DBSA Continues Its Outreach Efforts with GMR Funding
 The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) has received additional funding from the GMR to continue efforts to support youth living in medically underserved areas with a mental health condition. The How to Maximize Your Health Insurance Benefits program is designed to reach out to professional youth influencers, such as social workers, librarians and school personnel through a 4-hour workshop that provides continuing education credits. This program builds upon last year’s award, Improving Health Information Literacy and Access to Mental Health Care.  (Source: The Cornflower)
Source: The Cornflower - June 15, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Jacqueline Leskovec Tags: Consumer Health Funding News from the Region Success Stories Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Source Type: news

Markers for Tyrosine Hydroxylase-TH
Proven and PublishedTyrosine hydroxylase TH is a necessary enzyme to create neurotransmitters and protect the body against oxidative stress.Dysregulation of this enzyme results in manic-depression and schizophrenia. Parkinson's disease is also considered a TH deficiency as low dopamine levels are a consistent neurochemical abnormality.Markers to TH are important for studying its role in neurotransmission and how it is altered in disorders and diseases.We have many options and this enables you to choose the best markers for your research. All are proven andpublished.TH staining of mouse salivary gland tissue. https://d...
Source: Neuromics - June 15, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Tags: neuroscience TH antibody Tyrosine Hydroxlase antibody Source Type: news

Letters suggest Robert Burns was bipolar, academics say
Researchers from the University of Glasgow looked at blocks of letters written over nine years of Burns' life and used modern psychiatry methods to analyse his state of mind. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Robert Burns 'may have had bipolar disorder'
Researchers say letters written by Scotland's national bard show signs of depression and hypomania. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mutation links bipolar disorder to mitochondrial disease
(RIKEN) Mutations in the gene ANT1 may confer a risk for bipolar disorder through a complex interplay between serotonin and mitochondrial signaling in the brain. These two pathways have been separately implicated in bipolar disorder, but the link between levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin and mitochondrial dysfunction had not been established. Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Brain Science (CBS) in Japan now report that mitochondrial dysfunction affects the activity of serotonergic neurons in mice with mutations of ANT1. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Characteristics of depressive and bipolar disorder patients with mixed features - Tondo L, V ázquez GH, Pinna M, Vaccotto PA, Baldessarini RJ.
OBJECTIVE: To assess differences between subjects with vs. without mixed features in major affective disorders. METHODS: In 3099 out-patient subjects with DSM-5 major depressive disorder (MDD, n  = 1921) or bipolar disorders (BD, n = 1178), we c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Kanye West is praised by the UK's top psychiatrist
In a blog for the British Medical Journal, Professor Wendy Burns, president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, yesterday praised the 41-year-old for speaking out about bipolar disorder. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Disrupted sleep cycles linked with mood disorders
(Reuters Health) - People who have disrupted sleep cycles or less variation in their activity levels around the clock may be more likely to have depression, bipolar disorders and other mental health issues, a UK study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

USC scientists discover schizophrenia gene roles in brain development
(University of Southern California) A USC research team identifies a universe of molecules responsible for cell activity and brain development that contribute to mental disorders, including schizophrenia. bipolar condition and depression. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Suicide Rates Increasing Among Middle-Aged Women
Boston (CBS) — Kate Spade, who was found dead in her Manhattan apartment Tuesday in an apparent suicide, may have been suffering from bipolar disorder according to her sister. The designer’s sister told CBS News that Spade, known for her sleek handbags and bright colors, considered seeking treatment several times but was worried about how it would affect her upbeat brand. Though a source close to the family told People Magazine that the designer and her sister were estranged and the sister did not know what was going on in Spade’s life. Police do believe Spade may have been struggling with ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Uncategorized Dr. Mallika Marshall Local TV Mental Health Women's Health Source Type: news

Kate Spade's death prompts questions on bipolar disorder
Her sister said she believes Spade suffered from bipolar disorder and "it finally took its toll on her" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How To Tell If You ’re In a Toxic Relationship — And What To Do About It
It’s a common refrain: relationships are hard work. Fights are normal and rough patches are par for the course. True as that may be, however, these platitudes can distract from legitimate causes for concern in one’s social and romantic life — including signs that a relationship may have become, or always was, toxic. Here’s what you need to know about toxic relationships, and how to tell if you’re in one. What is a toxic relationship? Dr. Lillian Glass, a California-based communication and psychology expert who says she coined the term in her 1995 book Toxic People, defines a toxic relationship...
Source: TIME: Health - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Sex/Relationships Source Type: news

