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Your Smartphone Will Soon Know If You Have Bipolar Disorder

In the United States, 1 in 50 people over the age of 25 have some for of bipolar disorder. In fact, the United States has more cases of bipolar I and II per-capita than any other nation in the world.Researchers at the University of Michigan are now testing a new smartphone app for Android, code-named PRIORI, that can help detect if someone is having a bipolar episode. Read More

Why People with Bipolar Disorder Are Risk Takers

Impulsiveness and risk taking behavior have long been recognized as symptoms of bipolar disorder, but the reasoning behind these actions is only know understood. Researchers from the Universities of Manchester and Liverpool has shown that circuits in the brain involved in pursuing and relishing rewarding experiences are more strongly activated in people with bipolar disorder […]

Why people with bipolar disorder are bigger risk-takers

Researchers from the Universities of Manchester and Liverpool has shown that circuits in the brain involved in pursuing and relishing rewarding experiences are more strongly activated in people with bipolar disorder - guiding them towards...Show More Summary

Study finds difference in way bipolar disorder affects brains of children versus adults

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A new study from Bradley Hospital has found that bipolar children have greater activation in the right amygdala – a brain region very important for emotional reaction – than bipolar adults when viewing emotional faces. Show More Summary

Medications may reduce violent crime risk in those with mental illness

For people with severe psychiatric illness, taking an antipsychotic medication appears to drive down the risk of engaging in criminal violence, a large study has found. And for patients diagnosed with bipolar disorder, a mood-stabilizing medication has the same effect. Those findings,...

DEMI LOVATO Named COSMOPOLITAN LATINA’S Fun Fearless Latina Of The Year

Demi Lovato has been named Cosmopolitan Latina’s Fun Fearless Latina of the year! The singer, who has gone through a string of personal troubles in recent years, opened up to the magazine on how she handles her bipolar disorder while juggling such a successful career. She also dished on when she feels sexiest, and if […]

Woman Explains Her Crazed Rampage in a Florida McDonald’s

4 months agoNews : Mediaite

A Florida woman went on a crazed rampage in a local McDonald's, and she explained to WTVT that she suffers from bipolar disorder and has no memory of much of the incident.

Inspiration linked to bipolar disorder risk

Inspiration has been linked with people at risk of developing bipolar disorder for the first time in a study. For generations, artists, musicians, poets and writers have described personal experiences of mania and depression, highlighting...Show More Summary

Why the new NIH guidelines for psychiatric drug testing worry me

Chlorpromazine Psychiatric drugs have always been a black box. The complexity of the brain has meant that most successful drugs for treating disorders like depression, psychosis and bipolar disorder were discovered by accident and trial and error rather than rational design. Show More Summary

Phila. subway attacker's dad: Son needed medication

4 months agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Percy Pride, 61, told the Philadelphia Daily News on Tuesday that his son, 40-year-old Steve Mason, has suffered for years with bipolar disorder and the violent train brawl was not his son's fault

Poll Worker Convicted of Voter Fraud Released Early for Bipolar Disorder

Former Ohio poll worker Melowese Richardson, who was convicted and sentenced to five years in prison for voter fraud, was released early because she has bi-polar disorder. Richardson, who was trusted with the position of "being a guardian to free elections," admitted to illegally voting in 2009, 2011 and 2012. Show More Summary

Researchers closer to improving safety, effectiveness of lithium therapy

Tampa, FL (March 11, 2014) – Lithium, one of the oldest and most widely used drugs to treat neuropsychiatric illnesses, such as bipolar disorder, has a serious drawback – toxicity. In a continued effort to find a safer form of lithium,...Show More Summary

Chris Brown Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, PTSD; Ordered to Stay in Rehab

A California judge has ordered Chris Brown to stay two more months in the Malibu rehab center where he is being treated for anger management issues. Doctors have diagnosed the R&B singer with PTSD and bipolar disorder, conditions which...Show More Summary

Chris Brown diagnosed with PTSD and bipolar disorder in rehab

Chris Brown has been ordered to spend another two months in the Malibu rehab where he's been working on changing his behavior. According to doctors there, his violent past is partially due to previously undiagnosed PTSD and bipolar disorder.

Poor Thang: Chris Breezy Diagnosed With Bipolar And Post Traumatic Stress Disorders

So this is why Chris is pop-lockin’ with one hand and catching fade with the other. Chris Breezy Diagnosed With Mental Health Disorders Now we know what’s been up with Breezy all this time…. According to TMZ: Chris Brown has

Chris Brown -- Anger Triggered by Bipolar Disorder

5 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : TMZ.com

Chris Brown has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, severe insomnia and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder... and that's why he has had such anger issues... this according to new court docs.Chris was in court today for a progress hearing in the…

Bipolar Disorder Q&A: How to Get Help for a 24-Year Old with Bipolar

Kim Asks… My nephew is 24 years old. He tried to kill himself. This has been going on since he was 17. Just Saturday he took 80-85 pills of antidepressant, very close call to his death but he made it. My questions is how can his mom and dad get help for him because of […]

Treating Teen Bipolar Disorder with Medication

If your child has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, you might have already had a discussion with his or her psychiatrist about medication. However, using psychotropic medication, although growing as a choice for treating psychological disorders, continues to carry a stigma. Often, those who take medication for their mental health are judged or looked down […]

Ke$ha's request of her fans while in rehab is a sign she may not be ready to leave.

6 months agoOdd : Happy Place

Ke$ha showing signs of Bipolar Hair Disorder. (via Getty) Up until yesterday every indication was that Ke$ha was doing well in rehab and would soon be back to her old, crazy (in a good, profitable way) self. Then she had one her "people" send out the following Tweet from the official Ke$ha account: Hey guys this is K's friend again. Show More Summary

Mindfulness Meditation: As Simple As Breathing?

Mindfulness is either on the cusp of something great, or risks becoming the latest self-help fad to perish from oversimplification. It has, without a doubt, improved my functioning with bipolar disorder. In working with others, I have seen similar results. And while research specific to meditation and bipolar disorder is scarce, the effect of mindfulness […]

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