The Pits and the Pendulum: A Life with Bipolar Disorder

The Pits and the Pendulum: A Life with Bipolar Disorder

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The bipolar disorder phenome database: a resource for genetic studies. Mental illness also can be managed through diet and exercise, and he says Priori could help him find the right balance between this and medication. In fact, the proportion of Nevada consumers served in state psychiatric hospitals is more than twice as high as its neighbors and the U. Pam and Doug, who run a small business together, hoped it was typical adolescent drama that would soon fade. "We never knew which Amanda we were going to get," Pam recalls — the edgy Amanda looking for a heated debate, or the down, depressed Amanda who would retreat to her room.
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The Dark Side of Innocence: Growing Up Bipolar

The Dark Side of Innocence: Growing Up Bipolar

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Inmates who are mentally ill, but not insane, have no such exemption. Subsequently, specific goals of psychiatric management include. Lithium appears to prevent repeated episodes of depression and can also be used for schizoaffective disorder and other mental illnesses with a mood disorder as a prominent feature such as borderline personality disorder. People who are experiencing a depressive episode may have suicidal thoughts.
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Too Difficult to Explain

Too Difficult to Explain

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From newfound freedom to the rigors of college-level coursework and everything in between, the pressure and stress can take its toll. However, it is important to note that most people with a family history of bipolar disorder will not develop the illness. Often, certain drugs can create problems that trigger mental health symptoms. You just really like your righteous certitude. Mental Health America, a non-profit organization focused on education and activism in the arena of mental health states: Studies have shown that religious involvement and spirituality are associated with better health outcomes, such as greater coping skills, less anxiety, and a lower risk of depression.
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Hollywood Steps 101: My prescriptions for dealing with

Hollywood Steps 101: My prescriptions for dealing with

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Be wary of anyone who suggests they can cure your condition (when something sounds too good to be true, it usually is). Common symptoms of mental illness include a pervasive feeling of sadness, confused thinking, excessive fear or worry, extreme changes in mood, tiredness or low energy, detachment, feelings of guilt, substance abuse and excessive anger. The biological impact of high blood sugar levels is also associated with the development of depression in people with diabetes.
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A Brotherhood of Tyrants

A Brotherhood of Tyrants

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Of gallons of water flushing every day just to get rid of the sight of a. This support should include information; accommodation; help with finding suitable work, training and education; psychosocial rehabilitation and mutual support groups. Gabapentin (brand names Neurontin and Gabarone) and topiramate (brand name Topamax) have also shown promise in treating bipolar disorder. This is an informational Web site and is not intended to take the place of trained psychiatrists, psychologists, physicians, or therapists.
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Lab Girl

Lab Girl

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O’Neil, who is currently writing a memoir about his experience with bipolar disorder. “My mission is to educate people.” O’Neil speaks candidly about his experiences with bipolar disorder and his ongoing efforts to de-stigmatize mental illness. Part III: The Bipolar-ADHD Connection: Lack of Focus or Depression or. .. In the same year, there were 36 private psychiatric beds for the entire Clark County region with a population of 1,620,748. The exact cause of bipolar is still not clearly defined.
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Daddy Jekyll and Father Hyde: My Father Was Bipolar

Daddy Jekyll and Father Hyde: My Father Was Bipolar

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Searches are not guaranteed to be consistent or accurate. Relapse prevention strategies for an individual with bipolar disorder must include coping skills for managing the psychological and emotional triggers for substance abuse. As an organism we are invasive and destructive. Lamotrigine is sometimes used to help control mood swings, especially during episodes of depression. Bipolar I requires only the presence of a single ma.
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Juggling Your Bipolar Life: New, Successful Ways of Treating

Juggling Your Bipolar Life: New, Successful Ways of Treating

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Danny Smith, and another in Australia, led by the equally remarkable Dr. We need a means of distinguishing the real tools from the fly-by-night variety. You can see from this that the more people you ask, the more opinions you can gather. Post et al’s formulation helps explain the effective role of anticonvulsant medications (eg, carbamazepine and valproate) in the prevention of the highs and lows of bipolar disorder.
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Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 185

Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 185

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If you have previously had depression, bipolar affective disorder is only diagnosed if you have an episode of mania at some point. The first step in our treatment method involves the use of homeopathy. Jeffrey Lieberman, psychiatrist in chief at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. “But there are also ethical and legal principles that will need to be established.” In April 2013, when a bomb exploded at the Boston Marathon, Cogito was running a clinical trial of its mental health app Companion that included 100 people who happened to be in the area. “It was a look into the future of how a tool like this could sense the effect of a traumatic event in a population,” says Joshua Feast, CEO of Cogito.
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Jesus, Hitler, Manson and Me: Bipolar Men of Influence

Jesus, Hitler, Manson and Me: Bipolar Men of Influence

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Social phobia begins in childhood or adolescence, typically around 13 years of age. These characteristics often result in hypomania appearing as a pleasant state, rather than a problem. Bipolar I requires only the presence of a single manic episode (or mania "mixed" with depression), though just about . Learn how treatment for bipolar disorder or bipolar depression can help you manage. Children and youth with bipolar disorder may have other conditions that make learning more challenging such as: If a child or youth still has trouble learning after their bipolar disorder is treated, they may need to be tested for a learning disability.
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