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November 20, 2009

 

First proclamation in support of Mental Health initiative in the state of Tennessee issued
News-Medical-Net
On November 9, 2009, Honorable Speaker of the Senate Ron Ramsey, and Honorable Senator Mark Norris issued the first proclamation in support of a Mental Health initiative in the state of Tennessee. This is a major breakthrough to benefit people living with bipolar disorder in the State of Tennessee, and support The Brilliance in Bipolar Initiative.

A fact-based media briefing on bipolar disorder in Nova Scotia
News-Medical-Net
An estimated 26,000 Nova Scotians live with bipolar disorder. Often stigmatized in popular culture, the experience of bipolar disorder varies from one person to the next and almost always has a drastic impact on how individuals think, behave and function.

4 graduate from first Canyon County Mental Health Court
KTVB Boise CALDWELL -- A Canyon County judge says 16 percent of the nation's prison population suffers from a mental illness. Now that same judge is doing her part to help inmates get help, instead of serve time. On Tuesday evening, four Canyon County residents graduated from the first "Mental Health Court." They have all been diagnoised with either bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or major depression ...

Police Shoot VA Man Suspected of Stealing Flowers
WHSV Harrisonburg
The ex-wife of a man who was fatally shot by Fairfax County police says he suffered from bipolar disorder.

National Bipolar Foundation To Celebrate Initiative
The Memphis Daily News
The Memphis-based National Bipolar Foundation today will celebrate its new initiative with the MedicAlert Foundation.Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. is ....

New guidebook on how to manage bipolar symptoms
News-Medical-Net
Many Americans suffer from bipolar disorder and their treatment often includes myriad medications. But what if there is another way to cope with the illness that comes from within? In his revolutionary new guidebook, "Living Out of Darkness: A personal journey of embracing the bipolar opportunity" (published by AuthorHouse), George Denslow -- who was diagnosed bipolar at age 17 -- presents a ...

Byrne to speak at DBSA meeting
Corsicana Daily Sun
Madeleine Byrne, Ph.D., clinic director with ADAPT of Texas, will be the guest speaker at the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Bipolar Medication Doesnt Impact Cognitive Performance
Psych Central
A new study has found no significant performance differences between patients who are taking medication for bipolar disorder and those who arent on a range of neurocognitive tests. Previous research has shown that cognitive deficits can exist in patients with bipolar disorder, even while experiencing a manic phase. But how medication might play a role in [...]

MedicAlert expands to help the bipolar
Memphis Commercial Appeal
They can now, thanks to a partnership with the Memphis-based National Bipolar Foundation and the MedicAlert Foundation. The "Safe 'til Stable" initiative ...

Does Breakfast Clubber Anthony Michael Hall Need More Detention?
E! Online
While Hall himself, who suffers from a mild case of bipolar disorder, has yet to speak out on the incident, his spokesman told the Post that "all of the ...

Accused MGH Rapist Ruled Competent

Boston Channel.com
A court psychologist previously said Flavell believes he is hearing voices and has been diagnosed with depression and bipolar disorder. ...

Your Career: More disabilities to be protected
MSNBC
Changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act are redefining the definition of disability to include a host of workers with conditions such as epilepsy, diabetes or bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder - Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 - Health - Mental Health - Disorders

Dr. Gott: Know signs of bipolar disorder
Northwest Herald
Dear Dr. Gott: Will you write about bipolar? What is it, and why do some people get it? Is there medication that helps? Dear Reader: Bipolar disorder, ...

Lacey: I hadn't heard of bipolar
The Press Association
EastEnders star Lacey Turner has admitted she hadn't heard of bipolar disorder when she was told about her latest storyline. The actress also said she was ...

No psychiatrist nearby? Turn on the screen
Detroit Free Press
Dr. Paul Quinlan, a child psychiatrist at Michigan State University, talks to his young patients about everything from ADHD to bipolar disorder. But in a state strapped for child psychiatrists, where one in five children have behavioral or emotional issues, there's not enough time to drive to the farthest corners and innermost cities where need is greatest.

Mother feared for her life before she and child were killed
Houston Chronicle
A sister of Shara Torres says she heard gunshots over the phone. Officers, accused of delaying a response to calls for help, accuse Torres' bipolar boyfriend in the murder-suicide.

Frontline reports drastic increase in kids being prescribed medications for ...
Examiner.com
Now a million children have been prescribed with bipolar disorder, a condition that normally manifests itself in early adulthood like many mental illnesses, ...

'Living Out of Darkness: A personal journey of embracing the bipolar opportunity'
PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance
Many Americans suffer from bipolar disorder and their treatment often includes myriad medications. But what if there is another way to cope with the illness that comes from within? In his revolutionary new guidebook, "Living Out of Darkness: A personal journey of embracing the bipolar opportunity" , George Denslow -- who was diagnosed bipolar at age 17 -- presents a comprehensive, in-depth look ...

Illness and Intimacy
New York Times
“I had studied and written about depression and bipolar illness for 20 years. . . . If I couldn't be public about it, it was scarcely reasonable to hope ...

Court Notebook: Disney addict, hoarder can use insanity defense
Naples Daily News
Berry had argued she suffered from bipolar disorder and was insane when she embezzled. “All three doctors did raise an issue — the insanity of the defendant ...

Mary Weiland's "Fall to Pieces," a Memoir of Drugs and Rock 'n Roll
LimeLife (blog)
She would later be institutionalized with bipolar disorder. "The bonfire was huge and very pretty. Everything went up in smoke quickly, except the shoe ...

 

 


 


 



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Oklahoma Officers Allegedly Tased 'Naked' Man 50 Times, Charged With Murder
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