Lithium Still Bipolar's Treatment of Choice
At one time lithium was a common drug treatment for bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive disorder. But its use has decreased significantly, partly due to concerns about safety and its possible negative effect on kidney function.
Mental Health Disorders by the Pair
The prevalence of mental health disorders along with a recent increase in mental health awareness is beginning to help researchers understand how these disorders develop.
Alternative PTSD Therapy
Popular pastimes yoga, pilates , and meditation take place at our parks, beaches, gyms, and on our TVs. But how many knew their effects to be healing? Recent studies prove the effectiveness of mindfulness-based techniques for improving anxiety symptoms in PTSD patients like our nation's defenders.
Getting Your Bell Rung
With football season in full swing, it's time to get reacquainted with concussions: what to expect, how to treat and when to return to action.
Morning Sickness Linked to Behavioral Issues
Old wives tales abound concerning pregnancy. One popular one is "if the future mother is really sick, it's a girl." According to recent research, it may cause something else.
Antidepressants Work to Stop Suicides
A landmark study has shown that antidepressants significantly reduce suicide risk among patients with depression or bipolar disorder.
Global Look at Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar disorder and symptoms are found throughout the world, but people throughout the world may not have access to mental health treatment.
Mood Crystal Ball
If you're thinking dark thoughts, your mood isn't likely to be very bright. If you're behaving in a way that's not very uplifting, you probably aren't going to feel good. And if you think can't control your moods, well chances are - you can't.
Depressed and Mildly Manic
Most of the time you suffer from the blues. You're more down than up. But on some of your good days, you have lots of energy, get tons of things done and feel really, really good.
Bipolar Disorder Diagnosis Dilemma
Proper diagnosis of bipolar disorder and depression should include an extensive patient evaluation. Doctors need access to information regarding details about one's moods, psychotic thoughts, manic periods and family history.