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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

Roubini: Bitcoin is "much worse" than tulip bubble mania... "zero intrinsic value"
(Natural News) As excitement returns to the crypto world with Bitcoin rising in value to back over $10,000 per “coin,” as of this writing, a professor of economics at New York University (NYU) has a much gloomier perspective. According to Nouriel Roubini, Bitcoin is “the mother of all bubbles,” and one that he suspects is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Major Neurological Conditions Have More In Common Than We Thought, Study Finds
Understanding the molecular basis of major disorders such as autism, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder could help in developing better treatments. (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

Autism, Bipolar and Schizophrenia Share Genetic Similarities
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Research, News, Source Type: news

Autism, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder share molecular traits, study finds
Most medical disorders have well-defined physical characteristics seen in tissues, organs and bodily fluids. Psychiatric disorders, in contrast, are not defined by such pathology, but rather by behavior.A UCLA-led study,publishedin Science, has found that autism, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder share some physical characteristics — and important differences — at the molecular level, specifically, patterns of gene expression in the brain. Gene expression is the process by which instructions in DNA are converted into a product, such as a protein.“These findings provide a molecular, pathological signature...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 8, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Autism, Bipolar and Schizophrenia Share Genetic Similarities
THURSDAY, Feb. 8, 2018 -- By examining brain tissue, researchers say they've found similarities in certain mental illnesses, including autism and schizophrenia. Specifically, some similar patterns of gene expression were found in people with... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Gene Expression Overlaps Among Psychiatric Disorders
Transcriptional profiling of post-mortem human brains reveals commonalities in the genes over- and under-expressed in schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism, and major depression. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - February 8, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Daily News,News & Opinion Source Type: news

Who's To Blame For The High Cost Of Cancer Care (The Federal Government Or Justin Bieber?)
Although cancer care is increasingly becoming hospital or health system based, merger mania in oncology is probably not driven primarily as a way for hospitals to gain access to discounted drugs. Broader forces are at play. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Peter Ubel, Contributor Source Type: news

Is Federal Policy Really To Blame For The High Cost Of Cancer Care?
Although cancer care is increasingly becoming hospital or health system based, merger mania in oncology is probably not driven primarily as a way for hospitals to gain access to discounted drugs. Broader forces are at play. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Peter Ubel, Contributor Source Type: news

UCLA study sheds light on genetic overlap between major psychiatric disorders
(University of California - Los Angeles) Most medical conditions are largely defined by their physical symptoms. Psychiatric illnesses, however, are largely defined by a person's behavior. A UCLA-led study challenges that distinction, identifying many shared -- and distinct -- patterns of gene expression in the brains of people with autism, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The data hint at potential targets that may one day lead to new treatment approaches. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Shared molecular neuropathology across major psychiatric disorders parallels polygenic overlap
The predisposition to neuropsychiatric disease involves a complex, polygenic, and pleiotropic genetic architecture. However, little is known about how genetic variants impart brain dysfunction or pathology. We used transcriptomic profiling as a quantitative readout of molecular brain-based phenotypes across five major psychiatric disorders—autism, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, and alcoholism—compared with matched controls. We identified patterns of shared and distinct gene-expression perturbations across these conditions. The degree of sharing of transcriptional dysregulation is related to polyge...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 8, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Gandal, M. J., Haney, J. R., Parikshak, N. N., Leppa, V., Ramaswami, G., Hartl, C., Schork, A. J., Appadurai, V., Buil, A., Werge, T. M., Liu, C., White, K. P., CommonMind Consortium, PsychENCODE Consortium, iPSYCH-BROAD Working Group, Horvath, S., Geschw Tags: Genetics reports Source Type: news

A new path into bipolar disorder comes to light
(Publicase Comunica ç ã o Cient í fica) A new article authored by an international group of researchers reveals a novel potential drug target for bipolar disorder and offers new insights into the underlying biology of this lifelong and devastating mental illness. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 5, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Is Vaginal Rejuvenation Just Another Hollywood Fad?
It's easy to be skeptical of a procedure designed to tighten things up "down there," especially when it's been touted by celebrities like Kim Kardashian. But MD+DI recently got the low down from an obstetrics and gynecologist specialist in Lubbock, TX on a new vaginal rejuvenation device that her patients can't stop talking about. Learn about best practices in medical device design at the MD&M West Conference and Expo, February 6-8, 2018, in Anaheim, CA. Use promo code "MDDI" for 20% off conference registration and free expo access. "They've said things like, 'it's been life-changing', 'this sa...
Source: MDDI - February 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

