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December 27, 2008

Alexza's Bipolar Disorder Drug Phase-3 Data Positive
Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc announced positive results from its second phase-3 clinical trial of AZ-004 (Staccato loxapine). This phase-3 clinical trial was conducted in patients with bipolar disorder experiencing acute agitation.

Many Famous People Suffer With Bipolar Disorder
Writers have been some of the most famous people with bipolar disorder. Mark Twain was one such writer. He, like many other writers, was highly functional in his writing. However, he could be depressed-seeming and pessimistic sometimes.

Mental Illness: The Long Road To Recovery
Humble Observer
Jim Springer has battled bouts of depression since he was in high school and he never understood what it was. In March 2007 at the age of 68, he was diagnosed with bipolar and things started to make sense.

Prosecutor Wants Psychiatrist to Go to Prison
WBAY Green Bay
Charles Morgan, 62, of Neenah is accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with a patient he was treating for bipolar disorder.

Depression And Other Disorders
Meadow Free Press
Bipolar and other mental disorders are some examples of illnesses that can cause people to be depressed. Besides mental problems, there are a lot of other...

Kerry Katona Reduces Bipolar Medication To Stop Slurring
Now Magazine Online
The reality TV star, 28, and husband Mark Croft, 37, spoke to doctors about her prescription drugs following speculation she was drunk...

Review: In 'Wishful Drinking,' Carrie Fisher Chronicles Life...
After struggling for much of her life with bipolar disorder, the celebrity kid-actor-novelist underwent electroconvulsive therapy to treat it...

Walnutport Man Who Beat Dad For Flushing Pot Gets Prison
Allentown Morning Call
Langley has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder and a psychologist found he was a high risk for re-offense. ''I'm not going to wait until...

Treat at home or outside?
Daily Press
By Sabine Hirschauer | 247-4536 NEWPORT NEWS - Gary Carter's smile hides his struggle with bipolar disorder. He is aggressive toward his family...

SIU to probe shooting
Metro Canada - Toronto
Gregg Moynagh, the Mississauga man who was shot dead by police yesterday morning outside his father’s apartment, was bipolar and had battled mental illness...

Screening hot line, Web site can help with holiday blues
Stars and Stripes
The Web site also helps spot signs of post traumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and bipolar disorder. Cruise cautioned that the...

Mockingbird Director Robert Mulligan Dies at 83
The 1957 Fear Strikes Out gave Anthony Perkins his first lead role as Boston Red Sox star Jim Piersall, reduced to bipolar rage by a domineering parent...

Calmer child comes with a price: side effects
Poughkeepsie Journal
By Mary Beth Pfeiffer • Poughkeepsie Journal • December 21, 2008 When 11-year-old William, a City of Poughkeepsie youth, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder...

Back On The Attack
Slam! Sports
Maple Leafs head coach Ron Wilson described the Toronto media at the beginning of the year as bipolar.

Meds Dispensed Freely For Mentally Ill Children
Poughkeepsie Journal
Heavy medication is becoming the treatment of choice for children diagnosed as bipolar or with other mental health concerns. NIH psychiatric medication brochure Advisory on some antipsychotic medication use in children…

Police Shoot, Kill Bipolar Man In Standoff
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- An investigation began Monday into a police shooting of a 25-year-old man with a history of bipolar mental illness in an apartment standoff west of Toronto.

Emory Professor Steps Down
Wall Street Journal
Dr. Nemeroff has contended that his lectures weren't product-specific but were limited to general medical topics such as depression and bipolar disorder...

Ex-Senator Wants Double Pension
Boston Globe
Soon after his arrest, he checked into McLean Hospital for what his lawyer said was a diagnosed case of bipolar disorder. In July, Marzilli pleaded not…

Deep Well Helps With Hotel Costs
Hilton Head Island Packet
Lance Albright is bipolar and was an alcoholic. He was living out of his truck because he had been kicked out of his apartment. Albright went to a mental...

Family Honored For Overcoming Challenges
Kansas City Star
...was noticed during grade school, he is also a high-functioning autistic with obsessive-compulsive disorder and bipolar with schizoaffective disorder…

Older Americans Take Risky Combo Of Medications
CNN - USA Booze, drugs, and bipolar disorder "I'm hoping that this study encourages patients and families to be proactive about the medications they're...

Has Cymbalta Produced Aggression?
And we have known for years that antidepressants can sometimes make people with a tendency toward bipolar disorder develop states of mania and agitation...

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7 Nutrient-Packed Foods for People With Bipolar Disorder - Everyday Health
Everyday Health
If you have bipolar disorder, here's why foods rich in vitamin B or omega-3's belong on your plate.

Cannabis Use May Offer Wide-Ranging Benefits for Bipolar Disorder - The Debrief
A new study suggests that regular cannabis use may offer a wide range of potential benefits to people suffering from Bipolar Disorder.

Auburn man accused of leaving voicemail threatening Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan
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