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South Africa: Photographer Battles His Own Demons to Create a Visual Diary of Mental Illness
[The Daily Vox] Photographer TSOKU MAELA, who suffers from manic depression and anxiety, has visually interpreted the different stages of depression in a photo series called "Abstract Peaces". The series aims to challenge the stigma about mental illnesses in the black community. He spoke to Mbali Zwane about the inspiration behind this project. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 2, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

What You Need To Know About The Genetics of Mental Disorders
"For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong." H. L. Mencken The nature/nurture debate on the causes of mental disorder generates no end of silly controversy by proponents on both sides. The biological reductionists act like the secret of psychiatric disorders is written in the genetic code. They are "mindless"- dismissing the crucial role of environment in how our brain develops and of psychology and social context in how it functions. The environmental reductionists go to the opposite "brainless" extreme- argueing that a psychiatric disorder is a direct reflection of life stresses and...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 30, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Celebrating My Bipolar Diagnosis
Bipolar disorder is simply a series of symptoms that I am fortunate enough to have to manage on a daily basis. I say fortunate, in earnest, because it has given me an opportunity to live in a world with brighter colors and crisper sounds. It has forced me to grow as a person and get in touch with who I truly am. Getting up on a daily basis is sometimes truly exhausting. I recently came to the understanding that I am more scared of failure than succumbing to my illness and not giving myself a chance to succeed. It is a mindset that has allowed me to thrive and even excel in my life. This doesn't mean I haven't failed in ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Lessons We Learned From American Idol and David Cook
A few weeks ago, we watched the finale of the 15th and final American Idol show. For many of us it was a nostalgic two hours filled with amazing contestants from all seasons. Rising from its humble beginnings, the show became one of the biggest hits on television and had a huge impact on pop culture. It gave us, the people, a chance to have a say in a musician's success and not leave it to industry executives. It gave many talented singers and musicians a chance to perform publicly and pursue a career they love. Watching that last nostalgic show, I thought about the many lessons learned from Idol over the years. I'm s...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

FDA wants more from Proteus, Otsuka on ‘smart pill’
Otsuka Pharmaceutical (TYO:4578) and Proteus Digital Health  said today that the FDA issued a complete response letter requesting more information from the companies for the combination of the Proteus “smart pill” and Otsuka’s Abilify anti-depressant drug. The Proteus pill is designed to signal a wearable patch after it reaches the stomach, recording and time-stamping data from the pill and other patient metrics. The data can be relayed via Bluetooth to mobile devices and, with consent, to healthcare providers. The federal watchdog is requesting new data from the companies, including information on the per...
Source: Mass Device - April 27, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Otsuka Pharmaceutical Proteus Digital Health Source Type: news

Toxic People in Your Life? Here's How to Spot...
Toxic people drain all the joy out of the room, replacing it with negativity and pessimism. Here's how to keep them from dragging you down with them. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - April 27, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Antipsychotics: Black Box Warning for Elderly...
Antipsychotic medications are required to carry a black box warning because of their increased mortality risk for elderly dementia patients. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - April 25, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Could Your Child Have Bipolar Disorder?
Could your child have bipolar disorder? Read about symptoms of bipolar disorder in children and adolescents, and what this might mean for your child. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - April 25, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

What is Narcissistic Abuse?
Narcissists don’t really love themselves. Actually, they’re driven by shame. It’s the idealized image of themselves, which they convince themselves they embody, that they admire. But deep down, narcissists feel the gap between the façade they show the world and their shame-based self. They work hard to avoid feeling that shame. This gap is true for other codependents as well, but a narcissist uses defense mechanisms that are destructive to relationships and cause pain and damage to their loved ones’ self-esteem. (Learn the traits required to diagnose a narcissistic personality disorder, “NPD.”) Many of the nar...
Source: Psych Central - April 24, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Darlene Lancer, JD, MFT Tags: Abuse Borderline Personality Disorders General Psychology Antisocial Personality Disorder Borderline Personality Disorder boundary violation Character assassination Codependency dodependent Domestic abuse Emotional Abuse emotiona Source Type: news

