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Looking Inward at Bipolar Symptoms
A diagnosis of bipolar disorder, a disorder characterized by extreme highs partnered with extreme lows, can be an overwhelming one to receive.
Some Mental Illness may Hinder Work
Depression may get in the way of a person’s ability to work. A recent study asked people with depression about their work history.
FDA Approves Adasuve for Agitation with Schizophrenia, Bipolar I
Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Adasuve ( loxapine ) Inhalation Powder 10 mg for the acute treatment of agitation associated with schizophrenia or bipolar I disorder in adults.
Knowing Your Family History Key for Bipolar Diagnosis
Bipolar and depression share many symptoms. Knowing which teens are bipolar and which have depression may be hard. A recent study looked for differences.
Combining Meds for Bipolar Disorder
People with rapid cycling bipolar disorder may have different treatments needs. A recent study looked at combining Depakote , lithium and Lamictal .
Meds for Bipolar with Mixed Episodes
Some people with bipolar disorder have mixed episodes – they have symptoms of both mania and depression at the same time. Are anti-psychotics safe and effective for mixed symptoms?
Apples Don't Fall Far From the Personality Tree
The apple tree saying for families goes way back. Parents' traits often become their children's traits. And parents' mental health issues often become their children's too.
Kids These Days… and Their Rx
It's important to treat mental illness. But some people have concerns that children are over-treated with medications. Research evidence does show an increase in some psychiatric meds for kids.
Bipolar Balancing Act During Pregnancy
Being pregnant with a psychiatric disorder requires careful balancing of care. Women with bipolar disorder must decide whether or how to treat their condition while pregnant.
Less Hospital Time For Bipolar Disorder
Clozaril ( clozapine ) is sometimes used to treat people with bipolar disorder. But is it effective? A recent study found that people with bipolar disorder who took Clozaril were helped in some ways.