Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 7 Issue 57 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 26-Feb-2005 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 27-Feb-2005
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Bipolar disorder common in an urban primary care practice
Nearly 10 percent of patients screened at a general medicine clinic in an urban area were found to have a history of bipolar disorder, according to a study in the 23 February issue of JAMA. more

A story of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness): Does this sound like you?
An easy-to-read booklet with a personal story of bipolar disorder -- includes a checklist of symptoms and tips on getting help.  more

Bipolar disorder
A detailed booklet that describes symptoms, causes, and treatments, with information on getting help and coping.  more


Clinical Trials: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness)
Although many people with bipolar disorder can be helped by currently available treatments, including medications and psychosocial therapies, significant challenges remain. NIMH is dedicated to improving treatments for bipolar disorder and is investing considerable research effort in pursuit of this goal. Get a list of studies for bipolar disorders in today's issue of Vidyya.  more

General resource list: Bipolar disorder
From the American Psychiatric Association to the National Foundation for Depressive Illness, Inc. these organizations provide help for those with mood disorders.  more

Bibliography: Bipolar disorder - Latest articles
Get the top 100 results from the search strategy: bipolar disorder[majr] AND english[la] AND human[mh] AND (review[pt] OR review literature[mh] OR practice guideline[ptyp] OR guideline[ptyp] OR jsubsetaim[text] OR consumerj[sb] OR jsubsetn[text]). These results will provide you with the latest and best articles regarding bipolar disorder.  more

Slashing sodium no simple answer to high blood pressure
Important, interrelated factors leading to hypertension include obesity, stress, and the genetic vulnerability of American consumers, in addition to their sodium intake. The balance between potassium and sodium is very important for proper body function, and more attention should be given to ways for improving potassium intake. more

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