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January 08, 2010


China's Rebuke of Mental Illness
The Star-Ledger -
Those with mental illness, especially bipolar disorder, often lack insight into their condition and may even deny that they have an illness at all. ...

Research reports on bipolar disorder from JP Houston and colleagues provide ...
Behavioral Health Central (blog)
Two hundred two adults, aged 18 to 60 years, who met DSM-IV-TR criteria for bipolar disorder with a current mixed episode and had been taking divalproex for ...

Research on bipolar disorder epidemiology published by scientists at Chinese ...
Behavioral Health Central (blog)
There has been no community-based epidemiological study of atypical depression that covers the entire spectrum of bipolar disorders. ...

Treatment of psychotic symptoms in bipolar disorder with aripiprazole ...
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Methods: A systematic MEDLINE and repository search concerning clinical trials for aripiprazole in bipolar disorder was conducted. ...

Delhi girl dies of drug overdose in Goa
Times of India
PANAJI: Meha Bahuguna, 23, who is suspected to have died of a drug overdose on Wednesday, suffered from a condition called bipolar disorder (a mix of high ...

Enhanced relapse prevention for bipolar disorder by community mental health ...
British Journal of Psychiatry
Email: f.lobban{at} Relapse prevention for bipolar disorder increases time to relapse but is not available in routine practice. ...

Man in standoff is under observation
Janesville Gazette
Attorney Christopher Kuehn, who has represented Sallmann in previous court proceedings, said his client has severe mental health issues, including bipolar ...

Goodbye 2009! World ready for a more hopeful 2010
Report Commentby Charles C. @ 4:16pm - Thu Dec 31st, 2009 Girlfriend had an infection that somehow affected her bipolar medication - so we have had a month ...

Mental illness clears Conn. man on shooting charge
Hartford Courant
The judge said prosecutors proved Bovino shot at the officers and his wife, but he was in a "mixed manic state" because of untreated bipolar disorder, ...

Researchers investigate handbook for living with bipolar disorder
By Randy Shore, Vancouver SunJanuary 1, 2010 10:34 AM VANCOUVER -- There is no handbook for living well with bipolar disorder, but a project funded by the ...

Carolyn Livengood: Patty Duke heads seniors conference
San Mateo County Times
Although petite in size, special guest Patty Duke, actress and author, made a big impression at the recent Seniors on the Move Conference when she spoke candidly about her struggles with mental health issues before being diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1982 at age 36.

With therapy, grit, ex-Dallas Cowboy Haley tackles bipolar disorder
Dallas Morning News
G.J. McCARTHY / DMNFormer Dallas Cowboy and San Francisco 49er defensive lineman Charles Haley made a career of terrorizing quarterbacks. But when Haley says he "left a road of destruction when I played," he's talking about the teammates and coaches he "wronged," writers he cursed and a 19-year marriage he wrecked.

Public's help sought in finding Sacramento man
The Sacramento Bee
Sacramento sheriff's deputies want the public to help them find a suicidal, bipolar man who left his home today by telling his wife he wanted to end his life.

Deputies Seek Missing Suicidal Rancho Cordova Man
News10 Sacramento
Authorities were seeking the public's help Saturday to find a 23-year-old Rancho Cordova man who suffers from bipolar disorder and may be suicidal.

Cops: Bipolar Chicago man missing
Chicago Tribune
Chicago police issued a missing person's alert today for a 36-year-old man who suffers from bipolar disorder and depression. James Revels was last seen on New Year's Eve about 6 p.m. leaving his home on the 1900 block of West Division Street. He is described as a white man, 6 feet tall, weighing 180 pounds, with brown eyes, brown hair and with an olive complexion, police said. Revels was last ...

Through Ups and Downs of Illness, Creativity Endures
New York Times
Ms. Dennard, who has struggled with bipolar disorder for much of her life, has channeled her energy into sewing. By AMANDA M. FAIRBANKS Janet Dennard can ...

Jail's inmate medication bill large
Topeka Capital Journal
Zyprexa, a medication used for the treatment of schizophrenia, acute manic and mixed episodes of bipolar disorder and maintenance treatment. 3. ...

Willacy Co. Family Asking for Justice After Shooting
He said it was an unfortunate incident that should have never happened since the family claims Roy was diagnosed with bipolar disorder some six to seven ...

Mental illness on campus
Detroit Free Press Stress from the economic downturn, trouble coping with the transition to college, and general depression and anxiety appear to be hitting college students at rates never seen before. College counseling centers are also seeing many more students with complex mental-health diseases, such as clinical depression and bipolar disorder.

