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Online support tool developed for bipolar disorder patients
Researchers have created an online relapse prevention tool for patients with bipolar disorder, or BD, to provide a " cheap, accessible option " for treatment. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: April 28, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From FDA and Health Canada approvals to joint ventures, here are 7 medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. FDA clears Joimax Endovapor 2 Joimax announced in an April 26 press release that it has received FDA 510(k) clearance to market its Endovapor 2 Multi-Radio Frequency System. The device generates electricity for monopoly and bipolar cutting and coagulation of tissue structures in surgery. It has programs designed for spinal cord surgery with an interdisciplinary application. It also has 2 monopolar and 2 bipolar sockets with an easy touchpad technology. ...
Source: Mass Device - April 28, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) News Well Surgical Anaconda Biomed Creganna Medical Eclipse Aesthetics Joimax Mederi Therapeutics MedTech Millennium Medical Technologies SiBone Theraclion Source Type: news

Researchers develop online support for people with bipolar disorder
(Lancaster University) An online relapse prevention tool for bipolar disorder offers a 'cheap accessible option' for people seeking support following treatment, say researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Medtronic wins Health Canada nod for OsteoCool RF ablation system
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today it won Health Canada approval for its OsteoCool radiofrequency ablation system for treating cancers that metastasize to the spine, and launched the system in the region. The Fridley, Minn.-based company touted the OsteoCool system as the only cooled RF ablation technology with simultaneous, dual-probe capabilities. “Our pain therapies business is deeply rooted in the Medtronic mission – which calls us to alleviate pain. We put an important treatment option into the hands of physicians so they can help more patients suffering from debilitating cancer pain,” Medtronic Canada rest...
Source: Mass Device - April 27, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Regulatory/Compliance Spinal Medtronic Source Type: news

Neurons ' faulty wiring leads to serotonin imbalance, depression-like behavior in mice
A gene has been identified that allows neurons that release serotonin to evenly spread their branches throughout the brain. Without this gene, these branches become entangled, leading to haphazard serotonin distribution, and signs of depression in mice. These observations shed light on how neuronal wiring is critical to overall brain health, while also revealing a promising new research focus for psychiatric disorders associated with serotonin imbalance -- such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and autism. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 27, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Psychometric validation of the Geriatric Suicide Ideation Scale (GSIS) among older adults with bipolar disorder - O'Rourke N, Heisel MJ, Canham SL, Sixsmith A, Yaghoubi-Shahir H, King DB.
OBJECTIVES: Across age groups, bipolar disorder (BD) carries the greatest risk of death by suicide of all psychiatric conditions; 25%-50% of those with BD will make one or more suicide attempt. Psychometrically sound instruments are required to reliably me... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Is the higher number of suicide attempts in bipolar disorder vs. Major depressive disorder attributable to illness severity? - Michaels MS, Balthrop T, Pulido A, Rudd MD, Joiner TE.
OBJECTIVEs The present study represents an early-stage investigation into the phenomenon whereby those with bipolar disorder attempt suicide more frequently than those with unipolar depression, but do not tend to attempt suicide during mania. METHO... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Causes of Psychosis
When my son Dan was diagnosed with severe obsessive-compulsive disorder, his psychiatrist informed me and my husband that Dan was “borderline psychotic.” In other words, our son was out of touch with reality. For most people, psychosis usually presents in one of two ways: Hallucinations – consist of seeing, hearing or feeling things that are not actually there. A common example is hearing voices. Delusions – consist of beliefs that are not likely to be true and that seem irrational or nonsensical to other people. A typical example involves believing that outside forces are controlling your thoughts, feelings, and ...
Source: Psych Central - April 22, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Janet Singer Tags: Caregivers General Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Psychology Delusions Hallucinations Psychosis psychotic behavior Source Type: news

The Melancholic Artist
For many, the artist is an admirable, cultured poet, living above society, constantly assessing the human condition and nature. The artist is seen as the ultimate division from society, in that they devote so much of their waking and dream life to the fire that burns them — their art. This is an overly romanticized idealization of the artist, possibly because non-artists have only ever known the final result (the image prepared by the artist) to go by in understanding the artist. It is easy to deduce with those results that the artist is philosopher, great genius provided with superior understanding of the human con...
Source: Psych Central - April 21, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Taylor Bourassa Tags: Creativity Depression Psychology Artistry Bipolar Disorder Borderline Personality Disorder brooding Creative Process Insight Laurinda Dixon Leonardo Da Vinci Madness melancholy Mental Disorder Mood Disorder Van Gogh Source Type: news

