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Bipolar II - not just Bipolar 'lite'.
PMID: 25802369 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - March 28, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Amos A Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

The epidemiology of common mental disorders from age 20 to 50: results from the prospective Zurich cohort Study.
CONCLUSIONS: These findings confirm those of other long-term prospective studies that indicate the nearly universal nature of disturbances of emotion and behaviour across the life span. Greater community awareness of the normative nature of these experiences is warranted. An important area of future research is study long-term course and stability to determine who among those with such disturbances suffer from chronic disabling mental disorders. Such longitudinal studies may aid in directing services and intervention efforts where they are most needed. PMID: 25802979 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Epidemi...
Source: Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences - March 28, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Epidemiol Psychiatr Sci Source Type: research

The Way We Talk About Mental Illness After Tragedies Like Germanwings Needs To Change
Media reports erupted today with news that Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz may have been suffering from depression or another mental illness when he crashed the aircraft in the French Alps, most likely killing 150 people, including himself. While headlines like U.K. tabloid The Sun's "Madman In Cockpit" are hardly surprising, such sensational links between mental illness and horrific tragedies can have an undesired outcome when it comes to stigma. Here are five ways to have a more productive conversation about the complex interplay between mental health, violence and tragedies such as this one. 1. Depression doesn...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Bipolar plasma vaporization of the prostate: ready to replace GreenLight? A systematic review of randomized control trials
Conclusion Selected RCTs were suggesting a better hemostatic efficiency of the BPVP as compared to TURP and similar short-term functional outcomes. But due to the lack of multicentric data and to the fact that most of the published studies had been conducted in one single institution, BPVP may not be recommended as an alternative to TURP in everyday practice. (Source: World Journal of Urology)
Source: World Journal of Urology - March 27, 2015 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research

My Experience with Therapy
My name is Nicole and I am a 37-year-old mother, blogger, mental health awareness advocate, and caregiver who also happens to live with bipolar disorder. I am very happy to report that I have been healthy and well for the past three years, with few cycles into mania and depression. Those cycles that have occurred can be traced to certain medications, SAD, historical time of year for me, and even a lightbox. I still have my mood swings, but nothing like the torment that I had experienced for years before I became proactive in my care. Next to living with the untreated symptoms of my illness, accepting my diagnosis was the h...
Source: Psych Central - March 27, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Nicole Lyons Tags: Anti-anxiety Bipolar Caregivers Cognitive-Behavioral Disorders General Medications Personal Stories Psychology Psychotherapy Treatment acceptance Bipolar Disorder Clinical Psychology Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Depression Source Type: news

The Empirical Status of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy - An Update: Bambi's Alive and Kicking
Conclusions: Evidence has emerged that PDT is efficacious or possibly efficacious in a wide range of common mental disorders. Further research is required for those disorders for which sufficient evidence does not yet exist.Psychother Psychosom 2015;84:129-148 (Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics)
Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics - March 27, 2015 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Effective removal of organics from corn wet milling Steepwater effluent by electrochemical oxidation and adsorption on 3-D granulated graphite electrode
Publication date: Available online 27 March 2015 Source:Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering Author(s): Nael G. Yasri , Akram Yaghmour , Sundaram Gunasekaran An electrochemical system was developed to successively apply electrochemical oxidation (EO) and electrochemical adsorption (EA) treatments. This coupled EO-EA treatment system was used for remediating steepwater effluent samples obtained from a commercial corn wet milling plant. The effects of system operating parameters such as pH, supporting electrolyte, current density, treatment duration, repeating EO-EA cycle etc. were investigated based on the amount...
Source: Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering - March 27, 2015 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research

Influence of light exposure during early life on the age of onset of bipolar disorder
Conclusions Light exposure during early life may have important consequences for those who are susceptible to bipolar disorder, especially at latitudes with little natural light in winter. This study indirectly supports the concept that early life exposure to light may affect the long term adaptability to respond to a circadian challenge later in life. (Source: Journal of Psychiatric Research)
Source: Journal of Psychiatric Research - March 27, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

