Bipolar Disorder – Signs of Mania

Bipolar Disorder - Signs of Mania

Hey everyone. My name is Megan and I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Here are most of my signs when I’m manic. A lot of the time it is hard to not…

Treating bipolar disorder (mania, depression, anxiety) with anti-psychotics and mood stabilisers.
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Cuddigan Law Supports NAMI in the Wake of Patient Dumping

Omaha, Nebraska (PRWEB) June 03, 2014

The members of Cuddigan Law, P.C., L.L.O. are reaffirming their commitment to mental health sufferers nationwide by renewing their sponsorship of the annual National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Walks fundraiser on June 14. The nationwide NAMI Walks help raise awareness of the many forms of mental illness throughout the United States, promoting early intervention, continued research, and improved treatments. The organization relies on sponsorship and donations, providing all services at no cost to the public (1).

The Nevada Busing Scandal Calls Attention to Mistreatment of the Mentally Ill

While mistreatment of mentally ill patients has been occurring for years, the recent patient dumping scandal in Nevada has called attention to the tragic acts committed against suffering patients. In a CBS special report on mental health, Dan Rather revealed that Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital in Las Vegas has allegedly been discharging mentally ill patients and sending them to California via one-way bus tickets instead of treating them (2). Many such patients had never been to California, had no family in the state, and were not given any follow-up treatment plans or housing arrangements. Investigators later discovered that Rawson-Neal, Nevadas primary hospital for the care of the mentally ill, similarly shipped over 1,500 psychiatric patients to other states in the past 5 years (3).

NAMI Takes Aim at Perception, Intervention, and Treatment

Scandals such as the one in Nevada are unfortunately common, leaving mental health victims to suffer in silence from the invisible disease. According to NAMIs website, one in four adult Americans experience a mental health disorder each year, and one in 17 suffers from a serious mental illness such as bipolar disorder, depression, or schizophrenia (4).

Members of the Cuddigan Law team annually support NAMI Nebraska by raising funds for the Walks, sponsoring walkers, mapping the walk route and assisting in set-up and registration. Timothy J. Cuddigan served as president of the organizations Nebraska chapter from 2009-2013, and remains a dedicated NAMI member (5). He can be contacted at http://www.cuddiganlaw.com or at (402) 933-5405.

Anyone is welcome to take part in the walk on June 14, 2014 at Elmwood Park in Omaha. Participants may register or donate at NAMI Walks Nebraska.

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How Is Bipolar Disorder Treated? | Mood Disorders

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Murder of Laura Babcock leaves lingering questions for police

Murder of Laura Babcock leaves lingering questions for police
Friends say she told them she was diagnosed with severe depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder. Every doctor told her something different. Some told her nothing was wrong at all. “There was a time that she really …
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Tragedy of Liverpool mum who died penniless after her benefits stopped
Annette suffered from a mental illness similar to bipolar disorder and was unable to hold down a job. Mrs Sorotos, from Childwall, who has taken care of Kieron since her niece's death, … “Annette was crying out for help because she needed her …
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Health and wellness events: Support groups and more
Register. Prostate Cancer Support Group: 7-8:30 p.m. Josephine Ford Cancer Center-Downriver, 19675 Allen, Brownstown Twp. 734-379-9434. WEDNESDAY. Bipolar Support Group: 7 p.m. Crittenton Hospital Medical Center, 1101 W. University, Rochester.
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Bipolar Parenting and Stigma
Telling family members we have Bipolar Disorder is often difficult and embarrassing. We never know if we are going to receive their on-going support or if they are going to put us down and judge us as parents because of an illness we have no control over.
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Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Chief of Psychiatric Services at Alameda County Medical Center along with the President of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance discuss new treatments…

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Behavioral Health Expert Ben Brafman Encourages Regular Mental Health Check-ins


Fort Lauderdale, Fla (PRWEB) April 30, 2014

Behavioral health expert Ben Brafman encourages everyone to regularly take stock of their mental health. With recent news events such as the shootings in Fort Hood and Kansas City raising questions about mental illness and violence, its a good time to talk about mental health.

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Brookhaven Retreat Observes National Mental Health Month in May


Knoxville, TN (PRWEB) May 06, 2014

Since 1949, May has been recognized as National Mental Health Month. This annual campaign strives to increase awareness, education and understanding of the importance of mental health to overall well-being.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, roughly 26 percent of American adults, nearly one in four, suffer from diagnosable mental illnesses, which are the leading cause of disability in Canada and the United States. Forty-five percent of people with a mental health disorder are diagnosed with two or more, referred to as co-occurring disorders.

Most mental health disorders fall into two categories: mood and personality. Nearly 21 million, or roughly 9 percent, of Americans over the age of 18 have been diagnosed with a mood disorder. These consist of depressive, bipolar and anxiety disorders and commonly co-occur with one another. Eighty-five percent of people diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder show symptoms of other mental health illnesses.

Due to a variety of factors, women are much more likely to be diagnosed with a mood or personality disorder, but are often too afraid or ashamed to seek out help. Raising awareness on the prevalence and symptoms of mental disorders is vital in encouraging women who need help to seek help. But first women must acknowledge that it is possible to get better and live a fulfilling life.

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Back from the Brink: True Stories & Practical Help for Overcoming Depression

Back from the Brink: True Stories & Practical Help for Overcoming Depression
In Back from the Brink: True Stories and Practical Help for Overcoming Depression and Bipolar Disorder, mental health advocate and depression survivor Graeme Cowan works to shine a light. For those with depression and bipolar disorder as well as their …
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Black Box glamorizes bipolar disorder
Dr. Catherine Black (Kelly Reilly) is a world-renowned neuroscientist who specializes in bipolar disorder and who, unbeknown to her colleagues or her boyfriend, suffers from the disease herself. It's hard to believe she's kept it secret, given that she …
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Treatment of Bipolar Disorder

Michael Di Paolo, Ph.D., gives a 1 3/4 hour presentation on treatment of bipolar disorder, including state of the art medication, and other helpful practices…
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Living with Bipolar Disorder

Living with Bipolar Disorder
It is important to be aware of the symptoms of bipolar disorder, in both manic and depressed states. The best known symptom of mania is an extreme increase in energy and happiness, but in some people, it may present as an increase in irritability and …
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Check Up: Study suggests link between migraines, bipolar disorder
She now wants to explore the possibility of a shared biological link between bipolar disorder and migraine. Valproic acid, an antiseizure medicine, is used to treat mania and prevent migraines. Abnormal inflammatory mechanisms have been found in both, …
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