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Increased suicidal ideation in patients with co-occurring bipolar disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder - Carter JM, Arentsen TJ, Cordova MJ, Ruzek J, Reiser R, Suppes T, Ostacher MJ.
OBJECTIVES: Suicide risk increases for those with Bipolar Disorder or PTSD, however little research has focused on risk for co-occurring Bipolar Disorder and PTSD. The aim of this paper was to evaluate increased suicide risk in co-occurring disorders, and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Gene hunters find rare inherited mutations linked to bipolar disorder
Using so-called next-generation genome sequencing, researchers have identified 84 potential inherited gene mutations that may contribute to the most severe forms of bipolar disorder. About 5.6 million Americans are estimated to have bipolar disorder, say the authors of a new report. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 27, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Gene hunters find rare inherited mutations linked to bipolar disorder
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Using so-called next-generation genome sequencing, researchers at Johns Hopkins have identified 84 potential inherited gene mutations that may contribute to the most severe forms of bipolar disorder. About 5.6 million Americans are estimated to have bipolar disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Psychotic spectrum symptoms across the lifespan are related to lifetime suicidality among 147 patients with bipolar I or major depressive disorder - Gesi C, Carmassi C, Miniati M, Benvenuti A, Massimetti G, Dell'osso L.
BACKGROUND: Conflicting evidence exists about the relationship between psychotic symptoms and suicidality in mood disorders. We aimed to investigate the lifetime suicidality and its relationship with dimensions of the psychotic spectrum over the lifespan a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Nocturnal wakefulness is associated with next-day suicidal ideation in major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder - Ballard ED, Vande Voort JL, Bernert RA, Luckenbaugh DA, Richards EM, Niciu MJ, Furey ML, Duncan WC, Zarate CA.
OBJECTIVE: Self-reported sleep disturbances may confer elevated risk for suicidal ideation, suicide attempts, and death. However, limited research has evaluated polysomnographically determined sleep disturbance as an acute physiologic risk factor for suici... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 25, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Differential melatonin alterations in cerebrospinal fluid and serum of patients with major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder - Bumb JM, Enning F, Mueller JK, van der List T, Rohleder C, Findeisen P, Noelte I, Schwarz E, Leweke FM.
Background Melatonin, which plays an important role for regulation of circadian rhythms and the sleep/wake cycle has been linked to the pathophysiology of major depressive and bipolar disorder. Here we investigated melatonin levels in cerebrospinal fluid ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 25, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

The Perils Of Polypharmacy
Polypharmacy was once the exception in psychiatry, now it seems to have become the rule. Patients frequently are taking 3,4, even 5 psych meds at one time. And often it's primary care doctors, not psychiatrists, who are doing the prescribing -- usually without adequate training in psychiatry. Some polypharmacy is rational -- e.g., a patient with bipolar disorder who receives the combination of antidepressant and mood stabilizer. But most polypharmacy is irrational -- the result of carelessly adding meds without ever subtracting them; of treating each individual symptom separately; of chasing side effects; of too many doc...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 21, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

An Open Letter to My Former Psychiatrist: On Being Right
Dear Dr. Right, You were right. Ten years ago this August, I left your office with my husband, round belly bulging with my nearly full-term first child, cursing your name. It was our first appointment together and you basically told me I was going to fail. When I explained to you that I had been off meds and symptom-free from my bipolar disorder for almost a year and that I wanted to stay off medication to breastfeed, you nodded with a sympathetic smile on your face, scribbled in your notebook and simply said we needed to have a plan. A plan for which hospital I'd go to when I became manic to the point of needing that le...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

