Medical News Today: Bipolar Disorder: What is Rapid Cycling?
What do bipolar mood swings look like and what do they feel like? Learn about the causes of rapid cycling and who is most affected by it. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bipolar Source Type: news

A Guide to Treating Unipolar and Bipolar Depression A Guide to Treating Unipolar and Bipolar Depression
Although they have similarities, unipolar and bipolar depression are very different. Dr Stephen Strakowski outlines management strategies for both of these complex conditions.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - November 14, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

How internal circadian clocks in neurons encode external daily rhythms of excitability
Researchers have identified a key mechanism linking the master molecular clock in the brain to changes in the external firing activity of those circadian clock neurons. It involves the GSK3 kinase enzyme, which is also the target of mood-stabilizing drugs used to treat bipolar disorder. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 14, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Fatty acid composition of the postmortem corpus callosum of patients with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or major depressive disorder - Hamazaki K, Maekawa M, Toyota T, Dean B, Hamazaki T, Yoshikawa T.
In this study, we in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Prediction of near-term increases in suicidal ideation in recently depressed patients with bipolar II disorder using intensive longitudinal data - Depp CA, Thompson WK, Frank E, Swartz HA.
BACKGROUND: There are substantial gaps in understanding near-term precursors of suicidal ideation in bipolar II disorder. We evaluated whether repeated patient-reported mood and energy ratings predicted subsequent near-term increases in suicide ideation. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Are We Looking at Psychiatric Disorders the Wrong Way?
McLean Hospital Guest Blogger Bruce M. Cohen, MD, PhD The first psychiatric patient I evaluated--42 years ago--presented with delusions and mood swings. Based on those symptoms, our attending physician diagnosed her with schizoaffective disorder. We medical clerks were confused by that assessment. Schizoaffective disorder encompasses a combination of symptoms of schizophrenic and mood disorders, and such a mixed diagnosis seemed like a violation of our education. We had been taught that illnesses are distinct, with specific causes, symptoms, and treatments. As I went on to study psychiatry and its diagnostic criteria fu...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Epidemiology of DSM-5 bipolar I disorder: results from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions - III - Blanco C, Compton WM, Saha TD, Goldstein BI, Ruan WJ, Huang B, Grant BF.
The objective of this study was to present 12-month and lifetime prevalence, correlates, comorbidity, treatment and disability of DSM-5 bipolar I disorder. METHODS: Nationally representative U.S. adult sample (N  = 36,309), the 2012-20... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Sex-related differences in brain may influence substance abuse in adolescents with bipolar disorder
(Wiley) A new study has found that adolescents suffering from bipolar disorder are more likely to develop substance use disorders if they have lower gray matter volume in the brain, a clue that can help in the design of better methods for early detection and more targeted prevention and treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 10, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Should assessment for bipolar disorder and mixed affective state be a standard part of assessment for suicide risk? - Annear D, Agius M.
This article reviews the recent r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 9, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Four UCLA scientists honored for outstanding achievement in schizophrenia
The  Brain and Behavior Research Foundation recently honored four UCLA scientists for their transformative work in schizophrenia with 2016 prizes for outstanding achievement, among the most prestigious given in the field of psychiatric research.UCLADr. Stephen MarderUCLADr. Michael GreenDr. Stephen Marder, a UCLA psychiatrist who received this year's Lieber Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Schizophrenia Research with co-recipient and fellow UCLA psychiatrist Dr. Michael Green, called the prize significant for its recognition of important advances in treatment research.“We are reaching a time when there are w...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 7, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Four UCLA scientists honored for outstanding achievement in schizophrenia research
The  Brain and Behavior Research Foundation recently honored four UCLA scientists for their transformative work in schizophrenia with 2016 prizes for outstanding achievement, among the most prestigious given in the field of psychiatric research.UCLADr. Stephen MarderUCLADr. Michael GreenDr. Stephen Marder, a UCLA psychiatrist who received this year's Lieber Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Schizophrenia Research with co-recipient and fellow UCLA psychiatrist Dr. Michael Green, called the prize significant for its recognition of important advances in treatment research.“We are reaching a time when there are w...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 7, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The relationship between sensory processing patterns, alexithymia, traumatic childhood experiences, and quality of life among patients with unipolar and bipolar disorders - Serafini G, Gonda X, Pompili M, Rihmer Z, Amore M, Engel-Yeger B.
Several studies documented the involvement of sensory perception in emotional processes. The long-term consequences of traumatic experiences and alexithymia have been demonstrated as well. However, the role of extreme sensory processing patterns, traumatic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Biological hypotheses and biomarkers of bipolar disorder - Sigitova E, Fi šar Z, Hroudová J, Cikánková T, Raboch J.
The most common mood disorders are major depressive disorders and bipolar disorders. The pathophysiology of bipolar disorder is complex, multifactorial, and not fully understood. Creation of new hypotheses in the field gives impetus for studies and searchi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 4, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Correlates of emergency department use by individuals with bipolar disorder enrolled in a collaborative care implementation study - Waxmonsky J, Verchinina L, Kim HM, Lai Z, Eisenberg D, Kyle JT, Nord KM, Rementer JH, Goodrich DE, Bauer MS, Thomas MR, Kilbourne AM.
OBJECTIVE: The study assessed correlates of emergency department use among participants in a collaborative care program for bipolar disorder. METHODS: Community-based clinics from two states implemented Life Goals-Collaborative Care (LG-CC), an evi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 4, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

