Friday, June 17, 2005

Progress in treating bipolar disorder lagging

Progress in treating bipolar disorder lagging: "Her feelings reverberated yesterday when her note was read by Lydia Lewis, president of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, as the Sixth International Conference on Bipolar Disorder convened here.
Though the disorder is a leading cause of disability, little progress has been made in developing better ways to fight the disease, said Dr. Thomas Insel, director of the National Institute of Mental Health.
In the 1980s and '90s, advances in research 'really languished,' Insel told about 1,100 physicians, other health professionals and advocates gathered at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown."