Daily Archives: July 5, 2016

We Shall Over Come

It’s a beautiful day and I’m inside. Scared. I don’t know how to get out of this repetition. I don’t know how to get out on my own. I drag myself down, down, down. Catch me I scream in silence. … Continue reading

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My Prayer

I asked God for strength, that I might achieve; I was made weak, that I might learn humbly to obey. I asked for health, that I might do greater things; I was given infirmity, that I might do better things. I asked … Continue reading

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Attitude of Gratitude Affirmations

Present Tense Affirmations I have an attitude of gratitude My thoughts are focused on positivity and thankfulness I am sincerely grateful and this attracts positivity into my life I take time to be grateful for something as simple as a … Continue reading

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Potential New Target Found for Developing Medications to Treat Bipolar Disorder

Medications that target the protein BAG1, which regulates a process that can trigger symptoms in people who have bipolar disorder, may offer a new way of treating the disease, according to NIMH scientists. Their study was published online June 18, … Continue reading

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Embracing the SPIRIT of reducing suicide

September 21, 2015 • Science Update NIMH, the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) have announced a significant collaboration on a new 4-year, $6.8 million study called Suicide Prevention for at-Risk … Continue reading

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Intensive Psychotherapy More Effective Than Brief Therapy for Treating Bipolar Depression

April 2, 2007 • Press Release Patients taking medications to treat bipolar disorder are more likely to get well faster and stay well if they receive intensive psychotherapy, according to results from the Systematic Treatment Enhancement Program for Bipolar Disorder … Continue reading

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Bipolar Spectrum Disorder May Be Underrecognized and Improperly Treated

May 7, 2007 • Press Release A new study supports earlier estimates of the prevalence of bipolar disorder in the U.S. population, and suggests the illness may be more accurately characterized as a spectrum disorder. It also finds that many … Continue reading

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Studies Refine Understanding of Treatments for Bipolar Disorder

September 1, 2007 • Science Update Two new studies provide additional details on best practices for treating people with bipolar disorder, a sometimes debilitating illness marked by severe mood swings between depression and mania. The two studies are part of … Continue reading

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Five Major Mental Disorders Share Genetic Roots Overlap Blurs Diagnostic Categories – NIH-funded Study

March 1, 2013 • Science Update Five major mental disorders share some of the same genetic risk factors, the largest genome-wide study of its kind has found. Evidence for such genetic overlap had previously been limited to pairs of disorders. … Continue reading

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