There's new evidence that depression is not just a disorder of the mind.
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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 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 Michael G. Pipich MS, LMFT on August 07, 2018 in Owning Bipolar
How is bipolar disorder caused? The secret is hidden in the family tree.
By Carolyn Reinach Wolf on August 06, 2018 in From the Desk of the Mental Health Lawyer
While better protecting patient rights, today’s laws make it extremely challenging for families to secure treatment and provide stability for loved ones with mental illness
By Neighborhood Psychiatry on July 04, 2018 in Psychiatry for the People
Bipolar disorder presents challenges to couples. New research identifies effective strategies partners can use to thrive together.
By Nassir Ghaemi M.D., M.P.H. on June 10, 2018 in Mood Swings
Thoughts on the suicides of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade.
By Carolyn Reinach Wolf on June 04, 2018 in From the Desk of the Mental Health Lawyer
Effective mental health interventions require advanced planning, a tightly scripted process, and a team of mental health professionals
By Carolyn Reinach Wolf on May 09, 2018 in From the Desk of the Mental Health Lawyer
College and its lack of supervision, academic pressure and easy access to alcohol and drugs can present challenges for students with mental health issues and serious mental illness
By Georgia Ede MD on April 24, 2018 in Diagnosis: Diet
What is it about popular modern diets that may be driving our descent in to madness?
By Georgia Ede MD on March 27, 2018 in Diagnosis: Diet
Thinking about trying a low-carb diet to improve your mental health? If you are currently taking any psychiatric medications, make sure you read this article first!
By Guest Blogger on March 27, 2018 in The Guest Room
Stephen Mather, the first director of the National Park Service, kept his bipolar disorder from public view and succeeded in spite of his challenges.
By Russ Federman Ph.D., A.B.P.P. on February 17, 2018 in Bipolar You
Much of what is communicated about bipolar disorder doesn’t come close to conveying its complexities or subtleties.
By Eugene Rubin M.D., Ph.D. on January 23, 2018 in Demystifying Psychiatry
Forty-seven percent of individuals who experience acute psychotic symptoms following marijuana use later develop schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Half do so within 3 to 4 years.
By Paul Thagard Ph.D. on January 11, 2018 in Hot Thought
Understanding of how lithium works in a mental-health context has been slow to develop.
By Georgia Ede MD on December 31, 2017 in Diagnosis: Diet
Which dietary changes are really worth making when it comes to brain health? Simple, science-based advice that really works.
By Georgia Ede MD on December 27, 2017 in Diagnosis: Diet
Which foods tilt your brain towards inflammation and away from healing?
By Eugene Rubin M.D., Ph.D. on December 11, 2017 in Demystifying Psychiatry
A six-week course of bright light therapy administered midday led to substantial improvement in 68 percent of persons with depressive symptoms associated with bipolar disorder.
By Michael Terman Ph.D. on December 01, 2017 in Chronotherapy
Justice Brandeis remarked, “Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants.” It also helps cure people, as first observed in tuberculosis patients. It targets depression, too.
By Elizabeth Brondolo Ph.D. on September 10, 2017 in Take Control
I thought I could handle things, but bipolar really interferes.
By Joe Herbert M.B, Ph.D. on August 13, 2017 in Hormones and the Brain
A recent book on the poet Robert Lowell raises some fascinating questions about the relation between bipolar disorder and creativity
By Russ Federman Ph.D., A.B.P.P. on July 14, 2017 in Bipolar You
A discussion of the importance of allowing the emotional pain that may accompany the bipolar diagnosis.
By David Leite on July 11, 2017 in Notes on a Banana
Bipolar disorder can take it toll. These six life strategies can make all the difference.
By Emily Deans M.D. on June 23, 2017 in Evolutionary Psychiatry
A gene related to ion channels common to many families with mental illness leads us to new discoveries and treatments based on actual brain pathology.
By Christopher Bergland on May 02, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
The largest MRI meta-analysis ever conducted has identified a new "roadmap" of bipolar disorder and how it impacts the brain.
By Susan Noonan MD on April 19, 2017 in View From the Mist
Grieve the losses you experience with depression and you will be better able to move on.