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March 27, 2009


First national study finds range of pharmaceuticals in fish near US sewage treatment plants
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
Fish caught near wastewater treatment plants serving five major U.S. cities had residues of pharmaceuticals in them, including medicines used to treat high cholesterol, allergies, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder and depression, researchers reported Wednesday.


Psychiatric practice opening in Milford
Pike County Courier
Milford Dr. Arthur E. Middleton, has a new practice in Milford, which will provide a full range of psychiatric services for adults including psychotherapy and medication management. The practice will focus on a variety of psychiatric conditions, including depression, bipolar disorder and substance abuse. Appointments are being accepted for new patients.


Jail for rapist father
Winnipeg Sun
... described his client as a "psychologically fragile" man raised by an emotionally abusive father and a mother who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. ...


Rebecca's Dream nets $210000
Pioneer Press Online
The third annual "Rebecca's Dream" event drew 225 guests to the Chicago Cultural Center to raise awareness and funds for the Depression and Bipolar Support ...


Man found in lake was wanted by police
Belleville News Democrat  
Decatur Police Lt. David Dickerson said McKinnon, who had bipolar disorder, left the Heritage Behavioral Health Center on Feb. 19.


Former soldier may face jail over samurai sword
The Gazette - Colchester,Essex,UK
Miss Akudolu said he suffered from bipolar disorder and was being treated for depression. Sentencing was adjourned for reports, but Gibbins was warned he ...


Letter:Center a blessing to depressed
Hi-Desert Star  
I have bipolar disorder or manic depressive disorder, which the latter term fits myself. I have suffered with 25 years. It was about one year ago that my ...


Psychiatry & Mental Health Viewpoints, February 2009
The clinical profile of patients in this study (a non-fully remitting bipolar disorder associated with psychotic features) differed from that in patients ...


Lilly's Zyprexa/Prozac Combo Approved for Depression  
Eli Lilly, on Monday, received approval to market its bipolar disorder treatment Symbyax—a combination of the antipsychotic Zyprexa and the antidepressant ...


Distraught Paul Gascoigne's late night calls to Richard Madeley
Daily Mirror

Paul Gascoigne has told how he made late night phone calls to chat show host Richard Madeley as a cry for help while battling alcoholism and his bipolar condition.


Symbyax Approved for Treatment-Resistant Depression
HealthDay via Yahoo! News
MONDAY, March 23 (HealthDay News) -- The bipolar depression drug Symbyax (fluoxetine hydrochloride; olanzapine) has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval as a therapy for people with treatment-resistant depression, Eli Lilly & Co. said Monday.


Comorbidity in Bipolar Disorder The Complexity of Diagnosis and Treatment
Psychiatric Times
The central tenet of clinical comorbidity, the occurrence of 2 syndromes in the same patient, presupposes that they are distinct categorical entities.


ADHD Med Reminder Tool
ADDitude - New York,NY,USA
... a tool that alerts people daily via e-mail or text message when it's time to take their antidepressant, bipolar, anti-anxiety, ADHD or other medication. ...


NH man accused of stealing from Goodwill
Fox44 News  
Brown told Judge Sawako Gardner he was diagnosed as being bipolar and has been getting treatment. His mother pleaded with the judge to set a low cash bail ...


Review by Christian Perring
Third, his story is complicated by the fact that at the age of 22, he received an extra diagnosis of mixed-state rapid-cycling bipolar disorder, ...


Cephalon: seeking more legitimate patients for Provigil follow-on
Pharmaceutical Business Review
Cephalon has announced positive results from a Phase II study of Nuvigil in bipolar depression. Cephalon has announced that in a 257 patient eight-week, ...


Gene may provide insights for psychiatric care
The Edinburgh Journal
... by a team at the Howard Hughes Institute in America, shed light on experts' understanding of mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and mental bipolar. ...


Suicide Victim's Family Wants Better Care for Mental Health Inmates
Family members say Hutchinson suffered from bipolar disorder. But her family says her run-ins with the law were a result of trying to get her the help she ...


Teen Charged For Killing Mother
His grieving father, Michael Wallace says his son suffers from Bipolar Disorder. "He's not no Frankenstein that people's making him out to be. ...


Death in the family  
One of the most stark insights into depression and suicide comes from scientists studying bipolar disorder, formerly known as manic depression. ...


Sex, shopping, suicide: The life of a 'manic'  
Living with bipolar disorder, Cheney's life has been a roller-coaster with highs and lows and very few in-betweens. What has kept her alive has been her ...


Nursing home patients endangered by mentally ill
Mansfield News Journal  
Younger, stronger residents with schizophrenia, depression or bipolar disorder are living beside frail senior citizens, and sometimes taking their rage out ...


