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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...

2012-12-11 21:49:30

Persistent unemployment, disability leads to significant public health burden Unemployment poses a significant burden on the public no matter what the cause. But for those who have been diagnosed with a psychiatric illness, chronic unemployment is often coupled with significant health care costs. A Rhode Island Hospital study compared unemployment rates among those with various psychiatric disorders, and found that borderline personality disorder is associated with as much unemployment as...

2011-03-11 09:50:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As he struggled for decades with a depression that often left him despondent, Eric Wilson never thought to get a second opinion. "This might be true of many of us," he said. "We feel we have more ownership of what we see as our body and physical health so, if a doctor gives me a diagnosis I don't like, I'm likely to get a second opinion. It just wasn't the same for mental health." Wilson, best-selling author of the new book...

2010-04-30 08:00:00

WILMINGTON, Del., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Following last year's efforts to support bipolar depression awareness and education, AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) is relaunching The Bipolar Journey: Living With Bipolar Depression interactive exhibit in a second tour to patients and caregivers across America. The national 10-city tour will kick off at the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) 2010 National Conference on April 29 in Itasca, Illinois. Those who have been touched by bipolar...

2009-11-11 11:01:00

WILMINGTON, Del., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As part of a panel discussion on bipolar disorder, actress Debi Mazar revealed today that her family has been affected firsthand by this disease. Debi was joined in New York by people living with bipolar depression (the depressive phase of bipolar disorder) and healthcare professionals who treat it as part of the SPEAK and Be Heard ... Living With Bipolar Depression campaign. The nationwide program is sponsored by AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN)...

2009-08-27 07:00:00

WILMINGTON, Del., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As part of its ongoing effort to support bipolar depression awareness and education, AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) is bringing The Bipolar Journey: Living With Bipolar Depression interactive exhibit to patients and caregivers across America. Those who have been touched by bipolar depression -- the depressive phase of bipolar disorder -- are encouraged to visit a nearby exhibit site and learn more about living with this disease and how to help...

2009-04-17 06:45:00

Ninety Percent of People Being Treated for Bipolar Disorder Say They Have Difficulty with Day-To-Day Tasks Due to Depressive Symptoms (1) WASHINGTON, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- A new national online survey of more than 2,000 people living with bipolar disorder and 500 physicians who treat patients with bipolar disorder identified that the greatest concern among people living with bipolar disorder (73%) is that their symptoms will impact daily life, such as family, relationships, or job.(1) In...

2009-02-23 07:30:00

SEROQUEL XR is Now Approved to Treat the Depressive, Manic, and Mixed Episodes of Bipolar Disorder WILMINGTON, Del., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) today launched its once-daily SEROQUEL XR(R) (quetiapine fumarate) Extended-Release Tablets for the acute treatment of the depressive episodes associated with bipolar disorder and the manic and mixed episodes associated with bipolar I disorder, as well as the maintenance treatment of bipolar I disorder as adjunctive...

2005-09-16 14:17:45

Boston, MA-An international team of 53 researchers has offered the most convincing evidence so far linking bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, to two chromosomal regions in the human genome. The finding gives scientists refined targets for further gene studies. "Even though bipolar disorder affects millions of people around the world-sometimes throughout their lifetimes-what we understand to be biologically relevant at the genetic level is not terribly characterized," said...

2005-07-01 16:15:00

CLEVELAND -- For the first time, researchers have demonstrated in separate short-term trials that a single drug therapy may be effective in treating both the manic and depressive phases of bipolar disorder. The condition (bipolar I and II) affects approximately 8 million Americans, who have relied on a combination of drugs to manage their symptoms, and who remain at high risk of committing suicide because of the difficulty in treating the disorder. A study of the antipsychotic drug Seroquel...


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