Thwarted interpersonal needs and suicide ideation: comparing psychiatric inpatients with bipolar and non-bipolar mood disorders - Taylor NJ, Mitchell SM, Roush JF, Brown SL, Jahn DR, Cukrowicz KC.
Psychiatric inpatients are at heightened risk for suicide, and evidence suggests that psychiatric inpatients with bipolar mood disorders may be at greater risk for suicide ideation compared to those with non-bipolar mood disorders. There is a paucity of re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 21, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Regulator links Sanofi epilepsy drug to child deformities
PARIS (Reuters) - Up to 4,100 children in France suffered major malformations in the womb after their mothers took a treatment against epilepsy and bipolar disorders known as valproate between 1967 and 2016, France's drug regulator said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

French regulator says up to 4,100 children victims of epilepsy drug
PARIS (Reuters) - An estimated 2,150 to 4,100 children in France suffered a major malformation in the womb between 1967 and 2016 after their mothers took a treatment against epilepsy and bipolar disorders known as valproate, France's drug regulator said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

How the Month You Were Born Affects Your Personality, According to Science
Let’s agree on one thing first: Astrology is gibberish — gibberish with a nice line of charm bracelets, maybe, but gibberish all the same. Its fundamental premise — that the combined gravity of all of the planets at the moment you’re born determines your personality — is all by itself its undoing. As Newton knew, the gravity of any massive object is inversely proportional to the square of its distance. Even for a giant planet like Neptune, which is 2.7 billion miles (4.4 billion km) away, the amount of gravitational pull it exerted on you at birth was…let’s see…times 2.7̷...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - April 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized behavior birth month birth season onetime personality psychology the brain the human mind Source Type: news

Elevated C-reactive protein levels in women with bipolar disorder may be explained by a history of childhood trauma, especially sexual abuse, body mass index, and age - Moraes JB, Maes M, Barbosa DS, Ferrari TZ, Uehara MK, Carvalho AF, Nunes SO.
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate whether increased levels of high-sensitivity C- reactive protein (hs-CRP) observed in individuals with bipolar disorder (BD) compared to healthy controls (HCs) could be influenced by a previous exposure to early life stress (ELS) in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 15, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Large-scale interaction effects reveal missing heritability in schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder - Woo HJ, Yu C, Kumar K, Reifman J.
Genetic susceptibility factors behind psychiatric disorders typically contribute small effects individually. A possible explanation for the missing heritability is that the effects of common variants are not only polygenic but also non-additive, appearing ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 14, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Aggression protects against the onset of major depressive episodes in individuals with bipolar spectrum disorder - Ng TH, Freed RD, Titone MK, Stange JP, Weiss RB, Abramson LY, Alloy LB.
A growing body of research suggests that bipolar spectrum disorders (BSDs) are associated with high aggression. However, little research has prospectively examined how aggression may affect time to onset of hypomanic/manic versus major depressive episodes.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 12, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Targeting aggression in severe mental illness: the predictive role of genetic, epigenetic, and metabolomic markers - Manchia M, Fanos V.
Human aggression is a complex and widespread social behavior that is overrepresented in individuals affected by severe mental illness (SMI), such as schizophrenia (SCZ), bipolar disorder (BD), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and attention-deficit/hyperacti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Socio-demographic and clinical characterization of patients with Bipolar Disorder I vs II: a nationwide Italian study - Altamura AC, Buoli M, Cesana B, Dell'osso B, Tacchini G, Albert U, Fagiolini A, de Bartolomeis A, Maina G, Sacchetti E.
Bipolar disorders (BDs) are prevalent, comorbid and disabling conditions, associated with the highest suicide risk among psychiatric illnesses. In the last few years, new efforts to better characterize the socio-demographic and clinical profiles of BD type... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Sleep Problems Have More Links to Mental Health Than You Think
Americans are quite sleep deprived these days, but what you might not know is all of that not sleeping could be affecting your mental well-being. Or, is it that your mental health is leading to sleepless nights and yawn-filled days? The data paints a picture: Nearly one in five Americans suffers from some kind of mental illness, according to data from the National Institute of Mental Health. Even more surprising, a whopping 50 to 80 percent of people living with typical psychiatric illnesses also report chronic sleep problems, compared to less than 20 percent of the general population. Looking at the numbers, it seems cle...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wiley launches broad scope open access journal covering the health sciences
John Wiley and Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JWa and JWb) is pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new open access journal, Health Science Reports. Dedicated to providing exceptional author service through swift evaluation of existing reviews, Health Science Reports will publish peer-reviewed scientifically sound research across the entire spectrum of the medical and clinical sciences. Wiley’s health sciences portfolio typically attracts more authors and articles than can be published in highly selective journals.  The new journal demonstrates Wiley’s commitment to providing greater choice for authors who wish to publish ...
Source: News from STM - April 6, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured Open Access Source Type: news

