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June 26, 2009


Subdued To Death
Salt Lake Tribune  
He had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. He was suffering a mental health episode. The same can't be said for Ken Thompson, the Hurricane police officer ...


Brief Intervention for Anxiety in Primary Care Patients
Anxiety disorder comorbidity in bipolar disorder patients: data from the first 500 participants in the Systematic Treatment Enhancement Program for Bipolar ...


An Account Of A 27 Year Battle With Bipolar Disorder
Coventry Telegraph  
Eventually he had a “eureka moment” when Yvonne contacted a doctor who immediately diagnosed him as bipolar and prescribed him Lithium, which Clive has ...


She's Mentally Ill -- And Inspiring
Kansas City  
She greeted the diagnosis of a bipolar illness with relief and horror. “I finally knew why I felt the way I did,” she said. “But it was like I had a big ...


City Embraces Initiatives To Address Mental Health
Grunion Gazette  
Long Beach First Lady Nancy Foster says she wants to rid the community of stigmas associated with mental disorders. Having been touched by depression and bipolar disorder, she said it took her 11 years to obtain a diagnosis.


1997 Murder Suspect: I Cannot Control My Own Behavior
The Wenatchee World  

WENATCHEE Jason E. Bush, charged Friday with murder in the stabbing death of a Wenatchee transient in 1997, filed a declaration in Chelan County six months after the killing stating he was bipolar and schizophrenic and "cannot control my own behavior."


Garth Brooks - Brooks Sister Suffers Breakdown Report
Country star Garth Brooks is trying to hide a family secret from his fans - his sister Betsy Smittle is allegedly struggling with bipolar disorder and recently faced police...


Hospitals Fail On Smoking Ban

Ralph Hill, 60, from north Essex, who has bipolar disorder, said: "Yes, smokers are offered help to stop, but many are too ill to cope with giving up at the ...


Stephen Fry Slimmed Down By 80 Pounds
Times of the Internet  
Fry said his new regime has also helped him overcome bipolar disorder and made him a happier person. Fry got his start in show business with friends from ...


Famous Bipolar Artists  
Having a mental illness like bipolar disorder can present some challenges to patients. Life is tough enough, but trying to stabilize your moods while facing ...


i3 Explores Link Between Bipolar Disorder and Lipid Disorder at NCDEU (press release)  

Is the Presence of Bipolar Disorder a Risk Factor for Lipid Disorder? People who suffer from bipolar disorder have a higher incidence of lipid disorder. ...


Journalist Q&A: Amy O'Connor
PRWeek -
For instance, we did a story about a young man who was really very funny who has bipolar disorder, but he was pitched by a drug company that is for people ...


Lloyd I. Sederer, MD: The FDA and Recommendations for Antipsychotic Medications in Children
The Huffington Post  
Because the past 10 years has seen a forty fold increase in the diagnosis of bipolar disorder in children we are likely about to see dramatic increases in the use of antipsychotic medications.


Find an Online Community For You
The Indianapolis Star  PatientsLikeMe

-- For people diagnosed with life-changing conditions and diseases, including Lou Gehrig's disease, bipolar disorder and depression:


Stone County Sherriff Looking for Missing Alzheimers Pa...
Ozarks First  

In addition to alzheimer's, the 65 year old also has diabetes and is bipolar. Reports indicate Davis might be making her way to California in a 1999 black ...


Smoking Dope Causes Cancer
Jawa Report  

It's noteworthy that a British study found a direct link between smoking marijuana and psychotic illnesses such as delusions and hallucinations, bipolar ...


Events - Depression Bipolar Support Association
Fort Worth Weekly  
7:30pm Fri. Community Room 817-654-7100. Music Awards 2009 Ballot Congratulations to all of the nominees. Voting goes from Wed., May 27, through midnight Sun., June 28. Winners will be announced in the ...


Novelist Gibbons Continues Uphill Battle
CBS News  
Bipolar author who has endured drug addiction, bad marriages, admits she is best at her craft during manic phases…


Proposed Art Show Aims To End Stigma And Shed Light On Mental Illness
Business Examiner  
others also read... There are few of us whose lives have not been touched by mental illness, whether crippling anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia.


Polar Walk For Bipolar Disorder  
Christchurch forensic psychologist Erik Monasterio plans to walk to the South Pole - and back - to raise funds for people suffering bipolar mental health ...


Antipsychotic Drugs For Kids Raise Hope, Worry
San Francisco Chronicle
As a result, some doctors say, mental illness, especially bipolar disorder, has been overdiagnosed much the same way attention deficit hyperactivity ...


Tinley Woman Voice Of Remembrance
Southtown Star -
Though she knew Josh was being treated for bipolar disorder and depression, she couldn't comprehend why a young man who was just three classes shy of ...


Sessions to Focus On Latest Research On Bipolar Disorder
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review  
By Allison M. Heinrichs, TRIBUNE-REVIEW People with bipolar disorder and their families are the focus of the third and final day of the eighth International ...


Mental Health Medications: Seroquel -
As mentioned in earlier articles about bipolar disorder, it is particularly important that patients stick to any prescribed medication plans. ...


Should a Person with Bipolar Disorder Drink Alcohol?
Please what I can do to help my husband with bipolar disorder. We have been married for 9 years and it is very difficult. I am looking for anything that could possibly help me also - I don't know what I can do and am feeling desperate. As well as being bipolar, my husband drinks alcohol.


Bipolar Depression And Its
North American Press Syndicate  
(NAPSI)-If you or a loved one is living with bipolar disorder, you understand better than anyone how this disease can affect daily life. ...


Man gets 24 Years in Videotape-Sex Case
Baltimore Sun  
Blauvelt claims he was sexually abused as a child and suffers from depression and a bipolar disorder, according to medical records entered into the court ...


Man Accused of Killing Parents Ruled Not Competent To Stand Trial
San Diego Union Tribune  
... who said he hadn't heard from anyone at the home for several days. He told authorities that Dennis Gluck suffers from bipolar disorder, the document says.


Irritability Should Be Considered When Diagnosing Bipolar Disorder ...
EurekAlert (press release)  

"Diagnosing children with bipolar disorder is challenging. One of the chief controversies is whether irritability should be included among the criteria for ...



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