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Mania Symptom Profile Changes with Age

Catching up on my reading, I came across an article on News-Medical.net posing the argument that the Bipolar patient’s mania symptom profile changes with age.  The study found that compared with adults, adolescents (aged 10-17 years) with bipolar I disorder had significantly higher YMRS item scores – relative to the …

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Abilify
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Abilify Withdrawal – Round 1

Ding. After three of my Drs finally consulted together and deemed Abilify the evil, weight-gain drug I always knew it was, with my psychiatrist’s blessing I started to decrease my dose.  I thought about not writing about my withdrawal experience, but hopefully this post may provide to some a bit …

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Bipolar
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Should Depressed People Avoid Having Children?

Few women will ever be in this position, however at one point in my life I was asked to donate my eggs to a person who was having tremendous fertility difficulties. I was in my early 30’s. Although I love the person who asked and was physically healthy as a …

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WordPress Trashes Another Post

Sorry, Gang. I had a nice post all ready to go for you.  Not another news article, either.  A real, honest-to-goodness post. Then, I made the mistake of hitting Save Draft. Silly me. The entire post was irrevocably lost.  This is not the first time WordPress has done this to …

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U.S. Military Suicides in 2012: 155 Days, 154 Dead

http://battleland.blogs.time.com/2012/06/08/lagging-indicator/

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Pathopsychologic differences between Schizophrenia and Bipolar

http://www.news-medical.net/news/20120607/Pathophysiologic-differences-evident-between-schizophrenia-bipolar.aspxhttp://www.news-medical.net/

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Bipolar
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‘Mad’ scientists find out why geniuses go ‘mad’

In the report, a group of panelists at the annual World Science Festival in New York on Thursday said that a previous study in 2010 indicated that smarter people were more likely to develop bipolar disorder. “They found that people who excelled when they were 16 years old were four …

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Abilify
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Abilify – the Culprit After All

Back to Square One. I’ve been thinking about whether to publish this post, because to me it sounds a lot like whining.  But, this is information about Triplepal (Oxcarbazepine) and thyroid T4 panel I would have found useful for keeping my balance during my med cocktail tightrope walk. This sounds …

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Thyroid Disease and Bipolar Disorder

Well, at least now I’m dealing with a concrete reason for the weight gain. After donating yet more blood to a handful of vials, it seems my thyroid has decided to quit functioning at optimum capacity.  Not that this really comes as a surprise – thyroid disease runs in my …

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Study: Depression in Middle Age Linked to Dementia Later On

Startling statistics from a study featured on Time’s Healthland. Middle-aged men and women suffering from depression may be more susceptible to dementia down the line, a recent study reports in the Archives of General Psychiatry. Previous studies have linked depression in older adults with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, but it …

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