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August 11, 2006

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Praxis Awarded Patient Recruitment Campaign for Bipolar Depression ...
PharmaLive.com (press release) - Newtown,PA,USA
... The studies will investigate an oral medication for use in the management of Bipolar I Depression. According to the National Institute ...

Hunt is on for bipolar gene link
United Press International - USA
8 (UPI) -- The University of Michigan and Johns Hopkins are the latest centers to join an expansive search for the gene that causes bipolar disorder. ...

Sean Astin Promoting Bipolar Awareness
KSL-TV - Salt Lake City,UT,USA
The disease is bipolar disorder and Sean Astin's mother, Patty Duke, was diagnosed with it in the early 80s, after many years of suffering. ...

New treatment model for bipolar disorder shows promise
People's Daily Fri, 11 Aug 2006 1:56 AM PDT
A new model of treatment for bipolar disorder, similar to care given to diabetics and others with chronic diseases, improved patient outcomes without increasing costs, according to a new research by U.S. psychiatrists published on Thursday.

New Bipolar Treatment Proves Life-Changing
RedNova Thu, 10 Aug 2006 6:22 PM PDT
Researchers at Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Brown Medical School in Rhode Island have developed a new care model for bipolar disorder. The model reduces symptoms and gives clarity to veterans suffering from the condition.

Golden Gate Bridge may get suicide barrier
International Herald Tribune Fri, 11 Aug 2006 6:41 AM PDT
Since 1937, when the Golden Gate opened, it is estimated that at least 1,200 other people have hurdled that same four-foot-high, or 1.2-meter, railing and leapt to their deaths, making the bridge one of the world's most popular suicide sites.

San Franciscans Try Again to Suicide-Proof the Golden Gate Bridge
New York Times Thu, 10 Aug 2006 8:55 PM PDT
Discussions of a suicide barrier have touched on everything from its effectiveness and its cost to how it might affect the span’s structural integrity.

Media Ignores the Obvious
RealClearPolitics.com via Yahoo! News Thu, 10 Aug 2006 9:45 AM PDT
Hiding behind potted plants, Naveed Haq laid in wait for a 14-year-old girl he could use as a hostage. With a gun in her back, he pushed his way past security and through the door. He coldly, deliberately shot six women. When a wounded Pamela Waechter tried to flee up some stairs, he followed her, leaned over a railing and killed her.

Repligen May Hit "A Home Run"
BusinessWeek Thu, 10 Aug 2006 5:15 PM PDT

Account of killing at mall goes unchallenged
St. Louis Post-Dispatch Thu, 10 Aug 2006 10:37 PM PDT
Investigators said Thursday they have no evidence to contradict a Berkeley police officer's account of a struggle in which he said he fatally shot an unarmed stranger who wrestled for his gun after a strange encounter inside Northwest Plaza shopping mall.

Friday, August 11, 2006
Mid-Hudson News Fri, 11 Aug 2006 3:48 AM PDT
Copyright 2006 Mid-Hudson News Network, a division of Statewide News Network, Inc. This story may not be reproduced in any form without express written consent.

Missing man located, yet to return home
Lebanon Enterprise Fri, 11 Aug 2006 7:30 AM PDT
It's been more than a week since local real estate broker Gary Smith of SK Realty disappeared from Washington County, and his family has still not been in contact with him.

Jury Hears Marijuana Case
RedNova Fri, 11 Aug 2006 6:16 AM PDT
By Glenn Puit By GLENN PUIT REVIEW-JOURNAL Curious jurors got an up-close look at bags and boxes of marijuana Wednesday, during the opening day of a medical marijuana advocate's felony drug trial in District Court.

Hunt is on for Bipolar Gene Link
RedNova Tue, 08 Aug 2006 9:18 PM PDT
The University of Michigan and Johns Hopkins are the latest centers to join an expansive search for the gene that causes bipolar disorder. The two universities said this week they will contribute gene samples to the Prechter Bipolar Genetics Repository in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Praxis Awarded Patient Recruitment Campaign For Bipolar Depression Studies
PharmiWeb Wed, 09 Aug 2006 2:14 AM PDT
Brentwood, Tenn. – August 8, 2006 – Praxis, a company specializing in centralized patient recruitment and retention for clinical research studies will provide patient recruitment services for a major pharmaceutical company for two, phase III research studies.

Ind. woman gets 110 years in kids' death
AP via Yahoo! News Tue, 08 Aug 2006 7:33 PM PDT
A woman who bludgeoned her two young sons to death with a 10-pound weight because she said she wanted them to be safe in heaven was sentenced Tuesday to 110 years in prison.

Ind. Woman Gets 110 Years in Kids' Death
ABC News Wed, 09 Aug 2006 4:54 AM PDT
Indiana Woman Who Bludgeoned Her Two Young Sons to Death Sentenced to 110 Years in Prison

Medical marijuana user accused of using his health status to sell drugs
CourtTV via Yahoo! News Tue, 08 Aug 2006 2:17 PM PDT
LAS VEGAS (Court TV) - Is a 35-year-old licensed medical marijuana user a caregiver or a drug dealer?

Volunteering to recover
Guardian Unlimited Wed, 09 Aug 2006 8:08 AM PDT
Society: Research finds that people with mental health problems help themselves by helping others, writes Mark Oliver.

Health Support Groups Meals
RedNova Wed, 09 Aug 2006 6:16 AM PDT
Datebook CHOLESTEROL: Ephrata Community Hospital will offer cholesterol testing from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Aug. 10, at the Cocalico Center for Health, 63 W. Church St., Stevens. Appointments are required.

Judge sentences woman to 110 years for killing sons, rejecting link to mental illness
Louisville Courier-Journal Wed, 09 Aug 2006 2:58 AM PDT
A Dyer woman who bludgeoned her two sons to death with a 10-pound weight because she said she wanted them to be safe in heaven was sentenced yesterday to 110 years in prison.

Obesity, mental illness linked, research finds
Denver Post Thu, 10 Aug 2006 1:03 AM PDT
Obesity appears to increase the risk for some mental illnesses, including mood disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety disorders, according to a study in last month's Archives of General Psychiatry.

Are you at risk for a mental disorder?
This Ithaca Journal Thu, 10 Aug 2006 2:39 AM PDT
One percent of all Americans — some 2.4 million people — have schizophrenia. An estimated 5.7 million have bipolar disorder. And 2.2 million adults have obsessive-compulsive disorder.

NEWS SECTIONS
Carlsbad Current-Argus Thu, 10 Aug 2006 1:06 AM PDT
Obesity appears to increase the risk for some mental illnesses, including mood disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety disorders, according to a study in last month's Archives of General Psychiatry. But it may decrease the risk for alcoholism and drug abuse.

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