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December 19, 2008

About Bipolar II Disorder
Bipolar II disorder is typically defined as rapid mood cycling with episodes of hypomania and depression. Bipolar II disorder does not occur with psychotic or hallucinating symptoms.

What Could Be Causing My Daughter's Hallucinations?
My 9-year-old daughter with a diagnosis of childhood absence epilepsy (currently treated with Depakote) has had two separate episodes, six months apart, where she heard voices telling her to hurt herself and run away. Each episode lasted two weeks. Would the only possible causes for hallucinations be depression/bipolar, or can you list some other possibilities?

'Wishful Drinking' With Carrie Fisher
In a new memoir, Carrie Fisher — actress, novelist and self-described daughter of "Hollywood inbreeding" — writes about her tumultuous life as showbiz royalty. In Wishful Drinking, Fisher discusses her bipolar disorder, addictions and divorce — and still manages to laugh.

'Tis the Season for Stealing
Cincinnati CityBeat
I have bipolar disorder, and having had two serious episodes in the past I’m fiercely grateful now for every day that I’m well.

Bah, Humbug!
About - News & Issues
I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in May 1999 and began writing my online journal on this site that very day. Approaching my first Christmas as an…

Hearings Delayed In Case Of Beaten Veteran
The Ann Arbor News -
Riley's attorney, Clint Perryman, said Riley "has bipolar tendencies, and mental health issues run in the family.'' He said he must be sure Riley is capable

Too Many Inadequate Diagnoses Of Child Bipolar Disorder
Salt Lake Tribune
"My son is bipolar." The boy, a quiet slip of a 10-year-old, had been prescribed two antipsychotics, two mood stabilizers, one antidepressant, two attention...

FDA Mandates Suicide Warnings For Epileptic Meds
Physicians prescribe the medications of concern for more than seizure disorders, including for things like bipolar disorder and migraine headaches...

The Probable Bipolar Disorder Cause
Meadow Free Press
The Bipolar Disorder cause is said to be the inequity of neurotransmitters in an individual’s brain. Scientists are still in the dark as with the reason for...

Cocaine Use, Manic Phase Cited In Wrong-Way Fatal 590 Crash
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Rainka, a pharmacist at the Dent Neurologic Institute in Amherst, Erie County, said that Bank's medical records suggest a history of bipolar disorder and...

Health Calendar
Journal and Courier
The Bipolar Disorder Support Group meets the first and third Wednesday each month from 6 to 7:30 pm at the MHA Community Building, 914 South St. The group...

Dealing With Stigma Of Mental Illness In Teens
Fort Worth Star Telegram support their friends by encouraging them to seek help for conditions such as depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety and attention deficit disorder...

Celebrity Mental Health Musings Take Center Stage as Psych Central...
Recently Dr. Candida Fink MD and Joe Kraynak, co-authors of the popular book " Bipolar Disorder For Dummies(R)," joined the Psych Central community with...

Don't be SAD, It's Time to Fight the Winter Blues
Bay Net
This could be a part of a depressive or a bipolar disorder.” Fanous: “It is possibly caused by decreased sunlight in winter, which might affect melatonin...

Reporter's Son Bravely Shares the Story of His Suicide Attempt
1010 Wins
Ryan’s depression has been diagnosed as bipolar disorder. In simple terms, bipolar disorder involves extreme changes in mood and energy...

Suspect In Rape Was Diagnosed As Bipolar
Juneau Empire
Abernathy diagnosed Scholes with bipolar disorder, a mental illness characterized by wide mood swings that's also known as manic depression...

Board Investigates Cherry Hospital Nurses
Sabock, 50, of Roanoke Rapids, had a bipolar disorder and died April 29 after choking on medication and hitting his head. Video shows employees playing...

North Shore Country Club Manager Accused Of Taking $30000 From…
Appleton Post Crescent
Mark Lund III, the manager of North Shore Country Club in Harrison, told police he has bipolar disorder and gambling "was an issue," according to a criminal...

Spotting Bipolar Symptom Possibilities Can Lead To Help
An estimated 70 percent of all those with diagnosed bipolar disorder have suffered through incorrect diagnosis and treatment. The most common misdiagnosis for this condition is depression, since the signs of this particular phase tend to be a little more troublesome for those around a patient.

Restaurateur, Former City Council Candidate Crafaik Dies
The Hook
Longtime Michael’s Bistro owner and former politician J. Michael Crafaik III, 37, died Saturday, December 13 at UVA hospital, according to an obituary in today’s Daily Progress. His tragic death of a self-inflicted wound followed a long struggle with bipolar disorder, according to his...

Hard To Save Life When You Don't Know Which Way To Turn
Chicago Daily Herald
Struggling with his bipolar mental illness, Michael often turned to illicit drugs. His worried parents spent Michael's teenage years reacting to Michael's...

Warden: Proper Checks Before Suicide
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
The doctor's nephew, Ramesh Lamichhane, said on Sunday that Dr. Acharya had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and had been taking medication in jail...

