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March 20, 2009


A Silenced Drug Study Creates An Uproar

Washington Post

By Shankar Vedantam - The study would come to be called "cursed," but it started out just as Study 15. It was a long-term trial of the antipsychotic drug Seroquel. The common wisdom in psychiatric circles was that newer drugs were far better than older drugs, but Study 15's results suggested otherwise.


Got The Blues? Cephalon Can Help.
Forbes - NY,USA
Nuvigil, a drug that is meant to serve as an adjunct treatment for patients with bipolar disorder, treats depressive moods linked to the condition. ...


Nuvigil study pushes up Cephalon stock prices
Daily Local News
NEW YORK (AP) Shares of Cephalon surged Tuesday after the company said its drug Nuvigil met key study goals in a clinical trial involving adults with bipolar disorder


From Bipolar Darkness, the Empathy to Be a Doctor
Boston Globe
Dr. Alice W. Flaherty uses the racing mind of her manic phases to drive her ideas into forceful, highly personal treatments.


Mental illness programs offer help
Daily Kent Stater  
The course includes information about schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder (manic depression), panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, ...


Mary Selby: Not a lot of people have one of those
Healthcare Republic
Mr Tired tells me that he has been told he is bipolar, and I search in vain for any reference to this in his notes. He wants a reference to it on a sick ...


JC Penny Theft Ring Leader Sentenced
He blamed his behavior on his bipolar disorder. Hathaway's wife and brother-in-law pleaded not guilty and will be in court next week. ...


Addictive Personality
About - News & Issues  
I'm wondering if this is a trait of bipolar disorder. So what about you? Do you see signs of activity addiction in yourself?


The Magic Scarf
I’ve used prayer to help me deal with my bipolar illness. It helps. I’ve prayed nightly for strength and clarity. I’ma Catholic, and I try to go to mass ...


So Now Where Can I Go?
Boise Weekly  
BY Jack Van Valkenburgh Six years ago Laura Cook was diagnosed in Boise as bipolar. Shortly thereafter she lost her daughter to the state, ...


Sheriff's deputies looking for Tooele County teen
Luba Anderson is believed to be in danger because she is bipolar and suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, which is the result of her abusive and ...


Largo Artist Market is this weekend at Central Park  
Feeling Better About Ourselves, a nonprofit organization that provides resources for those affected by depression, addiction or bipolar disorder, ... reminds patients to take medications
San Antonio Business Journal  
Medication non-compliance is a big problem, particularly for people diagnosed with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety and schizophrenia. ...


Teacher fired for false claim against student
WFLX Fox 29
... could have led to the student's expulsion and arrest. DeLoach's attorney says the school district used the complaint to fire DeLoach because he is bipolar.


U. gets early access to medical brain device
The Brown Daily Herald  
The patient was being treated with the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation therapy device, a new method designed to treat bipolar depression, ...


Deputies Had Encountered Suspect Prior to Bomb Scare
Bristol Herald Courier

She was talking about the 24 hours preceding the incident, during which her son, who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, was acting irrationally and ...


Avondale boy, 7, is missing  
Rashod has a speech impediment and suffers from bipolar disorder. A critical missing report has been issued by Cincinnati police. Anyone who has seen Rashod ...


Depression Bipolar Support Alliance Support Group Meetings
DBSA support group meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month at the Unitarian Church, 246 S. Church Street, Grass Valley. ...


NYPD Issues Amber Alert for Baby  
Ruiz has a history of chronic paranoid schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Anyone with any information on this abduction is asked to call the NYPD at (866) ...


Search continues for missing woman from West Milton
Danville News  
The day before her disappearance, Grove — who suffers from depression and is bipolar — had been released from Sunbury Community Hospital after a week’s stay ...


The Key to the Book I am Attempting to Put... | Gather  
In 2004-5 I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. For those of more Medical Knowledge, to the best of my knowledge and judging from reports written, ...


Feds want baseball cards, Hitler signature, to pay back scam victims
St. Louis Post-Dispatch  
... although his lawyers suggested at his plea hearing that they may cite his depression and bipolar disorder in arguing for a lower sentence.


Wade to speak at Tuesday’s DBSA meeting
Corsicana Daily Sun  
Karol Wade, MA, LPC, will be the speaker Tuesday at the Navarro County Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA). Her topic will be “Wellness ...


Gardens offer hope and therapy at ODC
Bloomington Pantagraph  
“We get to watch the plants grow,” said Aldrich, who has bipolar disorder. “I never had a garden before.” The garden grew from the relationship of ODC ...


Inspiring night for mental health
Ottawa Citizen  
... Arnie Vered, Police Chief Vern White and Patrick Dion, who sits on the Mental Health Commission of Canada board and has a brother with bipolar disorder. ...


