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January 18, 2005

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Pediatric bipolar disorder often confused with ADHD
KING5.com (subscription) - Seattle,WA,USA
By JEAN ENERSEN / KING 5 News. Pediatric bipolar disorder is often confused with ADHD, but the treatments are very different. Now ...

Robbins remains in critical condition after surgery
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) - San Jose,CA,USA
... the incident. Pittman said he suspects Robbins was not taking his medications for his well-documented bipolar disorder. ``It's really ...

Tamoxifen - Serendipity for Bipolar Disorder?
bipolar.about.com - USA
... is in this area that many studies are currently being conducted, and from these studies, a serendipitous treatment for mania in those with bipolar disorder may ...

Diagnosing Pediatric Bipolar Disorder
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... talk a lot about kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, but ADHD often gets confused with other conditions, such as depression and bipolar disorder ...

Ex-Raider shot in scuffle with police

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

01-17-2005

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. --

Former Oakland Raiders center Barret Robbins was shot and critically wounded Saturday night in a struggle with a police officer investigating a burglary at a South Beach office building.

The former All-Pro was hospitalized in critical condition. Robbins, who was known for erratic behavior, was shot several times in the torso in a "violent struggle" with a Miami Beach detective, police spokesman Bobby Hernandez said.

"The officer was literally fighting for his life, trying to get Mr. Robbins from getting his gun. That's when the shots rang out," Hernandez said.

Robbins, 31, was confronted in a second-floor office in the building, which also houses a nightclub, gym and jewelry store. He was considered a burglary suspect, but no charges have been filed, Hernandez said.

Hernandez said authorities had not been able to interview Robbins, but the former offensive lineman is expected to face a charge of battery on a police officer. Hernandez also said police were trying to determine whether Robbins would face trespassing or burglary charges.

Detective Mike Muley, who fired the shots, had minor head injuries from the scuffle and was treated at a hospital and released.

Robbins was taken to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

The often-troubled player has been in trouble before. He was arrested last month in San Francisco for hitting a security guard at a night club. In 2003, he disappeared the night before he was to play for Oakland in the Super Bowl in San Diego. He spent Super Bowl Sunday in a hospital and later acknowledged that he had stopped taking his medicine for depression and bipolar disorder.

Oakland released Robbins last July, a week after he and two other players were fined for testing positive for the steroid THG.

Illustrations/Photos: photo; Caption: Photo - Barret Robbins - Troubled past

(Copyright (c) 2005 The Post-Dispatch)

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