Bipolar Disorder

Facing the Challenges of Depression

People with bipolar disorder spend two to three times as much time experiencing depression as they do mania. Some research has shown that someone …

Depression

Revising the results of last year’s study, Posit Science still effectively combats dementia

Revising the results of their headline-grabbing, decade-long study, researchers from top universities still believe that a brain training exercise from app developer Posit Science can actually reduce the risk of dementia among older adults.<p>The groundbreaking study still has incredible implications …

Research

10 Natural Depression Treatments That Will Keep You Away from Heavy Medication

These natural depression treatments will help you to find yourself again while staying away from the harmful effects of antidepressants.<p>Ever since …

Omega 3

When It’s Time to Consider Hospitalization

Some people don’t like to say they suffer from bipolar disorder. Some see it as a gift. It’s linked to higher creativity and intelligence. Manic …

Mental Health

Recruits with history of depression, bipolar disorder can get waivers to join Army: report

The Army has reportedly lifted a ban on issuing waivers to people with a history of some mental health issues who want to join the service.<p>USA Today …

Mental Health

Emotional Dysregulation and Executive Dysfunction in Patients With ADHD and Bipolar Disorder

A session on distinguishing between bipolar disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) was presented by David W. Goodman, MD, FAPA, …

ADHD

How Does Anxiety Affect Someone With Bipolar Disorder?

For people who are suffering from bipolar disorder, their problems may be compounded by anxiety. In 1921, Dr. Emil Kraepelin described bipolar …

Anxiety

Anti-Depressants & Bipolar Disorder | bpHope

Use caution when only taking antidepressants— they can cause mania and rapid mood cycling.<p>I’ve been traveling across the country, speaking to people …

Mental Disorders

Who Gets Worse on an Antidepressant?

Who Gets Worse on an Antidepressant? Six Patients to Watch For<p>I suspect that a selection bias is changing the types of patients we see in psychiatric …

Depression

Gene breakthrough on lithium treatment for bipolar disorder

<b>Thursday, 9 November 2017</b><p>Genes linked to schizophrenia in psychiatric patients suffering from bipolar disorder are the reason why such patients don't …

Australian Universities

Uncle Ginger uses hypnotic shapes to animate the facts and feelings of bipolar disorder

Animations which illustrate educational or sensitive content have a very difficult balance to achieve. Not only is the creative process often very …

Mental Disorders

The X-Men Films & TV Shows Explore Mental Illness Masterfully

Ever since the creation of Marvel’s Merry Mutants by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1963, the X-Men franchise has used the mutant condition to serve as …

Mental Disorders

What you should know about uncontrollable anger in bipolar disorder

There’s this disillusioned idea that hypomonia is a perk of having bipolar disorder.<p>People associate it with being sky-high happy. They believe that …

Mental Disorders

I was being treated for postpartum depression, but it wasn't getting any better

Photo: Courtesy of Joni Pontillo photography<p>I couldn’t stop crying. I sat slumped over, with my head in my hands, in a gloomy hospital room. It was …

Lifestyle (Canada)

Bipolar vs. Borderline Personality Disorder: The Differences Between The Two And How To Avoid Misdiagnosis

While bipolar and borderline personality disorder have similar symptoms — such as extreme mood swings — that can oft confuse the two, they’re …

Mental Disorders

Bipolar Disorder and Event Planning: My Story

<b>Transparency</b><p>My name is Helen Moon, I’ve worked in the events industry for 20 years and I have Bipolar Disorder. It’s funny because six months ago …

Mental Health

How the Month You Were Born Affects Your Personality, According to Science

Let’s agree on one thing first: Astrology is gibberish — gibberish with a nice line of charm bracelets, maybe, but gibberish all the same. Its …

7 Physical Symptoms of Depression

Most people are familiar with, or at least know about, the feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness that come with bipolar depression, but many …

Depression

I Was Diagnosed With Bipolar Disorder, And I’m Struggling With This New Label

When I first heard the word, when I first received the diagnosis, panic consumed me. Anger devoured me, and a wave of fear washed over me.<p>Or maybe it …

Mental Disorders

Tiffany "New York" Pollard Opens up About Bipolar Disorder (EXCLUSIVE)

This was such a brave move! Earlier this year, Tiffany "New York" Pollard revealed that she is impacted by bipolar disorder — and in an exclusive …

Mental Disorders

Abused by the criminal justice system

We all know the devastating effects of bullying. Anti-bullying campaigns are everywhere. My son, Drew fell victim to a different kind of bullying, …

Justice

Jenifer Lewis Details Battle with Sex Addiction and Bipolar Disorder In New Memoir

“Black-ish” star Jenifer Lewis has had a storied career on the stage, TV and film but she’s also faced some battles. The veteran actress has dealt …

Mental Disorders

Shirtless and looking for my co-stars at the station - lawyer describes moment he experienced very public 'Truman Show' style breakdown - Mirror Online

As Zack left his apartment he saw actors playing the everyday characters of his neighbourhood - all employed to support him in his starring role as …

Mental Disorders

BRIEF-Otsuka Canada Pharmaceutical says Health Canada approves Otsuka and Lundbeck's Abilify Maintena as treatment for bipolar I disorder in adults

Nov 2 (Reuters) - Otsuka Holdings Co Ltd 4578.T -<p>* Otsuka Canada Pharmaceutical Inc-Health Canada approves Otsuka and Lundbeck's Abilify Maintena as …

Canada

There's a Simple Way to Convince People Mental Illness Is a Real Disease

Time to stop the stigma.<p>As a psychiatrist, I find that one of the hardest parts of my job is telling parents and their children that they are not to …

Science

How The Label Of Bipolar Changed My Life - For The Better

10am on the 13th December 2012 was a life changing moment; I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. My initial response was of anger; that it had taken …

Mental Health

Food And Bipolar Disorder | International Bipolar Foundation

In my experience, I have found there to be a direct correlation between food and bipolar disorder.<p>When manic or hypomanic, I have observed that not …

Weight Loss

How seeing problems in the brain makes stigma disappear

As a psychiatrist, I find that one of the hardest parts of my job is telling parents and their children that they are not to blame for their …

Mental Health

What You Should Know About Bipolar Disorder and Pregnancy

Overview<p>Bipolar disorder (BD), previously called manic depressive disorder, is one of the most difficult mental health conditions to treat. People …

Pregnancy

Visualizations Of Bipolar Disorder Through Drawings

I recently started a project called "Phases", it's a compilation of drawings I've been making since 2011 where I draw bipolar disorder's symptoms.