New details of woman's fateful fall
Chicago Tribune
One officer testified she called Eilman's parents in California, learned that she was "probably bipolar" and then relayed the information to a watch ...

Man accused of Springfield bomb plot undergoing mental evaluation
The State Journal-Register
In a November motion seeking an evaluation, Robert Scherschligt, Finton's lawyer, said Finton, a Decatur resident, was once diagnosed with bipolar disorder, ...

Willacy Co. Sheriff: Tasers a 'Possibility'
However the sheriff added that even the tasers would not have been much help with Almanza, who family members claim was diagnosed with a bipolar disorder. ...

The heartache of bipolar disorder
Detroit Free Press
Kate Davis, who produced and directed the film with her husband, David Heilbroner, said it's the first time the subject of pediatric bipolar disorder has ...

Police standoff with bipolar man ends peacefully
That patient, Steve Chaszar, said he is bipolar, and had been taking extra medication because he was having a bad day. Chaszar called police and News 8 ...

Taming Tasers
Salt Lake Tribune
Cardall, who was experiencing a manic episode brought on by his bipolar disorder, was naked and unarmed. An autopsy attributed his death to heart failure ...

Police: 12-year-old girl intended to sell prescription meds
The Northwest Florida Daily News
The girl was carrying prescription Seroquel, an anti-psychotic drug used to treat bipolar disorder, as well as Darvocet, a pain killer. ...

Alexa Ray Joel, Evangelist For “Heartbreak-Related Depression”
The Frisky
I've struggled with bouts of general anxiety and depression since my late teens, but I also have loved ones who suffer from bipolar disorder, ...

Stack of motions may delay Riley murder trial again
Taunton Daily Gazette
The two powerful drugs – prescribed by Dr. Kifuji, a psychiatrist at Tufts-New England Medical Center – are also used to treat bipolar disorder. ...

Before Or After Birth, Gene Linked To Mental Health Has Different Effects
Medical News Today
Scientists have long eyed mutations in a gene known as DISC1 as a possible contributor to schizophrenia and mood disorders, including depression and bipolar disorder. Now, new research led by Johns Hopkins researchers suggests that perturbing this gene during prenatal periods, postnatal periods or both may have different effects in mice, leading to separate types of brain alterations and ...

New Book By Tom Wootton Challenges Everything We Believe About Mental Conditions
Bipolar Advantage Publishers is releasing a new book by Tom Wootton on January 15th that defines success in a way that no one ever has. "Bipolar In Order: Looking at Depression, Mania, Hallucination, and Delusion from the Other Side" challenges everything we believe about bipolar from how we define it to how we treat it, and details a clear path to a better life. (PRWeb Jan 6, 2010) Read the ...

Combination therapy better than leading drug for bipolar disorder, study suggests
Science Daily
People with bipolar disorder are less likely to suffer a relapse if they are taking both lithium and sodium valproate rather than the drug valproate alone, a new study has shown.

Looking at life from two sides
Kelowna Capital News Arlen Rundvall has written two books about his experience and coping strategies with bipolar disease so he can give other sufferers and their families hope for a light at the end of the tunnel.

Mass. Parents Going on Trial in Girl's Overdose
New York Times
By AP BOSTON (AP) -- Before she turned 3, Rebecca Riley was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity and bipolar disorders. By age 4 she was dead. ...

Actress Debi Mazar speaks out about her family's ordeal with bipolar depression
Creston News Advertiser
By (ARA) (ARA) - An estimated 8 million American adults may be affected by bipolar disorder, a complex mental illness in which people experience extreme ...

Bridges To Recovery
News Trends
With so many people in the United States suffering from psychological problems like Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety and Depression, treatment centers like Bridges ...

God's Grace in Divorce: Real Life is Not Like the Movies
Christian News Wire (press release)
addresses the unique needs of those living with someone who battles schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression or any other serious mental illness. ...

Health care cuts affect people, not just statistics
Mark has struggled with bipolar disorder for more than 10 years. When his illness is under control, he's able to work and go to school. ...





This Week's Bipolar News

Vitamin D-binding protein levels may help identify bipolar disorder in teens
In this pilot study, researchers examined the link between vitamin D and inflammatory markers in 36 teenagers with bipolar disorder and major depression forms of major mood disorders compared with those without mood disorders. They developed a screening immunoprecipitation-sequencing ...

Mental health issues make premature birth more likely - study
Almost one-fifth reported a history of mental disorder, with conditions including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression. Compared with those who did not report a history of mental disorder these pregnancies were more likely to result in premature deliveries and babies born with low birth weight, ...

Understanding bipolar
ORBIT compares two, five-week, online interventions designed to improve quality of life for people who experience bipolar disorder. The interventions ...

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