Bipolar Disorder

Patients' 12-year wait for discharge from secure mental health...

Mental Health - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 03:43

A Christchurch secure mental health unit for adults with intellectual disabilities has patients ready for discharge but with nowhere to go. Patients ready for discharge are waiting up to 12 years to be released from a secure mental health facility for adults with intellectual disabilities in Christchurch.

Dr. A.J.: Mental health is more than the absence of mental illness

Mental Health - Sat, 12/09/2017 - 06:06

The World Health Organization defines mental health as "a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community." Corey Keyes is an American sociologist and psychologist who teaches at Emory University in Georgia and is known for his work on positive psychology.

Is prescribing drugs 'off label' bad medicine?

Bipolar Disorder - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 12:09

A woman, let's call her Sarah, is a young actor looking to make her debut at a major theatre. She is fit and healthy, but gets nervous on opening nights and can't sleep.

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Simple evaluation could help choose therapy or medication for anxiety treatment

Mental Health - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 18:40

A short, simple evaluation can help doctors determine whether a patient with anxiety will respond best to medication or talk therapy, according to new research. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago found that by measuring a patient's error-related negativity, or ERN, they can determine whether or not a patient is an ideal candidate for cognitive behavioral therapy.

Smartphone Application for the Analysis of Prosodic Features in...

Bipolar Disorder - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 18:36

Smartphone Application for the Analysis of Prosodic Features in Running Speech with a Focus on Bipolar Disorders: System Performance Evaluation and Case Study Bipolar disorder is one of the most common mood disorders characterized by large and invalidating mood swings. Several projects focus on the development of decision support systems that monitor and advise patients, as well as clinicians.

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Replication of genome-wide association study (GWAS) susceptibility...

Bipolar Disorder - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 09:50

To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document. Recent genome-wide association studies have identified numerous putative genetic polymorphisms associated with bipolar disorder and/or schizophrenia .

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Trans: why we shouldna t rush in

Mental Health - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 03:18

Why wouldn't I be? Now in my 70s, I transitioned - in Howth, Co Dublin - in the 1980s, and I completed my surgical transition in 1990. During my transition, I was under the care and guidance of one of the most experienced psychiatrists in the field of gender dysphoria in Britain, and a Dublin-based team that included a gender-specialising psychiatrist, a social worker and a counsellor.

Mom links Purdue student's suicide to antibiotic

Bipolar Disorder - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 00:56

A mother is speaking out after she says her son dropped out of school and committed suicide after taking a popularly prescribed antibiotic. Heather McCarthy says her son Shay never experienced mental health issues until a doctor prescribed Levaquin as a preventative following a simple surgery.

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Small towns report gives 'F' to psychologist, dentist, preschool teacher access

Mental Health - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 22:45

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Mental health help frowned upon in Tanzania and team of Calgary volunteers want to change that

Mental Health - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 02:20

Suicide is illegal in Tanzania and they have roughly one psychiatrist for every two million people and that needs to change, a group of psychiatrists and residents from the University of Calgary say. "Unfortunately, people suffering from mental illness are often isolated, detained, shackled," Calgary psychiatrist Dr. Rachel Grimminck told The Homestretch Tuesday.

Palm Beach County poised to become first in Florida to ban...

Mental Health - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 19:44

Following today's 6-1 vote by county commissioners, Palm Beach County is poised to become the first county in Florida to enact an ordinance to prohibit conversion therapy for minors. Commissioner Hal Valeche cast the sole vote against moving forward with the ordinance.

Goldwater Rule 'gagging' psychiatrists no longer relevant, analysis finds

Mental Health - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 15:05

The rationale for the Goldwater Rule -- which prohibits psychiatrists from publicly commenting on the mental health of public figures they have not examined in person -- does not hold up to current scientific scrutiny, a new analysis finds. Perspectives on Psychological Science is publishing the analysis, which concludes that the Goldwater Rule is not well-supported scientifically and is outdated in today's media-saturated environment.

Towards a better mental health

Mental Health - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 01:25

Finals are approaching, bringing with them high levels of anxiety and stress. From first-year students nervous for their first bout of Duke final exams to seniors worried about uncertain post-graduation plans, finals week is a period of heightened mental exhaustion.

Quebec to spend $35-million a year on psychotherapy program

Mental Health - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 23:23

Karima Velji's story is all too familiar: desperate visits to the emergency room, wait lists that stretched on endlessly, a questionable prescription for anti-depressants offered after a rapid-fire doctor's appointment. But there's one difference - Ms.

Teen marijuana use may lead to bipolar symptoms later on

Bipolar Disorder - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 14:04

It's a well-known fact that many young people use cannabis, and studies have pointed to a link between the drug and psychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia. However, the links between cannabis use and the development of bipolar symptoms over time have been insufficiently studied - until now.

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Case Study: 'The pressure and pain in my skull is so overwhelming'

Mental Health - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 08:09

Ann Kelly at her caravan home at Rosneath. Ann believes she has been severely physically damaged by taking antidepressants over a prolonged period.Picture by John Young / ANN Kelly, 54, said she has been left "chemically slaughtered" by withdrawal from antidepressants which were first prescribed to her aged 15. She had suffered traumas, including the death of her father, but said the medication plunged her into an "emotional deep freeze" which left her feeling detached and unable to sustain friendships and relationships.

Coast Line: Author Dyane Harwood talks Dec. 7 about bipolar disorders

Bipolar Disorder - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 05:01

Ben Lomond author Dyane Harwood will give a presentation about how to live well with a mood disorder 7-8:15 p.m. Thursday at Park Hall Community Center, 9400 Mill St. She has written a memoir, "Birth of a New Brain -Healing from Postpartum Bipolar Disorder," published by Post Hill Press and listed for $16. This free event is co-sponsored by The Valley Women's Club of San Lorenzo Valley and National Alliance on Mental Illness Santa Cruz County Chapter.

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What you need to know when choosing a mental health professional

Mental Health - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 01:38

We're better able to navigate these periods when we are able to access the right support, medication or services. Sometimes the right treatment is lifesaving.

The darkest day of the year is almost here - here are science-backed ways to fight winter blues

Mental Health - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 14:36

The coldest months of the year were a terrible time for the Greek Gods: Persephone was banished to the underworld every winter, while Boreas ushered in the cool winter winds and his nasty temper. Later, Shakespeare wrote, "a sad tale's best for winter."

Cannabis may up bipolar symptoms in teenagers

Bipolar Disorder - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 07:24

For the study, the team included 3,370 participants who used marijuana at least two-three times in a week. If usage of cannabis is frequent among your adolescent son or daughter, he or she may be at high risk of developing hypomania often experienced as part of bipolar disorder, a research has warned.

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