JAMA Psychiatry : Real-time Monitoring of Motor Activity, Energy, Mood, and Sleep Associations in Bipolar Disorder
Interview with Kathleen Merikangas, PhD, author of Real-time Mobile Monitoring of the Dynamic Associations Among Motor Activity, Energy, Mood, and Sleep in Adults With Bipolar Disorder (Source: JAMA Specialty Journals Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Specialty Journals Author Interviews - December 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: podcasts

What Good (and Bad) are Positive Emotions?
There is a seminal article by Barbara Fredrickson titled ‘What good are positive emotions?’ which introduces the broaden-and-build theory of positive emotions. As per this theory, while negative emotions are associated with specific action tendencies, positive emotions broaden the thought-action repertoire available at that moment and help build physical, social and intellectual resources over the long run. To take an example, joy is associated with creativity, and more loose associations, etc, all involving a move away from rigidity and fixedness to flexibility and fluency in thinking ;  joy is also assoc...
Source: The Mouse Trap - June 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: sandygautam Tags: emotion adaptations emotions evolution play Source Type: podcasts

FDA Drug Safety Podcast: FDA warns of serious immune system reaction with seizure and mental health medicine lamotrigine (Lamictal)
On April 25, 2018, FDA warned that the medicine lamotrigine (brand name 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 Drug Safety Podcasts)
Source: FDA Drug Safety Podcasts - April 30, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Source Type: podcasts

Anxiety, Depression and the Internalizing Spectrum
Pathological mental health problems in children and young adults have been classified into externalizing (substance abuse, conduct disorder etc) and internalizing disorders (depression , anxiety etc). Today’s post will try to  work out the structure of this internalizing spectrum. English: An anxious person (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The first major difference, that is made in say DSM, is between Mood disorders (disturbance in mood) and Anxiety disorders (characterized by anxiety and avoidance behaviors) . However, Watson in this article (pdf) emphasizes that this classification is not proper and in many cases th...
Source: The Mouse Trap - February 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: sandygautam Tags: depression mental illness anxiety Mental disorder Mood disorder Source Type: podcasts

J. Sloan Manning, MD - Recognition and Treatment of Bipolar Depression: Exploring a Patient ’s Journey From Diagnosis to Treatment
Recognition and Treatment of Bipolar Depression: Exploring a Patient’s Journey From Diagnosis to Treatment (Source: Peerview CME/CE Audio Podcast - Neurology International)
Source: Peerview CME/CE Audio Podcast - Neurology International - August 19, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education Tags: Science, Medicine Source Type: podcasts

Managing Bipolar Disorder in the Elderly
Stephen M. Strakowski, MD, discusses the unique challenges psychiatrists face in managing older patients with existing or new-onset bipolar disorder or mania, underscoring the need for more research. (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Podcast)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Podcast - August 16, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Research Summaries: Childhood IQ and risk of bipolar disorder in adulthood: prospective birth cohort study
This study focused on association of childhood IQ (which is an imperfect measure of true intelligence) with propensity for bipolar disorder in young adulthood. This study did not look at creativity and did not look at actual occurrence of bipolar disorder, thus all the results should not be extrapolated wildly. Childhood IQ at age 8 was measured using WISC-III and separate verbal and performance IQ as well as Full IQ scores were used in analysis. Propensity towards bipolar was measured using HCL-32 (hypo-mania checklist) which consist of 32 yes/no answers to statements like ‘I am more easily distracted’ when in...
Source: The Mouse Trap - July 14, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: sandygautam Tags: bipolar intelligence Research Summaries Bipolar disorder IQ Source Type: podcasts

Goals and Depression
Striving towards meaningful goals is good for your well-being; even just having goals by themselves are indicative of well-being. This is an established dogma of positive psychology, so how can one argue that goals may be at the root of the experience called depression. Embed from Getty Images A framework that aims to throw some light on this is the dual-process Tenacious Goal Pursuit (TGP) and Flexible Goal Adjustment (FGA) theory as proposed by Brandstatdter and colleagues. As per this framework, we all strive towards goals, but only goals that are meaningful (say goals which align with our self-identity) and attai...
Source: The Mouse Trap - May 24, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: sandygautam Tags: depression ABCD ABCD mdoel goals mania personality Source Type: podcasts

Maternal smoking during pregnancy and bipolar disorder in offspring
In this podcast, Dr Ardesheer Talati talks to Dr Raj Persaud about his latest research into the association between exposure to smoking during pregnancy and the risk for bipolar disorder. In addition, he discusses the link between brain imaging and depression, following on from his involvement in a three-generational study into the transmission of depression among offspring, as explored in a recent podcast with Professor Myrna Weissman. (Source: Raj Persaud talks to...)
Source: Raj Persaud talks to... - April 28, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Royal College of Psychiatrists Tags: Science & Medicine Source Type: podcasts

