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January 29, 2010


Fighting bipolar with art
Redcliffe & Bayside Herald
Testing soon revealed the one-time air force caterer had bipolar disorder, a medical condition causing extreme and uncontrollable mood swings. ...

Botox Makes You Happier
In the study, Finzi injected ten women (nine with depression and one with bipolar disorder) with Botox in their glabellar frown lines. ...

Patients with Mental Illness Make a "Turning Point"
Patients with depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder are among those seeking treatment. Therapists agree the group sessions seem to be a favorite of ...

Prescription medication found at time of Brittany Murphy's death belonged to ...
New York Daily News
... found at the house included an anti-inflammatory, a painkiller, an antidepressant, plus medicine to treat anxiety, diabetes and bipolar disorder. ...

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ParentDish (blog)
So given ordinary 2-year-old behavior, how can any child that age to be realistically and accurately diagnosed with bipolar disorder? ...

Sandoz launches generic mental disorder treatment
Drug Store News (blog)
21) Sandoz has launched a generic version of a drug for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, the generic drug maker announced. Sandoz, the generics arm of ...

Toledo woman describes her battle with bipolar disorder
By Melissa Voetsch email | bio TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) - A Toledo woman is tackling the stigma of bipolar disorder from the inside out. ...

Social worker says she warned family
Boston Globe
Both girls were diagnosed by the same psychiatrist with bipolar and hyperactivity disorder at age 2, and, according to witnesses, often looked so weak that ...

Take steps to prevent bipolar card splurges
Fox News
One of the symptoms of bipolar disorder can be overspending. To prevent rampant shopping, there are obstacles you can set up to derail your urge to splurge.

Author outlines disconnect
Barrie Examiner
(QMI) -- An author living with bipolar disorder for most of his life says if he is ever hospitalized and out of control again, his psychiatrist should medicate him so he can sleep for several days.[...]

Cops: Woman killed boyfriend with antifreeze-laced margarita
New York Post
FARMINGTON, N.Y. They met in a Veterans Affairs hospital, a former airman with bipolar disorder who drank too much and a clerical assistant struggling to cope with her teenage son’s drug-overdose death. Cynthia Galens and Thomas Stack soon moved in together, and their two-year relationship seemed to mirror...

Now Patrick Kennedy seat is in trouble
Irish Central
Kennedy has also had a troubled history with drugs and alcohol and admitted he was bipolar. Rumors abound that some of the successful team that led Scott ...

Gunn High grad killed near same Caltrain crossing where four suicides occurred ...
San Jose Mercury News
Taylor had been diagnosed with and was being treated for bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. "We are so sad at the passing of our son," Taylor's mother ...

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Boston Globe
... about the effects of its drug Zyprexa3 (approved to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder but also prescribed for other conditions) on weight gain, ...

Ex-Penn law student gets 5-10 years in shooting incident
Philadelphia Inquirer
On that day, Cho, who has since been diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, left his third-floor apartment on Pine Street near 44th, ...

Homes for mentally ill targeted
Fresno Bee
The apartment complexes can house 51 people with mental illnesses, such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Donna Taylor, the county's Behavioral Health ...

Service dog helps woman fight mental illness
Windsor Star WINDSOR, ONT. -- Jennifer Francis has a disability and requires a service dog but there's nothing wrong with her sight, hearing or limbs. The 23-year-old London resident and engineering student is a diagnosed sufferer of bipolar Type 2 disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and panic disorder.

Budget Funds New Mental Health Gene Research
Additional budget funding of $3 million per year* (including GST) for the Health Research Council has enabled 12 new projects to be funded, two of which will search for the genes involved in depression and bipolar disorder.

Joan Denny, Center Stage volunteer and bipolar awareness advocate, dies
Baltimore Sun
Her willingness to talk about bipolar disorder that she had most of her life helped advance understanding of the ailment Joan W. Denny, who had bipolar disorder for most of her life and was a longtime participant in Johns Hopkins University Mood Disorders Center-Symposium, died Jan. 11 of cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care. She was 79.

Psychiatrist on the stand in Riley child murder case
Boston Globe
Dr. Kayoko Kifuji (2004 Handout photo) By Patricia Wen, Globe staff BROCKTON - A Boston child psychiatrist has taken the witness stand and is being questioned about her decision to diagnose Rebecca Riley with bipolar illness starting at age...

Dr. Irene S. Levine: Disappearing Acts: When friends disappear after a diagnosis of bipolar disorder
The Huffington Post
QUESTION Dear Dr. Levine, I am reeling from the awareness that certain friends who meant a great deal to me have abruptly turned their back...

NAMI to offer free classes for families of mentally ill
Asheville Citizen-Times
Up-to-date facts about schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, clinical depression, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety disorder and ...

Spokane groups look to help sufferers of mental disorders
The Spokesman Review
Dorothy Nechanicky, left, and Abe Ferris, who are both diagnosed with bipolar disorder, are the vice president/secretary and president, respectively, ...

Support Groups, updated Jan. 26
Mental Illness Support Team: For people dealing with depression, anxiety, bipolar, etc. New Horizons of the Treasure Coast, 4500 Midway Road, Fort Pierce, ...

Would-be Hasan visitor bipolar
26 (UPI) -- A Texas man accused of saying he legally represented alleged Fort Hood shooter Nidal Malik Hasan is bipolar and was off his medication, ...

Health Checkup: Bipolar disorder
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Bipolar disorder, also referred to as manic-depressive disorder, is a psychiatric illness consisting of episodes of elevations in mood, either mania or hypomania.

Excessive substance use in bipolar disorder is associated with impaired functioning...
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
There is a strong association between bipolar disorder (BD) and substance use disorder (SUD). The clinical and functional correlates of SUD in BD are still ...





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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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