CME Outfitters Announces the Release of Three Brand New Online...
CME Outfitters, along with faculty experts Charles B. Nemeroff, MD, PhD, Terence A. Ketter, MD, and Natalie L. Rasgon, MD, PhD, welcome participation in the three-part Bipolar Depression Case Series(PRWeb March 24, 2015)Read the full story at (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - March 26, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What Is Bipolar Hypomania? How Is It Diagnosed?
Hypomania in bipolar disorder: excessive energy, little need for sleep, exhilaration, irritability, excitement or aggression, and other symptoms. (Source: Bipolar Disorder)
Source: Bipolar Disorder - March 26, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: at Tags: health Source Type: news

Enrichment pathway analysis. the inflammatory genetic background in bipolar disorder
The pathophysiology of Bipolar Disorder (BD) is yet to be fully characterized. In the last years attention focused on neurodevelopment or neurodegenerative events. In this context, hyper- and hypo- activation of inflammatory cascades may play a role in modulating the architecture and function of neuronal tissues. In the present paper we tested the enrichment of molecular pathways related to inflammatory cascades (IL-1, IL-2, IL-6, IL-8, TNF and INF) testing whether genes related to these systems hold more variations associated with the risk for BD than expected. (Source: Journal of Affective Disorders)
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - March 26, 2015 Category: Neurology Authors: Drago Antonio, Crisafulli Concetta, Calabrò Marco, Serretti Alessandro Tags: Research report Source Type: research

Sleep loss tied to emotional reactions
A new book summarizes research on the interplay of sleep and various components of emotion and affect that are related to mood disorders, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder and depression. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 25, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Bipolar Host with Multielectron Transport Benzimidazole Units for Low Operating Voltage and High Power Efficiency Solution-Processed Phosphorescent OLEDs
ACS Applied Materials & InterfacesDOI: 10.1021/acsami.5b00510 (Source: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces)
Source: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces - March 25, 2015 Category: Materials Science Authors: Xinxin Ban, Wei Jiang, Kaiyong Sun, Xinyu Xie, Lang Peng, Hongshuang Dong, Yueming Sun, Bin Huang, Lian Duan and Yong Qiu Source Type: research

Post-tonsillectomy hemorrhage—some facts will never change
This study was undertaken to verify whether or not bleeding rates changed after bipolar coagulation was replaced by suture ligation to achieve hemostasis at a single institution. The charts of all patients who had undergone tonsillectomy between April 1, 2007, and April 30, 2013, at our institution were reviewed. The tonsils were bluntly dissected with scissors and a rasp. While hemostasis was achieved with bipolar coagulation during the first 36 months (group A), this method was replaced after a transition period of 1 month by intraoperative suture ligation (group B) during the last 36 months. Group A encompassed 2,137...
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - March 25, 2015 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Hoping to Meet E.T.? Be Careful What You Wish
Let’s be honest: if we ever encounter an extraterrestrial, we’ll probably lose our marbles—and not in a good way. We’ve been contemplating the meeting for a long time, and the stories we’ve told ourselves have not been encouraging. There is H.G. Wells’s War of the Worlds, in which invading Martians lay waste to much of the Earth until they are defeated by a terrestrial virus. There is Independence Day, the 1996 movie in which invading aliens—who clearly haven’t been paying attention—lay waste to much of Earth until they are defeated by a computer virus. There is the cel...
Source: Top Science and Health Stories - March 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized aliens extratrrestrials human behavior space xenophobia Source Type: news