Bipolar Disorder: Osmosis Study Video
This video on the basics of bipolar disorder, sometimes known as manic depression, explores the definition, signs and symptoms, and treatments for the condition. (Source: Medscape Med Students Podcast)
Source: Medscape Med Students Podcast - March 23, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

The Four Neural Sub-Types of Depression
Regular readers of The Mouse Trap will be familiar with my obsession with knowing how nature is carved at its joints or in other words what are the natural categories or basic kinds. Anhedonia (The Graduate album) (Photo credit: Wikipedia) This translates into thinking a lot about what are the fundamental drives, basic emotions and personalty traits and what taxonomic system of mental illness is most reflective of underlying fundamental nosological differences. While synthesizing the work of others, has great value, and one derives many valuable theoretical insights based on such musings; there is nothing better than findi...
Source: The Mouse Trap - February 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: sandygautam Tags: depression anergia anhedonia anxiety Depression (mood) Major depressive disorder mania Source Type: podcasts

A tale of two diseases
I have Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). I am also bipolar. Now which of the above statements shocked/ surprised you more? If I am guessing correctly the latter statement about my being bipolar came across as more of a shock/ surprise/ concern. Now what does that say about your own reactions to mental illness and your own involvement in perpetuating the stigma against mental illness? Embed from Getty Images Both of the above are chronic diseases to an extent. My OSA (snoring in popular parlance) cannot be treated by surgery, so the only viable option I have is to use a CPAP machine while sleeping to get a good night&rsq...
Source: The Mouse Trap - December 27, 2016 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: sandygautam Tags: bipolar personal Bipolar disorder Mental disorder Mental health self-disclosure Source Type: podcasts

Manic Depressive Leaders in a Time of Crisis
S. Nassir Ghaemi, in his book, A First Rate Madness: Uncovering the links between  Leadership and Mental Illness, makes a case for the fact that while ‘normal’ leaders are good in times of stability and peace; in times of crisis, mentally ill or mentally abnormal people make for better leaders. Embed from Getty Images He does this via historical analysis of leaders like Gandhi, Martin Luther King jr, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln etc. Some of these leaders he classifies as being predominantly depressive, others as manic while the rest as being of bipolar proclivity. He lis...
Source: The Mouse Trap - November 25, 2016 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: sandygautam Tags: bipolar creativity depression empathy mania realism resilience Source Type: podcasts

A Decade of Blogging: the Top 10 posts on The Mouse Trap
19 may 2006 was the day I blogged for the first time; the platform was blogspot and I was unsure of what direction my blog will take and whether I will be able to make a difference and convey my thoughts and learning to a broader audience. Embed from Getty Images A decade later, with more than a million page views, I am decently satisfied with having found a niche for myself and for creating some positive impact. But one lament I have is that I have slowed down considerably. In the first 3 and half years, while the blog was hosted on blogspot, I wrote about 360 blog posts; in Oct 2009, I had moved to self hosted blog, ...
Source: The Mouse Trap - May 22, 2016 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: sandygautam Tags: Blog 10 Years anniversary Source Type: podcasts

Self-Harm, Unintentional Injury, and Suicide in Bipolar Disorder (JAMA Psychiatry)
Interview with Joseph F. Hayes, MSc, MBChB, author of Self-Harm, Unintentional Injury, and Suicide in Bipolar Disorder During Maintenance Mood Stabilizer Treatment: A United Kingdom Population-Based Electronic Health Records Study (Source: JAMA Specialty Journals Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Specialty Journals Author Interviews - May 11, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: The JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

JAMA Psychiatry : Self-Harm, Unintentional Injury, and Suicide in Bipolar Disorder
Interview with Joseph F. Hayes, MSc, MBChB, author of Self-Harm, Unintentional Injury, and Suicide in Bipolar Disorder During Maintenance Mood Stabilizer Treatment: A United Kingdom Population-Based Electronic Health Records Study (Source: JAMA Specialty Journals Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Specialty Journals Author Interviews - May 11, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: The JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

Michael E. Thase, MD - Detection and Management of Bipolar Depression in the Primary Care Setting: Advancing Practice, Improving Outcomes
Detection and Management of Bipolar Depression in the Primary Care Setting: Advancing Practice, Improving Outcomes (Source: PeerView CME/CE Audio Podcast - Primary Care)
Source: PeerView CME/CE Audio Podcast - Primary Care - January 28, 2016 Category: Primary Care Authors: PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education Tags: Science, Medicine Source Type: podcasts

