Bipolar Blog

Jul 22, 2014

Mood, Food and Bipolar Disorder: A New Prescription

A 2011 review found that 68 percent of those who seek help for bipolar disorder are overweight or obese. Yet wise choices can greatly reduce the impact of bipolar.

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Jul 09, 2014

Roulette experiment shows people with bipolar disorder are wired for risk

Brain imaging study shows how risky behavior is literally like crack for somebody with bipolar disorder.

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Jul 07, 2014

Success over Stigma: Thriving Professionals with Bipolar Disorder

The stigma surrounding mental illness hangs like a cloud above the people it affects. Though biological in nature, unlike other diseases, many people living

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Jul 07, 2014

Announcing the 2014 Bipolar Lives Scholarship Winner

The 2014 Bipolar Lives Scholarship is a cash award of $500.

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Jun 11, 2014

Bipolar parents up kids risk of psychosocial as well as psychiatric problems

Children of bipolar parents more vulnerable to psychosocial problems such as engaging in risky sex.

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Jun 03, 2014

Margaret Trudeau on Self Forgiving and Bipolar Disorder

While she was married to the Prime Minister of Canada she ran away with the Rolling Stones. Margaret Trudeau knows what is to make terrible mistakes during bouts of mania, and also the importance of forgiving ourselves for our mistakes.

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May 28, 2014

Bipolar depression linked to work stress

Don't like Mondays? It may be related to your bipolar disorder, with researchers reporting work stresses and sleep problems as leading causes of a pattern of Monday and Tuesday depression in people with bipolar disorder.

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May 27, 2014

Helping children through your bipolar mood swing

Are you a parent and a person with bipolar disorder? Here are some reflections on how to help our kids cope with our episodes of mania and depression.

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May 20, 2014

Twitter data used to monitor global emotions

Twitter data is being analyzed to monitor the world's emotional state. An online tool known as "We Feel" analyzes millions of tweets to provide real time snapshots of our collective joy, fear, anger, sadness and surprise - and to monitor for potential mental health emergencies.

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May 19, 2014

Is cellular energy production the key to bipolar depression?

Australian researchers are trialling N-acetyl cysteine (or NAC) - commonly used to treat overdoses of Tylenol - as a treatment for bipolar depression. NAC has energizing and detoxifying properties. According to researchers: "We know that during bipolar depression, changes happen which affect the body’s ability to detoxify certain compounds. We also know that mitochondria, the cells’ energy producers, don’t work in the usual way". NAC attacks both these problems and trials are underway.

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May 12, 2014

Bipolar linked to migraine headaches

New research shows people with bipolar disorder are also at high risk for migraine headaches. The researcher is also studying a dietary program she hopes will affect the inflammatory response, improve mood stability, and reduce migraines. She said it would involve changing the intake of fatty acids, but wouldn't talk about the details. Can't wait to hear more!

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May 06, 2014

Using Narrative Therapy for Bipolar Disorder

You’re the narrator of your own life, so learn to tell it as an epic of strength and survival.

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