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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 15, 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

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 10, 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 10, 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

Good Intentions, Bad Habits: Reforming Mental Healthcare In LatAm
The Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region is a vast patchwork of countries, cultures and ethnicities with a total population of more than 645 million, ranging from 209 million-plus in Brazil to islands with fewer than 100,000 inhabitants.The diversity is also economic; recent years have seen marked improvements in income distribution and a burgeoning middle class, particularly in countries such as Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru and Nicaragua. Yet, LAC remains the region with the highest levels of income inequality worldwide.All of this has a significant bearing on the state of mental health, where good intentions and...
Source: EyeForPharma - April 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates 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

Why do mania and suicide occur most often in the spring? - Cho CH, Lee HJ.
Symptoms of mental illness often become worse during the spring season. For patients with mood disorders, the phrase “spring fever” has a different meaning. Previous studies have reported that the incidence of mania peaks during the spring in both t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics 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

A brush with madness
Vincent Van Gogh is just one of scores of artists, writers and musicians who are known or believed to have suffered from mental illness. Is there a relationship between mania and creativity? (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