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April 24, 2009

 

Pitt Researchers To Study Effects Of Early Intervention For Children Of Parents With Bipolar Disorder
Medical News Today
 
Mood disorders tend to cluster in families and research shows that bipolar disorder is a particularly inheritable form of mood disorder. Since the strongest risk factor for developing bipolar disorder is having one or more family members with the illness, identifying and treating children of bipolar parents has become an important focus for prevention efforts.

 

Understanding How Bipolar Medications Work
Psych Central
 
Although lithium has been the gold standard treatment for bipolar mood disorders for more than 50 years, scientists have never been entirely sure of how it operates in the human brain. Now, new research from Cardiff University scientists suggests a mechanism for how lithium works, opening the door for potentially more effective treatments. Laboratory tests on cells ...

 

More Effective Lithium Therapies Studied
Moldova.org
 
Welsh researchers say they've discovered a possible mechanism that Lithium uses to combat bipolar disorders, suggesting more effective treatments.Lithium has been one of the most effective treatments for biopolar disorders for more than 50 years, yet scientists have never been entirely sure how it operates in the human brain.But now Cardiff University scientists say laboratory tests on cells ...

 

Mental Illness Groups to Meet
The Ledger
Parents of minor children with emotional, behavioral or mental disorders such as attention deficit, bipolar disorder or other mental illnesses will be in ...

 

Admitted Cross Burner
WIVB
... this and they had nothing to do with it and I'm very sorry," said Defendant Donald Napierala. Napierala's mother said he suffers from bipolar disorder.

 

Parents Say Daughter Missing, Police Say She's a Runaway
KRCG  
The parents say her daily medications for severe migraines and bipolar disorder were left at home. If you see Ashley Friel, you are asked to contact law ...

 

Man Who Threatened Casa De Maryland Pleads Guilty, Apologizes
News Channel 8  
"With the combination of personal stresses, misinformation from a Republican meeting and not taking bipolar medication...are what led up to making the ...

 

Wales Team Find Clue to Mystery Brain Drug
NewsWales
 
Lithium has been established for more than 50 years as one of the most effective treatments for bipolar mood disorder. However, scientists have never been entirely sure exactly how it operates in the human brain.

 

Pitt Recruits Children of Bipolar Parents for Therapy Study
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
 

The scientists seek to determine if a type of talk therapy called Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy will help children at risk for developing the illness due to family history.

 

Teen Acts to Protect Mom
The Olympian  
Smith is bipolar, court papers state. He was on probation at the time of Tuesday's incident. In February 2007, Lacey police were dispatched to a domestic ...

 

Bipolar Disorder Affects Daily Life
Psych Central
 
A new national online survey finds that for individuals living with bipolar disorder, their greatest concern is that their symptoms will impact daily life, such as family, relationships, or job. In particular, about 9 in 10 patients (89 percent) said they have canceled social engagements because of bipolar depression. In addition, people with bipolar disorder reported that ...

 

Florida's mental-health system could face $15M in budget cuts
Orlando Sentinel  
William Knox, diagnosed with bipolar disorder, checked himself into the Seminole Behavioral Healthcare crisis unit. (Jacob Langston, Orlando Sentinel ...

 

Tarrant County ME's office says results on man whom police stunned ...
Fort Worth Star Telegram  
Relatives have said that police officers used excessive force to subdue Jacobs, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. ...

 

Girl, 11, charged with beating, kicking grandfather
Sun Newspapers  

The girl has bipolar disorder as well as a history of becoming physical with family members when she does not want to listen to them, states the report. ...

 

Common Epilepsy Drug May Lower Babies IQ
Health Jackal  
Meader, lead author of the study, told WebMD that Depakote is also used to treat migraine headaches and bipolar disorder. The effects of epilepsy medication ...

 

New National Online Survey Says Bipolar Depressive Symptoms Have Impact On Day-To-Day Tasks As Well As Social Activities
Medical News Today
 
A new national online survey of more than 2,000 people living with bipolar disorder and 500 physicians who treat patients with bipolar disorder identified that the greatest concern among people living with bipolar disorder (73%) is that their symptoms will impact daily life, such as family, relationships, or job.

 

Missing Topeka Man Sought
The Topeka Capital-Journal
 
A Topeka mother is seeking help in finding her 27-year-old son who has been missing for three weeks. Micah Farr, who has bipolar disorder and may be off his medications, was last in contact with his family on March 28. His mother, Betty, said even then, he was sounding a little different. He is a black male with short black dreadlocks and weighs about 220 pounds, Betty Farr said. read more

 

Manheim Twp. man lobbies for medical marijuana
York Daily Record
Homan has bipolar disorder, and said using marijuana helps him. He is lobbying to make medical use of marijuana legal in Pennsylvania. ...

 

Jury rules police were justified in fatal Feb. shooting
Las Vegas Review - Journal
Concerned for her husband, who had bipolar disorder and had been suicidal, Sarah Haines called 911. At the time of his death, John Haines had a ...

 

Depression not always genetic
Kamloops This Week
There is evidence some types of mental illness with depressive symptoms are genetic, like bipolar disorder. The truth is depression is mostly learned, ...

 

'Commercial Genetic Psychiatric Tests Are Irresponsible And Harmful, Say Scientists'
Medical News Today
 
The recent introduction of commercial genetic tests for susceptibility to psychiatric disorders is opposed by mainstream scientists as being 'irresponsible' and 'harmful', new research says. Companies in the USA have since late 2007 begun offering simple tests that claim to show how susceptible someone is to developing schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic depression) during their lives.

 

San Luis Obispo man goes missing near Big Sur
KSBY  
She said he is bipolar and said they were driving along Highway 1 and he just jumped out of the car. He was last seen wearing a back and yellow button up ...

 

Woman who killed her parents ‘still sane'
Chatham Courier  
In court papers Hagen's clinical psychiatrist Dr. Georgina R. Cid, who diagnosed Hagen with a bipolar disorder with psychotic features and narcissistic ...

 

Missing Topeka man sought
Topeka Capital Journal
Micah Farr, 27, has been missing for three weeks and may be off his medications for bipolar disorder. His family is asking for help in locating him. ...

 

Is the FDA Bipolar?
NewsBlaze  
And let's not forget Joseph your-child-is-bipolar Biederman, MD at Harvard who assured benefactor Johnson & Johnson his studies would have pro Risperdal ...

 

Illusion of access: Mental health care remains elusive for many
St. Louis Post-Dispatch  
It's estimated that fewer than half of the people with serious mental illness like depression or bipolar disorder get treatment. The survey, published this ...

 

'Link to Learning' workshop at Sargent Center
Warwick Beacon  
The topic of the workshop is “Diagnosis and Management of Childhood Bipolar Disorder.” The presenter is James Greer, MD, psychiatrist at The Providence ...

 

After relapse come terror, hope
CNN - USA
I've been diagnosed bipolar as well as having some kinda possible personality disorder. I guess because of the severity of my addiction, I've never paid ...

 

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