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2014-10-23 12:30:28

Lamotrigine Still Retains the Leading Patient Share Among Recently Treated Patients, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that, through analysis of U.S. longitudinal patient-level claims data, Abilify (Bristol-Myers Squibb/Otsuka) was the antipsychotic that captured the highest first-line patient share among newly diagnosed bipolar disorder patients. Although multiple generic antipsychotics are...

2014-10-20 12:30:12

HOUSTON, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 23, Doctor of Divinity and MSW Pastoral Counselor Debra Meehl, co-founder of the Meehl Foundation, will present "Breaking the Cycle of Suffering with Borderline Personality Disorder and Bipolar Disorder" at Atlanta's Amen Clinic. The workshop will feature an interactive presentation on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), along with the latest insights on the treatment of bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder and substance...

2014-10-17 23:08:25

Encouragement, hope abound in new book ‘Mary Lives - A story of Anorexia Nervosa & Bipolar Disorder’ (PRWEB) October 17, 2014 LANDSDALE, Australia – The Renfrew Center Foundation for Eating Disorders cites 24 million Americans and 70 million individuals worldwide as the number of people affected by eating disorders. Author Mary Brooks is one of those people who have suffered from Anorexia Nervosa and Bipolar Disorder; a struggle she unveils within the pages of her memoir,...

2014-10-10 23:03:37

With an estimated one in four adults or 26.2% of the population suffering from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year, it’s time to erase the societal stigmas that have been placed on mental illness. As part of Mental Illness Week, Dr. Prakash Masand, a psychiatrist who is a former consulting professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Duke University and the founder and CEO of Global Medical Education, says the only way to erase these societal stigmas is to understand...

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2014-10-09 09:08:11

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Most people have been affected by mental illness either personally or through friends, family and loved ones. The National Alliance on Mental Illness estimates that one in four American adults suffer from mental illness a year. Of those, about one in 17 live with a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia, major depression or bipolar disorder. All mental illnesses are dangerous and can be debilitating, which is why awareness...

2014-10-02 12:32:05

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) is Oct. 5-11. What do you have planned? http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100216/NAMILOGO MIAW is a time for education about mental illness such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and other medical conditions that affect a person's thinking, feelings moods, ability to relate to others and daily functioning. MIAW includes National Depression Screening Day (Oct. 9.) and World Mental...

2014-09-23 23:10:28

‘Miracles, Moons, and Madness’ shares Ryder’s nine-year relationship with mentally ill man (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 MCBRIDE, British Columbia – According to the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, bipolar disorder affects approximately 5.7 million adult Americans. This disease not only affects those diagnosed with it, but also families and partners of the afflicted. Author S.C. Ryder explores her own relationship with a bipolar man in her new memoir, “Miracles, Moons, and...

2014-09-19 23:09:44

Author Melva Freeman bares tools to hasten healing, drawn from 25 years of living with bipolar disorder Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 A novel perspective on the psychology of healing is revealed from the vantage point of authentic experience as author Melva Freeman releases her debut title, "Tools for Stability"(published by Xlibris). This self-help manual offers a wealth of information regarding the progression of mental illness, tested management techniques,...

yoga for bipolar
2014-09-18 07:59:32

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Yoga has been shown to have benefits for many conditions, from stress to COPD to brain function in older adults. People with bipolar disorder who practice yoga believe that they derive significant mental health benefits from the exercise. A new study, published in the Journal of Psychiatric Practice, reveals that there are risks as well as benefits for bipolar patients practicing yoga. "Some individuals with bipolar disorder believe...

2014-09-03 12:28:27

Facing Higher Costs, MCOs Will Push for Lower-Cost Treatments, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that surveyed managed care organizations (MCOs), psychiatrists and primary care physicians (PCPs) anticipate a significant increase in demand for drugs treating major depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, owing to the expansion of Medicaid (in 24 states) and the availability of affordable...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.