’ 13 Reasons Why ’ : Critique by a Recovered Depressive
I almost had the same fate as Hannah Baker. After having teetered so close to the edge of death, I am surprised a lot of days that I am actually still alive, that I didn’t perish in the bathtub when I dropped the hairdryer into the water. I finished watching the second season of 13 Reasons Why last night, and this show has stirred up a storm of thoughts and emotions for me, given my experience, so I thought I might contribute to the conversation that this show is igniting.  I first started having suicidal thoughts when I was a junior in high school. As I drove home from school, I often thought about swerving in...
Source: Psych Central - June 4, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Kristen Davis Tags: Children and Teens Depression Essays Genetics Neuroscience Personal Stories Students Suicide 13 Reasons Why Adolescence Depressive Episode Media Depictions Teen Depression Teen Suicide Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is there a link between bipolar and narcissism?
Bipolar disorders are mood disorders characterized by extreme high and low moods. Sometimes, a person experiencing a manic episode can be mistaken for having narcissistic traits. Learn more about the link between narcissism, narcissistic personality disorder, and bipolar disorders here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bipolar Source Type: news

Lithium in Tap Water Does Not Dilute Bipolar, Dementia Risk Lithium in Tap Water Does Not Dilute Bipolar, Dementia Risk
Previous research has linked high levels of lithium in drinking water to lower risk for bipolar disorder and dementia. A new study suggests there's no protective effect.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

The truth about blue light: does it really cause insomnia and increased risk of cancer?
The light emitted from our LED screens is blamed for everything from bleary eyes to much more serious health issues. So just how worried should we be?Long attached to visions of clear skies and calm seas, the colour blue historically could not be more welcome, refreshing and natural. Yet, because of the proliferation of blue-emitting LEDs in our artificially lit lives, blue light has come to represent bleary eyes, sleeplessness and the poor health associated disruption of the circadian rhythm.Of the spectrum of lightwaves emitted by the sun that our eyes can detect, it is the shorter “blue” ones that get reflec...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 28, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Amy Fleming Tags: Health & wellbeing Neuroscience Sleep Biology Life and style Source Type: news

Maintaining a Healthy Relationship When Your Partner Has Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar disorder is a difficult, complicated illness. And like any illness, it can naturally spill over into your relationship. As couples therapist Julia Nowland noted, “Bipolar disorder can be an emotional roller-coaster ride for the couple, with many ups and downs that mimic the disorder itself.” But this doesn’t mean your relationship is doomed to fail. Having a strong and fulfilling relationship is absolutely possible when both partners are committed to working as a team and creating a supportive, encouraging and accepting environment, said Lauren Dalton-Stern, LPCC, NCC, a therapist at the CARE Prog...
Source: Psych Central - May 28, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Bipolar Disorders General Relationships & Love Self-Help Stress Bipolar Disorder bipolar disorder and relationships bipolar marriage Marriage Tips partners with bipolar disorder Relationship Tips Stressors treatment plan Source Type: news

Risperidone versus other antipsychotics for people with severe mental illness and co-occurring substance misuse.
Up to 75% of people with serious mental illness (SMI) such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder have co-occurring substance use disorders (dual diagnosis). Dual diagnosis can have an adverse effect on treatment and prognosis of SMI. To evaluate the effects of risperidone compared to treatment with other antipsychotics (first-generation and other second-generation antipsychotics) used in people with serious mental illness and co-occurring substance misuse. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart rate variability in bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder: a clinical review
Heart rate variability (HRV) in psychiatric disorders has become an increasing area of interest in recent years following technological advances that enable non-invasive monitoring of autonomic nervous system regulation. However, the clinical interpretation of HRV features remain widely debated or unknown. Standardisation within studies of HRV in psychiatric disorders is poor, making it difficult to reproduce or build on previous work. Recently, a Guidelines for Reporting Articles on Psychiatry and Heart rate variability checklist has been proposed to address this issue. Here we assess studies of HRV in bipolar disorder an...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Night Eating May Be More Common in Bipolar Patients Night Eating May Be More Common in Bipolar Patients
Night-eating syndrome (NES) is more common among people with bipolar disorder (BD) than in the general population, new findings suggest.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Suicide attempts and clinical correlates in patients with bipolar I vs II disorder - Vismara M, Grancini B, Cremaschi L, Oldani L, Arici C, De Carlo V, Miller S, Ketter TA, Altamura AC, Dell'osso B.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

