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Mental Health Month: Insurers taking advantage of loopholes in mental health parity law, say advocates

05-02   Mental Health Month: Insurers taking advantage of loopholes in mental health parity law, say advocates

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“My insurance company said my 16-year-old daughter’s mental condition had improved when it had actually worsened. They mentioned it wasn’t necessary medically for my daughter to visit her psychiatrist twice each week,” said 54-year-old Duncan Caber (name changed) of Chicago. In the past, Caber’s teenage daughter was admitted to the hospital twice with chronic bipolar […]


Patients of bipolar disorder prone to traumatic brain injury, says study

03-07   Patients of bipolar disorder prone to traumatic brain injury, says study

Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder causing unusual shifts in mood, energy levels, activities, and the ability to carry out everyday chores. Also known as manic-depressive illness, it may result in a strained relationship, poor job or school performance, and in extreme cases, suicide. Effective treatments—including medicine and talk therapy or a combination of both—to […]


Pete Wentz opens up about his bipolar disorder; says family, meditation and exercise helped recover

01-24   Pete Wentz opens up about his bipolar disorder; says family, meditation and exercise helped recover

Peter Lewis Kingston Wentz, the lyricist, bassist and backing vocalist of American band Fall Out Boy, has another side to him – he suffers from bipolar disorder. Though most people know about his struggle with bipolar and the way he manages it, Wentz has never had any qualms about admitting it in public. Fortunately, at […]


Bipolar disorder may trigger excessive spending tendencies

12-01   Bipolar disorder may trigger excessive spending tendencies

“Following the thoughts racing in my mind, I spent $1000 on getting a beautiful tattoo done on my shoulder. It was a spur-of-the-moment decision. After all that tattoo meant the world to me at that point of time. But when it was time to pay my bills, my head started spinning and I went crazy,” […]


Prescription video game from Neuroscape can help treat children with ADHD

11-29   Prescription video game from Neuroscape can help treat children with ADHD

In a first, Boston-based tech company Akili has used Neuroscape’s core technology to develop a mobile gaming app, Project: EVO, for treating children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). If the results are positive, the game, currently in phase III clinical trials conducted by Food and Drug Administration (FDA), will be the first prescription-based video […]


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