Suicide Risk Factors in Bipolar Disorder Identified Suicide Risk Factors in Bipolar Disorder Identified
Comorbid anxiety, depressed polarity and an anxious temperament, as well as diagnostic delays, increase the risk of suicide attempts in bipolar disorder type 1 patients, say Tunisian researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 3, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Impairments of motor function among children with a familial risk of schizophrenia or bipolar disorder at 7 years old in Denmark: an observational cohort study - Burton BK, Thorup AA, Jepsen JR, Poulsen G, Ellersgaard D, Spang KS, Christiani CJ, Hemager N, Gantriis D, Greve A, Mors O, Nordentoft M, Plessen KJ.
BACKGROUND: Owing to the genetic overlap between schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, we aimed to assess domain-specific motor aberrations and disorder specificity among 7-year-old children with a familial risk of schizophrenia or bipolar disorder by compar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 31, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Self-Reported Graphic Personal and Social Performance Scale (SRG-PSP) for measuring functionality in patients with bipolar disorder - Mei Bai Y, Li CT, Chen MH, Kuang Yang Y.
OBJECTIVES: The self-reported graphic version of the Personal and Social Performance Scale (SRG-PSP) is the first graphic, self-reported rating scale that assesses functioning, and its reliability and validity have been documented in patients with schizoph... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 31, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Football helps mental health patients, find nurses
Nurse researchers have found that organised football sessions can have a direct improvement on the lives of patients with mental health conditions like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 28, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Self-poisoning suicide deaths in people with bipolar disorder: characterizing a subgroup and identifying treatment patterns - Schaffer A, Weinstock LM, Sinyor M, Reis C, Goldstein BI, Yatham LN, Levitt AJ.
OBJECTIVE: To characterize self-poisoning suicide deaths in BD compared to other suicide decedents. METHODS: Extracted coroner data from all suicide deaths (n  = 3319) in Toronto, Canada from 1998 to 2012. Analyses of demographics, clinical histor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Ethnicity and excess mortality in severe mental illness: a cohort study - Das-Munshi J, Chang CK, Dutta R, Morgan C, Nazroo J, Stewart R, Prince MJ.
BACKGROUND: Excess mortality in severe mental illness (defined here as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorders, and bipolar affective disorders) is well described, but little is known about this inequality in ethnic minorities. We aimed to estimate excess... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Creo Medical wins expanded CE mark for Speedboat RS2 electrosurgical device
Creo Medical said today it won expanded CE mark approval for its Speedboat RS2 electrosurgical device, now cleared for the use of microwave energy as well as radiofrequency. The U.K.-based company said that in a 30-patient clinical study, the Speedboat RS2 successfully demonstrated safety and efficacy in applying microwave energy to coagulate bleeds in the colon. Creo Medical touted the device as the 1st to use microwave energy combined with radiofrequency. “Our vision is to enable physicians to move the point of treatment from the operating theatre under general anaesthetic to a procedure under sedation in the endo...
Source: Mass Device - March 24, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Regulatory/Compliance Surgical Vascular Creo Medical Source Type: news

Mental Illness or Brain Disorder?
Why is it that the idea of “mental illness” is so much scarier to many people than any other illness? We talk freely about cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, yet whisper about Bipolar Disorder, schizophrenia, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Of course the media portrayal of these illnesses doesn’t help, but surely there must be more to it than that. While the “physical illnesses” mentioned above are seen as diseases that happen to us, the “mental illnesses” are perceived as us. We get heart disease, but we are bipolar. We get cancer, but we are obsessive-compulsive. Heart disease and cancer are separate f...
Source: Psych Central - March 24, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Janet Singer Tags: Caregivers Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Personal Stories Bipolar Disorder Body Dysmorphic Disorder Mental Illness Neuroplasticity Psychology Schizophrenia Stigma Source Type: news

