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Brain similarities are found in cases of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia

Significant brain similarities between bipolar disorder and schizophrenia have been found in a new study by researchers at the RCSI and Beaumont Hospital. For the first time, researchers found how the process that controls how information is transmitted from neuron to neuron in the brain is altered in both conditions. …

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The Bipolar Context

As I said in my bio, when one is diagnosed with a disease from which recovery is not an option, it can really ruin your day. It changes life’s context.  And, from that moment on, it colors your world forever. Take, for example, this quote from a fabulous book by …

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Deakin University medical researchers find potential new treatment for bipolar depression

149 people with bipolar disorder took 2000 mg per day of NAC along with their regular medications for eight weeks. On average, participants experienced a 46 per cent reduction in their depressive symptoms based on the Bipolar Depression Rating Scale. Similarly, on a measure of quality of life and of …

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More Info: Stem cell research offers new hope for unlocking the secrets of bipolar disorder

“We will be able to see if there are differences in how the neurons of a person with bipolar disorder make connections, determine how they respond to different medications and explore potential deficiencies in signaling pathways,” explains Sue O’Shea, Ph.D., a professor of cell and developmental biology at the Medical …

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Application Seeks Marketing Approval for ADASUVE for the Rapid Treatment of Agitation in Adults with Schizophrenia or Bipolar Disorder

Coming soon to an ER near you…Nasal spray delivery of med for the emergency control of agitation in schizophrenic and bipolar patients: About Agitation Agitation can occur in many people suffering from major psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia, which affects approximately 2.4 million adults in the United States, and bipolar disorder, …

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Take an Online Survey To Help Problems with Missed Diagnosis

Dr. Yanni Malliaris, Bsc, PhD, of the Hellenic Bipolar Organisation and the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, is spearheading an online study called “Energy, Activity, and Mood Across the World.” Dr. Malliaris says they had about 4,000 participants as of mid-May and are shooting for 10,000. The study introduction …

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The Agitation of Hypomania

My husband is very sweet.  He constantly asks me how I’m doing.  Since I am not doing all that great, today’s post is more of a rant I’m afraid.  I’m trying to get a mixed state hypomania under control, and the agitation is getting the better of me. Sometimes I …

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I Have Found Nasal Zen

Being Bipolar is pretty exhausting.  And, annoying.  Having to check in with yourself several times a day to gauge those mysterious entities of mood, anxiety, etc gets really old.  There are some days, though, when physical illness trumps mental illness.  This probably sounds odd, but having a really bad cold, …

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Key Blockbuster Drugs About to Get Generic Rivals

This is week-old news, but worth repeating. Key blockbuster drugs about to get generic rivals These are blockbuster drugs, with more than $1 billion in annual global sales, set to go off patent and get generic competition in the U.S. in the next two years: Patent ends Brand name Generic …

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What Does Recovery Mean to You?

This morning I was making my usual non-Wordpress blog rounds.  There really hasn’t been much to comment on as of late – I suppose a lot of people are on vacation.  There was one question posed by PhyschCentral though, that got me thinking, especially since I have felt remarkably good …

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