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January 30, 2009

 

Florence family knows all too well the turmoil of bipolar disorder
Florence Morning News
 
Al Erwin of Florence reminisces about the days of fishing and sailing with his son, Dale. “He was my best friend.“
Sheboygan North student facing drug charge
Sheboygan Press
 
A 17-year-old Sheboygan boy was charged Thursday for allegedly selling his bipolar medication to a classmate at Sheboygan North High School.
Bipolar disorder seems both asset, hindrance to Christian artist's ...
Walla Walla Union-Bulletin  
Heavirland said that he also suffers from bipolar disorder. He explained that often people who have that illness are very creative. ...
Schrenker: 'I Have No Memory Of' Plane Bailout
Aero-News Network  
He also told the paper he's been under psychiatric care since last year, and is taking medication for a seeming bipolar disorder. As ANN reported, the pilot ...  
Learning to live with ADD
Chapel Hill News   
ADD is often found in type A as well as bipolar personalities, but it is also common in creative, intuitive people. There is a special feel for life, ...

One case at a time
Jackson Clarion Ledger  

Her mother stayed six months - and she got better, taking medicine to treat her bipolar disorder. "She has a new lease on life," Pickett said. ...

Abbott Labs and Johnson & Johnson: Clash of the Titans
Seeking Alpha  

During the quarter, JNJ completed the acquisition of SurgRx, Inc., a privately held developer of the advanced bipolar tissue sealing system used in the ...

Ziprasidone Combined With Mood Stabiliser Provides Effective ...
DG News - USA
Dr. Vieta undertook a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial that included outpatients with bipolar I disorder who had a Mania Rating ...  

Daniel Aitken found guilty of first-degree murder in shooting death
Vancouver Sun

... in the shooting death of a former football all-star player whose struggle with bipolar disorder pulled him into the mire of Victoria’s underworld. ...  

Son charged with killing family
United Press International - USA
Timothy Sturgel had been ordered by a court to undergo psychiatric care at least four times since he was 20 to treat bipolar disorder, said Hamilton County ...  

Ohio police: Man kills adoptive father, 2 others
The Associated Press
... Cindy Smith, told The Cincinnati Enquirer that Timothy was one of Jerry's three adopted children and that he had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. ...  

Mom pleads for timely help
TheChronicleHerald.ca  
Mr. Candow said in an interview before a court hearing this month that the bipolar and schizoaffective disorders he’s been diagnosed with did not play a ...  

Ringing in the New Year
Corrections.com  
Treatment of bipolar disorder, medical litigation, understanding the HPV vaccine, and evaluating electronic heath records were some of the correctional ...  

Harris County considers action to ease jail overcrowding
Houston Chronicle  
... voted earlier this month to devote one court to felony cases involving defendants diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and severe depression. ...  

Becoming infamous during Super Bowl week
Spartanburg Herald Journal (subscription)
He was found in a hospital suffering from a bipolar disorder and depression. Robbins’ life continued to spiral out of control. In 2005, he was shot three ...  

Bordow: Cards need game face before Sunday
East Valley Tribune  
Oakland Raiders center Barrett Robbins, who was later diagnosed with bipolar disorder, missed a team meeting the day before Super Bowl XXXVII when he went ...  

Week 2: Where in Tarnation Is Jason Street?
Slate  
First Waverly, Smash's bipolar girlfriend, disappears. Now Jason Street, whom we last saw begging an appealing waitress to have his baby after a one-night ...  

Quetiapine Better Than Lithium for Maintenance Treatment of ...
DG News  
Quetiapine is an effective treatment for patients with bipolar I disorder as an adjunct to treatment with lithium or divalproex. However, Dr. Nolen noted, ...  

Divalproex Augmentation With Olanzapine Reduces Mania and ...
DG News  
Olanzapine is already approved for treatment of bipolar mania and mixed mania in combination with lithium and divalproex, Dr. Houston stated, adding, ...  

Unlimited budget for arrests, but none for treatment, is insanity
Sun-Sentinel.com
He's bipolar, a mental illness that causes people to swing from severe depression to extreme highs. Once you understand Farrell's mental health history, ...

Plavix sales help Bristol-Myers swing to Q4 profit
Town Hall  
The New York-based maker of Abilify for bipolar disorder and Avapro for high blood pressure also saw their sales climb.

‘It seemed so real’
TheChronicleHerald.ca  
She got sick and ended up spending three months in the IWK Health Centre with what was eventually diagnosed as bipolar disorder. Shannon, now 15, was being ...  

Mental health activists try to keep 4 Chicago centers open
Chicago Tribune  
Hatcher—who said she's bipolar and takes medication twice a day to stave off suicidal thoughts—worries about finding her way to another mental health ...  

I Survived the Psychiatric Hospital
EmpowHer
It was then that he told me that I had bipolar illness. This surprised me. I knew I had to have something, but bipolar illness seemed very alien. ...  

