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Suicide attempts in bipolar I patients: impact of comorbid personality disorders - Bezerra S, Galv ão-de-Almeida A, Studart P, Martins DF, Caribé AC, Schwingel PA, Miranda-Scippa A.
OBJECTIVE:: To evaluate the association between personality disorders (PDs) and suicide attempts (SAs) in euthymic patients with type I bipolar disorder (BD). METHODS:: One-hundred twenty patients with type I BD, with and without history of SA, wer... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

J & J ’ s Ethicon picks up electrosurgical tool maker Megadyne Medical
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary Ethicon Endo-Surgery said today that it paid an unspecified amount for Megadyne Medical Products, 4 years after inking a collaboration deal with the electrosurgical tools maker . “We are committed to meeting the evolving needs of surgeons and hospital systems, and the addition of Megadyne’s state-of-the-art portfolio gives us a comprehensive suite of energy devices to improve patient care in surgeries across all specialties,” Ethicon chairman Michael del Prado said in prepared remarks. “This acquisition will help accelerate and expand innovation across ...
Source: Mass Device - January 20, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Surgical Wall Street Beat Ethicon Endo-Surgery Johnson & Johnson Megadyne Medical Products Source Type: news

Bovie Medical inks distro deal for PlazXact Ablator
Bovie Medical (NYSE:BVX) said today it inked a global sales channel partnership deal with ConMed (NSDQ:CNMD) for its PlazXact Ablator. As part of the deal, Utica, N.Y.-based ConMed’s PlazXact Ablator will be marketed as the UltrAblator Bipolar series, effective March 2017, according to Bovie Medical. “Partnering with a company of ConMed’s reputation builds on Bovie’s strategy to scale our innovative products through strategic sales channel partnerships that provide immediate access to large addressable markets. We are proud to add our ablator to ConMed’s highly-recognized family of brands that have bee...
Source: Mass Device - January 20, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Dental Distribution Bovie Medical Corp. ConMed Corp. Source Type: news

[Report] Regional and global sea-surface temperatures during the last interglaciation
The last interglaciation (LIG, 129 to 116 thousand years ago) was the most recent time in Earth’s history when global mean sea level was substantially higher than it is at present. However, reconstructions of LIG global temperature remain uncertain, with estimates ranging from no significant difference to nearly 2°C warmer than present-day temperatures. Here we use a network of sea-surface temperature (SST) records to reconstruct spatiotemporal variability in regional and global SSTs during the LIG. Our results indicate that peak LIG global mean annual SSTs were 0.5 ± 0.3°C warmer than the climatological mean from 187...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 20, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Jeremy S. Hoffman Source Type: news

How Technologies are Helping to Improve Mental Health Care
McLean Hospital Guest Blogger Justin T. Baker, MD, PhD In today's world, everyone carries a smartphone. Why not capitalize on this and develop apps that will help improve health care--specifically mental health care? This is a question that many start-up companies and McLean Hospital are asking. Ideally, technology should create a sensible balance in supporting and enhancing clinical care for patients while providing real-time behavioral and physiological data for doctors and researchers. This much-needed data will help lead us to breakthroughs in better understanding the biology of mental illness. At McLean, we've been...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Depression May Be As Bad For The Heart As Obesity
Doctors have long known of an association between psychological and physical health, but mental illness wasn’t considered to be a major risk factor for ailments like heart disease, until now. Depression has been linked to physical health risks including digestive disorders, chronic pain, stroke and even early death. Depression is also closely tied to heart health: New research suggests that it may be one of the top risk factors for cardiovascular disease. The relationship seems to run both ways. Patients with heart conditions are more likely to become depressed as a result of their illness, and otherwise healthy peop...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Extreme sensory processing patterns show a complex association with depression, and impulsivity, alexithymia, and hopelessness - Serafini G, Gonda X, Canepa G, Pompili M, Rihmer Z, Amore M, Engel-Yeger B.
INTRODUCTION: The involvement of extreme sensory processing patterns, impulsivity, alexithymia, and hopelessness was hypothesized to contribute to the complex pathophysiology of major depression and bipolar disorder. However, the nature of the relation bet... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Nova Scotia study seeks ways to predict, prevent mental illness in young people
A Nova Scotia researcher is working on a study that aims to find ways to predict and prevent mental illnesses such as anxiety, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia in young people. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

