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Boy, 9, missing on South Side
Chicago Tribune
A boy who suffers from bipolar disorder has been reported missing on the South Side, Chicago police said.  

News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience
How ribbon synapses in photoreceptors and retinal bipolar cells can release
vesicles extremely rapidly has long been a mystery. Diffusion of undocked
vesicles to the plasma membrane is too slow to account for the speed of

Mother Says Woman Arrested for MARTA Assault Bipolar
FOX 5 News Atlanta
ATLANTA (FOX 5) - The video of a young woman's outburst on a MARTA train has
drawn millions of viewers to the website. The video shows a
young woman screaming and shouting at several passengers on the train and
one of those passengers, an elderly woman was taunted with threatening

Battle of the brain
Financial Post
For 23 years, he lived with a misdiagnosis of schizophrenia until a doctor
finally identified his bipolar disorder. He has experienced the highs of ...

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for May 18-24

The Associated Press
Following the 90-minute documentary, Jane Pauley (who has written about her
own struggles with bipolar disorder) hosts a half-hour panel discussion with

Mental health advocate Patty Duke kicks off lecture series
Quad City Times
Bipolar disorder is an "equal opportunity disease" that can affect anyone,
said Ann Tubbs of the Vera French Foundation. Mental illnesses affect one in
four ...

YOUR VIEW: West Side turned my kids around
My son was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. When he was in middle school, he
was labeled as a behavior problem. The middle school could not handle his...
Forciea sues ex-psychotherapist, claiming misdiagnosis
Minneapolis Star Tribune
The former DFL golden boy says he was improperly prescribed an
antidepressant for his bipolar disorder. He's serving time in Rochester for
theft and forgery ...

Bipolar support group begins
Ada Evening News
On Tuesdays, people living with depression or bipolar disorder will have a
new place to find hope, help and support. The Oklahoma State Chapter of
Depression Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA-OK) has announced a new local
chapter of the organization is being formed.  

Mental health money could be withheld

News 14 Carolina  
GREENSBORO - From Schizophrenia and depression to bipolar disorder,
thousands of people with mental illness call North Carolina home. Now the
federal government is threatening to withhold millions of dollars in
Medicaid money from a state mental health program. 

I'm a manic depressive: Mel Gibson
The Times of India
Mel Gibson has revealed in a new documentary that he is a manic depressive
and suffers from bipolar disorder.  

FDA Approves Quetiapine for Maintenance Treatment in Bipolar Disorder
DG News  
These 2 studies evaluated quetiapine when used as an adjunct therapy to
lithium or divalproex in the maintenance treatment of adults with bipolar I
disorder ...

Boyfriend charged with killing woman and two children in Lutz
Tampa Bay's 10
His father Ronnie, a Hillsborough County Sheriff's detention deputy, told
Tampa police back then his son suffers from manic depression and bipolar
disorder. ...

Coping with bipolar disease
The Victoria Advocate
EDITOR'S NOTE: May is National Mental Health Month. This is the first of a
series on mental health in Victoria. The next parts will highlight those who
work with the mentally ill, both professionally and as volunteers.  

The Palm Beach Post
Depression: Out of the Shadows (Wednesday, 9 p.m., PBS): A 90-minute
documentary that takes an unflinching look at a mental illness that affects
nearly 19 million American adults. The film examines various forms of
depression, including bipolar disorder and postpartum depression.  

Versions of fatal shooting at odds
Long Beach Press-Telegram
LONG BEACH - A 46-year-old man shot and killed by officers Saturday night
suffered from a bipolar disorder and appeared frightened and confused when
police confronted him on a busy residential street, neighbors and family
said Sunday. Video: RELATED: Long Beach shooting victim's family speaks

Maybe A Little Too Much Stuff On 'Depression'; David A Lock To Win ...
Hartford Courant
Attempts an overview on what is actually various maladies, from
bipolar disorder to postpartum depression, usually lumped under one name.

In NY, historian admits he stole presidential letters
Renehan's lawyer has said he was diagnosed last summer with bipolar
disorder. Brill did not immediately answer a telephone call for comment
Sufferers speak out on manic depression
ic Wales  
The programme follows her as she takes part in Cardiff University's research
into the causes and possible future treatments for bipolar disorder. ...

AstraZeneca bipolar drug receives FDA approval
England's Northwest
AstraZeneca is celebrating the news that the US food and drug administration
(FDA) has approved Seroquel - a treatment for patients with bipolar

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