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August 8, 2008

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Raising funds - and bipolar awareness
Brentwood Press
The San Francisco Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority will be hosting a spaghetti feed fundraiser to raise awareness of junior bipolar disorder. ...

FDA OKs Noven's Stavzor as bipolar treatment
INO News
(AP:MIAMI) Federal regulators have approved Stavzor as a treatment for manic episodes associated with bipolar disorder, drug maker Noven Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced Wednesday.

From Prevention to Preemption: A Paradigm Shift in Psychiatry
Psychiatric Times
One can imagine a time in the not-too-distant future when a 15-year-old with a family history of schizophrenia or bipolar disorder could be assessed with

Irish researchers shed light on schizophrenia
Belfast Telegraph
Schizophrenia and bipolar affective disorder are common mental disorders, affecting about one person in 100 of the Irish adult population. ....

Generic Med for Bipolar
Psych Central
Generic versions of Renisperdal (risperidone) tablets have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other psychiatric conditions. "This generic drug approval is another example of the FDA's efforts to increase access to safe and effective generic drugs as soon as the law permits," said [...]

FDA Approves First Generic Divalproex Sodium To Treat Seizures, Migraine Headaches And Bipolar Disorder
Medical News Today
My mother was bipolar and had obsessive-compulsive disorder. I've been scared my whole life of getting what she had since I've heard it's hereditary. ...

8 Myths About Bipolar Disorder
CBS News
Bipolar disorder is on the rise, yet myths persist. WebMD goes to the experts for help separating fact from fiction.

Peer support effective recovery tool
Globe and Mail
So when Ms. Roper, 49, realized that she needed help recently, she called a friend from her bipolar peer support group - which she herself had created after ...

The end in full view
Salt Lake Tribune
The two were markedly different: Hansen, a steady wage-earner; Salget, a bipolar artist on disability. Shortly after Salget moved into Hansen's Sugar House ...

AstraZeneca defends drug's soaring sales
The News Journal  
Biederman's work has contributed to an increase in the diagnosis of pediatric bipolar disorder, along with a rise in the use of antipsychotics in children.

Study: Less talk, more pills from psychiatrists
Cartoons about the psychiatrist's couch were recently the subject of a museum exhibition. Now, the couch itself may be headed for a museum.

Noven's drug for bipolar disorder Stavzor gets US FDA approval
Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Stavzor (valproic acid delayed release capsules) in 125 mg, 250 mg and 500 mg strengths.

Swings of bipolar disorder to opposite extremes
Chattanooga Times Free Press
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: How serious is bipolar disorder? Can you control it yourself? Is the brain lacking some element?  

Thinking out loud: Sen. Marzilli's bipolar defense?
Wicked Local West Roxbury
That paper also reported that Marzilli was being treated for symptoms of hypomania, a condition linked to bipolar disease. Marzilli's own lawyer confirmed ...

A red flag about medicating young children
Monadnock Ledger Transcript  
Biederman and his research team are responsible for putting the diagnosis of bipolar disorder, previously thought to start in young adulthood, ...

Get Real: Count Your Blessings and Your Troubles  
Maybe it's the bipolar in me who jumps on the rollercoaster and is dying to tell everybody about the wild ride. But I just wish more people were real about ...

Grand Rounds Vol. 4 #46
Neuroanthropology details the sad practice of prescribing antipsychotics for children diagnosed with bipolar -- though whether you could diagnose a young

Ore. man hit with stiffer charges in burning case
Police say he had been drinking on July 2 and hadn't been taking medication for a bipolar disorder. A friend told police she was helping the 38-year-old ...

Popemobile jumper gets the treatment
A German court has ordered a man suffering from bipolar disorder to seek treatment after he jumped a security barrier and grabbed Pope Benedict's popemobile ...

German court orders treatment over pope incident
Ottawa Recorder  
The 28-year-old, who suffers from a bipolar disorder, was put Monday on four years' probation, the Waldshut-Tiengen state court in southwestern Germany said ....

On bipolar solutions
Seymour Herald
There are many descriptions of the problems caused by bipolar disorder. Not as much is said about the problems caused by bipolar solutions. ...

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