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January 22, 2010


Bipolar diagnosis jumps in young children: study
BOSTON (Reuters) - The number of children aged 2 to 5 who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and prescribed powerful antipsychotic drugs has doubled ...

More young people seek bipolar help and advice
Healthcare Today
MDF, The BiPolar Organisation, has put the increase partly down to a storyline in EastEnders featuring the character Stacey Slater. ...

Not a hard choice to have separate Riley trials
Wicked Local Hull
The Rileys say Rebecca died of pneumonia, not the drug, and that they followed the instructions of the psychiatrist who prescribed the drug for bipolar ...

Calls to bipolar helpline double
BBC News
The EastEnders storyline featuring character Stacey Slater's struggle with being bipolar has encouraged more young people to look for help.

People with bipolar disorder needed for therapeutic trial
Whitehaven News
PEOPLE with bipolar disorder are being asked to take part in a new therapeutic trial.

Study: More Toddlers Taking Powerful Drugs For Bipolar ...
(Boston, MA) -- A new study out today shows the number of young kids taking powerful antipsychotic drugs to treat bipolar disorder has doubled in the last ...

Girl's death: Mother pleads guilty
Channel News Asia
According to a psychiatric report prepared by Dr Gwee Kok Peng, Goh was suffering from a severe depressive episode of a bipolar disorder since 1999, ...

Flipping the 'off' switch
Deseret News
But let's get real, those elves up there don't build the kind of OFF switches that we folks with bipolar disorder need. The only OFF switch I'm going to get ...

Final Word on Tila Tequila from Dani Campbell, Autostraddle & The Publicist
Autostraddle (blog)
Many famous artists & entertainers are bipolar or have experienced mania — often it's mistaken for a show business or crazy artist mentality. ...

LAX cop killer sentenced to life in prison
CBS 47 Fresno
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A mentally ill man who killed a Los Angeles airport policeman during a carjacking has been sentenced to life in prison without chance of parole. William Sadowski was sentenced Friday for the April 2005 murder of Tommy Scott. The 51-year-old former aerospace engineer has bipolar disorder but a jury ruled he was legally sane when he stole Scott's patrol car after the officer ...

Our relationship is so bad, I've stopped calling my daughter
Irish Independent
She is a recovering alcoholic and is bipolar. She is extremely intelligent, but not emotionally so. She dropped out of college, lost various jobs, ...

Sawicki Found not Criminally Responsible
Sawicki will now be sent to the Waterford hospital to receive treatment for bipolar mood disorder. A board and justice officials will decide how long he ...

Helpline obsession makes telephone therapy a tough call
New Zealand Herald
The booming helpline industry advises on everything from bipolar disorder to bladder control. But, reports Jehan Casinader, the service offered may be just ...

Brittany Murphy Likely Died From Heart Condition, Her Mother Says
... Carbamazepine (treats diabetic symptoms and is also a bipolar med), Ativan (anxiety med), Vicoprofen (pain reliever), Hydrocodone (pain med), ...

Cops: House fire was arson
Mr. Newton told the court that his client is bipolar and hasn't been taking his medication. The assessment ordered by Judge Hoskins will look at whether Mr. ...

Snowball killer sentenced to 13 1/2 to 27 years | Philadelphia Inquirer | 01/16 ...
Philadelphia Inquirer
Rutledge, the youngest of six, was a special-needs student with attention-deficit and bipolar disorders, said his stepfather, Keith Wilson, who raised him ...

Case spotlights disability system
Boston Globe
Based on the mother's accounts, and the family's psychiatric history, Kifuji ultimately diagnosed Rebecca with bipolar and hyperactivity disorders, ...

Mom's trial in Rebecca Riley's drug death set to begin
Boston Herald
She is accused, with her husband, Michael, of abusing drugs Rebecca Riley had been prescribed for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and bipolar ...

You Said It
North Shore News
... saying: 'You screwed this thing up.'" Dave Phillips responds to the shooting and death of his bipolar friend by an RCMP officer (from a Jan. 13 news story).

Mental Health kills the mentally ill
Huffington Post (blog)
... rejected funding for research on bipolar disorder in children but funded research on self-esteem in college students; and rejected funding for research ...

From Goodspeed to Broadway: How a hit show was created
It is a hit - a rather unlikely one, considering its story focuses on a woman who is bipolar. It is nominated for Tony Awards in pretty much every category ...

Health and Fitness calendar
Memphis Commercial Appeal
Visit: Depression and Bipolar Support Group: 6:30-7:30 pm Wednesdays at Church of Christ at White Station, 1106 Colonial (in Room 215). ...

Rutgers grad helps others with lessons learned from own battles with severe ...
Scarlet Scuttlebutt
... become the perfect analogy for his own role as a mental health advocate who once battled severe bipolar illness and is now helping others do the same. ...

Pharmaceutical Direct to Consumer Advertising on The American Law Journal
PR Newswire (press release)
... consumers taking antidepressants has more than doubled, with a staggering 4000% increase in the diagnosis of bipolar disorder in children in that time. ...

Guitar helping musician with bipolar illness hit high notes
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Through the years, Weiss said, two things have always been present in his life: the undertow of his bipolar disorder, and the restorative powers of his ...

Eye test could help diagnose depression
ABC Online
By Anna Salleh for ABC Science Dr Miller says it is possible that the flip rate may be a marker for susceptibility to both schizophrenia and bipolar ...

Bippolar Disorder at Work: Don't Ask, Don't Tell?

Psychology Today (blog)
“I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder six years ago. I've never told any of my employers or shown them any signs that I'm aware of and I've always gotten ...

Authors chronicle 'subtle suicide'
Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
“We develop the unique theme that subtle suicide is usually misdiagnosed as an addiction or as anxiety, depression, bipolar or borderline disorder,” said ...

Shawn Goodwin, 39, was last seen Sunday night
According to the Sheriff's Office, Goodwin is bipolar, has not been taking his medications and could possibly have a handgun.

Bipolar education scheme begins
BBC News
A £770,000 education programme for patients and families of those living with bipolar disorder is launched across Wales.

Okla. doctor competent to be tried in son's death
KWQC-TV 6 Davenport
An Oklahoma judge has ruled a doctor diagnosed with bipolar disorder who is accused of fatally stabbing his 9-year-old son is competent to stand trial on a first-degree murder charge.






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