Fundamental Facts About Mental Health 2016
This year ' s Fundamental Facts follows the recent publication of the 2014 Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey (APMS). This highlights that, every week, one in six adults experiences symptoms of a common mental health problem, such as anxiety or depression, and one in five adults has considered taking their own life at some point. Nearly half of adults believe that, in their lifetime, they have had a diagnosable mental health problem, yet only a third have received a diagnosis. The APMS brings to the fore the widening gap between the mental health of young women and young men. Women between the ages of 16 and 24 are almost ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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

Interviews effective predictors of postpartum depression among expectant women
FINDINGSFor non-depressed, pregnant women with histories of major depressive disorder, preventive treatment with antidepressants may not necessarily protect against postpartum depression, according to new UCLA-led research. In addition, asking questions about daily activities — especially work — appears to be an effective screening tool for helping doctors identify women at risk of depression after they have their babies.BACKGROUNDTwenty percent of adult women will experience an episode of major depressive disorder at some point in their lives. Women with a history of depression are particularly vulnerable to depressi...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Could OTC medicines be the answer to alcoholism?
(University of Miami Miller School of Medicine) The study is determining if two over-the-counter (OTC) medications can diminish alcohol abuse in diagnosed bipolar patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 21, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Bipolar disorder: New method predicts who will respond to lithium therapy
For roughly one-third of people diagnosed with bipolar disorder, lithium is a miracle drug, effectively treating both their mania and depression. Now a new develop tool has been developed to gauge success of preferred treatment for bipolar disorder. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 20, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

New method predicts who will respond to lithium therapy
(Salk Institute) Scientists at Salk develop tool to gauge success of preferred treatment for bipolar disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Defeat and entrapment in bipolar disorder: exploring the relationship with suicidal ideation from a psychological theoretical perspective - Owen R, Dempsey R, Jones S, Gooding P.
Contemporary psychological theoretical models of suicide hypothesize that defeat and entrapment underlie the development of suicidal ideation. This hypothesis has never been tested in people who experience bipolar disorder. Regression analysis revealed tha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 16, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Read Demi Lovato's Inspiring Message To Herself On 5-Year Anniversary Of Sobriety
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antipsychotic adjunctive therapy to mood stabiliser should be continued for 6months after remission of a manic episode
One hundred and seventy-eight patients from academic centres in Canada and Brazil with bipolar I disorder and aged ≥17 years, who recently remitted from an acute manic or mixed episode with a combination of mood stabiliser (lithium or valproate) and atypical antipsychotic (risperidone or olanzapine) were randomised to one of the three following groups: (1) discontinue risperidone or olanzapine over 2 weeks beg inning on the day of randomisation and receive placebo substitution for the remaining 50 weeks; (2) receive risperidone or olanzapine for 24 weeks, followed by tapering and discontinuation of the antipsychotic over...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exercising control over bipolar disorder
This article discusses recent research findings and provides an overview of the extant literature related to the neurobiological underpinnings of BAS and exercise as they relate to bipolar disorder. This is important clinically because depending on mood state in bipolar disorder, we postulate that exercise could be either beneficial or deleterious with positive or negative effects on the illness. Clearly, this complicates the evaluation of exercise as a potential treatment in terms of identifying its optimal characteristics in this population. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman almost dies from an allergic reaction after taking prescribed antidepressants
(Natural News) A 35-year-old woman from Texas, Sandy Simonson, experienced a near-fatal reaction to a round of prescription anti-depressants. Sandy Simonson’s body reacted viciously to the increased dosage of a bipolar drug. She swelled up internally and a burning red rash covered her body. In October 2016, Sandy’s doctor changed her prescription and started her... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Defect in non-coding DNA might trigger brain disorders such as severe language impairment
Genetic variation in the non-coding DNA could give rise to language impairments in children and other neurodevelopmental disorders including schizophrenia, autism, and bipolar disorder, scientists have found. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 14, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Defect in non-coding DNA might trigger brain disorders such as severe language impairment
(Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics) Genetic variation in the non-coding DNA could give rise to language impairments in children and other neurodevelopmental disorders including schizophrenia, autism, and bipolar disorder, scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics and Radboud University in Nijmegen found. Molecular Psychiatry publishes their work based on a new approach on March 14. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 14, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Otsuka: Keeping an Open Mind
Otsuka may not be the world ’s biggest pharmaceutical company but it certainly has some big ideas. In recent years, it has grabbed headlines with moves to tackle two important challenges facing pharma – improving patient adherence and gleaning insights from electronic medical records – in collaboration with Proteus Digit al Health and IBM Watson.In fact, when it comes to innovative solutions, there are few ideas the company wouldn ’t consider, says Kabir Nath, President, Otsuka America, Inc. North American Pharmaceutical Business. “We will not rule anything out until we have examined and tested it,” he says. ...
Source: EyeForPharma - March 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Hugh Gosling Source Type: news

