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April 4, 2008

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Task Force Proposes New Bipolar Guidelines
Psychiatric Times An international team of experts recently proposed expanding the diagnostic criteria for several subtypes of bipolar disorder, adding a pediatric bipolar disorder category and eliminating the schizoaffective disorder category.

Patty Duke describes battle with bipolar disorder at Old Bags Luncheon
Palm Beach Daily News By SHANNON DONNELLY
Daily News Society Editor When a psychiatrist told Patty Duke that she had bipolar disorder, her immediate reaction was, "Thank God! ...

Carmel woman sentenced for child neglect in toilet birth case
Noblesville Daily Times
They testified Peterson, now 21, suffered from undiagnosed bipolar disorder at the time and was in continual denial of her pregnancy and delivery...

Juvenile bipolar disorder on the rise in North American children
Abbotsford Times
Bipolar disorder is the among the most rapidly growing mental health issues diagnosed in North American children, according to mental health clinicians.

Questioning of Jewish charity shooting suspect in dispute
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
The man accused of opening fire at a Seattle Jewish charity in July 2006 told police he has bipolar disorder, is usually not a bad guy and that he stopped shooting "so quickly" because it appeared all the people there that day were women.

Actress Patty Duke is Town Hall speaker
North Platte Telegraph
In her second book, "A Brilliant Madness", Duke shares her life with bipolar disorder or manic-depressive disorder. Diagnosed at the age of 35, ...

NIU, Virginia Tech shootings have impact on college admissions
Chicago Tribune
While many advocates welcome the dialogue about depression, bipolar disorder and other diseases, others worry that increased scrutiny will lead to more ...

Ups and downs
The Star
Is your life an emotional roller coaster? If its a constant ride, there is a possibility that it's bipolar disorder.

Bipolar employee awarded $80000 for firing
Canadian Employment Law Today
In 1998, Lane was diagnosed with bipolar disorder while being treated for depression. Between 1998 and 2001, he worked for two different employers but ...

Center Helps Various Homeless Women In Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh,PA,USA
At 52, she is bipolar and a recovering crack addict. Both her mother and father died several years ago, and her addiction has burned bridges with other ...

Cyclothymic Disorder - Causes, Symptoms and Treatments
Los Angeles Chronicle
Cyclothymia is a chronic bipolar disorder consisting of short periods of mild depression and short periods of hypomania (lasting a few days to a few weeks),

The struggle within | Defying definitions
Texas A&M The Battalion
The University of Maryland Medical Center states that bipolar disorder II is characterized by depressive symptoms with occasional episodes of hypomania.

Bipolar gene test stirs debate over at-home genetic tests
Waxahachie Daily Light SAN DIEGO (AP)
Dr. John Kelsoe has spent his career trying to identify the biological roots of bipolar disorder. In December, he announced he had discovered several gene mutations closely tied to the disease, also known as manic depression.

Eli Lilly Agrees To Pay $15M To Settle Alaska Medicaid Lawsuit Filed Over Zyprexa Allegations
Medical News Today
Eli Lilly has agreed to pay $15 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the state of Alaska over allegations that the company concealed data about the side effects of Zyprexa, a schizophrenia and bipolar disorder medication, and cost the state Medicaid program millions of dollars because of an increas

MDQ (Mood Disorder Questionnaire)
Psychiatric Times
Every patient suspected of having unipolar depression should be evaluated for bipolar disorder (BD) using a quick screening tool before a prescription for an antidepressant is written. ..

Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report Highlights Issues Related To Genetic Tests
Medical News Today
Several newspapers recently published articles related to take-home genetic tests. Summaries appear below.Bipolar test: The AP/San Francisco Chronicle on Monday examined how the "proliferation" of take-home genetic tests "troubles many public health officials, medical ethicists and doctors.

Body found is Courtney Cook
The 28-year-old Marshall woman was diagnosed with bipolar and schizoaffective disorder. She had left home on her own in the past, but not for long periods ...

Police seek info on missing 25-year-old Mansfield man
Mansfield News Journal
He has bipolar and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders, she said. "He's very intelligent book-wise," Lunsford said. "He has not a lot of common sense. ...

Manic-Depressive Illness: Bipolar Disorders and Recurrent ...
Am J Psychiatry (subscription) - USA
The title of the second edition remains the same, with the addition of the subtitle Bipolar Disorders and Recurrent Depression. ...

Speaker uses humor to address alcohol abuse
Purdue Exponent - USA
Instead of talking about mental disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder and trying to scare the audience, Szabo stressed dealing with day to day ...

Kern county parents dealing with bipolar disorder - Bakersfield,CA,USA
Bipolar disorder in children is a widely misunderstood disease that leaves parents in kern county feeling blamed and held responsible for their children's ...

Man gets life for stabbing
Salt Lake Tribune - United States
Attorneys said Bevan has a history of mental illness and had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. As part of a plea deal, two charges pertaining to crimes ...

Mom inspired Lingle's legislation
Honolulu Star-Bulletin
Mildred Cutter, the mother of Gov. Linda Lingle whose battle with bipolar disorder inspired her daughter to fight for improved mental health legislation, has died in a Los Angeles nursing home. She was 78.


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