3 Pervasive, Persistent Myths about Seasonal Affective Disorder
Our society tends to dismiss seasonal affective disorder (SAD). We minimize it. We misunderstand it. Oh, you just don’t like winter. And who could blame you? Winter is tough on everyone. Oh, SAD is like the winter blues, right? You get grumpy or moody because you hate the freezing cold. You’re just in a funk. It happens to a lot of people. It’s totally normal. How can you feel depressed when the air is so crisp and it’s a winter wonderland out there? We incorporate SAD into our vocabulary, flippantly using it in conversation. “Similar to someone saying “I can’t make up my mind, it...
Source: Psych Central - January 31, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Depression Disorders General Seasonal Affective Disorder Stigma Light therapy Mental Health Stigma phototherapy SAD summer depression summertime depression winter depression wintertime depression Source Type: news

Brain Aging Accelerated in Schizophrenia, but Not Bipolar Disorder Brain Aging Accelerated in Schizophrenia, but Not Bipolar Disorder
The brain in people with early-stage schizophrenia, but not bipolar disorder, ages more quickly than normal, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Science News » Molecular Secrets Revealed: Antipsychotic Docked in its Receptor
Scientists have deciphered the molecular structure of a widely-prescribed antipsychotic docked in its key human brain receptor. The discovery may hold clues to designing better treatments for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - January 29, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jules Asher Source Type: news

ECT for Manic State in a Bipolar, OCD Teenager ECT for Manic State in a Bipolar, OCD Teenager
Should electroconvulsive therapy be considered in young patients with severe mania when first-line treatment options have failed?Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

Between a rock-a-bye and a hard place: mood disorders during the peripartum period - Thomson M, Sharma V.
Mood disorders including major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder are common during and after pregnancy. Timely identification and appropriate management of mood episodes is essential to maximize maternal well-being and minimize adverse outcomes. Fai... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

The Twisted Psychology of Parents Who Torture Their Children
Don’t try to fathom what was going on in the minds of the California parents who starved and imprisoned their 13 children for years before one of the victims escaped and informed the police last weekend. Really, there is no unraveling it—not fully, at least. Basic empathy and the care of offspring are among the most fundamental lines of code in the human operating system. When that gets corrupted—when the protectors become tormentors, when the nurturers become jailers—it’s nearly impossible to grasp, much less explain. That doesn’t mean that forensic psychologists and others aren’t...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger and Belinda Luscombe Tags: Uncategorized onetime psychology Source Type: news

C-PTSD and Eating Disorders
As a relatively new and still poorly recognized concept, few people come to therapy identifying as suffering from Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD). As a rule, a diagnosis of C-PTSD comes only after the process of self-discovery in therapy has begun. When people suffering from C-PTSD are referred to a therapist, or decide to seek help for themselves, it is usually because they are seeking help for one of its symptoms, including dissociative episodes, problems forming relationships, and alcohol or substance abuse. One of the more common issues that leads to the discovery of C-PTSD is the presence of an eating ...
Source: Psych Central - January 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Fabiana Franco, Ph.D. Tags: Addictions Anorexia Binge Eating Bulimia Eating Disorders Loneliness Psychology PTSD Trauma Treatment affect regulation Bingeing Body Image C-PTSD Child Abuse child neglect Childhood Trauma complex posttraumatic stress di Source Type: news

Alterations in peripheral fatty acid composition in bipolar and unipolar depression - Scola G, Versace A, Metherel AH, Monsalve-Castro LA, Phillips ML, Bazinet RP, Andreazza AC.
In this study, we aimed to evaluate levels of fatty acids in patients with unipolar (MDD) and bipolar depression (BDD) in comparison to patients with ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Pavmed registers $90m offering
Pavmed (NSDQ:PAVM) has registered for a nearly $90 million offering, saying it plans to float the rights to buy up to 14.6 million units. The New York City-based company said it would issue a single unit for each share of common stock. Each unit is slated to include one common share and a six-year Series Z warrant worth $2.25 per share, redeemable at $3 apiece. Pavmed plans to use the funds it raises from the offering to support its R&D efforts and the development of its current pipeline, according to the prospectus filed with the SEC. Last week, Pavmed cut the exercise price on the Series...
Source: Mass Device - January 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Business/Financial News Funding Roundup Wall Street Beat Pavmed Source Type: news