Instruments that prospectively predict bipolar disorder- a systematic review
Identification of earlier stages of Bipolar Disorder (BD), even prior to the first manic episode, may help develop interventions to prevent or delay the onset of BD. However, reliable and valid instruments are necessary to ascertain such earlier stages of BD. The aim of the current review was to identify instruments that had predictive validity and utility for BD for use in early intervention (EI) settings for the prevention of BD. (Source: Journal of Affective Disorders)
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - March 25, 2015 Category: Neurology Authors: Aswin Ratheesh, Michael Berk, Christopher G. Davey, Patrick D McGorry, Susan M Cotton Tags: Review Source Type: research

Attitudes towards rotating shift work in clinical nurses: a Q‐methodology study
ConclusionsThe subjective viewpoints of the three identified factors can be applied in developing various roster designs for nurses engaging in rotating shift work. Relevance to clinical practiceThe findings provide the baseline for nurse leaders in helping nurses adjust and deal with rotating shift work. (Source: Journal of Clinical Nursing)
Source: Journal of Clinical Nursing - March 25, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Eun‐Ho Ha Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Noninvasive vagus nerve stimulation: A novel promising modulator for cardiac autonomic nerve system dysfunction
Despite modern strategies, patients with cardiac diseases are still at high mortality rate due to neurohormonal activation and autonomic imbalance with increase in sympathetic activity and withdrawal of vagal activity. It is well known that conventional vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) could suppress the sympathetic tone and enhance the vagal tone, prevent and reverse cardiac remodeling to break the vicious cycle between autonomic imbalance and cardiac remodeling [1]. However, traditional VNS has to implant a bipolar electrode around the cervical vagus nerve and a generator subcutaneously in the chest wall. (Source: Internati...
Source: International Journal of Cardiology - March 25, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Mingxian Chen, Lilei Yu, Qiming Liu, Zhuo Wang, Songyun Wang, Liping Zhou, Hong Jiang, Shenghua Zhou Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Risks for Nonaffective Psychotic Disorder and Bipolar Disorder in Young People With Autism Spectrum Disorder A Population-Based Study
Conclusions and RelevanceA diagnosis of ASD is associated with a substantially increased risk for NAPD and BD. This finding contributes to our understanding of these disorders and has implications for the management of ASD. (Source: JAMA Psychiatry)
Source: JAMA Psychiatry - March 25, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Justice for All?
On my honor, I will never betray my badge, my integrity, my character, or the public trust. I will always have the courage to hold myself and others accountable for our actions. I will always uphold the constitution my community and the agency I serve. These words are the Law Enforcement Oath of Honor. Beautiful words, but are all officers living them in daily life? That is debatable. Don't get me wrong. I am so grateful for the police officers that do live these words and take them to heart. We need our officers, many of whom have sacrificed their lives in the name of keeping our communities and our country safe. But,...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Value of renal cortical thickness as a predictor of renal function impairment in chronic renal disease patients
Conclusion: The interobserver reproducibility for renal measurements obtained was good. A moderate correlation was observed between estimated GFR and cortical thickness, but bipolar length and parenchymal thickness were poorly correlated. Objetivo: Determinar se existe relação linear entre a espessura do córtex renal, comprimento bipolar e a espessura do parênquima renal em pacientes com insuficiência renal crônica que apresentam diferentes taxas de filtração glomerular (TFGs) e avaliar a reprodutibilidade dessas medidas. Materiais e Métodos: Exames ultrassonográficos foram realizados em 54 pacientes com insufici...
Source: Radiologia Brasileira - March 24, 2015 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Distinguishing bipolar II depression from unipolar major depressive disorder: Differences in heart rate variability
The World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, Ahead of Print. (Source: World Journal of Biological Psychiatry)
Source: World Journal of Biological Psychiatry - March 24, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Tags: article Source Type: research

Causes of decreased life expectancy over the life span in bipolar disorder
Accelerated aging has been proposed as a mechanism explaining the increased prevalence of comorbid general medical illnesses in bipolar disorder. (Source: Journal of Affective Disorders)
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - March 24, 2015 Category: Neurology Authors: Lars Vedel Kessing, Eleni Vradi, Roger S McIntyre, Per Kragh Andersen Tags: Research report Source Type: research

