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March 14, 2008

Bipolar Disorder: Manic Mouse Made With One Gene Missing
Science Daily
Bipolar Disorder (BPD or manic-depressive illness) is one of the most serious of all mental disorders, affecting millions of individuals worldwide. Affected individuals alternate between states of deep depression and mania. Now, a mouse model of the disease has been developed. Researchers found that the glutamate receptor 6 (GluR6) gene is associated with bipolar disorder. Mice that were missing ...

Scientists discover epigenetic changes in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder
News-Medical-Net
Scientists have discovered epigenetic changes (i.e. chemical changes to a gene that do not alter the DNA sequence) in individuals with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

Clinical News & Knowledge: Bipolar Disorder
Psychiatric Times
Bipolar disorder (BD) in later life is a complex and confounding neuropsychiatric syndrome with diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. More>> Among clinicians and researchers in geriatric psychiatry, interest in late-life bipolar disorder is growing, fueled not only by the increasing size of this clinical population but also by the recent discovery that mood stabilizers such as lithium ...

Diagnosis and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents
Psychiatric Times
Since 1980, criteria for diagnosing bipolar disorder in adults have also been used to diagnose mania in children, with some modifications to adjust for age.

Daughter Says Police Shot Bipolar Man
KCCI 8 Des Moines
The children of a man shot by Council Bluffs police talk about their father.

Epigenetic changes discovered in major psychosis
EurekAlert!
Scientists have discovered epigenetic changes (i.e. chemical changes to a gene that do not alter the DNA sequence) in individuals with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

How to distinguish and manage bipolar disorder
Pulse
Psychiatrist Professor John Geddes answers Dr Kathryn Griffith's questions about distinguishing type 1 bipolar disorder from type 2, treating acute mania ...

Insane discovery: genetic switches
Globe and Mail
A second genetic code that turns our genes on and off works differently in people who suffer from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, Canadian researchers ...

Blood- marker tests tell of bipolar moods
Indianapolis Star
Answer: Some previous work that we and others have done suggested that there might be changes in the blood that reflect the illness state in bipolar ...

Taking away the stigma
Manila Standard Today
Mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia are not-so-new psychological problems anyone can be a candidate of. And these are just some of ...

Daughter Of Shooting Victim Says Father Bipolar
KETV.com
Family of Troy Giles Sr., 41, said he was bipolar. They said he was shot twice near North Broadway and Oak streets after someone called 911 about a ...

LOVE BLASTS BIPOLAR CLAIMS
PR-Inside.com
Rocker COURTNEY LOVE has slammed reports she is bipolar, insisting claims she is suffering from the disorder are "slander". The former Hole singer is ...

Courntey Love Accused Of Being Bipolar
Entertainmentwise
In addition to this the site also claims that Courtney has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder which is why her blog entry's have been so difficult to ...

Farewell to one who beat so many obstacles
Statesman Journal
Last month she discovered one other thing she couldn't do: live with bipolar disorder. While under a doctor's care during a six-week stay at a psychiatric

Prechter's widow gives $1M to UM study
DetNews.com
The Heinz Prechter Bipolar Genes Project has been under way since 2005. The University of Michigan is working in conjunction with scientists at Stanford,

Depressed? Just read this . . .
Times Online
A Californian company, Psynomics, recently - and rather discreetly - started marketing a test for bipolar disorder (previously called manic depression). ...

Mental illness is a shame that's shared by many
Post-Tribune
She was diagnosed as schizophrenic in the 1970s, and later diagnosed again as bipolar. She's been on and off medication ever since to control the invisible demons that have haunted her for decades.

Bipolar challenge: $1.5M in donations needed to win challenge grants for U-M Depression Center/Prechter Fund bipolar ...
TurkishPress.com
Ann Arbor, MI - Generous donors are poised to give the University of Michigan Depression Center $1.5 million to fund advanced research on bipolar disorder, through two challenge grants that are designed to encourage smaller donations by individuals - especially those whose families and friends have been affected by bipolar disorder.

Lithium may help kick marijuana habit
UPI
Australian researchers said lithium, commonly used for bipolar disorder, can help pot smokers kick the habit without withdrawal symptoms.

Dad cites disorder in baby-shaking
The Post-Standard
Joseph P. Jordan Jr. told a state police investigator that his bipolar disorder led him to violently shake and injure his newborn son.

Mom Shares Kid's Bipolar Experience
KJZZ Tempe
A Tucson mom wrote a book about her family's experience with bipolar disorder. Two of Kate McLaughlin's three kids were diagnosed with the brain disorder at the age of 17. The family endured years of ups and downs dealing with the consequences. KJZZ's Paul Atkinson profiles McLaughlin's experience.

Early Diagnosis Could Prevent Years of Anguish for Bipolar Patients
WRAL.com
Doctors are looking to prevent years of anguish for people who suffer serious and drastic mood swings caused by bipolar disorder. Fifty-five-year-old George ...

Bipolar Disorder
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Bipolar Disorder is also known as Manic Depression. Persons with this disorder have intense mood swings which are much more extreme than the moods that most ...

Bipolar medication helps addicts quit cannabis
Sydney Morning Herald
A COMMON medication used to treat people with bipolar disorder could help cannabis addicts kick the habit without suffering withdrawal symptoms such as

Myths About Mind and Mood Revealed
ABC News - USA
Misconceptions about the nature of certain mental health conditions, such as depression and bipolar disorder, abound. (ABCNEWS) By LAUREN CAHOON For some ...

Hudson Valley Support for Families With Bipolar Children
Putnam County News and Recorder
The Mental Health Association in Dutchess County is pleased to announce the Hudson Valley Support for Families with Bipolar Children Support Group now ...

$1.5M Challenge Grant Issued for Bipolar Disorder Research
Newswise
Generous donors are poised to give $1.5 million to fund advanced research on bipolar disorder, through two challenge grants that are designed to encourage smaller donations by individuals - especially those whose families and friends have been affected by bipolar disorder.

Attorneys give opening statements in Alaska lawsuit vs. Eli Lilly
The Times of Northwest Indiana
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Eli Lilly and Co. failed to adequately warn doctors and patients of dangerous side effects associated with Zyprexa, a medication for treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, an attorney for the state of Alaska said Wednesday.

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