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Professional counseling might help stabilize girl who has bipolar ...
Charlotte Observer - Charlotte,NC,USA
Q. Our 13-year-old granddaughter is an honor student who does wonderfully at school. However, she has a bipolar disorder. Her parents ...

Classen in 'dreamlike' state during killing, expert testifies
The Columbian - Vancouver,WA,USA
... employees. He said Classen was in a disassociative, or "dreamlike," state and in an acute manic phase of his bipolar disorder. When ...

Scientists confirm bipolar link
Ninemsn - Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
A team of Japanese scientists says it has confirmed a possible link between mitochondrial dysfunction in brain nerve cells and bipolar disorder. ...

Doctor talks of meds' effect on defendant
OregonLive.com - Portland,OR,USA
Classen's medical records show he had been treated for bipolar disorder in the past and appropriately took lithium to control mood swings, Dr. Robert M. Julien ...

Bipolar Disorder Linked To Mitochondrial Dysfunction In Brain ...
Medical News Today - UK
Researchers from the RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan, say there is good evidence of a link between bipolar disorder and mitochondrial dysfunction in brain ...

School locks out bipolar pupil
Independent Online - Cape Town,South Africa
A 12-year-old bipolar sufferer who was not allowed into class on Tuesday was in tears after he was told he could not return to school until his parents had ...

Bipolar Disorder Linked To Mitochondrial Dysfunction In Brain Cells
Medical News Today
Researchers from the RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan, say there is good evidence of a link between bipolar disorder and mitochondrial dysfunction in brain nerve cells. You can read about this study in Molecular Psychiatry.Nobody is yet sure about the cause of bipolar disorder. The scientists genetically engineered a mouse whose mitochondria in brain nerve cells would dysfunction... click

'Bipolar - Mood Disorders' April 27 at Petoskey
Gaylord Herald Times
PETOSKEY - A workshop on "Bipolar - Mood Disorders" will be held Thursday, April 27, 4-5:30 p.m. in the Petoskey High School Media Center. The workshop is part of a series of sessions sponsored by area organizations which formed the Child Advocates for Emotional and Mental Health Issues.

School locks out bipolar pupil
Independent Online
A 12-year-old bipolar sufferer has been refused entry to class at Camelot College because his parents had not paid the school's R800 trust donation.

Bipolar mood disorder workshop April 27
Harbor Light
A workshop on BipolarMood Disorders will be held Thursday, April 27 from 4:005:30 p.m. in the Petoskey High School Media Center. The workshop is part of a series of sessions sponsored by area organizations which formed the Child Advocates for Emotional and Mental Health Issues. Marit Vogel, MD, chil

Mental health court helps man turn life around
Las Vegas Sun
Terry Louis has lived a life of drugs, crime and mental illness. The 48-year-old is a diagnosed bipolar schizophrenic who, for at least the last 12 years, has only casually taken his medication between a series of short-lived jobs and cocaine binges.

Murder defendant depressed, not manic, psychologist testifies
The Oregonian
VANCOUVER -- Murder defendant James N. Classen was likely depressed -- not in a bipolar manic state -- when he stabbed his estranged wife to death in February 2005, a forensic psychologist testified Wednesday in Clark County Superior Court.

What's Holding Up the Sandman?
New York Times
Millions of people are now taking sleeping pills without first exploring the reasons for their sleep problems and possible nondrug routes to cure them.

Golf-club killing not premeditated, judge says
The Columbus Dispatch
CINCINNATI (AP) - A man convicted of bludgeoning his 13-year-old daughter to death with a golf club did not plan the killing, a judge ruled.

Defense psychologist: Moussaoui is schizophrenic with delusions

AP Worldstream; 4/18/2006; MICHAEL J. SNIFFEN, Associated Press Writer

Dateline: ALEXANDRIA, Virginia
A defense psychologist testified that Zacarias Moussaoui is a paranoid schizophrenic with delusions, as defense lawyers presented additional evidence that the confessed Sept. 11 conspirator believes he will be freed from prison by President George W. Bush.

Psychologist Xavier Amador testified Monday that Moussaoui displays symptoms of the brain disorder, including delusions and disorganized thoughts and speech.

Moussaoui's court-appointed defense lawyers believe he has lied on the witness stand twice about having a role in the nation's worst terrorist attack in order to achieve martyrdom through execution or an enhanced role in history. The jury must choose between execution and life in prison for Moussaoui.

Amador has never examined Moussaoui, who refused to see him. He said his diagnosis is based in part on conclusions of other mental-health professionals and an analysis of Moussaoui's actions and writings, including numerous rambling and abusive legal motions Moussaoui filed during the 18 months he represented himself.

Last week, in his second appearance as a witness, the 37-year-old Frenchman of Moroccan descent reiterated his stunning earlier testimony that he was to hijack a fifth jetliner on Sept. 11 and fly into the White House _ a plan he had said for years was intended for a later date. He added that he has dreamed Bush will release him before leaving office in 2009 as part of a prisoner exchange for U.S. troops captured abroad, and said he is convinced that will occur.

One of Moussaoui's guards at the Alexandria Jail, called by the defense Monday, offered more details of Moussaoui's vision. Sheriff's Deputy Vikas Ohri said Moussaoui has told him that after Bush frees him, he will "fly to London, write a book, make some money and go back to the mountains of Afghanistan and be al-Qaida."

