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New Book Helps Those with Bipolar Disorder Manage Diets - and Lives

Author Sarah Freeman recently published a new book entitled, " The Bipolar Diet: Managing Mood, Food and Weight ." The book is designed to provide a roadmap for those with bipolar disorder on improving diet and making lifestyle changes that can improve both mental and physical health. ...

Patients With Bipolar Disorder at Increased Risk for Wide Range of Health Problems, Thomson Reuters Study Finds

ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study from Thomson Reuters found that patients with bipolar disorder were at greater risk for a wide range of medical conditions than a control group of patients with no mental health diagnoses. The study analyzed de-identi...

Seroquel's First- and Second-Line Patient Share Has Grown Since Last Year's Analysis of Prescribing Trends in Bipolar Disorder

Although Risperidone Is Now Available In Generics, There Is No Clear Evidence of Expanded Uptake in Early Lines of Therapy, According to a New Report from Decision Resources Patient-Flow Forecasts Need to Take Into Account Shifts in Seroquel XR's Use by Line of Therapy Over the Next Two Years...

Schering-Plough Announces European Filing of SYCREST(R) (asenapine) for the Treatment of Schizophrenia and Bipolar I Disorder

KENILWORTH, N.J., June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Schering-Plough Corporation (NYSE: SGP ) today announced that the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) has validated (accepted for review) the company's Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) for SYCREST(R) (asenapine) sublingual tablets for the ...

Specialty care costs for patients with bipolar disorder are higher than diabetes and other chronic diseases

SAN FRANCISCO -- Mayo Clinic researchers have found that bipolar disorder is more costly than other chronic conditions such as diabetes, depression, asthma or coronary artery disease. These findings are based on a review of health care claim costs. Specialty care costs (the costs of seeing any spe...

Specialty Care Costs for Patients With Bipolar Disorder Are Higher Than Diabetes and Other Chronic Diseases

SAN FRANCISCO, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mayo Clinic researchers have found that bipolar disorder is more costly than other chronic conditions such as diabetes, depression, asthma or coronary artery disease. These findings are based on a review of health care claim costs. Specialty ...

FDA Grants Approval for Use of RISPERDAL(R) CONSTA(R) as Both a Monotherapy and Adjunctive Therapy in the Maintenance Treatment of Bipolar I Disorder

RISPERDAL(R) CONSTA(R) is the First and Only Long-Acting Antipsychotic Therapy Available for Bipolar I Disorder TITUSVILLE, N.J., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Janssen(R), Division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved ...

For Bipolar Depression, Surveyed Experts Indicate That Current and Emerging Therapies Have No Advantage Over Seroquel in Decreasing the Severity of Symptoms

Lamictal Will Retain Decision Resources' Clinical Gold Standard Status for Bipolar Depression, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcar...

New National Online Survey Says Bipolar Depressive Symptoms Have Impact on Day-To-Day Tasks as Well as Social Activities(1)

Ninety Percent of People Being Treated for Bipolar Disorder Say They Have Difficulty with Day-To-Day Tasks Due to Depressive Symptoms (1) WASHINGTON, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- A new national online survey of more than 2,000 people living with bipolar disorder and 500 physicians who treat pat...

Repligen Licenses Patent Rights for Treatment of Bipolar Disorder

WALTHAM, Mass., March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Repligen Corporation (Nasdaq: RGEN ) announced today that it has exclusively licensed worldwide rights for the use of uridine in the treatment of patients with bipolar disorder from McLean Hospital. The use of uridine in the treatment of patien...

National Audience of Psychiatrists Assembling in Chicago for Conference on Bipolar Disorder and ADHD

CHICAGO, March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- A national audience of psychiatrists and psychiatric advanced practitioners is gathering in Chicago April 2-4, 2009 for the continuing medical education (CME) conference "Bipolar Disorder and ADHD: Solving Clinical Challenges, Improving Patient Care" at the Westin...

HealthyPlace.com, the Largest Consumer Mental Health Site, Launches Mediminder, a Free Medication Reminder Tool for the More Than 30 Million People Who Suffer From Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder and Other Mental Health Conditions

SAN ANTONIO, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthyPlace.com , which provides the most extensive depression and anxiety information on the internet, unveils Mediminder, a mental health medication reminder tool which alerts people daily via e-mail or text message when it's time to take their antid...

