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

Chronic ovarian cysts increase a woman ’s risk of mental health issues
One of the largest studies on polycystic ovarian syndrome and mental health to date, from Cardiff University, has confirmed that PCOS raises risks for depression anxiety and bipolar disorders. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ovarian cysts increase a woman ’s risk of mental health issues
One of the largest studies on polycystic ovarian syndrome and mental health to date, from Cardiff University, has confirmed that PCOS raises risks for depression anxiety and bipolar disorders. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PCOS May Compromise Mental Health
(MedPage Today) -- Depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder all tied to hormonal condition (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - April 10, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Dementia: This common drug increases dementia risk by up to 60 percent
A DRUG that is widely used to treat epilepsy and bipolar disorder in the UK has been found to increase the risk of dementia by up to 60 percent by breaking down brain cells. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Damaging Beliefs of Bipolar Disorder
When writer Elaina J. Martin was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, she felt “less than.” “I felt like other people were better than me, less damaged than I was.” In the first few years of her diagnosis, psychotherapist Colleen King, LMFT, worried she’d never be able to function at a higher level. “During those years of struggle, I saw myself deteriorate, become less capable, and felt like a failure in many ways.” Bipolar disorder is a difficult illness that can shatter one’s self-worth and sense of self. Beliefs tend to differ in different people, depending on the person&rsquo...
Source: Psych Central - April 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Bipolar Disorders General Self-Esteem Self-Help Stigma Bipolar Disorder Depressive Episode managing bipolar disorder Mental Health Stigma Negative Beliefs Sense Of Self Source Type: news

Could vitamin D blood test diagnose bipolar disorder?
A study, published inTranslational Psychiatry, suggests that levels of a vitamin D binding protein are elevated in children with bipolar disorder, and could be used as a blood test marker for earlier diagnosis.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Users' experiences of an online intervention for bipolar disorder: important lessons for design and evaluation.
Background The evidence base for digital interventions for physical and mental health, including severe and enduring mental health difficulties, is increasing. In a feasibility trial, web-based Enhanced Relapse Prevention (ERPonline) for bipolar disorder demonstrated high recruitment and retention rates. Relative to participants in the waitlist control group, those who received ERPonline showed increased monitoring for early warning signs of relapse and had developed more positive illness models. Objective To understand users'motivations and barriers for taking part in an online/telephone-based trial, and for engagement w...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D blood test may one day speed bipolar diagnosis in kids
(Ohio State University) A blood test may have the potential to speed accurate diagnosis -- and proper treatment -- of bipolar disorder in children, new research suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Attention deficit disorders could stem from impaired brain coordination
(Case Western Reserve University) Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and colleagues have discovered how two brain regions work together to maintain attention, and how discordance between the regions could lead to attention deficit disorders, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why partnerships between medtech companies and doctors are so important
Laura Dietch, CEO of BioTrace Medical [Image from BioTrace Medical]As new devices and technologies are being developed in the medtech industry, doctors and physicians have to learn about the devices on platforms that are different from what they know. One way to help make the healthcare provider’s transition into using new devices easier is to forge a partnership between the industry and the physician, according to Laura Dietch, CEO of BioTrace Medical (Menlo Park, Calif.). BioTrace Medical is a medical device company that makes temporary pacing leads to improve patient outcomes while also reducing hospital cost...
Source: Mass Device - March 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Diagnostics Hospital Care BioTrace Medical MedTech TAVI Women in Medtech Source Type: news

Children Exposed To Drugs For Epilepsy, Bipolar Disorder Have Lower Academic Scores
Children exposed to sodium valproate (Depakote) in the womb had lower scores on national math, language and science tests. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tara Haelle, Contributor Source Type: news

Brighter Days Ahead: Light Therapy for Bipolar Depression Brighter Days Ahead: Light Therapy for Bipolar Depression
Medscape spoke with Dr Dorothy Sit about her research into the potentially robust impact of this simple treatment.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Expert Interview Source Type: news

6 Tips for Effectively Managing Your Bipolar Disorder — From Pill Trays to Practitioners
Bipolar disorder is a difficult illness. It affects everything. In addition to affecting your mood, it affects your judgment, concentration, memory, energy and sleep. It affects your relationships. It affects your everyday. It can bring about a deep, sinking despair, or jolt you into a euphoric state where your brain literally can’t compute the consequences of your actions. Some people experience depressive and manic symptoms at the same time—darkness, distorted thoughts and fatigue followed by restlessness, racing thoughts and irritability. It can feel so overwhelming. However, this doesn’t mean you&rsqu...
Source: Psych Central - March 22, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Bipolar Disorders General Psychotherapy Self-Help Sleep Stress Treatment being healthy with bipolar Bipolar Disorder bipolar disorder books bipolar disorder treatment Depressive Episode hope and bipolar disorder managing bipola Source Type: news

