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Psychosis with suicide attempt in Sneddon syndrome - Hsu FF, Chung KH.
This is the first case of Sneddon syndrome-related psychotic symptoms leading to a suicide attempt, although a previous study by Laurence et al. reported a case of a suicide attempt in the context of bipolar symptoms related to Sneddon syndrome.Thi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 3, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Bipolar Psychosis: Symptoms, Treatment, and Outlook
What is bipolar disorder and what is psychosis? Learn about the diagnosis and treatment of bipolar psychosis as well as other symptoms and complications. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bipolar Source Type: news

PTAB tosses out Covidien patent in surgical shears spat with J & J ’ s Ethicon
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has thrown out Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) subsidiary Covidien‘s patent on electrosurgical shears in a spat between the company and Johnson & Johnson‘s (NYSE:JNJ) Ethicon Endo-Surgery subsidiary, according to court documents released this week. The patent relates to a bipolar electrosurgical shearing instrument used to seal and cut blood vessels or vascular tissue, designed to use “both mechanical clamping action and electrical energy to coagulate, cauterize and/or seal tissue,” according to court documents. The Board ruled in an inter partes review that Johnson & Jo...
Source: Mass Device - December 2, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Legal News Patent Infringement Surgical Covidien Ethicon Endo-Surgery Johnson & Johnson Medtronic Source Type: news

Demi Lovato Expertly Slams The Shame Surrounding Mental Illness
Demi Lovato is sending an encouraging message to anyone dealing with a mental health condition: Don’t give up. The singer recently opened up to People magazine about her own experience with bipolar disorder and her recovery. “If you know someone or if you’re dealing with it yourself, just know that it is possible to live well,” Lovato said. “I’m living proof of that.” Lovato, who has been outspoken about her diagnosis for years, also talked about her involvement with the Be Vocal: Speak Up for Mental Health campaign, which was launched by several major mental health organizati...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Affective lability mediates the association between childhood trauma and suicide attempts, mixed episodes and co-morbid anxiety disorders in bipolar disorders - Aas M, Henry C, Bellivier F, Lajnef M, Gard S, Kahn JP, Lagerberg TV, Aminoff SR, Bjella T, Leboyer M, Andreassen OA, Melle I, Etain B.
BACKGROUND: Many studies have shown associations between a history of childhood trauma and more severe or complex clinical features of bipolar disorders (BD), including suicide attempts and earlier illness onset. However, the psychopathological mechanisms ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 2, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Natural Remedies for Treating Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness but a number of lifestyle remedies and natural treatments could help to reduce symptoms. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bipolar Source Type: news

The Facts on Bipolar Disorder and FDA-Approved Treatments
Bipolar disorder is characterized by alternating periods of highs and lows--and it can feel like living life on a roller coaster. Proper diagnosis is important, and there are many medications approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that can help treat symptoms. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - December 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Demi Lovato Wants to Change the Face of Mental Illness
Pop star ' s own battle with bipolar disorder helped to inspire new photo campaign that seeks to alter stereotypes (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 1, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Suicide Is Our Modern Day Leprosy
When I was preparing a talk about suicide prevention for a local church, there were moments when I become emotional just thinking about the subject matter. I felt confident when I started the presentation for a fantastic group of lay counselors, but did not plan for the water works to begin five minutes into the talk.   It wasn’t just the heavy topic matter, it was looking at a room of people and realizing they took time from their busy schedules to learn more about what they can do to prevent suicide. I was overwhelmed by their compassion. Suicide prevention needs to be discussed everywhere and it’s a must-have discu...
Source: Psych Central - November 30, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tina Arnoldi Tags: Depression Personal Stories Spirituality Suicide Bipolar Disorder Christianity Faith Mental Disorder Parasuicide Religion Suicidal Ideation Suicide Prevention Source Type: news