How I Went Off Antidepressants After a Decade of Medication
By: Julia Bowyer One woman shares how to treat depression naturally using mindfulness, meditation and a healthy lifestyle as part of her plan to get off of antidepressants. At age 13, I started feeling overwhelmed by a seemingly inexplicable sadness. My family had problems, as most families do, but nothing that could easily account for my loss of interest in eating or choice to spend most of my free time sleeping. Things that normally would have made me excited, like getting the lead role in a school musical or being invited to the movies by my crush, were instead met with blatant apathy. I was lucky that my family didn...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Correlation between expression of peripheral IL-17 protein and aggression of bipolar mania - Li HZ, Hong W, Wang ZW, Yuan CM, Li ZZ, Huang J, Zhang C, Li NN, Lin ZG, Fang YR.
OBJECTIVE: To explore the correlation between the interleukin-17 (IL-17) level of peripheral blood and aggression of bipolar mania. METHODS: Thirty-six patients of bipolar mania were selected as experimental group by DSM-IV-TR and received treatmen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Was shooter's ex-wife right about 'bipolar'?
Bipolar is how the ex-wife of Omar Mateen described the Florida man who shot to death 49 people early Sunday in a gay nightclub in Orlando. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - June 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SpineGuard wins FDA nod for PediGuard threaded DSG device.
SpineGuard  (EPA:ALSGD) said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its PediGuard threaded Dynamic Surgical Guidance device designed for pedicle screw insertion. The PediGuard device is available in various designs, the company said, to accommodate both surgeon’s preferences and patient anatomies. “We are very excited by the clearance of our PediGuard Threaded device, which brings a new generation of DSG-enabled probes to the US market, offering spine surgeons the added clinical benefit of reducing surgical steps in fusion surgery. This clearance allows our network of agents to initiate the commercial phase of ...
Source: Mass Device - June 16, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Spinal SpineGuard Source Type: news

Mother with bipolar disorder lost her entire life savings in manic spending sprees
Lynn Hodges, 54, from Kent, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder after the breakdown of her marriage. She went on manic spending sprees and spent £90,000 in four years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HR 2646: The Families Of The 4 Percent Speak Out
An L-shaped scar extends from Anthony Hernandez's right eye to his earlobe. Anthony got the scar when his then 19-year-old son, Aaron, who had untreated schizophrenia, attacked him and his wife in September of 2014. The attack came after nine failed attempts to get his sick son help -- failure caused by a shortage of psychiatric beds, his son's refusal to comply with any treatment including talk therapy, and red tape within mental health laws. Hernandez laments, "We don't wait for people to get to stage four before we treat cancer, but we wait until a person is a danger to himself or others before we can treat him for psyc...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

The prevalence and correlates of self-harm in pregnant women with psychotic disorder and bipolar disorder - Taylor CL, van Ravesteyn LM, van denBerg MP, Stewart RJ, Howard LM.
This study aimed to investigate the pr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 13, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Suicide attempts and clinical features of bipolar patients - Berkol TD, İslam S, Kırlı E, Pınarbaşı R, Ozyildirim I.
This study included bipolar patients who were treated in the Psychiatry Department, Haseki Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 13, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Bodies Removed as Nation Mourns Orlando Terror Attack
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The last of the bodies were removed from an Orlando gay nightclub overnight as investigators dug into the background of the gunman, who called 911 to profess allegiance to the Islamic State during the attack that left 49 victims dead. "We will not be defined by the act of a cowardly hater," Mayor Buddy Dyer vowed on Monday, a day after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The killer, who died in a gun battle with a SWAT team early Sunday, was identified as Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old American-born Muslim. FBI officials said they had investigated him in 2013 and 2014 on suspi...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 13, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Major Incidents Source Type: news

Pediatric mania: the controversy between euphoria and irritability - Serra G, Uchida M, Battaglia C, Casini MP, De Chiara L, Biederman J, Vicari S, Wozniak J.
Pediatric Bipolar Disorder (BD) is a highly morbid pediatric psychiatric disease, consistently associated with family psychiatric history of mood disorders and associated with high levels of morbidity and disability and with a great risk of suicide. While ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

135 Couples Told Scientists How Depression Affects Their Relationships
(Photo: Neil Bradfield) By Melissa Dahl Depression can feel isolating, like it's you -- and only you -- against your own mind. And yet, the mental illness affects the people closest to you too; this is perhaps especially true if you're in a long-term romantic relationship. In a new study, highlighted today by BPS Research Digest, a team of psychologists consider the impact the mental illness can have on a relationship, by doing something novel: asking couples about it. Related: Kristen Bell Writes About Her Experience With Depression Previous studies, as it turns out, focused on individuals, but for this report, three ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Most antidepressants ineffective for children
Study reveals some drugs cause harmRelated items from OnMedicaCBT and some antidepressants equally good for depressionAntidepressants double the risk of aggression and suicide in children Music therapy reduces depression in children and adolescentsDoctors debate long-term use of psychiatric drugsLithium safe and effective in children with bipolar disorder (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 9, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