Earlier defense witnesses described Moussaoui's impoverished childhood with a violent, alcoholic father and his later embrace of radical Islam, after anti-Arab racism and his background thwarted his desire to become an international businessman.

Struggling to save Moussaoui from execution, court-appointed defense lawyers called a clinical social worker, Moussaoui's high school friends and his older sisters to try to offset his second damaging appearance on the witness stand last week. Clinical social worker Jan Vogelsang testified it was not her purpose to make excuses for Moussaoui's actions but to understand how he reached that point.

They described a boy who witnessed violence at home and endured five stints in orphanages, frequent moves and deep poverty but nevertheless became an engaging and fun-loving teenager known for his smile and his ambition.

His Moroccan ancestry and lack of family financial backing, however, helped block his ambitions, first in France and then in London. He withdrew from family and friends in 1995, gained weight, shaved his head and took up Islamic fundamentalism, these witnesses said.

Jurors took copious notes during Vogelsang's testimony. But Moussaoui later said, "It's a lot of American B.S."

Slumped in his chair, Moussaoui closely watched videotaped testimony from his sister Jamilla.

She described him as "a pretty little baby, always smiling. ... He was the little sweetheart of the family."

And she described abuse by their father, Omar, who repeatedly beat Jamilla and his wife, Aicha. "He almost killed me; he tried to kill me," she said. When her mother had money for food, "he ate everything and left us nothing."

When Moussaoui returned from England for a visit in the mid-1990s, "he was very turned inward on himself," she said. "I no longer liked discussions with him."

Omar is now hospitalized in France for treatment of bipolar disorder. Jamilla has a guardian and is being treated for schizophrenia. The oldest sister, Nadia, also has a guardian and is being treated for psychosis with schizophrenic features, records show.

Vogelsang said Moussaoui's mother provided little supervision and no religious training. The family celebrated Christian and Islamic holidays because Aicha wanted her children to integrate into French culture, the social worker said.

She said children with childhoods like Moussaoui's fail to develop normal resilience and adaptability to life's setbacks. They choose poor role models and fail to deal with feelings of aggression, she testified.

On cross-examination, prosecutor David Novak tried to undercut the tone of inevitability that Vogelsang had struck. He got her to acknowledge that Moussaoui's older brother, Abd Samad Moussaoui, emerged from the same family to become an engineering teacher rather than a terrorist.

As a teenager, Moussaoui was rejected as a "dirty Arab" by the family of his girlfriend, Vogelsang said.

Two high school buddies from France, Fabrice Guillen in court and Christophe Marguel on videotape, testified how much Moussaoui liked to have fun, party and play sports. Guillen said Moussaoui's hero was Martin Luther King Jr.

Both said he was troubled by racism in France. He was barred from clubs because of his skin color, Guillen said. "He said it wasn't a big deal ... but we all knew it bothered him."

Gilles Cohen, who met the 18-year-old Moussaoui in 1986, said they talked regularly about Israeli-Palestinian conflicts. "I am a Jew, he is an Arab, and we were best friends," Cohen said. "We were proud we exemplified how two peoples could come together."

Imam Abdul Haqq Baker, chairman of the Brixton mosque Moussaoui attended in London, said men like Moussaoui were easy prey for radical Islamists seeking recruits. Radicals who disapproved of Brixton's moderate stance "would pass out leaflets: `Learn the truth about kuffar (infidels),'" Baker said.

Moussaoui changed dramatically after exposure to the radicals, Baker said.

The jury has already found Moussaoui eligible for execution. Even though he was in jail in Minnesota at the time of the Sept. 11 attacks, the jury ruled that lies he told federal agents a month before the attacks kept them from identifying and stopping some of the hijackers.

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Associated Press writer Matthew Barakat contributed to this report.

Copyright 2006, AP News All Rights Reserved

This material is published under license from the publisher through ProQuest Information and Learning Company, Ann Arbor, Michigan. All inquiries regarding rights should be directed to ProQuest Information and Learning Company.

Mitochondria tied to bipolar disorder: study+

Kyodo World News Service; 4/17/2006

Dateline: TOKYO, April 18
(Kyodo) _ A team of Japanese scientists said Tuesday that it has confirmed a possible link between mitochondrial dysfunction in brain nerve cells and bipolar disorder.

The team, which includes scientists at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute based in Wako, Saitama Prefecture, published their findings in the online edition of the U.S. scientific journal Molecular Psychiatry on Tuesday.

There are different hypotheses on the cause of bipolar disorder, with some indicating the involvement of neurotransmitters, but the disease's exact mechanism is unknown.

Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive disorder, is characterized by recurrent depressive and manic phases.

In their experiment, the team created a mouse whose mitochondria in brain nerve cells were set to dysfunction through genetic engineering.

Normal mice became active in the dark and stopped its activity as it turned brighter, but the disabled mice continued to be active in the bright environment for a while, showing insomnia-like symptoms seen among bipolar patients.

The team has long pointed out the link between mitochondrial dysfunction and bipolar disorder.

"There is a possibility to help resolve the disease's mechanism and to develop new drugs," said the team's leader, Tadafumi Kato.

Copyright 2006, Kyodo World News Service All Rights Reserved

This material is published under license from the publisher through ProQuest Information and Learning Company, Ann Arbor, Michigan. All inquiries regarding rights should be directed to ProQuest Information and Learning Company.

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