What Should I Do If My Bipolar Meds Don ’t Work?
What to do if your bipolar medication doesn’t seem to work as well as it used to. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Teachers worried my self-harm was contagious'
Emma, who has bipolar disorder, describes how her friends and teachers treated her (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bad timing is depressing: Disrupting the brain ' s internal clock causes depressive-like behavior in mice
Disruptions of daily rhythms of the body ' s master internal clock cause depression- and anxiety-like behaviors in mice, reports a new study. The findings provide insight into the role of the brain ' s internal time keeping system in the development of mood disorders, such as bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder, which have been associated with disturbed daily (circadian) rhythms. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 29, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Bad timing is depressing: Disrupting the brain's internal clock causes depressive-like behavior in mice
(Elsevier) Disruptions of daily rhythms of the body's master internal clock cause depression- and anxiety-like behaviors in mice, reports a new study in Biological Psychiatry. The findings provide insight into the role of the brain's internal time keeping system in the development of mood disorders, such as bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder, which have been associated with disturbed daily (circadian) rhythms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 29, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is There a Link Between Bipolar Disorder and Lying?
Anecdotal evidence suggests that people with bipolar disorder are more likely to tell lies. We look at some of the reasons why this might happen. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bipolar Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How Does Bipolar Disorder Affect Memory?
What is bipolar disorder and what are the effects on a persons ability to think? Learn about living with cognitive problems associated with bipolar. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bipolar Source Type: news

Familial depressive symptoms and delinquency: separate self-reports from mothers and their offspring - Ellis L, Hoskin A.
Research has documented that both unipolar and bipolar depression are positively correlated with involvement in delinquency and crime. The present study sought to broaden the understanding of these relationships by looking for links between offending and f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 25, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Inflammation an Accurate Biomarker for Bipolar Disorder? Inflammation an Accurate Biomarker for Bipolar Disorder?
Levels of C-reactive protein, a known biomarker of inflammation, are elevated across all mood states in patients with bipolar disorder, with higher levels during mania, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - November 22, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Meeting Summary (Outreach) » NIMH Alliance for Research Progress Meeting
Featured presentations and discussions focused on the Emergency Department Screening for Teens at Risk for Suicide (ED-STARS), the NIH Precision Medicine Initiative, improving outcomes for youth with bipolar disorder, and suicide prevention after jail detention. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - November 22, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Bipolar Disorder Health
Bipolar Disorder (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - November 21, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

History of lifetime suicide attempt in bipolar I disorder: its correlates and effect on illness course - Kattimani S, Subramanian K, Sarkar S, Rajkumar RP, Balasubramanian S.
OBJECTIVES: To identify the prevalence and correlates of bipolar I patients with a lifetime history of suicide attempt. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Bipolar I disorder was diagnosed in 150 patients as per DSM-IV-TR criteria. Their lifetime suicide risk w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Meeting Summary (Outreach) » NIMH Alliance for Research Progress Meeting
Featured presentations and discussions focused on the Emergency Department Screening for Teens at Risk for Suicide (ED-STARS), the NIH Precision Medicine Initiative, improving outcomes for youth with bipolar disorder, and suicide prevention after jail detention. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - November 19, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

[Report] Command of active matter by topological defects and patterns
Self-propelled bacteria are marvels of nature with a potential to power dynamic materials and microsystems of the future. The challenge lies in commanding their chaotic behavior. By dispersing swimming Bacillus subtilis in a liquid crystalline environment with spatially varying orientation of the anisotropy axis, we demonstrate control over the distribution of bacterial concentration, as well as the geometry and polarity of their trajectories. Bacteria recognize subtle differences in liquid crystal deformations, engaging in bipolar swimming in regions of pure splay and bend but switching to unipolar swimming in mixed splay...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 18, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Chenhui Peng Source Type: news

