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June 16, 2006

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Expert focuses on teen's manic state in fatal fight
Rocky Mountain News - Denver,CO,USA
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 ...

Help sought to find missing woman
... diminished mental capacity. She's been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and epilepsy and is on prescribed medications. Whitmer is ...

People with bipolar disorder can live healthy, normal lives
Redlands Daily Facts - Redlands,CA,USA
Bipolar disorder, sometimes called manic-depressive illness, affects more than 2 million adults in this country. It usually emerges ...

Student guilty in fatal stabbing
Denver Post - Denver,CO,USA
... The defense portrayed Townsend as a troubled youth who had suffered from a long-term bipolar disorder since age 10. Psychiatrist ...

Fort Worth Star Telegram - Fort Worth,TX,USA
The question: It's the nature of the illness: People with bipolar disorder feel on top of the world sometimes; other times they're disconsolate. ...

Killer was ruled insane
Calgary Sun - Canada
... Dr. George Duska said evidence suggested Diebel's bipolar disorder caused him to act impulsively instead of in a planned manner when Quinn was killed. ...

Teen guilty of manslaughter
Rocky Mountain News - Denver,CO,USA
... They also contended that Townsend, who was diagnosed as bipolar at age 10, was in a manic phase of his disorder when he provoked the fight with Richardson. ...

Mary Pat Gleason's Stopping Traffic Extends Through July 2
Broadway World - Monsey,NY,USA
Stopping Traffic--the hit new Off-Broadway play about one woman's life-long experiences with bipolar disorder, written and performed by Mary Pat Gleason--has ...

'Sorry' is all the rage
Lebanon Daily News
Sixteen million Americans - a number higher than those suffering from more popular mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia - are significantly prone to road rage, a recent study by the National Institute of Mental Health tells us.

It's manslaughter
Denver Post
A student who plunged a knife three times into a classmate at Montbello High School in January 2005 was convicted of manslaughter Wednesday by a jury so overcome by emotion that some members wept. The victim, Contrell Townsend, 17, collapsed within seconds of the confrontation with Marcus Richardson, then 16, in the school cafeteria.

Teen guilty of manslaughter
Rocky Mountain News
Marcus Richardson, charged with murder in a stabbing at Montbello High School, was convicted in Denver District Court Wednesday on a lesser charge of manslaughter.

Killer was ruled insane
Calgary Sun
Four years before the murder of his girlfriend, confessed killer Arden Diebel was ruled legally insane and cleared of a break-in charge, court heard yesterday.

Patrick Kennedy pleads guilty to drug-influenced driving
International Herald Tribune
Representative Patrick Kennedy has pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of prescription drugs last month in an early morning car crash near the Capitol.

Antelope Valley Calendar
Los Angeles Daily News
Ask and It is Given classes, 6:30-8 p.m., Stress Management Institute for Living Empowered, 44130 Division St., Lancaster. Call (661) 942-4220. High Desert Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. at 1008 W. Ave. M-4, Palmdale. Call (661) 992-3229 or 944-1130.

Bipolar doctor gets 25 months in DUI case
The Palm Beach Post
What is the appropriate sentence for a man like Hal Ridgway?

Suicide-Risk Tests for Teens Debated
Washington Post
A growing number of U.S. schools are screening teenagers for suicidal tendencies or signs of mental illness, triggering a debate between those who seek to reduce the toll of youthful suicides and others who say the tests are unreliable and intrude on family privacy.

Ex killed heiress over other man
BBC News
A man killed his former heiress fiance because he snapped when she told him she had slept with someone else, a court hears.

One Woman's Story of Hurt and Help
Washington Post
Hilda Anyanwu was 16 when her high school in the Bronx organized a screening for suicidal behavior in 1999. It was the start of a journey that would lead her to confront the traumatic sexual abuse in her past and, she said, help her change from a loner to a gregarious young woman.

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