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Tag: Bipolar

Purple Hearts for PTSD

Report Calls for Change in Military Culture; Outlines Mental Health Needs of Veterans The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) released a special report today, Parity for Patriots: The Mental Health Needs of Military Personnel, Veterans and their Families. The report calls for Purple Heart medals to be awarded for psychological wounds like posttraumatic stress…
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Clinical trial, childhood bipolar disorder

Bipolar Research Studies Clinical trial of riluzole in pediatric bipolar disorder Date: Oct. 6, 2011 This study is testing the effectiveness of riluzole versus placebo for decreasing anxiety in children with pediatric bipolar disorder (BP). Children and youth with bipolar disorder display episodic elevated mood and associated symptoms of decreased need for sleep, increased goal-directed…
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Childhood Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Spectrum Disorder is rare among children. But for parents who may have concerns about their youngsters behavior, Dr. Ellen Leibenluft talks about possible warning signs. Dr. Leibenluft is Senior Investigator and Chief of the Bipolar Spectrum Disorder Section at the National Institute of Mental Health.

Depression After Childbirth

Postpartum depression may be one of the most under-recognized and under-treated disorders. Yet, it impacts the lives of hundreds of thousands of new mothers. This video looks at those who are at greatest risk of postpartum depression as well as ground breaking research into treatment for PPD.

What is Depression?

Video from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) about the causes, symptoms, and treatments of depression.

NAMI-DAC helping people understand mental illness

By Andi Murphy / amurphy@lcsun-news.com Posted: 02/15/2012 01:00:00 AM MST NAMI-DAC updated some information in this article in 2016 to reflect current NAMI-DAC leaders and classes. LAS CRUCES — When Becky Beckett’s daughter was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 1994, the doctor told her to do two things: One, read a book called, “Surviving Schizophrenia,” and…
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