1 In 5 People In Conflict Zones Is Mentally Ill
Common problems include depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, according to the World Health Organization. About 9% have a moderate to severe mental health condition. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

1 in 5 People Living in Conflict Areas Has a Mental Health Problem
WEDNESDAY, June 12, 2019 -- About 22% of people who live in conflict areas suffer from mental health problems, a new study review finds. Common problems include depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 12, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mental illness affects 1 in 5 people living in war zones, WHO says
One in five people living in an area affected by conflict has a mental health condition such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, the World Health Organization says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Mental illness affects a fifth of people living in war zones
One in five people in war zones has depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, with many suffering severe forms of these mental illnesses. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Brain activation provides individual-level prediction of bipolar disorder risk
(Elsevier) Patterns of brain activation during reward anticipation may help identify people most at risk for developing bipolar spectrum disorders (BPSD), according to a study in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, published by Elsevier. Mania in people with BPSD is often accompanied by impulsivity, including impulsive responses to potential rewards. In the study, patterns of neural activation during a reward task predicted the severity of the mania symptom in young adults who have not yet developed the disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Safe to breastfeed while on bipolar meds? Jury's still out
(Northwestern University) Women taking lithium to treat their bipolar disorder frequently ask if breastfeeding while on the medication will harm their babies. Those fears are largely rooted in sparse studies that have not addressed critical factors, reports a new Northwestern Medicine systematic review. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lithium for acute mania - McKnight RF, de La Motte de Bro öns de Vauvert SJGN, Chesney E, Amit BH, Geddes J, Cipriani A.
BACKGROUND: Bipolar disorder is a common condition associated with high morbidity; developing efficacious, safe treatments is therefore essential. Lithium is an effective maintenance treatment for bipolar disorder. It acts as mood stabiliser and reduces th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Oscor Inc. Issues Recall Product Expansion of TB – Temporary Bipolar Pacing Lead (Unshrouded 2 mm Pins Models)
On September 26, 2018 Oscor notified customers of a recall for certain lots (Recall No. 1035166- 09/07/2018-01-R) of TB Unshrouded Bipolar Pacing Leads. As part of the recall correction activities, Oscor is retrieving any remaining inventory out in the field. The recall scope is being expanded to in (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - June 7, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

San Francisco Considers Forced Treatment for Mentally Ill Addicts
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco supervisors were expected to consider a proposal Tuesday that could force drug addicts with serious mental illnesses into treatment. Mayor London Breed and other supporters of the proposal say the move — known as conservatorship — is necessary to help addicts who are often homeless and suffering from a mental illness, making them a danger to themselves. They say the number of people who could be forced into treatment is small, likely fewer than 50. Critics call the measure a violation of civil rights that runs against the principles of the liberal city. They also say San...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - June 4, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Patient Care Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

