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Antidepressants Worsen Rapid Cycling in Bipolar Depression - Mad In America

From madinamerica.com

SSRI antidepressant medications contribute to a significant worsening of emotional "rapid cycling" in patients diagnosed with bipolar disorder, according to a study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders. The authors described the study as the first-ever randomized clinical trial to test whether the finding from previous observational studies was…

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Detroit Police locate missing 13 y.o. who suffers from bipolar disorder

From wxyz.com

(WXYZ) - Detroit Police have located a missing 13-year-old girl who suffers from bipolar disorder. Mikayla Champion was last seen on March 19 around 10 p.m. near W. 7 Mile and Telegraph at a BP gas station. According to police, she was found in Roseville and is currently at the…

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5 months
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Writing a Roller Coaster - An Author's Bipolar Disorder

From everydayhealth.com

TRANSCRIPT: Sanjay Gupta, MD, Everyday Health: The list of great writers, painters, and musicians who suffered from what we now call bipolar disorder is long. It includes Michelangelo, Van Gogh, Beethoven, Virginia Woolf, and many more. Of all the severe mental illnesses, it is bipolar or manic-depressive illness that seems…

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11 months
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Bipolar disorder and the creative mind

From google.com

Editor's note: Kay Redfield Jamison is professor of psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and co-author of the standard medical text on bipolar disorders and recurrent depression. She has written extensively about mood disorders and creativity and is the author of An Unquiet Mind, a memoir about her…

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1 year
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Why I Keep My Bipolar Disorder Secret at Work

From theatlantic.com

Last winter, I was declined by five health insurance companies. I am 26, do my preventative screenings like clockwork, and have no physical health problems. As my boss told me when I started working at a small start-up a few months ago that has no group health plan: "You're young…

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7 months
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The Secret Dual Lives of People Living With Mental Illness

From slate.com

For many years Liz Obert woke up, got dressed, went to work, and acted as if everything was fine. Once she returned home, however, she found herself lying around depressed, feeling hopeless and full of dread. Diagnosed in her early 20s with depression, Obert said she tried therapy and medication,…

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10 months
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Schizophrenia Revealed To Be 8 Genetically Distinct Disorders

From iflscience.com

Just over 1 percent of the American population has been diagnosed with schizophrenia, a severe mental disorder that causes debilitating symptoms including paranoid delusions, auditory hallucinations, and impaired social behavior. A new study has revealed that schizophrenia is not one disease, but eight disorders with genetically distinct causes.

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12 months

Pioneering online treatment for people with bipolar disorder

From sciencedaily.com

The first effective web-based treatment for Bipolar Disorder based on the latest research evidence has been developed by psychologists. 92% of the participants in the trial of the online intervention found the content positive — and one said it had changed her life.

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1 year