Mental health facility needs more volunteers
Mansfield News Journal  
He noted its ability to work with people disgnosed with mental illnesses including bipolar disorder and schizophrenia so that they don't have to travel out ...  

Pfizer to Pay $2.3 Billion for Bextra Off-Label Marketing
InjuryBoard.com  
From 2000 to 2003, however, Eli Lilly encouraged doctors to prescribe Zyprexa to patients with age-related dementia or mild bipolar disorder. ...  

My Brother's Keeper
PW-Philadelphia Weekly
But in the summer of 1991, a year out of college and living in Manhattan, David’s mind broke, leading him into the murk of acute bipolar disorder. ...

Mylan Generic Epilepsy Drug Gets FDA OK
TheStreet.com -
Drugmaker Mylan(MYL Quote - Cramer on MYL - Stock Picks) announced Wednesday that its generic version of the epilepsy and bipolar disorder drug Lamictal had ...

Sean Costello Memorial Fund for Bipolar Research Benefit Show
antiMUSIC.com  
Here it is again: (Nightwatcher) The Sean Costello Memorial Fund for Bipolar Research will hold its first benefit concert Sunday, March 1, 2009 at the North ... 

Researchers Explore Natural Remedies For Substance Abuse, Mental ...
The Guardian  
Is there any that could prevent or cure mental disorders like schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, post partum depression, anger and suicidal ...  

Mental Health and the Military
New York Times  
... that for every veteran with PTSD, there is at least one veteran with major depression, panic disorder, bipolar disorder or generalized anxiety disorder. ...  

Lawyer Is Accused of Stealing Disabled People’s Assets He Was ...
New York Times  
In another case, he took a total of more than $400000 from a person with bipolar depression, before and after the patient died in 2007, prosecutors said. ...  

NICE Guidance On Bipolar And Antisocial Personality Disorders
Healthcare Republic (press release)  
NICE has issued guidelines for bipolar and antisocial personality disorders, in an attempt to improve diagnosis and awareness of the disorders. ...

Daniel Aitken found guilty of first-degree murder in shooting death
Victoria Times Colonist
 
A Victoria drug dealer was convicted this morning of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a former football all-star player whose struggle with bipolar disorder pulled him into the mire of Victoria’s underworld...
Bipolar illness lecture to be held in in Glen Oaks
Newsday
 
Scientists at The Zucker Hillside Hospital will be hosting a special one-night lecture, open to the public, on the latest research on bipolar illness on Thursday.
North High teens arrested for alleged prescription drug sale
Sheboygan Press
 
Two Sheboygan teens were arrested Wednesday after one allegedly sold his bipolar medication to the other at Sheboygan North High School, according to the Sheboygan Police Department.
Former Long Ridge firefighter sues chief
Norwalk Advocate
 
STAMFORD -- A former Long Ridge Fire Company firefighter and whistle-blower has sued his former chief for calling him mentally unstable and bipolar in front of other firefighters, court documents say.
A Sundance 'HUG'
Boston Globe
It's about a bipolar musician named Drew who forgot to take his meds, and a stressful encounter with his friend and manager Asa. We caught up with Jones by ...
Lost Ground in a Standoff With Cancer
New York Times
... its toll on the household budget, which consisted of the public assistance and $1500 in disability payments for Mr. Leaphart, who has bipolar disorder. ...
Caroline Kennedy's Senate bid's end disappointing to many
amNewYork
Edward Kennedy's son Patrick, a congressman from Rhode Island, has admitted to bipolar disorder and has struggled with alcohol and addictions to ...
Once on the chopping block, North Side mental health clinic seems ...
Medill Reports
Rosemary Tirio is fighting for her goddaughter, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in her 30s. Sauganash resident Elaine Loren is fighting for her son. ...

Lamotrigine to treat bipolar depression
guardian.co.uk
Some research has shown that lamotrigine can relieve the symptoms of depression that you get with bipolar disorder. That is called bipolar depression. ...

Cardo Medical Announces the Initial Release of Its Press-Fit Total ...
CNNMoney.com
As a complement to the Press-Fit Total Hip system, Cardo Medical is also preparing to release its Bipolar Hip system within the next month. ...

Laura Yeager: Let Me Introduce Myself - I'm Bipolar
EmpowHer - Phoenix,AZ,USA
I'm the new bipolar illness HerWriter. I wasn't always bipolar. From February of 1963 to August of 1991, I didn't have a mental illness diagnosis. ...

Florence family knows all too well the turmoil of bipolar disorder
South Carolina Now
Erwin says Dale was a teenager when the first signs of bi-polar disorder appeared. The most obvious sign was he never slept. “The lows were so low it was ...

Fennell denied early release
The Morning Journal
Fennell’s attorney has said she suffers from bipolar, depression and psychosis and thought she was doing the children good, at the time. ...

Mum tells MPs: It's Time to Change
South Devon Herald Express - Torquay,England,UK
Dawn, an ex-police officer and mum of three, has bipolar disorder, which she manages well. Yesterday, she met MPs, including her local MP Anthony Steen, ...

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