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Electrical Stimulation Works as Add-On in Bipolar Depression

https://www.medpagetoday.com/psychiatry/bipolardisorder/70219 Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a safe and effective add-on therapy for type I or II bipolar depression, researchers found. In an intention-to-treat analysis of 52 patients in the randomized, double-blind, Bipolar Depression Electrical Treatment Trial (BETTER), active tDCS had significantly greater antidepressive effects than a sham procedure (differential effect

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#Woman #bipolar #denied #travel #insurance

Woman with bipolar denied travel insurance amid outrage at industry's unwillingness to cover mental health sufferers. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw5IDenTY http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/bupa-travel-insurance-mental-health-coverage-bipolar-woman-denied-coverage-a7981226.html Ms Watson told The Independent she had initially decided to use Bupa because she had been physically unwell as she suffered from acid reflux and irritable bowel syndrome. Neither had anything to do with

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Childhood Adversity Linked to Bipolar Disorder

https://psychcentral.com/news/2016/10/13/childhood-adversity-linked-to-bipolar-disorder/111089.html A new U.K. review of more than 30 years of research on bipolar disorder found that people with the condition are more than twice as likely to have suffered emotional, physical, or sexual abuse as children than the general population. University of Manchester researchers identified 19 studies from hundreds published between

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Persons with bipolar disorder twice as likely to die from cardiovascular disease

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/did-carrie-fishers-bipolar-disorder-contribute-to-her-death/ This association “has been confirmed in representative and population-wide studies and approximates a two-fold increased risk—that is, persons with bipolar disorder are about twice as likely to develop or die from cardiovascular disease than would otherwise be expected,” says Jess Fiedorowicz, an associate professor of psychiatry, internal medicine and epidemiology

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Tremendous balls to live with bipolar

http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/well-good/motivate-me/88083035/carrie-fisher-is-a-prime-example-of-what-it-means-to-live-with-bipolar-disorder-productively As a psychologist, I am aware of Bipolar Disorder's significant fallout. It is chronically difficult for those who live with it and hugely taxing on partners and families. Every mental health professional has witnessed the distress of someone raised by a wildly unpredictable mother or father (often with undiagnosed Bipolar),

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MRI Imaging bipolar

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-22/researchers-closer-to-identifying-those-at-risk-of-bipolar/8140934 "So what we found is that people who are at high risk of bipolar disorder have weaker connections from the insular — the insular is the part of the brain where you feel your body physiology," Professor Breakspear said. "These superhighways that come from the insular that go mainly to the

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A characteristic and early feature of bipolar is the loss of insight

https://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/get-help/a-z/resource/1/bipolar-affective-disorder If you experience mania, you won't complain of problems. You feel fantastic. It’s others around you who see you aren't yourself. Mania symptoms vary, between people and, over time, in one person. Your elevated mood can be infectious and it's as though you're the life of the party. You'll tell friends

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