[Report] Assembly of a nucleus-like structure during viral replication in bacteria
We observed the assembly of a nucleus-like structure in bacteria during viral infection. Using fluorescence microscopy and cryo-electron tomography, we showed that Pseudomonas chlororaphis phage 201φ2-1 assembled a compartment that separated viral DNA from the cytoplasm. The phage compartment was centered by a bipolar tubulin-based spindle, and it segregated phage and bacterial proteins according to function. Proteins involved in DNA replication and transcription localized inside the compartment, whereas proteins involved in translation and nucleotide synthesis localized outside. Later during infection, viral capsids asse...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Vorrapon Chaikeeratisak Source Type: news

Bipolar disorder in aviation medicine - Vuorio A, Laukkala T, Navathe P, Budowle B, Bor R, Sajantila A.
BACKGROUND: One of the most difficult challenges in aviation medicine is to diagnose, as early as possible, pilots with psychiatric disorders that may impair pilot performance and increase the risk of incidents and accidents. This diagnosis applies particu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Deconstructing Stigma: Picturing the Beauty in Life
Editor's note: Deconstructing Stigma: A Change in Thought Can Change a Life is a public awareness campaign developed by McLean Hospital to spark conversation not only about behavioral and mental health but also about the stigma that surrounds it. The campaign features compelling stories from people across the United States who have been affected by mental illness, including Alan's story below. McLean Hospital Guest Blogger Alan S. Despite attempts to love and care for my mother, I never felt valued growing up. As a youth, I tried to take my own life. I wound up in a series of foster homes. It has been a battle since I w...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Nobody is immune' to mental health problems
Dr Sangeeta Mahajan's son Sargaar took his own life in 2014 when he was 20 years old. He had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder just 10 weeks earlier. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Looks Like Carrie Fisher's Ashes Are Resting In A Giant Prozac Pill
Some of Carrie Fisher’s ashes were scattered near her mother, Debbie Reynolds, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles, California, on Friday morning. But Fisher, who had her own memorial on Thursday, had the last laugh, as it definitely, definitely looks like her ashes were put inside a giant Prozac pill, which is objectively fantastic. Just fantastic. I can't be positive, but I think Carrie Fisher had an urn made that looks like a prozac pill which is god damn genius of her.— Cher (@thecherness) January 6, 2017 @thecherness oh she totally did. pic.twitter.com/VPBFCJuqUV— Cher (@t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Targeted sequencing of FKBP5 in suicide attempters with bipolar disorder - Breen ME, Gaynor SC, Monson ET, de Klerk K, Parsons MG, Braun TA, DeLuca AP, Zandi PP, Potash JB, Willour VL.
FKBP5 is a critical component of the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) axis, a system which regulates our response to stress. It forms part of a complex of chaperones, which inhibits binding of cortisol and glucocorticoid receptor translocation to the n... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 5, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Dysphoric Mania: Symptoms, Facts, and Treatment
What is dysphoric mania and why does dysphoric mania occur? What treatment options are available and when should a doctor be seen? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bipolar Source Type: news

Research Finds Evidence Of Coastal Buffer Preventing U.S. Hurricanes
There has been a hurricane "drought" along the U.S. coast in the past decade, with few powerful storms making landfall. New research suggests that a bipolar relationship between conditions in the Atlantic and those along the coastline may have a protective effect. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christopher Joyce Source Type: news

Research Finds Evidence Of Coastal Buffer Weakening U.S. Hurricanes
Fewer hurricanes have made landfall on the coast in the past decade. Research suggests a bipolar relationship between conditions in the Atlantic and along the coastline may have a protective effect. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christopher Joyce Source Type: news

