Postpartum psychosis big risk for mothers with bipolar disorder
(Northwestern University) Pregnant women with bipolar disorder and their families and physicians should be aware of a significantly higher risk for developing postpartum psychosis, according to a new Northwestern Medicine review of literature on the rare and under-researched disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 9, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Book Review: Ordinarily Well: The Case for Antidepressants
For those in the field of mental health, the debate about the efficacy of pharmaceutical medications has been an enduring and uncertain one, and this debate can sometimes end up complicating treatment, outcomes, and even attitudes toward what it means to be well. In his extraordinary new book, Ordinarily Well: The Case for Antidepressants, Peter D. Kramer delves into this debate, taking a rare and unbiased look at the question: Do antidepressants work? Kramer, the author of the widely popular Listening to Prozac, uses his impressive clarity and insight to study the science that has influenced antidepressants. The question ...
Source: Psych Central - September 6, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Book Reviews Clinical Trials Disorders General Medications Policy and Advocacy Psychology Psychotherapy Treatment Antidepressant Antipsychotic Bipolar Disorder books on antidepressant efficacy books on antidepressants books on Source Type: news

Artists With 'Invisible' Disabilities Use Tattoos To Talk About Health
“I have chosen a surreal art approach to represent my invisible disability, due to the surreal nature of mental illness,” tattoo artist Lindsay Carter expressed in a statement. Carter’s image ― featured on the right, above ― shows a bird whose head is a cage with a giant eyeball protruding from the dreamlike vision.  “As long as I’ve been consciously aware, I’ve been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder and major depressive disorder,” she continued. “Severe episodes can happen for no apparent reason and at that point I cannot help nor snap out of the...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