HOYA Group PENTAX Medical Launch HemoStat WideCup(TM), The New Bipolar Hot Hemostasis Forceps Contributing to Early Treatment of Gastric Cancer
TOKYO, Nov. 2, 2016 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- HOYA Group PENTAX Medical has launched HemoStat WideCupTM, the new bipolar hot hemostasis forceps to achieve easy control of bleeding during endoscopic therapy procedures. The new device wi... Devices, Oncology, Product Launch PENTAX Medical, HOYA Group, HemoStat WideCup, hemostasis, endoscopy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 2, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Genetics Home Reference: bipolar disorder
https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/bipolar-disorder (Source: NLM General Announcements)
Source: NLM General Announcements - November 1, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Structural deficits may explain mood-independent cognitive difficulties in bipolar disorder
Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), a new study reports a link between reduced functional activation and reduced cortical thickness in the brains of patients with bipolar disorder. The abnormalities were found in patients not currently experiencing depression or mania, which suggests that there is a structural basis for altered neural processing that may help explain why cognitive deficits persist even during periods of normal mood. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 1, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Structural deficits may explain mood-independent cognitive difficulties in bipolar disorder
(Elsevier) A new study in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging using magnetic resonance imaging reports a link between reduced functional activation and reduced cortical thickness in the brains of patients with bipolar disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

DSM-5 Diagnoses In Kids Should Always Be Written In Pencil
The three most harmful fads in psychiatric diagnosis, during the past 20 years, have all occurred in kids. Rates of Attention Deficit Disorder have tripled and rates of Autism and childhood Bipolar Disorder have multiplied an incredible 40 tmes. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/dsm5-in-distress/201006/psychiatric-fads-and-overdiagnosis Poweful external factors have contributed greatly to this massive mislabelling of kids. For ADHD and kiddie Bipolar, drug companies misleadingly and aggressively sold the ill to peddle their expensive and profitable pills. Their marketing strategy was based on the cynical assumption th...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 31, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

The 'Face Of Mental Illness' Campaign Proves It's A Condition, Not A Halloween Costume
Mental illness is a health condition, not a Halloween costume.  And this Halloween, social media users are spreading the word. Mental health advocates are taking selfies with the hashtag #FaceOfMentalIllness to gently remind everyone that mental illness is not a horror show or a scene to be frightened or ashamed by.  “Mental illness is nothing to make fun of, or use as a frightening attraction,”Jennifer Marshall, cofounder and executive director of the advocacy community This Is My Brave, told The Mighty. “Doing so only reinforces the social discrimination that still surrounds men...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 31, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

