VIDEO: 2011 Gloria Neidorf Memorial Lecture on Bipolar Disorder

Emily Severance, Ph.D
Emily Severance, Ph.D

NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee Emily G. Severance presented the 2011 Gloria Neidorf Memorial Lecture in October at the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Annual Symposium in New York City. The controversial subject of her lecture focused on how major mental illness like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder may be affected by the ingestion of foodstuffs containing milk casings, gluten and wheat.

The Gloria Neidorf Memorial Lecture is presented annually by a NARSAD Investigator Grantee. The late Gloria Neidorf struggled with and succumbed to bipolar disorder in 1989. Her family established the Gloria Neidorf Memorial Lecture in hopes to inspire and educate others.

Watch the entire lecture here:


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Fascinating. I am bipolar, diagnosed about four years ago. In that year and following years, I have been diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, but negative for celiac sprue and negative for any issues with colonoscopy or endoscopy, including no active Helicobacter pylori. Most recently gastroparesis has become a problem, though I show no other signs of neuropathy in any other part of my body.This week I received the charts and result of a week-long Continuous Glucose Monitoring System. The nutritionist wants to arrange for a food allergy test. This year, I went, once again, to a physical therapist who felt certain I was experiencing wide-spread tendonitis throughout my body. This wasn't a problem while I was on ibuprophen for 18 years for arthritis in my right knee (since I was 19). I can no longer take anti-inflammatories due to protein in my urine (so the beginning of kidney problems). The latter issues did not present until after I stopped taking ibuprophen.

Oddly, four, possibly five, generations of my family have severe mental health issues, including schizophrenia.

As I said, fascinating discussion. Thank you for presenting this video.

how do you treat this illness other then with drugs

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