How I Learned to Be Happy: Past, Present, Future
When dealing with the unknown of the future and harsh realities of the past, how are we able to obtain true happiness today? I used to spend countless hours being envious of the world around me. Everyone seemed to have more of everything that I wanted: money, love, good physical health, a house, a family -- you name it, someone else had it, and I wanted it. I spent so much time in everyone else's life that I didn't realize mine was passing me by, but not in a bad sense; I simply wasn't appreciating and enjoying everything that was happening around me. Instead of living in the moment, my thoughts were consumed by plans fo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Young Men With MS at Higher Risk for Psychiatric IllnessYoung Men With MS at Higher Risk for Psychiatric Illness
Multiple sclerosis could act as a 'final trigger' in those who are susceptible to bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, researchers say. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 7, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Study of 81,000 Adults Examines Mental Illness, Gun Violence and Suicide
Contact: Samiha Khanna Phone: 919-419-5069 Email: samiha.khanna@duke.edu https://www.dukehealth.org EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE until 4 p.m. (ET) on MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2016 DURHAM, N.C. -- People with serious mental illnesses who use guns to commit suicide are often legally eligible to purchase guns, despite having a past record of an involuntary mental health examination and brief hospitalization, according to a new Duke Health analysis. The study, released in the June issue of Health Affairs, looked at gun use, violent crime and suicide among 81,704 people diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or major depression in Flo...
Source: DukeHealth.org: Duke Health Features - June 7, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Duke Medicine Source Type: news

The Challenges of Bipolar Disorder & Delusions
Being bipolar can be challenging. For me it’s partly because my mind refuses to shut off. When I’m not doing much and just being around the house, I find myself doing the one thing that makes most people break into anxiety: overthinking. It’s one of the quickest ways to find yourself in depression. I spend so much time pressing out the thoughts that I have forgotten what an impossible task this is. Ironically, I wind up having to take medication to help my brain press out the thoughts now causing anxiety. Fortunately for me, normally they work. However, sometimes the thoughts become so overwhelming that n...
Source: Psych Central - June 6, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tosha Maaks Tags: Antipsychotics Bipolar Disorders Family General Medications Personal Stories Psychiatry Relationships & Love Self-Help Treatment Anxiety Bipolar Disorder Delusion Delusional Thoughts Depression Overthinking overwhelm Pa Source Type: news

10 Things You May Not Know About Anxiety Disorder
Anxiety disorders like social anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, agoraphobia, panic disorder and general anxiety are the most common forms of mental illness in the U.S. An estimated 18 percent of all American adults have an anxiety disorder, costing more than $42 billion a year.  America is unique in this regard, according to the largest ever global analysis. Some regions of the world, including the U.S. but also Western Europe, have higher rates of anxiety disorders in general. What's more, some groups within the U.S. have a higher risk of anxiety disorder diagnosis than others. Olivia Remes, lead autho...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 6, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Journey of a Yale, NYU and Columbia Graduate in Understanding Bipolar II Disorder
Tochi Onyebuchi is a Columbia Law School, NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, and Yale graduate with strong experience in both domestic and international legal work and research. He has studied extensively in France, conducted research in the Balkans, and worked on a team to help secure habeas corpus relief for a man unjustly imprisoned in Connecticut. He has appeared in Nowhere Magazine, Asimov's Science Fiction, and the critically-acclaimed anthology Panverse Three. In our conversation below, we sat down to discuss the perception and reality of bipolar II disorder, alongside mental health issues such as addiction and comorb...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

The physician’s ethical role in mental illness
The diagnosis and treatment of mental illness can raise a lot of ethical questions and concerns that challenge the patient-physician relationship. Focusing on minimizing stigma and communicating in ways that emphasize a patient’s strengths can help reinforce the patient-physician bond. But as physicians know, not all courses of treatment have the desired result. The June issue of the AMA Journal of Ethics® explores some of the critical social, cultural and ethical dimensions of mental illness. Articles featured in this issue include: “Ethical and clinical dilemmas in using psychotropic medications during pregna...
Source: AMA Wire - June 3, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

