Bipolar News: Gene Protects Against Disorder

MONDAY, Sept. 29 (Health.com) — People who are missing a snippet of DNA from a brain-receptor gene are less likely to develop bipolar disorder than those with a longer version of the same gene. ...

Bipolar News: Children May Not Outgrow Disorder

MONDAY, Oct. 6 (Health.com) — About 44% of children diagnosed with bipolar disorder continue to have symptoms of the psychiatric disease in adulthood, according to the first study to follow such children over time. ...

Is Charlie Sheen Bipolar?

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Demi Lovato’s New Campaign Aims to Change How We See Mental Illness

Demi Lovato has never shied away from sharing her struggles with bipolar disorder and addiction. The 24-year-old singer/songwriter is trying to spread a message that's simple but life-changing: She wants the world to know it is possible to live well with mental illness. “I’m living proof of that," she told People in a recent interview. ...

8 Times Carrie Fisher Shattered the Stigma on Mental Illness

Carrie Fisher may be most well-known for playing Star Wars' Princess Leia, but she was a superheroine in real life too. The actress and author, who died Tuesday at the age of 60 after suffering a , battled relentlessly against the stigma on mental illness, and to raise awareness for the need for treatment.  ...

Ricki Lake's Ex-Husband Was Among the 20% of Bipolar Patients Who Die By Suicide

Ricki Lake recently revealed that her ex-husband, 45-year-old jewelry designer Christian Evans, took his own life last month after a long battle with bipolar disorder. ...

Mariah Carey's Surprising Diagnosis: Here's Why Bipolar II Disorder Can Be Difficult to Diagnose 

Mariah Carey is speaking out about that while she lived in “denial and isolation” for a long time, she is now receiving treatment and is “in a really good place.” ...

Bebe Rexha Reveals That She Has Bipolar Disorder: “I’m Not Ashamed Anymore”

Singer Bebe Rexha took to Twitter last night to reveal that she has bipolar disorder. Rexha shared her diagnosis in a series of Tweets explaining her struggle with the mental illness and why it often made it hard for her to work.  ...

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