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November 27, 2009

 

BIMR wins a GO grant from the National Institute of Mental Health
News-Medical-Net
Thanks to a $50,000 grant from the California Bipolar Foundation (CBF) to post-doctoral research fellow Dr. Illyas Singec at the Burnham Institute for Medical Research (BIMR), a research team headed by Dr. Evan Snyder (along with co-investigators Drs. Dieter Wolfe and Lawrence Brill), was able to accumulate sufficient preliminary data to win an extremely competitive Grand Opportunities (GO ...

Judge declares mistrial in Georgia toddler murder case
The Florida Times-Union
A judge declared a mistrial Wednesday in the murder trial of a Valdosta man charged with killing his girlfriend's 16-month-old son three years ago in Wayne County. Superior Court Judge Stephen Scarlett halted the trial of Garrett Lee Bailey in the death of James Lusher when a prosecution witness testified about someone bringing Bailey medication for bipolar disorder while he was jailed. "That is ...

Mandarin woman, son found in South Carolina
Florida Times-Union
Dotson has been prescribed medication for bipolar disorder and his mother is a diabetic with a heart condition, police said. She was being checked at a ...

Taser deployment followed manic episode on highway near Hurricane
Salt Lake Tribune
Anna Cardall had told dispatchers her husband was unarmed, bipolar and had taken Seroquel, a medicine used to treat manic episodes. ...

A police shooting, but why?
Washington Post
Mr. Masters, a 52-year-old cabinet-maker and former Green Beret who suffered from bipolar disorder, had had some previous scrapes with the law, ...

Therapist to speak
Camarillo Acorn
The local chapter of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, DBSA Ventura, will host licensed marriage and family therapist Tamara Matzke to the ...

Bipolar Man Runs Naked in Traffic
FOX 10 Phoenix
A police officer won't face prosecution for using a Taser on a bipolar man from Flagstaff who later died. Brian Cardall died after he was hit twice with a Taser. He was running naked in traffic.

Randolph teen sentenced to 10 years for attempted robbery
Dailyrecord.com
By PEGGY WRIGHT • STAFF WRITER • November 20, 2009 An 18-year-old with a bipolar disorder was sentenced to 10 years in state prison today for trying to rob ...

Mistrial in suit over death of bipolar vet in Portsmouth jail
The Virginian-Pilot
That's what usually happened when the 57-year-old Vietnam veteran with bipolar disorder had one of his episodes, his widow told a jury this week. ...

Pfizer Announced FDA Approved Geodon For Bipolar Disorder (PFE)
Comtex Smartrend
By Chip Brian, SmarTrend Analytics Team 11/20/2009 - Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) announced that the FDA approved Geodon Capsule for maintenance treatment of bipolar I ...

California Bipolar Foundation Seeds Huge NIMH Grant
PR-AU.com... (press release)
Thanks to a $50000 grant from the California Bipolar Foundation (CBF) to post-doctoral research fellow Dr. Illyas Singec at the Burnham Institute for ...

Losing our children: About this series
Duluth News Tribune (registration)
Diagnoses range from depression to schizophrenia to bipolar disorder, much as with adults. But local mental-health professionals say the treatment system ...

Amber Alert: Cleveland Police looking for 2 year old toddler

WKYC-TV
The suspect suffers from bipolar disorder and should be considered armed and dangerous. Do not approach the suspect. If he is seen, call the Cleveland ...

"Take Your Medicine" Kids Brochures Embarrass British Health Service
Food Consumer
How does pharma vault a drug only indicated for the one percent of the population with schizophrenia and four percent with bipolar disorder to be the ...

Randolph teen sentenced to 10 years for attempted robbery
Daily Record
An 18-year-old with a bipolar disorder was sentenced to 10 years in state prison Friday for trying to rob a taxicab driver with kitchen knives in Randolph in May.

New bipolar disorder research from PF Bell et al outlined
Behavioral Health Central (blog)
Second-generation antipsychotic medications (sgas) were initially lauded for treating bipolar disorders because of their efficacy and perceived safety ...

