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February 19, 2010


New Diagnosis Proposed For Kids Labeled 'Bipolar'
NPR The American Psychiatric Association has released the list of mental disorders that it intends to publish in its new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. The DSM describes the different mental disorders recognized by modern psychiatry. One big change could affect kids diagnosed with bipolar disorder. A new diagnosis, Temper Dysregulation Disorder, is preferred.

Mom guilty of murder in girl's fatal OD
WBZ News Radio Boston A Hull woman was convicted of second-degree murder Tuesday in the fatal prescription drug overdose of her 4-year-old daughter. Carolyn Riley, 35, was accused of overmedicating her daughter, Rebecca, on powerful drugs prescribed by a psychiatrist who diagnosed her with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and bipolar disorder by the time she was 3.

NAMI Mississippi Family-to-Family Education Program
Jackson Free Press
In Conference Room 3. The 12-week class is for family members of adults who have a serious mental illness such as major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, and others. Topics covered include brain biology, treatments, side effects, coping and communication skills.

Asperger's and Bipolar changes in DSM
Families of children with Asberger?s and bipolar disorder may get more help for their children in the future. AP By Linda White | Reporter A major manual, ...

US Drug Sector In Retreat; Alexza Rebounds
Wall Street Journal
AZ-004 is used to help treat agitation in patients with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. The US Food and Drug Administration is expected to issue a ...

Jurors outraged by psychiatrist's conduct
Boston Globe
She said they were struck by how quickly Kifuji diagnosed Rebecca with bipolar and hyperactivity disorders, as well as how little the doctor seemed to ...

Adults Needed for WPIC Study Investigating Treatment of Bipolar Depression ...
PITTSBURGH, – Researchers at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC are seeking adults ages 18 to 65 with bipolar disorder who currently have ...

Top 10 Veterans News From Around the Country
Veterans Today Network
In addition to his failure to emphasize the actions were a direct result of his service connected disabilities (Bipolar NOS, GAD, Severe Depression). ...

Iowa Child Wishes He Could Stop Violent Behavior

KETV Omaha
Diagnosed with bipolar disorder when he was 3 and a half years old, Winn takes three adult prescription medications to try to control his violent outbursts ...

Evidence-based website for families and friends of people with psychosis
A new website giving straightforward information, advice and support to relatives and friends of people with psychosis - including people who have schizophrenia and bipolar disorder - launched on 8 February 2010.

Hot line serves as local lifeline
The Post and Courier
Ten years ago, Donna Lynch was desperate. Suffering from bipolar disorder and other psychological ailments, she spread her many medications out on the table and prepared to swallow them all. She was on the verge of ending her bottomless despair.

We're no longer alone
North-West Evening Mail
PEOPLE with bipolar disorder are invited to try new group therapy sessions in Barrow.

Henderson: Spirit gives her new lease on life
Toronto Star
Jennifer Francis has been diagnosed with a bipolar spectrum disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and panic disorder. They are chronic, disabling conditions she will have to cope with for the rest of her life. But if you think they are all that define her, think again.

Police seek help finding missing teen
Chicago Tribune
Chicago police were seeking the public's help Friday night in finding a 15-year-old girl who went missing earlier today from the Northwest Side . Destiny Llaguno, who police said is on medication for bipolar disorder, went missing from the 2300 block of North Springfield Avenue. She is described as Hispanic with a medium complexion, 5 feet 7 to 5 feet 9, 140 pounds, with brown eyes and black ...

Shopaholic at the White House Was President Lincoln's wife bipolar or just ...
Some modern biographers like Jason Emerson diagnose her with bipolar disease, others, like Jean Baker, believe Mary had narcissistic personality disorder. ...

Smith impresses in Broncos trial
ABC Online
Smith, hoping to make a return to the NRL with the Broncos after problems with alcohol and bipolar, directed around a young Broncos outfit which included ...

Help not there when it's needed
Victoria Times Colonist
I have just spent the past two months dealing with the frustration of trying to get some help for my son who has just been diagnosed with bipolar disease. ...

What makes Sammy run wild
Los Angeles Times
"They'd have discrete periods of mania or hypomania," but it wouldn't last long enough to merit a diagnosis of bipolar disorder. "Our patient would have an ...

Greensburg murder suspects described as misfits

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
She said Smyrnes, who was bipolar, also went to Pathways in Mt. Pleasant, a short-stay mental health treatment center. Smyrnes' ex-wife, Karena Smyrnes, ...

An overdue farewell to the Kennedy dynasty
The Rhode Island congressman is painfully awkward, a poor public speaker and has suffered from alcoholism, bipolar disorder and addiction to prescription ...

Will you lose your health insurance if you have an eating problem diagnosed as ...
And what happens when too many kids are being treated for bipolar disorder? Should the new diagnosis be specific? It's the job of the APA to prevent ...

House scraps mental facility closure, "empowerment" program merger
Traci Shipley, 39, a bipolar and manic-depressive patient who is treated at the mental health facility in Clarinda, pleaded with lawmakers Monday not to ...

New disease approved for medical marijuana use
Two other conditions up for consideration, bipolar disorder and migraine headaches, were not added to the list. Critics still argue medical marijuana is a ...

Convict's 60-year sentence upheld
Kent County Daily Times
... the time the crime occurred because he had below therapeutic levels of Depakote, a prescription drug he was supposed to take for his bipolar disorder. ...

Group psychoeducation
The Guardian
Psychoeducation aims to provide people with information about bipolar disorder, including ways of dealing with mental illness and its effects. ...

Brandon Jennings Not Bipolar, Just Joking
I was dumb enough to think that you were serious about being bipolar. Good thing you set me straight. Don't believe everything you read on Twitter, I guess. ...

No excuses, no leniency for killers: Editorial
The News-Press
I want to lecture on drinking and driving, I will write a book and donate the proceeds to the victim's family, I was abused as a child, I have bipolar ...

Kan. Senate adopts change on voting, mentally ill
Still, supporters say it's an important gesture to make because many Kansans are diagnosed with conditions such as depression or bipolar disorder.

Oakton's Jack Owens has overcome bipolar disorder to excel as a goalie
Washington Post
A few months later, Owens, 16, received a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, which the American Psychiatric Association defines as "a serious mental illness in ...

Stephen Fry and Kerry Catona in Cardiff bipolar study

News Wales
Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, refers to severe episodes of mood disturbance ranging from depression to elation that affect a person's ...

Becker Trial Continues
A psychiatrist testified Becker was diagnosed during three mental commitments with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and meth-induced psychosis. ...

Accused in nun's killing released with rules
The two knew each other through Lauzon's work with Rondeau, a recovering drug addict who was being treated for bipolar disorder at the time. ...

Understanding the causes and triggers of bipolar disorder
( -- Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, refers to severe episodes of mood disturbance ranging from depression to elation that affect a person's ability to function normally.

Roller-Coaster Ride
East Bay Express
Living with a bipolar mother was an education in itself for Peggy Kennedy. by Anneli Rufus Whenever the parents of Peggy Kennedy's classmates at Oakland's St. Louis Bertrand School were sick, the students created cute get-well cards. But when Kennedy's mother went into the hospital and she was very sick indeed no one so much as mentioned it. When other people's parents arrived home from the ...





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