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May 22, 2009


Proteins Implicated in Brain Disease
Psych Central
Scientists have discovered a set of brain proteins responsible for some of the most common and devastating brain diseases. The proteins underlie epilepsy, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disease, mental retardation and neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimers and Huntingtons diseases. The reason such a remarkable number of diseases are relevant to this set of proteins is that these ...


Specialty Care Costs for Patients With Bipolar Disorder are Higher Than Diabetes and Other
Mayo Clinic researchers have found that bipolar disorder is more costly than other chronic conditions such as diabetes, depression, asthma or coronary artery disease.


The Herts Advertiser
Herts Advertiser
A MISSING mother-of-three, who was last seen more than three weeks ago, has been found dead. Clare Kenneford, 42, suffered from bipolar disorder and had no medication with her.


Marketing executives at British drugmaker AstraZeneca PLC for years blocked efforts by company scientists to raise ...
They say their claim is backed by internal documents released Wednesday as part of ongoing lawsuits against the company brought by patients alleging they were harmed by the blockbuster drug for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.


Prepared Patient: Managing Mental and Medical Illness
For many people, physical conditions can lead to mental health problems that are often ignored and untreated. And in a health-care Catch 22, the drugs that help people manage bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and depression can have serious physical side effects.


AstraZeneca Planned Off-Label Drug Sales in 2000
Its usage was expanded twice more during a two-year period starting in 2004 to treat bipolar disorders. Many of the lawsuits contend AstraZeneca promoted ...


AstraZeneca e-mails show debate on Seroquel risks
The Associated Press
He noted that the US Food and Drug Administration in the past several years has approved Seroquel as safe for new uses — bipolar mania, then bipolar ...


Bad mother? So what, says US writer Ayelet Waldman
Reuters - USA
Maybe because I am bipolar there are things I am willing to talk about that other people are not," she said. "Sure, there has always been bad mothers but ...


Herman Van Bragt pleads no contest in Palo Alto stabbing death of ...
San Jose Mercury News  
His mother has said Van Bragt suffers from bipolar disease and had a dream Haggquist wanted to kill her. He was trying to "protect" her, she said. ...

Bipolar Man Comedy Tour
Marco Eagle
Guy Richards “Bipolar Man,” a show that is dazzling audiences all across the country, comes to Big Cypress Market Place. Richards gears his humor toward ...

Bipolar Disorder
Alternative Health Journal
By Dan Sevigny, Community Contributor -- Published: May 19, 2009 Bipolar Disorder is a mental illness that affects over 2 million people. ...


Missing person last seen in town
Huntington Herald Dispatch
He said David Hostetler has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, manic depressive disorder and anxiety disorder and may be off his medication. ...


FDA clears Risperdal Consta for bipolar I disorder
SmartBrief - Washington,DC,USA
Janssen received FDA approval to use Risperdal Consta, a long-acting version of bipolar disorder drug Risperdal, in people with bipolar I disorder. ...


Man says he planned to shoot 2 inside Maine church
The Associated Press
He says he has bipolar disorder and planned to flee after the shooting. He says he had to get out of Maine "because the demons are after me."


Pilot project offers shelter from the chaos within
Globe and Mail  
Now 20, Nicole has been sober since January, and she's also taking medication for bipolar disorder. She was diagnosed through the Inner City Youth Mental ...


Alkermes drug wins second FDA approval
Boston Business Journal
Drug maker Alkermes Inc. said one of its products, a therapy for schizophrenia, has received an additional approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to be used for the treatment of bipolar disorder. (JJ) (ALKS)


Bipolar patients often relapse: study
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Results of a study suggest that bipolar disorder has a high relapse rate. In the study, researchers found evidence that three fourths of the hospitalizations for treatment of bipolar disorder are repeat admissions.