We Need To Change The Way We Talk About Mental Health
Our cultural lexicon can trend toward the dramatic. A really good TV show is going off the air? We’re “depressed.” A political candidate proposes a policy we disagree with? They’re “crazy.” We want to change our outfit for the third time in a day? We’re “bipolar.” But we shouldn’t use mental health-related phrases in ways that aren’t literal.  Using mental health terminology in a pejorative or trivializing manner can be damaging. As Dan Reidenberg, the executive director of the suicide awareness organization SAVE points out, it largely contributes ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Personality traits as an endophenotype in genetic studies on suicidality in bipolar disorder - Pawlak J, Dmitrzak-W ęglarz M, Maciukiewicz M, Kapelski P, Czerski P, Leszczyńska-Rodziewicz A, Zaremba D, Hauser J.
Introduction The influence of personality traits on suicidal behaviour risk has been well documented. Personality traits and suicidal behaviour are partially genetically determined and personality has been described as an endophenotype of suicidal behaviou... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Compelling Alternatives -- 'Outside Mental Health' -- To Mainstream Psychiatry
Alternatives to mainstream mental health are now being taken seriously by the mainstream media, as evidenced by the New York Times August 2016 article, "An Alternative Form of Mental Health Care Gains a Foothold." The recently published book Outside Mental Health: Voices and Visions of Madness (2016) provides both compelling alternatives and realistic hope for those who have been failed by mainstream mental health. It has become increasingly mainstream to criticize psychiatry for its corruption by drug companies, invalid diagnoses, lack of long-term treatment effectiveness, and other scientific failings. Outside...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Better evaluation of physical health services for people with severe mental illness is needed
Approaches to improve the integration of physical health services for people with severe mental illness are generally poorly described, and most evaluations are small in scale and poorly reported. Better descriptions and evaluations are needed to help identify and replicate best practice in the UK. About 1% of the UK population have severe mental illness, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or severe depression. They are often poorly served by the NHS in terms of their physical health, often due to fragmentation of services. This review set out to describe recent approaches, such as shared information systems, co-loca...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Johns Hopkins and Salk co-lead $15M initiative to unravel bipolar disorder, schizophrenia
(Salk Institute) Partnership of government, academics and industry will develop new ways of studying and screening drugs for major psychiatric illnesses (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 31, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Johns Hopkins and Salk co-lead $15m initiative to unravel bipolar disorder, schizophrenia
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies will co-lead a $15.4 million effort to develop new systems for quickly screening libraries of drugs for potential effectiveness against schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, the National Institute of Mental Health has announced. The consortium, which includes four academic or nonprofit institutions and two industry partners, will be led by Hongjun Song of Johns Hopkins and Rusty Gage of Salk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 31, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Bipolar adolescents continue to have elevated substance use disorder risk as young adults
A follow up to a previous study finding an association between adolescent bipolar disorder and the incidence of cigarette smoking and substance use disorder finds that risk was even greater five years later, particularly among those with persistent bipolar symptoms. The study also finds evidence that the presence of conduct disorder, in combination with bipolar disorder, may be the strongest influence on the risk of smoking and substance use disorder. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 30, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Hillary Clinton's New Platform Is A Blow To Mental Health Stigma
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton released a wide-ranging mental health plan on Monday, saying that her office would support Americans living with mental health issues through better legislation. “The next generation must grow up knowing that mental health is a key component of overall health and there is no shame, stigma or barriers to seeking out care,” Clinton’s campaign stressed in an announcement. Of course, candidate platforms rarely remain intact if they actually become policy after election day, but Clinton’s focus on normalizing mental health treatment reflects growi...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 30, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Hillary Clinton's New Platform Is A Blow To Mental Health Stigma
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton released a wide-ranging mental health plan on Monday, saying that her office would support Americans living with mental health issues through better legislation. “The next generation must grow up knowing that mental health is a key component of overall health and there is no shame, stigma or barriers to seeking out care,” Clinton’s campaign stressed in an announcement. Of course, candidate platforms rarely remain intact if they actually become policy after election day, but Clinton’s focus on normalizing mental health treatment reflects growi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Book Review: Mom, Mania, & Me
Just how is a child cope when her mother goes off the handle in fits of rage, often leaving painful welts on her arms and legs, only to, days later, dress her up, buy her new clothes and take her to the theater? How is a young mother to cope when her mother regularly sends her three pages lists of her shortcomings? Questions such as these inspire Diane Dweller’s new book, Mom, Mania, and Me: Surviving and Changing a Volatile Relationship. Dweller begins her story in hiding. Often hiding under the kitchen table, ducking behind doors, or simply trying not to be seen, she describes living in constant fear of the one per...
Source: Psych Central - August 30, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Bipolar Book Reviews Children and Teens Disorders Divorce Family General Grief and Loss Medications Memory and Perception Parenting Personal Stories Psychiatry Psychology Relationships & Love Self-Esteem Treatment being t Source Type: news

GP who blogged about her battle with bipolar disorder 'was found hanged'
Dr Wendy Potts, 46, from Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire, had suffered manic episodes and suicide attempts before she was found hanged in her family home by her partner. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study shows high engagement with digital therapy for schizophrenia spectrum disorders
Pear Therapeutics, a Boston and San Francisco-based developer of digital strategies to address a broad range of mental health conditions, has released results of a study showing promising engagement with its program Thrive, which uses a smartphone app along with medication to treat patients with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder and bipolar disorder.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 25, 2016 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

MRI scan may help diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy, UCLA researchers report
UCLA doctors have found what may be an earlier and easier way to diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, a disorder that is thought to affect some former football players and others with a history of repetitive brain trauma. Using a new software tool for analyzing MRI scans, the researchers detected the shrinkage of several key brain regions in a former football player with cognitive problems. The same pattern of brain changes is commonly seen in CTE cases that have been confirmed by autopsies after a person’s death. While the findings from this single case report are preliminary, they raise the possibilit...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 24, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Speculating About Candidate Health Is Mudslinging, Not Medicine
Hey everyone. How are you? Just checking in because this doozy of an election cycle is starting to show. We’re all a little punch drunk and some of us aren’t making much sense anymore.  Case in point? Dr. Drew Pinsky. The medical doctor and media personality went on KABC’s McIntyre in the Morning this week and made some unfounded statements about Hillary Clinton’s wellbeing, stating he was “gravely concerned” about the democratic nominee’s health and health care. Here’s the full clip: Pinsky is a board-certified internist. And his legitimate medical creden...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 19, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Researchers Uncover Brain Region Associated With Generosity
A tiny chunk of brain may partly determine whether someone is generous or stingy, new research suggests. This particular brain region seems to makes some people quicker to learn empathy for others, the study found. “A specific part of the brain called the subgenual anterior cingulate cortex was the only part of the brain that was activated when [the person was] learning to help other people,” study co-author Patricia Lockwood, an experimental psychologist at the University of Oxford in England, said in a statement. “The subgenual anterior cingulate seems to be especially tuned to benefiting other people.&...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 18, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Well: Antipsychotics During Pregnancy Not Tied to Birth Defects
Drugs used to treat bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and other psychiatric illnesses were not linked to an increase in the risk for birth defects. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Birth Defects Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Mental Health and Disorders Pregnancy and Childbirth Family Featured Source Type: news