Marijuana could help treat drug addiction, mental health, study suggests
Using marijuana could help some alcoholics and people addicted to opioids kick their habits, a new study suggests. The research also found some evidence that medical cannabis may help with symptoms of depression, PTSD and social anxiety. However, the review concluded that cannabis use might not be recommended for conditions such as bipolar disorder and psychosis. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 16, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Lithium Linked to Reduced Cancer Risk Lithium Linked to Reduced Cancer Risk
Lithium, the gold-standard treatment for bipolar disorder, has been linked to a significantly reduced cancer risk in a dose-dependent manner in a new study. But some experts are skeptical.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - November 15, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Bipolar Disorder: What is Rapid Cycling?
What do bipolar mood swings look like and what do they feel like? Learn about the causes of rapid cycling and who is most affected by it. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bipolar Source Type: news

A Guide to Treating Unipolar and Bipolar Depression A Guide to Treating Unipolar and Bipolar Depression
Although they have similarities, unipolar and bipolar depression are very different. Dr Stephen Strakowski outlines management strategies for both of these complex conditions.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - November 14, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

How internal circadian clocks in neurons encode external daily rhythms of excitability
Researchers have identified a key mechanism linking the master molecular clock in the brain to changes in the external firing activity of those circadian clock neurons. It involves the GSK3 kinase enzyme, which is also the target of mood-stabilizing drugs used to treat bipolar disorder. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 14, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Fatty acid composition of the postmortem corpus callosum of patients with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or major depressive disorder - Hamazaki K, Maekawa M, Toyota T, Dean B, Hamazaki T, Yoshikawa T.
In this study, we in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Prediction of near-term increases in suicidal ideation in recently depressed patients with bipolar II disorder using intensive longitudinal data - Depp CA, Thompson WK, Frank E, Swartz HA.
BACKGROUND: There are substantial gaps in understanding near-term precursors of suicidal ideation in bipolar II disorder. We evaluated whether repeated patient-reported mood and energy ratings predicted subsequent near-term increases in suicide ideation. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Are We Looking at Psychiatric Disorders the Wrong Way?
McLean Hospital Guest Blogger Bruce M. Cohen, MD, PhD The first psychiatric patient I evaluated--42 years ago--presented with delusions and mood swings. Based on those symptoms, our attending physician diagnosed her with schizoaffective disorder. We medical clerks were confused by that assessment. Schizoaffective disorder encompasses a combination of symptoms of schizophrenic and mood disorders, and such a mixed diagnosis seemed like a violation of our education. We had been taught that illnesses are distinct, with specific causes, symptoms, and treatments. As I went on to study psychiatry and its diagnostic criteria fu...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Epidemiology of DSM-5 bipolar I disorder: results from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions - III - Blanco C, Compton WM, Saha TD, Goldstein BI, Ruan WJ, Huang B, Grant BF.
The objective of this study was to present 12-month and lifetime prevalence, correlates, comorbidity, treatment and disability of DSM-5 bipolar I disorder. METHODS: Nationally representative U.S. adult sample (N  = 36,309), the 2012-20... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Sex-related differences in brain may influence substance abuse in adolescents with bipolar disorder
(Wiley) A new study has found that adolescents suffering from bipolar disorder are more likely to develop substance use disorders if they have lower gray matter volume in the brain, a clue that can help in the design of better methods for early detection and more targeted prevention and treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 10, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Should assessment for bipolar disorder and mixed affective state be a standard part of assessment for suicide risk? - Annear D, Agius M.
This article reviews the recent r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 9, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Four UCLA scientists honored for outstanding achievement in schizophrenia
The  Brain and Behavior Research Foundation recently honored four UCLA scientists for their transformative work in schizophrenia with 2016 prizes for outstanding achievement, among the most prestigious given in the field of psychiatric research.UCLADr. Stephen MarderUCLADr. Michael GreenDr. Stephen Marder, a UCLA psychiatrist who received this year's Lieber Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Schizophrenia Research with co-recipient and fellow UCLA psychiatrist Dr. Michael Green, called the prize significant for its recognition of important advances in treatment research.“We are reaching a time when there are wonderful...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 7, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Four UCLA scientists honored for outstanding achievement in schizophrenia research
The  Brain and Behavior Research Foundation recently honored four UCLA scientists for their transformative work in schizophrenia with 2016 prizes for outstanding achievement, among the most prestigious given in the field of psychiatric research.UCLADr. Stephen MarderUCLADr. Michael GreenDr. Stephen Marder, a UCLA psychiatrist who received this year's Lieber Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Schizophrenia Research with co-recipient and fellow UCLA psychiatrist Dr. Michael Green, called the prize significant for its recognition of important advances in treatment research.“We are reaching a time when there are wonderful...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 7, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The relationship between sensory processing patterns, alexithymia, traumatic childhood experiences, and quality of life among patients with unipolar and bipolar disorders - Serafini G, Gonda X, Pompili M, Rihmer Z, Amore M, Engel-Yeger B.
Several studies documented the involvement of sensory perception in emotional processes. The long-term consequences of traumatic experiences and alexithymia have been demonstrated as well. However, the role of extreme sensory processing patterns, traumatic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Biological hypotheses and biomarkers of bipolar disorder - Sigitova E, Fi šar Z, Hroudová J, Cikánková T, Raboch J.
The most common mood disorders are major depressive disorders and bipolar disorders. The pathophysiology of bipolar disorder is complex, multifactorial, and not fully understood. Creation of new hypotheses in the field gives impetus for studies and searchi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 4, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Correlates of emergency department use by individuals with bipolar disorder enrolled in a collaborative care implementation study - Waxmonsky J, Verchinina L, Kim HM, Lai Z, Eisenberg D, Kyle JT, Nord KM, Rementer JH, Goodrich DE, Bauer MS, Thomas MR, Kilbourne AM.
OBJECTIVE: The study assessed correlates of emergency department use among participants in a collaborative care program for bipolar disorder. METHODS: Community-based clinics from two states implemented Life Goals-Collaborative Care (LG-CC), an evi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 4, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