Pavmed sets terms for warrants offering
Pavmed (NSDQ:PAVM) said today that it set the terms for a forthcoming rights offering, saying it plans to issue a single unit for each share of common stock. Each unit will include one common share and a six-year Series Z warrant worth $2.25 per share, redeemable at $3 each, the New York City-based company said. Last week, Pavmed cut the exercise price on the Series W warrants, from $2.50 to $2.00 apiece, its second price cut since late last year. Originally exercisable at $5.00 apiece, the company slashed the price in half last December. “Pavmed is providing this opportunity to exercise warrants ...
Source: Mass Device - January 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Funding Roundup Wall Street Beat Pavmed Source Type: news

Voluntary mental health screening program identifying at-risk students at UCLA
Since September, when all of UCLA ’s incoming students were offered free screening for depression, more than 2,600 students have opted to complete a volunteer online screening. Those whose results showed they were at risk of suicide, severe depression or other serious mental health problems were offered access to treatment at UCLA .The screenings are an important part of the  Depression Grand Challenge, an ambitious effort launched by UCLA in 2015 to reduce the burden of depression worldwide by developing better methods of detecting, evaluating and treating depression. The initiative is led by  Dr. Nelson F...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Plantwatch: from snowdrops to rare orchids – plant theft is a crime
Some of our favourite wildflowers are threatened by thieves digging up the bulbs, and thieves have made at least one orchid extinct in BritainSnowdrops are appearing, but in recent years they have become so popular it ’s led to snowdrop bulbs being stolen from the wild and from gardens to sell on the black market. This is part of a much wider trend. From the theft of snowdrops and bluebells to rare orchids and ferns,stealing plants is a problem that goes largely unreported, but it ’s a crime that can have disastrous impacts on plant populations.In Victorian days, a mania for ferns saw huge numbers of the plants...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Paul Simons Tags: Plants Wild flowers Environment Trees and forests UK news Source Type: news

Marriage and Mania: Disparate Depictions of Bipolar Disorder in Mainstream Romance Novels
When characters with mental illness appear in popular fiction, it is typically because the work itself focuses on the mental illness. However, there is a small contingent of fictional projects that have characters with mental illness that do not make that illness the central plot. These books follow the typical narrative arc and literary conventions of their genre and include conflicts unrelated to mental illness; psychiatric disorder is featured but defines neither the character nor the book.   Authors writing about mental illness, however small or large a part of the plot, can raise public awareness and understandin...
Source: Psych Central - January 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Kathryn Lawson, PhD Tags: Bipolar Essays Policy and Advocacy Psychology Women's Issues Bipolar Disorder Compassion Empathy genre fiction mania Manic Episode romance novels Stigma Stigmatization Source Type: news

Integrative understanding of familial impulsivity, early adversity and suicide risk - Lima IMM, Malloy-Diniz LF, de Miranda DM, Da Silva AG, Neves FS, Johnson SL.
INTRODUCTION: Impulsivity is a core characteristic of bipolar disorder and it was observed as elevated in individuals with the disorder and in their relatives. Both impulsivity and history of maltreatment are risk factors for suicide attempts, however, the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Dr. Ronald Fieve, 87, Dies; Pioneered Lithium to Treat Mood Swings
Dr. Fieve and a colleague identified lithium as the first naturally occurring medication to prevent and control a specific psychiatric disorder. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SAM ROBERTS Tags: Fieve, Ronald R (1930-2018) Lithium (Drug) Psychiatry and Psychiatrists Mental Health and Disorders Bipolar Disorder New York-Presbyterian Hospital Deaths (Obituaries) Source Type: news

Can early symptoms predict bipolar disorder? Evidence shows differing patterns of risk factors
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Two patterns of antecedent or 'prodromal' psychiatric symptoms may help to identify young persons at increased risk of developing bipolar disorder (BD), according to a new analysis in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pavmed cuts warrant price again
Pavmed (NSDQ:PAVM) said today it would cut the cash exercise price of each of its Series W warrants from $2.50 to $2.00 apiece. This is the second price cut that Pavmed has given for its outstanding warrants. Each of the New York-based company’s outstanding warrants were exercisable at $5.00 apiece for one share of common stock before the company slashed the price in half in December. Pavmed also said today that it plans to implement a rights offering for holders of its common stock. The company will grant one transferable right to buy a new unit of Pavmed securities for each share of outstanding common sto...
Source: Mass Device - January 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Funding Roundup Wall Street Beat Pavmed Source Type: news

