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October 29, 2006

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Depression, bipolar disorder support group meets in Walker
The Pilot-Independent
Beginning Nov. 3, people in the Walker area who are living with depression and bipolar disorder will have a new place to find hope, help and support.

AstraZeneca Stroke Drug Fails in a Clinical Trial
New York Times
AstraZeneca said it would halt development of the product, which it hoped could protect the brain from the damage caused by a stroke.

Depression Symptoms Less Likely In Kids With Accurate Self-perceptions
Science Daily
Children who can accurately assess how their classmates feel about them -- even if those feelings are negative -- are less likely to show symptoms of depression, according to Florida State University researchers in Tallahassee, Florida.

The illness that banks refuse to recognise
Guardian Unlimited
Bipolar disorder is rarely recognised by banks as an illness - and even less well understood, despite the condition's impact on borrowing and debt.

Signs and symptoms of commonly diagnosed mental illnesses
The Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Many adults with psychiatric disorders may also have undiagnosed ADHD
San Diego, CA - October 27, 2006 - Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY, TSX:
SHQ) announced today that many adults with a depressive disorder, Bipolar Disorder (BPD), or an anxiety disorder may also have undiagnosed Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), according to a longitudinal retrospective medical claims analysis presented today at a major medical meeting of child and adolescent

Antipsychotic deemed effective for anxiety disorder
Reuters via Yahoo! News
The anti-psychotic drug trifluoperazine is well-tolerated and superior to inactive "placebo" in the short-term treatment of generalized anxiety disorder, a chronic disorder associated with exaggerated worry and tension, according to a study in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. However, the value of other antipsychotics for treating anxiety is less clear because of the lack of large,

Family struggled to get help with father's illness
The Huntington Herald-Dispatch
Elizabeth Myers' father, Dick Harrold, died on Oct. 9 in the Western Regional Jail. According to Myers, he had a heart attack, which killed him. But he suffered from something more painful in her eyes for decades. Harrold lived with a mental illness.

Lighten up the
Changes in working patterns and the growth of 24-hour lifestyles mean fewer of us are exposed to daylight hours in winter. One in five of us suffers some symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (Sad) and with the clocks going back tonight Darren Devine looks at how to conquer the winter blues

Psychotherapist Joan E. Child's New Book Details her Struggle to Understand Her Daughter's Tragic Bipolar Disorder
PR Web
Why Did She Jump? An Angel to Remember by Joan E. Childs looks at Bipolar Disorder from the viewpoint of a grieving mother and noted psychotherapist (PRWeb Oct 29, 2006)

State failing mentally ill, legislators told
The Facts
ALVIN - Kay Plitt stepped up to the podium and calmly talked about how her son had been arrested and hospitalized several times due to his bipolar condition.

Learn about mental illness in kids
Orlando Sentinel
The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Polk County will be presenting the "Parents and Teachers As Allies" seminar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church, 175 Lake Hollingsworth Drive of Lakeland.

What you can do if your child has a learning disorder
My 2-year-old son is a budding TV talk show host. He stops talking only long enough to listen to Elmo on Sesame Street once in a while. I can't always understand what he says, but like many kids his age, his words are nonstop.

Starvation a Factor in Mental Patient's Death: In County's Care, Woman With Psychosis Barely Ate or Drank for Weeks
By Meg Kissinger, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Oct. 29--Cindy Anczak was 33 years old, weighed 187 pounds and was going to exercise class three times a week when Greenfield police found her wandering around Arlington Cemetery late one night in July, speaking gibberish.

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