HOYA Group PENTAX Medical Launch HemoStat WideCup(TM), The New Bipolar Hot Hemostasis Forceps Contributing to Early Treatment of Gastric Cancer
TOKYO, Nov. 2, 2016 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- HOYA Group PENTAX Medical has launched HemoStat WideCupTM, the new bipolar hot hemostasis forceps to achieve easy control of bleeding during endoscopic therapy procedures. The new device wi... Devices, Oncology, Product Launch PENTAX Medical, HOYA Group, HemoStat WideCup, hemostasis, endoscopy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 2, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Genetics Home Reference: bipolar disorder
https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/bipolar-disorder (Source: NLM General Announcements)
Source: NLM General Announcements - November 1, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Structural deficits may explain mood-independent cognitive difficulties in bipolar disorder
Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), a new study reports a link between reduced functional activation and reduced cortical thickness in the brains of patients with bipolar disorder. The abnormalities were found in patients not currently experiencing depression or mania, which suggests that there is a structural basis for altered neural processing that may help explain why cognitive deficits persist even during periods of normal mood. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 1, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Structural deficits may explain mood-independent cognitive difficulties in bipolar disorder
(Elsevier) A new study in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging using magnetic resonance imaging reports a link between reduced functional activation and reduced cortical thickness in the brains of patients with bipolar disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

DSM-5 Diagnoses In Kids Should Always Be Written In Pencil
The three most harmful fads in psychiatric diagnosis, during the past 20 years, have all occurred in kids. Rates of Attention Deficit Disorder have tripled and rates of Autism and childhood Bipolar Disorder have multiplied an incredible 40 tmes. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/dsm5-in-distress/201006/psychiatric-fads-and-overdiagnosis Poweful external factors have contributed greatly to this massive mislabelling of kids. For ADHD and kiddie Bipolar, drug companies misleadingly and aggressively sold the ill to peddle their expensive and profitable pills. Their marketing strategy was based on the cynical assumption th...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 31, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

