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October 30, 2009


Einfeld cites bipolar disorder in appeal
Sydney Morning Herald
The jailed former judge Marcus Einfeld should have his sentence reduced on appeal because he has a previously undiagnosed bipolar disorder, his lawyers say.

...Antipsychotic Drugs Spur Dramatic Weight Gain in Kids
TUESDAY, Oct. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Children and teens who take medicines for conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and autism tend to put on a substantial amount of weight, a new study finds.

Just Another Manic-Depressive Monday: Debut Author Discovers New Beginning by Writing Autobiography about Living with ...
PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance
While many established writers might shy away from discussing the unpredictable mood swings and almost ravenous nervous breakdowns that threaten to destroy the lives of bipolar disorder sufferers as well as their families, debut author Dave O'Riordan reveals the whole ugly, yet beautifully honest truth in his new book, "Bipolar Shoes: People Do Matter" .

Funding Supports ADA Technologies' Development Of Home Monitor For Bipolar Disorder
Medical News Today
ADA Technologies, Inc. (ADA) received a $189,886 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to develop a home lithiummonitor for use by patients with bipolar disorder. The testing tool would allow reliable, routine at-home monitoring of blood lithium concentrations, enabling individuals with bipolar disorder to conveniently and effectively manage their care.

Treatment is vital in managing Bipolar Disorder
We all have our ups and downs, but if you live with bipolar disorder, these mood swings are more severe. However, if treated properly, the disorder can be well managed.

LJ Anderson: Impassioned father advocates reforms in mental health care
San Jose Mercury News
Earley became intimately familiar with what he calls "America's mental health madness" after his son had a bipolar disorder breakdown during college — and ...

MGH patient slashes doc, shot dead by off-duty guard

Boston Herald
He was a patient of the psychiatrist he repeatedly stabbed just after 2 pm yesterday at MGH's Bipolar Clinical and Research Program, on the fifth floor of a ...

Cavs list West as doubtful
The Associated Press
West has battled bipolar disorder in the past and has had a turbulent off-season. He was arrested on weapons charges near his Maryland home in September. ...

'An Unquiet Mind' author Kay Redfield Jamison to speak at U.Va.

Staunton News Leader
CHARLOTTESVILLE — Kay Redfield Jamison, an author noted for her research and contributions to the field of mood disorders, particularly bipolar disorder, ...

New systematic study for managing treatment-resistant bipolar depression
Depression in bipolar illness is often difficult to treat and life-threating. Frequently it fails to respond to standard treatments. ...

NBPF develops preventative care program called 'Safe 'til Stable' for people impacted with bipolar disorder
A major breakthrough in mental health has been developed, a cooperative venture between the National Bipolar Foundation and the MedicAlert Foundation; a preventative care program called "Safe 'til Stable." It provides vital medical information to emergency responders in time of need through our live 24-hour emergency response service.

Comedian to address mental illness
Stevens Point Journal
Author, speaker and stand-up comedian Paul E. Jones will present A Bipolar Discussion from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 3 in the Laird Room of Dreyfus University Center at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The event is sponsored by Healthy People Portage County. Admission is free. For more information, go to the Web site at

Cogswell Memorial Conference on Bipolar Disorder is Nov. 13
... illness within this year's theme of recovery, Seacoast Mental Health Center's 10th annual Erik Cogswell Memorial Conference on Bipolar Disorder is Nov. ...

Helping people with bipolar
IT HAS taken Ali a decade to come to terms with the fact he has been diagnosed with bipolar. He has tried to ignore it and even denied the mental health ...

Report: Wife of Delonte West files domestic violence report
Plain Dealer
... for carrying three loaded guns while riding his motorcycle. He did not play during the preseason. West has been treated in the past for bipolar disorder.

Man who suffered from bipolar disorder has book published
Press and Journal
By Shona Gossip A BIPOLAR Aberdeen poet has had a book of his work published nearly a year after his death. David Murdoch was diagnosed with the mental ...

Cutting-edge research in Wales
Wales is at the forefront of research into bipolar – the largest study into the disorder in the world is being conducted by Cardiff University. ...

Husband's disorder and infidelity are not wife's fault
I should note that a case of barely treated bipolar disorder, with hyper-sexuality during the manic phases, is involved. I am devastated. ...

China must show mercy
However, perhaps the case that strikes closest to home is the imminent execution of the bipolar British citizen, Akmal Shaikh. ...

Missing bipolar teen from Riviera Beach turns up at aunt's in West Palm Beach; he walked there
The Palm Beach Post A teenage boy who disappeared from his home in Riviera Beach early last evening has turned up at an aunt's home in West Palm Beach around midnight, ending a police search on a note of relief.

An illness even sadder when it affects teens
North Shore Times
ONE in 75 people on the North Shore could be suffering from bipolar disorder, a mental illness formally known as manic-depression.

Problem solved: my bipolar partner
Their father, who is my partner, is possibly bipolar. Most of the time life goes on just fine, but at least once a year, he has a manic-depressive episode ...

Bipolar Disorder Often Misundertood
MyFox Houston
HOUSTON - A 2-day patient health exhibit on bipolar disorder organized by the National Alliance on Mental Illness will take place in Houston starting Oct. ...

Credibility of mental health profession in the classroom
Students self-disclose about their own bipolar or depressive disorders, their OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder), their prior psychiatric hospitalizations, ...

Police seek boy, 13, after he did not return home
Orlando Sentinel
He suffers from bipolar disorder, needs medication and is a danger to himself, police said. Ty'Darius Preston was last seen by his sister and friends at the ...

Bipolar Disorder Plays Role in Patricia Cornwell's Financial Melée
Psychology Today (blog)
Bipolar disorder plays a role in a lawsuit that mega-bestselling author Patricia Cornwell has filed against her financial advisers, on the premise that they ...

Blue October's 2009 PUTP Suicide Prevention tour cancelled
Justin Furstenfeld suffers from bipolar disorder, a serious mental health condition. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), ...

30 years for 'snitch shooter'
But Spaeth said he chose not to impose the maximum because Adams is young, has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and has expressed some remorse for his ...

Pa. man gets 40 to 80 years in landscaper's murder
Philadelphia Inquirer
... card to buy about $600 worth of jewelry and clothing. Langley's court-appointed attorney said his client is a high-school dropout who has bipolar disorder.

New show takes on bipolar disorder
Lexington Herald-Leader
Just what we need: Another cop show that turns mental illness into entertainment. A&E is produ...






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Everyday Health
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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.

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