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June 13, 2008

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Bipolar Disorder -- Record Keeping
Keeping records is very important if you have bipolar disorder. Learn how to document your moods, behavioral factors, and therapy activities to better manage the disorder.

Curry Coastal Pilot
This is the second article in a two-part series on bipolar disorder. The first article was published in the Saturday (May 31) issue.

Reality Is The Method For GH's Bernard
CBS News
Emmy-winning actor and "General Hospital" soap star Maurice Bernard knows daytime TV drama. What many might not realize however is that the handsome and talented actor, diagnosed with bipolar disorder, faces his own form of inner "drama" everyday.

Family Traits Provide Clues To Genes For Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder
Science Daily
It is important to identify the endophenotypes -- traits associated with a clinical disorder -- that can serve as a roadmap for detecting disease-related genes. That is why researchers are studying families to detect relatives who are carriers of the genes for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, even though these individuals don't have the diseases themselves.

Help with autism under 1 roof
Arizona Republic
Later, another professional said he had bipolar disorder, a form of depression. As he grew older, his social awkwardness became more pronounced. ...

Harvard Researchers Kept Secret $3.2 Million From Drugmakers
Biederman is the leading proponent of the idea that bipolar disorder, once viewed as an adult disease, can begin early in childhood and be treated with ...

Child experts fail to reveal full drug pay
Austin American-Statesman
In the past decade, Biederman and his colleagues have promoted the aggressive diagnosis and drug treatment of childhood bipolar disorder, a mood problem

Health Canada Approves New Treatment for Bipolar Mania
DG News
"With the approval of [quetiapine fumarate], bipolar mania patients will now have better symptom control, allowing for improved balance and stability in ...

Riverside car-train crash victim waged fight against bipolar disorder
The Press-Enterprise
As Mitch McKnight sat with his two little girls in a park Monday afternoon, he told them that their mother was dead because the car she was driving slammed into a train.

Bipolar Disorder: Epidemic Without a Disease
PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance
The following was issued today by Fred A. Baughman Jr., MD:

Bipolar Teens at Greater Risk of Substance Abuse
HealthDay via Yahoo! News
THURSDAY, June 5 (HealthDay News) -- Teens with bipolar disorder are at greater risk of smoking and substance abuse, says a Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) study that supports previous research.

Driver in Fatal Ashwaubenon Crash Battled Bipolar Disorder
WBAY Green Bay
Through Web sites, we're learning more about the woman cited for killing two women while driving drunk.

Mother says son killed by police was suicidal
San Diego Union-Tribune
SAN DIEGO: A San Diego man fatally shot by police after an armed-robbery attempt last week was a desperate and suicidal man suffering from bipolar disease, his mother said.

Family's 'Perfect Life' Shattered
ABC News
Father With Undiagnosed Bipolar Disorder Murders Children

Living in a state of flux
McPherson Sentinel
By Sentinel By Greg Tammen, assistant editor Researchers have found that nearly 5.7 million American adults (ages 18 and older) suffer from bipolar disorder ...

'Wasted' author Hornbacher shifts focus from eating disorder to ...
San Jose Mercury News
By Lynn Carey Marya Hornbacher, the author of 1998 memoir "Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia," is touring for her new book "Madness: A Bipolar Life" ...

Geelong doctor hopes article will help bipolar sufferers
Geelong Advertiser - Geelong,Victoria,Australia
THE erratic diagnosis of bipolar disorder has inspired a Geelong doctor to contribute to a leading medical journal. Dr Ajeet Singh of the Geelong Clinic ...

No Child Left Undrugged
Rutherford Institute - Charlottesville,VA,USA
At 3, she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression. By the time she died on Dec. 13, 2006, little Rebecca was taking Clonidine, ...

Depression and bipolar support group meetings
Depression and bipolar support group meetings are held Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 pm at Rawson-Neil Psychiatric Hospital, 1650 Community ...

Smith makes move to Wigan
ABC Regional Online
Smith, who was suspended for drunken behaviour and later released by the Parramatta Eels to deal with bipolar disorder earlier this year, is expected to ...

Smith delights Eels with Wigan deal
Sydney Morning Herald
PARRAMATTA insist they hold no grudges against wayward halfback Tim Smith after he signed with England powerhouse Wigan yesterday - just six weeks after they released him so he could deal with bipolar disorder.

'Wasted' author Hornbacher shifts focus from eating disorder to bipolar disorder
Contra Costa Times
The last time Walnut Creek native Marya Hornbacher spoke to a crowd here, she killed. But she doesn't remember a thing about it, thanks to prescription drugs mixed with booze.

Wigan Warriors give Tim Smith the chance to resurrect career
Times Online
Wigan Warriors completed a deal yesterday for Tim Smith, 23, who was suspended by Parramatta Eels after allegations of drunken behaviour and was released from his contract in April having been diagnosed as suffering from the manic depressive condition known as bipolar disorder.

Margaret Trudeau discusses mental health problems at hospital ...
The Beacon Herald
The author and former broadcaster who has battled for years with bipolar disorder described her experiences of massive mood swings that would go from

Dad of methadone-death girl 'feared she was manic depressive'
Edinburgh Evening News
Mr Scott, who said there had been a history in his family of bipolar disorder, said he wished he had told doctors who were assessing her for the illness. ...

Living with bipolar disorder
The McPherson Sentinel
For nearly all of her life, this is how Nelson has been living with bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder -- formerly known as manic depression -- is not a single disorder, but rather a category of mood disorders, according to the U.S. government's National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Like diabetes, heart disease or epilepsy, though, bipolar disorder is a long-term illness that must be ...

Twin brother: Alleged stabbing suspect off medication
Boston Globe
The twin brother of a Brighton man accused of stabbing a woman to death in his home said today that his sibling had recently stopped taking his mediation for depression and bipolar disorder.

Clinic Treats Mental Illness by Enlisting the Family
The Gadsden Times
A new program at Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan aggressively treats people with bipolar disorder by involving their family members.

Teen Treatment Campus Expands at Lowry
Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance
DENVER----HomeAid Colorado and builder captain John Laing Homes break ground today on the final phase of Third Way Center's Lowry Treatment Campus for at-risk youth. The first of four homes was completed last summer and has already served 26 children with a wide array of mental illnesses ranging from bipolar disorder to Asperger's Syndrome.

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