Archives for November, 2012

Anger

Defusing Confrontation with “I” Statements

Shortly after bipolar disorder invaded our home in 1999, a series of marriage counselors encouraged me to learn to speak in "I" statements. That was the advice I got from NAMI's 12-week Family-to-Family course, too.

My initial reaction was, "Great, not only am I a lousy husband, but now I can't even speak properly!" We had had 15 years of connubial bliss, relatively speaking, before the fireworks started, and I wasn't doing anything different,...
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Genetic Region PBRM1 Associated with Bipolar Disorder

October 15, 2012, researchers at Kings College in London published a study in the journal Biological Psychiatry, entitled "Replication study and meta-analysis in European samples supports association of the locus with bipolar disorder" Biological Psychiatry. 2012 Oct 15;72(8):645-50. Vassos E, et al.) This study replicates earlier findings that connect changes at a particular gene region on chromosome to bipolar disorder.
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