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June 13, 2006

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Penning about the ‘pendulum'
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - MO, United States
... cover of a new nonfiction work, "Living on the Edge of Madness." The book details his 24-year relationship with Linda Wakeman, who suffers from bipolar disease ...

Dealing with depression
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Pittsburgh,PA,USA
... But people who are suffering from mood disorders, such as depression and bipolar disorder, don't just snap out of it, said registered nurse Gary Schadle, an ...

Prescribing of Antipsychotic Drugs for Children on Rise
Fox News
Researchers report sharp rise in in children and teens being prescribed anti-psychotic drugs that have not been approved for pediatric use.

Mother sues for $100M
Kane County Chronicle
CHICAGO (AP) - The mother of a California woman who plunged seven stories from a Chicago public housing complex shortly after being released from police custody filed a $100 million federal lawsuit Friday against the city and unnamed officers alleging they showed deliberate disregard for her mentally ill daughter.

Did affliction fuel Williams' achievement?
Trinidad Express
Last Sunday's column (June 4), which dealt with the question of Eric Williams' alleged mental condition, drew many responses. This indicates that Williams remains a subject of great controversy and that many are still disposed to take up cudgels for or against him.

Expert focuses on teen's manic state in fatal fight
Rocky Mountain News
A defense expert said that Contrell Townsend was likely in the manic phase of his bipolar disorder when he began a fight with Marcus Richardson in the lunchroom of Montbello High School.

Antipsychotic drug seems to delay manic recurrences
Pioneer Press
The question: People with bipolar disorder feel on top of the world sometimes; other times they're disconsolate. Without treatment, they face a lifetime of swings from one mood to the other and back again. Might a drug that's used to even out a person's mood after a manic, or high, episode also be able to prevent a recurrence of any type?

Mentally ill find their direction at Our Place
Tucson Citizen
A high-profile attorney sits down to a gourmet lunch served by a schizophrenic waiter and prepared by someone with bipolar disorder.

More children, teens prescribed antipsychotic drugs, study says
The NewStandard
A study published today finds that doctors are using antipsychotic drugs to treat children and teens at a rapidly rising rate, often without evidence of any psychotic disorder. The majority of such...

New Study Suggests Antidepressants Save Lives
Science Daily
A just published UCLA study suggests that the use of antidepressants to treat depression has saved thousands of lives. Mathematical modeling of probable suicide rates from 1988 to 2002, based on pre-1988 data, suggests a cumulative decrease in expected suicide mortality of 33,600 people since the introduction of the SSRI fluoxetine, or Prozac.

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