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Demi Lovato talks honestly about mental illness at Monday's Democratic National Convention.

3 days agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

Singer Demi Lovato took the stage at the Democratic National Convention on Monday to give a speech about living with mental illness. Lovato, who has suffered from bipolar disorder as well as eating disorders and substance abuse, spoke candidly about her personal experiences and the need for politicians to do more for those suffering. Show More Summary

Intermittent Explosive Disorder

My husband has been diagnosed with something called Intermittent Explosive Disorder. He has bipolar disorder, so I thought his bad anger outbursts were part of his mania, and didn’t think any more of it. But he had seen an article about...Show More Summary

Bipolar Disorder, Anger, and Self-Loathing

Anyone who has a basic working knowledge of bipolar disorder knows all about the extreme highs (mania) and extreme lows (acute depression) that a person with the disorder experiences. Anyone who knows someone with bipolar, or has studied the disease, knows about some of the […]

New clue to how lithium works in the brain

CAMBRIDGE, MA -- Since the 1970s, U.S. doctors have prescribed lithium to treat patients with bipolar disorder. While the drug has a good success rate, scientists are still unsure exactly how it achieves its beneficial effects. MIT biologists have now discovered a possible explanation for how lithium works. Show More Summary

Davone Bess says he has bipolar disorder, was off meds during incident

Former NFL wide receiver Davone Bess told an Arizona television station that his bizarre behavior which led to a SWAT team extracting him from his home was because of an undiagnosed mental illness. Bess told ABC15 that he was not taking his medications the night of the incident, and has since been diagnosed with bipolar

Return From The Brink of Bipolar Disorder

Brandon Ha made it through a challenging time in his life with bipolar disorder because of his mother. The post Return From The Brink of Bipolar Disorder appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Journey of a Yale, NYU and Columbia Graduate in Understanding Bipolar II Disorder

Tochi Onyebuchi is a Columbia Law School, NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, and Yale graduate with strong experience in both domestic and international legal work and research. He has studied extensively in France, conducted research in the Balkans, and worked on a team to help secure habeas corpus relief for a man unjustly imprisoned in Connecticut. Show More Summary

Bipolar Disorder & Violence: Is There a Relationship?

As long-time World of Psychology readers already know, a researcher has a lot of latitude in how they design a study to “encourage” a predetermined outcome. Researchers generally don’t recognize this as an inherent bias problem, because virtually all researchers do it to one degree […]

Lady Dynamite Hits All the Right Notes on Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder—mental illness in general—has not fared well in popular culture. “Crazy” patients and “crazier” doctors populate story lines based on stereotypes and stigma. The last few years have seen […]

Turns Out Mental Illness Makes Thrilling TV

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

For the past two decades, Maria Bamford has become one of our foremost experts in the delicate art of mining personal trauma for laughs. Now, the stand-up comedian — who suffers from hypomania, bipolar disorder, and a nasty form of OCD called “unwanted thoughts syndrome” — is unspooling the contents of her ... More »

Combination Therapy Better Than Leading Drug for Bipolar Disorder, Study Suggests

People with bipolar disorder are less likely to suffer a relapse if they are taking both lithium and sodium valproate rather than the drug valproate alone, an Oxford University study has shown.Sodium valproate (available as Depakote)...Show More Summary

Bipolar disorder has genetic links to autism, study shows

There may be an overlap between rare genetic variations linked to bipolar disorder (BD) and those implicated in schizophrenia and autism, new research suggests.

Study suggests bipolar disorder has genetic links to autism

A new study suggests there may be an overlap between rare genetic variations linked to bipolar disorder (BD) and those implicated in schizophrenia and autism. read more

Celebrating My Bipolar Diagnosis

Bipolar disorder is simply a series of symptoms that I am fortunate enough to have to manage on a daily basis. I say fortunate, in earnest, because it has given me an opportunity to live in a world with brighter colors and crisper sounds. Show More Summary

Unregulated Christian mental health facilities ‘treat’ ill women with a toxic mix of prayer and victim blaming

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

The United States has a shameful hole in treating mental illness. USA Today cites a 2012 report that shows a whopping 40 percent of adults with severe mental health problems, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder got no treatment in the previous year. According to Slate, this gap in American...

Fashion Design Meets U-M Research in Wearable Human Stem Cell Images

A noted designer of artistic ties has turned scientific images into a striking design that can be worn by men and women - and the proceeds will aid bipolar disorder research.

How Mind-Controlling Parasites Can Get Inside Your Head

Cats may be the host to a parasite that causes aggression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia in humans. Imagine that pesky tabby cat has been pooing in your backyard again. Unbeknown to you, it has transferred some of the parasite spores it was carrying onto your herb garden. Show More Summary

My Teenage Son (Who Has Bipolar Disorder) is My Mentor

Liza Long looks to her son as a mentor. ___ In the third week of September 16 years ago, I met my second son for the first time. A difficult pregnancy with preterm labor and several long, tedious weeks of bed rest concluded anticlimactically...Show More Summary

R.I.P. Actress Patty Duke Dead At 69

4 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Bossip

Patty Duke Dies Oscar winning actress Patty Duke has died. Reps for the 69-year-old who battled bipolar disorder confirm that Duke passed away from a ruptured intestine. NBC News reports: Oscar-winning actress Patty Duke, a beloved child star who became

Does a common parasite play a role in rage disorder?

In recent years, a common parasitic infection - as many as a third of the world's population may have it - has been linked to a range of psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, as well as behavioral dysregulation such as suicide attempts and car accidents. Show More Summary

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