Mary Lambert Gets Real About Living With Bipolar Disorder
Mary Lambert is showing the world that even celebrities struggle with mental health issues -- and we couldn't love her more for it. The "Secrets" singer uploaded a picture to Instagram earlier this week, where she candidly discussed recovering from a bipolar disorder episode in her caption. Her refreshingly real account of what it's like to deal with a mental illness is brave and illuminating: I wrote a fun pop song beginning with the lyrics "I've got bipolar disorder" and danced around the world in cute crop tops for the last 2 years. I felt and still feel it is part of my responsibly to destigmatize m...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Survey Identifies 'Final Straw' Stressors That May Be Associated With Teen Suicide
Anxieties such as acne and academic pressure could contribute to suicidal feelings in young people, suggests a new study of suicide cases among young people in the United Kingdom. While such factors should not be considered direct causes of suicide, researchers said they might act as so-called "final straw" factors when combined with other issues such as long-term family problems, mental illness, bereavement and bullying. The research, which analyzes descriptive reports on the circumstances surrounding suicides of people under 20, is part of a research program in the U.K. called the National Confidential Inquiry ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 1, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Abnormalities in circadian rhythms linked to bipolar disorder in study
Stephen FellerBELMONT, Mass., May 31 (UPI) -- Scientists confirmed a theory that circadian rhythms play a role in altered chemical regulation in the brains of people with bipolar disorder. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ever-changing moods may be toxic to the brain of bipolar patients
A new study shows that the blood of bipolar patients is toxic to brain cells and may affect the connectivity ability of neurons. The research group also presents an in vitro study model for a disease for which no animal model has been yet developed. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 31, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

New findings linking abnormalities in circadian rhythms to neurochemical to changes in specific neurotransmitters
Scientists have published results of the first study of its kind to link abnormalities in circadian rhythms to changes in specific neurotransmitters in people with bipolar disorder. The study was conducted using postmortem brains in which 15 brains were used from healthy controls, 15 with bipolar disorder, and 12 with schizophrenia. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 31, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

New findings linking abnormalities in circadian rhythms to neurochemical to changes in specific neurotransmitters
(McLean Hospital) Results of the first study of its kind to link abnormalities in circadian rhythms to changes in specific neurotransmitters in people with bipolar disorder will be published this week in the journal Biological Psychiatry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 31, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Quality of life, functioning and cognition in bipolar disorder and major depression: a latent profile analysis - Cotrena C, Branco LD, Kochhann R, Shansis FM, Fonseca RP.
This study aimed to identify profiles of functioning and quality of life (QOL) in depression (MDD), bipolar disorder (BD) and healthy adults, as well as the clinical, demographic and cognitive variables associated with each of these profiles. Participants ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 28, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Tyrone Cannon named the Clark L. Hull Professor of Psychology
Tyrone Douglas Cannon, newly named as the Clark L. Hull Professor of Psychology, focuses his research on the interplay between psychological-level phenomena and neurobiological mechanisms as they relate to disturbances of perception, belief, motivation, and emotional processing in people with mental illness, principally schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 26, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Yale News Source Type: news

Neurosurgeon studying if deep brain stimulation can help with bipolar disorder
(University Hospitals Case Medical Center) Jennifer Sweet, M.D., a neurosurgeon at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, recently opened a clinical research study to learn if there is a structural target in the brain for patients suffering from bipolar disorder and whether deep brain stimulation can bring them relief. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 26, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Fountain House Symposium Looks for Answers to Suicide
This year's Fountain House Symposium and Luncheon took on a formidable subject. Titled "Suicide: Looking for Answers," the event recently drew more than 500 attendees to The Pierre in support of the innovative mental health programs of Fountain House, winner of the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize. In light of recent reports that suicide in the U.S. has surged to the highest levels in nearly 30 years, the symposium's focus was timely. Suicide tragically ends the lives of more than 40,000 Americans each year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people with mental illness account for the overwhel...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

What men can gain from therapy
Speaking for my gender, there are two qualities that define most men: we seldom like to ask for help, and we do not like to talk about our feelings. Combining the two — asking for help about our feelings — is the ultimate affront to many men’s masculinity. We like to think of ourselves as strong, problem-solver types. But when it comes to emotional and mental issues, men need to quit trying to bottle up their feelings and tough it out, says Dr. Darshan Mehta, medical director of the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital. “Your mental health is equally...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - May 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Authors: Matthew Solan Tags: Behavioral Health Men's Health Mental Health Stress Source Type: news