Bipolar disorder in children: Is it possible?
Bipolar disorder in children can have serious consequences. Early diagnosis and treatment can help. (Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - January 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Do I Know If I’m Eating Enough Healthy Fat?
  “Dr. Hyman, how do I know if I’m eating enough fat?” a reader recently asked me. This is an excellent question and one of my favorite subjects because I wholeheartedly believe eating the right amount and type of fat plays a crucial role in shaping health and well-being. Doctors, patients and readers are often completely confused about fat, clinging to myths and misinformation that prevents them from understanding the latest science to lose weight and achieve optimal health. You’re familiar with many of these myths: Fat makes us fat, fat contributes to heart disease, and fat leads to obesity. ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bipolar & Sunshine: Can Weather Trigger a Manic Episode?
People with bipolar disorder often suffer changes in mood that can be unrelated to anything going on in their lives. Research has shown that sometimes, however, a change in bipolar phases may be related to certain triggers, stress being a primary one for many. But what about the weather? Can sunshine trigger a change in a person’s bipolar manic phase? Can rainy or cold weather trigger a depression phase? To date, it is not yet clear what causes the change in a person’s bipolar disorder, switching from mania to depression or vice-a-versa. It is known that medications such as lithium can help attenuate or prevent...
Source: Psych Central - December 31, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: John M. Grohol, Psy.D. Tags: Bipolar Disorders General Psychology Bipolar Disorder bipolar sunshine climate factors Hypomania Weather Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Bipolar Disorder in Women: What You Need to Know
Bipolar disorder affects both men and women, but triggers, symptoms, and treatments may be different for women. Find out how gender affects this condition. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bipolar Source Type: news

Mental Health Problems in Teens Linked to Lower IQ (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Association strongest for bipolar, behavioral disorders (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - December 30, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Multidimensional cognitive impairment in unipolar and bipolar depression and the moderator effect of adverse childhood experiences - Poletti S, Aggio V, Brioschi S, Dallaspezia S, Colombo C, Benedetti F.
AIM: Studies have demonstrated neuropsychological deficits across a variety of cognitive domains in depression. These deficits are observable both in major depression (MDD) and in bipolar disorder (BD) and are present in each phase of the disorders, includ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 29, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Carrie Fisher's Most Important Role: Confronting Stigma And Reducing Shame
McLean Hospital Guest Blogger Catherine Ulrich Milliken, LICSW, MLADC, LCS Actress and writer Carrie Fisher died at the age of 60 on Tuesday after going into cardiac arrest on Friday during a flight from London to Los Angeles. Fisher was a longtime advocate for mental health awareness, sharing publicly her own battle with bipolar and substance use disorders. She encouraged those who struggled with bipolar disorder and substance use issues to join in community and find comfort in shared feelings and experiences. As we remember her advocacy and commitment to confronting stigma and reducing shame, let's explore what we know ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

18 Tweets That Capture Carrie Fisher’s Mental Health Legacy
Carrie Fisher was a fierce champion for mental health.  The “Star Wars” actress, who died earlier this week at the age of 60, had bipolar disorder and often discussed her experience with the condition. Candid testimonies like Fisher’s were not only rare in Hollywood at the time she started speaking out, they were a necessary contribution to dismantling negative stereotypes about mental health.  And that’s a huge deal: Experts say celebrity accounts about mental illness help others realize they’re not alone. Research shows people often don’t seek mental health support due t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Carrie Fisher Put Pen and Voice in Service of ‘ Bipolar Pride ’
The actress and author brought the subject of bipolar illness into the popular culture with humor and hard-boiled detail. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BENEDICT CAREY Tags: Fisher, Carrie Bipolar Disorder Mental Health and Disorders Psychiatry and Psychiatrists Celebrities Postcards From the Edge (Book) Homeland (TV Program) Source Type: news

