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February 22, 2008

Depression - Types and Herbal Tonics for Depression
American Chronicle
Three of the most common are Major Depression, Dysthymia, and Bipolar Disorder. Even within these types of depression there are variations in the number of ...

Report: Mom Who Killed Son On Drugs
KPHO Phoenix
Hernandez suffers from bipolar disorder, said family member Joseph Lupear. Lupear, Jeremy's brother-in-law, said the entire family had attended a barbecue ...

Carrie Fisher tames her demons in solo show
San Francisco Chronicle
Carrie Fisher has a phrase to describe the low points in her life: "Bad reality, good anecdote." It applies equally to her parents' scandal-sheet marriage; her problems with bipolar disorder and addiction to painkillers; her failed marriages to musician Paul...

Bipolar disorder: The highest highs, the lowest lows
Independent
Gail Porter has it. Stephen Fry made a documentary about it. Sophie Anderton, Adam Ant, Russell Brand, Richard Dreyfuss, Kerry Katona and Tony Slattery are all sufferers. And now Britney, too, has bipolar disorder, at least according to the media, in whose unforgiving glare she has undergone her very public meltdown.

'Manic: A Memoir,' by Terri Cheney
Calendarlive.com
THE National Institute of Mental Health reports that 5.7 million adult Americans -- 2.6% of the population -- suffer from bipolar disorder. Researchers also say that bipolar disorder can shave more than nine years off of someone's life. And yet, according to the Depression and Bipolar Alliance, it takes an average of 10 years for an appropriate diagnosis.

Getting 'Off Meds' Has Consequences
The Associated Press -
On or off medication, the vast majority of people with schizophrenia, depression and bipolar disorder "do not engage in violent behavior," said Dr. David ...

Bipolar disorder: The highest highs, the lowest lows
Independent
But what's it really like to live with bipolar disorder? Robert Westhead describes how the disease turned hislife into a roller-coaster ride AP Gail Porter ...

Veteran should leave Indiana to get justice
Frost Illustrated - Fort Wayne,IN,USA
John's "Bipolar" is an often repeated scenario in our society and has destroyed many lives. I believe the courts and VA board will only allow "John's" ...

Relative Defends Mom Accused In Son's Death
KPHO Phoenix
Cynthia Hernandez, 46, suffers from bipolar disorder, said family member Joseph Lupear. Hernandez allegedly shot her son, 14-year-old Jeremy Barragan, ...

Britney Could See Youngins Soon
TMZ.com
... people involved in the conservatorship would like to find a private facility where Brit can receive treatment for her bipolar disorder. ...

Bipolar Depression Licence Application For Seroquel(R)
Medical News Today
AstraZeneca has submitted an application to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) for a new licence for Seroquel(R) (quetiapine fumarate) in the UK for major depressive episodes in the framework of bipolar disorder. Quetiapine is currently licensed in the UK for the treatment of schizophrenia and manic episodes associated with bipolar disorder.

'Manic: A Memoir,' by Terri Cheney
Los Angeles Times - CA,USA
Researchers also say that bipolar disorder can shave more than nine years off of someone's life. And yet, according to the Depression and Bipolar Alliance, ...

AstraZeneca Seeks Additional Seroquel Approvals in EU
FDA news (subscription) - Falls Church,VA,USA
AstraZeneca has filed an application in the European Union (EU) for Seroquel XR to treat bipolar manic episodes and bipolar depressive episodes. ...

Linda Hamilton conquers disorder
Toronto Star
Her journey has been along the long road toward conquering bipolar disorder and finding spiritual and physical peace. To get there, Hamilton says, ...

Bipolar Depression Licence Application For Seroquel(R)
Medical News Today (press release) - UK
Bipolar disorder affects about one in every 100 adults at some point in their life.2 In some cases, it can take many years to receive a diagnosis and this ...

Affliction needs to be addressed
News-Leader.com - Springfield,MO,USA
11 regarding bipolar disorder ("Fostering awareness of bipolar disorder"). I am the state director of MOFACT, Missouri Families For Access To Comprehensive ...

Eliminate stigma for mental illness
Cherry Hill Courier Post - Cherry Hill,NJ,USA
One in 17 live with a serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia, major depression or bipolar disorder. While mental illnesses are as debilitating and ...

Friends: Man Pulled From Pond Was Bipolar
Eyewitness News 3 Hartford
The man who authorities pulled from Five Mile Pond acted erratically before jumping into the water, authorities say.

Don't Blame Special Education Children
The Chattanoogan
Mentally and physically challenged students have a right to be educated, or do the judges wish to make a list of which children should be allowed to access public education? Are you going to start by denying access by diagnosis - bipolar children do not receive an education?

