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2013-10-17 23:00:25

Author Gives Hope and Help to Bipolar Individuals and Their Families in ‘Bipolar Battle Plan’ Raleigh, N.C. (PRWEB) October 18, 2013 According to the National Institute for Mental Health, approximately 5.7 million adults suffer from bipolar disorder in the United States. Author and engineer Troy Gillem, diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1993, has had many ups and downs over the years, but after a particularly dark time in his life, he decided he needed a plan of attack. The result...

binge eating and bipolar disorder
2013-07-26 09:04:43

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In a new study, researchers found bipolar disorder develops differently for people who binge eat. Often, binge eating and obesity accompany bipolar disorder, but researchers have now found the mood disorder functions differently in obese patients who binge eat compared to those who do not. Up to four percent of Americans are estimated to have either bipolar disorder type I or type II, though many go undiagnosed. Slightly fewer than...

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...

2013-02-12 16:22:03

NORWALK, Conn., Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica US announces that Psychiatric Times -- the nation's best read psychiatric publication -- is pleased to announce that it will be expanding its coverage of mental disease in three key areas, with guidance from experts in bipolar disorder, neuropsychiatry, and sleep disorders. These experts will join members of the Editorial Board of Psychiatric Times to help keep psychiatrists up-to-date on the state-of-the-art of diagnosis and...

Predicting Bipolar Disease In Adolescents With MRI
2012-12-18 08:24:29

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Scientists from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and the Black Dog Institute in Sydney, Australia, have discovered that brain imaging could help determine the risk of developing bipolar disorder in adolescents. In particular, the study showed that younger people who are at risk for developing bipolar disorder react less often to facial emotions. The researchers found that the imaging showed clear and measurable...

2012-08-30 02:25:35

TORONTO, Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Transition Therapeutics Inc. ("Transition" or the "Company") (TSX:TTH) (NASDAQ:TTHI) today announced that its licensing partner, Elan Corporation, plc ("Elan") has commenced a Phase 2, placebo-controlled, safety and efficacy study of oral ELND005 as an adjunctive maintenance treatment in patients with Bipolar I Disorder (BPD 1) to delay the time to occurrence of mood episodes.  As the first patient has been dosed in this study, Transition will...

2012-04-24 23:18:20

Possible changes in DSM-5 could do more harm than good for patients A Rhode Island Hospital psychiatrist and researcher explains the negative impact of broadening the diagnostic criteria for bipolar disorder in the upcoming Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5). In a newly published commentary in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, Mark Zimmerman, M.D., explains that lowering the diagnostic threshold for bipolar disorder will likely do more harm than...

2012-02-23 11:10:00

Maggie Reese, has written a new book titled Runaway Mind, My Own Race with Bipolar Disorder now available at Amazon.com San Diego, CA (PRWEB) February 23, 2012 Her daughter is Maggie Reese, who has written a new book titled "Runaway Mind, My Own Race With Bipolar Disorder". This is Maggie's story from the black and murky view inside of a major bipolar mental illness, and also the story of the family, on the outside, peering into that dark window and trying desperately to understand. So,...

2012-02-09 08:00:00

The new book "Runaway Mind, My Own Race with Bipolar Disorder", tells the story of Maggie Reese who was changed forever by a Bipolar mental illness. Once a care free talented young girl with high hopes for her life, who became a confused, violent, angry destructive mania cyclone. As circumstances appeared at their worst, hope for her life was found through the love of family, compassion of friends and locating the right medication. Over time Maggie learned how to live day by day with her...

2012-01-06 06:12:02

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Bipolar spectrum disorder affects both men and women; and often signs of the disorder began to surface between the ages 15 — 25. Bipolar spectrum disorder, most times referred to as manic-depression, is characterized by bouts of mania or hypomania alternating between episodes of depression. These bouts or "mood swings" between mania and depression can happen rather quickly and are typically very intense; there is also a high risk of suicide. A major challenge...