San Francisco Considers Forced Treatment for Mentally Ill Addicts
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco supervisors were expected to consider a proposal Tuesday that could force drug addicts with serious mental illnesses into treatment. Mayor London Breed and other supporters of the proposal say the move — known as conservatorship — is necessary to help addicts who are often homeless and suffering from a mental illness, making them a danger to themselves. They say the number of people who could be forced into treatment is small, likely fewer than 50. Critics call the measure a violation of civil rights that runs against the principles of the liberal city. They also say San...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 4, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Patient Care Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Kanye West on his bipolar disorder: "It's like a sprained brain"
The rapper details his struggle with bipolar disorder on the new season of David Letterman's Netflix show "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Botox May Help Bipolar Depression, Social Anxiety Botox May Help Bipolar Depression, Social Anxiety
In two small case series, injections of botulinum toxin into the glabellar region -- the area between the eyebrows and above the nose -- reduced symptoms of bipolar depression and social anxiety.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - May 30, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Kanye West opens up to David Letterman about his struggle with bipolar disorder
"CBS This Morning" got a first look at Kanye West ’s revealing new interview with David Letterman. The rapper details his struggle with mental illness on the new season of the Netflix show “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.” It’s a topic he rarely discusses. Dr. Tara Narula joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the stigma around mental hea lth and why it's so important for people to speak publicly about their struggles. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA expands Allergan's Vraylar for bipolar depression treatment
Vraylar is also approved for schizophrenia in adults and for manic or mixed episodes associated with bipolar I disorder (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - May 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Allergan's Vraylar wins FDA approval for bipolar depression
Allergan Plc's Vraylar won U.S. regulatory approval to treat depressive episodes of bipolar I disorder, expanding its scope of treatment to a full spectrum of symptoms related to the condition, the company said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bipolar disorder may increase risk of Parkinson's
A recent study concludes that experiencing bipolar disorder during adulthood increases the risk of developing Parkinson ’s disease later in life. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - May 28, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Bipolar disorder may increase risk of Parkinson's
A recent study concludes that experiencing bipolar disorder during adulthood increases the risk of developing Parkinson ’s disease later in life. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Allergan and Gedeon Richter Receive U.S. FDA Approval For Expanded Use of Vraylar (cariprazine) in the Treatment of Bipolar Depression
DUBLIN and BUDAPEST, Hungary, May 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) and Gedeon Richter Plc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Vraylar... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - May 28, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

FDA Approves Expanded Use of Vraylar (cariprazine) in the Treatment of Bipolar Depression
DUBLIN and BUDAPEST, Hungary, May 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) and Gedeon Richter Plc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Vraylar... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - May 28, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Cannabis use disorder and suicide attempts in bipolar disorder: A meta-analysis - Bartoli F, Crocamo C, Carr à G.
We aimed at clarifying the strength and consistency of the association between cannabis use disorder and suicide attempts in bipolar disorder. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies providing cross-sectional and longitu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The Most Effective Therapies for Treating Bipolar Disorder
You’ve been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, or maybe your loved one has. And you’re wondering, what’s the best treatment? What actually works? What the heck do I do? Because bipolar disorder is a chronic, complex condition, managing it can feel overwhelming and downright confusing. But thankfully there are effective, research-based treatments that really work. Medication is the mainstay of treatment. However, the best way to treat bipolar disorder is with a comprehensive approach, which includes “ongoing psychosocial interventions to help maintain health and to respond to breakthrough symptoms whe...
Source: Psych Central - May 24, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Bipolar Disorders General Psychotherapy Self-Help Treatment Bipolar Disorder bipolar disorder treatment Cbt IPSRT managing bipolar disorder opposite action Source Type: news

Does Bipolar Disorder Raise Risk of Parkinson's?
Those with bipolar who developed Parkinson's were nine years younger -- average age 64 -- than others who also developed Parkinson's, the study found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bipolar Disorder a Risk Factor for Parkinson ’ s?
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Bipolar Disorder a Risk Factor for Parkinson's?
THURSDAY, May 23, 2019 -- Struggling with bipolar disorder is hard enough, but now a new study from Taiwan suggests these patients are seven times more likely to develop Parkinson's disease. But U.S. experts cautioned that the absolute risk of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 23, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Bipolar people are seven times more likely to develop Parkinson's later in life
Researchers in Taipei found that about 0.7 percent of people with bipolar disorder develop Parkinson's - compared to just 0.1 percent of people without the mood disorder, according to a new study. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Incidence of Parkinson Disease Increased in Bipolar Disorder
WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2019 -- Patients with bipolar disorder (BD) have an increased incidence of Parkinson disease (PD), according to a study published online May 22 in Neurology. Mao-Hsuan Huang, M.D., from Taipei Veterans General Hospital in Taiwan,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Book Review: Birth of a New Brain: Healing from Postpartum Bipolar Disorder
“I was caught in a whirl of racing, obsessive thoughts, which is how many people describe their bouts of mania. Instead of noticing my baby girl’s sweet scent or feeling her rose-petal soft skin, all I could think was, I must write this idea down, and this, and this…,” writes Dyane Harwood. In her new book, Birth of a New Brain: Healing from Postpartum Bipolar Disorder, Harwood offers an unfiltered, unedited and heart-wrenching journey through postpartum bipolar disorder and reminds us all that, even in the seemingly worst circumstances, hope can remain. Harwood’s story begins in the delivery...
Source: Psych Central - May 20, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Bipolar Book Reviews Disorders Family General Medications Memory and Perception Motivation and Inspiration Personal Stories Postpartum Depression Psychological Assessment Psychology Stigma Stress Suicide Treatment Women's I Source Type: news

