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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

2 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

4 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

4 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

Mental illness gets a celebrity boost

7 months agoHealth : Bel Marra Health

A famous pop star is coming out to give mental illness a new face. The actress-turned-singer battled with bipolar disorder herself and has been very open about her struggles with eating disorders and depression. Now she wants to reach out … The post Mental illness gets a celebrity boost appeared first on Bel Marra Health - Breaking Health News and Health Information.

PODCAST: Discussion with Award-Winning Bipolar Author and Blogger

In this week’s Psych Central Show, Gabe and Vincent interview popular bipolar author and blogger, Natasha Tracy. Natasha Tracy is an award-winning writer and speaker living with bipolar disorder. She has written more than 1000 articles on mental health and is considered a subject matter […]

Demi Lovato Speaks Up About 'Dealing' With Mental Illness: 'It Is Possible To Live Well'

Demi Lovato has her own advice for those suffering from a mental illness. To promote her Be Vocal: Speak Up For Mental Health partnership, the Confident songstress opened up about her own battle with bipolar disorder. You may remember the 24-year-old was diagnosed after receiving treatment in 2011. Photos: Celebs With Mental Health Issues In her new interview [...]

Demi Lovato Opens Up About Mental Illness Ahead of Five-Year Sobriety

Demi Lovato wants those struggling with mental illness to know it’s possible to live well. The 24-year-old entertainer has been open about her struggles with addiction and her bipolar disorder diagnosis but she doesn’t let it stop her from living a fulfilling life. “If you know someone or if you’re dealing with it yourself, just [...]

How To Spot Signs, Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

7 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

This article originally appeared on Medical Daily. Medical and public understanding of bipolar disorder has come a long way since the days when the mental illness was called “manic depression.” It is much better defined and more easily...Show More Summary

Sex-related differences in brain may influence substance abuse in adolescents with bipolar disorder

(Wiley) A new study has found that adolescents suffering from bipolar disorder are more likely to develop substance use disorders if they have lower gray matter volume in the brain, a clue that can help in the design of better methods for early detection and more targeted prevention and treatment.

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