Distinguishing bipolar II depression from unipolar major depressive disorder: Differences in heart rate variability.
CONCLUSIONS: HRV may aid in the differential diagnosis of BPII depression and UD as an adjunct to diagnostic interviews. PMID: 25800950 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The World Journal of Biological Psychiatry)
Source: The World Journal of Biological Psychiatry - March 24, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Chang HA, Chang CC, Kuo TB, Huang SY Tags: World J Biol Psychiatry Source Type: research

Induced-Charge Electroosmotic Trapping of Particles
Lab Chip, 2015, Accepted ManuscriptDOI: 10.1039/C5LC00058K, Paperyukun ren, Weiyu Liu, Yankai Jia, Ye Tao, Jinyou Shao, Yucheng Ding, Hongyuan JiangPosition-controllable trapping of particles on the surface of a bipolar metal strip by induced-charge electroosmotic (ICEO) flow is presented herein. We demonstrate a nonlinear ICEO slip profile on the electrode...The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Lab Chip latest articles)
Source: RSC - Lab Chip latest articles - March 23, 2015 Category: Chemistry Authors: yukun ren Source Type: research

Nuclear ashes and outflow in the eruptive star Nova Vul 1670
Nature advance online publication 23 March 2015. doi:10.1038/nature14257 Authors: Tomasz Kamiński, Karl M. Menten, Romuald Tylenda, Marcin Hajduk, Nimesh A. Patel & Alexander Kraus CK Vulpeculae was observed in outburst in 1670–1672 (ref. 1), but no counterpart was seen until 1982, when a bipolar nebula was found at its location. Historically, CK Vul has been considered to be a nova (Nova Vul 1670), but its similarity to ‘red transients’, which are more luminous than classical novae and thought to be the results of stellar collisions, has re-opened the question of CK Vul’s status. Re...
Source: Nature AOP - March 23, 2015 Category: Research Authors: Tomasz KamińskiKarl M. MentenRomuald TylendaMarcin HajdukNimesh A. PatelAlexander Kraus Tags: Letter Source Type: research

HSET overexpression fuels tumor progression via centrosome clustering-independent mechanisms in breast cancer patients.
Authors: Pannu V, Rida PC, Ogden A, Turaga RC, Donthamsetty S, Bowen NJ, Rudd K, Gupta MV, Reid MD, Cantuaria G, Walczak CE, Aneja R Abstract Human breast tumors harbor supernumerary centrosomes in almost 80% of tumor cells. Although amplified centrosomes compromise cell viability via multipolar spindles resulting in death-inducing aneuploidy, cancer cells tend to cluster extra centrosomes during mitosis. As a result cancer cells display bipolar spindle phenotypes to maintain a tolerable level of aneuploidy, an edge to their survival. HSET/KifC1, a kinesin-like minus-end directed microtubule motor has recently foun...
Source: Oncotarget - March 22, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncotarget Source Type: research

The management of catatonia in bipolar disorder with stimulants.
We present a case of a married Caucasian male with a history of bipolar disorder, exhibiting catatonia and experiencing difficulty in day-to-day functioning. He demonstrated impairment in cognition and an inability to organize simple activities of daily life. After exhausting a number of options for medical management, including benzodiazepines, atypical antipsychotics, and amantadine, he only displayed significant clinical improvement with the addition of a stimulant, methylphenidate. In time, the patient saw a complete return to normal functioning. The use of stimulants for catatonia in bipolar disorder may be an interes...
Source: Case Reports in Psychiatry - March 22, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Case Rep Psychiatry Source Type: research

Collaborative care for patients with bipolar disorder: randomised controlled trial.
Conclusions When compared with treatment as usual, collaborative care substantially reduced the time participants with bipolar disorder experienced depressive symptoms. Also, depressive symptom severity decreased significantly. As persistent depressive symptoms are difficult to treat and contribute to both disability and impaired quality of life in bipolar disorder, collaborative care may be an important form of treatment for people with this disorder. PMID: 25792695 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The British Journal of Psychiatry for Mental Science)
Source: The British Journal of Psychiatry for Mental Science - March 22, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Br J Psychiatry Source Type: research

