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October 31, 2008


Bipolar disorder involves a lower quality of both mental and physical life
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( Universidad de Granada ) A study carried out in the UGR shows that a higher use of addictive substances such as alcohol and tobacco, the long-term secondary effects of the pharmacological treatment and a more sedentary way of life could influence the poorer quality of life of such patientsThe researchers analyzed 108 patients with bipolar disorder in order to carry out this work, with a ...

Man credits cops, dispatcher with preventing his suicide
Mason City Globe Gazette
Smail was diagnosed with bipolar disorder when he was a student at Mankato State University more than 40 years ago. He said he also used street drugs in ...

Biography links Heath to bipolar disorder
Metro Canada - Calgary
Late actor Heath Ledger may have suffered from bipolar disorder, femalefirst.co.uk reports a new book as claiming. Ledger was found dead in his New York ...

Man with bipolar disorder missing from Remer area
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Cass County authorities are asking for the public's help in finding a man with bipolar disorder who was last seen Oct. 16. Cass County authorities are ...

Bipolar disorder conference to feature acclaimed documentary
Portsmouth Herald
Many advancements continue to be made in understanding the physiological effects of bipolar disorder on the brain and its effect on behavior. However, many people with the disorder, including their friends and family, are left wondering how they will...

Study Links Bipolar Disorder, Autism To Older Dads
The Tampa Tribune
Last month's issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the Journal of American Medical Association journals, reports that the increase in bipolar disorder may be related to the older age of fathers.

Wentz: 'Drugs Saved My Life
San Francisco Chronicle
The bassist suffers from bipolar disorder, which leads to chronic mood swings, and in 2005 attempted to take his own life with an overdose. ...

Kerry Katona on This Morning: Iceland Christmas adverts 'will go ...
Telegraph.co.uk
Iceland said in a statement: "Kerry is dependent on medication for her bipolar disorder and if this medication isn't taken at the correct time it will ...

Patient Groups Tackle Stigma Attached To Bipolar Disorder And Other Mental Illnesses With New Tools
Medical News Today
Mental illness is one of the last surviving stigmas in today's liberal society. Class, race, religion, gender and sexual orientation, are all off-limits now as reasons for discrimination, social exclusion, jokes or disparaging remarks of any kind.

Survivor of suicide attempts knows help can heal
The Oregonian
Each of the three times she tried to kill herself, Susan, a 55-year-old Portland resident, took an overdose of prescription pills in her home. Suffering from bipolar disorder, she already felt depressed, but there was always something -- harsh criticism,...

Shifting focus
Albany Times Union
Filmmaker Ben Selkow set out to make a documentary about basketball, but ended up chronicling a man's descent into mental illness Ben Selkow didn't set out to make what's been billed as "the first guy film" about bipolar illness. He was planning to make a film about street basketball. "A Summer in the Cage" became instead a close look at a friend's descent into bipolar illness.Selkow will ...

NAMI to offer new series of classes for parents
Brick Township Bulletin
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will offer a new series of six classes that will address issues concerning attention deficit disorder, anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, oppositional-defiant and conduct disorders, schizophrenia, substance abuse disorders and other mental-health challenges.

Proudly bipolar: A mother's journey to find strength with bipolar disorder
Santa Cruz Sentinel
SANTA CRUZ -- A mother of two, Dyane Harwood is proudly bipolar. Aiming to crush the general stigma that haunts the condition, Harwood is starting a peer support group for mothers with bipolar disorder in Santa Cruz County and a nonprofit to benefit women with mental illnesses.

Man with bipolar disorder missing from Remer area; police seek public's help
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
Cass County authorities are asking for the public's help in finding a man with bipolar disorder who was last seen Oct. 16.

Heath Ledger may have suffered from bipolar disorder
New Kerala
London, Oct 27 : Hollywood actor Heath Ledger might have endured a long battle with Bipolar disorder, according to a new biography.

Man's battle with bipolar disorder easier
Daily Gleaner
When Herman Wilkins was first diagnosed with bipolar disorder at the age of 18, there were hardly any community-based resources he and his family could turn to for help.

Cass County Authorities Seek Man with Bipolar Disorder Missing For 10 Days
FOX 9 News Twin Cities
Cass County authorities are asking for the public's assistance in finding a missing man. 64-year-old Wilferd R. Kolden suffers from bipolar disorder and was last seen October 16.

A focus on mental health of children
The Framingham Tab
Struggling with bipolar disorder, Julie James' son was eventually admitted to a school outside their district that could meet his needs.

It's OK to set boundaries
BlueRidgeNow.com
Dear Annie: You told "Choosing Happiness" that living with a person who is bipolar can be exhausting and stressful, and that you could not fault her for ...

Madness: A Bipolar Life
Psychiatric Services (subscription)
She demonstrates that like many patients with bipolar disorder, she was misdiagnosed and improperly treated. Who is the likely audience for this book? ...

Symptoms Persist As Bipolar Children Grow Up
eMaxHealth.com - Hickory,NC,USA
Bipolar disorder (BD) identified in childhood often persisted into adulthood in the first large follow-up study of its kind. Forty-four percent of children ...

Bipolar disorder involves a lower quality of both mental and ...
innovations report (Pressemitteilung)
Part of the results of this research work has been included in a scientific paper of the August 2008 issue of the renowned international journal Bipolar ...

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