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September 12, 2008

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Children Of Older Fathers More Likely To Have Bipolar Disorder, New Report Finds
Science Daily
Older age among fathers may be associated with an increased risk for bipolar disorder in their offspring, according to a new report.

Bipolar Risk for Kids Born to Older Dads
MedicineNet.com
Title: Bipolar Risk for Kids Born to Older Dads Category: Health News Created: 9/3/2008 Last Editorial Review: 9/3/2008

Healthy Difference on 'Today's THV at 5': Bipolar Disorder
KTHV Little Rock
Bipolar disorder causes dramatic mood swings, from deep depression to manic highs. It affects more than 5 million Americans. Children born to older fathers face a greater chance of developing bipolar disorder. That's according to one of the largest studies linking mental illness with older parents.

Kids with older dads at higher bipolar risk: study
Canada.com
LONDON (Reuters) - Children born to fathers older than 30 are more likely to develop bipolar disorder, a common condition sometimes known as manic depression, researchers reported on Monday.

'Scattershot' A Bipolar Family Portrait
NPR
In his memoir, Scattershot, David Lovelace chronicles what he calls "the family sickness." Terri Cheney joins the discussion and shares details from Manic , a chronicle of her own struggle with bipolar disorder.

Family Therapy With Medication Improves Depression In Bipolar Teens
Medical News Today
In combination with medication, family-focused therapy appears to help curb depression symptoms in teens with bipolar disorder, according to a report released on September 1, 2008 in the Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Bipolar disorders are characterized by occasional periods of elevated mood, known as mania.

Memoir tracks the travails of author's bipolar family
Vail Daily F
It's not easy writing and selling a memoir about a drug-addled past in the post-James Frey era.

Sleep trouble linked to bipolar disorder
The Times of India
SYDNEY: Biological clocks of humans, animals and even plants are intricately linked with day and night. But when they fall out of sync, they have potentially damaging consequences.

Antipsychotic Drug May Ease Anxiety
WebMD
Seroquel XR, an antipsychotic drug approved to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, may ease generalized anxiety disorder, new research shows.

Living with the enemy of depression
Daily Telegraph
He read somewhere that people who suffer from bipolar disorder will gravitate towards others with the condition. "I can sniff out a lunatic. ...

Bipolar: Overdiagnosed or Epidemic?
The Herald Democrat
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition, has entries for seven different types of bipolar disorder. Each lists different qualifications for diagnosis; each defines the most recent episodes to determine the ultimate type. No type of bipolar is curable.

Memoir tracks the travails of author's bipolar family
Vail Daily
It's not easy writing and selling a memoir about a drug-addled past in the post-James Frey era.

Was Christopher Foster bipolar?
Times Online
Unfortunately, although commented on, it wasn't recognised for what it may have been: the early symptoms of bipolar disorder, or manic depression. ...

New International Consensus Statement on Bipolar Depression
Medscape
Inform clinicians of the latest medical information on the diagnosis, epidemiology, treatment, and prognosis of bipolar depression in children, adolescents, ...

Bipolar Disorder Tied to Age of Fathers
New York Times
By NICHOLAS BAKALAR The older a man is, the more likely he is to father children who develop bipolar disorder as adults, a large Swedish study reports. ...

Geniuses are Nuts!
Seattle Post Intelligencer
Edgar Allen Poe - author, pioneer of the detective novel - suffered from bipolar disorder and alcoholism, he was also most productive during manic periods. ...

Lisa Parker given 1 to 3 in deaths of her 3 children
WatertownDailyTimes.com
He said she suffers from anxiety attacks and bipolar disorder, which was not diagnosed until after she spent seven weeks in a coma following the accident. ...

NY mother sent to prison for deaths of 3 children
Fox44 News - Colchester,Vermont,USA
... off and her car crashed into a utility pole minutes later. Her attorney said Parker suffers from bipolar disorder and a panic attack caused her to flee.

From psychology to Chaos Theory
UNLV The Rebel Yell
Together they collected and analyzed data from other scientific tests and literature regarding the cognitive abilities of people with bipolar and anxiety ...

Bipolar Disorder Tied to Age of Fathers
New York Times
Paternal age seems to be tied to the likelihood of having children who develop bipolar disorder as adults, a large study reports.

Patient Voices: Bipolar Disorder
New York Times
Riding the ups and downs and being labeled "crazy" - firsthand accounts of living with bipolar disorder.

Huge risk when sick stop using medication
Northern Argus
HALF of all people with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder who stop taking their medication will attempt suicide and 40 per cent will end up in prison, placing a huge emotional and financial burden on their families and society, an international study has found.

How to cope with bipolar disorder
Oprah.com
On the outside, Andrea seemed like a devoted, involved stay-at-home mom. But inside, she was battling a mental disorder that disrupted her thoughts-and, ...

Kids Of Older Dads At 'Higher
Oneindia
Children born to older fathers are more likely to develop bipolar disorder, common condition sometimes known as manic depression, according to a report in ...

Bipolar disorder tied to age of fathers
International Herald Tribune
By Nicholas Bakalar The older a man is, the more likely he is to father children who develop bipolar disorder as adults, a large Swedish study reports. ...

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