Childhood-compared to adolescent-onset bipolar disorder Has more statistically significant clinical Correlates
The strengths and limitations of considering childhood-and adolescent-onset bipolar disorder (BD) separately versus together remain to be established. We assessed this issue. (Source: Journal of Affective Disorders)
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - March 22, 2015 Category: Neurology Authors: Jessica N. Holtzman, Shefali Miller, Farnaz Hooshmand, Po W. Wang, Kiki D. Chang, Shelley J. Hill, Natalie L. Rasgon, Terence A. Ketter Tags: Research report Source Type: research

Serotonin levels in the dorsal raphe nuclei of both chipmunks and mice are enhanced by long photoperiod, but brain dopamine level response to photoperiod is species-specific
In conclusion, photoperiod may regulate the brain serotonergic system through similar mechanisms, regardless of whether the animals are diurnal or nocturnal, but photoperiod-dependent regulation of brain dopamine is species-specific. (Source: Neuroscience Letters)
Source: Neuroscience Letters - March 22, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

[Superficial bladder cancer : Transurethral resection and instillation therapy].
Abstract Bladder cancer is the fifth most common tumor in men with the incidence of bladder tumors continuing to rise in industrialized and developed countries. Because 80 % of all bladder tumors grow on the surface, endoscopic transurethral resection (TUR-B) can be used for complete removal. Due to continuous technical developments and improvements of endoscopic equipment, video imaging and bipolar resection (TUR-IS) offers a high level of safety. Despite optimal equipment, intra- and postoperative complications in transurethral electrosurgery of bladder tumors may occur. PMID: 25794589 [PubMed - as supplied...
Source: Der Urologe. Ausg. A - March 22, 2015 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Schenck M, Lümmen G Tags: Urologe A Source Type: research

Benign Cutaneous Biphasic Hybrid Tumor of Perineurioma and Cellular Neurothekeoma: A Case Report Expanding the Clinical and Histopathologic Features of a Recently Described Entity
We report a case of nonplexiform benign cutaneous biphasic hybrid tumor of perineurioma and cellular neurothekeoma in a 36-year-old woman, who presented with a 4-year history of a firm, flesh-colored left ankle nodule. Histologically, there was a biphasic, well-circumscribed unencapsulated dermal mesenchymal proliferation with no connection to the epidermis, which exhibited mild acanthosis with slightly pigmented basal keratinocytes and overlying parakeratosis. The proliferation consisted of uniform bland spindle cells with bipolar cytoplasmic processes arranged in whorls with interspersed islands of epithelioid cells. Imm...
Source: The American Journal of Dermatopathology - March 21, 2015 Category: Pathology Tags: Extraordinary Case Report Source Type: research

Pace mapping in the atrium using bipolar electrograms from widely spaced electrodes
Conclusions Use of three bipolar electrograms recorded from a set of widely spaced electrodes in the right atrium improves the resolution of pace mapping compared to that using P waves from surface electrocardiograms alone. (Source: Journal of Arrhythmia)
Source: Journal of Arrhythmia - March 21, 2015 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Schizoaffective Disorder
What do you get when you cross schizophrenia with bipolar disorder? Schizoaffective disorder. It's actually not quite that simple, but that's a good way to think of this disorder. Page 3. (Source: Mental Health)
Source: Mental Health - March 21, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Tags: health Source Type: news

Rational Designed Bipolar, Conjugated Polymer-DNA Composite Beacon for the Sensitive Detection of Proteins and Ions
Analytical ChemistryDOI: 10.1021/ac504690y (Source: Analytical Chemistry)
Source: Analytical Chemistry - March 20, 2015 Category: Chemistry Authors: Yongmei Jia, Xiaolei Zuo, Xiaoding Lou, Mao Miao, Yong Cheng, Xuehong Min, Xinchun Li and Fan Xia Source Type: research

