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Blog posts : "bipolar disorder"

Children with bipolar disorder: Maybe true, definitely troubling

April 24, 2012

If the incidence of a childhood illness increased 4,000% in 9 years, you would think more people would be alarmed. The diagnosis of Pediatric Bipolar Disorder (PBD) did increase that much from 1994 to 2003, and is still on the rise. There is more buzz in the media about it the past few years…

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Mental health and women in history: Mary Todd Lincoln

March 15, 2012

WASHINGTON, March 15, 2012—March is Women’s History Month, and Mary Todd Lincoln is a remarkable character in history. She is primarily remembered as being the wife of a famous man who was as undemonstrative and she was demonstrative, and for having mental and emotional issues that intensified o…

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Name calling: Not to excuse it but we all do it

March 8, 2012

Anytime we slap a negative label on someone we have accomplished three things. First, we have discerned a difference between that person and ourself. Second, we have decided the difference puts the other in a derogatory light. Third, we create an “us” versus “them” situation. Here is where a gro…

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Depression has a new adversary: TMS

February 26, 2012

WASHINGTON, February, 25, 2012 - TMS is almost new. It has been around several years, and is getting more media buzz everyday as a treatment for medication-resistant depression. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is the use of magnetic pulses to stimulate mood related areas of the brain. It…

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Being bipolar: Hyper-hare or slo-mo tortoise

January 28, 2012

WASHINGTON, January, 27, 2012 - Martin is in his late thirties and depressed. He is fatigued, can’t concentrate, or make decisions. His mood is sad and irritable, and he thinks about suicide. “I know how I screwed up my life a few months ago,” said Martin, “But it seems like it was someone else …

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