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 […]
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 »
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
There may be an overlap between rare genetic variations linked to bipolar disorder (BD) and those implicated in schizophrenia and autism, new research suggests.
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
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
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...
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.
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
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
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
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
It's taught me the importance of accepting things in life are temporary.
A new study by scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute has identified specific genetic variations closely associated with increased susceptibility to bipolar disorder and other conditions. The discovery may provide a target for new therapies.
It was an emotional week for the Corinthos family on General Hospital for the first week of March. The soap has taken on many issues over the years and this time they have put bipolar disorder in the forefront. However, this was not the only time it has been addressed. Show More Summary
Former NBA point guard Delonte West has had many issues since he last played in the NBA. It’s been highly publicized that Delonte has a bipolar disorder and it doesn’t help matters when you receive the wrong medication for your disorder as this treatment center is accused of doing. Last week, Delonte was found in Houston […]
My wife, Cecie, has bipolar disorder. Recently, she got into some trouble at work over a policy she violated. Not that it’s anyone’s business, but I’d better explain what she […]
General Hospital (GH) spoilers tease that a few big shockers are on the way to end February sweeps with a bang. Morgan Corthinos (Bryan Craig) has struggled to get control of his bipolar disorder, and it looks like he may be beyond help this time. Show More Summary
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has become a byword for unbiased, evidence-based healthcare advice. Its recommendations strongly influence which treatments are made available on the NHS. We wouldn’t expect NICE to make recommendations that are unsupported by evidence...
Advances in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) acquisition and analyses over the last two decades have enabled the identification of neuroanatomical abnormalities in a range of mental disorders, however one question which has consistently surfaced is the extent to which the medications used to treat such disorders may accentuate or ameliorate these abnormalities. read more