The 'Face Of Mental Illness' Campaign Proves It's A Condition, Not A Halloween Costume
Mental illness is a health condition, not a Halloween costume.  And this Halloween, social media users are spreading the word. Mental health advocates are taking selfies with the hashtag #FaceOfMentalIllness to gently remind everyone that mental illness is not a horror show or a scene to be frightened or ashamed by.  “Mental illness is nothing to make fun of, or use as a frightening attraction,”Jennifer Marshall, cofounder and executive director of the advocacy community This Is My Brave, told The Mighty. “Doing so only reinforces the social discrimination that still surrounds men...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Few children born to parents with serious mental illness live with both parents while growing up
Serious mental illness such as depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia has been shown to affect relationships and parenting capabilities. Children of parents with serious mental illness are vulnerable, and therefore comprehensive knowledge about their life circumstances is warranted for public health strategies to provide helpful supportive services. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 31, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Beautiful Way These People Are Coming Out About Mental Illness
After the birth of her second child, in August 2015, RaeAnn Pickett—a tall brunette with a fondness for the F word—found herself consumed by anxiety. “I started to feel so freaked out, sad, and overwhelmed,” she says. “I’d stay awake all night, obsessively counting the windowpanes or the individual slats on each miniblind. I told my doctor, and she was like, ‘Yeah, you don’t have to do that. There are drugs for that.’” Pickett gratefully took the meds, but that wasn’t enough. In her search for other moms experiencing postpartum issues, the 32-year-old commun...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Revisiting the association between childhood trauma and psychosis in bipolar disorder: a quasi-dimensional path-analysis - Etain B, Lajnef M, Bellivier F, Henry C, M'Bailara K, Kahn JP, Leboyer M, Fisher HL.
BACKGROUND: Childhood trauma has been associated with a more severe clinical expression of bipolar disorder (BD). However, the results that specifically associated traumatic events and psychotic features in BD have been inconsistent, possibly due to the lo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 7, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

