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April 25, 2008

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Bipolar struggle harrowing
The Columbus Dispatch
For the more than 2 million people with bipolar disorder, managing the extreme swings in mood and energy can make life a constant struggle.

Victim's kin seek justice
Detroit News ST. CLAIR SHORES --
Maria Carissimi had her good days and bad days, but relatives say she wasn't going to let bipolar disorder get in the way of her ambition.

Parents worried mental illness will suffer brunt of state's budget crunch
Sentinel & Enterprise BOSTON --
Anne McDonough is a Westford mother whose son, the oldest of three boys, has early-onset bipolar disorder, a mental illness that has created obstacles for him at school.

The delicate line between genius and madness
The Age
That is the question raised by hotshot television producer Adam Boland, who has spoken for the first time about his diagnosis with bipolar disorder.

Paramatta halfback takes leave from club to battle bipolar
Radio New Zealand
The Parramatta halfback Tim Smith has sought indefinite leave from the NRL club to overcome his battle with bipolar disorder. Smith advised his team-mates ...

Bipolar disorder support available
ASU The Appalachian Online
Because of my type II Bipolar Disorder, I tend to be more depressed than manic. Depression for people who suffer from Bipolar Disorder is more extreme than ...

Thurston's fight to beat demons
Melbourne Herald Sun
In the week that Eels star Tim Smith walked away from the game suffering from bipolar disorder, the game's No. 1 player admitted he has been seeking ...

Homelessness: our city's shame
Vancouver Sun - British Columbia
Lisa Sloan was 46 years old and struggling withi bipolar disorder when she first found herself homless for the first time. A city of Vancouver employee for ...

Wave of bipolar over-diagnosis
The Australian
CHILDREN as young as four are being diagnosed as bipolar in what some medical experts warn is an "epidemic" of over-diagnosis rippling from the US. ...

Neurontin fails bipolar med review
FiercePharma
Neurontin (gabapentin), is no better than placebo for bipolar disorder, according to the Prescribing for Better Outcomes center at the University of North ...

Pastor reveals struggle with mental illness and bipolar disorder ...
Bradenton Herald
Even though he is taking medication, Passmore still battles his problems every day as he lives with bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder is an obvious change ...

Bipolar Confessions of an Ex-Local Celebrity
New California Media
Editor's Note: Britney Spears is blond, gorgeous and, according to Dr. Phil, bipolar. It's the "bipolar" element that lands her in the tabloids week after after week, writes Andrea N. Jones, who has learned to navigate both café society and mental wards with increasing ease.

People Who Are Living With Bipolar Disorder
Health Central
Trapped inside of me is someone I am afraid of. Why? I am not sure. My mind is a million thoughts and each of them has a thousand more. Who I am maybe who I am afraid of and the someone inside is the real me.

Aripiprazole may be effective for alcohol addiction
Reuters via Yahoo! News
A drug used to treat the symptoms of psychosis in patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder may also be a useful medication for individuals who are addicted to alcohol, findings published in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research suggest.

Mental health providers brace for budget cuts
The Lompoc Record
The depressed, the bipolar and the schizophrenic in Santa Barbara County may soon go from healthy support groups, therapeutic jobs and supervised housing to out-of-county institutions, long lines for help or emergency rooms and jails.

OCEANSIDE: Police ask for public's help in finding missing woman
North County Times
OCEANSIDE - Oceanside police are asking for the public's help in finding a 56-year-old woman with bipolar disorder and head injuries who disappeared Tuesday after leaving a mental health clinic in downtown San Diego.

Bipolar education
The Reporter
On Thursday April 24, anyone who has a loved one diagnosed with bipolar disorder is invited to attend a free educational evening that will explain alot about the condition along with some personal stories told by those who are living with and finding hope and wellness in Solano County.

Trying to shape a coherent life from frightful extremes
The Oregonian - OregonLive.com
Of all the bipolar memoirs that seem to be popping up like Prozac these days, Marya Hornbacher's is one of the few that might prove captivating to more ...

NRL clubs 'working to address mental illness'
ABC Online
Parramatta Eels half-back Tim Smith revealed on Monday that he suffers from bipolar disorder and withdrew from the sport indefinitely. ...

Smith contract dispute looms
Sydney Morning Herald
A week after letting him stand down from football indefinitely to confront bipolar disorder, Parramatta are heading towards a dispute with troubled halfback Tim Smith about paying out the remainder of his contract.

Insight to mood-altering condition
Knoxville News Sentinel
For the more than 2 million people with bipolar disorder, life can be a constant struggle to manage the extreme swings in mood and energy. For the subset with a severe form of the disease called bipolar I, achieving that balance can be even more difficult. Marya Hornbacher's new from-the-trenches memoir, "Madness: A Bipolar Life," offers a disturbing glimpse into the mind of someone with that ...

Drugs' next generation: One family's ordeal with a teen and substance abuse
The Gainesville Times
In three days, Amy Smith went from relief and hope for her teenage son's future to complete, utter despair over his senseless death. On Jan. 16, a psychiatrist diagnosed Ryan Smith as having bipolar disorder and prescribed the drug Depakote.

Titans offer to help Smith
FOXSPORTS.com.au
TITANS chief executive Michael Searle has offered support for struggling Parramatta halfback Tim Smith as he battles with bipolar disorder with his family on the Gold Coast.

Mood swings: Are they common or a problem?
Bradenton Herald
The term "bipolar" is becoming a catch phrase that is thrown around at the slightest change in mood. This term should not be used so carelessly. ...

Support, will, sobriety triumph
Times Herald-Record
Fuqua has battled bipolar disorder and physical illnesses, and it is through his own determination, and with the help of community support organizations, ...

Actress to speak in city about bipolar disorder
NewsOK.com
She is bipolar and speaks openly about her struggle with the disorder in hopes she will inspire other sufferers to seek help. "You know, I'm telling you the ...

Bipolar teen missing, in need of medication
9 News Denver
ARAPAHOE COUNTY - A 14-year-old girl who suffers from bipolar disorder has been missing since Monday afternoon.

New gene testing discovered for bipolar patients
Daily Vidette
With the difficulty of diagnosing bipolar disorder, a new test provides some insight on treating patients who may have tried other medications and procedures. According to Sandy Colbs, director of Student Health Services, bipolar disorder is said to have a very strong biological basis as a chemical balance.

Benefits Of Omega 3s Still Unclear For Bipolar Disorder
Medical News Today
Despite intriguing findings that omega 3 fatty acid supplements could alleviate depression symptoms, there is still not enough evidence to say whether omega 3s are useful treatments for people with bipolar disorder, according to a review of recent studies.

New test helps find those at risk for bipolar disorder
BG News
NORMAL, Ill. - With the difficulty of diagnosing bipolar disorder, a new test provides some insight on treating patients who may have tried other medications and procedures. According to Sandy Colbs, director of Illinois State University Student Health Services, bipolar disorder is said to have a very strong biological basis as a chemical balance.

HAP Offers Web-Based Support for Depression and Bipolar Disorder
PR Newswire via Yahoo! News
People with bipolar disorder and depression can find hope and help with HAPs online support services.

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