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December 12, 2008


The Bipolar Child
Psychology Today
How the disorder can wreak havoc at home…

Alexza's AZ-004 (Staccato(R) Loxapine) Meets Primary Endpoint of Treating Acute Agitation in Patients with Bipolar
PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance
Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced positive results from its second Phase 3 clinical trial of AZ-004…

The Face of Depression
Psychology Today
Bipolar disorder can take a toll on family life...

Manic Depression is Often Hard to Recognize
EARTHtimes.org
Aachen, Germany - Bipolar disorder, which is also known as manic depression, often goes unrecognized by the patient, friends and even doctors. Sufferers go through phases of what may be hypomania - a state in which the person shows a high level of en...

Offering Hope of Healing
St. Joseph News-Press
But beneath what’s obvious about her on the surface is a long struggle with bipolar disorder — one the St. Joseph woman has been able to overcome and that...

2000 seek help at Minneapolis' Project Homeless Connect
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Janet Martin, 47, who suffers from bipolar illness, lives in a shelter and did not realize she was supposed to start getting mammograms when she was 40...

SW Fl Women Start Job Program for Mentally Ill
Gainesville Sun
She was diagnosed in 1996 with anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder. "I went from a productive, useful person with a purpose to someone who filled their...

A New Logic to Treating Insanity
The National
Kraepelin’s manic-depressive insanity, for example, was eventually split into unipolar and bipolar depression. Unipolar depression became major and minor...

Plenty of Guidelines, but Where’s the Evidence?
New York Times
Last year, the International Society for Bipolar Disorders released a guideline to diagnose bipolar disorder in children, and the lead author reported...

Biederman Denies Conflict Of Interest Charges
Pharmalot
... Hospital would help promote the use of antipsychotic drugs for youngsters diagnosed with bipolar disorder, the paper writes...

Horror Director Tackles a Psychological Disorder
Real Bollywood
He’s set to make India’s first film on bipolar disorder. He’s said, "I’ve named it Happy Teacher’s Day and it’sa story tracing the relationship between a...

Antipsychotics in Children: Experts Report Mixed Results
Psychiatric Times
The manufacturer-supported studies of ziprasidone (Geodon) in pediatric type I bipolar disorder assessed, respectively, acute effects in a 4-week...

No Funds for Mental Health Advocate
Atlanta Journal Constitution
In June, Young, who has bipolar disorder, was struck by another patient above the eye and required five stitches to close the wound...

Illness and Lost Job
ireport
I have been hospitalized four times in the last year for Bipolar 1. At first my company was understanding, but slowly they became impatient...

12-week Mental Illness Program Provides Insight, Support for...
Huntington Herald Dispatch
DeVoge has a son with bipolar disorder. She said the program teaches people about different mental illnesses, what medications are available, how to talk to...

Awareness about Mental Health is Discussed
KHON2
...oh my God what is going on you know our family is broken up and what are we going to do now?," says Jackie Gamboa, [whose] mother suffers from bipolar disorder...

Rita Watson: You Need Non-pill Coping Skills, Too
Providence Journal
...“While prescription drugs cannot bestow happiness they do have a place in the treatment of depression, schizophrenia, anxiety and bipolar disorders...

Christmas Cheer Sponsorships Available
Jacksonville Daily News
A single mother who works in a prominent restaurant for tips plus a small wage has two children who have bipolar disorder...

Kids Of Mentally Ill Parents Describe Isolation
KITV.com - Honolulu,HI,USA
Speaker Jackie Gamboa was put into foster care before she even understood her mother's bipolar illness. "It was just hard because she was always angry,"...

Sedaris and Burroughs Among Best Memoirs of 2008
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - MO, United States
The author is careful in drawing conclusions, but he portrays her as having displayed symptoms that would today lead to a diagnosis of bipolar disorder...

Finding Words at Last for an Unspeakable Loss
Boston Globe
Thibault, who was 39, had been treated at McLean Hospital four months earlier and diagnosed with bipolar disorder, the couple said...

UK Study Reveals Coerced Medication as Without Profound Clinical...
ShortNews.com
Moreover, the study reveals, that persons who were coerced medicated lived with higher risk of diagnosis of bipolar disorder or schizophrenia in their...

Woman pleads guilty in blasts at courthouse, FedEx building
San Diego Union Tribune
During her plea agreement, Sanders said she is taking medication for a variety of mental health issues, including bipolar disorder and what she termed “rage...

Poor health an obstacle for Empty Stocking recipient
Amarillo.com
She is a 41-year-old on disability because she has bipolar disorder with schizophrenia. She spends $500 of her monthly income on rent, which leaves very...

Psychiatrist Responds to Charges
Boston Globe
Biederman, the country's most prominent advocate of diagnosing bipolar disorder in young children and treating many of them with antipsychotic drugs...

Health Troubles Hit Parents
Augusta Chronicle
"We have always looked to him to be the bread-winner while I stayed home to attend to our two boys who are autistic and bipolar...

Specialized Canine Serves Bi-polar Partner
Examiner.com
Patty is bi-polar, and will need a firm, loving assistant when she goes through the characteristic manic and depressive cycles. Training service dogs is not...

Chantix "The Worst Drug"
Lawyers and Settlements
I know all about that because I've been bipolar for 30 years plus, so I made a run into my psychiatrist's office. She took me off Chantix, but because of my...

Gene Mutation Linked to Bipolar Disorder
Johns Hopkins News-Letter
However, more and more evidence shows that genetics play an important role in these disorders, including bipolar disorder. A large study involving multiple...

A Mania for Diagnosing Bipolar Disorder (by Mark Zimmerman)
Journal of Turkish Weekly
During the past few years, many experts have suggested that bipolar disorder – a serious illness resulting in significant psychosocial morbidity and excess...

28-Year-Old Lakeland Woman Missing, Needs Medication
Tampa Tribune
Authorities are looking for a Lakeland woman who has schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, according to her family, and needs her medication...

Schools Fail at Recognizing Mental Disorders
Centretown News
Her son James has bipolar disorder and the upshot of the conversation with the vice principal was that her son couldn’t attend a sports banquet at his...

Jail for Footballer who Punched Ref
Irish Independent
Defence counsel Ray Colgan said Brennan suffered from serious bipolar depression and has had several psychotic incidents. Mr Colgan said his client had...

Sarnian Gets Two Years in Jail
Sarnia Observer
A man with bipolar disorder was sentenced to two years in jail Tuesday for separate attacks on people he knew. Robert Knight, 42, of Lambton County...

Mothers Act Promotes Pregnancy as Cottage Industry
Scoop.co.nz
For instance, on March 1, 2007 an article in the Naperville Sun stated: "New moms face increased risks for not only postpartum depression, but also bipolar...

Neb. Jury Now Weighing Stabbing Death Case
NTV
A psychiatrist testifying for the state said France has a bipolar type of schizoaffective disorder, but is able to distinguish right from wrong…

Mental Disorders Common
Honolulu Advertiser
Almost half of college-age 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…

Tragedy Focuses Spotlight on Crisis in North Carolina Mental Health System
PR Newswire via Yahoo! News
The death of Steven Sabock, a 50-year-old man with bipolar disorder who died on April 29 in a North Carolina state psychiatric institution after he choked on medication -- while, nearby, hospital employees entertained themselves with cards and TV -- has focused attention on the crisis in North Carolina's mental health system…

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