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August 29, 2008

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Thanks from Depression Bipolar Support Alliance
The Union
The Nevada County chapter of Depression Bipolar Support Alliance gratefully acknowledges the friends and family of Dorothy Bachanas for their generous donations given in her name.

Brain structure examined in mood disorder research
New Haven Register
NEW HAVEN - The size of a small part of the brain that apparently plays a big role in memory and mood disorders is influenced by variations in a blood-vessel gene, Yale researchers have found, suggesting new ways to understand and treat depression, bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses.

Gone to Hell: Mental Illness and Harris County Jail
Houston Press
On December 19, 2006, Alexander Hatcher received about $15,000 in disability payments from Social Security. Diagnosed as bipolar and schizophrenic, Hatcher was off his meds and homeless, and the money was a dangerous windfall. He took two friends, female prostitutes, to buy cigarettes, clothes, boo ...

Police: 61-Year-Old Bipolar Man Missing
Fox 8 News WJW
BROADVIEW HEIGHTS, Ohio -- A 61-year-old bipolar man has been missing since this morning, police say. According to the Broadview Heights Police and Fire ...

Idaho fugitives nabbed in NB after hit-run
Times and Transcript
Alisha Baker said in provincial court that she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder about a year ago. "When I'm up, I'm fine. When I'm down, I'm not," she ...

Mental health: So much room for improvement
Vancouver Sun
Instead of being known as people with schizophrenia or a person living with bipolar disorder, we become "schizophrenics" and "bipolar."

Genetic Traits Link to Bipolar Disorder
Two genes in the brain that control the activity of the nerve cells may play a big role in a person's risk for developing bipolar disorder, which is marked ...

Let's talk
Courier Mail
There has now been speculation that Spears may be suffering from bipolar disorder. Often mental illness isn't factored into the equation when someone is ...

Man okay; threatened to hurt himself
Decatur Daily Democrat
A Decatur man who is reported to be bipolar and who suffered a medication problem early Saturday morning remained in Adams Memorial Hospital today after an incident at his home in which he threatened to harm himself with gasoline and a knife.

Medication Management For College Students
Psych Central
A growing number of students are arriving on campus with medications for conditions such as depression, bipolar disorder and attention deficit disorder. And once on campus, experiencing new freedom from supervision by mom, dad and hometown mental health providers in taking those medications may present an opportunity to experiment with stopping those meds. [...]

Most important things we can give: love, time
Dr. Paul Keck Jr. is president and CEO of the $28 million, 64-bed Lindner Center of Hope in Mason and executive vice chairman and Lindner Professor of Psychiatry & Neuroscience in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. A graduate of Dartmouth College and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Keck is an expert in bipolar disorder and has published more ...

Discrimination at Work
About - News Issues
... is really disturbing that an employer could be so crass. Have you told your employer about having bipolar disorder? What has your experience been with this?

Bipolar mom is too much for hard-pressed couple
The Standard-Times
Dear Annie: Three months ago, my husband and I accompanied my 71-year-old mother to our home in California. She was released to my care because the authorities in Pennsylvania felt she could no longer manage on her own. She has a history of mental...

Man gets 30 years for murdering mother
Naperville Sun
Cliff Newcomer suffers from bipolar disorder, the release said. The mangled body of Marilyn Newcomer, 55, was discovered about 11:45 pm on Jan. ...

Many Famous People Suffer With Bipolar Disorder
Writers have been some of the most famous people with bipolar disorder. Mark Twain was one such writer. He, like many other writers, was highly functional ...

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