Missing Ashland teen is located unharmed
Mail Tribune
Police were concerned for Perckerman's well-being because she suffers from bipolar disorder and other mental disabilities. She has attempted to run away ...


Ruben Rosario: Singer takes anti-drug mission on 90-day tour
Pioneer Press
The young man, struggling with what Bannen described as a bipolar disorder as well as insecurities he tried to cure with oxycodone and other substances, ...


Dr Henderson's AZ of modern maladies: Bipolar disorder
Times Online
Bipolar disorder (often called manic depression) affects about one in 100 people in the UK. It causes moods to swing from one extreme to the other, ...


Body Found in Susquehanna County
Page, who had bipolar disorder, went missing in October. Troopers say back then, Page wandered away from his home wearing just a t-shirt, sweatpants and no ...


Search continues for Whitesboro woman
WKTV Utica  
CAMDEN, N.Y. (WKTV) - The search is still underway for the 44-year-old Laura Pickard who has been missing since about 10 a.m. March 7th. She had been staying at a group home on Main Street in Whitesboro because she suffers from bipolar disease. Laura had lived in Camden until just over a year ago.


Senator expands investigation of Harvard psychiatrist
Boston Globe
General center to raise awareness of bipolar disorder in children because use of psychotropic drugs remains controversial. Grassley notes that some of the ...


Missing woman’s relatives meet with DA, trace her last steps
Utica Observer Dispatch  
At 20, she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, her family has said. Her parents, Rosemary and Richard Franz, live in Lakeland, Fla. ...


Self-published poetry lifts burdens of heavy life
Seward Phoenix Log
She’s battled abusive situations, bad choices, financial upheaval and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1998. She found her voice through writing and ...


Risperdal Researcher Promised Drug Maker Positive Results from ...  
Biederman has long advocated the use of atypical antipsychotics, like Risperdal, to treat children diagnosed with bipolar disorder. ...


In brief: Child sex abuse meeting topic
DeSoto Appeal  
Nicholaus Kerby, who suffers from bipolar disorder and paranoid schizophrenia, disappeared on the way to get a haircut. Reportedly, Kerby was off his ...


soulful sepulcher: Dr.Joseph Biederman: "I am.": Advocate for ...
By Stephany
Last I read there is not one antipsychotic approved for use in preschoolers and I do recall Rebecca Riley age 4 is dead as a result of being dx ADHD/Bipolar and given Seroquel, Depakote and Clonidine. Thanks to the aggressive treatment ...


Bipolar Disease - Top Source: Bipolar Disease
By Interner
Bipolar Disorder is a mood disorder affecting many people in all around the world. Actually bipolar disorder is a serious illness, but it is can be treated. People suffering from bipolar disorder will experience periods of depression. ...


Bean's Path: Itty Bitty Book Review - The Private Lives of Pippa ...
By Robin
Robin: In January of 2007 I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. I found it amazing that there was a name for the way my brain seemed to work and that the chemical imbalance I was experiencing was indeed real. ...


Genetic clues hold key to schizophrenia treatment
Researchers have taken a step forward in understanding the genetics of mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.


National Audience Of Psychiatrists Assembling In Chicago For Conference On Bipolar Disorder And ADHD
Medical News Today
A national audience of psychiatrists and psychiatric advanced practitioners is gathering in Chicago April 2-4, 2009 for the continuing medical education (CME) conference "Bipolar Disorder and ADHD: Solving Clinical Challenges, Improving Patient Care" at the Westin Chicago River North.


Missing Memphis Man: Told Family He'd "Go Out In A Blaze of Glory"
Eyewitness News Memphis

Memphis Police have issued a City Watch Alert for a missing 32 year-old man. Police say the man is bipolar with schizophrenic tendencies, and is armed with a BB pistol...


Living with Bipolar Disorder: Is It Just Me?
My doctor was ill, so I had to see Dr. IdKillAllClientsIfICould instead. I received a Tweet from wonderful Twitter friend, Mark. He was asking why he hadn't heard anything from me lately and I dissociated as I thought about the fact that I haven't written any articles in at least a week. Without considering a real answer, at least one of substance I replied that I'd been lazy - which is true. I ...


Bipolar disorder discussed at NAMImeeting Sunday
Daily Democrat
On Sunday, Mary Blackard, dual credentialed educator, will introduce Bipolar Disorder, and Lynn Smith, Founder of Welcome Home Housing for the mentally ill, ...


Greene man sentenced after police standoff
Charlottesville Daily Progress
Jonithan Mullins, who suffers from bipolar disorder, checked into the hospital on May 2 and was put on a new medication. His wife said the doctors released ...


Drug Maker Told Studies Would Aid It, Papers Say
New York Times
He is the world’s most prominent advocate of diagnosing bipolar disorder in even the youngest children and of using antipsychotic medicines to treat the ...


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