Mental Illness Affects Presidents, Too
Perhaps it isn’t surprising, given the intense rhetoric of this year’s presidential election, that politicians have started throwing around accusations of insanity.    In early August, California Rep. Karen Bass, a Democrat, launched the hashtag #DiagnoseTrump and started a change.org petition claiming the Republican nominee, Donald Trump, meets the diagnostic criteria for Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Not long after, Trump called Hillary Clinton “unstable,” and at a rally in New Hampshire said, “She’s got problems.” The candidates’ verbal volley highlights a p...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antipsychotic Meds Pose Little Danger to Fetus, Study Finds
Researchers report no significant rise in defects for babies exposed during first trimester Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Bipolar Disorder, Pregnancy and Medicines, Schizophrenia (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain study confirms gene mutation link to psychiatric disorders
Brain scans have revealed how a genetic mutation linked to major psychiatric disorders affects the structure, function and chemistry of the brain. The study offers further clues about how the mutation increases the risk of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 15, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Federal Register: Premarket Notification Submissions for Bipolar Electrosurgical Vessel Sealers for General Surgery; Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff; Availability
The FDA is announcing the availability of the guidance ``Premarket Notification (510(k)) Submissions for Bipolar Electrosurgical Vessel Sealers for General Surgery.'' FDA has developed this guidance document to assist industry in preparing premarket no... (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - August 15, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

Brain study confirms gene mutation link to psychiatric disorders
(University of Edinburgh) Brain scans have revealed how a genetic mutation linked to major psychiatric disorders affects the structure, function and chemistry of the brain. The University of Edinburgh study offers further clues about how the mutation increases the risk of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 15, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Distinct resting-state perfusion patterns underlie psychomotor retardation in unipolar vs. bipolar depression - Cantisani A, Stegmayer K, Bracht T, Federspiel A, Wiest R, Horn H, M üller TJ, Schneider C, Höfle O, Strik W, Walther S.
OBJECTIVE: Psychomotor abnormalities characterize both unipolar (UP) depression and bipolar (BP) depression. We aimed to assess their neurobiological correlates in terms of motor activity (AL) and resting-state cerebral blood flow (rCBF) and investigate th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 12, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Premarket Notification (510(k)) Submissions for Bipolar Electrosurgical Vessel Sealers for General Surgery - Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff
FDA has developed this guidance document to assist industry in preparing premarket notification (510(k)) submissions for bipolar electrosurgical vessel sealers intended for use in general surgery. These devices are designed to seal isolated blood and... (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - August 12, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

