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November 14, 2008


Support Groups
GoErie.com
Depressive & Bipolar Support Alliance meets at Mental Health Association of Northwestern Pennsylvania, 1101 Peach St. Call 452-4462. ...

Early onset of Alzheimer's changes life plans
Los Angeles Times
Doctors he consulted suggested depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder. Bridgwater took some time away from work to get to the bottom ...

Comorbidity of Asperger's syndrome and bipolar disorder
7thSpace Interactive
The aim of the paper is to show and discuss some troublesome and complex problems of the management of patients with AS and comorbid Bipolar Disorder (BD). ...

Rejected Author Finds Audience in Spouses of Bipolar Husbands and Wives Online
PRWeb via Yahoo! News
Elizabeth Atlas wanted to reach out to spouses of bipolar husbands and bipolar wives, so she wrote "Married To Mania," a story about her 15 years of marriage to a bipoloar husband.

New drugs approved for Australians
AAP via Yahoo!7 News
Seven new drugs, including treatments for bipolar disorder and HIV, have been recommended for use in Australia.

Mental health crisis unit for children needs funding, or else
Naples Daily News
Susan Germann had tried everything to get treatment for her son when he was diagnosed six years ago with high-functioning autism and bipolar disorder. Doctors and different medications, a crisis unit in Fort Myers and a special school in Naples.

Erwin tells Lions about son's bipolar disorder
Florence Morning News
Recently Erwin published his son's life story and his battle with bipolar disorder in a book entitled, "I'm a Free Man." Erwin said seventeen million people are afflicted with this disorder and it is increasing. He listed eight common symptoms, which tend to appear in late teen years and become worse.

Through website, patients creating own drug studies
Boston Globe
When Italian researchers published a small study in February saying that lithium, a medication used to treat bipolar disorder, appeared to slow the progression of Lou Gehrig's disease, others with the devastating neurodegenerative disorder began to try it themselves. They did not have years to wait for a more conclusive study.

Mentally disabled will lose social club
Boston Globe
The Cape Ann Social Club is due to close on Dec. 31, after state budget cuts eliminated $84,000 for the nonprofit Health and Education Services Inc. of Beverly to run it. Since its founding 27 years ago, the club has had about 1,000 members, who suffer from severe mental illness including bipolar and anxiety disorders.

Support grows for parents of children with mental health needs
Shelby Star
"I could come here and talk about everything that I was going through," said Woodson, who is also bipolar. "When I finally reached out for help, ...

Helping wth Mental Health
KFDX
We spoke with Kevin Thompson, a counselor at the Helen Farabee Center , who is living with Bipolar Disorder. He says it's important to remove the negatives ...

HARTFORD: Help Sought In Finding Woman
Hartford Courant
City detectives are asking for the public's help in locating a missing 18-year-old woman from West Hartford who is thought to have bipolar disorder. ...

Use of Antipsychotics in Children Is Criticized
New York Times
The growing use of the medicines has been driven partly by the sudden popularity of the diagnosis of pediatric bipolar disorder. The leading advocate for ...

City Police Seek Missing West Hartford Teen
Hartford Courant
She is thought to have bipolar disorder and can become combative, police said. Anyone with information about where she may be is asked to contact Sgt. Rob ...

Depression, Bipolar & Schizophrenia Linked to Suicide Attempts
Psych Central
A new study finds that men and women who have tried to kill themselves and are suffering from major depression, bipolar disorder (sometimes known as manic depression) or schizophrenia are at a very high risk of committing suicide within a year of their first attempt. This is the first time research has identified a [...]

Bipolar disorder subject of play
Chatham Daily News
The highs and lows of bipolar disorder are explored in the honest, humourous and heart-wrenching play Type 2: A Tragic Comedy. The two-person show, starring [...] Patients with depressive disorders or schizophrenia more likely to re-attempt suicide
PhysOrg
Men and women who have tried to kill themselves and are suffering from unipolar disorder (major depression), bipolar disorder (manic depression) or schizophrenia are at a very high risk of committing suicide within a year of their first attempt, concludes a study published today on bmj.com.

Second Suicide Try May Succeed if Psychiatric Disorders Are Present
MedPage Today
Patients with unipolar depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia, specifically, who had tried suicide unsuccessfully had the highest risk of ...

Well, Well, Well: Made-in-Alberta hope
VUE Weekly So do I and, like her, I keep trying to find better ways to describe the experience of major depression, bipolar, panic, anxiety and obsessive-compulsive ...

Mental Health and Suicide Risk
Ivanhoe
New research shows men and women suffering from unipolar disorder (major depression), bipolar disorder (manic depression) or schizophrenia are at a very ...

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