There's No Shame In Needing Medication To Manage Your Mental Illness
Written by Caitlyn Kalustian I have Bipolar 1, the most severe form of bipolar. I was diagnosed almost 10 years ago. It took me about three years to get on the right meds. Throughout those three years, I cycled through episodes of mania and depression. It resulted in three hospitalizations. Once I was on the right medication cocktail, I stabilized. At least, I became as stable as anyone with a severe mental illness can be. Despite the five medications I take for my mood disorder and anxiety, I still deal with symptoms. I am a high-functioning person living with mental illness, but this doesn’t mean I’m totally...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A life less ordinary
A young survivor of domestic violence was Margaret McKee’s first disciplinary case as a union rep. What happened with that case influenced the course of her union activity, indeed her whole life, and ultimately led to her being awarded the prestigious TUC Women’s Gold Badge this summer. So who is Margaret McKee, and what did she do to deserve the Gold Badge? Margaret has been a catering assistant at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast for 37 years. On the day of her first disciplinary hearing as a rep, she was walking to the meeting with her young colleague.  The woman was about to face a...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 5, 2016 Category: UK Health Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article Magazine domestic violence Northern Ireland presidential team vice president women members Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Bipolar Disorder & Cancer Case, New Syncope Risk Score, Florida Family Med Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors NEJM Group offers so many valuable resources for practicing clinicians. Here's what we chose for you today:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Case Record: A … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - October 5, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Scientists reveal ‘overlooked’ GENETIC link to schizophreni­­a and depression
NEW evidence strengthening the link between a gene and major mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and autism has been revealed by scientists. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Topiramate for acute affective episodes in bipolar disorder in adults
Bipolar disorder is a common recurrent illness with high levels of chronicity. Previous trials have suggested that the anticonvulsant topiramate may be efficacious in bipolar disorder. This is an update of a previous Cochrane review (last published 2006) on the role of topiramate in bipolar disorder. To assess the effects of topiramate for acute mood episodes in bipolar disorder in adults compared to placebo, alternative pharmacological treatment, and combination pharmacological treatment as measured by treatment of symptoms on specific rating scales for individual episodes. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Interventions to encourage uptake of cancer screening for people with serious mental illness
Adults with severe mental illness (i.e. schizophrenia or other related psychotic disorders and bipolar disorder) can be at greater risk of cancer than those without severe mental illness (SMI). Early detection of cancer through screening is effective in improving patient outcomes including death. However, people with SMI are less likely than others to take up available cancer screening. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adverse events in childhood as a risk factor for elevated BMI among people with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder - Guenzel N, Houfek J, Watanabe-Galloway S.
Diseases of obesity have become a major cause of morbidity and mortality among people with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Childhood adversity has been associated with adult obesity in the general public, but has not been examined among people with men... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Cognitive dysfunction in major depression and bipolar disorder: assessment and treatment options - Macqueen GM, Memedovich KA.
Cognitive dysfunction is a recognized feature of mood disorders, including major depressive disorder (MDD) and bipolar disorder (BD). Cognitive impairment is associated with poor overall functional outcome and is therefore an important feature of illness t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Screening for bipolar disorder: lessons not yet learned
When presenting for treatment, patients with bipolar disorder are more likely to experience symptoms of depression and anxiety than symptoms of mania or hypomania. Bipolar disorder is therefore prone to being overlooked because its diagnosis is more often based on retrospective report than cross-sectional assessment. Recommendations for improving the detection of bipolar disorder include the use of screening questionnaires. Most studies on the performance of bipolar disorder screening scales rely on structured diagnostic interviews to assess bipolar disorder, and few studies have been of psy...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Improving outcome of bipolar disorder when considering glucose metabolism
Patients with bipolar disorder have a three times increased risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D) compared with the general population.1 This is of clinical significance, because bipolar disorder complicated by T2D is associated with greater morbidity, and greater chronicity and disability.2 However, little is known about the impact of insulin resistance on course of illness. A cross-sectional study considered 121 participants affected by bipolar disorder type I or II, from the Mood Disorders Program at Dalhousie University and from the Maritime Bipolar Registry in the Atlantic Provinces of Canada. No excl...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Wisdom Of The Crowd
In this study, women had a much higher rate of depression than men (8.2% of women verses 4.8% of men); and younger adults report higher depressive episodes (9.3% of 18-25-year-olds versus 5.2% of those 50-years and older). There was also quite a difference in reported depression percentages between ethnic groups. The lowest reported was Asian at 4.2%, (Hispanic at 5.6%, White at 7.1%, Black at 5.4%, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander at 6.7% and American Indian/Alaska Native at 6%) with the highest, 12.7%, among those identifying with 2 or more ethnicities.[2] A major depressive episode was defined as "a period ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are SSRIs responsible for precipitating suicidal ideation in teenagers with 'subsyndromal' bipolar affective disorder who have been misdiagnosed with unipolar depression? - Hogg S, Ansari S, Masood Q, Agius M, Rihmer Z.
Concerns have recently been raised about a possible link between suicidal ideation and the use of SSRIs in teenagers diagnosed with unipolar depression, such that the USA FDA and UK CSM have issued warnings regarding the use of SSRIs in adolescents with de... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 29, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Women using hormonal contraception at higher depression risk
Raised risk of depression and first use of antidepressant, especially in adolescents Related items fromOnMedica Tell women IUD more effective for emergency contraception Oral contraceptive use not linked to major birth defects Lithium safe and effective in children with bipolar disorder Most antidepressants ineffective for children (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 29, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Important Health Stories You May Have Missed
There's never a shortage of health-related headlines. I don't envy the editors of The Week magazine, who have to sift through countless inane weight-loss stories as well as seemingly important new research to determine just the right fit for the magazine's "Health Scare of the Week" column. Like those editors, the public has the arduous responsibility of judiciously deciding what news stories to toss aside and what stories to accept as important. Last week's story said red wine will protect your heart, this week it's toxic, and next week your choice of wine or beer make determine whether you are alive or dead by...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What 1989 And The Golden Girls Tell Us About Medicine Today
Today, 1989 may be most associated with Taylor Swift: It is the album that won her a second Grammy for Album of the Year. Not only that, it happens to be the year Swift was born--such a long, long time ago! People under 35 have no personal memory of 1980s pop culture, which is ironic since Swift's album in part pays homage to it. In the real 1989 (no offense to Swift and the 10 co-producers who made the album), all sorts of revolutions took place: Mr. Gorbachev tore down that pesky wall, for example. America's greatest antagonist, the Soviet Union, collapsed in 1989. Brazil conducted its first democrat...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Does Bipolar Mania Look and Feel Like?
How to recognize the symptoms of bipolar mania. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Siblings of Schizophrenia Patients At Greater Risk for Same Diagnosis: Study
Brothers, sisters of those with bipolar disorder also face higher odds of similar diagnosis, Israeli research suggestsSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Family History, Schizophrenia (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Siblings of Schizophrenia Patients at Greater Risk for Same Diagnosis: Study
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 21, 2016 -- People who have a brother or sister with schizophrenia are 10 times more likely to develop the mental illness, a new study out of Israel suggests. Researchers also found increased risks for bipolar disorder when a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 21, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Siblings of Schizophrenia Patients at Greater Risk for Same Diagnosis: Study
Brothers, sisters of those with bipolar disorder also face higher odds of similar diagnosis, Israeli research suggests (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 21, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Research, News, Source Type: news