HealthyPlace.com, the Largest Consumer Mental Health Site, Re-Launches With Important New Features for the More Than 30 Million People Who Suffer from Anxiety, Depression and Bipolar Disorder

SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthyPlace.com , which provides the most extensive depression and anxiety information on the internet, unveils several important new features for those who suffer from mood disorder-related illnesses. HealthyPlace.com now features HealthyPlace Med...

AstraZeneca Announces SEROQUEL XR is Now Available to Treat Bipolar Depression

SEROQUEL XR is Now Approved to Treat the Depressive, Manic, and Mixed Episodes of Bipolar Disorder WILMINGTON, Del., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN ) today launched its once-daily SEROQUEL XR(R) (quetiapine fumarate) Extended-Release Tablets for the acute treat...

Common Genes Link Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia

Large Swedish study suggests reappraisal of conditions as distinct entities needed FRIDAY, Jan. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia appear to share common genetic causes, a new, far-reaching Swedish study concludes. In analyzing three decades of generationa...

WellPoint Announces Innovative Program to Help Improve the Care of Members Suffering With Bipolar Disorder

INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP ), the nation's largest health benefits company and its affiliated health plans, announced today the expansion of its innovative disease management program designed to help improve the care accessed by members in its affiliated ...

Repligen Initiates Phase 2b Clinical Trial of RG2417 in Bipolar Disorder

WALTHAM, Mass., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Repligen Corporation (Nasdaq: RGEN ) announced today that the Company has initiated a Phase 2b clinical trial to evaluate the use of RG2417, an oral formulation of uridine, in patients with bipolar depression. This Phase 2b study is a multi-cen...

Children of Older Fathers at Risk for Bipolar Disorder

Offspring of men 55 and older were 1.37 times more likely to be diagnosed, study finds TUESDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) -- The older the father, the greater his child's risk for bipolar disorder. That's the conclusion of a new study by Swedish researchers who compared 13,428 peopl...

New study finds that add-on therapy improves depressive symptoms in bipolar disorder

Philadelphia, PA, September 2, 2008 Lingering depression is a serious and common problem in bipolar disorder, and does not resolve well with existing treatments. Because individuals with both depression and bipolar disorder experience a glutathione deficiency, an antioxidant that protects cells ...

Children of older fathers more likely to have bipolar disorder

Older age among fathers may be associated with an increased risk for bipolar disorder in their offspring, according to a report in the September issue of Archives of General Psychiatry , one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Bipolar disorder is a common, severe mood disorder involving episodes of...

Family therapy helps relieve depression symptoms in bipolar teens

Family-focused therapy, when combined with medication, appears effective in stabilizing symptoms of depression among teens with bipolar disorder, according to a report in the September issue of Archives of General Psychiatry , one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Between one-half and two-thirds ...

The ECNP consensus statement on bipolar depression

This release is available in Spanish . Bipolar disorder is one of the most important psychiatric diseases, often associated with considerable treatment needs and tremendous social and occupational burden for both the individual and family (Pini et al., 2005). Previously also labelled mani...

Depression and Bipolar Results Worth Striving For - A New Recovery Model For Mental Illness

It is possible to live an exceptional life with depression or bipolar. The Bipolar Advantage Program is an integrated approach of professional care that addresses your physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, relationship, and career needs that can help you to set realistic goals. Through better E...

The ECNP consensus statement on bipolar depression

Bipolar disorder is one of the most complex and challenging mental disorder in the spectrum. Bipolar disorder is typically associated with considerable acute and longterm treatment needs and may be associated in the course of illness with times of tremendous social burden for both the individual a...

Report confirms increased risk of smoking, substance abuse in bipolar adolescents

A study from the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) supports previous reports that adolescents with bipolar disorder are at increased risk for smoking and substance abuse. The article appearing in the June Drug and Alcohol Dependence describing the largest such investigation to date and the fi...

FDA Approves AstraZeneca's Seroquel(R) for Maintenance Treatment in Bipolar Disorder

WILMINGTON, Del., May 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved SEROQUEL(R) (quetiapine fumarate tablets) for the maintenance treatment of patients with bipolar I disorder, as adjunct therapy to lithium or...