Record Numbers of College Students Are Seeking Treatment for Depression and Anxiety — But Schools Can’t Keep Up
Not long after Nelly Spigner arrived at the University of Richmond in 2014 as a Division I soccer player and aspiring surgeon, college began to feel like a pressure cooker. Overwhelmed by her busy soccer schedule and heavy course load, she found herself fixating on how each grade would bring her closer to medical school. “I was running myself so thin trying to be the best college student,” she says. “It almost seems like they’re setting you up to fail because of the sheer amount of work and amount of classes you have to take at the same time, and how you’re also expected to do so much.” ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie Reilly Tags: Uncategorized College Education onetime Source Type: news

In major affective disorders, early life trauma predict increased nitro-oxidative stress, lipid peroxidation and protein oxidation and recurrence of major affective disorders, suicidal behaviors and a lowered quality of life - Moraes JB, Maes M, Roomruangwong C, Bonifacio KL, Barbosa DS, Vargas HO, Anderson G, Kubera M, Carvalho AF, Nunes SOV.
Early life trauma (ELT) may increase the risk towards bipolar disorder (BD) and major depression (MDD), disorders associated with activated neuro-oxidative and neuro-nitrosative stress (O&NS) pathways. It has remained elusive whether ELTs are associated wi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Changing minds
Actress Glenn Close has taken on a new role - hoping to help de-stigmatize mental illness. That's because mental illness runs in her own family. (Her nephew, Calen, has schizophrenia; and her sister Jessie, after a lifetime of struggles, has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.) Glenn and Jessie have since started a foundation, Bring Change to Mind, to encourage communication around mental health. Tracy Smith reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lithium, LAIs Best Bet for Preventing Bipolar Rehospitalization Lithium, LAIs Best Bet for Preventing Bipolar Rehospitalization
Lithium is the most effective mood stabilizer, and long-acting injectables (LAIs) are the most effective antipsychotics for preventing rehospitalization of patients with bipolar disorder, study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Lifestyle Linked to Brain Health in Psychosis Patients Lifestyle Linked to Brain Health in Psychosis Patients
Just as in the general population, patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder should follow a healthy lifestyle, which includes being physically and cognitively active.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Lurasidone (Latuda) Gets FDA Nod for Bipolar Depression in Kids Lurasidone (Latuda) Gets FDA Nod for Bipolar Depression in Kids
Lurasidone is now indicated for the treatment of major depressive episodes associated with bipolar I disorder in children and adolescents aged 10 to 17 years.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Alert Source Type: news

Acute general hospital admissions in people with serious mental illness - Jayatilleke N, Hayes RD, Chang CK, Stewart R.
BACKGROUND: Serious mental illness (SMI, including schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and bipolar disorder) is associated with worse general health. However, admissions to general hospitals have received little investigation. We sought to delineate f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

FDA Approves Latuda (lurasidone HCl) for Bipolar Depression in Pediatric Patients (10 to 17 Years of Age)
MARLBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- March 6, 2018 -- Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Sunovion) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) that expands the use of Latuda... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - March 6, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

The Guardian view on mental health: saving lives requires money and monitoring | Editorial
Lessons are not being learned from the deaths of hundreds of mental health patients, despite the warnings of coronersMore than 270 mental health patientshave died over the last six years after failings in NHS care. These cases are more devastating to those who loved these people because in many cases the deaths could have been prevented; better care might have saved them. Too often, services did not respond to the concerns of GPs, families, and patients themselves. The Guardian ’s figures,drawn from coroners ’ warnings– known as reports to prevent future deaths – are if anything conservative. A fort...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Mental health Society NHS Children Suicide rates Care Quality Commission (CQC) Regulators Depression Anxiety Bipolar disorder Schizophrenia Psychology Science Source Type: news

Boston Sci Whets M & amp;A Appetite with EMcision Buy
Boston Scientific could be very busy with M&A this year. During the Marlborough, MA-based company’s most recent earnings call, CEO Michael Mahoney hinted at the possibility of potential acquisitions. “We do have a pretty active M&A appetite,” Mahoney said, according to a transcript from Seeking Alpha. "So, I think you'll see us be active with tuck-in acquisitions to strengthen our category leadership strategy." On Monday, Boston Scientific backed up its CEO’s words and revealed it would strengthen its endoscopy offerings with the acquisition of London – based EMcision, f...
Source: MDDI - March 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Science News » Suspect Molecules Overlap in Autism, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder
Depression, schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorder share some of the same patterns of suspect gene expression – molecular signatures. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - March 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jules Asher Source Type: news