Book Review: A Spectrum Approach to Mood Disorders
James Phelps’ new book, A Spectrum Approach to Mood Disorders: Not Fully Bipolar But Not Unipolar—Practical Management, is written for professionals, not laymen. I have some familiarity with bipolar disorder and its causes, symptoms, and treatments. However, I am not a professional and this book often goes beyond my ability to comprehend. Dr. Phelps has been treating patients and studying and writing about mood disorders for over 25 years, but he makes assumptions that the reader has a higher level of experience or training, and it makes this book difficult for amateurs to fully appreciate. The basic premise of...
Source: Psych Central - September 20, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Dave Schultz Tags: Antidepressants Anxiety Attention Deficit Disorder Bipolar Book Reviews Borderline Personality Depression Disorders General Mood Stabilizers Postpartum Depression Professional Psychiatry Psychological Assessment Psychology PT Source Type: news

A mother's utterly heart-rending account of her child's mental illness
After years of erratic behaviour interspersed with periods of severe depression, Jane and Peter ’s eldest daughter Jennifer, 32, has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suicidality and symptoms of anxiety, irritability, and agitation in patients experiencing manic episodes with depressive symptoms: a naturalistic study - Eberhard J, Weiller E.
PURPOSE: Patients with a bipolar I disorder (BD-I) manic episode meeting the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth edition (DSM-5), criteria for "with mixed features" have a high incidence of suicide attempts and of anxiety, irritabi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

EPO Improves Cognitive Performance in Severe Mental Illness EPO Improves Cognitive Performance in Severe Mental Illness
A performance-enhancing drug often used illegally in sport has been shown to improve cognitive performance in bipolar disorder and depression, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

EPO may improve cognition for depression, bipolar disorder patients
Stephen FellerWASHINGTON, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- The hormone EPO, best known as a performance-enhancing drug among athletes, showed promise as a treatment for depression and bipolar disorder in a recent study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids With Bipolar Disorder More Likely to Abuse Drugs, Alcohol: Study
Title: Kids With Bipolar Disorder More Likely to Abuse Drugs, Alcohol: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/16/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/19/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - September 19, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Hormone EPO shown to improve brain sharpness in patients with depression and bipolar disorder
A study has found that EPO (erythropoietin) – best known as a performance-enhancing drug in sport – may improve cognitive functioning in patients suffering from bipolar disorder or depression. This raises hope for the first long-term treatment for this problem, which affects hundreds of millions of patients throughout the world. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 18, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news