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World Bipolar Day: Up the awareness and reduce the stigma

It is estimated that approximately 2.4% of people around the world have had a diagnosis of bipolar disorder at some point in their lives. The USA has one of the highest lifetime rates of bipolar disorder with 4.4% of the population living with the condition. 30 March 2018 is World Bipolar Day – an initiative … Read more

This One-Day Anti-SAD Diet Will Perk You Right Up

INFOGRAPHIC, SAD, seasonal affective disorder

As daylight hours decrease and temperatures start to cool down, we’re more susceptible to seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a form of depression related to a change in seasons. Its main cause is that change in light, which affects our levels of melatonin and circadian rhythm (sleep cycle) as well as our levels of mood-regulating neurotransmitter … Read more

This is Expired: Bipolar Disorder: Beyond the Basics webinar, Tuesday, December 12 at 7:00 PM ET/ 4:00 PM

Adult Bipolar Disorder 2017

Families for Depression Awareness is presenting a free Bipolar Disorder: Beyond the Basics webinar on Tuesday, December 12 at 7:00 PM ET/ 4:00 PM PT. Presenters, Dr. Marcy Thompson and mental health advocate Pata Suyemoto, will discuss difficult situations that can arise for families living with bipolar disorder and offer some suggestions for how to … Read more

This is Expired: Not Broken-Premieres Oct 30 at 9pm on PBS 6.

Not Broken

A look into the lives of seven young people living with mental illness, told in their own words. Not Broken is a new original one-hour documentary from Arizona Public Media that presents a candid, unflinching, yet hopeful portrait of youth living with mental health challenges. The participants featured in the film represent a range of … Read more

TIME Mag Ketamine article, New Hope for Depression

Time Magazine Ketamine, depression article. 2017

© Copyright Time Magazine 2017 Every week, when Ian Hanley sits down with his therapist, he goes through a list of depression treatments he’s been researching online. The best-known treatments at the top of the list–half a dozen antidepressants and known combinations of those drugs–are all crossed out. “My therapist says he’s never had this … Read more

Inside Los Angeles Clinic That Uses Ketamine to Treat Depression

Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles

Depression is all too common, especially among people in the tech sector. That’s why denizens of Silicon Beach have been flocking to a local clinic that offers a radical alternative when standard treatments fall short. But Mandel is well past the trial stage in his own practice. He’s been operating the Ketamine Clinics of Los … Read more

Local news review the Dbsa Wellness Tracker

DBSA Wellness Tracker

CHICAGO (WLS) — We use apps on our phones for just about everything, but can an app make you feel better, sleep more or calm down? The potential for smartphone therapy is enormous, doctors say. Dbsa Wellness Tracker, from Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. Every year, 20 percent of Americans have symptoms of depression or … Read more

Swab of your DNA can help doctors prescribe the best for meds for Mood disorders

Genesight Psychotropic Sample Report

The GeneSight Psychotropic laboratory developed a test that analyzes how your genes affect the way your body may respond to FDA-approved medicines commonly prescribed to treat depression, anxiety, bipolar disease, schizophrenia or other behavioral health conditions. Treatments can involve much trial and error when it comes to medications, as not everyone responds the same way … Read more