Convicted murderer back in jail; faces prison  
A psychiatrist testified in April that Engel, as a child, had been incorrectly medicated with antidepressants for bipolar disorder and believed that killing ...


Chattanooga: Truancy on the run
Chattanooga Times Free Press  
I personally know of a 15 year old girl who had depression and Bipolar issues so bad that she couldn't attend the 8th grade here. ...


A&E Mental Health Patients' Treatment Improved With Questionnaire

Nursing Times

A nurse has helped improve treatment of mental health patients who present at A&E by devising a simple questionnaire.


Queen of Crime lived and breathed Essex
East Anglian Daily Times  
Julia thinks the author probably suffered bipolar depression for most of her life, as well as a thyroid imbalance. “She knew about it in herself. ...


Mental health advocates to lobby against funding cuts
Quad City Times
Baker, who is diagnosed with bipolar and anxiety disorders, often speaks to Kaiser’s classes about living with mental illness. (Larry Fisher/QUAD-CITY TIMES ...


Actress Sophie Pelham: ‘My brain is like a filing cabinet ...
Daily Mail
In fact, it’s being bipolar or – if that doesn’t make sense to you – manic depressive. Like Stephen Fry. I might never have discovered I was bipolar had I ...


Mark has been destroying my life
News of the World
The fragile star, who suffers from bipolar disorder or manic depression, was filmed weeping over her collapsed marriage by an MTV crew who have been ...


Top Drug Company Executive in *****-For-Pills Scandal
Hey, "Babe, just as a friendly reminder, as requested, to obtain info from BMS re bipolar depression, specifically, when they plan to complete their trials ...


Into the light
London Free Press
McDonald, 30, was a bi-polar crack cocaine addict chasing drugs all over London. She was in custody so often it was as if she had her own revolving door in ...


Suicide note released in Wilmette murders
Chicago Tribune
Richard Wiley, who killed his wife and stepson, wrote he 'could not fight off the suicide dreams' in note Writing that he "could not fight off the suicide dreams," a man who killed his wife and teenage stepson in their Wilmette home left a 43-page letter laced with self-pity over his broken ankle, treatment for bipolar disorder and a marriage he called doomed.


Living with bipolar disorder
The Wilson Times
Wilson resident Michael Peckerar wants people to understand that being diagnosed with bipolar disorder doesn't mean that a person is dangerous, that they are a killer or they are someone to be feared. ...


Jury Finds Pigman Insane
The Rafu Shimpo
Apsychiatrist who examined Pigman at the Twin Towers jail after he was arrested testified during the trial that he suffers from Bipolar Idisorder and was ...


A Woman Under The Influence
Decider Denver  

Rowlands plays a loving, lovable working-class mother with bipolar tendencies with such subtlety that it’s hard to tell if she’s truly crazy or just a ...


Woman faces arson charge after fire at Palmetto mental health facility
Bradenton Herald  
Floyd, who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, told deputies she started the fire because the staff at Cedar House made her mad.


Baldessarini and Vieta Head Discussions on Improved Treatments for ...
Business Wire (press release)  
Interest in bipolar (manic-depressive) forms of depressive illness is growing greatly, along with recognition that standard treatments for unipolar major ...


Toxoplasmosis Parasite May Trigger Schizophrenia And Bipolar Disorders
Science Daily
Scientists have discovered how the toxoplasmosis parasite may trigger the development of schizophrenia and other bipolar disorders. They have shown that the parasite may play a role in the development of these disorders by affecting the production of dopamine -- the chemical that relays messages in the brain controlling.phpects of movement, cognition and behavior.


Police Need Help Finding Mentally Challenged Teen
KTLA-TV Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- A teenage girl who police say is bipolar and has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old is missing and authorities need your help finding her. 15-year-old Brittany Kelley was last seen Friday afternoon at Western Avenue and Century Boulevard about 4:15 p.m., according to detectives. Brittany is described as 5 feet, 6 inches tall, weighing 145 pounds. She has blue eyes, and blonde ...


Ex: Credit union robber had fought mental illness
Northwest Herald  
“Bipolar disorder affects 3 [percent] to 5 percent of the world’s population,” said Sandy Lewis, executive director of the McHenry County Mental Health ...


Changing Rx Practices in the Treatment of Mental Illness: Impact ...
Forensic Examiner  
The choice of antidepressant treatment of patients suffering from bipolar disorder (BD) finds support in two basic facts: (1) a significant number of ...


Steve-O Is In Deep Ish

Friends told the tab that Steve-O suffers from an untreated bipolar disorder. After a friend and a bodyguard took him to the hospital around 2pm on Sunday, ...


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