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December 05, 2008

Over-medicating for mood disorders
Shanghai Daily
Even patients who are diagnosed with bipolar disorder often wait more than 10 years after initially seeking treatment for the correct diagnosis to be made...

Body and Soul
Globe and Mail
To have a child when you have bipolar, it's not an easy decision. You can't be like other parents who decide to have children based on emotional or...

Bipolar Spectrum Diagnostic Scale (BSDS)
Psychiatric Times
The Bipolar Spectrum Diagnostic Scale (BSDS) was developed by Ronald Pies, MD and was later refined and tested by S. Nassir Ghaemi, MD, MPH and colleagues...

The 'Treatment' of bipolar
Glens Falls Post-Star
First some background: Numerous writers have highlighted a significant increase, up to seven-fold, in the diagnosis of bipolar disorder in children in the...

News Star
The News and Star
A retired flying instructor from Carlisle hanged himself before a divorce hearing. Sixty-eight-year-old Frederick Knott, who retired in 2004, had developed a bipolar disorder after retirement, and his marriage broke up under pressures of his illness.

Hundreds mourn Web suicide student
New York Daily News
Abraham Biggs, who suffered from bipolar disorder, had attempted suicide before. "I hate myself and I hate living," he wrote in a suicide note he posted as...

Bipolar Disorder: Scientists identify the best candidate genes for...
Entertainment and Showbiz!
Indiana University researchers have for the first time developed a comprehensive map of genes that are likely to be involved in bipolar disorder...

Making sure child's bipolar diagnosis is right
I have a family member who has a 7-year-old boy with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and bipolar disorder. He has been seen by four different...

Study: Mental illnesses predict repeat offenders
Daily News - Galveston County
Baillargeon said about 8000 offenders were diagnosed with major psychiatric disorders, such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or...

Alert: Woodbury girl considered endangered runaway
Murfreesboro Post
She is bipolar and on medication for this disorder. She has previously attempted to take her life. She has 27 scars on her left arm from cutting...

IU Team Maps Likely Bipolar Genes
News Sentinel
About 5.7 million US individuals have bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression illness, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)...

Wife thought husband fathered child
Independent Online
She battered and killed her adopted child because she thought she had been fathered by her husband, not because she suffers from bipolar mood disorder, the Johannesburg High Court has heard…

Won't you help our angels in Pacifica?
Pacifica Tribune
I have been homeless. I have been hungry. I know what mental illness is, bipolar disorder in particular...

Holiday Help Offered For Families With Mental Illness
... Rd. It is for families and individuals affected by a range of mental illnesses, including depression, OCD, bipolar disorder and anxiety disorder...

Deputy uses Tazer on Bipolar Man in Clackamas Mall
Detective Jim Strovink, with the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, said a bipolar man was riding in a car with his with dad when he jumped out of the...

Depression, Bipolar Alliance meets Wednesdays
Berkeley Independent
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) Berkeley holds meetings every Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Church in Goose Creek from 7 to 8 pm for...

Prescriptions of Antipsychotics to Children Attract Scrutiny
Only in passing did I mention the current increase in children diagnosed as having bipolar disorder. According to a Boston Globe article...

Program helps mentally ill criminals, inmates
Montgomery Advertiser
The woman, who had been diagnosed with bipolar schizophrenia, was there on a first-degree robbery charge. McCooey knew that imprisonment would not bring...

About Half of College-Aged Had Psychiatric Disorders (Update1)
Dec. 1 (Bloomberg) -- Almost half of college-aged adults had a psychiatric disorder over a one-year span, based on research criteria that ranged from bipolar disease to substance abuse including smoking. Few sought treatment, the study found.

Family Seeks Missing Mother of Two
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
Michelle Mason CLEVELAND -- There will be a rally this evening for missing Michelle Mason. Mason, 44, is ill and bipolar. Her family hasn't heard from her since Oct. 8. They fear she is being held against her will, or...

Hayes Says New Treatments for Pediatric Bipolar Disorder Not Ready...
... research and consulting firm, has completed an exhaustive evaluation of clinical evidence behind popular treatments for pediatric Bipolar Disorder...

Modest Drug Pipeline and Significant Generic Erosion Will Decrease...
The new Pharmacor report entitled Bipolar Depression finds that while physician awareness of bipolar depression is increasing, the severe generic erosion...

Large study looks at genetic risks for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder
A multi-institution team of investigators led by researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) has received $19 million in funding from the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) for a groundbreaking effort to collect genetic information on tens of thousands of patients in order to study the genetic risks for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder...

Princess Leia's Wild, Bipolar Adventures
Help her, Obi-Wan! Carrie Fisher's memoir of her life as a "Star Wars" icon and poster child for rehab and mental illness will likely make you laugh -- and cry…

Mental Health Cut to the Bone
The Post and Courier
Sandi DeVore suffers from Bipolar Disorder, marked by dramatic mood swings between mania and depression. The 61-year-old Hanahan resident lives on a fixed income and relies on the state Department of Mental Health to control her symptoms.

Protesters Oppose Mental Health Budget Cuts
The Milford Daily News
Kathy Inman of Dedham says she is bipolar, takes mood stabilizers and is a former drug user. But Inman has a refuge at the Neponset River House in Norwood, where she goes every day and helps wash pots and pans or make lunch…

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