrointestinal surgery and lung cancer, using the company’s Croma system which combines bipolar radiofrequency and microwave en...
Source: Mass Device - December 6, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Initial Public Offering (IPO) Surgical Creo Medical Source Type: news

Healing Moral Injury in Health Care
Mental health disorders are in vogue, and by that I mean our society pays a lot of attention to quantifying and identifying the social and mental dysfunctions of modern life. It is my belief that most mental health conditions represent ancient helpful survival mechanisms that have become dysfunctional because they clash with modern social systems. Violent trauma often leads to post traumatic stress disorder. Bipolar individuals might just have a physiologically heightened sensitivity to the fact that modern life is absurd and maddening. The morally injured feel genuinely betrayed and guilty. Moral injury (MI) is largely ig...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - December 6, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Nanette Mattox Tags: Newsletter Mental Health Moral Injury participatory medicine Patient engagement Source Type: news

Healing Moral Injury in Health Care
Mental health disorders are in vogue, and by that I mean our society pays a lot of attention to quantifying and identifying the social and mental dysfunctions of modern life. It is my belief that most mental health conditions represent ancient helpful survival mechanisms that have become dysfunctional because they clash with modern social systems. Violent trauma often leads to post traumatic stress disorder. Bipolar individuals might just have a physiologically heightened sensitivity to the fact that modern life is absurd and maddening. The morally injured feel genuinely betrayed and guilty. Moral injury (MI) is largely ig...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - December 6, 2016 Category: General Medicine Authors: Nanette Mattox Tags: Newsletter Mental Health Moral Injury participatory medicine Patient engagement Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for December 5, 2016
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. FDA clears BrightWater Medical’s ConvertX nephroureteral stent Ureteral medical device company BrightWater Medical said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its ConvertX nephroureteral stent system designed for treating ...
Source: Mass Device - December 5, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Psychosis with suicide attempt in Sneddon syndrome - Hsu FF, Chung KH.
This is the first case of Sneddon syndrome-related psychotic symptoms leading to a suicide attempt, although a previous study by Laurence et al. reported a case of a suicide attempt in the context of bipolar symptoms related to Sneddon syndrome.Thi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 3, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Bipolar Psychosis: Symptoms, Treatment, and Outlook
What is bipolar disorder and what is psychosis? Learn about the diagnosis and treatment of bipolar psychosis as well as other symptoms and complications. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bipolar Source Type: news

PTAB tosses out Covidien patent in surgical shears spat with J & J ’ s Ethicon
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has thrown out Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) subsidiary Covidien‘s patent on electrosurgical shears in a spat between the company and Johnson & Johnson‘s (NYSE:JNJ) Ethicon Endo-Surgery subsidiary, according to court documents released this week. The patent relates to a bipolar electrosurgical shearing instrument used to seal and cut blood vessels or vascular tissue, designed to use “both mechanical clamping action and electrical energy to coagulate, cauterize and/or seal tissue,” according to court documents. The Board ruled in an inter partes review that John...
Source: Mass Device - December 2, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Legal News Patent Infringement Surgical Covidien Ethicon Endo-Surgery Johnson & Johnson Medtronic Source Type: news

Demi Lovato Expertly Slams The Shame Surrounding Mental Illness
Demi Lovato is sending an encouraging message to anyone dealing with a mental health condition: Don’t give up. The singer recently opened up to People magazine about her own experience with bipolar disorder and her recovery. “If you know someone or if you’re dealing with it yourself, just know that it is possible to live well,” Lovato said. “I’m living proof of that.” Lovato, who has been outspoken about her diagnosis for years, also talked about her involvement with the Be Vocal: Speak Up for Mental Health campaign, which was launched by several major mental health organizati...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Affective lability mediates the association between childhood trauma and suicide attempts, mixed episodes and co-morbid anxiety disorders in bipolar disorders - Aas M, Henry C, Bellivier F, Lajnef M, Gard S, Kahn JP, Lagerberg TV, Aminoff SR, Bjella T, Leboyer M, Andreassen OA, Melle I, Etain B.
BACKGROUND: Many studies have shown associations between a history of childhood trauma and more severe or complex clinical features of bipolar disorders (BD), including suicide attempts and earlier illness onset. However, the psychopathological mechanisms ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 2, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Natural Remedies for Treating Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness but a number of lifestyle remedies and natural treatments could help to reduce symptoms. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bipolar Source Type: news

The Facts on Bipolar Disorder and FDA-Approved Treatments
Bipolar disorder is characterized by alternating periods of highs and lows--and it can feel like living life on a roller coaster. Proper diagnosis is important, and there are many medications approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that can help treat symptoms. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - December 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Demi Lovato Wants to Change the Face of Mental Illness
Pop star's own battle with bipolar disorder helped to inspire new photo campaign that seeks to alter stereotypes (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 1, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Suicide Is Our Modern Day Leprosy
When I was preparing a talk about suicide prevention for a local church, there were moments when I become emotional just thinking about the subject matter. I felt confident when I started the presentation for a fantastic group of lay counselors, but did not plan for the water works to begin five minutes into the talk.   It wasn’t just the heavy topic matter, it was looking at a room of people and realizing they took time from their busy schedules to learn more about what they can do to prevent suicide. I was overwhelmed by their compassion. Suicide prevention needs to be discussed everywhere and it’s a mus...
Source: Psych Central - November 30, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tina Arnoldi Tags: Depression Personal Stories Spirituality Suicide Bipolar Disorder Christianity Faith Mental Disorder Parasuicide Religion Suicidal Ideation Suicide Prevention Source Type: news