HAP Offers Web-Based Support for Depression and Bipolar Disorder

DETROIT, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- People with bipolar disorder and depression can find hope and help with HAP's online support services. HAP's interactive Health Care Decision Support system, available through the Web site http://www.hap.org, offers "one-click" access to a hos...

A Drug That Carries a Lower Risk of Weight Gain Than AstraZeneca's Seroquel and Has Antimanic and Antidepressant Effects Would Earn a 30 Percent Patient Share in Bipolar Disorder Treatment

Seroquel's Successor, Seroquel XR, Will Earn a 16 Percent Patient Share in the Bipolar Disorder Market by 2016, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advis...

Breast Cancer Drug Might Treat Bipolar Disorder

Tamoxifen may ease condition's mania phase, but side effects could be a problem, experts say MONDAY, March 3 (HealthDay News) -- A drug commonly used to treat breast cancer may one day help manage symptoms of mania, or the "high" phase experienced by people with bipolar disorder, resea...

ABILIFY approved for acute treatment of bipolar I disorder in patients 10 to 17 years old

TOKYO, JAPAN & PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY, FEBRUARY 29 -- Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the supplemental New Drug Application for ABILIFY (aripiprazole) for the acute treatment of ma...

Studies find stable sleep patterns and regular routines may improve outcomes in bipolar disorder

Boca Raton, FL, December 8, 2007 Bipolar disorder, commonly known as manic-depressive disorder, is highly influenced by the circadian system the bodys internal clock and a specific kind of psychotherapy may help decrease irregularities in the circadian system that can trigger key symptoms of bi...

Facial expressions have greater impact on kids with bipolar disorder

PROVIDENCE, R.I. Children with bipolar disorder respond differently to facial expressions than children without psychiatric disorders, according to a new study led by a Bradley Hospital researcher. These findings provide additional insight into the neurobiology of pediatric bipolar disorder. T...

ABILIFY(R) (aripiprazole) Supplemental New Drug Application for the Treatment of Pediatric Patients with Bipolar I Disorder Accepted for Priority Review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

- Otsuka-sponsored Study Evaluated Use of ABILIFY in Patients Ages 10 to 17 - TOKYO, Japan and PRINCETON, N.J., Nov. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) announced today that the U.S. Food and ...

Misconceptions About Bipolar Disorder Explained, From the Harvard Health Letter

BOSTON, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Portrayals of bipolar disorder seem to be cropping up everywhere -- in the news, in movies, and on television. The November 2007 issue of the Harvard Health Letter dispels some myths and misunderstandings about this condition. Bipolar disorder is di...

Tamoxifen Helps Treat Bipolar Disorder

Discovery may lead to new drug to treat manic phase of the illness, study says WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12 (HealthDay News) -- The breast cancer drug tamoxifen helps control the manic phase of bipolar disorder, and works faster than many standard medications used to treat the chronic mental il...

Manic phase of bipolar disorder benefits from breast cancer medication

The medication tamoxifen, best known as a treatment for breast cancer, dramatically reduces symptoms of the manic phase of bipolar disorder more quickly than many standard medications for the mental illness, a new study shows. Researchers at the National Institutes of Healths National Institute o...

APA Comments on FDA's First Approval of Medication to Treat Pediatric Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Psychiatric Association (APA) applauds the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its review of scientific evidence that led to the approval of a new treatment for two severe psychiatric disorders in children. The APA is plea...

Rates of bipolar diagnosis in youth rapidly climbing, treatment patterns similar to adults

The number of visits to a doctors office that resulted in a diagnosis of bipolar disorder in children and adolescents has increased by 40 times over the last decade, reported researchers funded in part by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Over the same time period, the number of visits by a...

Study documents rapid increase in youth bipolar disorder diagnoses

CHICAGO The estimated number of youth with office visits with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder substantially increased between 1994 and 2003, while adult visits with a bipolar disorder diagnoses appeared to almost double, according to a report in the September issue of Archives of General Psychiat...

New Database to Help Speed Search for Bipolar Disorder Genes

Free online data covering 20 years of study to aid researchers in hunt for treatments FRIDAY, Aug. 24 (HealthDay News) -- A free public online database launched recently may help speed efforts to identify genes associated with an increased risk of bipolar disorder, a mood disorder commonly marke...
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