Archive for February, 2013

Bipolar Story: Dealing with Bipolar II in College

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

collegegirlcrpdCandida and I also host Bipolar-Story.com, where people share their stories of living with bipolar disorder. Visitors can post comments on each story. Recently, Maddie posted her comeback story, sharing her experience of living with Bipolar II in college, being diagnosed, and successfully returning to her studies.

Maddie’s tale is very inspirational and well-written. Definitely recommended reading for any college students who suffer melt-downs, which unfortunately is all too common. We encourage you to read Maddie’s story, “I Am Who I Am.”

College woman photo available from Shutterstock


Mood Disorder Clinics Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

depressedcrpdResearchers in Denmark have discovered that treatment in specialized mood disorder clinics following a hospitalization significantly reduce hospital readmission rates.

In their study, published in the British Journal of Psychiatry and titled “Treatment in a specialised out-patient mood disorder clinic v. standard out-patient treatment in the early course of bipolar disorder: randomised clinical trial,” Lars Vedel Kessing et al. followed 158 patients who were discharged from their first, second, or third hospital admission with a single manic episode or bipolar disorder.


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