Do SSRI Antidepressants Cause Violence? Not So...
(Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - April 23, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

So You've Been Prescribed Lithium for Bipolar....
Lithium can be quite effective in treating bipolar disorder, but it comes with some potential side effects and cautions. Learn what to expect. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - April 23, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

5 Serotonin-Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors...
Norepinephrine is a hormone and a neurotransmitter. Learn how it works, as well as the role of serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs). (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - April 23, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

The Mental Health Basics Every Parent Should Know
(Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - April 23, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

The Connection Between Bipolar Disorder and...
Psychopaths and sociopaths are people without a conscience, often criminal, sometimes violent. Is there a connection between these and bipolar? (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - April 23, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Just another manic Monday
The phones are usually off the hook in general practice but Mondays are known to be extra busy with patients scrambling to get the earliest appointments possible. There are ways to look at altering this pattern to free up those phone lines Hide related content:  Show related content Featured In Issue:  Management in Practice 44 | Spring 2016 read more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - April 22, 2016 Category: Practice Management Authors: Kimberley Tags: Practice development Source Type: news

Fructose alters hundreds of brain genes, which can lead to a wide range of diseases
A range of diseases — from diabetes to cardiovascular disease, and from Alzheimer’s disease to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder — are linked to changes to genes in the brain. A new study by UCLA life scientists has found that hundreds of those genes can be damaged by fructose, a sugar that’s common in the Western diet, in a way that could lead to those diseases. However, the researchers discovered good news as well: An omega-3 fatty acid known as docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA, seems to reverse the harmful changes produced by fructose. “DHA changes not just one or two genes; it seems to push the entire gene...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 22, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New study shows electronic health records often capture incomplete mental health data
This study compares information available in a typical electronic health record (EHR) with data from insurance claims, focusing on diagnoses, visits, and hospital care for depression and bipolar disorder. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 21, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

New study shows electronic health records often capture incomplete mental health data
This study compares information available in a typical electronic health record (EHR) with data from insurance claims, focusing on diagnoses, visits, and hospital care for depression and bipolar disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 21, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

How Is BuSpar Used in Bipolar Disorder, and...
The anti-anxiety drug BuSpar can be prescribed for those with bipolar disorder. Here's how BuSpar is used in bipolar, plus possible side effects. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - April 21, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Why There Are So Many Theories About the Cause...
This article presents what researchers now consider to be the most likely causes of bipolar disorder. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - April 21, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Sleep and Mental Health Disorders
Sleep is essential to the maintenance of mental health. Sleep helps to regulate mood and process emotional information and experiences into memory. Insufficient sleep is associated with increased emotional reactivity and emotional disturbance. Research indicates that REM sleep may play an especially significant role in maintaining emotional well-being and psychological balance. Sleep problems occur substantially more frequently in people with psychiatric conditions than in the general population. Often, sleep and mental health disorders exist in bi-directional relationship to each other, with each condition influencing the...
Source: Psych Central - April 20, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Michael Breus Tags: Anxiety Attention Deficit Disorder Bipolar Depression Disorders General Panic Disorder Psychology PTSD Schizophrenia Sleep Adhd Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Bipolar Disorder Emotional Disturbance emotional reactiv Source Type: news

Do SSRI Antidepressants Cause Violence? Not So...
(Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - April 20, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Mary Kay Letourneau: Criminal or Bipolar...
Why did Mary Kay Letourneau persistently pursue a relationship with Vili Fualaau, one of her students? Page 2. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - April 19, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

My Doctor Prescribed Restoril. What are its...
Restoril is a medication that helps people with difficulty sleeping in the short-term. Learn about what to watch out for if your doctor prescribes it. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - April 19, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