STP singer finds comfort in hymn
Las Vegas Review-Journal
You never know how life will turn out for a little boy. Scott Weiland is the idolized singer for Stone Temple Pilots and the ex-singer of Velvet Revolver -- yet he was tripped up by bipolar disorder, heroin (he's in recovery) and arrests.


New Drugs Have Allure, Not Track Record
New York Times
Recently, one of my residents told me about a patient with bipolar disorder whose psychiatrist had prescribed an exotic cocktail of drugs a sedative, a new mood stabilizer and the latest antipsychotic medication.


Can I take Serenity for my bipolar disorder? Part 1
Bipolar is a very complex disorder and its treatment is not very satisfactory. The majority of patients with bipolar remain dissatisfied with current-day ...


Untreated and unhoused
Record Herald
Also, those who suffer from bipolar, major depression and schizophrenia -like Ayers- often misinterpret help offered from others and react irrationally. ...


State Mental Hospital Death Not Investigated
KMGH 7 Denver
When 21-year-old Josh Garcia entered the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo, his family was hoping that the he would receive treatment for his bipolar disorder. Instead, the treatment he received led to his death, his family says.


You can make me whole again
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by Emma Barlow Issue 897 Kerry Katona has volunteered to take part in the world's largest study into bipolar disorder at Cardiff University. ...


Theodore D. Jump
Baltimore Sun
By Frederick N. Rasmussen Theodore David Jump, a retired Carroll County public school educator who used his struggle with bipolar disorder and alcoholism to ...


Program to help families touched by mental illness
The Meridian Star
What do you do when your adult child has to move back home because his bipolar disorder does not allow him to function well enough to maintain his career?


Forum addresses mental, physical relation
The Fort Morgan Times
Research suggests that those with schizophrenia, bipolar or schizoaffective disorder will die an average of 25 years earlier than those without, and Colorados behavioral health organizations are now studying this correlation between physical and mental health disorders.


Ex-patient's suicide spurs family criticism
Jackson Clarion Ledger
The 38-year-old Pearl native had been previously diagnosed as suffering from bipolar disorder, otherwise known as manic depression. ...


IA man accused of attacking dad pleads not guilty
Family members have said Fierstine suffers from bipolar disorder and was not on his medication at the time of the attack. Fierstine remains in the Delaware ...


Fashion show to increase awareness and support of bipolar disorder ...
U-M Health System News
The runway show hopes to shine a spotlight on bipolar disorder, one of the most prevalent and least talked about mood disorders in the United States. ...


Tips for getting insurance when you have a pre-existing condition
Nineteen-year-old Stuart Wald is not likely to grow out of his schizophrenia, bipolar disease and attention-deficit disorder. But he will, with 100 percent certainty, grow out of the health insurance coverage he has through his father's employer -- and that day is just a few years away.


Frank L. Amodeo: I thought I was 'brilliant'
Orlando Sentinel
Orlando businessman Frank L. Amodeo testified about his complex business dealings, payroll taxes and his bipolar disorder during the second day of his ...


US FDA approves dissolvable version of Lamictal
Lamictal, or lamotrigine, is prescribed for the treatment of epilepsy or bipolar disorders. The company said a dissolvable version, which disintegrates on ...


Upton: Help protect your childs mental health
Chattanooga Times Free Press
A 16-year old struggles to break off a physically abusive relationship. A father faces the fact that his son's bipolar rages have become so intense that he will need to hospitalize him for a time. A mother realizes that due to lack of money, her only daughter will need to be placed in custody to receive the treatment she needs.


Diagnosing kids with bipolar disorder becoming more common
KING5 Seattle
Diagnosing kids with bipolar disorder is becoming more common and controversial. Some people worry that children are getting misdiagnosed.


Breaking Ground In Fighting Bipolar Disorder In Children
KMGH 7 Denver
Bipolar disorder -- it's a term you often hear to describe adults who suffer from bouts of depression and mania. But can children also have the disorder? Diagnosing kids with bipolar is becoming more common but not without controversy.


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