The 'Face Of Mental Illness' Campaign Proves It's A Condition, Not A Halloween Costume
Mental illness is a health condition, not a Halloween costume.  And this Halloween, social media users are spreading the word. Mental health advocates are taking selfies with the hashtag #FaceOfMentalIllness to gently remind everyone that mental illness is not a horror show or a scene to be frightened or ashamed by.  “Mental illness is nothing to make fun of, or use as a frightening attraction,”Jennifer Marshall, cofounder and executive director of the advocacy community This Is My Brave, told The Mighty. “Doing so only reinforces the social discrimination that still surrounds men...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 31, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

The 'Face Of Mental Illness' Campaign Proves It's A Condition, Not A Halloween Costume
Mental illness is a health condition, not a Halloween costume.  And this Halloween, social media users are spreading the word. Mental health advocates are taking selfies with the hashtag #FaceOfMentalIllness to gently remind everyone that mental illness is not a horror show or a scene to be frightened or ashamed by.  “Mental illness is nothing to make fun of, or use as a frightening attraction,”Jennifer Marshall, cofounder and executive director of the advocacy community This Is My Brave, told The Mighty. “Doing so only reinforces the social discrimination that still surrounds men...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Few children born to parents with serious mental illness live with both parents while growing up
Serious mental illness such as depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia has been shown to affect relationships and parenting capabilities. Children of parents with serious mental illness are vulnerable, and therefore comprehensive knowledge about their life circumstances is warranted for public health strategies to provide helpful supportive services. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 31, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Beautiful Way These People Are Coming Out About Mental Illness
After the birth of her second child, in August 2015, RaeAnn Pickett—a tall brunette with a fondness for the F word—found herself consumed by anxiety. “I started to feel so freaked out, sad, and overwhelmed,” she says. “I’d stay awake all night, obsessively counting the windowpanes or the individual slats on each miniblind. I told my doctor, and she was like, ‘Yeah, you don’t have to do that. There are drugs for that.’” Pickett gratefully took the meds, but that wasn’t enough. In her search for other moms experiencing postpartum issues, the 32-year-old commun...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Revisiting the association between childhood trauma and psychosis in bipolar disorder: a quasi-dimensional path-analysis - Etain B, Lajnef M, Bellivier F, Henry C, M'Bailara K, Kahn JP, Leboyer M, Fisher HL.
BACKGROUND: Childhood trauma has been associated with a more severe clinical expression of bipolar disorder (BD). However, the results that specifically associated traumatic events and psychotic features in BD have been inconsistent, possibly due to the lo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 7, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

There's No Shame In Needing Medication To Manage Your Mental Illness
Written by Caitlyn Kalustian I have Bipolar 1, the most severe form of bipolar. I was diagnosed almost 10 years ago. It took me about three years to get on the right meds. Throughout those three years, I cycled through episodes of mania and depression. It resulted in three hospitalizations. Once I was on the right medication cocktail, I stabilized. At least, I became as stable as anyone with a severe mental illness can be. Despite the five medications I take for my mood disorder and anxiety, I still deal with symptoms. I am a high-functioning person living with mental illness, but this doesn’t mean I’m totally...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A life less ordinary
A young survivor of domestic violence was Margaret McKee’s first disciplinary case as a union rep. What happened with that case influenced the course of her union activity, indeed her whole life, and ultimately led to her being awarded the prestigious TUC Women’s Gold Badge this summer. So who is Margaret McKee, and what did she do to deserve the Gold Badge? Margaret has been a catering assistant at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast for 37 years. On the day of her first disciplinary hearing as a rep, she was walking to the meeting with her young colleague.  The woman was about to face a panel including her ma...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 5, 2016 Category: UK Health Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article Magazine domestic violence Northern Ireland presidential team vice president women members Source Type: news