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September 25, 2006

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Bipolar Disorder Runs in the Family
Chosun Ilbo - Seoul,South Korea
Bipolar disorder, the mental illness once known as manic depression, is brought about by a chemical imbalance in the brain that sends patients from one ...

Police ask for help in finding woman
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Carol Lynn Hulsey, 60, who was at her west Fort Worth home when she was last spoken to, has high blood pressure, a heart condition and bipolar disorder, according to police.

Oregon teen sentenced for murder
KGW Portland
ROSEBURG, Ore. -- A Douglas County teenager has been found guilty of second-degree manslaughter, in the death of a 14-year-old. Defense lawyers had argued that Kelly Irwin, 15 at the time of the September, 2004 shooting, suffered from a bipolar disorder.

Church hosts speaker dealing with mental illness
Salisbury Post
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church is sponsoring a special program on mental health on Wednesday, Sept. 27. The speaker will be Sarah Boyd, a volunteer with NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Repeat DUIs Associated With Mental Illnesses
HealthDay via Yahoo! News
FRIDAY, Sept. 22 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of repeat DUI offenders suffer from at least one mental illness, say researchers from the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE).

Video shows defendant hours after slaying
Fort Worth Star-Telegram Sat, 23 Sep 2006 4:57 AM PDT
Stevie Alexandra Johnson, accused of killing her stepgrandfather, seems to interact normally with a detective.

Patients using Web cams to connect with psychiatrists
The Palm Beach Post
Being diagnosed with a serious mental disorder is terrifying.

Unruly passenger delays Southwest Airlines flight
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
An unruly passenger delayed a Southwest Airlines flight bound for Pittsburgh yesterday morning. Airlines spokesman Ed Stewart said the unidentified man made threats regarding the aircraft as he was boarding the plane with his wife in Orlando, Fla.

The addiction battle
The Steubenville Herald-Star
STEUBENVILLE - Drug and alcohol addiction counselors and alcoholics and addicts agree it is up to the person to change his or her ways in order to make recovery possible, a point that takes on extra meaning each September, which is National Alcohol and Drug Abuse Recovery Month.

Recognizing Bipolar Disorder
13WHAM Rochester
Doctors commonly refer to the condition of experiencing the deep lows of depression along with periods of euphoria as "bipolar disorder."

Not alone Kellys share story of battle with bipolar disorder through magazine aimed at helping others
Winona Post
"There is hope." That is the message Jan Kelly wishes to give to people, a message she has needed herself from time to time over the years. Twenty years ago, Jan was diagnosed with bipolar disorder after years of misdiagnosis and stays in the hospital.

GlaxoSmithKline Gets New Lamictal FDA OK
AP via Yahoo! Finance
British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline PLC said Monday it received broader marketing approval from the Food and Drug Administration for its seizure treatment Lamictal for patients with a serious form of epilepsy.

National Depression Screening Day to be observed Oct. 5
Salisbury Post
Local mental health professionals will observe National Depression Screening Day on Oct. 5, the first Thursday of the month.

Diabetes, Not Obesity, Increases Risk Of Developing Critical Illness And Early Death
Science Daily
Diabetes puts people at risk of developing critical illness and dying early, but obesity without diabetes does not. A study published today in the open access journal Critical Care reveals that individuals suffering from diabetes are three times more at risk of developing critical illness and dying young than individuals who do not have diabetes. Obese individuals who do not have diabetes, by

Volunteer helps raise mental illness awareness
The Cincinnati Enquirer
HAMILTON - When a close family member developed obsessive compulsive disorder, Sally Fiehrer was dismayed to learn how difficult it can be to get information about it and other mental disorders.

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