Targeting Inflammation May Help Bipolar Depression Subtype Targeting Inflammation May Help Bipolar Depression Subtype
The anti-inflammatory agent infliximab may improve depressive symptoms in patients with bipolar depression and a history of childhood trauma.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about mood stabilizers
Mood stabilizers, such as lithium, can help treat a range of conditions, including bipolar disorder. These drugs are often effective, but there are also some risks. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bipolar Source Type: news

Treating repetitive suicidal intrusions using eye movements: study protocol for a multicenter randomized clinical trial - van Bentum JS, Sijbrandij M, Kerkhof AJFM, Huisman A, Arntz AR, Holmes EA, Franx G, Mokkenstorm J, Huibers MJH.
BACKGROUND: Suicide is a major public health problem, and it remains unclear which processes link suicidal ideation and plans to the act of suicide. Growing evidence shows that the majority of suicidal patients diagnosed with major depression or bipolar di... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Patterns and predictors of family environment among adolescents at high and low risk for familial bipolar disorder - Stapp EK, Musci RJ, Fullerton JM, Glowinski AL, McInnis M, Mitchell PB, Hulvershorn LA, Ghaziuddin N, Roberts GMP, Merikangas KR, Nurnberger JI, Wilcox HC.
Children's perceptions are important to understanding family environment in the bipolar disorder (BD) high-risk context. Our objectives were to empirically derive patterns of offspring-perceived family environment, and to test the association of family env... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Doctors: Treating a Patient With a Nightmarish Condition
She had lost all of her skin and I feared I had helped make her last weeks an unrelenting horror show, until our chance reunion. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ALESSANDRA COLAIANNI, M.D. Tags: Burns Emergency Medical Treatment Hospitals Skin Pain-Relieving Drugs Bipolar Disorder Source Type: news

Neural correlates of emotion processing predict resilience in youth at familial risk for mood disorders - Nimarko AF, Garrett AS, Carlson GA, Singh MK.
Aberrant face emotion processing has been demonstrated in youth with and at a familial risk for bipolar and major depressive disorders. However, the neurobiological factors related to emotion processing that underlie resilience from youth-onset mood disord... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Psoriasis, Mental Ills Can Go Hand in Hand
THURSDAY, May 9, 2019 -- Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory skin disease that is often coupled with depression, anxiety and even bipolar disease, schizophrenia and dementia, two new studies show. What is unclear, the researchers acknowledge, is... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Hotspot in the genome may drive psychosis in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder
(Van Andel Research Institute) A newly identified epigenetic hotspot for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder may give scientists a fresh path forward for devising more effective treatments and biomarker-based screening strategies. More than 100 million people worldwide have either schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, which are characterized by periods of hallucinations, delusions and irregular thought processes. They are both associated with overproduction of the neurotransmitter dopamine, a key regulator of reward-seeking behavior, emotional responses, learning and movement, among other functions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mount Sinai researchers identify 20 novel gene associations with bipolar disorder
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) In the largest study of its kind, involving more than 50,000 subjects in 14 countries, researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and more than 200 collaborating institutions have identified 20 new genetic associations with one of the most prevalent and elusive mental illnesses of our time -- bipolar disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A play that hopes to smash the stigma surrounding mental illness
“The Manic Monologues” features dozens of true stories about those struggling with such disorders. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Blakemore Source Type: news

