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February 12, 2010


The roller coaster ride of bipolar disorder outlined by author
Northumberland Today
COBOURG -- An author living with a bipolar mental illness disorder for most of his life says if he is ever hospitalized and out of control again, ...

Pathologist says pneumonia killed Rebecca Riley
Weymouth News
... and Depakote, which is administered for bipolar disorders, in an elaborate scheme to collect Social Security disability payments. ...

KC Police Facing Lawsuit Over Fatal Shooting
Her son said she had a history of bipolar disorder, and that he had warned officers who were entering the home about her condition. Friday told the officers ...

New findings from EFH Saunders and co-authors describe advances in bipolar ...
Behavioral Health Central (blog)
"Bipolar disorder (BP) is a highly heritable disorder, however attempts to map genetic risk factors are challenging. One possible reason for these ...

Preschool Children of Bipolar Parents Have Eight-fold Increase in Risk for ADHD
By University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine ( - PITTSBURGH, – Preschool children of parents with bipolar disorder have an eight-fold ...

In Schizophrenia And Bipolar Disorder, Life Is Not Black And White
Medical News Today
Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder affect tens of millions of individuals around the world. These disorders have a typical onset in the early twenties and in most cases have a chronic or recurring course. Neither disorder has an objective biological marker than can be used to make diagnoses or to guide treatment...

High achievers more likely to be bipolar
( -- The Greek philosopher Aristotle once said "there is no great genius without a mixture of madness," and now there is some scientific evidence that there is a link between mania and high IQ and creativity, since a study of over 700,000 subjects showed those who scored the highest grades were almost four times more likely to develop bipolar disorder in their adult lives than those ...

Marker May Predict Risk of Psychosis
Psych Central
Historically, health professionals have lamented their inability to identify individuals at risk for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. New research suggests a measure of retina function may serve as a method to predict individuals at high risk for the conditions. Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder affect tens of millions of millions of individuals around the world with the [...]

Bipolar disorder: Brilliance at a steep price
Toronto Star
When they were up, they were way up - penning heart-wrenching novels, painting some of the most striking works of modern times and uncovering scientific theories that changed the world.

Police: More Calls Involve Mental Illness
Voice of San Diego
As one of San Diego's newest police officers, David Ramirez said he didn't know the signs of schizophrenia, depression or bipolar disorders. He knew their names, not the symptoms. He's a police officer, not a doctor.

Active Minds wants to end stigma about mental health
The Rocket
It's a mysterious condition that's plagued mankind since the start of its existence. Even thousands of years later, in the current age of the 21st century, one out of four people suffer from mental illness. Under the broad spectrum of mental illness are disorders of varying severity, from depression and seasonal anxiety disorder, to bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

Carolyn Riley awaits jury's verdict
The Patriot Ledger
She was taking clonidine for ADHD and Depakote for the bipolar condition. A state medical examiner said she died from a combination of those drugs and ...

Uncle in a 'Heath' of trouble
New York Post
His lawyer begged the judge in Perth to be lenient on his black-sheep client because he suffers from bipolar disorder -- which the Oscar-winning "Dark ...

Stolen valor: US law that makes it a crime to lie about being a war hero is ...
Los Angeles Times
Strandlof's lawyer has said his client may suffer from bipolar disorder or other problems. Attorneys challenging the law say that lying about getting a ...

Man arrested after disrobing at Phoenix airport
PHOENIX - Authorities say a man who took off his clothes and caused a brief disturbance inside a terminal of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport has ...

Super Bowl players put partying on hold this year
... on a drinking binge in Tijuana two nights before the Super Bowl in 2003 in San Diego and was later discovered to be struggling with bipolar disease. ...

'Ringleader' gets 45 years for torture murder of disabled, pregnant woman
Belleville News Democrat
Romani noted that Riley has struggled with drug abuse and bipolar disorder, but he said it's no excuse. "There were things done to this woman that you don't ...

Volunteers offer homeless vets support, resources
Arizona Republic
He said he is bipolar and schizophrenic and suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. "The problem is readjusting from military life to civilian life," ...

Bipolar Disorder - A Snapshot of the Diagnosis
Psychology Today (blog)
This is the experience of the person with bipolar disorder, only it's the brain's activity that's accelerating or slowing down. Alongside the slow/fast ...

Life story: Man fought depression courageously, family says
By Kristi O'Harran, Herald Writer Diagnosed as bipolar, Lund was beset by mood swings. On Dec. 5, Lund climbed a tree at the Port of Everett marina, ...

Love and help collide, detouring one man's life of drug addiction and crime

The Coloradoan
He's also diagnosed as bipolar and has abused alcohol and drugs for his entire adult life. "I've lost everything in life two or three times," he said. ...

Teen pleas insanity in Kitsap Co. robbery-killing
Seattle Times
He says that he's competent to stand trail, but claims to suffer from several disorders, including psychosis and bipolar disorder. ...

Learn How to Spot the Signs of ADHD with Help from the ADHD Center Online (press release)
Do you want to know more about bipolar disease, its symptoms, treatment methods or where to find help? Visit the ADHD Center online today; whether you live ...

What would lead a child to suicide? Signs to watch for

Dallas Morning News
Anxiety, trauma, peer interaction and various conditions like bipolar disorder can be factors, Dr. Pfeffer said. "Bullying is often a big issue," she said. ...

Researchers Focus on Mood Disorders
The disorders include depression and bipolar disorder and as a whole are one of the most common form of illness. The disorders are believed to result from a ...

Noozhawk Talks: JT Turner Rolls Out New Film About Art, Mental Illness
He was diagnosed, and the various symptoms he had weren't termed bipolar disorder or manic depression in those days, but it looks very much like he would be ...

Children Labeled 'Bipolar' May Get A New Diagnosis
7:00 pm ET Bipolar may not be the right diagnosis for some kids, according a panel of experts with the American Psychiatric Association. ...

Rivera trial starts with shocking letters
Anderson Independent Mail
All of those actions are evidence that Rivera suffers from mental illnesses, including bipolar disorder. “What happened to this innocent, innocent mother, ...

The Sisters of Providence forgive a slain nun's murderer
Rondeau was suffering from bipolar disorder. However, the psychiatrists and criminologists observed that he also suffered from very violent epileptic ...

Director Motivated by Brother's Struggle
London Free Press (blog)
... suffered his first psychotic episode while at Western," said Dion, adding his brother has now dealt with bipolar disorder for 20 years. ...

What's the Best Age to Have Children?
New York Times (blog)
... findings that linked a father's age at a child's conception to an increased incidence not only of autism, but also schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. ...





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