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January 25, 2008

Best Bet: Get support
Journal and Courier
Two support groups meet at Mental Health America in Lafayette on Wednesday nights at 6 p.m. -- Bipolar Disorder and Depression/Anxiety. Call Kurt Harker to inquire about the Bipolar group and Emily Carter to learn about the Depression/Anxiety group. Mr. Harker and Ms. Carter can be reached at 742-1800.

Search For Missing Teen Couple, Girl Bipolar
CBS 2 Los Angeles
A nationwide manhunt is under way for two Michigan teenagers who disappeared more than a week ago. Thirteen-year-old Hannah McConnell and her 15-year-old boyfriend, Gage Petherbridge, fled their homes more than a week ago. McConnell, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, does not have her medication with her, said her mother.

Take me as I am -- whoever I might be today
The Charlotte Observer
As a bipolar woman, I have lived much of my life in a constant state of becoming someone else. The precise term for my disorder is "ultraradian rapid cycler," which means that without medication I am at the mercy of my own spectacular mood swings: "up" for days (charming, talkative, effusive, funny and productive, but never sleeping and ultimately hard to be around), then "down," and essentially ...

Vivien Leigh as caricature sketch
The Philadelphia Inquirer
The celebrated actress Vivien Leigh was a troubled woman who suffered from what was called manic-depression in her lifetime and is called bipolar disorder in ours. Vivien is a troubled account of her life, as told by her.

Playing for his life
Fort Worth Star Telegram
Before long, he was back in the hospital, and this time doctors said he had bipolar disorder, a condition once called manic-depressive disease. ...

Sam survives
Her family history includes schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and epilepsy. She was suicidal by age 9, anorexic at 11 and expelled from school by 13. ...

Diehl-Armstrong pushes for robbery charges
Diehl-Armstrong, 58, who has been diagnosed with a bipolar disorder, is in state prison, serving a seven- to 20-year sentence for fatally shooting her ...

No need to drug our kids
Press & Sun-Bulletin
Children as young as 4 years old are diagnosed as bipolar? Why? Also, ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) rears its ugly head for Ritalin (an ...

Irwin's offer to Spears
Sky News Australia
The 26 year old star has lost custody of her two young sons, and there have even been reports she suffers from bipolar disorder.

Should Bipolar Medication Be Halted During Pregnancy?
Psychiatric News
When faced with pregnant women who have bipolar disorder, clinicians are urged to balance carefully the potential harm of medication to the fetus and the ...

New mood disorders clinic at Lutheran Hospital
Depression and bipolar disorder (also known as manic-depressive illness) are two of the most common mood disorders. The Center offers unique programming ...

Calgary Herald
Olanzapine is used to treat mental disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Schizophrenia can cause symptoms such as hallucinations (eg, ...

mutant mice shed light on bipolar disorder
Globe and Mail
A mutant strain of very badly behaved mice has led researchers to an important gene that can increase the risk of bipolar disorder in humans. ...

Teen Talk: Valentine's Day is perfect for starting a relationship
Sacramento Bee
HI KELLY: My girlfriend just got diagnosed as bipolar. What does this mean? Does this explain her calling or texting me all night sometimes or just freaking ...

Full Text
Science Magazine
In Collins's list of accepted genes for common diseases, "there are no entries" yet for bipolar disorder, he says. Kelsoe, tall and trim, with the slight ...

Billboards shine light on suicide
... said the group hopes to get the public talking about suicide, which has a strong connection to mental illnesses such as depression and bipolar disorder. ...

Modesto teen gets second chance from immigration service
Modesto Bee
And he has this bipolar attention deficit disorder," Castro said. Avoiding deportation after being arrested is rare and will not happen for Venter again, ...

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