Predicting psychosis-spectrum diagnoses in adulthood from social behaviors and neighborhood contexts in childhood - Hastings PD, Serbin LA, Bukowski W, Helm JL, Stack DM, Dickson DJ, Ledingham JE, Schwartzman AE.
Research showing that risk for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder with psychosis, and other psychosis-spectrum diagnoses in adulthood is multidetermined has underscored the necessity of studying the additive and interactive factors in childhood that precede a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Hospital stay in synthetic cannabinoid users with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or other psychotic disorders compared with cannabis users - Deng H, Desai PV, Mohite S, Okusaga OO, Zhang XY, Nielsen DA, Kosten TR.
OBJECTIVE: The use of synthetic cannabinoid (SC) products has become popular in recent years, but data regarding their impact on hospital stays are limited. The impact of SC and cannabis use on hospital length of stay and doses of antipsychotics at dischar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Informaci ón sobre el trastorno bipolar y los tratamientos aprobados por la FDA
El trastorno bipolar causa cambios inusuales en el estado de ánimo, los niveles de energía y de actividad, y la capacidad para realizar las tareas cotidianas. El correcto diagnóstico es importante, y hay muchos medicamentos aprobados por la Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos de los EE.UU. que pueden ayudar a tratar los síntomas. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - April 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Predictors of suicidal behaviour in adolescents with depressive disorders - Osipova NN, Dmitrieva EV, Beglyankin NI, Bardenshteyn LM.
A review of recent publications is devoted to risk factors for suicidal behavior in adolescents with depressive disorders. The authors summarized Russian and international studies on the clinical course of affective disorders, in particular bipolar disorde... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Studying the predictive factors of suicide attempts in patients with type 1 bipolar disorder - Mazaheri M, Gharraee B, Shabani A, Lotfi M.
Bipolar disorder has the highest suicide attempt rate among psychiatric disorders. Many factors are associated with the risk of suicide attempt in patients with type 1 bipolar disorder, but the relation between them has still not been explicitly stated. Th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Agitated depression in bipolar disorder - Serra F, Gordon-Smith K, Perry A, Fraser C, Di Florio A, Craddock N, Jones I, Jones L.
OBJECTIVES: It has been suggested that agitated depression (AD) is a common, severe feature in bipolar disorder. We aimed to estimate the prevalence of AD and investigate whether presence of AD was associated with episodic and lifetime clinical features in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Suicide risk in comorbid bipolar disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder: a systematic review - Amerio A.
INTRODUCTION: The co-occurrence of bipolar disorder (BD) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) seemed to be a poor prognostic factor associated with greater disability, lower social and occupational functioning, poorer treatment response, and higher suic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

High Cortisol in Hair Indicates Child Trauma, Poor Cognition High Cortisol in Hair Indicates Child Trauma, Poor Cognition
Elevated levels of cortisol in the hair of adult patients with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder indicate a history of childhood trauma and poorer cognitive performance, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Pathology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Probiotics May Reduce Rehospitalization in Bipolar Disorder Probiotics May Reduce Rehospitalization in Bipolar Disorder
Dr Drew Ramsey on a small yet striking randomized controlled trial linking the microbiome to episodes of mania in this population.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Bebe Rexha Reveals She Has Bipolar Disorder In Powerful Tweet
"I just want you to accept me," the singer wrote. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bebe Rexha Has Bipolar Disorder And Doesn ’t Want You To ‘Feel Sorry’ For Her
"I just want you to accept me," the singer wrote. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does Consuming Bacon Increase Mania Risk? Does Consuming Bacon Increase Mania Risk?
Drew Ramsey, MD, discusses the potential connection between nitrated meat products and bipolar disorder.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Nitrated meat products are associated with suicide behavior in psychiatric patients - Dickerson F, Stallings C, Origoni A, Katsafanas E, Sweeney K, Khushalani S, Yolken R.
There has been little previous study of the association between dietary factors and suicide. The association between food exposures and suicide attempt history was investigated in a sample of 270 individuals with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or major d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news