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October 8, 2006

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Patty Duke targets her own depressive disorder
Pittsburgh Post Gazette - Pittsburgh,PA,USA
... adult life. Patty Duke speaks about bipolar disorder yesterday at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Oakland. Fifteen years ...

Solutions available for depression
Coquitlam Tri City News - B.C., Canada
... Riverview Hospital. And so began 40 years of treatment, the first 20 for misdiagnosed schizophrenia, later for bipolar disorder. She ...

Did filing error lead to woman's death?
Houston Chronicle - United States
... The woman, according to the family, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, had the mental capacity of a 5-year-old and had been in and out of hospitals seven ...

Mentally ill Focus of Show
Lakeland Ledger - Lakeland,FL,USA
LAKELAND -- Lakeland resident Risdon Slate's experience with bipolar depression and his comments on mental illness are scheduled to air at 7 am Sunday on the ...

Short Episodes Of Manic Symptoms May Indicate Bipolar Disorder In Some Youth But There Is A Need For Different
Medical News Today
Not all children with bipolar disorder may be getting properly identified because they fall just short of meeting diagnostic criteria for the disorder - criteria that is based on adult experiences - finds a study that examines the characteristics of children and adolescents who have symptoms of mania.

FDA Issues Safety Alert For Pregnant Women Taking Epilepsy Drug Lamictal
Medical News Today
FDA recently issued a safety alert saying that women taking GlaxoSmithKline's drug Lamictal -- which is used to treat epilepsy and bipolar disorder -- during the first three months of pregnancy might cause a cleft palate or lip to develop in the fetus, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Barnstable tries to cope with a regional problem
Town Online
Ahomeless 48-year-old man, with bipolar disorder, diabetes, high blood pressure and a history of drug and alcohol abuse is living out on the street, even in the cruelest of weather.

Mental health services valuable
Port Clinton News Herald
PORT CLINTON -- Like many people, Pam McGlothlin didn't expect mental illness to affect her life. But when her daughter developed an eating disorder in seventh grade and an inability to pay attention in school, she realized something more than low self-esteem was to blame.

Mental health services get $14M boost
Honolulu Advertiser
The state will use a $14.2 million five-year federal grant to implement a plan to organize and coordinate services to Hawai'i's mentally ill children and adults, Gov. Linda Lingle announced yesterday.

Short Episodes Of Manic Symptoms May Indicate Bipolar Disorder In Some Youth
Science Daily
Not all children with bipolar disorder may be getting properly identified because they fall just short of meeting diagnostic criteria for the disorder
-- criteria that is based on adult experiences -- finds a study that examines the characteristics of children and adolescents who have symptoms of mania. The findings are from the first study of its kind to delineate the types of symptoms seen in

Mentally ill Focus of Show
The Ledger
LAKELAND -- Lakeland resident Risdon Slate's experience with bipolar depression and his comments on mental illness are scheduled to air at 7 a.m. Sunday on the Hallmark television channel in "Shadow Voices, Finding Hope in Mental Illness."

Millions Suffer Without Diagnosis
WTOK-TV Meridian
In the U.S. alone, more than two million people have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder while millions more don't know they have it. Bipolar disorder is one of the many mental illnesses that healthcare officials are calling attention to as part of National Mental Health Awareness Week.

FDA OKs drug to treat autism symptoms
AP via Yahoo! News
A Johnson & Johnson drug received expanded federal approval Friday to treat
aggression and other symptoms of autism in children.

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