5 Antipsychotics Used for Treating Manic...
Medications for bipolar disorder are usually specific to mania or depression. Read about the antipsychotics used in the management of bipolar mania. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - April 19, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Thorazine Side Effects You Should Know About
Thorazine is an antipsychotic drug often prescribed for bipolar disorder. Here are the common, less common, and rare side effects reported. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - April 19, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

4 Extrapyramidal Side Effects of Antipsychotic...
Extrapyramidal side effects are symptoms that can occur if you're taking antipsychotic medications. Here's what they include and how they're treated. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - April 19, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

America is suffering from the same environmental, food and medicine toxins created during WWII that helped carry out the Holocaust
(NaturalNews) Hitler kept the Jews weak on purpose, so they wouldn't fight back in the "re-education" camps, where he taught them that eating toxic food, drinking toxic water, and breathing in toxic gas kills you. Hitler was psychopathic. He was manic, obsessive and abnormal. He put... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

On Demand Activity Featuring Expert Faculty is Now Available from...
CME Outfitters, along with faculty experts Charles B. Nemeroff, MD, and Mary D. Moller, DNP, offer this newly available on demand activity about bipolar disorder.(PRWeb April 14, 2016)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/04/prweb13340639.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 15, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Learn About Anticonvulsants as a Treatment for...
Epilepsy medications commonly known as anticonvulsants are often used to treat bipolar disorder because they can act as effective mood stabilizers. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - April 15, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Why You Can Never Take Prozac with an MAOI
You may be wondering if Prozac is an MAOI. No, it's an SSRI. Prozac cannot be taken along with any MAOI because of dangerous drug interactions. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - April 15, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Is a Diagnosis of Bipolar in Your Eyes?
Is it possible that examining your eyes could predict whether you could develop bipolar? (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - April 15, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Stopping the False Epidemic of Adult ADHD
The history of psychiatry is filled with fads. A diagnosis quickly gains momentum, is pushed by thought leaders, captures the imagination of clinicians, picks up widespread media attention, and soon attracts word of mouth buzz among potential patients. Rates escalate. New and exciting treatments are hyped. Miracle cures abound. And then it all comes apart. The miracle cures turn out to be much less than miraculous. The casualties of the new treatments get negative word of mouth notoriety. The excitement wears off and a few years later there is an epidemic of a new fad diagnosis, which temporarily lights up the firmament- b...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 14, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Is St Johns Wort a Mania Trigger for Bipolar...
The herbal supplement St. John's Wort appears to be fairly safe and effective in the treatment of mild depression, but not for bipolar disorder. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - April 12, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Can Brain Surgery Treat These Severe Mental...
Bilateral cingulotomy is a form of brain surgery aimed at treating obsessive-compulsive disorder and major depression. Learn its benefits and risks. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - April 12, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Are You Suffering From Paranoia and What Should...
A comprehensive definition of paranoia, which may be present in bipolar disorder or schizophrenia as well as several other mental illnesses. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - April 12, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

My Bipolar Mindset: Always Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop
Anxiety followed me everywhere, even during a Hawaiian vacation! Ever since my chronic bipolar depression lifted, I've felt like I've been tumbling around in my dryer. Maybe that's not the best analogy to use, but it has been a long, strange, emotional trip! My bipolar depression finally vanished when my psychiatrist added an old-school medication to the cocktail I was taking. This medication isn't widely prescribed, in part because it has dietary restrictions. That drawback didn't faze me because the benefits far outweighed the sacrifices! Like any medication, the one that I use doesn't work for everyone, but it has been...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Actor Burgess Meredith's Struggle With Mental...
Actor Burgess Meredith is one of many celebrities with bipolar disorder. His struggle with cyclothymia wasn't revealed until the last years of his life. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - April 8, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

This Symptom of Mania in Bipolar Disorder Means...
Pressured speech is a key symptom of mania in bipolar disorder. Learn what it involves, what it feels like to experience it, and how to control it. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - April 8, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Parkinson's Drug Highly Effective for Resistant DepressionParkinson's Drug Highly Effective for Resistant Depression
Enhancement of the dopaminergic system with the Parkinson's drug pramipexole can be extremely effective in alleviating symptoms of treatment-resistant unipolar and bipolar depression. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

