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October 23, 2009


Bipolar Saul? Anxious Moses? Mental woes are nothing new
Minneapolis Star Tribune
On Wednesday Fine was watching Glenn Close on Good Morning America talk about her sister's struggle with being bipolar. It's a disorder that Fine believes ...

Missing university student Victor Nyeste found dead
Victor was diagnosed with bipolar disorder about a year ago but at the time he went missing, Mr Nyeste said he had been taking his medication and seeing his ...

Mental Illness: The Stigma of Silence

Huffington Post (blog)
As I've written and spoken about before, my sister suffers from a bipolar disorder and my nephew from schizoaffective disorder. There has, in fact, ...

Medical marijuana policy move sparks cautious optimism
CNN 9 ways to control bipolar disorder Evidence that medical marijuana works is strongest for the symptoms that Dr. Abrams mentioned, as well as for ...

Glenn Close and Family Tackle Stigma of Mental Illness
ABC News
Glenn's sister Jessie Close has bipolar disorder, and Jessie's son Calen Pick, 28, has schizo-affective disorder. "Mental illness is just part of the human ...

Letter plea for death row Briton
BBC News
According to his family, Mr Shaikh, who is married, has bipolar disorder. He travelled to China in 2007 with the promise of being made into a pop star, ...

When Bipolar Illness Meets Grief: Kay Redfield Jamison on Becoming a Widow
Before that he had encouraged Jamison to write about her manic–depressive, bipolar illness, and share her suicide attempt with the world. ...

Mike Royko son Robert Royko gets 2½ years in prison for trying to rob Chicago ...
Chicago Tribune
Royko's defense lawyers argued he struggled with bipolar disorder and was heavily medicated during the incident at the Associated Bank at 6355 N. Central ...

2 VNA groups begin Monday for those seeking comfort
Craig Daily Press
By Ben Bulkeley A peer support group for people with bipolar disorder and depression had its first meeting Monday, attracting three visitors. ...

Daniel Johnston teams up for power pop greatness
SF Weekly
Daniel Johnston has weathered dramatic peaks and valleys in his 30 years of writing, recording, and warbling songs. He had early brushes with fame, including a major-label deal and the patronage of Kurt Cobain, and a series of downturns in his ongoing battle with bipolar disorder

Ottawa man who killed dad won't go to jail
The North Bay Nugget
OTTAWA A bipolar man who suffocated his father to death was too sick to understand what he was doing was wrong, a judge ruled today. His delusions had been and were real. Superior Court Justice Paul Lalonde said of Elliot Benge, 24, whom he found not criminally responsible for the Jan.[...]

Laughter counters mental illness cliches, show today
Want to be a stand-up comic? Program is coming to the Island Have you heard the one about the guy with paranoid bipolar disorder?

Manic pop thrill
San Francisco Bay Guardian
Some scientific evidence supports a link between creativity and bipolar disorder. Clinical psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison's 1993 book Touched With Fire: ...

Police: 52-Year-Old Posed As Student
Schildt's attorney Ron Stevens said that his client was diagnosed with bipolar disorder following a traumatic brain injury he suffered while serving as a ...

Star remembers 'Patty Duke Show' as haven
CNN International
She was later diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and she now helps others who have the disease. "I believe that show [gave me] the tools that helped me ...

Could my child's ADHD drug be causing mood swings, aggression?
But unfortunately, we know that the symptoms of ADHD look a lot like the symptoms of another very serious psychiatric problem: bipolar disorder, ...

Rules-Based Medicine, Inc. and Psynova Neurotech Ltd. Identify Diagnostic ...
The algorithm was then applied to blinded samples from the other sites and was able to distinguish schizophrenia from bipolar disorder, major depression and ...

Is Shriver Woman's Nation Depressed? - Ballooning depression among women
Psychology Today (blog)
But is the report blind to the reality of a new ghetto for many women, one constructed out of depression and bipolar disorder? Here are three women who have ...

Stillwater father told police: 'I'm not going to make it'
Pioneer Press
He's bipolar." His son, David J. Janisch, 30, was waiting for police in the front yard of the house at 2522 Countryside Court when they arrived on scene ...

Bipolar affective disorder
goodtoknow says: Sometimes called manic depression or bipolar illness, bipolar affective disorder is a condition where your moods swing violently - from ...

Exeter University wins £3m mood centre backing
Express & Echo
The aim of the Mood Disorders Centre is to improve psychological treatment for people suffering mental-health issues, including depression and bipolar ...

Mother Gives Up Custody Of Mentally Ill Son
Mother said her son lives with bipolar disorder, a mental illness that can cause violent, unpredictable behaviors. “When he was 18-months old, ...

Insurer decides on treatment
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
I am bipolar and was denied health insurance coverage by all insurance companies except one. With this company, however, I could only afford catastrophic ...

Let's hope bipolar TV cop follows the right script
The Palm Beach Post
Just what we need: Another cop show that turns mental illness into entertainment.

Mom gets at least 6 years for attempt to kill kids
22 WSBT South Bend
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) A woman with bipolar disorder "forfeited" her right to be a mother when she served her children drugged hot chocolate before setting the house on fire, a judge said Thursday as he sentenced her to six to 20 years in prison.

Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder: Bridging the divide
( -- Sufferers of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are being brought together in a major new study to determine the diseases? common genetic causes.

Change in mind
The Age
The former MP, now a mental health counsellor and playwright, is using his own experience of bipolar disorder to help others.

Craig briefs: Support group is set to meet Monday
Craig Daily Press
The first meeting of a new peer support group for people with bipolar disorder and depression is scheduled from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Gold Room at the Northwest Colorado Community Health Center, 745 Russell St. For more information, call Barb Parnell at 871-7655.

Vet admits to threatening judge, his wife's 'intimate partner'
The Times of Northwest Indiana
HAMMOND | After three tours of heavy action in Iraq, Thomas Slapnicker was treated at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., for bipolar disorder, Slapnicker and his lawyer said Thursday.

Bipolar disorder diagnosis for children a difficult read
Lakeland Times
That is especially true for bipolar disorder, an illness with symptoms that overlap with those of several other conditions. Bipolar disorder results in ...

Richard Dreyfuss on being bipolar
The Press Association
Richard Dreyfuss says it's taken half his life to understand having bipolar disorder. The Academy Award-winning actor was speaking frankly on the red carpet ...

Bipolar killer wasn't aware of crime: psychiatrist
By MEGAN GILLIS, Courts Bureau OTTAWA -- A bipolar man who suffocated his father was likely so lost in psychosis — once thinking he was a millionaire rap ...

Say Anything singer finds a new voice
The Columbian
During their 2004 debut, "… is A Real Boy," Bemis was dealing with the discovery that he had bipolar disorder and the difficult emotions and experiences ...

Newlywed killer gets fresh chance at parole
San Francisco Chronicle
The appeals court said Anderson had been diagnosed in prison as suffering from bipolar disorder that had been out of control at the time of the killings and ...

Daniel Johnston: Live Last Night
Washington Post (blog)
... is known as much for his gleefully deranged outsider pop songs as for his well-publicized battles with personal demons such as bipolar disorder. ...

West is Back, Hopefully for Good
SLAM Online
... arrested on weapons charges, and leaving the team twice, once excused and once unexcused. He announced last summer that he suffers from bipolar disorder.

Woman, 23, confesses to beating grandmother to death
... during the two days her grandmother lay dying in her apartment. A family member told police they believe that Johnson suffers from a bipolar disorder.





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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
He has been diagnosed with illnesses including schizoaffective disorder and bipolar disorder and has been arrested more than 70 times, resulting in ...

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