Diazyme Introduces Liquid Stable Enzymatic Lithium Test
...symptoms in up to as many as 70 to 80% of these types of patients and is considered the drug of choice for reduction of suicide risk in bipolar illness.

Parents Of Killers Lose A Child Too
Los Angeles Times
His mother couldn't alter that feeling, nor could a psychiatrist whose specialty was bipolar disorders. While under the psychiatrist's care, Billy attempted

This Year, More Than Ever, It's Tough to Be a Compulsive Shopper
Wall Street Journal
Candy Thompson, a 30-year-old single mother of four in Indiana, attributes her shopping binges to bipolar disorder. In recent months, she says ballooning…

Next To Terrific At Arena
Washington Times - Washington, DC, USA
At first glance, you might not want to rush to see characters belting out songs about bipolar disorder, psychopharmaceuticals and delusions...

Greater Newark Holiday Fund: Troubled Teen Finds New Perspective...
The Star-Ledger -
I didn't know how to control it," said Anguita, who is diagnosed with bipolar disorder. "I would take it out on anybody and everybody...

Former NH Lawyer Stops Payments for Art Thefts
...colleges and museums around New England. At the time, McCallum claimed he had a compulsion to steal caused by kleptomania, bipolar disorder and depression.

Child Psychiatry Is Sick With Hidden Conflicts Of Interest
New York Daily News
For the past two decades, Biederman has pushed the use of medications for treating ADHD and bipolar disorder. Over the past two decades...

Mental Health And Children
Los Angeles Times
During the last year, while they were in foster care, a doctor had diagnosed the 10-year-old with bipolar disorder and attention deficit disorder and...

What's Giving You The Blues?
Research has suggested a strong genetic influence in bipolar disorder, with each sufferer going through their own unique cycle of manic depressive bouts...

Graham Greene's Letters Reveal His Complexities
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Milwaukee,WI,USA
By Vikram Johri: Graham Greene was a deeply Catholic writer who may have battled bipolar disorder all his life. His Catholic trilogy, "The Power and the...

Free Mental Health Screenings Offered On Tuesday
Poughkeepsie Journal stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and bipolar disorder at its Beacon site, located at 249 Main St. As part of the program...

Flaxseed Oil--Health Boon or Bust?
While flaxseed oil appears to be safe for consumption based on historical use, some studies have suggested that it may cause mania or hypomania in bipolar...

Rapist Jailed For Violent Attack
East Anglian Daily Times
The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said she had no idea he was a Bipolar manic depressive and a hyper maniac...

Manic or Bipolar Depression Serious But Treatable
A lot of people actually experience erratic changes in their moods, sometimes, these so-called mood swings may not just be caused by PMS (pre-menstrual syndrome) or stress.

Marylee Shrider: Teen Speaks About Mental Illness To Help Others
The Bakersfield Californian
There she sat, smiling up at me, her sweet spirit intact, her proud mom by her side. Ashley Nommensen has fought hard against bipolar disorder for four years, but when I bumped into her last week amid the hustle of the holiday season, she looked positively joyful. I hadn't seen Ashley since last December, when she was the topic of a column I wrote about her struggle; about the grief the disorder…

Margaret Trudeau To Write About Struggle With Mental Illness
Ottawa Citizen
Margaret Trudeau is writing a memoir, to be published in the fall of 2010, detailing her many years struggling with bipolar depression.

Mental State To Be Considered In Attempted Murder Case
Stamford Advocate
Bovino has said he suffers from bipolar disorder, and Porto has said prescription drugs he took after back surgery exacerbated his condition.

Leader Of Bank-Robbing Army Rangers Gets 24 Years In Prison
Seattle Post Intelligencer
Krupa pointed out that the young soldier was recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder. And he noted that Sommer, a combat veteran with deployments to both...

Mental Health Disorders Common In Young Adults: Survey
Reuters - USA
The prevalence of anxiety disorders and mood disorders, which include depression and bipolar disorder, was similar in each group...

Kathy Mitchell And Marcy Sugar
Creators Syndicate
I live with my bipolar wife and bipolar 8-year-old son, and they are the center of my universe. But it is not easy. The bipolar "beast" is a third presence...

Bipolar Support Group Helps Moms Cope
Scotts Valley/San Lorenzo Valley Press-Banner
There is a negative stigma attached to the word “bipolar.” Sometimes it’s the punch line of a joke. Other times it’s an offhand explanation for people on...

Studies Show Mental Disorders Major Cause of Lost Productivity...
NIMH grant recipient Dr. Barbara Geller, a researcher at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, studies children with bipolar disorder...

Art and Mental Illness
New York Times Blogs
One Stanford University study compared patients with bipolar disorder with a group of healthy people. They found that graduate students in creative...

What Did Obama (Or His Staff) Know...
Roanoke Times
That word that is so over used in the media these days to explain the unexplainable, is Bipolar. The gov of Illinois is symptomatic of bipolar...

4-Month-Old Girl Missing
...Thursday for a 4-month-old girl who is believed to be with her father, who law enforcement authorities said is a crack cocaine addict and bipolar...

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