Bipolar Disorder

More Than a Third of U.S. Adults Prescribed Opioids

Mental Health - Scientific American - Tue, 08/01/2017 - 10:30
About 92 million people were instructed to use the medications in 2015

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Pregnancy is an Intrinsic Motivator for Drug Abuse Cessation

Mental Health - Tue, 08/01/2017 - 01:42

The study, titled " The Protective Effect of Pregnancy on Risk for Drug Abuse: A Population, Co-Relative, Co-Spouse, and Within-Individual Analysis ," published recently in the American Journal of Psychiatry. In the study, researchers found strong causal associations between pregnancy and subsequent reductions in drug abuse among pregnant women.

'The Big Sick': Has a Healthy Outlook

Mental Health - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 21:19

Director Michael Showalter's "The Big Sick," based on Pakistani-born comedian/actor Kumail Nanjiani's real-life story, is often hilarious proof that in jest there is truth. While gleefully verifying that in dedicated hands the classical romantic comedy remains a viable entertainment, this convivial foray into whether or not love conquers all also asserts a humanistic message that is of late egregiously absent from our national consciousness.

Bipolar Disorder Market Global Industry Research 2025

Bipolar Disorder - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 19:32

Bipolar disorder, commonly known as manic depression, is a type of mental illness which is characterized by mood swings. Mood episodes are of two types: manic and depressive episodes.

Categories: Bipolar Disorder

People find it difficult to judge how good their intuitions are

Mental Health - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 16:43

Whether people believe they are 'intuitive' or not may have no bearing on how they perform in tasks that require intuition, according to new research by psychologists at the University of Kent. Researchers Dr Mario Weick and Stefan Leach, of the University's School of Psychology, found that the extent to which people feel confident about, and endorse, their intuitions may often not provide an indication of how good their intuitions actually are.

Internet searches on suicide went up after '13 Reasons Why'

Mental Health - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 12:04

In the season finale of the popular Netflix TV series "13 Reasons Why," 17-year-old student Hannah Baker kills herself in a prolonged three-minute scene. Even though the entire story, much of it told through flashbacks, has been leading up to this moment, and viewers already know Hannah is dead, the graphic sequence is a torment to watch.

Internet searches on suicide went up after '13 Reasons Why'

Mental Health - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 12:04

This image released by Netflix shows Katherine Langford in a scene from the series, "13 Reasons Why," about a 17-year-old teenager, Hannah Baker, who commits suicide. Even though the entire story, much of it told through flashbacks, has been leading up to this moment, and viewers already know Hannah is dead, the graphic sequence is a torment to watch.

My Sister's Eating Disorder Almost Destroyed Our Relationship

Mental Health - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 09:32

Just eat the piece of cake, I thought, as my sister methodically scraped crumbs of Funfetti with the spokes of a fork. We had been sitting there for forty minutes, small talk disintegrated, eye contact lost.

Mental health plan will see 21,000 new posts created

Mental Health - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 02:47

Mental health care in the UK has been given a massive boost thanks to a 1.3 billion NHS expansion drive that will see thousands of new posts created. Making the announcement, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said the aim was to treat an extra one million people by 2021 under one of the biggest expansion plans to mental health care in Europe.

Does the high-risk psychiatric patient pose a risk for the patient or the doctor?

Mental Health - Sun, 07/30/2017 - 20:11

A woman recently requested a medication evaluation at the suggestion of her psychotherapist. The caller told me her diagnosis was borderline personality disorder.

How Do Refugee Teens Build Resilience?

Mental Health - Sun, 07/30/2017 - 09:10

You're resilient if you're like a stick of bamboo - able to bend with the winds rather than break in half. That's how psychologists like to explain it.

Shrinks Free to Say Trump is Crazy

Mental Health - Sat, 07/29/2017 - 10:23

The American Psychoanalytic Association just repealed its so-called "Goldwater Rule," that forbids psychiatrists from opining on the mental health of politicians they have not examined. Now, shrinks will be able to opine on-and perhaps diagnose from afar on MSNBC and similar professional outlets-about President Trump's supposed mental illness .

Late psychiatrist Fuller the choice for Westboro road name

Mental Health - Fri, 07/28/2017 - 22:27

Prompted by a request from Town Manager James Malloy, the renaming of Hospital Road has reached a final contender: the Dr. Solomon Fuller Parkway. The public hearing to finalize the decision will be held Aug. 15 during the Town Hall meeting.

Three Kinds of Human Smiles

Mental Health - Fri, 07/28/2017 - 18:12

There are three basic types of human smile: "reward", "affiliative" and "dominance" smiles. That's according to a new paper by psychologists Magdalena Rychlowska and colleagues.

Company news: Jessica Aslam joined St. Joseph's Health as a psychiatrist

Mental Health - Fri, 07/28/2017 - 13:51

Aslam earned her doctor of medicine from Saba University School of Medicine, Netherlands Antilles and an undergraduate degree in biology and chemistry from University of Maine. Aslam is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and has presented her research on hereditary hemorrahagic telangiectasia internationally HHT International Scientific Conference.

Provider and patient perception of psychiatry patient health literacy.

Mental Health - Fri, 07/28/2017 - 11:32

Inadequate health literacy in adults is a nationwide issue that is associated with worse health outcomes. There is a paucity of literacy regarding rates of inadequate health literacy in psychiatric populations.

Bipolar disorder speeds up biological aging

Bipolar Disorder - Fri, 07/28/2017 - 05:52

A recently published study demonstrates a link between telomere length, which is a mark of biological aging, and bipolar risk. The research helps to explain why bipolar disorder often comes hand-in-hand with other age-related diseases.

Categories: Bipolar Disorder

His Wife Runs Medicaid, but This Doctor's Practice Won't Accept It

Mental Health - Thu, 07/27/2017 - 21:23

Dr. Sanjay Mishra, the husband of CMS administrator Seema Verma, is part of a group practice in Indiana that does not accept Medicaid payments. Sadly, he's far from unique.

Mahabharata Offers Answers on Psychiatry, Lord Krishna was Indiaa s...

Mental Health - Thu, 07/27/2017 - 16:53

History of psychiatry in India began with Krishna's 'successful' counselling of Arjuna prior to the battle of Mahabharata, claims IMA chief New Delhi, Jul 27: National President of the Indian Medical Association KK Aggarwal said that The Mahabharata is full of pointers to issues of psychiatric dimensions. He further stated that this epic also offers many answers, and considers Lord Krishna as the most celebrated counsellor.

The high road to health

Mental Health - Thu, 07/27/2017 - 14:36

When Eric Johnson puts a tab of LSD on his tongue or sips tea brewed with psychedelic mushrooms, the pain in his muscles is replaced by a warm, honeylike feeling and his mind finally comes to rest. Johnson, 50, lives alone in a small apartment in Citrus Heights, amid the suburban sprawl northeast of Sacramento.

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