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2013-07-18 23:20:14

New Book from Joy A. Paz on the Realities of Mental Illness, Alternative Therapies Fountain, CO (PRWEB) July 18, 2013 In the United States, 2.6 percent of the adult population is living with bipolar disorder. An astounding 82.9 percent of these cases are considered severe. In “The Agony and Ecstasy of the Bipolar Mind,” Joy A. Paz chronicles her journey with her husband to live healthily, meaningfully and faithfully despite both having severe bipolar disorder. Blending personal...

2013-07-12 23:26:01

This book is a memoir about the personal triumphs and struggles of someone living with bipolar disorder coupled with ADHD. The book also provides advice and other useful resources. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) July 11, 2013 This book describes one's personal triumphs and struggles with bipolar disorder, coupled with ADHD. While there are several good books and articles about the disorder there is still a great deal left unknown about it, even among the most educated in the field. So it is...

Researchers Link Sleep Deprivation And Anxiety
2013-06-26 16:05:00

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Everyone knows what kind of effect a good night’s sleep can have on mood and new research from the University of California, Berkeley has shown that sleep deprivation can amplify activity in brain regions responsible for anxiety. The researchers’ study, which was recently published in the Journal of Neuroscience, suggests that people who are naturally more anxious are more vulnerable to this effect of inadequate sleep....

2013-06-05 12:29:15

DENVER, June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- An Australian version of Man Therapy, the innovative, humorous and award-sweeping men's mental health campaign is launching as a national awareness campaign Down Under today. Man Therapy was originally developed by Cactus, a Denver based advertising agency, the Carson J. Spencer Foundation and the Colorado Office of Suicide Prevention. The campaign uses humor and a no nonsense approach to cut through stigma and get guys to deal with their mental...

2013-06-04 16:24:55

WASHINGTON, June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The winner of the Heritage Open mHealth Challenge was announced today at Health DataPalooza IV. Co-sponsored by Heritage Provider Network, Open mHealth, and the University of California, Los Angeles, the challenge was created to catalyze the development of mobile applications using an open architecture to help them communicate with one another and function on multiple devices. The winning team and recipient of the $100,000 prize created Mood Rhythm, a...

Flu Exposure During Pregnancy May Lead to Bipolar Disorder
2013-05-14 11:00:28

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Research has found long-term disorders in adulthood may begin at pregnancy. A National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded study has found pregnant women who come in contact with influenza increase the risk their child will later develop bipolar disorder by fourfold. Other studies have also found that a pregnant woman´s exposure to the flu may lead to the child´s development of schizophrenia. The doctors who conducted...

2013-05-09 23:21:20

Dr. Todd Finnerty says his book on DMDD presents a new perspective on child bipolar which is consistent with the DSM-5 Columbus, OH (PRWEB) May 09, 2013 Psychologist Todd Finnerty, PsyD asks "why did the rate children were being diagnosed with bipolar disorder seem to skyrocket in less than 10 years?" Dr. Finnerty says that the "premature advice in some popular books on bipolar children may have helped contribute to poor diagnostic practices." He says in his new book that a "looser...

2013-05-01 23:04:04

Available in 11 languages to combat mood disorders worldwide; partners with International Bipolar Foundation on free mental health seminar/webinar in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month. San Diego, California (PRWEB) May 01, 2013 Mood Watch, a new mobile app that empowers people with mood disorders like anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder with tools that can help them live happier and more productive lives, announced today the launch of its...

2013-04-30 12:24:34

NEW YORK, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to the National Institute of Mental Health, bipolar disorder affects approximately 5.7 million people in the U.S., or nearly three percent of the population over the age of 18 in a given year. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is premiering the second film in an educational series on mental disorders aimed at addressing the misinformation that clouds our understanding of bipolar disorder. The educational...

Body Dysmorphic Disorder Linked To Abnormal Brain Wiring
2013-04-30 11:48:44

Jedidiah Becker for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online One of the most unusual and little understood psychiatric disorders is a condition known as body dysmorphic disorder, or BDD. Individuals afflicted with this disease believe they are disfigured or extremely unattractive despite appearing normal to other people. Now, researchers at UCLA have shed light on the neurological underpinnings of this bizarre disorder, and they say the condition arises from abnormal wiring across vast...