This Moment From Carrie Fisher's Candid 'Oprah Show' Interview Is The Definition Of Bravery
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Carrie Fisher Was An Advocate For Women With Mental Illness And Addiction
In the day since Carrie Fisher’s passing was announced on Tuesday morning, the actress, author, comedienne, script doctor, and advocate has been receiving much of the media praise she was denied in life. While the press was always happy to reference Fisher’s talents as a performer, her unwillingness to self-censor was often seen as—at best—a quirk, and—at worst—a cause for irritation. It’s a well-worn platitude that culture doesn’t always know what to do with celebrities who don’t abide by the normal decorum of fame, and this goes doubly (both in and out of the limeligh...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obi Wan Kenobi Is Not Our Only Hope
America has lost a princess. When Carrie Fisher passed, most Americans were quick to point out the impact Fisher had on cinema in the pivotal Star Wars role of Princess Leia; in theater, with her quirky one woman show; and in print, with numerous bestsellers laced with wit, humor and candor. But the mental health community has lost its queen, a vocal, ruthlessly honest and vulnerable advocate, who normalized mental illness and provided a hopeful example of a person living with bipolar disorder and working her recovery. One of Fisher’s greatest lines came in a 2009 interview with the Associated Press when she said, &l...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Carrie Fisher helped fight stigma of mental illness
The 60-year-old actress and writer was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in her twenties and became a powerful advocate for mental health (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fans Tweet About Mental Illness to Honor Carrie Fisher
Ms. Fisher was a staunch advocate for people with mental health problems and talked openly about her own struggles with bipolar disorder. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RYAN BURLESON and TARA PARKER-POPE Tags: Fisher, Carrie Bipolar Disorder Depression (Mental) Social Media Cox, Ana Marie Source Type: news

Behind the Headlines 2016 Quiz of the Year
In 2016, Behind the Headlines covered more than 300 health stories that made it into the mainstream media. If you've been paying attention you should find this quiz easy and fun. Answers are at the foot of the page (no peeking!).   In January 2016's health news... In a controversial study, monkeys were genetically engineered to develop what condition? Sex addiction Bipolar disorder Autism In a similarly controversial study, what psychological condition was dismissed as a "myth"? Seasonal affective disorder Agoraphobia Social anxiety disorder In February 2016's health news... Brain scans were us...
Source: NHS News Feed - December 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Special reports QA articles Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for December 27, 2016
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. FDA approves Alcon’s AcrySof IQ ReStor intraocular lens Novartis‘ eye care business, Alcon, said today that it won FDA approval for its AcrySof IQ ReStor multifocal toric intraocular lens. The lens treats presbyopia and pre...
Source: Mass Device - December 27, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Negative experiences in childhood and the development and course of bipolar disorder - Jaworska-Andryszewska P, Rybakowski J.
The aim of this paper is to review the effects of negative childhood experiences on the development and course of bipolar disorder (BD) and to discuss the involved mechanisms. The negative childhood experiences that may play a role in BD are critical or tr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 26, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Bipolar Spectrum: Types, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Bipolar is a spectrum disorder. Learn about what this entails, the types of bipolar disorder, their symptoms, and how diagnosis and treatment differ. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bipolar Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Bipolar Disorder: Symptoms in Women
Bipolar disorder affects both men and women, but women are more likely to experience bipolar II, and their symptoms may be different. Find out more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bipolar Source Type: news

AtriCure warns on tip detachment risk with Cobra Fusion cardiac ablation device
AtriCure (NSDQ:ATRC) in September warned doctors of the risk that the tip of its Cobra Fusion cardiac ablation catheter could dislodge and separate from the device. The Cobra Fusion device is designed to deliver both bipolar and monopolar energy to the ablation site. The device also uses suction to gently pulls tissue out of the path of circulating blood to eliminate the heat sink effect during both modalities, according to AtriCure’s website. In a Sept. 21 letter to physicians, AtriCure said the magnet and/or magnet cap at the distal end of the device could dislodge and remain behind when the device is removed...
Source: Mass Device - December 23, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiovascular Catheters Regulatory/Compliance AtriCure Inc. Source Type: news

J & J ’ s Ethicon seeks court ruling of non-infringement on Enseal
Johnson & Johnson‘s (NYSE:JNJ) Ethicon  and Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) subsidiary Covidien took to court again this week, continuing an ongoing spat over patents related to surgical shears and sealers. Ethicon this week asked a federal judge in Massachusetts to find that its Enseal X1 surgical instrument doesn’t infringe a quintet of patents owned by Medtronic’s Covidien unit. The company claims that Covidien refuses to acknowledge that its new Enseal X1 Large Jaw Tissue Sealer specifically does not infringe upon 5 specific patents, which it says is required under a 1999 settlement signed between the 2 group...
Source: Mass Device - December 21, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Legal News Patent Infringement Surgical Covidien Ethicon Johnson & Johnson Medtronic Source Type: news