Podcast: Dancing dinosaurs, naked black holes, and more
What stripped an unusual black hole of its stars? Can a bipolar drug change ant behavior? And did dinosaurs dance to woo mates? Science's Online News Editor David Grimm chats about these stories and more with Science's Multimedia Producer Sarah Crespi. Plus,Science's Emily Underwood wades into the muddled world of migraine research, and Jessica Metcalf talks about using modern microbial means to track mammalian decomposition. (Source: Science Magazine Podcast)
Source: Science Magazine Podcast - January 8, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Science Tags: Scientific Community Source Type: podcasts

Nature Podcast: 29 October 2015
This week, how cancers spread, the hallmarks of bipolar disorder in the brain, and making carbon dioxide useful. (Source: Nature Podcast)
Source: Nature Podcast - October 28, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Nature Publishing Group Source Type: podcasts

Terence A. Ketter, MD - Improving the Management of Bipolar Mania With Early Detection, Evidenced-Based Treatments, and Patient Education
Improving the Management of Bipolar Mania With Early Detection, Evidenced-Based Treatments, and Patient Education (Source: Peerview CME/CE Audio Podcast - Neurology International)
Source: Peerview CME/CE Audio Podcast - Neurology International - October 7, 2015 Category: Neurology Authors: PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education Tags: Science, Medicine Source Type: podcasts

What are myeloma treatment options for a patient with bipolar disorder?
In this week’s #AskDrDurie, IMF Chairman Dr. Brian Durie takes a question from a patient who has both myeloma and bipolar disorder. She wants to know what treatment options she has for myeloma, given ... Author: MultipleMyeloma Added: 09/02/2015 (Source: Oncology Tube)
Source: Oncology Tube - September 2, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: podcasts

Kiki Chang, MD - Best Practices in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Pediatric Bipolar Disorder
Best Practices in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Pediatric Bipolar Disorder (Source: PeerView CME/CE Audio Podcast - Primary Care)
Source: PeerView CME/CE Audio Podcast - Primary Care - September 2, 2015 Category: Primary Care Authors: PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education Tags: Science, Medicine Source Type: podcasts

A Guide to Managing Bipolar Disorder
In his first Medscape video commentary, Dr Stephen Strakowski discusses the programmatic management of bipolar disorder. (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Podcast)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Podcast - April 7, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Should Antidepressants Ever Be Used in Bipolar Disorder?
Dr Fleischhacker discusses recent study findings that underscore important cautions and best practices regarding the use of antidepressants in bipolar disorder. (Source: Medscape Pharmacists Podcast)
Source: Medscape Pharmacists Podcast - February 4, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Nature Podcast: 29 October 2015
This week, how cancers spread, the hallmarks of bipolar disorder in the brain, and making carbon dioxide useful. (Source: Nature Podcast)
Source: Nature Podcast - January 26, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Nature Publishing Group Source Type: podcasts

J. Sloan Manning, MD - Major Depressive Episodes Associated With Bipolar Disorder: How Can Diagnosis and Management Be Improved in the Primary Care Setting?
Major Depressive Episodes Associated With Bipolar Disorder: How Can Diagnosis and Management Be Improved in the Primary Care Setting? (Source: PeerView CME/CE Audio Podcast - Primary Care)
Source: PeerView CME/CE Audio Podcast - Primary Care - May 13, 2014 Category: Primary Care Authors: PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education Tags: Science, Medicine Source Type: podcasts

JAMA Psychiatry 2014-02-12, Author Interview
Interview with Carrie E. Bearden, PhD, author of Multisystem Component Phenotypes of Bipolar Disorder for Genetic Investigations of Extended Pedigrees (Source: JAMA Specialty Journals Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Specialty Journals Author Interviews - February 12, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Authors: The JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

Multisystem Component Phenotypes of Bipolar Disorder for Genetic Investigations of Extended Pedigrees
Interview with Carrie E. Bearden, PhD, author of Multisystem Component Phenotypes of Bipolar Disorder for Genetic Investigations of Extended Pedigrees (Source: JAMA Specialty Journals Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Specialty Journals Author Interviews - February 12, 2014 Category: General Medicine Authors: The JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

J. Sloan Manning, MD - Optimizing Early Recognition, Diagnosis, and Management of Bipolar Depression in the Primary Care Setting
Optimizing Early Recognition, Diagnosis, and Management of Bipolar Depression in the Primary Care Setting (Source: PeerView Press CME/CE International Audio Podcast - Internal Medicine)
Source: PeerView Press CME/CE International Audio Podcast - Internal Medicine - October 28, 2013 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education Tags: Science, Medicine Source Type: podcasts

Gary S. Sachs, MD - Optimizing Outcomes in Bipolar Depression: Incorporating APA 2013 Data Into Practice
Optimizing Outcomes in Bipolar Depression: Incorporating APA 2013 Data Into Practice (Source: PeerView CME/CE Audio Podcast - Geriatrics)
Source: PeerView CME/CE Audio Podcast - Geriatrics - September 17, 2013 Category: Geriatrics Authors: PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education Tags: Science, Medicine Source Type: podcasts

