Thursday, January 12, 2017

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Carrie Fisher Passes

A champion who shone light on bi-polar sickness, someone who gave courage to everyone else struggling in the dark. RIP.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Keep a job with mental illness

Found this conversation going on at Reddit.

https://www.reddit.com/r/BipolarReddit/comments/5ca298/how_to_keep_your_job_with_a_serious_mental_illness/

Including:

Step 1: Do not tell anyone you work with that you have a mental health condition.Just don’t. I wish that this was different, that we lived in a world where our health condition didn’t affect how we are viewed in the workplace, but that just isn’t our reality. Someday, this will be different, but today is not that day.

If you tell the truth, you will almost certainly be discriminated against. This ranges from illegal discrimination to smaller, legal ways like getting passed up on a project or promotion, or stigma from your coworkers if you need special accommodations. All these ways you will be discriminated against add up and seriously impact your career.

But the conversation in the comment section is worth the read.

Monday, September 28, 2015

FDA Approves New Drug Vraylar

A new antipsychotic drug that can be used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in adults has been approved by the FDA.
Vraylar belongs to a class of drugs known as atypical antipsychotics. Others in this group include Abilify (aripiprazole), Seroquel (quetiapine) and Risperdal (risperidone).

Monday, December 8, 2014

Latest Updates and Research on Bi Polar

New research have opened scientific understanding and clinical management of bipolar disorder. Recent advances in bipolar disease research are described in this month's special issue of Harvard Review of Psychiatry.
 Some of the new research includes:

  •  The role of white matter disease. 
  • Stress and HPA axis function. 
  • Effectiveness of lithium. 
  •  Functional remediation. 

 More information: Harvard Review of Psychiatry, journals.lww.com/hrpjournal/pages/currenttoc.aspx