Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder or bipolar affective disorder, historically known as manic–depressive disorder, is a psychiatric diagnosis that describes a category of mood disorders defined by the presence of one or more episodes of abnormally elevated energy levels, cognition, and mood with or without one or more depressive episodes. The elevated moods are clinically referred to as mania or, if milder, hypomania.

Man Talks About His Wife's Struggle With Mental Illness [VIDEO]

By | Fri, 03/21/2014 - 09:30

Mark Lukach's TEDx Talk reveals the everyday reality of mental illness.

Bipolar Woman Locked In Solitary Confinement For Years Was Never Convicted

By | Wed, 02/19/2014 - 15:51

A woman struggling with bipolar disorder was thrown in jail after a domestic violence charge and was forced to remain in solitary confinement, which worsened her mental health state.

Josh Marks, ‘MasterChef’ Finalist, Commits Suicide Months After Revealing Bipolar Disorder Struggle [VIDEO]

By | Sat, 10/12/2013 - 13:57

'MasterChef' finalist Josh Marks reportedly lost his battle with bipolar disorder Friday at age 26.

Did Catherine Zeta-Jones And Michael Douglas Separate Due To Their Battles With Illness?

By | Wed, 08/28/2013 - 16:27

Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas have announced a separation. Illness, including her battle with bipolar disorder and his with throat cancer, may have caused the rift.

Bipolar Patients Who Binge Eat Experience Wider Range Of Mental Illnesses

By | Thu, 07/25/2013 - 22:39

Bipolar disorder is an extremely complex condition because it varies in severity with each patient, but scientists have just made a discovery that could help individualize treatment just a little more.

Schizophrenia Drug Latuda Given FDA Approval To Treat Depression From Bipolar Disorder

By | Tue, 07/02/2013 - 09:38

Latuda, a drug previously used to treat schizophrenia, has shown promise in clinical trials on major depression from bipolar disorder, earning approval by the FDA.

Lithium Found To Reduce Suicide Rate Of People With Depression And Bipolar Disorder

By | Thu, 06/27/2013 - 19:55

New findings show that lithium could be used as a treatment to lower suicide rates in individuals with depression and bipolar disorder.

Long-Term Memory Formation Altered In Schizophrenic And Bipolar Patients, Linked To Specific Protein

By | Mon, 06/17/2013 - 14:43

A specific protein abnormality has been identified in the brains of those with psychiatric disorders.

Bipolar Disorder Diagnosis May Soon Include MRI Brain Scan Test

By | Wed, 06/05/2013 - 19:13

MRI brain scans work as reliable bipolar disorder tests, according to a new study.

Passenger Who Tried To Open Exit Door Midair Bipolar, Possibly Schizophrenic

By | Tue, 05/28/2013 - 18:28

A man, who claimed to have heard voices, was restrained on an Alaska Airlines flight for attempting to open the emergency exit door.

Pediatric Bipolar Disorder Treated With Ketamine

By | Sat, 05/25/2013 - 17:15

At least one psychiatrist is advocating the treatment of children with a subset of bipolar disorder to be treated with the an inhaled form of the drug ketamine.

Catherine Zeta-Jones: Bipolar Treatment Ends

By | Tue, 05/21/2013 - 19:57

"She comes home tomorrow," husband Michael Douglas said. "She's doing a really good job of getting balanced. I'm proud of her."

5 Warning Signs Of Common Mental Health Disorders In Kids

By | Mon, 05/20/2013 - 22:31

Become aware of the possible mental health problems your child may have with these five common symptoms.

Genetics And Neurobiology: The Future Of Bipolar Disorder Treatment And Diagnosis

By | Fri, 05/10/2013 - 11:39

The Lancet reviews recent findings in the research of genetics, diagnosis, and treatment of bipolar disorder.

'Special K' Ketamine Might Help Treat Severe Depression

By | Fri, 05/03/2013 - 15:52

Researchers at the University of Manchester are conducting clinical trials to prove decreased depression when ECT and ketamine drug therapy are combined.