At-risk symptoms of bipolar disorder in a university student cohort - Haussleiter IS, Lorek S, Zeschel E, Mattausch S, Meyers M, Juckel G.
To assess the occurrence and frequency of bipolar at-risk symptoms in a large sample of previously undiagnosed students using the new screening tool Bochumer Screeningbogen Bipolar (BSB). 2329 students of the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany completed onlin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could these 'molecular switches' stop brain cancer?
New research provides further promising evidence that molecular approaches might slow or reverse the progress of glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bipolar Source Type: news

Disruption of Circadian Rhythm Negatively Impacts Mental Health
Reduction in relative amplitude tied to higher risk of lifetime major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Disrupted Circadian Clock Tied to Mood Disorders
(MedPage Today) -- Increased risk for major depression, bipolar disorder (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Implicit Bias Leads to Explicit Danger
There has been considerable and well-deserved publicity regarding cases where implicit or explicit police bias has led to unwarranted arrests and shooting of unarmed black individuals. The Starbucks case illustrates how a black man waiting at a place of business can be construed as loitering or engaging in disorderly conduct. A black man standing in his backyard with a telephone in his hand can be shot as a potentially dangerous suspect. About 22-25% of people shot and killed by police in 2017 were unarmed black men (Sullivan, Anthony, Tate, & Jenkins, 2018). How many of these shootings were necessary? It is similarly ...
Source: Psych Central - May 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Thea Amidov Tags: Bipolar Personal Stories Policy and Advocacy Psychological Assessment Psychology Treatment Bias Bipolar Disorder Hospitalization Prejudice race Source Type: news

Creative people more at risk of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression, huge study finds
A King's College study of Swedish medical records found those who studied subjects like music, drama or art at university have more psychiatric conditions than the general public. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AstraZeneca sells rights for Seroquel to Luye Pharma for $538 million
LONDON (Reuters) - British pharma company AstraZeneca said it had sold the rights for Seroquel, a treatment for schizophrenia and bipolar disease, to Luye Pharma Group for $538 million, as part of a strategy to focus on other therapy areas. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Uganda:I Was Isolated, Tortured in Psychiatric Hospital - Patient
[Observer] Benon Kabale, a bipolar disorder patient at Butabika, plans to pursue further court action, accusing the national psychiatric referral hospital staff of torturing and holding him for hours in a secluded room. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Depression and Bipolar Screening Essential for New Moms Depression and Bipolar Screening Essential for New Moms
Maternal mental health problems are among the most common complications of pregnancy, but mothers who experience difficulty after giving birth don't always get appropriate care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Suicidal ideation and behavior in US veterans with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder - Harvey PD, Posner K, Rajeevan N, Yershova KV, Aslan M, Concato J.
OBJECTIVE: Using data from a Department of Veterans Affairs study of schizophrenia (SZ) and bipolar I disorder (BP), we evaluated lifetime risks for suicidal ideation and behavior. We were interested in the prevalence and correlates of these outcomes, in p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA warns of serious immune system reaction with seizure and mental health medicine lamotrigine (Lamictal)
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that the medicine lamotrigine (Lamictal) for seizures and bipolar disorder can cause a rare but very serious reaction that excessively activates the body ’s infection-fighting immune system. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - April 24, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

UK bans Sanofi epilepsy drug without pregnancy prevention plan
LONDON (Reuters) - A Sanofi drug for epilepsy and bipolar disorder linked to thousands of birth defects has been banned in Britain for use in women or girls of child-bearing age, unless they are on a special pregnancy prevention program. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Grip Strength Indicative of Cognition in Major Depression
MONDAY, April 23, 2018 -- For individuals with major depression and bipolar disorder, grip strength is positively associated with cognition, according to a study published online April 18 in JAMA Psychiatry. Joseph Firth, Ph.D., from the University... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Antisuicidal effects in mood disorders: are they unique to lithium? - Tondo L, Baldessarini RJ.
INTRODUCTION: Suicidal behavior is strongly associated with depression in major depressive (MDD) and bipolar (BD) disorders, especially with associated behavioral activation, dysphoria, or agitation. A rare intervention with evidence of suicide risk-reduci... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Bipolar disorder: Speaking out like Mariah Carey is the only way to confront stigma
LAST week legendary pop star Mariah Carey made headlines around the world when she revealed she had bipolar disorder, saying she had been living "in denial and isolation" with the condition for 17 years. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Synaptic transmission from subplate neurons controls radial migration of neocortical neurons
The neocortex exhibits a six-layered structure that is formed by radial migration of excitatory neurons, for which the multipolar-to-bipolar transition of immature migrating multipolar neurons is required. Here, we report that subplate neurons, one of the first neuron types born in the neocortex, manage the multipolar-to-bipolar transition of migrating neurons. By histochemical, imaging, and microarray analyses on the mouse embryonic cortex, we found that subplate neurons extend neurites toward the ventricular side of the subplate and form transient glutamatergic synapses on the multipolar neurons just below the subplate. ...
Source: ScienceNOW - April 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ohtaka-Maruyama, C., Okamoto, M., Endo, K., Oshima, M., Kaneko, N., Yura, K., Okado, H., Miyata, T., Maeda, N. Tags: Development reports Source Type: news

