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Mental illness, suicide and violence creating lost generation in the Middle East

(Springer) There has been a sharp increase in non-communicable diseases and mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia in the Eastern Mediterranean region. Depression and anxiety disorders were the most common mental conditions, according to a study led by Ali Mokdad of the University of Washington in the US.

Increased brain acidity in psychiatric disorders

(Fujita Health University) Decreased brain pH in the patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder has been considered to be the result of secondary factors associated with the diseases, such as medication and agonal state. However,...Show More Summary

Demi Lovato: I'm NOT Defined by My Mental Illness!

Demi Lovato's so much more than her gorgeous ab selfies or even her music. She's an advocate for mental health and has been very forthcoming with the public about her bipolar disorder. So some of what Demi had to say in a recent interview...Show More Summary

Passion Pit Announces Hiatus For Mental Health Reasons

4 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Passion Pit mastermind Michael Angelakos has long been open about his struggles with bipolar disorder. And in a series of tweets last night, he announced that, for mental health reasons, he's not going to be making music for the foreseeable future. On Twitter, as Brooklyn Vegan points out, Angelakos wrote that he can't keep doing…

Evidence-Based Diagnostics for Mental Health Disorders: Interview with Jack Cosentino, CEO of Medibio

Medibio, an Australian medical technology company, has developed an evidence-based test for mental health disorders such as depression, chronic stress, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. Over 300 million people around the world have been estimated to suffer from depression, and depression is estimated to cost the US economy $210 billion a year. The company identified a […]

Research Summaries: Childhood IQ and risk of bipolar disorder in adulthood: prospective birth cohort study

Today’s research summary focuses on an article [pdf] that throws some light on the oft debated question of the association between intelligence, creativity and mental illness. It has been hypothesized that various mental illnesses like Bipolar disorder, Schizophrenia etc persist in the gene pool [...] Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)

Auto pioneer's family turns tragedy into discovery with $5 million commitment to bipolar research

(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) The suicide of an automotive pioneer has spurred research on bipolar disorder, including the first line of bipolar-specific stem cells. Now, his family has made a new $5 million gift commitment -- if others join them in funding the research.

New Theory: Hemingway Suffered From CTE, The Brain Trauma Injury That Football Players Suffer From

4 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Hemingway’s bizarre behavior in his latter years (he rehearsed his death by gunshot in front of dinner guests, for example) has been blamed on iron deficiency, bipolar disorder, attention-seeking and any number of other problems. After...Show More Summary

Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos Live Streamed His Electromagnetic Brain Treatment

Passion Pit frontman Michael Angelakos has been very open about his struggle against mental illness for years. He has publicly discussed his experiences with bipolar disorder and recently founding the Wishart Group, a new company dedicated to providing legal, educational, and healthcare services to artists, with a focus on mental health. Show More Summary

Bipolar disorder: New method predicts who will respond to lithium therapy

For roughly one-third of people diagnosed with bipolar disorder, lithium is a miracle drug, effectively treating both their mania and depression. Now a new develop tool has been developed to gauge success of preferred treatment for bipolar disorder.

Passion Pit Frontman Shares Essay About Vile Blog Comments And Mental Health

6 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Passion Pit frontman Michael Angelakos, who has bipolar disorder, has always been very up-front and public about his issues with mental health. And in a new Facebook post, Angelakos remembers a specific incident that triggered an episode for him. Eight years ago, Passion Pit played a SXSW showcase that was cosponsored by the website Brooklyn…

Did These Scientists Just Discover the Cause of Bipolar Disorder?

Researchers say they found what causes bipolar disorder, and it has to do with protein!

Bipolar disorder candidate gene, validated in mouse experiment

(Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology(UNIST)) Researchers at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) in South Korea has made a significant breakthrough in the search for the potential root causes of bipolar disorder.

Ricki Lake's Ex-Husband Christian Evans Dead

6 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : TMZ.com

Ricki Lake's ex-husband, Christian Evans, has died, and Ricki is calling him a man the world did not understand. Ricki posted notice of Christian's death, saying "he succumbed to his life long struggle with bipolar disorder."   She went…

Can tech make banking better for those with mental health issues?

Banking is easier than ever thanks to contactless and mobile transactions. But for people with anxiety and bipolar disorder, less ‘friction’ isn’t always best A recent report from the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute has revealed...Show More Summary

Moving mental and behavioral health beyond parity      

For much of her adult life, Cassie (not real name) struggled to get out of bed. Taking her kids to school, let alone showering or preparing meals was often more than she could handle. Cassie has bipolar disorder, and while she had health insurance through her employer, it did not offer mental or behavioral health […]

These Photos of Carrie Fisher and Her Dog Gary Will Make You Feel Better for a Minute

Gary Fisher, the beloved service pooch to the legendary Carrie Fisher, has been inseparable from his momma these past four years. Serving as an emotional support dog to aid Fisher's bipolar disorder, the Frenchie quickly became a staple on the Hollywood circuit, with Gary constantly hamming it up on red ... More »

Advocacy From the Edge

Carrie Fisher, who died on Tuesday, has been rightly celebrated for her artistic career. She’s also been recognized as an advocate for mental illness, and she often intertwined the two. Afflicted with bipolar disorder, she educated the public about the condition as if she were on a mission. Show More Summary

What Is Bipolar Disorder and How Do I Know If My Kid Has It?

Could your child be suffering from bipolar disorder? Our friends at Fatherly break down mental health in kids and how to ensure they receive the best care going forward. In general, children's mental health isn't treated the same way as physical health. Show More Summary

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