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October 17, 2008


Bipolar disorder focus of Rockland forum
The Journal News
RAMAPO - Bipolar disorder will be the topic of the annual forum held by the Mental Health Coalition of Rockland, which is scheduled for next week.

People walk for mental illness awareness
Northwest Herald
CRYSTAL LAKE - Roller coaster. That's how Chris Gohl describes what life has been like since his wife, Kendra, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder two years ago.

Families for Depression Awareness Announces "Depression in the Family" Audio Podcast Series, Launches Public Service ...
Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance
WALTHAM, Mass.----Families for Depression Awareness , a national non-profit organization that helps families recognize and cope with depressive disorders, has launched a series of six audio podcasts for family members or friends of people with depression or bipolar disorder.

Seroquel OK'd to treat bipolar disorder
The News Journal
AstraZeneca's once-daily version of its antipsychotic drug Seroquel has received U.S. approval for the treatment of bipolar disorder.

Actress Patty Duke speaks about her bipolar disorder
River Forest Forest Leaves
"Without people like you, people like us wouldn't have had much hope," actress Patty Duke told a standing room only crowd of local mental health advocates at Oak Park's Unity Temple on Oct. 7.

Mental illness convention set for Saturday in Danvers
The Daily Item
Dr. Edward M. Scolnick will discuss cutting edge research in the identification of risk for bipolar disorder and schizophrenia at Saturday's 26th annual National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) Convention at the Ferncroft in Danvers.

Study: Kids' bipolar disorder lingers into young adulthood
USA Today
By Mike Derer, AP By Kevin McKeever, HealthDay A new study strongly suggests that many children with bipolar disorder continue to have bouts with the ...

Bipolar Disorder Also Lingers In Children, Study Says
AHN
New York, NY (AHN) - An 8-year study has shown that bipolar disorder found in adults also affects children. The study also shows that children with bipolar ... Train Electrocution, Ripe Bananas
San Diego Reader
A person missing sleep "for a couple of days" could be experiencing the manic phase of bipolar illness. There is evidence that people with bipolar illness ...

Bipolar Disorder and Depression Symptoms
Modern Ghana - Ghana
SOURCES: WebMD Medical Reference with The Cleveland Clinic: "Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depressive Disorder)." WebMD Assess Plus: Bipolar Disorder Assessment. ...

Life of the party may be at risk
Sydney Morning Herald
Experts say some people are more susceptible to developing serious psychological conditions such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, which can be ...

AstraZeneca gets FDA approval for new bipolar drug
AP via Yahoo! Finance
Drug developer AstraZeneca said Friday the Food and Drug Administration approved an extended-release version of the bipolar-disorder drug Seroquel.

Bipolar Disorder in Children Lingers
HealthDay via Yahoo! News
THURSDAY, Oct. 9 (HealthDay News) -- A new study strongly suggests that many children with bipolar disorder continue to have bouts with the condition as young adults.

Bipolar Disorder In Children Appears Likely To Continue Into Young Adulthood
Science Daily
About 44 percent of individuals who had bipolar disorder as children continue to have manic episodes as young adults, according to a report in the October issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. This rate, along with the severity of the disease at young ages, strongly suggest that bipolar disorder can be continuous from childhood to adulthood, the authors note.

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