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February 29, 2008

Potential Blood Test for Mood Disorders Seen in Biomarker Panel
MedPage Today
Also, such a test would also allow a psychiatrist to more easily differentiate between depression and the depressive state of bipolar disorder, he said.

Robert H. Joost; Lawyer and Car Insurance Expert
Washington Post
By Joe Holley Robert H. Joost, 70, a Capitol Hill lawyer who battled bipolar disorder and its debilitating stigma, died Feb. 19 at Shady Grove Adventist ...

Britney getting back with children
The tragedy that has struck Britney Spears owing to her 'bipolar disorder' had kept her away from her children, Jayden James and Sean Preston. ...

Drug Company 'Eli Lilly' In Advanced Settlement Talks with Federal ...
IIT Tech News
Bipolar mania is another mental illness that affects about three percent of US population. Symptoms include unusual shifts in mood and energy, ...

Blood test could reveal bipolar disorder
A blood test could be used to diagnose and assess the severity of certain mental illnesses, such as bipolar disorder, according to a new study. But some experts think this raises ethical concerns.

Bipolar disorder shatters family, ends in death
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Marshall Fink, out of the Navy and increasingly in his own world, and no longer taking his medicine, turned violent one night last month in Weldon Spring.

Indiana U Study May Alter Approach To Psychiatric Treatment
Medical News Today T
Indiana University School of Medicine researchers have isolated biomarkers in the blood that identify mood disorders, a breakthrough that may change the way bipolar illness is diagnosed and treated. The report will be published in the February 26 advance online edition of the journal Molecular Psychiatry.

A Few Startling Figures about Bipolar Depression
About - News & Issues
In an article called Bipolar Depression, our friend and colleague John McManamy talks about the psychiatric community's "realization that depression rather ...

Bipolar drug nears approval
Nursing Times
A schizophrenia drug could soon also be indicated for moderate to severe manic episodes of bipolar disorder. The European Medicines Agency (EMEA) has issued ...

Blood test could reveal bipolar disorder
By Steve Mitchell A blood test could be used to diagnose and assess the severity of certain mental illnesses, such as bipolar disorder, according to a new ...

Alexza Initiates First Phase 3 Clinical Trial for AZ-004
AZ-004 is an inhalation product candidate being developed for the treatment of acute agitation in patients with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. ...

SJ resident fights stigma, challenges of mental illness
Stockton Record
A doctor's diagnosis three years prior lent a handle to it: bipolar disorder and paranoid schizophrenia. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates ...

Mentally ill unfairly portrayed as violent
Boston Globe
... population is attributable to those with "serious mental illness," conventionally defined as schizophrenia, major depression, or bipolar disorder. ...

'Crazy' author here Monday for award
Tucson Citizen
Pete Earley, who wrote about his adult son's bipolar disorder in the 2006 book "Crazy, A Father's Search Through America's Mental Health Madness," will be in Tucson on Monday to receive the Schorr Family Award for 2008.

Ida Maria interview
Times Online
The sign on the enclosure read: "Bipolar Bears." I'm reminded of this when I meet Ida Maria Sivertsen, a 23-year-old Norwegian singer who is about to take ... >

The horrors of the bipolar life
Providence Journal
In the end, Cheney wound up being diagnosed as bipolar/manic-depressive - a condition from which this reviewer likewise suffers. Bipolar disorders are an ...

Bipolar support
Sydney Morning Herald
Tim Silk is willing to go to the ends of the earth to educate the public about bipolar disorder. Indeed, come November and again in April next year, ...

Bristol-Myers Squibb and Otsuka Receive Positive CHMP Opinion for ...
PR Newswire UK
"This positive CHMP opinion provides an opportunity to bring a new dimension to the treatment of Bipolar I Disorder. Once approved, aripiprazole will ...

Man who tried to kill himself recalls struggle - Erie,PA,USA
Hines told the crowd that he is bipolar and does just fine today, but at the moment he jumped from the bridge on Sept. 12, 2000, he believed he was doing

Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use Post-authorisation ...
Abilify is indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe manic episodes in Bipolar I Disorder and for the prevention of a new manic episode in patients ...

Lundbeck Moves Bipolar Drug Into Phase II
FDA news
Based on results from preclinical and Phase I studies, Danish drugmaker Lundbeck will evaluate Lu AA34893 in a Phase II trial of patients with bipolar ...

The highest highs, the lowest lows
Belfast Telegraph
But what's it really like to live with bipolar disorder? Robert Westhead describes how the disease turned his life into a roller-coaster ride Gail Porter ...

Childhood bipolar disorder
The Globe and Mail Wed, 20 Feb 2008 1:05 PM PST
Globe reporter answers your questions

Medics to get mental health support
Doctors are to be offered special support to cope with mental illness and addictions. A report, commissioned after a young psychiatrist killed herself and her baby daughter while suffering bipolar disorder, recommended a number of improvements to the way doctors' mental health was managed.

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