Symptoms of Depression and Types of Depression
American Chronicle
It can occur on its own (unipolar) or as part of Bipolar Disorder. An individual with major depression feels a profound and constant sense of hopelessness ...

Causes of Depression and Depression Symptoms
American Chronicle
This seems to be the case with bipolar depression and, to a lesser degree, severe major depression. Studies of families, in which members of each generation ...

Bipolar disorder - a mental illness of mosts
Globe and Mail
Bipolar sufferers have the most episodes or flare-ups. While people with depression might have three major bouts in 20 years, people with bipolar disorder ...

'We had to hide the knives'
Globe and Mail
Doctors said James was bipolar and put him on mood-altering drugs. He's made tremendous progress, but with more and more children in similar straits, ...

Author Steel knows Spears family mental illness pain
Reuters
Steel knows the struggle of coping with a mentally ill child -- her son Nick Traina was diagnosed at 16 with bipolar disorder and, she said, spiraled into a ...

TABLOIDED: The Legal and Ethical Quandaries of the "East Side ...
Village Voice
Both papers have quotes from the man, but the Post story features the revelation that Kunsman suffers from bipolar disorder and that since losing his job, ...

NMR reveals polarised brain chemistry
spectroscopyNOW.com
NMR metabonomics of post mortem brain chemistry reveals that sufferers of bipolar disorder (often referred to as manic depression) have a distinct chemical ...

Intra-Cellular Therapies Presents Data on Its Schizophrenia and ...
Biloxi Sun Herald - MS, USA
... drug candidates were highlighted in an oral presentation given last week at the 14th Biennial Winter Workshop on Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorders.

Mentally ill addicts fight dual demons
Vancouver Sun
But McNally, 45, is also struggling with another inner demon: She was diagnosed as bipolar when she was a teenager. Her mental illness has not been treated, ...

THE 'PERFECT SUSPECT' HAS PERFECT ALIBI
New York Post
COPLAY, Pa. - It made perfect sense. New York cops hunting for the maniac murderer of well-known psychologist Dr. Kathryn Faughey found e-mails to her from a down-and-out friend who needed money and help in getting two medications for his bipolar...

Out of Breath, by Julie Myerson; Monster Love,by Carol Topolski
Independent
Everybody from Tolstoy to tabloids knows that only unhappy stories are interesting. But in Julie Myerson's new novel we have childhood sexual abuse, childhood cancer, divorce, abandonment and pursuit by an axeman; in Carol Topolski's, we have childhood sexual abuse, parental cancer and death, and insane parents (OCD, bipolar, a possible infanticide) producing insane, infanticidal children. ...

Next to Normal
Backstage.com
Have you ever loved a person who didn't love him- or herself? It's a humbling, Sisyphean experience, suffered in the self-destructive Next to Normal by a family ravaged and raw from bipolar disorder - and passed on to an audience made to suffer for its own compassion.

Peta warns Spears about dairy products
Stuff.co.nz
Britney Spears' parents have been urged by Peta to keep their daughter away from dairy products, as her love of ice cream could be making her bipolar ...

Westporter studies brain circuitry
Westport Minuteman
Much of the technique involves using magnetic resonance imaging to study the brain in individuals who suffer from bipolar disorder, as well as unipolar ...

Mental Health in Children:Nutrition as a Common Sense Alternative ...
HealthNewsDigest.com
For example, a 2007 study found that the rate of diagnosis of pediatric bipolar disorder (one of the most severe and difficult to treat problems in

bipolar mom in 'Next to Normal
New York Daily News
Behind her everyday exterior, Diana is bipolar and has been for 16 years. Her medicine chest has more pills than a CVS, and when drugs fail to level her out

Senator questions injured soldier deployments
Denver Post
The Denver Post reported Sunday that a Fort Carson soldier, who said he'd been at Cedar Springs Hospital for treatment of bipolar disorder and alcohol abuse

Youngster writes of her brother, Mateo
Arizona Daily Star
"But I feel like having bipolar gives me more ideas. Maybe bipolar sets my mind free," she said of the mood disorder that she and her parents talk about

The high & low notes of a bipolar mom
New York Daily News
Musicals have come a long way from those standard "boy meets girl, boy loses girl" plots. Add to the list of shows tackling offbeat topics "Next to Normal" - a "girl loses marbles" story about a young mother who is mentally ill.

Peta warns Spears about dairy products
Stuff
Britney Spears' parents have been urged by Peta to keep their daughter away from dairy products, as her love of ice cream could be making her bipolar disorder worse.

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