Bipolar Blog

Apr 08, 2014

Suicide at higher altitudes linked to bipolar disorder

Persons who committed suicide and lived at higher altitudes were significantly more likely to have bipolar disorder, compared with depression, schizophrenia, or anxiety disorders. Possible reasons may be underlying mitochondrial dysfunction in bipolar disorder, lower levels of environmental lithium at higher altitudes, or diminished efficacy of bipolar disorder treatments at higher elevations.

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Apr 06, 2014

The Bipolar Diet. Managing Mood, Food and Weight.

Discover The Bipolar Diet e-book. Are your meds making you fat? Get help now.

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Mar 26, 2014

Breakthrough Grows Bipolar Disorder Neurons From Stem Cells

Breakthrough research has transformed skin cells from people with bipolar disorder into neurons that mimicked those found in their brains.

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Mar 25, 2014

Bipolar Depression Test with Personalized Self Scoring

Take the Bipolar Depression Test to self-screen for bipolar disorder and interpret your personal score.

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Mar 20, 2014

Latuda for Bipolar Depression Treatment - Why Is This New Med SO Important?

FDA approval of Latuda for bipolar depression treatment is bigger news than you may realize.

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Mar 17, 2014

Bipolar disorder + substance abuse = prison

Another reason to say no to drugs. Folks with bipolar disorder AND substance use disorders have much higher risk of justice involvement than even those with schizophrenia, especially those without a substance use disorder.

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Mar 15, 2014

Learn How Thyroid and Bipolar Issues Can Interact

The thyroid and bipolar connection explained.

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Mar 15, 2014

The Genetics of Bipolar Disorder: What A Tangle

If there was anything close to a simple genetic sequence for bipolar disorder, it would have been found by now. It has not been!

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Mar 14, 2014

Bipolar and Lying Are Connected. Here's Why.

Bipolar and lying go together because bipolar liars neeed to express their grandiosity and communicate the incommunicable.

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Mar 13, 2014

Reduced motor activity as a possible bipolar marker

Do you struggle with mornings? New research shows bipolar disorder is associated with reduced activity levels, especially in the morning.

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Mar 07, 2014

Are you REALLY bipolar?

Use the Bipolarity Index and score yourself on five dimensions such as age of onset and response to mood stabilizing medications that researchers consider indicative of bipolar disorder.

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Mar 05, 2014

Bipolar Disorder or Unipolar Depression?

Of course the fact that bipolar is so misdiagnosed is no longer news. However, this article does a good job of explaining the consequences of this on-going diagnostic train wreck: "“The consequences of misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment with antidepressants include a deteriorating clinical course, an increased risk of rapid cycling, suicide, alcoholism, substance abuse, sexually transmitted infections, and criminal activity, and increased costs of care.”

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