Bipolar disorder
Philip Mitchell discusses the diagnosis and management of bipolar disorder (Source: Australian Family Physician audio)
Source: Australian Family Physician audio - August 31, 2013 Category: Primary Care Authors: The Royal Australian College Of General Practitioners Tags: Podcasts Source Type: podcasts

Michael E. Thase, MD - Identifying and Overcoming Challenges in the Diagnosis and Management of Bipolar Depression
Identifying and Overcoming Challenges in the Diagnosis and Management of Bipolar Depression (Source: PeerView CME/CE Audio Podcast - Psychiatry)
Source: PeerView CME/CE Audio Podcast - Psychiatry - July 31, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Authors: PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education Tags: Science, Medicine Source Type: podcasts

Mark A. Frye, MD - Achieving Therapeutic Effectiveness in Patients With Bipolar Depression: Where Do We Stand?
Achieving Therapeutic Effectiveness in Patients With Bipolar Depression: Where Do We Stand? (Source: PeerView CME/CE Audio Podcast - Psychiatry)
Source: PeerView CME/CE Audio Podcast - Psychiatry - July 23, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Authors: PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education Tags: Science, Medicine Source Type: podcasts

Paul E. Keck, Jr., MD - Ensuring Proper Diagnosis and Optimizing the Management of Patients With Bipolar Depression
Ensuring Proper Diagnosis and Optimizing the Management of Patients With Bipolar Depression (Source: PeerView CME/CE Audio Podcast - Psychiatry)
Source: PeerView CME/CE Audio Podcast - Psychiatry - July 10, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Authors: PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education Tags: Science, Medicine Source Type: podcasts

The Lancet: May 10, 2013
Niall Boyce and Nick Craddock with their thoughts on The Lancet's bipolar disorder Series. (Source: Listen to The Lancet)
Source: Listen to The Lancet - May 11, 2013 Category: General Medicine Authors: The Lancet Source Type: podcasts

Listen to The Lancet: 10 May
Niall Boyce and Nick Craddock with their thoughts on The Lancet's bipolar disorder Series. (Source: Listen to The Lancet)
Source: Listen to The Lancet - May 10, 2013 Category: Journals (General) Authors: The Lancet Source Type: podcasts

The Lancet: May 10, 2013
Niall Boyce and Nick Craddock with their thoughts on The Lancet's bipolar disorder Series. (Source: Listen to The Lancet)
Source: Listen to The Lancet - May 10, 2013 Category: Journals (General) Authors: The Lancet Source Type: podcasts

Gary S. Sachs, MD - Improving Diagnosis and Symptoms in Patients With Bipolar Depression: Contemporary Strategies
Improving Diagnosis and Symptoms in Patients With Bipolar Depression: Contemporary Strategies (Source: PeerView CME/CE Audio Podcast - Psychiatry)
Source: PeerView CME/CE Audio Podcast - Psychiatry - December 11, 2012 Category: Psychiatry Authors: PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education Tags: Science, Medicine Source Type: podcasts

Archives of General Psychiatry 2012-01-02, Vol. 69, No. 1, Author Interview
Interview with Paul E. Holtzheimer, MD, author of Subcallosal Cingulate Deep Brain Stimulation for Treatment-Resistant Unipolar and Bipolar Depression (Source: JAMA Specialty Journals Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Specialty Journals Author Interviews - January 2, 2012 Category: Journals (General) Authors: The JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

Subcallosal Cingulate Deep Brain Stimulation for Treatment-Resistant Unipolar and Bipolar Depression
Interview with Paul E. Holtzheimer, MD, author of Subcallosal Cingulate Deep Brain Stimulation for Treatment-Resistant Unipolar and Bipolar Depression (Source: JAMA Specialty Journals Author Interviews)
Source: JAMA Specialty Journals Author Interviews - January 2, 2012 Category: General Medicine Authors: The JAMA Network Source Type: podcasts

Publisher?s Podcast: Bipolar Disorder Maintenance Treatment: Monitoring Effectiveness and Safety
What’s your second-line strategy when your patient can no longer tolerate a medication? Learn about the efficacy and safety profiles of approved maintenance drugs to help your patients with bipolar disorder stay in remission. (Source: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry Podcast)
Source: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry Podcast - December 2, 2011 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: podcasts

Bipolar Disorder Maintenance Treatment: Monitoring Effectiveness and Safety
What’s your second-line strategy when your patient can no longer tolerate a medication? Learn about the efficacy and safety profiles of approved maintenance drugs to help your patients with bipolar disorder stay in remission. (Source: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry Podcast)
Source: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry Podcast - December 2, 2011 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: podcasts