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By On December 3rd, 2018

Lack of insurance acceptance is driving America’s mental health problems

It is all but undeniable that America has a growing issue with mental health and lack of treatment. The latest estimates suggest that nearly one-in-five Americans live with some form of diagnosable mental illness, however, less than half receive regular treatment. There are a number of factors that contribute to the low rates of mental…

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By On November 6th, 2018

Do you know the difference between bipolar 1 and bipolar 2?

If you ask most people what bipolar disorder is, they are usually able to give you the broad strokes; bipolar disorder is a mental health issue characterized by extreme states of depression or mania. While this is technically correct, it also belies how little people truly understand the nuances that can make a serious health…

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By On September 4th, 2018

MRI’s may hold the key to better diagnosing people with depression and bipolar disorder

Diagnosing mental illnesses has always been notoriously difficult and with a high risk for misdiagnosis. After all, mental health professionals typically have to rely only on the subjective information from patients and surveys used to gauge symptoms as objectively as possible to form a diagnosis. Complicating matters further is the fact that many mental illnesses…

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By On August 16th, 2018

New coping strategies may help those with bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder has been clinically recognized for years, but the mechanisms that underly the condition and the ways the disorder expresses itself have remained poorly understood. Now, researchers say they have identified a unique way that bipolar disorder expresses itself that can improve treatment and therapy options for those with the disorder. As researchers from…

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By On January 2nd, 2018

Jenifer Lewis explains how bipolar disorder crept into her life

If you go by what society thinks or how it is presented in TV or movies, it should be easy to tell if you have bipolar disorder – or any mental illness. However, as actor, singer, and dancer Jenifer Lewis discovered, living with bipolar disorder can be much more complicated and can affect your life…

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By On August 21st, 2017

Brain wiring explains how siblings avoid bipolar disorder despite high risk

Bipolar disorder is believed to be deeply rooted in genetics, meaning it can be passed hereditarily through family members. There’s just one thing that has always confused researchers. If bipolar disorder is genetic, how do siblings avoid experiencing the same mental illness as their brother or sister? Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at…

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By On July 27th, 2016

Can Sunglasses Help Manage Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorder affects people in countless ways that can derail an otherwise happy and healthy life. Perhaps the biggest way BD affects people is by causing problems getting enough sleep. Thankfully, researchers thank they have found a way to help those with bipolar disorder, depression, or even general sleep troubles get the rest their body…

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By On February 8th, 2016

Ten Percent of People With Depression or Anxiety May Also Have Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is believed to be widely under-diagnosed, with many people going their entire lives without ever being clinically diagnosed or treated. However, a new study may provide a new avenue to improve diagnosis rates by improving identification of bipolar disorder in individuals who have already been diagnosed with depression or anxiety. The new report,…

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