Jennifer Brewer

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Stem Cells Shed Light on Treatments for Bipolar Disorder – D-brief …

A new procedure that turns stem cells into neurons could pave the way for personalized treatment of bipolar disorder.<p>Advertisements

Religious Factors in Bipolar Disorder

Included on the list of mania and hypomania symptoms is "increased focus on religion or religious activities." This isn't unique to bipolar by any …

Sleep's Effect on Bipolar Disorder and Vice Versa

What do you need to know about sleep and sleep patterns when you have bipolar disorder? If you've found that your sleep patterns abnormal, for …

Will My Child Inherit My Bipolar Disorder?

If you have bipolar disorder and are considering having children, one of the questions you are probably asking yourself is whether you would pass …

Effects of Premenstrual Symptoms on Bipolar Disorder

What are the effects of premenstrual symptoms (PMS) or premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) on bipolar disorder?<p>Let's take a look at what studies …

Verapamil for Mania in Bipolar Disorder

Verapamil, a type of calcium channel blocker, was studied years ago as a therapy for manic episodes in people with bipolar disorder. That being said, …

Study: Pot May Improve Cognitive Functioning in Bipolar Disorder

<i>Patients with bipolar I disorder performed better in neurocognitive assessments when they had a history of marijuana use. But that must be considered in the context of the known negative effects of marijuana in bipolar sufferers.</i><p>miss.libertine/Flickr<p><b>PROBLEM:</b> At least one prior study has shown than …

Natural Treatments for Metabolic Syndrome

When carefully carried out, metabolic syndrome treatment can go a long way in protecting your overall health. Metabolic syndrome is a group of …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Which Came First, the Depression or the Insomnia?

Insomnia causes depression as much as depression causes insomnia: Three surprising points from a fascinating episode of KQED Forum [audio, no …

Markers of inflammation in the blood linked to aggressive behaviors

People with intermittent explosive disorder—a psychiatric illness characterized by impulsivity, hostility and recurrent aggressive outbursts—have …

Why Smarter People Are More Likely To Be Mentally Ill

A rising sense of dread heralds the new morning for our thinking man, who first considers the shotgun leaning by the door before turning to the …

Mental health: What's normal, what's not

What's the difference between mental health and mental illness? Sometimes the answer is clear, but often the distinction between mental health and …

Mental Health

12 Reasons For Tiredness And How To Deal With Them

If you find yourself regularly snapping out of a quick cat nap at work or you just feel too tired to engage in the activities that you used to love, …

Her Bipolar Life: In the Throes of Depression

Please excuse my silence for the past 10 days. I am back and ready to keep going, no matter what.<p>Depression is a disgusting thing. Right now I’m in …

Inside the UK's mental health crisis: 'It is my view that people will die'

Overnight there have been seven admissions to this mental health crisis unit in west London, which means that 68 out of the 71 beds are full. There are almost no beds elsewhere in west London, and the senior management team use their 8.30am meeting to discuss who might reasonably be discharged to …

Sage Greenfingers community allotment: an alternative approach to mental health care

<b>How did the garden get started?</b> <br>The garden has quite a long history. It was initiated in 1996 by Pitsmoor Surgery, which is a progressive surgery in a disadvantaged part of Sheffield called Burngreave. It was aware of people with severe mental health needs being referred for support, but they were …

Plan unveiled for training police on how to deal with mentally ill

Canada's police and mental-health leaders have unveiled an ambitious national plan to bolster training and education for police officers, who respond to thousands of calls each year to deal with people suffering from mental illness.<p>At a news conference in Toronto on Wednesday, Vancouver Police …