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.
Brain imaging study shows how risky behavior is literally like crack for somebody 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
The 2014 Bipolar Lives Scholarship is a cash award of $500.
Children of bipolar parents more vulnerable to psychosocial problems such as engaging in risky sex.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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