Bipolar Weekly Round Up

Here are some of the latest articles on bipolar, its research, its treatment, and how to live a successful life with it.

Risk, Predictors of Postpartum Psychosis in Women With Bipolar Disorder

This brief article by Brandon May summarizes a study done reflecting the impact of sleep deprivation in new mothers and the likelihood of manic or psychotic response. As someone who went through this very experience it was quite interesting to read. I recommend it.

4 Myths You Shouldn’t Believe About Bipolar Disorder

A lightly worded yet succinct overview of some of the key myths about how we see bipolar disorder. With a bit of an alternate perspective it’s an interesting approach to this difficult condition.

Adjunctive Therapies for Bipolar Disorder Show Promise, Need More Evidence

In this article you’ll find a bit more in-depth reviews of some up and coming treatments for bipolar disorder: Telehealth, Mobile Technology and related E-Strategies, Psychoeducation and Psychotherapy as well as Targeted, Nutritional, and Hormone Therapies.

Brighter Days Ahead: Light Therapy Effective for Bipolar Depression

I do light therapy and although I’m not perfect at it I would have to admit it can be helpful. Here is a brief article on how beneficial it can be. In fact there a study cited reflect what appears to be a decrease in depressive thoughts after just a few weeks of concerted light therapy.

STEPHEN FRY DISCUSSES MENTAL HEALTH AND BATTLE WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER: ‘I’M NOT GOING TO KID MYSELF THAT IT’S CURED’

This is a great opportunity to hear one person’s story about their experience. A much more entertaining than what I can usually pull off so I’m somewhat envious (okay, a lot!)  but Fry’s contributions to the dialog is always interesting.

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