What Should I Do If My Bipolar Meds Don ’t Work?
What to do if your bipolar medication doesn’t seem to work as well as it used to. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Teachers worried my self-harm was contagious'
Emma, who has bipolar disorder, describes how her friends and teachers treated her (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bad timing is depressing: Disrupting the brain's internal clock causes depressive-like behavior in mice
Disruptions of daily rhythms of the body's master internal clock cause depression- and anxiety-like behaviors in mice, reports a new study. The findings provide insight into the role of the brain's internal time keeping system in the development of mood disorders, such as bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder, which have been associated with disturbed daily (circadian) rhythms. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 29, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Bad timing is depressing: Disrupting the brain's internal clock causes depressive-like behavior in mice
(Elsevier) Disruptions of daily rhythms of the body's master internal clock cause depression- and anxiety-like behaviors in mice, reports a new study in Biological Psychiatry. The findings provide insight into the role of the brain's internal time keeping system in the development of mood disorders, such as bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder, which have been associated with disturbed daily (circadian) rhythms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 29, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is There a Link Between Bipolar Disorder and Lying?
Anecdotal evidence suggests that people with bipolar disorder are more likely to tell lies. We look at some of the reasons why this might happen. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bipolar Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How Does Bipolar Disorder Affect Memory?
What is bipolar disorder and what are the effects on a persons ability to think? Learn about living with cognitive problems associated with bipolar. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bipolar Source Type: news

Familial depressive symptoms and delinquency: separate self-reports from mothers and their offspring - Ellis L, Hoskin A.
Research has documented that both unipolar and bipolar depression are positively correlated with involvement in delinquency and crime. The present study sought to broaden the understanding of these relationships by looking for links between offending and f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 25, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Inflammation an Accurate Biomarker for Bipolar Disorder? Inflammation an Accurate Biomarker for Bipolar Disorder?
Levels of C-reactive protein, a known biomarker of inflammation, are elevated across all mood states in patients with bipolar disorder, with higher levels during mania, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - November 22, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Meeting Summary (Outreach) » NIMH Alliance for Research Progress Meeting
Featured presentations and discussions focused on the Emergency Department Screening for Teens at Risk for Suicide (ED-STARS), the NIH Precision Medicine Initiative, improving outcomes for youth with bipolar disorder, and suicide prevention after jail detention. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - November 22, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Bipolar Disorder Health
Bipolar Disorder (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - November 21, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

History of lifetime suicide attempt in bipolar I disorder: its correlates and effect on illness course - Kattimani S, Subramanian K, Sarkar S, Rajkumar RP, Balasubramanian S.
OBJECTIVES: To identify the prevalence and correlates of bipolar I patients with a lifetime history of suicide attempt. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Bipolar I disorder was diagnosed in 150 patients as per DSM-IV-TR criteria. Their lifetime suicide risk w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Meeting Summary (Outreach) » NIMH Alliance for Research Progress Meeting
Featured presentations and discussions focused on the Emergency Department Screening for Teens at Risk for Suicide (ED-STARS), the NIH Precision Medicine Initiative, improving outcomes for youth with bipolar disorder, and suicide prevention after jail detention. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - November 19, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

[Report] Command of active matter by topological defects and patterns
Self-propelled bacteria are marvels of nature with a potential to power dynamic materials and microsystems of the future. The challenge lies in commanding their chaotic behavior. By dispersing swimming Bacillus subtilis in a liquid crystalline environment with spatially varying orientation of the anisotropy axis, we demonstrate control over the distribution of bacterial concentration, as well as the geometry and polarity of their trajectories. Bacteria recognize subtle differences in liquid crystal deformations, engaging in bipolar swimming in regions of pure splay and bend but switching to unipolar swimming in mixed splay...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 18, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Chenhui Peng Source Type: news

Marijuana could help treat drug addiction, mental health, study suggests
Using marijuana could help some alcoholics and people addicted to opioids kick their habits, a new study suggests. The research also found some evidence that medical cannabis may help with symptoms of depression, PTSD and social anxiety. However, the review concluded that cannabis use might not be recommended for conditions such as bipolar disorder and psychosis. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 16, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Lithium Linked to Reduced Cancer Risk Lithium Linked to Reduced Cancer Risk
Lithium, the gold-standard treatment for bipolar disorder, has been linked to a significantly reduced cancer risk in a dose-dependent manner in a new study. But some experts are skeptical.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - November 15, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news