Lithium linked to lowest risk of bipolar disorder re-admission
Patients with bipolar disorder have the lowest risk of re-admission to hospital if treated with lithium, according to Swedish researchers, who said it should remain the “first line treatment”. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Lithium Top Choice for Preventing Bipolar Rehospitalization
(MedPage Today) -- Mood stabilizer tied to lower all-cause and psychiatric-related hospitalizations (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - February 28, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Lithium treatment for bipolar disorder linked to lowest risk of rehospitalisation
(Karolinska Institutet) Individuals with bipolar disorder have the lowest risk of rehospitalisation if treated with lithium, according to a study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in JAMA Psychiatry. Long-acting injections of antipsychotics were also effective, reducing the risk of rehospitalisation by 30 per cent compared with their oral counterparts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Comparison of the prevalence of psychiatric disorders in performance-enhancing drug users and nonuser bodybuilders - Ostovar A, Haerinejad MJ, Akbarzadeh S, Keshavarz M.
Objective: The present study aimed at comparing the prevalence of major psychiatric disorders including major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and generalized anxiety disorder between performance-enhancing drug users and nonuser bod... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Modeling suicide in bipolar disorders - Malhi GS, Outhred T, Das P, Morris G, Hamilton A, Mannie Z.
INTRODUCTION: Suicide is a multicausal human behavior, with devastating and immensely distressing consequences. Its prevalence is estimated to be 20-30 times greater in patients with bipolar disorders than in the general population. The burden of suicide a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Self-reported inhibition predicts history of suicide attempts in bipolar disorder and major depression - Ponsoni A, Branco LD, Cotrena C, Shansis FM, Grassi-Oliveira R, Fonseca RP.
BACKGROUND: Studies have reliably identified an association between suicide attempts and executive functions such as decision making (DM) and inhibitory control (IC) in patients with mood disorders. As such, the present study aimed to investigate the assoc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Childhood sexual abuse and suicidal ideation among bipolar patients: existential but not religious well-being as a protective factor - Lamis DA, Kapoor S, Evans APB.
Individuals diagnosed with bipolar disorder (BD) are at an increased risk of Suicidal ideation, attempts, and death. Moreover, a strong association exists between childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and suicidal ideation among individuals with BD. Yet growing evi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Symptom profile of psychiatric patients with psychosis or psychotic mood disorder in prison - van Beek J, Vuijk PJ, Harte JM, Scherder EJA.
There is evidence that psychiatric patients with psychotic or manic disorders who are incarcerated suffer from the same symptoms as psychiatric patients who are treated in the community. There are also indications that their symptoms might be more severe. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Book Review: Insane Consequences
I have read Insane Consequences: How the Mental Health Industry Fails the Mentally Ill a couple of times and am still contemplating it. It also inspired me to research further into how we treat the seriously mentally ill in America. In the book, author DJ Jaffe takes on what he calls the “mental health industry,” and I think that is a fair characterization. He is not the only writer to use the phrase, and he confronts that industry with a voice that reminds me of a prosecuting attorney on a mission. Jaffe became involved in the mental health system in the 1980s when his wife’s 18 year old sister, Lynn, ca...
Source: Psych Central - February 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Stan Rockwell, PsyD Tags: Book Reviews Caregivers Disabilities Policy and Advocacy Psychiatry Psychology Schizophrenia Treatment DJ jaffe mental health policy Mental Illness mental illness violence serious mental illness Source Type: news

Psychiatric illnesses share similar gene activity
At least three neuropsychiatric disorders -- autism, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder -- appear to share similar patterns of gene activity, a new study suggests. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could football have caused Johnny Manziel's bipolar?
Manziel, 25, disclosed his diagnosis in an interview with Good Morning America on Monday, after years of controversy involving alcoholism, drug-taking and domestic violence allegations. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Affective temperaments play an important role in the relationship between child abuse and the diagnosis of bipolar disorder - Toda H, Inoue T, Tanichi M, Saito T, Nakagawa S, Masuya J, Tanabe H, Yoshino A, Kusumi I.
This study investigated how multiple factors, including child abuse, adult life events, and affecti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Major Psychiatric Disorders Have More In Common Than We Thought, Study Finds
Understanding the molecular basis of major disorders such as autism, schizophrenia and bipolar is hopeful, because it could help in developing better treatments for them. (Image credit: Sebastian Kaulitzki/Getty Images/Science Photo Library RF) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Merrit Kennedy Source Type: news