Family study emphasizes distinct origins for bipolar disorder subtypes
(Elsevier) The most common subtypes of bipolar disorder, bipolar I and bipolar II, stem -- at least in part -- from different biological causes, according to a new study published in Biological Psychiatry. Despite genetic overlap between the two subtypes, each subtype tended to cluster within families, suggesting a distinction between bipolar disorders I and II. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Remote healing of bipolar disorder, eating disorder not otherwise specified, posttraumatic stress disorder, fibromyalgia, and irritable bowel syndrome through lifestyle change - Brogan K.
This case report illustrates the relationship between gut, hormonal, and brain function in that dietary change, mindfulness interventions, and detoxification led to resolution of disabling psychiatric symptoms. In this case, a single Caucasian female resol... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Transcranial DC Stimulation Promising in Bipolar Depression Transcranial DC Stimulation Promising in Bipolar Depression
Transcranial direct current stimulation, added to existing therapy, was safe and effective in a small sham-controlled study of patients with bipolar depression.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - January 8, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Mixed features in bipolar I disorder and the effect of lithium on suicide - Terao T, Kanehisa M, Shiotsuki I, Ishii N.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Transcranial Stimulation Promising in Bipolar Depression Transcranial Stimulation Promising in Bipolar Depression
Transcranial direct current stimulation, added to existing therapy, was safe and effective in a small sham-controlled study of patients with bipolar depression.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Promising for Bipolar
tDCS seems effective and safe for adults with bipolar depression receiving stable pharmacologic regimen (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

LivaNova launches VNS treatment-resistant depression trial
LivaNova (NSDQ:LIVN) said yesterday it launched a new trial of its VNS therapy system exploring its use treating patients with treatment-resistant depression and that it enrolled the first patient in the trial. The first patient in the trial was enrolled by Karl-Jürgen Bär of Germany’s Universitätsklinikum Jena, the London-based company said. “Treatment-resistant depression, or difficult-to-treat depression, is an area of mental health in need of additional proven treatment options. Up to one-third of patients suffering from depression do not respond to several attempts at treatmen...
Source: Mass Device - January 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation LivaNova Source Type: news

More proof prescriptions and pregnancy don’t mix: Epilepsy drug found to affect fetal development, causing cleft palate
(Natural News) In the last 10 years, topiramate, an anti-epileptic drug, has been increasingly prescribed to prevent seizures. It is also used to treat bipolar disorder and migraine headaches. Topiramate is also an ingredient for a weight-loss drug that was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Earlier studies have determined that women who took topiramate... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Structural covariance network centrality in maltreated youth with posttraumatic stress disorder - Sun D, Peverill MR, Swanson CS, McLaughlin KA, Morey RA.
Childhood maltreatment is associated with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and elevated rates of adolescent and adult psychopathology including major depression, bipolar disorder, substance use disorders, and other medical comorbidities. Gray matter vo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

'I was in a really negative terrible place'
Anxiety, depression, eating disorders, OCD and bipolar disorder are among problems reported by a study. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Socioeconomic disparities and metabolic risk in veterans with serious mental illness - Caroff SN, Leong SH, Ng-Mak D, Campbell EC, Berkowitz RM, Rajagopalan K, Chuang CC, Loebel A.
Socioeconomic disparities were assessed in predicting metabolic risk among veterans with serious mental illness. Veterans with schizophrenia, schizoaffective, or bipolar disorders were identified in VISN 4 facilities from 10/1/2010 to 9/30/2012. Difference... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A Vital Part of Successfully Managing Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar disorder can feel like a roller coaster in the dark. You don’t know when the turns or drops are coming. You don’t know when you’ll be flipped upside-down. And once you do, it’s too late. You’re in a manic episode, doing things you’ll regret. You’re in a depressive episode, too exhausted to get out of bed. You feel like you’re being whipped around by an erratic condition, and you have zero control. You’re simply along for the ride. Which is why self-awareness is so vital. Self-awareness is essential to successfully managing bipolar disorder—and not feeling ...
Source: Psych Central - January 3, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Bipolar Disorders General Healthy Living Self-Help Stress Bipolar Disorder bipolar signs and symptoms Depressive Episode Hypomanic Episode managing bipolar disorder Mood Chart Mood Disorder Self Awareness treating bipolar disor Source Type: news