Suicidal attempts in child and adolescent and bipolar disorders - Dugand N, Th ümmler S, Pradier C, Askenazy F.
BACKGROUND: Child and adolescent psychiatrists are frequently confronted with suicide attempts and comorbid mood disorders. Diagnoses of juvenile bipolar disorders (BD) are rare and controversial and standardized assessment is helpful for a reliable diagno... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

11 Very Good Reasons To Go To Therapy
Therapy is so much more than sitting on a couch. Misconceptions abound about what it means to talk to a mental health professional. The need to talk about your emotions is seen as something to poke fun at, weak or shameful. That stigma is often why people don’t seek help in the first place. But here’s the reality: Therapy is an incredibly useful tool that helps with a range of issues, from anxiety to sleep to relationships to trauma. Research shows that it’s incredibly effective in helping people manage mental health conditions and experts say that it’s worth it even if you don’t have a medica...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Online tools better for treating obesity in those who have serious mental illness
This study was supported by the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Services, the National Institute of Mental Health, the VA Desert Pacific Mental Illness Research Education Clinic (MIRECC), the VA Capitol Healthcare Network MIRECC, and the VA Health Services Research and Development Service Center for the Study of Healthcare Innovation, Implementation and Policy. (Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences)
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Artist Illustrates The Realities Of Mental Health, From A(nxiety) To Z
"I'm doing everything wrong." "Everyone's laughing at me." "I think I left the door open." Anxiety comes in different shapes and sizes. #atozofmentalhealth - - - - - #365daysofart #drawingaday #36daysoftype @36daysoftype #36days_A #36daysoftype04 #mentalhealth #art #typography #lettering #colors #anxiety #watercolor #igart #sketchbook #digitalart #illustration #selflove #care #mentalhealthawareness #endthestigma A post shared by Sonaksha Iyengar (@sonaksha) on Feb 21, 2017 at 8:22am PST A is for anxiety, which itself comes in many shapes and colors. B is for bipolar disorder, a term...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ethicon Launches ENSEAL(R) X1 Large Jaw Tissue Sealer, Establishing Next Generation Of Advanced Bipolar Devices
CINCINNATI, March 7, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Ethicon* is setting a new standard for sealing performance in advanced energy devices with the launch of the ENSEAL® X1 Large Jaw Tissue Sealer, the first in a new generation of EN... Devices, Surgery, Product Launch Ethicon, Johnson & Johnson, ENSEAL X1, Large Jaw Tissue Sealer (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 7, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Less compliance for drug therapy than psychotherapy
Patients more likely to refuse drug treatments Related items fromOnMedica Simple therapy could be just as effective as CBT Antidepressants linked to bipolar risk Self-harm and injury less likely with lithium than other drugs Non-adherence to medicine is as high as 50% Medication non-adherence (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 6, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

13 Things People With OCD Want You To Know
Obsessive compulsive disorder, which affects approximately 1 percent of American adults in a given year, can cause debilitating physical and emotional symptoms. Yet many people treat it as a punchline rather than a medical condition. Experts say education is the best way to reduce the stigma around mental health conditions like OCD. So, we asked our HuffPost social communities to share what they wished everyone knew about the disorder in an effort to shine a light on the condition for others who may not understand. Check out some of their comment and email responses below. (Warning: This might be triggering ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sunovion reports positive top-line results from Phase III trial of latuda for bipolar depression
US-based biopharmaceutical company Sunovion Pharmaceuticals has reported positive top-line results from its Phase III clinical trial of latuda (lurasidone HCl) for the treatment of depression associated with bipolar I disorder (bipolar depression). (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - March 1, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news