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Computerized brain training tackles bipolar disorder: Interview Special

A new study from Harvard University and McLean Hospital is the first to show that a type of computerized brain training can drive gains in measures of cognition among patients with bipolar disorder. To find out more, we spoke with the researchers.

Bipolar disorder linked with gray matter loss

A new study indicates global bipolar disorder is connected to thinning of gray matter in the brain regions responsible for inhibition and emotion. This finding comes from the University of Oslo’s Faculty of Medicine.

Failures of antidepressants for bipolar disorder

A new study demonstrates how antidepressants administered to people suffering with rapid-cycling bipolar disorder led to continuing depression and mood cycling.

Review: Peter Goodman’s 'Buzzkill' — Bipolar disorder in the raw Special

Sydney - Bipolar disorder affects millions of people. It’s a little understood condition, and books from the frontline perspective of those having a bipolar condition are few. Peter Goodman’s Buzzkill is a look at the facts.

Review: Smaller space gives 'next to normal' intimate feel in Toronto Special

Toronto - Many contemporary stage musicals, especially big ones, can't help reminding you of the old “Futurama” line: “You can't just have your characters announce how they feel. That makes me feel angry!” That advice could have helped “next to normal”.

The many faces of bipolar disorder Special

Christine Adewunmi, a 37-year-old stay-at-home mom and a former physical education teacher from Missouri, was struggling with bipolar disorder, depression, including researching suicide methods online.

The Dandy Highwayman returns: Adam Ant's first album in 17 years

Adam Ant yesterday released a new album entitled ‘Adam Ant Is The Blueblack Hussar In Marrying The Gunner’s Daughter.’ The new album is the London born artist’s first since the release of ‘Wonderful’ in 1995.

Jesse Jackson Jr. in Washington; work schedule unclear

Washington - After an unscheduled and highly secretive hiatus from his job as a U.S. congressman that began in June, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is at back at his Washington home.

Bipolar disorder: Scientists find the genetic key

Researchers have zeroed in on the specific gene that causes manic symptoms in individuals suffering from bipolar disorder.

Op-Ed: Dr. Joseph Biederman Plays God With ADHD Meds

Harvard child psychiatrist Joseph Biederman has been advocating powerful medication for mental illnesses such as ADHD and bipolar disorder for decades. His methods are now coming under scrutiny.

Could Bipolar Disorder Be Behind Britney Spears' Downward Spiral?

Sources close to Spears allege the star suffers from a bipolar disorder and has not been on her medication. This comes as more information leaks out about the Thursday night hysterics that resulted in her losing visitation rights with her children.

Ketamine: There is Help for 'untreatable depression' patients

Unlike antidepressants, ketamine affects the body's glutamatergic system, which regulates learning and memory. It's theorized that this system also affects mood, which may explain why ketamine appears to relieve depression symptoms. The NIH has performed
 

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According to police  Christine Adewunmi was battling mental illness. She shot her three girls  8-yea...
According to police, Christine Adewunmi was battling mental illness. She shot her three girls, 8-year-old Lauren, 6-year-old Samantha, and 3-year-old Kate, before taking her own life
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Just read it. Interesting  insightful  and downright hilarious in many places.
Just read it. Interesting, insightful, and downright hilarious in many places.
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