Bipolar Disorder

Back-to-school impacts your child's mental health

Mental Health - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 06:25

Who will I sit with? What should I wear? Will the teacher like me? Will I understand the lessons? What about homework and the cafeteria and the school bus ride and the class bully Child mental health experts say the middle of August marks the start of their busy season. After a summer's hiatus, mental stress starts to build as the school year looms.

Advice Goddess | Aug. 24, 2017

Mental Health - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 01:47

My husband has a great body, but since we got married two years ago, he has completely stopped working out. One reason I was initially so attracted to him was that he was in great shape.

Health care: Shortage of psychiatrists in London hits wait times for kids

Mental Health - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 23:35

Kids who need mental health services in London face a dire shortage of psychiatrists, a bottleneck critics warn could make already months-long wait times even worse. Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott said this week youth mental health should be a priority for doctors, a huge hurdle since the governing body for Ontario doctors lists fewer than 100 child and youth psychiatrists in the entire province.

Stress, along with poor eating and sleeping habits, can challenge Trump

Mental Health - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 19:10

Stress doesn't affect President Trump in what may be surprising ways, but his poor sleeping and eating habits likely don't help. Stress, along with poor eating and sleeping habits, can challenge Trump Stress doesn't affect President Trump in what may be surprising ways, but his poor sleeping and eating habits likely don't help.

Is Your Teen Depressed?

Mental Health - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 16:57

Teen depression is a serious mental health problem that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest in activities. It affects how your teenager thinks, feels and behaves, and it can cause emotional, functional and physical problems.

Antipsychotics common for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Mental Health - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 12:13

Antipsychotic medication is frequently being prescribed to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities , often without a psychiatric diagnosis, a new study conducted by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences has found. The study, published today in The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry , has made significant strides in filling the gap in research about prescribing practices of antipsychotic medication to adults with IDD.

Linking mental health and the gut microbiome

Mental Health - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 12:13

Better understanding the gastrointestinal microbiome may help psychiatrists treat mental health disorders such as depression, highlights a review in Frontiers in Psychiatry . From a psychiatric standpoint, the underlying causes of depression are still not fully understood and depression remains difficult to treat in some cases.

Psychotic disorders and obesity: New report shows big waistlines are to blame

Bipolar Disorder - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 11:31

IMAGE: Martin T. Strassnig, M.D., lead author of the study and associate professor of Integrated Medical Science in FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine. view Obesity is a major public health problem in the United States, as an estimated 35 percent of Americans are obese and have a body mass index of 30 or more.

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Depressed but can't see a therapist? This chatbot could help

Mental Health - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 07:38

Pamela Fox, Woebot's chief technology officer, center, talks to Alison Darcy, Woebot's founder and chief executive, at the offices of the start-up in San Francisco. Pamela Fox, Woebot's chief technology officer, center, talks to Alison Darcy, Woebot's founder and chief executive, at the offices of the start-up in San Francisco.

Bipolar Disorder Therapeutics Market - Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2017-2023

Bipolar Disorder - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 15:29

Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is a mental disorder that could lead to periods of depression and elevated mood. The treatment of bipolar disorder includes psychotherapy as well as medications such as mood stabilizers and antipsychotics.

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Cognitive-behavioural therapy particularly efficient in treating ADHS in adults

Mental Health - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 09:12

Cognitive-behavioural therapy group training was shown to achieve the same results as neurofeedback training in treating attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder . Both methods led to a comparable decrease in symptoms.

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Mental Health - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 11:27

Psychology of Youth Muscat initiative targets the youth in the hope to empower them and educate them on mental health awareness. Psychology of Youth Muscat initiative targets the youth in the hope to empower them and educate them on mental health awareness.

The Psychology Of Eclipses

Mental Health - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 02:50

Martin Voracek, Maryanne Fisher and Gernot Sonneck, psychologists based at the University of Vienna published a study entitled 'Solar Eclipse and Suicide ', examining whether the total solar eclipse which occurred over Austria in 1999, might have influenced suicide rates. An eclipse is clearly a profoundly emotional experience for many.

Depression: What About Ketamine?

Mental Health - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 13:42

You've likely seen ketamine in the news lately. It's rapid action in reducing/eliminating depression is sparking enthusiasm in both psychiatrists and patients.

People on the Move

Mental Health - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 04:47

The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys has recognized attorney Patrick J. Doyle Jr. as a Two Years 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys for Client Satisfaction. The institute is a third-party attorney rating organization that publishes an annual list of the top 10 personal injury attorneys in each state.

Gadgets can be addictive like consuming alcohol, says expert

Mental Health - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 20:06

Around 203 delegates from across the country came together to take part in the 13th Annual National Conference of Indian Association of Biological Psychiatry got underway Saturday. "The conference has been planned to deliver the most recent advancements in Biological Psychiatry by eminent psychiatrists from across the country," said a statement.

Psychiatric Treatment as Religious Experience

Mental Health - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 13:34

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is frequently described by the general public and the mental health profession alike as the "bible of psychiatry." It is not a coincidence that the DSM has come to be known colloquially as a bible for guiding psychiatric diagnosis.

Sioux Trails takes telemental counseling to the next level

Mental Health - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 02:33

A new service at a local mental health clinic means clients will be able to lie on their own couch during sessions instead of their therapist's. Sioux Trails Mental Health Clinic is expanding its telemental health program to allow therapy clients to communicate with their therapists via video-chat.

Why Some People Don't Develop Bipolar Disorder Despite High Genetic Risk

Mental Health - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 03:14

Can we escape from our DNA? Evidence in recent years has led psychiatrists to conclude that bipolar disorder-a mental health disorder characterized by abnormal shifts in mood and energy level-has genetic roots, a notion that could lead us to believe it is unavoidable for those carrying the relevant genes. But new research suggests that our brains may be able to overcome the genetic pull, and even allow those at high risk for the condition to avoid it completely.

Why Some People Don't Develop Bipolar Disorder Despite High Genetic Risk

Bipolar Disorder - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 01:00

Can we escape from our DNA? Evidence in recent years has led psychiatrists to conclude that bipolar disorder-a mental health disorder characterized by abnormal shifts in mood and energy level-has genetic roots, a notion that could lead us to believe it is unavoidable for those carrying the relevant genes. But new research suggests that our brains may be able to overcome the genetic pull, and even allow those at high risk for the condition to avoid it completely.

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