New Film By Ethiopian Nurse Combats Mental Health Stigmas In Africa
Ledet Muleta is well-acquainted with the damaging stigmas around mental illness in Africa.  Muleta, a 37-year-old Ethiopian-born nurse who now lives in Washington, D.C., has travelled across the African diaspora to tackle the disparities in mental health care and worked to combat the stigmas that surround it. Her work eventually inspired her to launch the non-profit organization Medixaa Health Services, which aims to fight against the stigmatization of mental illness across the continent. Through her organization, Muleta created “Chula,” a film project that chronicles one young Ethiopian woman’s...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Do Teens Cut and What Can Parents Do To Help?
McLean Hospital Guest Blogger Michael R. Hollander, PhD Approximately 14 to 18 percent of high school students and between 12 to 35 percent of college students in the United States engage in some form of self-injurious behavior at least once. The age of onset often occurs in early adolescence, between the ages of 11 and 14. While self-harm is of serious concern for parents, families, and teachers, it's important to know that when the right approach and treatment is provided in a timely manner, this behavior is highly treatable. But kids who self-harm need treatment right away. Giving in to pleas for more time and delayin...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Uncle Kevin's Lived Expertise Taught Me
Kevin Joseph Ryan was many things. To many in the San Francisco Bay area, he was a lifesaver. To my family, he was the one who brightened our days. To me, he was Uncle Kev. Uncle Kevin embodied a collection of men in my family who had been dealt a difficult hand in life. For 30 years, he lived with the disease that is substance use. For the next 30 years, he was in recovery. During that time, he became a true humanitarian, reaching out to those experiencing his disease and many other disorders. Reaching out to me. I have a brain disease called bipolar disorder. I attempted to die by suicide by jumping off the Golden Ga...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UNM HSC lands $2.4 million to use 'big data' in quest for better health care
The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center has been awarded almost $2.4 million to chronicle the impact of commonly prescribed drugs on Americans with bipolar disorder. "Using big data analytics we can guide better treatment options for patients," said Christophe Lambert, the study’s principal investigator and associate professor at the UNM Center for Global Health in the UNM School of Medicine’s Department of Internal Medicine. He says the money is being us ed to fund the collection… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 9, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marissa Higdon Source Type: news

UNM HSC lands $2.4 million to use 'big data' in quest for better health care
The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center has been awarded almost $2.4 million to chronicle the impact of commonly prescribed drugs on Americans with bipolar disorder. "Using big data analytics we can guide better treatment options for patients," said Christophe Lambert, the study’s principal investigator and associate professor at the UNM Center for Global Health in the UNM School of Medicine’s Department of Internal Medicine. He says the money is being us ed to fund the collection… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 9, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Marissa Higdon Source Type: news

I Have A DNAddiction
There is something heavy on my heart that I want to share. I have been in denial about it for two years and frankly I am embarrassed by the truth of the matter. So today I admit that I suffer from... TAA. Terminal Ancestry Addiction. There is not a morning, afternoon, or evening that I can resist searching, researching, or discovering information about my ancestry. It began in 2010 when I was tasked to locate records on my 2xs great grandfather on Ancestry.com. The paper trails were only the gateway drugs to my addiction but DNA testing was the hard core stuff. It took me. I became full blown TAA in 2014 after taking 3 D...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 9, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Bipolar research to benefit from sharing of patients' stem cells
(University of Edinburgh) Stem cells from patients with bipolar disorder are being made available to scientists around the world to boost research into the condition. Experts hope sharing the cells -- produced by the University of Edinburgh -- will lead to better understanding of the disorder and will help develop new treatments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 8, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Stephen Fry and Adam Deacon on living with bipolar
Bafta award-winning actor Adam Deacon, who was diagnosed last year with bipolar disorder, speaks to Stephen Fry for the Victoria Derbyshire programme. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Life at two speeds
Kidulthood star Adam Deacon describes how he is learning to live with bipolar disorder, and takes advice from Stephen Fry. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to Spot the Signs and Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder
Learn all about the signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder, a mental health condition that causes people to switch between different moods. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bipolar Source Type: news

A targeted sequencing study of glutamatergic candidate genes in suicide attempters with bipolar disorder - Gaynor SC, Breen ME, Monson ET, de Klerk K, Parsons M, DeLuca AP, Scheetz TE, Zandi PP, Potash JB, Willour VL.
Suicidal behavior has been shown to have a heritable component that is partly driven by psychiatric disorders [Brent and Mann, 2005]. However, there is also an independent factor contributing to the heritability of suicidal behavior. We previously conducte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Book Review: A Different Kind of Same: A Memoir
The loss of a sibling can be a life-altering experience. Not only will the event bring up questions regarding an individual’s mortality, but depending on the circumstances, the death can be preemptive to spiritual awakenings, deeper personal awareness, or dramatic life changes. When the death is one by suicide, though, the effect can come in waves over years. Such is the case with Kelley Clink’s experience as described in her memoir A Different Kind of Same. Add to that her own personal struggles with depression, and Clink’s memoir is a melting pot of emotion, insight, and vivid reality. The memoir opens ...
Source: Psych Central - August 6, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Caroline Comeaux Lee Tags: Bipolar Book Reviews Depression Disorders Family General Grief and Loss Memory and Perception Personal Stories Psychology Relationships & Love Suicide Treatment A Different Kind of Same A Memoir Bipolar Disorder books about Source Type: news