CA state senator proposing 'bill of rights' for children is the same menace who kicked kids out of school for refusing vaccines
(NaturalNews) That any of California’s manic Left-wing Democrats – all of whom support just about any form of abortion you can think of – would propose a “bill of rights” for kids is so hypocritical as to be sickening. I guess if you make it out of the womb in the Golden State this may... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Onset polarity in bipolar disorder: a strong association between first depressive episode and suicide attempts - Cremaschi L, Dell'osso B, Vismara M, Dobrea C, Buoli M, Ketter TA, Altamura AC.
BACKGROUND: The role of onset polarity (OP) in patients with bipolar disorder (BD) has been increasingly investigated over the last few years, for its clinical, prognostic, and therapeutic implications. The present study sought to assess whether OP was ass... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 17, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Antisuicidal response following ketamine infusion is associated with decreased nighttime wakefulness in major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder - Vande Voort JL, Ballard ED, Luckenbaugh DA, Bernert RA, Richards EM, Niciu MJ, Park LT, Machado-Vieira R, Duncan WC, Zarate CA.
This study sought to evaluate di... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 17, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Polyunsaturated fatty acids and suicide risk in mood disorders: a systematic review - Pompili M, Longo L, Dominici G, Serafini G, Lamis DA, Sarris J, Amore M, Girardi P.
Deficiency of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and an alteration between the ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 PUFAs may contribute to the pathogenesis of bipolar disorder and unipolar depression. Recent epidemiological studies have also demonstrated... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Magnitude and associated factors of aggressive behaviour among patients with bipolar disorder at Amanual Mental Specialized Hospital, outpatient department, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: cross-sectional study - Belete H, Mulat H, Fanta T, Yimer S, Shimelash T, Ali T, Tewabe T.
BACKGROUND: Aggressive behavior is a challenging behavior among bipolar patients that causes poor social interaction and hospitalization. But, there is no information regards of the magnitude and contributing factors for aggressive behaviour among bipolar ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

How Personality Traits Tip Over Into Mental Illness
Psychologists are aware that personality can factor into mental health ― for example, perfectionism leading to clinical depression and anxiety disorders  ― but the relationship between certain personality traits and psychiatric illnesses isn’t entirely clear.  A fascinating new study published in Nature Genetics on Dec. 5 takes this association a step further. The findings suggest that personality traits and mental illness exist on a continuum, sharing key influences on a genetic level. In other words, when innate personality traits are pushed to an extreme by age, adversity or ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 14, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

How Personality Traits Tip Over Into Mental Illness
Psychologists are aware that personality can factor into mental health ― for example, perfectionism leading to clinical depression and anxiety disorders  ― but the relationship between certain personality traits and psychiatric illnesses isn’t entirely clear.  A fascinating new study published in Nature Genetics on Dec. 5 takes this association a step further. The findings suggest that personality traits and mental illness exist on a continuum, sharing key influences on a genetic level. In other words, when innate personality traits are pushed to an extreme by age, adversity or ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Men sue drug maker after developing breasts
Thirteen thousand men are suing Johnson& Johnson, saying the bipolar drug Risperdal gave them breasts, a condition known as gynecomastia. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pets Can Be Life-Changing For People Living With Severe Mental Illness
Living with mental illness can be lonely. More than half of people with serious psychiatric conditions say they feel isolated, struggling with an impaired ability to make friends, a lack of opportunities to socialize, and a stigma against mental illness. Through the ups and downs of life with a mental health condition, pets offer a powerful form of connection and support. Many people living with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder say that owning pets, more than anything else, has helped them to manage their condition, according to new research.  The study participants spoke in emotional terms about thei...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pets Can Be Life-Changing For People Living With Severe Mental Illness
Living with mental illness can be lonely. More than half of people with serious psychiatric conditions say they feel isolated, struggling with an impaired ability to make friends, a lack of opportunities to socialize, and a stigma against mental illness. Through the ups and downs of life with a mental health condition, pets offer a powerful form of connection and support. Many people living with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder say that owning pets, more than anything else, has helped them to manage their condition, according to new research.  The study participants spoke in emotional terms about thei...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 13, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news