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November 14, 2006

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Mentally Disabled Woman Missing From Midway
NBC 5 Chicago
CHICAGO -- Chicago police have issued a missing persons alert for a 19-year-old mentally disabled woman. Nicole McGue was to wait for a case worker at Midway Airport after arriving on a Northwest Airline flight Sunday afternoon, according to the police news release.

Lawton briefs health research event
The Badger Herald
The University of Wisconsin Center for Women's Health Research held its 8th annual Leadership Conference Friday, featuring Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton as a keynote speaker addressing the regrettable state of women's mental health in Wisconsin. The conference, held at the Fluno Center, presented a variety of perspectives in the field of women's health ranging from women veterans' health to

Barr gets tentative approval for generic schizophrenia drug
Pharmaceutical Business Review
... Zyprexa is indicated for the treatment of schizophrenia and for the short-term treatment of acute manic episodes associated with bipolar I disorder. ...

Bipolar people are taking my peace
My husband and child are bipolar ,yea I know waa poor you. Its way more than this. ... My husband in reaction has withdrawn in his bipolar shell. ...

What's Wrong With a Child? Psychiatrists Often Disagree
New York Times
Moreover, the symptoms diagnosed as bipolar disorder in children often bear little resemblance to those in adults. Instead, the ...

State improving mental health services for ex-convicts
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
... care in Indiana because nearly one in five Indiana Department of Correction inmates is treated behind bars for schizophrenia, bipolar disease, addictions and ...

Studies look at how genes affect antipsychotic drug response
EurekAlert (press release)
Risperidone, a popular "atypical" antipsychotic medication, is used to treat mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. ...

Support offered for families facing mental illness
Charlotte Observer
... with some form of mental illness in their lifetime, from postpartum depression to long-term illnesses like schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, according to John ...

NAMI Amador offers support for county's mentally ill
Amador Ledger-Dispatch
... It includes primarily schizophrenia, manic-depression or bipolar disorder and severe depression, wrong with obsessive-compulsive disorder and panic attacks. ...

Bipolar suicide less than expected
Irish Health
The suicide rate among patients with bipolar disorder is lower than was generally believed, according to a new study. A conference ...

Local resident overcomes bipolar disorder; urges others to face ...
California Democrat
... dark. Ashley had bipolar disorder, and she did not even know it, and neither did her doctors, who diagnosed her with depression. ...

Adolescents With Bipolar Disorder Are at Increased Risk of Post ...
DG News
SAN DIEGO, CA -- November 6, 2006 -- Adolescents who live with bipolar disorder are more likely to develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance ...

Actress Patty Duke tells of bipolar life
Miami Herald
Award-winning actress Patty Duke spoke about living with bipolar disorder during a luncheon Wednesday in Fort Lauderdale. BY JENNIFER MOONEY PIEDRA. ...

DOC, FSSA collaborate on mental health services for ex-inmates
... Nearly one in five inmates is treated behind bars for schizophrenia, bipolar disease, addictions and other disorders that in many cases contributed to them ...

Stun-gun use brings probation
Rocky Mountain
A school employee who used a stun gun to discipline a 13-year-old was sentenced to six months' probation Tuesday, with a warning that he'll go to prison if he doesn't stay on his medications for bipolar disorder.

State ordered to improve treatment of mentally ill
The Grand Rapids Press
Declaring the "days of dead wood in the Department of Corrections are over," U.S. District Judge Richard Enslen ordered state prison officials immediately to improve care of mentally ill inmates and stop using restraints as punishment.

Federal judge orders Michigan prisons to end use of "torture" restraints
Lansing State Journal
DETROIT - A federal judge has ordered prison officials in Michigan to immediately cease the use of non-medical, punitive restraints following the death of a mentally ill inmate who died after four days spent naked and shackled in an isolated cell.

Holiday help needed for children with mental illness
Community Press & Recorder
Debra Cooper is raising her 12-year old grandson Devin on a limited income in Covington. Devin is being treated for bi-polar disorder and the Cooper family credits NorthKey Community Care's IMPACT program as being a lifesaver.

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