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August 1, 2006

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Suit blames bipolar depression drug for suicides
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer - Columbus,GA,USA
... David Bibbee, who had been battling bipolar disorder, was 27 when he took his own life on Feb. 23, 2003, in his father's Stow home. ...

Group targets bipolar sufferers
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Pittsburgh,PA,USA
... "I am a person with an illness.". Pfeil, the wife of the Rev. Fred Pfeil, of Dunlevy was diagnosed nearly 26 years ago with bipolar disorder. ...

NIMH: Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar Disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, ... Bipolar disorder causes dramatic mood swings from overly "high" and/or irritable to sad and ...

Mood switch in bipolar depression: comparison of adjunctive ...
British Journal of Psychiatry (subscription) - UK
... Few studies have examined the relative risks of switching into hypomania or mania associated with second-generation antidepressant drugs in bipolar depression. ...

Penn State Researchers Say Education, Treatment Key To Averting Child Homicides

New Mothers Should Be Screened Regularly For Postpartum Depression

University Of Leicester Produces The First-ever "world Map Of Happiness"

Mental Health Prescription Program Announces Extension Through 2006

More Drug Overdose Deaths From Prescription Pain Killers Than Cocaine Or Heroin In The US

Going Places
The Times of Northwest Indiana
The Depression, Bipolar Support Alliance features Hole to Whole: Healthy Steps to Recover From Depression for its Wednesdaylecture held at the Aled P. Davies Independence House, 1454 W. Lincolnway. Kyle Otten, director of Beyond Boundaries and Experiential Therapy, will be the featured speaker.

Penn Researchers Examine The Effects Of Meditation On Early Cognitive Impairment
Science Daily
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine are examining the effectiveness of meditation on early cognitive impairment. Once this new study is completed, the results could help answer lingering questions over whether or not stress-reducing techniques and mind exercises can lessen or even prevent cognitive decline.

Blog aids its bipolar author
Liz Spikol writes a blog called The Trouble With Spikol. But, she says, it's not she who's the problem. The Philadelphia Weekly magazine managing editor, who suffers from bipolar disorder, says the real trouble with mental illness is its stigma.

One in 9 Ore. prisoners mentally ill
KGW Portland
A new state report says Oregon's jails are home to hundreds of people suffering from severe mental illnesses. According to the survey, nearly nine percent of prisoners have schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or some other serious psychiatric problem.

Study challenges bi-polar drug use
The Australian
GROUNDBREAKING Australian research has condemned the widespread practice of prescribing heavy duty anti-psychotic drugs to mild bipolar sufferers.

Testimony: Bebe Moore Campbell
Black Voices
Watching my loved one become violent and an incoherent stranger certainly tested my faith. My very close family member has bipolar disorder, which is a mood disorder - a disease of the brain.

Parents of Man Charged in Seattle Shooting Issue Appeal and Apology to Jews
New York Times
The parents of a Muslim man accused of killing a woman at a Jewish organization "don't want this to be seen as anything but the act of an ill person," a lawyer said.

Hundreds mourn Seattle shooting victim
AP via Yahoo! News
Hundreds of people attended a funeral Monday for a woman killed in a shooting rampage at a Jewish charity, saying they hoped her violent death would prompt actions of peace.

Another shooting heightens Valley fears
The Arizona Republic
The murder of a 22-year-old Mesa secretary who struggled with mental illness and lived part-time at a halfway house may be the latest in a string of serial shootings, say police who are investigating the possibility.New description of Baseline Killer* Policerelease refined description of Baseline Killer * More coverage on serial killers

Not-guilty plea in stabbing
Off of his medications and sleepless for four nights, James Russell was ready for a breakdown during the early morning hours of Jan. 13, 2005, when he picked up a newspaper and saw a frightening image on the sports page, he said in court yesterday.

Company Denies Mentally Ill Patients Pose Risk
By MARTIN SHIPTON Western Mail A company that says it doesn't need planning permission to open a 'rehabilitation unit' for potentially dangerous psychiatric patients claims they would pose more of a threat to themselves than the public.

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