Latest Bipolar spectrum Stories

2013-03-06 13:40:01

Risk highest among those with substance use disorders The perpetration of homicide by people with mental disorders has received much attention, but their risk of being victims of homicide has rarely been examined. Yet such information may help develop more effective strategies for improving the safety and health of people with mental illness. So a team of researchers from Sweden and the USA assessed mental disorders and homicides across the entire population of Swedish adults between...

2013-02-27 14:02:42

Researchers recommend these interventions in first step of treatment Depression is a major cause of disability worldwide and effective management of this is a key challenge for health care systems. Evidence suggests 'low-intensity' interventions provide significant clinical benefit. Initial severity of depression is one of the key variables determining who gets 'low' or 'high' intensity treatment, but this is largely based on epidemiological studies and clinical experience rather than high...

2013-02-11 13:27:59

Young adults, in a period of transition, are often reluctant to seek treatment for mental health problems because of the stigma, inadequate insurance coverage and difficulty finding a mental health care provider. But a new preliminary study by researchers at Case Western Reserve University suggests that depression symptoms may be significantly reduced when 18- to 25-year-olds interact with computerized avatars–virtual 3D images of a healthcare provider like a nurse practitioner or...

Knowing About And Dealing With Depression
2013-02-06 08:02:15

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Heartbreak. A death in the family. All these things can lead to the blues, otherwise known as depression. Affecting one in five Americans, problems related to anxiety and depression can be difficult to overcome. Even so, there are particular signs that can distinguish the treatment options that are available for those suffering from depression. To begin, an individual who is suffering from depression or anxiety may feel a sense...

Can Depression Be Good For You?
2013-01-24 10:13:23

Alan McStravick — Exclusive for redOrbit.com The study of serotonin levels, the relation between depression and PTSD, and getting past the negative biases in human study reporting It is not uncommon to associate depression with sadness, frustration and a general sense of ennui. Anyone who has suffered from depression knows there isn´t anything good about it. Or is there? At the recent conference called Rat Genomics and Models at the Møller Centre at Cambridge...

2013-01-23 10:21:39

Antidepressant prescriptions in the UK have increased by 9.6% in 2011, to 46 million prescriptions. Does this reflect overmedicalization or appropriate treatment? Two experts debate the issue on bmj.com today. Glasgow GP, Dr Des Spence, thinks that "we use antidepressants too easily, for too long, and that they are effective for few people (if at all)" He acknowledges that depression is an important illness, but argues that the current definition of clinical depression (two weeks of low...

2013-01-14 23:00:07

“You Can Cure Your Depression” is a book that allows readers to “take charge of their health”. Fayetteville, AR (PRWEB) January 14, 2013 “You Can Cure Your Depression” is a book that allows readers to “take charge of their health” “You Can Cure Your Depression,” by Dr. Blair B. Masters, is a book meant to enhance one´s life through taking a natural approach to healthcare and curing depression. “You Can Cure Your...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'