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.

Could Yoga Treat Bipolar Disorder, Too?

By | Wed, 09/17/2014 - 16:02

Yoga might be helpful in boosting your mood, mental health, and overall physical health, but researchers are trying to figure out if it can have a positive impact on bipolar disorder.

Faster Treatment For Bipolar Depression May Soon Be On The Way

By | Tue, 07/22/2014 - 18:45

Treatments for bipolar depression currently take more than one session to begin working. But a new, lower strength treatment may soon help them improve their moods instantly.

For People With Bipolar Disorder, Risky Behavior Is Like Crack

By | Tue, 07/08/2014 - 19:15

The part of the brain linked to drug addiction is highly active when people with bipolar disorder make risky decisions.

New Android App Detects Mood Swings In Bipolar Patients

By | Thu, 05/08/2014 - 12:31

A new app can detect and monitor shifts in a person's voice during phone conversations and so may identify the early warning signs of potentially self-destructive mood swings in manic-depressive patients.

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.