Clinical significance of mobile health assessed sleep duration and variability in bipolar disorder - Kaufmann CN, Gershon A, Eyler LT, Depp CA.
We examined... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 29, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Amber-tinted specs 'reduce manic symptoms in just three days'
Researchers from the University of Bergen, Norway, say their findings could present a new way for patients to manage both their sleeping patterns and mental health conditions. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could SUNGLASSES help people with bipolar disorder? Amber-tinted specs 'reduce manic symptoms in just three days'
Researchers from the University of Bergen, Norway, say their findings could present a new way for patients to manage both their sleeping patterns and mental health conditions. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Book Review: Icarus Redeemed: A Schizoaffective Story
What does it mean to be in the throes of a manic episode? To succumb to paranoia and delusion? For those of us outside of that experience, it can be difficult to understand the lives of those dealing with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. In Icarus Redeemed, G.H. Francis seeks to relate his encounters with what he calls “madness.” Diagnosed with bipolar disorder and in reality confronting a schizoaffective disorder combining aspects of schizophrenia and bipolar, Francis offers a unique insight not only into his own experiences of those disorders but into the mental health system and its institutional limitat...
Source: Psych Central - July 26, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Julia Patt Tags: Bipolar Book Reviews Disorders General Personal Stories Psychiatry Psychology Schizophrenia Treatment Bipolar Disorder books on mania books on psychosis books on schizophrenia books on the mental health system G.H. Francis GH Source Type: news

Why bipolar disorder can take so long to diagnose
Mental health experts say patients' symptoms often get worse while they wait for proper treatment (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bipolar Diagnosis May Take Up to 6 Years
Researcher calls delay a'lost opportunity' for treatment (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 26, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Bipolar Diagnosis May Take Up to 6 Years
Researcher calls delay a 'lost opportunity' for treatment (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bipolar diagnosis may take up to six years
HealthDay News People with bipolar disorder may face a long wait from when their symptoms start to the time they get a proper diagnosis. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bipolar Diagnosis May Take Up to 6 Years
Researcher calls delay a 'lost opportunity' for treatmentSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Bipolar Disorder (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bipolar Diagnosis May Take Up to 6 Years
MONDAY, July 25, 2016 -- People with bipolar disorder may face a long wait from when their symptoms start to the time they get a proper diagnosis. In fact, a new study reports the average delay is six years. That lost time can result in greater... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 25, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Study finds average 6-year delay between onset and diagnosis of bipolar disorder
( University of New South Wales ) Crucial opportunities to manage bipolar disorder early are being lost because individuals are waiting an average of almost six years after the onset of the condition before diagnosis and treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 25, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Book Review: When Someone You Know Has Depression  
We all want to help and support the people we care about in our lives — whether they’re friends, family members, or significant others. After all, they do the same for us. When one of those people is dealing with a mood disorder, however, it’s easy to feel like you’re out of your depth. You might be afraid of saying or doing the wrong thing. You may worry about making the situation worse. In her book, When Someone You Know Has Depression: Words to Say and Things to Do, Susan Noonan offers concrete suggestions for caregivers attempting to support loved ones dealing with depression and bipolar disorde...
Source: Psych Central - July 24, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Julia Patt Tags: Bipolar Book Reviews Caregivers Depression Disorders Family General Psychology Treatment Bipolar Disorder books on depression Dysthymia helping with depression how to help someone with depression Major Depressive Disorder moo Source Type: news