randofernando

often an illusion and invariably a part of your imagination, my identifier is "odd" and i'm solidifying it.

The view #aruba #nofilter (at Riu Hotel & Resort - Aruba)

BANKS - FALL OVER

Still absolutely obsessed with this song and everything else she does. BANKS can do no wrong. Please don’t fall into the pop-ish trap that everyone else does @hernameisbanks

@hernameisbanks heating it up #BANKS #warmwater #warmeverything  (at The Hoxton)

@hernameisbanks heating it up #BANKS #warmwater #warmeverything (at The Hoxton)

Lil Silva x Banks - "Work"

Taking it back.. Going to work work. BANKS tonight!

Sea Siren - Oracle fox blog

Sea Siren - Oracle fox blog

nprglobalhealth:

Phone App Might Predict Manic Episodes In Bipolar Disorder
There are smartphone apps for monitoring your diet, your drugs, even your heart. And now a Michigan psychiatrist is developing an app he hopes doctors will someday use to predict when a manic episode is imminent in patients with bipolar disorder.
People with the disorder alternate between crushing depression and wild manic episodes that come with the dangerous mix of uncontrollable energy and impaired judgment.
There are drugs that can prevent these episodes and allow people with bipolar disorder to live normal lives, according to Dr. Melvin McInnis, a psychiatrist at the University of Michigan Medical Center. But relapses are common.
"We want to be able to detect that well in advance," McInnis says. "The importance of detecting that well in advance is that they reach a point where their insight is compromised, so they don’t feel themselves that anything is wrong."
Early detection would give doctors a chance to adjust a patient’s medications and stave off full-blown manic episodes.
McInnis says researchers have known for some time that when people are experiencing a manic or depressive episode, their speech patterns change. Depressed patients tend to speak slowly, with long pauses, whereas people with a full-blown manic attack tend to speak extremely rapidly, jumping from topic to topic.
"It occurred to me a number of years ago that monitoring speech patterns would be a really powerful way to devise some kind of an approach to have the ability to predict when an episode is imminent," says McInnis.
Continue reading.
Photo: Manic, sad, up, down. Your voice may reveal mood shifts. (iStockphoto)

nprglobalhealth:

Phone App Might Predict Manic Episodes In Bipolar Disorder

There are smartphone apps for monitoring your diet, your drugs, even your heart. And now a Michigan psychiatrist is developing an app he hopes doctors will someday use to predict when a manic episode is imminent in patients with bipolar disorder.

People with the disorder alternate between crushing depression and wild manic episodes that come with the dangerous mix of uncontrollable energy and impaired judgment.

There are drugs that can prevent these episodes and allow people with bipolar disorder to live normal lives, according to Dr. Melvin McInnis, a psychiatrist at the University of Michigan Medical Center. But relapses are common.

"We want to be able to detect that well in advance," McInnis says. "The importance of detecting that well in advance is that they reach a point where their insight is compromised, so they don’t feel themselves that anything is wrong."

Early detection would give doctors a chance to adjust a patient’s medications and stave off full-blown manic episodes.

McInnis says researchers have known for some time that when people are experiencing a manic or depressive episode, their speech patterns change. Depressed patients tend to speak slowly, with long pauses, whereas people with a full-blown manic attack tend to speak extremely rapidly, jumping from topic to topic.

"It occurred to me a number of years ago that monitoring speech patterns would be a really powerful way to devise some kind of an approach to have the ability to predict when an episode is imminent," says McInnis.

Continue reading.

Photo: Manic, sad, up, down. Your voice may reveal mood shifts. (iStockphoto)

(via npr)

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