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SK biopharmaceuticals Enters into a Licensing Agreement with Premier Chinese Biopharmaceutical Company

SEOUL, Korea, Oct 19, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — South Korean biotech SK biopharmaceuticals announced yesterday that they entered into a research and development agreement with Medicilon, of Shanghai, China, for their novel new small molecule SKL-PSY that is being developed for the treatment of depression and bipolar disorder. Unlike currently-marketed …

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Bipolar
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Forest Laboratories, Inc. and Gedeon Richter Announce Positive Phase III Results with the Investigational Antipsychotic Cariprazine in Patients with Acute Mania Associated with Bipolar I Disorder

Forest Laboratories, Inc. FRX +0.94% and Gedeon Richter Plc today announced preliminary top-line results from a Phase III clinical trial of cariprazine (RGH-188), an investigational antipsychotic agent, in patients with acute mania associated with bipolar I disorder. Cariprazine is also being investigated in clinical studies for patients with schizophrenia, bipolar …

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Mental Illness
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October 2-8 is Mental Illness Awareness Week

While the US has its share of legitimate health crises, none is as widespread or contributes as much to the burden of illness as do mental illnesses. With October 2-8 being Mental Illness Awareness Week, it’s an ideal time to break the silence and stigma that often surround the topic. …

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Abilify
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Abilify and Agoraphobia?

Hmm…seems what I’ve been suspicious of for some time just may have some validity after all. Everyone who has Bipolar Disorder knows that in the majority of sufferers, it usually presents with a comorbid affliction.  That is, another disorder that coexists simultaneously with BP.  Anxiety disorders are most common, and …

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Bipolar
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Antipsychotics Get Mixed Review for Unapproved Use

Antipsychotics Get Mixed Review for Unapproved Use Newer antipsychotic drugs are often prescribed for conditions they aren’t approved to treat, with questionable benefits, according to a new study.

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Bipolar
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Shame on You

I’m sure all of you out there who suffer from a mental illness will agree that it’s hard enough to cope, fight stigma, etc. on a good day.  To add another level of complexity to the mire, we also tend to heavily stigmatize ourselves.  So now, let’s add insult to …

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Bipolar
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Genes linked to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder

Broad sweeps of the human genome have exposed genetic mutations that boost the risk of the devastating yet baffling diseases of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, according to two studies published Sunday. http://medicalxpress.com/news/2011-09-genes-linked-schizophrenia-bipolar-disorder.html

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Uncategorized
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Mourning Ignorance

Q: When you received your Bipolar diagnosis, were you relieved to finally have a name for what you suffer from? A: No, I mourned my ignorance instead. Q: At first, did you feel you’d been labeled, or diagnosed?   A: Labeled.  And later, the crushing weight I felt by having …

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Articles
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Mental disorders affect more than a third of Europeans

Mental disorders affect more than 160 million Europeans — 38% of the population — each year, says a report1 issued by the European Brain Council and the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology.  The researchers found that the most common disorders are anxiety, insomnia and depression, which account for 14%, 7% and …

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Bipolar
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When Your Support Network Vanishes

Two and a half months ago, I not only moved away from my job, family, and friends,  I moved out of the US.   This also means I moved away from my psychiatrist and therapist. Both of them have been very kind and agreed to do sessions via phone and Skype …

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