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July 25, 2008

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Bipolar support group forming
Baytown Sun
According to the Texas Medical Center, 2.3 million American adults suffer from bipolar disorder, a mental condition characterized by manic highs and devastatingly depressive lows.

Stepdaughter defends man charged in bus stop death
Las Vegas Review - Journal
She said he's the primary caregiver of her mother, who suffers from bipolar disorders, and is a loving grandfather to his grandchildren. ...

Dear God: Wheat, Weeds, and Surrender
And the best thought of all ... that I know I would be going to heaven soon, and in heaven there is no major depression or bipolar disorder or any other ...

When jail is the only place mentally ill inmates get treatment ...
Houston Chronicle
Of those on medication, 978 suffered from schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or a severe depressive-psychotic disorder. .Of the 978 with a major mental health ...

Police Say Fatal Shooting Was Justified
New York Times
His companion told the police that they met over the Internet, and that she later found out that he had bipolar disorder and had once tried to commit ...

Knife psycho killed by cops was bipolar
Detectives carry bag of evidence from E. 83rd St. building after cops gunned down a man with bipolar disorder who ...

Risperidone With Standard Therapy Reduces Relapses of Bipolar ...
DG News  By Bryan DeBusk, PhD
MUNICH, Germany -- July 18, 2008 -- Adding long-acting injectable risperidone to standard treatment for bipolar disorder reduces the ...

The Voices of Bipolar Disorder
A friend sent me this interesting link to an audio piece that recently appeared in the NYTimes about bipolar disorder. This piece may help those with the ...

Pittsburg Morning Sun 
He said he would like to see the community become more aware of mental-health issues related to depression and bipolar disorders. ...

Aripiprazole Safe for Schizophrenia or Bipolar 1 Disorder in ...
DG News
The cohort consisted of patients with schizophrenia who had previously participated in a 6-week double-blind aripiprazole trial and patients with bipolar 1 ...

Webroot Founder Dead In Hawaii 
Steven Thomas, founder of Boulder-based anti-spyware software firm Webroot, has been found dead in Hawaii as a result of a fall from a cliff. ...

Webroot Software Founder Found Dead In Oahu, Hawaii
According to reports, Thomas suffered from bipolar disorder and delusions that he was being tracked by aliens and the government. ...

Webroot creator found dead after going missing in Hawaii
SC Magazine US 
The body of Thomas, who family members said began recently suffering from bipolar disorder and delusions that he was being tracked by aliens and the 

Friends remember Webroot founder
Daily Camera 
Kevin Thomas told the Camera that his twin brother recently was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and also was worried about how poorly his investments in ...

Psych Central Teams Up with the Authors of Bipolar Disorder For ...
PR Web (press release)  Boston-area-based mental health site collaborates with Bipolar Disorder For Dummies authors Candida Fink MD and Joe Kraynak to deliver information, ...

Depression and Bipolar Results Worth Striving For - A New Recovery ...
PR Web (press release) 
It is possible to live an exceptional life with depression or bipolar. The Bipolar Advantage Program is an integrated approach of professional care that 

A closer look at bipolar disorder
"Bipolar disorder really doesn't discriminate," said Dr. Martin Johnson, a Honolulu psychologist. "People can be very wealthy, very brilliantly intelligent. ...

Fourth Annual Bipolar Education Day To Be Hosted at Stanford
STANFORD, Calif., Jul 17, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Stanford University Medical Center will host Bipolar Education Day on July 26 for patients and their ...

Partially Shared Genetic Profile Between Schizophrenia And Bipolar ...
Science Daily (press release) 
ScienceDaily (July 17, 2008) - Both schizophrenia and bipolar disorder can be disabling conditions, and both present clinically with significant mood and ...

Bipolar Disorder Detection and Management
Medscape (subscription)
There were a number of excellent presentations at the APA Annual meeting which highlighted recent advances in the detection and management of bipolar ...

Using genetics to improve traditional psychiatric diagnoses 
Yet, we now know that symptoms of bipolar disorder may be seen in patients with schizophrenia and the reverse is true, as well. Further, our certainty about ...

Webroot founder's tragic turn mystifying
Denver Post
Steve Thomas was diagnosed as bipolar, odd at his age, and his dad suspects head trauma. By Greg Griffin Steve Thomas wouldn't get a second opinion on his ...

Bipolar disorder, mental illnesses are hereditary
East York Mirror 
Bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses are hereditary. If you have a mental illness, there is a 33 per cent chance your children may develop one as well. If you and your spouse both have a me...    

A cure for bipolar may not be that far away, local doctor says
East York Mirror 
Eric Jonasson doesn't think there will ever be a cure for bipolar disorder. The man who has been hospitalized because of the mental illness and has gone through a range of medications that made him ...    

Software millionaire died in fall
UPI Tue, 15 Jul 2008 8:46 PM PDT
HONOLULU, July 15 (UPI) -- Investigators in Hawaii say the bipolar disorder-afflicted millionaire founder of Webroot Software died of injuries suffered in a fall.    

Reality Is The Method For GH's Bernard
CBS News 
Emmy-winning actor and "General Hospital" soap star Maurice Bernard knows daytime TV drama. What many might not realize however is that the handsome and talented actor, diagnosed with bipolar disorder, faces his own form of inner "drama" everyday.    

Astrazeneca Sponsors Service User- Involvement In Research Into Recovery For Mental Health
Medical News Today 
Two leading mental health charities, Rethink and MDF The BiPolar Organisation today announced the start of a new partnership with and project sponsored by AstraZeneca. It comprises of experiential research to identify what hinders and helps achieve recovery and aims to help to put recovery at the heart of mental health reform. It will report late 2008.    

Bipolar disorder fast facts
East York Mirror 
* One in five Canadians will develop a mental illness if their lifetimes. * Mental illness is a hidden disability. * Two-thirds of people will not seek help because they are afraid of the response...    

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