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May 2, 2008

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Bipolar disorder in children: A new look
In the last decade, the pendulum has swung from bipolar disorder in children being considered a rarity to one ...

Bipolar disorder: 'It's nothing to be ashamed of'
Portsmouth Herald News
Seacoast Mental Health and Cogswell family hold eighth annual conference in memory of Erik Cogswell, who committed suicide as a result of bipolar disorder. ...

'Trip' an involving look at mental illness
Kalamazoo Gazette -
"What better way to learn about mental illness than from someone who is walking on a daily basis with schizophrenia, for instance, or bipolar disorder? ...

Alcoholism on the rise
When people hear the term "mental health problem," they most likely think of high-profile illnesses such as depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder...

A roller-coaster life of Illness and poverty
Vancouver Sun
Up until then Lisa had managed her bipolar disorder -- a condition that makes her prone to periods of high-tempo activity and gut-wrenching depression ...

NIH study reveals incidence, precursors, and psychiatric sequelae
Consistent with earlier studies, baseline dysthymia in this study predicted incident MDD, and baseline MDD predicted incident bipolar II disorder, ...

Omega-3 and bipolar disorders: Jurys still out
Paul Montgomery and Alex Richardson trawled the literature for studies concerning omega-3 and bipolar disorder and found only five studies that met their inclusion criteria.

Self-help for Bipolar Disorder
Do you have bipolar disorder, or know someone who does? Here are some practical ideas for self-help.

Grieving the loss
Odessa American
Adelita Lopez, and her brother, Gabriel, read a statement regarding the life of their brother Noel Lopez and his bouts with bipolar disorder on Thursday afternoon. Noel Lopez was an artist, musician and entertainer.

Buyer Beware Of Psychiatric Genetic Tests
Medical News Today
You can now buy a commercial genetic test that claims to assess your risk of developing bipolar disorder. Genetic tests for major depression and schizophrenia are also expected to reach the market soon. However, although the suspects are numerous, the genes responsible for most brain disorders remain unknown.

Man's bipolar disorder led to standoff
News Virginian
Rice suffered from a particularly severe case of bipolar disorder, Rimel said. Periods of intense elation, known as manic episodes, alternated with...

Bipolar Disorder, Genetic Alcoholism, And What Recurring Dreams Mean
Huffington Post
Now Britney is bipolar? Every time some celeb does something bad (think Jean-Claude Van Damme or Mike Tyson), they later come out as diagnosed with bipolar

Diagnosis gets teen on right track
Asbury Park Press
Finally, over about the last two years, Arjun Shah was diagnosed as bipolar and his disease began to stabilize through special schooling, the health-care

Coping with bipolar disorder
Central Michigan Life
Reckless. That's how Brighton senior Emily Parsons described her first year of college - a series of frivolous spending, partying and other decisions she now regards as irresponsible. But back then, she didn't know what was causing it. She hadn't suspected it was bipolar disorder.

Explaining bipolar disorder
Austin American-Statesman
With his mood disorder diagnoses, Billy represents a growing issue for the Texas Youth Commission. Ten years ago, a quarter of the youth sent to the agency were identified as having a mental illness. Today, it is closer to half.

Judge wants assurances medication will continue
Daily Press - Newport News,VA,USA By AP April 28, 2008
RICHMOND, Va. - A federal judge says he will not sentence a man convicted of bank fraud to a prison term unless he receives assurances ...

Author gives her own view of bipolar life
Bradenton Herald
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 ...

Friday walk raises suicide awareness
The Coloradoan A
... of the center which include education programs in the schools, support groups for people with depression and bipolar disorder and grief support groups. ...

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America Magazine (subscription) By Harry S. Stout | MAY 5, 2008 By Garry Wills
Over a distinguished career spanning four decades, Garry Wills has been a veritable prodigy of journalistic ...

Hot meal, bed, meds to save other Jacos
Daytona Beach News-Journal
Bipolar disorder is a mental illness characterized by extreme shifts in mood, energy and functioning. For many afflicted with bipolar disorder and other ...

Oaklander graduates from prison junkie to artist in 'miracle'
Inside Bay Area
Jose Iuerdo talks about one of his art pieces called "The Committee" that is how he deals with being bipolar on Thursday, April 24, 2008. ...

One of the blessings....
One of the great blessings of being bipolar is that I will feel things in a way that many "normals" won't. The colours will be vivid, the flavors remarkable and the sensations almost divine.

Mentally ill Michigan inmates not being treated, expert says
The Grand Rapids Press
GRAND RAPIDS -- The 31-year-old man came into prison with a long history of mental illness, including a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, depression and a couple of suicide attempts. He complained of hearing voices telling him to assault others.

Man ruled insane for killing of his father
The Capital
John Scott Bealefeld, 43, who is described by his attorney as bipolar and schizophrenic, was found "not criminally responsible" for the July 14 murder of his 76-year-old father, Maurice Bealefeld.

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