3-D Human “Mini-Brains” Shed New Light on Genetic Underpinnings of Major Mental Illness
Using human stem cells, researchers create 3-D model of the brain to study a mutation tied to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - April 19, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Lurasidone Appears Safe in Kids With Bipolar Depression Lurasidone Appears Safe in Kids With Bipolar Depression
Lurasidone, approved for bipolar depression in children and adolescents on the basis of 6-week findings from a phase 3 trial, is also safe and effective for up to 28 weeks, new open-label data show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Anxious distress in monopolar and bipolar depression: clinical characteristics and relationship with mixed depression in Japan - Takeshima M.
Based on the effects of anxiety accompanying major depressive disorder (MDD) and bipolar disorder (BD), the DSM-5 introduced the "anxious distress" (ANXD) specifier.1 While several studies have reported the clinical characteristics of major depr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Affect Dysregulation and C-PTSD
One of the most important features of Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) is that of ‘affect dysregulation’. The meaning of this somewhat opaque sounding term is perhaps made clearer by using its synonym: emotional dysregulation. It consists of strongly felt emotions, in particular anger and fear, which seize the sufferer rendering him or her powerless to control them. These emotional outbursts can be terrifying both for the victim and anyone else present, lasting anywhere from seconds to a few hours. They are typically prompted by minor stimuli that most people would barely react to, if at all and ...
Source: Psych Central - April 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Fabiana Franco, Ph.D. Tags: Abuse Bipolar Psychology Psychotherapy PTSD Trauma affect dysregulation Bipolar Disorder C-PTSD Child Abuse child neglect Childhood Trauma Comorbid Disorders complex ptsd complex trauma Coping Skills Dissociation Emotiona Source Type: news

PCOS linked to increased mental health issues
A recent study, published in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism, reports that women with PCOS have a higher risk of developing mental health problems, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and eating disorders.Cosmopolitan (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Mariah Carey Reveals Battle with Bipolar Disorder
Carey is now in therapy and taking medication for the mental health condition. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Soterix touts transcranial stim depression trial results
Soterix Medical today released results from trials of its direct current stimulation-limited total energy technology designed to treat depression, touting that the device was found to be safe and effective with improvements in depression-rating metrics lasting for a month after treatment. The tDCS-LTE system is designed to deliver energy to the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex region of the brain which is implicated in depression control, the New York-based company said. In the first trial, the company reported that its tDCS-LTE system was effective and safe as an add-on intervention for patients with type I or II bipolar di...
Source: Mass Device - April 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Neurological Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Soterix Medical Source Type: news

Mariah Carey reveals bipolar disorder diagnosis
The singer told People that she was first diagnosed in 2001 (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: Mariah Carey's announcement puts new spotlight on bipolar II disorder
In the wake of the singer's public announcement of her diagnosis, Dr. Jennifer Ashton breaks down the various types of bipolar disorder, its symptoms and treatments currently available. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

‘It Can Be Incredibly Isolating.’ Mariah Carey Opens Up About Her Bipolar II Disorder
Pop star Mariah Carey revealed her “struggles” with bipolar II disorder, after almost two decades of silence. “I’m just in a really good place right now, where I’m comfortable discussing my struggles with bipolar II disorder,” the singer told People. “I’m hopeful we can get to a place where the stigma is lifted from people going through anything alone. It can be incredibly isolating. It does not have to define you and I refuse to allow it to define me or control me.” Bipolar II is a mental health condition characterized by extreme mood swings that vacillate between emot...
Source: TIME: Health - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized mental health onetime Source Type: news

Mariah Carey biploar disorder: What is the mood condition and what are the symptoms?
BIPOLAR disorder symptoms depend on which mood a patient is experiencing, but can range from depression to feeling very high. Mariah Carey revealed her diagnosis - these are the symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mariah Carey diagnosed with biploar disorder: What is the mood condition?
BIPOLAR disorder symptoms depend on which mood a patient is experiencing, but can range from depression to feeling very high. Mariah Carey revealed her diagnosis - these are the symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news