How old-fashioned, pen-to-paper letters could help pull people back from the brink of suicide
Anita Estrada first attempted to kill herself when she was 24 years old. She survived, and the doctors prescribed medication to manage her bipolar disorder. Three years later, Estrada ended up in intensive care from a second attempted suicide. Two years after that, she tried a third time and had to be placed on a ventilator. Immediately […] (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jenny Chen Tags: brain & mental health newsletter biomedical research Source Type: news

Evidence-based guidelines for treating bipolar disorder: revised third edition recommendations from the British Association for Psychopharmacology
The British Association for Psychopharmacology guidelines specify the scope and targets of treatment for bipolar disorder. The third version is based explicitly on the available evidence and presented, like previous Clinical Practice Guidelines, as recommendations to aid clinical decision making for practitioners: it may also serve as a source of information for patients and carers, and assist audit. The recommendations are presented together with a more detailed review of the corresponding evidence. A consensus meeting, involving experts in bipolar disorder and its treatment, reviewed key areas and considered the strength...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bipolar disorder and alcoholism: Are they related?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - April 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

25 Celebrities With Bipolar Disorder
(Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - April 5, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

What is a Euthymic Mood in Bipolar Disorder?
Euthymia has several similar definitions. With regard to bipolar disorder, it simply means that your mood states are stable, the goal of treatment. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - April 4, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Bipolar Disorder and Work - Know Your ADA Rights
People with bipolar disorder may be protected on the job under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). Learn how this affects you in the workplace. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - April 4, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

My Bipolar Medications & The DUI
I thought I was an old-fashioned kind of girl when I first got married. I thought I wanted to be the one to take care of my man. I wanted to do the cooking, the cleaning, and all the shopping. I wanted to make his doctor appointments and be a stay-at-home mom. I wanted to do all the things I thought women in the 1950s did. Only I wasn’t living in the 1950s. When I married my husband in 1997, I had just graduated cosmetology school and become a stylist at the most upscale salon in our town. I had become a mother at the young age of 17, and I did not want to marry his biological father because I knew I would never have any...
Source: Psych Central - April 3, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tosha Maaks Tags: Attention Deficit Disorder Bipolar Caregivers Children and Teens Disorders Family General Medications Parenting Personal Stories Relationships & Love Adhd Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Driving Under The Influence Irr Source Type: news

If I Understand Why I'm an Addict, Maybe It Will Go Away...
Addicts new to recovery typically enter treatment motivated by their current crisis and a desire to escape their actual and potential consequences (rather than a desire to change their behaviors and live differently moving forward). And instead of being focused on the day-to-day solutions that might help them stay sober, they are often more interested in the causes of their addiction. Sometimes they think that if they understand their problem's etiology, it will go away. Other times, they just want someone other than themselves to blame. Either way, addicts nearly always want to know: "How and why did I get this way?" Wh...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

If I Understand Why I'm an Addict, Maybe It Will Go Away...
Addicts new to recovery typically enter treatment motivated by their current crisis and a desire to escape their actual and potential consequences (rather than a desire to change their behaviors and live differently moving forward). And instead of being focused on the day-to-day solutions that might help them stay sober, they are often more interested in the causes of their addiction. Sometimes they think that if they understand their problem's etiology, it will go away. Other times, they just want someone other than themselves to blame. Either way, addicts nearly always want to know: "How and why did I get this way?" Whe...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio predicting suicide risk in euthymic patients with bipolar disorder: moderatory effect of family history - Ivković M, Pantović-Stefanović M, Dunjić-Kostić B, Jurišić V, Lačković M, Totić-Poznanović S, Jovanović AA, Damjanović A.
BACKGROUND: Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) has been independently related to bipolar disorder (BD) and factors associated with suicidal risk. The aim of our study was to explore the relationship between NLR and suicide risk in euthymic BD patients. W... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 2, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news