Mental Health Month: Normal Teen Angst or Adolescent Mental Illness?
May is Mental Health Month. Mental illness is not an adults-only issue. Almost half of all chronic mental illness begins by age 14; three-quarters by age 24. Yet the stigma associated with mental illness prevents many teens from seeking help. The normal drama, moodiness and withdrawal from family of the teen years can blind parents to a teen’s very real distress. To complicate things further, there are sometimes medical or lifestyle issues at the root of emotional and behavioral change. We should never ignore talk of self-harm or suicide. We should never minimize a teen’s very real emotional pain. But it’s important ...
Source: Psych Central - May 20, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. Tags: Addictions Anxiety Attention Deficit Disorder Binge Eating Children and Teens Depression Disorders Eating Disorders Family General Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Parenting Psychology Psychotherapy Students Substance Abuse Su Source Type: news

Antidepressants and pregnancy: More research needed
Follow me at @Drmoniquetello For many women, pregnancy and the arrival of a new baby is a joyous time — but not for every woman. Recently, postpartum depression — extreme feelings of sadness and anxiety following the birth of a child — has come out from the shadows. But what about depression during pregnancy? It’s more common than you think: as many as 14% to 23% of pregnant women will experience symptoms of depression. It’s of sufficient public health concern that the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening all pregnant women and new moms for depression. However, treating depression during preg...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - May 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Authors: Monique Tello, MD, MPH Tags: Anxiety and Depression Behavioral Health Drugs and Supplements Family Planning and Pregnancy Source Type: news

Why I'm Coming Out as Bipolar
Tales of a Serial Entrepreneur My therapist thinks I'm crazy for writing publicly that I'm bipolar. Well, she thinks I'm crazy in general, but then again, that's why I see her. Everyone, though, is crazy in their own way. In fact, it's perfectly normal to be crazy. The only question is what form your crazy takes. My crazy comes from the fact that I tend to swing between periods of low moods and high ones, with long periods of neutrality in between. At my lowest point, I'm depressed. My life is a catastrophe, I wake up in the middle of the night with racing thoughts, and I hear you, but I can't connect with you. At my hig...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Self-harm, unintentional injury, and suicide in bipolar disorder during maintenance mood stabilizer treatment: a UK population-based electronic health records study - Hayes JF, Pitman A, Marston L, Walters K, Geddes JR, King M, Osborn DP.
IMPORTANCE: Self-harm is a prominent cause of morbidity in patients with bipolar disorder and is strongly associated with suicide. There is evolving evidence that lithium use may reduce suicidal behavior, in addition to concerns that the use of anticonvul... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Lithium May Best Newer Drugs at Reducing Self-harm in BDLithium May Best Newer Drugs at Reducing Self-harm in BD
In this study of more than 6500 bipolar disorder patients, lithium was better at reducing rates of self-harm and unintended injury compared with newer drugs commonly prescribed for this condition. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - May 17, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Self-Harm Lowest With Lithium in Bipolar Disorder (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Rates of injury, suicide lower with lithium than other mood stabilizers (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 13, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Lithium Beats Newer Meds for Bipolar Disorder
Lower rates of self-harm, accidental injury seen (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I Was Unfaithful To My Wife While She Fought for Her Life
This isn't an attempt at issuing a way-after-the-fact mea culpa. Those are too easy. This is my attempt to shed light on the devastating impact mental illness takes on the family members of the person suffering. It's taken me six years to realize how close to the breaking point I came. That's also the same amount of time it took for bipolar disorder to strangle the life from my wife. In September of 2006 my wife was locked up in mental institution for her own safety. The preceding year-long manic episode was almost too much to believe. She moved three hours away from me and our babies. She entered rehab and was promptl...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Lithium beats newer meds for bipolar disorder, study finds
Dennis Thompson, HealthDay News Lithium outperforms newer mood stabilizers in the treatment of bipolar disorder, a new study has found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lithium Beats Newer Meds for Bipolar Disorder, Study Finds
Lower rates of self-harm, accidental injury seen Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Bipolar Disorder, Medicines, Self-harm (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neurological soft signs in antisocial men and relation with psychopathy - Demirel OF, Demirel A, Kadak MT, Emul M, Duran A.
Neurological soft signs (NSS) were studied in some axis-I disorders like schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder, bipolar disorder, alcohol and substance abuse disorder. Aim of this study is detection of neurological soft signs in antisocial personali... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 12, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Lithium Beats Newer Meds for Bipolar Disorder, Study Finds
THURSDAY, May 12, 2016 -- Lithium outperforms newer mood stabilizers in the treatment of bipolar disorder, a new study has found. Patients taking lithium had lower rates of self-harm and unintentional injury compared to those taking other bipolar... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 12, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news