Outpatient Hysteroscopic Polypectomy: Bipolar Energy System (Versapoint®) versus Mechanical Energy System (TRUCLEAR System®) - Preliminary Results
Conclusion: The mechanical energy system presents a significant decrease in the total duration of polypectomy and hysteroscopy when performed both by experienced staff and by staff in training, resulting in higher success rates without complications with respect to conventional hysteroscopy with bipolar energy.Gynecol Obstet Invest (Source: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation)
Source: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation - March 20, 2015 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

The inflammatory hypothesis of mood spectrum broadened to fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.
CONCLUSIONS: Taken together, the literature would suggest that the borders between different medical domains should be reconsidered in the light of common processes linking them. PMID: 25786052 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology)
Source: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology - March 20, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Clin Exp Rheumatol Source Type: research

[Report] The crucial role of surface magnetic fields for the solar dynamo
Sunspots and the plethora of other phenomena occurring in the course of the 11-year cycle of solar activity are a consequence of the emergence of magnetic flux at the solar surface. The observed orientations of bipolar sunspot groups imply that they originate from toroidal (azimuthally orientated) magnetic flux in the convective envelope of the Sun. We show that the net toroidal magnetic flux generated by differential rotation within a hemisphere of the convection zone is determined by the emerged magnetic flux at the solar surface and thus can be calculated from the observed magnetic field distribution. The main source of...
Source: Science: Current Issue - March 20, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Robert Cameron Source Type: research

Specific Wiring of Distinct Amacrine Cells in the Directionally Selective Retinal Circuit Permits Independent Coding of Direction and Size
Publication date: Available online 19 March 2015 Source:Neuron Author(s): Alex Hoggarth , Amanda J. McLaughlin , Kara Ronellenfitch , Stuart Trenholm , Rishi Vasandani , Santhosh Sethuramanujam , David Schwab , Kevin L. Briggman , Gautam B. Awatramani Local and global forms of inhibition controlling directionally selective ganglion cells (DSGCs) in the mammalian retina are well documented. It is established that local inhibition arising from GABAergic starburst amacrine cells (SACs) strongly contributes to direction selectivity. Here, we demonstrate that increasing ambient illumination leads to the recruitment of GA...
Source: Neuron - March 20, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

Measuring the validity and psychometric properties of a short form of the Hypomanic Personality Scale
Publication date: August 2015 Source:Personality and Individual Differences, Volume 82 Author(s): Sarah H. Sperry , Molly A. Walsh , Thomas R. Kwapil The Hypomanic Personality Scale (HPS) is used to investigate hypomanic traits and risk for bipolar spectrum disorders; however, the length of the HPS (48 items) may be prohibitive for clinical research and screening purposes. Meads and Bentall (2008) developed a promising 20-item version of the HPS; however, the psychometric properties and validity of the short form have not been thoroughly examined. The present study investigated the construct validity and psychometric pro...
Source: Personality and Individual Differences - March 20, 2015 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Self-monitoring and psychoeducation in bipolar patients with a smart-phone application (SIMPLe) project: design, development and studies protocols
DiscussionThis project could result in a highly available, user-friendly and not costly monitoring and psychoeducational intervention that could improve the outcome of people suffering from bipolar disorders in a practical and secure way.Trial registrationClinical NCT02258711 (October 2014). (Source: BMC Psychiatry)
Source: BMC Psychiatry - March 20, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Diego Hidalgo-MazzeiAinoa MateuMaría ReinaresJuan UndurragaCaterina BonnínJosé Sánchez-MorenoEduard VietaFrancesc Colom Source Type: research

