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Best of the Blogs Award

tags: Bipolar disorder, manic-depressive illness, mental health, blog awards Wow, my blog was given another award! This time, Living the Scientific Life was recognized by Psych Central as being one of the top ten blogs to go to to read about bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness. The top ten list for bipolar disorder…

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day

tags: suicide, world suicide prevention day, mental health, depression, bipolar disorder Suicide is a major public health issue and accounts for nearly 3% of all deaths worldwide — around the world, one million people will die by suicide this year. But suicide is a taboo subject that many people, regardless of age, sex, socioeconomic status…

tags: researchblogging.org, mental health, suicide, depression, bipolar disorder, SSRIs, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, antidepressants, FDA black-box warning Prozac. Image: Tom Varco After a 2003 report linking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs, with increased suicide rates among children and teen agers was published, the use of this class of antidepressants in these age groups has…

tags: researchblogging.org, bipolar disorder, manic-depressive illness, mental health, research Those of you who suffer from bipolar disorder, as I do, will be pleased to learn that some novel treatments are being developed for this illness, thanks to research combined with careful observations.

tags: bipolar disorder, mania, manic mouse, psychiatric research Some of you, like me, suffer from bipolar disorder or might know someone who does, so I thought I’d take this opportunity to write a little about the creation of a mouse model to study the genetics that are thought to underlie the manic phase of bipolar…