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January 17, 2006

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Bipolar disorder more common than expected in hospitalized ...
Xagena.it - Italy
Clinicians at Bradley Hospital have found that bipolar disorder is more common than expected in teens in a psychiatric inpatient setting. ...

Kin say Tasered man had bipolar disorder
Houston Chronicle Sat, 14 Jan 2006 11:08 PM PST
The man who died Friday two hours after being shocked by a Taser in a Harris County jail suffered from a bipolar disorder, family members said. Daryl Dwayne Kelley, 29, collapsed in a cell at the 1200 Baker St. facility 40 minutes after a member of an Emergency Response Team used a Taser to subdue him so he could be moved to a second-floor mental health unit.

Scientists Identify A Bipolar Risk Gene, It Is Called FAT
Medical News Today Sat, 14 Jan 2006 10:18 AM PST
A collaboration, led by scientists at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, has discovered the first risk gene specifically for bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness. This means that people who have a particular form of this gene are twice as likely to develop the disease... click link for more info.

US court approves Wyeth-Teva settlement on Effexor
Globes Online Sun, 15 Jan 2006 2:24 AM PST
Teva has also announced tentative FDA approval for divalproex, a treatment for bipolar disorder and epilepsy.

Do officers understand inmates' mental illness
Greenville Herald-Banner Sun, 15 Jan 2006 0:20 AM PST
This letter is concerning the knowledge of our law enforcement and how they stand concerning inmates and mental health issues (illness).

Better Youth Mental Health Care Sought
The Ledger Sun, 15 Jan 2006 3:13 AM PST
LAKELAND -- Rene Anderson was all too familiar with programs for disturbed children when she came to Florida from Colorado in 1997.

Family says inmate had mental problems
UPI Sun
HOUSTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Family members say a 29-year-old man who died after being shocked by a Taser in a Texas jail suffered from a bipolar disorder.

Exploring Lincoln's depression
Chicago Tribune
Abraham Lincoln is arguably our most beloved and important president. He ended slavery, saved the union and gave new meaning to our understanding of democracy.

Police seek better ways to handle mentally ill
Telegraph-Forum
WASHINGTON -- In Miami, a man bolts, screaming, from a plane and is shot by air marshals. In New Orleans, a camera captures police circling a man who is trying to fend them off with a pocketknife.

Mental illness linked to diets
Guardian Unlimited
Changes in diet over the past 50 years appear to be an important factor behind a significant rise in mental ill health in the UK, say two new reports.

Police on front lines of mental health crises
Press & Sun-Bulletin
WASHINGTON - Incidents like the one in Binghamton where police killed a threatening man with mental problems are occurring all around the nation. In Miami, a man bolts, screaming, from a plane and is shot by air marshals.

Prescription Drug Debacle
RedNova Mon, 16 Jan 2006 5:31 PM PST
By Brad A. Greenberg, Daily News, Los Angeles Jan. 16--Marilyn Weiner needs 10 prescription drugs to help manage a long list of ailments: high cholesterol, hyperanxiety, needling pain in her feet and, the most serious, bipolar disorder.

Heredity's links to disorders Coping: Genetics
NorthJersey.com Tue, 17 Jan 2006 6:52 AM PST
By the time you read this, I'll be a father again. For the third time. Don't worry. I'll be fine. Diapers, bottles, pacifiers -- by now they're all routine. Waking up at 2 a.m.? Please. If anything, college trained me for those long, sleepless nights.

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