Friday Sep 12
Who Will Take Care of the Elderly?
If life were fair, Marsha Schumacher, 69, wouldn't have to worry about affording care in retirement. Schumacher left the workforce in 1982 to look after both her son, who'd begun manifesting symptoms of bipolar disorder at five years of age, and her husband, who was exhibiting similar behaviors.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Studies Conducted at Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute on Bipolar...
Computerized databases were used to access English-language articles published between 1966 and 2012 with the search terms bipolar disorder, prodrome, 'Big Data', and biomarkers cross-referenced with genomics/genetics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, inflammation, oxidative stress, neurotrophic factors, cytokines, cognition, neurocognition, and neuroimaging." Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from , "Papers were selected from the initial search if the primary outcome of interest was categorized in any of the following domains: 'omics' , molecular, neuroimaging, and neurocognitive.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Polarity index of pharmacological agents used for maintenance treatment of bipolar disorder.
Over one half of bipolar patients have been reported to be more prone to either depressive or manic relapses. This study aimed to define profiles of drugs used for maintenance treatment of bipolar disorder by the means of Polarity Index.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
Your NEJM Group Today: Pregnant with Respiratory Distress, When to...
NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Clinical Problem-Solving: A 27-year-old woman at nearly 26 weeks' gestation presents to the ED in respiratory distress. One day earlier, a cough producing blood-tinged, frothy sputum had developed.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Voices of experience
In northeast Indiana, most people struggling with mental health or behavioral problems don't get help, according to a recent study by the Lutheran Foundation.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Troy Buswell quits: Shock expressed as former WA treasurer leaves politics
The Member for Vasse resigned on Wednesday, effective immediately, saying public life is not compatible with his ongoing need for treatment for bipolar disorder and depression. "Events of the last six months, and learning to live and work with my medical condition have led me to conclude that I can no longer continue life as a Member of Parliament," Mr Buswell said.
Mon Sep 01, 2014
Am I Bipolar?
Talk to health experts and other people like you in WebMD's Communities. It's a safe forum where you can create or participate in support groups and discussions about health topics that interest you.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Optimal personalised treatment improves bipolar life quality, functioning
Optimal personalised treatment improves quality of life and functioning of patients with bipolar disorder type I or II, suggests research published in the Journal of Affective Disorders .
Who Will Take Care of Our Parents?
If life were fair, Marsha Schumacher, 69, wouldn't have to worry about affording care in retirement.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Are the arts making you crazy, or is the crazy making the art?
My heart broke when I discovered David Foster Wallace had hanged himself. Although his death had shocked the contemporary literary community in 2008, I had only recently stumbled upon Infinite Jest and his other works of creative genius in the past year.
Genetics may underpin psychiatric comorbidity in bipolar patients
Relatives of people with bipolar disorder are at an increased risk of developing not only bipolarity but also other psychiatric disorders, according to Swedish researchers.
Let's get serious about mental illness
Robin Williams' suicide shook up people across the political spectrum - and for good reason.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Understanding bipolar disorder
Bipolar disorder has many shapes and faces. The image of the mentally ill is similar to that of addicts-in that it is both stigmatized and inaccurate.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
Comorbidity in bipolar disorder: a framework for rational treatment selection.
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Evidence-based definitions of bipolar-I and bipolar-II disorders...
Evidence-based definitions of bipolar-I and bipolar-II disorders among 5,635 patients with major depressive episodes in the Bridge Study: validity and comorbidity.
Web therapy could be an option for bipolar disorder
An online platform that helps people with bipolar disorder self-administer therapy has proven to be successful in a small trial , with 92 percent of participants saying they found the content positive.