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When a Childs Anxieties Need Sorting

By ABBY ELLIN WHEN the 10-year-old son of Brooke Garber Neidich, a chairwoman at the Whitney Museum, was having difficulty in school, there was only one person who was able to give him a proper diagnosis: Dr. Harold Koplewicz. When Debra G. Perelman, a daughter of the Revlon chairman Ronald O. Perelman, wanted to address […]

Misdiagnosing bipolar disorder – Do clinicians show heuristic biases?

Misdiagnosing bipolar disorder – Do clinicians show heuristic biases? BACKGROUND: Bipolar disorders (BD) are often misdiagnosed. Clinicians seem to use heuristics instead of following the recommendations of diagnostic manuals. Bruchmüller and Meyer (2009) suggest that ‘reduced sleep’ is a prototypic criterion that increases the likelihood of a bipolar diagnosis.

Finding Love with Bipolar Disorder: Those Nasty Perceptions of Damaged Goods

By Russ Federman, Ph.D., ABPP Created May 15 2011 – 3:25pm One of the more challenging issues for young adults with bipolar disorder involves the prospect of finding a fulfilling and enduring love relationship. Self-esteem is difficult enough when you’re having a hard time sustaining emotional stability. Add to this, the impact on others from […]

Bipolar Disorder, A Serious Psychiatric Disorder

Misdiagnosed By Professionals And Unrecognized By Loved Ones Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depressive disorder or manic depression, is a psychiatric disorder that causes extreme shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out everyday tasks. It is a serious mental illness requiring specialized treatment, but the problem, according to Kimberly […]

Bipolar Disorder Support Tips for Caregivers

According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), more than 10 million people in the U.S. are affected with bipolar disorder (BP). BP is also known as manic depression. The median age of BP is 25-years-old, and men and women are equally diagnosed with the disease There are two phases of the BP illness: […]

Which of the Following is the Most Common Neuropsychiatric Disorder in Bipolar Disorder?

Psychiatric Times. Q&A  By Roger S. McIntyre, MD, FRCPC | March 10, 2011 Dr McIntyre is associate professor of psychiatry and pharmacology at the University of Toronto and head of the Mood Disorders Psychopharmacology Unit at the University Health Network, Toronto, Canada. Dr McIntyre is involved in multiple research endeavors, which primarily aim to characterize […]

Bipolar Disorder and Sleep Problems

Bipolar Disorder and Sleep Problems Changes in sleep that last for more than two weeks or interfere with your life can point to an underlying condition. Of course, many things may contribute to sleep problems. Here’s what you need to know about the many connections between bipolar disorder and sleep, and what you can do […]

The Junior Research Bipolar Foundation

The Junior Research Bipolar Foundation Turning the Corner on Treatment Ten years of JBRF-supported research has turned an important corner, both for families that suffer with bipolar disorder and for psychiatric research in general.  Quite simply, this line of research has: Defined a specific syndrome based on heritable features (which indicate genetic causation rather than […]

Bipolar disorder and substance abuse: Overcome the challenges of ‘dual diagnosis’ patients

Bipolar disorder and substance abuse: Overcome the challenges of ‘dual diagnosis’ patients • Birds of a feather • Integrated clinical management Bryan K. Tolliver, MD, PhD  Assistant professor, Clinical neuroscience division, Department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC  Discuss this article at http://currentpsychiatry.blogspot.com/2010/08/bipolar-disorder-and-substance-abuse.html#comments After testing positive for cocaine on a recent court-mandated […]

Single MRI Scan ‘Could Help Diagnose Bipolar Disorder

Single MRI Scan ‘Could Help Diagnose Bipolar Disorder   June 24, 2010   A single MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan may soon help hundreds of thousands of people with bipolar disorder to get a faster, more accurate – and possibly life-saving – diagnosis, a leading researcher reported at the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ International Congress. Professor […]

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