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October 24, 2008

Pedophile John Reid jailed for 12 years
The court was told Reid denied committing the offences and a doctor had diagnosed him as suffering bipolar affective disorder.

'Bipolar Boy' balances comedy, mental illness
The Emporia State University Bulletin
Paul "Bipolar Boy" Jones spoke last Tuesday night in the Kanza Room to a crowd of about 200 people. Jones' presentation combined his experience as a stand up comedian with his advice as a professional motivational speaker and author who has lived with a mental illness for most of his life.

Church Pastors Too Quick to Dismiss Mental Illness
Fox News
Diagnosed cases of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder dismissed as untrue by 32 percent of Christian pastors in Texas study.

ICAN clients share their success stories
The Canton Repository
CANTON Kendra Smith said her bipolar disorder robbed her of the energy she needed to do her job as a restaurant cashier. The 24-year-old woman said she was fired. No longer able to keep up with the rent on her Navarre trailer, she began staying at the Canton YWCA and with friends.

Health glance 10-20-2008
Yuma Sun
The Yuma Chapter of Depression Bipolar Support Alliance will hold a support meeting Tuesday for parents with children or teens who are depressed or bipolar. ...

Don't rush to make History compulsory
Malaysia Star
Meanwhile, secretary-general, Lok Yim Pheng, called on the ministry to cut red-tape for teachers suffering from bipolar disorder, who are seeking relief ...

Johns overwhelmed by funding as charity walk begins
ABC Online
Mr Rudd yesterday pledged $2 million to the Black Dog Institute for research into bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses. Johns says he is overwhelmed ...

Madness and creativity
Glens Falls Post-Star
The psychiatrist Kay Redfield Jamison is often quoted on the subject, being the author of "An Unquiet Mind," a memoir of her life with bipolar disorder.

Man testifies 'voice' told him to slay ex-wife with bat in Dallas ...
Dallas Morning News
Mr. Stephens testified that he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1997 when he checked into a drug rehabilitation center to break his methamphetamine ...

Eli Lilly to take $1.4 billion charge as it talks to settle probe
Market Watch
Eli Lilly and Co. said Tuesday morning that it is in advanced discussions to resolve ongoing federal probes into its marketing of Zyprexa, a popular drug designed to treat bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

Bipolar I Disorder Can Begin in Childhood, Extend Into Adulthood
Medscape (subscription)
Identify disease characteristics of bipolar I disorder in children. Describe the course of bipolar I disorder in children. Disclosure: Caroline Cassels has ...

PA Quoted in Glamour as Mental Health Expert
ADVANCE for Physician Assistants
Finally admitting herself to a psychiatric ward, she was diagnosed with bipolar, anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders. Could someone honestly believe ...

Kevin Rudd to join Andrew John on bipolar walk
PRIME Minister Kevin Rudd will join rugby league great Andrew Johns on Sunday as he kicks off a six-day walk to raise funds to help tackle bipolar disorder. ...

Alexza Completes Enrollment in Second Phase 3 Clinical Trial With AZ-004
(Staccato(R) Loxapine) for Acute Agitation
PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced it has completed enrollment of its second Phase 3 clinical trial of AZ-004 , treating acute agitation in patients with bipolar disorder.

2008 Prizes For Outstanding Achievement In Research On Mental Health Disorders Announced By NARSAD
Medical News Today
NARSAD, the world's leading charity dedicated to mental health research, awards its annual prizes -- among the most coveted in psychiatry and neuroscience - to six prominent scientists whose research in the areas of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression, childhood disorders and cognitive neuroscience have led to significant strides in the understanding and treatment of mental illness.

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