There's new evidence that depression is not just a disorder of the mind.
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By Michael G. Pipich MS, LMFT on December 07, 2018 in Owning Bipolar
People with bipolar disorder are often misdiagnosed with major depression. Here's how to know the difference.
By Russ Federman Ph.D., A.B.P.P. on December 05, 2018 in Bipolar You
Distinguishing the roles of mood, environment, and personality in the lives of those living with bipolarity.
By Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D. on November 29, 2018 in Brain and Behavior
The search for biological markers of mental illness.
By Michael G. Pipich MS, LMFT on November 15, 2018 in Owning Bipolar
Does your child display outbursts of anger, excitability, anxiety or rage, followed by depression and despondency? These could be the first signs of bipolar disorder
By Iddo Landau, Ph.D. on November 15, 2018 in Finding Meaning in an Imperfect World
Think the world is deteriorating? Think again. There is much that can make us proud and happy.
By Mark L. Ruffalo L.C.S.W. on November 03, 2018 in From Freud to Fluoxetine
Electroconvulsive therapy represents one of psychiatry's most effective treatments—yet its use is widely stigmatized and misunderstood.
By Marwa Azab Ph.D. on October 29, 2018 in Neuroscience in Everyday Life
When inflammation is prolonged by stressors and vulnerabilities, the adaptive sickness behavior can become depression.
By Anthony Tobia, M.D. on October 22, 2018 in Views Through the Psychiatrist’s Lens
Find out what The Phantom Carriage, The Black Monk, and The Shining have in common!
By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on October 10, 2018 in Brick by Brick
Sometimes family or friends refuse to believe mental health is a thing.
By Iddo Landau, Ph.D. on September 24, 2018 in Finding Meaning in an Imperfect World
History books, too, often present reality as more evil than it in fact is.
By Michael G. Pipich MS, LMFT on September 24, 2018 in Owning Bipolar
Mood swings during pregnancy or after childbirth could be a lot more than stress. They could be the first signs of bipolar disorder.
By Albert Rothenberg, M.D. on September 13, 2018 in Creative Explorations
It has been romantically alleged that creative people suffer from bipolar disorder and mental illness. Such disorders interfere with creativity of all types and require treatment.
By Michael G. Pipich MS, LMFT on September 10, 2018 in Owning Bipolar
Having problems staying sober? An undetected bipolar disorder may be standing in your way.
By Russ Federman Ph.D., A.B.P.P. on September 08, 2018 in Bipolar You
A discussion of the challenges inherent to identification of bipolarity that does not meet standard diagnostic thresholds for bipolar disorder.
By Susan Noonan MD on September 08, 2018 in View From the Mist
Don’t feel guilty if you agree with me on this point!
By Jason Whiting Ph.D. on September 07, 2018 in Love, Lies and Conflict
Depression isn’t just an individual struggle. When it hits a relationship, both suffer.
By Diana Raab Ph.D. on September 05, 2018 in The Empowerment Diary
September is Suicide Prevention Month, a good time to understand some of the whys of suicide and bring awareness to yourself and your community.
By Mark L. Ruffalo L.C.S.W. on August 31, 2018 in From Freud to Fluoxetine
A new book chronicles the discovery and introduction of lithium carbonate, one of the most effective treatments in all of psychiatry.
By Iddo Landau, Ph.D. on August 28, 2018 in Finding Meaning in an Imperfect World
The news media often represent the world as worse than it really is.
By Susan Noonan MD on August 27, 2018 in View From the Mist
Do you feel like your hands are tied when trying to help someone who has depression?
By Bernard D. Beitman M.D. on August 16, 2018 in Connecting with Coincidence
A very smart psychiatrist experiences mania and reports to us about the major increase in coincidences and speculates about how they may be explained.
By Susan Noonan MD on August 16, 2018 in View From the Mist
The results seem to suggest that survey respondents value quality time, good weather, and relaxation over expensive pastimes.
By Joseph H. Baskin M.D. on August 13, 2018 in Cell Block
How does a person suffering mania or psychosis receive treatment in prison?
By David B. Feldman Ph.D. on August 10, 2018 in Supersurvivors
When Stephen Hinshaw was five, his father mysteriously vanished. Decades later, he still advocates for people who, like his dad, have serious mental illness.
By Christopher Bergland on August 10, 2018 in The Athlete's Way
For the first time, researchers have identified a possible link between certain mood disorders and an active virus in Purkinje neurons of the cerebellum.