Hyperthermic temperament may affect 4-5% of the population

by David N. Osser, MD Current estimates are that 4% to 5% of the population is at risk for a disorder on the bipolar spectrum. Among the patients in the so-called soft portion of that spectrum are those with a disturbance of temperament in the direction of hypomania. The concept of temperament is a productContinue reading “Hyperthermic temperament may affect 4-5% of the population”

Dark treatment for people with mania

By James Phelps, MD If light is an antidepressant (true) and antidepressants can make bipolar disorders worse (true), can darkness make bipolar disorders better? Might darkness be anti-manic? This idea was explored over 2 decades ago, with a stunningly successful case report from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) demonstrating that in at leastContinue reading “Dark treatment for people with mania”