What 'Empire' Got Right (And Wrong) About Music Therapy
Perhaps one of the most stirring and sympathetic characters in Fox’s hit show “Empire" is Andre, who suffers from Bipolar disorder. In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past three months and haven’t watched the hottest TV show of 2015, here’s a quick recap of Andre’s situation: the oldest son of a music conglomerate CEO vies for power over the company he helped build, but between all the pressure (and betrayal, and violence, and lack of love and support), as well as his attempts to keep a lid on his emotions, Andre eventually flushes his meds down the toilet, precipitating a mental breakdown and entr...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

What 'Empire' Got Right (And Wrong) About Music Therapy
Perhaps one of the most stirring and sympathetic characters in Fox’s hit show “Empire" is Andre, who suffers from Bipolar disorder. In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past three months and haven’t watched the hottest TV show of 2015, here’s a quick recap of Andre’s situation: the oldest son of a music conglomerate CEO vies for power over the company he helped build, but between all the pressure (and betrayal, and violence, and lack of love and support), as well as his attempts to keep a lid on his emotions, Andre eventually flushes his meds down the toilet, precipitating a mental breakdown and entr...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 19, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Endoscopy-Assisted Interhemispheric Transcallosal Hemispherotomy: Preliminary Description of a Novel Technique
CONCLUSION: This study describes a pilot novel technique and the feasibility of performing a minimally invasive, endoscopy-assisted hemispherotomy. ABBREVIATIONS: BKT, Binet Kamat Test of Intelligence CBCL, Child Behavior Checklist PedsQL, Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory SD, standard deviation (Source: Neurosurgery)
Source: Neurosurgery - March 19, 2015 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Concepts, Innovations and Techniques Source Type: research

Length of the Mitral Isthmus but not Anatomical Location of Ablation Line Predicts Bidirectional Mitral Isthmus Block in Patients Undergoing Catheter Ablation of Persistent Atrial Fibrillation: A Randomized Controlled Trial
ConclusionsIncreased length but not anatomical location of the MI predicts failure to achieve bidirectional MI block during ablation of persistent AF.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology)

Bipolar Disorder and Post-Partum Disorders
Postpartum psychosis is a severe condition that can occur after a woman gives birth. It is related to both bipolar disorder and postpartum depression. (Source: Bipolar Disorder)
Source: Bipolar Disorder - March 19, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: at Tags: health Source Type: news

The Warning Signs of Bipolar Mania
This article lists bipolar hypomanic and manic symptoms. (Source: Bipolar Disorder)
Source: Bipolar Disorder - March 19, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: at Tags: health Source Type: news

The influence of electromyographic recording methods and the innervation zone on the mean power frequency-torque relationships
This study examined the effects of electromyographic (EMG) recording methods and innervation zone (IZ) on the mean power frequency (MPF)-torque relationships. Nine subjects performed isometric ramp muscle actions of the leg extensors from 5-100% of maximal voluntary contraction with an eight channel linear electrode array over the IZ of the vastus lateralis. The slopes were calculated from the log-transformed monopolar and bipolar EMG MPF-torque relationships for each channel and subject and 95% confidence intervals (CI) were constructed around the slopes for each relationship and the composite of the slopes. (Source: Jour...
Source: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology - March 19, 2015 Category: Neurology Authors: Trent J. Herda, Jorge M. Zuniga, Eric D. Ryan, Clayton L. Camic, Haley C. Bergstrom, Doug B. Smith, Joseph P. Weir, Joel T. Cramer, Terry J. Housh Source Type: research

Attentional bias predicts increased reward salience and risk-taking in bipolar disorder
There is amassing evidence that risky decision-making in bipolar disorder is related to reward-based differences in frontostriatal regions. However, the role of early attentional and later cognitive processes remains unclear, limiting theoretical understanding and development of targeted interventions. (Source: Biological Psychiatry)
Source: Biological Psychiatry - March 19, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Liam Mason, Nelson J. Trujillo-Barreto, Richard P. Bentall, Wael El-Deredy Source Type: research