Police Search For Missing Hartford Couple
WFSB
Family members believe Silverman is not taking her medication for bipolar disorder. Silverman and her husband Stephen, a recently released felon with a ...

Homicide victim was known drug dealer, police reports show
Dayton Daily News
His mother, Crystal Scroggins, told officers when her son was 17 he was “bipolar” and needed medication, according to a report. As a juvenile Scroggins was ...

Teen stress masks illness
Duluth News Tribune (registration)
Betsy, an outgoing teen who plays the violin, takes dance lessons and writes reams of poetry, has been diagnosed with depression and bipolar disorder. ...

How do I know if I have bipolar disorder?
Kamloops This Week
Bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression) is a chronic brain disorder that affects changes in mood, energy, thinking and behaviour. ...

Excessive Force?

About - News & Issues (blog)
Gibson's sister, however, says the officer was way out of line, and that her brother suffers from "bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. ...

FDA Approves Abilify for Children with Autism
About - News & Issues (blog)
You can read much more about Abilify in articles from the About.com Guide to Bipolar Disorder, including articles on the medication's chemistry, uses, ...

Elderly Vermont man found incompetent in shootings
BurlingtonFreePress.com
Court records say Burch suffers from bipolar disorder and stopped taking his medication last summer. Within days he had spent $70000 and began confronting ...

Long lines for area's homeless shelters
San Jose Mercury News
Ken says his bipolar disorder keeps him from working, but he hasn't been able to obtain disability money. Vickie left her home to escape an abusive ...

Musicals for mental health
The Nut Graph
(Pic by Miranda Knox / sxc.hu) THIS edition of Merely Playing belatedly commemorates World Mental Health Day , which falls annually on 10 Oct. According to an article in theSun , an estimated 450 million people around the world suffer from mental illnesses such as depression , schizophrenia and bipolar disorder . It added that in Malaysia, some 400,227 patients sought psychiatric help in ...

Bipolar Disorder: More Than the Ups and Downs of Life
EmpowHer (blog)
Bipolar disorder is known for its ups and downs. But does it go beyond the typical person's up-and-down feelings during life, and how far? ...

LAX cop killer declared sane; could get life
San Jose Mercury News
The 51-year-old former aerospace engineer has bipolar disorder. He was convicted of first-degree murder and carjacking for the 2005 death of Tommy Scott. ...

First Time-Door is Open for Family Discussion of Bipolar Disorder
PR Newswire (press release)
25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Once again, the National Bipolar Foundation and the MedicAlert Foundation receive a proclamation endorsing their "Safe 'til ...

Homeless face wait to get into Peninsula shelters
Berkeley Voice - Albany Journal
Efrain got laid off from his job as a restaurant worker eight months ago and has been looking for steady work ever since. Ken says his bipolar disorder keeps him from working, but he hasn't been able to obtain disability money.

Detaining Care, Part Three: Andre's story
The Monitor
Andre Osborne is a Jamaican immigrant who has bipolar disorder. He was detained in New York in 2008 over a 15-year-old drug charge, and taken to the Willacy Immigration Detention Center in Texas. In detention, doctors gave Osborne a cocktail of new...

Pappy's Corner Pub serve up Thanksgiving to less fortunate
The Coloradoan
McConnell said he struggles with a chemical imbalance of the brain, a mood disorder, known as bipolar. When he was diagnosed with bipolar II, a less severe ...

'Irrational' killer driver wins jail repreive
Brisbane Times
She was later diagnosed as suffering bipolar disorder and had been in a manic state. While her crime of killing two innocent children was "grave", ...

Full report: Fairhope take stock after police standoff at pizzeria
al.com
Gambino, 46, has a history of physical abuse against family members and has long suffered from bipolar disorder, according to court documents. ...

Scientists identify gene linked to mental illnesses
Daily Telegraph
Scientists have identified a gene which could be responsible for depression, bipolar disorders and schizophrenia.

 

 


 


 



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