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February 26, 2010


Drinking may not worsen bipolar symptoms
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Among people with bipolar disorder who strictly followed their medication plan, drinking alcohol did not appear to worsen their mood symptoms, hint findings of a small study from the Netherlands.

'The Last Station': More war than peace in Tolstoy's final days
Belleville News-Democrat
Sparks ignite and catch fire as Oscar nominees Christopher Plummer and Helen Mirren portray Russian author Leo Tolstoy and Sofya, his bipolar wife of 48 years, during a rocky patch before his death at age 82.

Frustration Mounts
London Free Press (blog)
My husband suffers from ADHD and now probably bipolar as well, and like many others, he'd rather not speak about it. This is very frustrating on my end, ...

Prosecutors: Woman embezzled to fund makeup habit
She told the Pensacola News Journal her behavior resulted from undiagnosed bipolar disorder that made her manic and caused her to steal. ...

"Hearts and Minds" Education Program Launched: On Average, People with Mental ...
The First Reporter
People living with serious mental illness such as major depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia live on average 25 years less than other Americans. ...

Berkeley woman overcomes major obstacles to graduate from Yale
San Jose Mercury News
Although living with her drug-addicted, bipolar mother seemed like freedom at the time — no bed times, homework or general supervision — Dorman-Colby knew ...

Lufkin man who tried to rob pizza delivery man gets 35 years
During the hearing, Greer's mother told District Judge Barry Bryan that Greer had bipolar disorder. Also testifying were a Nacogdoches Police detective and ...

Montgomery mental health advocates expanding efforts
Montgomery Advertiser
What is unusual is that while working on the art, the 31-year-old takes time to laugh, talk and to feel normal, her obsessive-compulsive and bipolar ...

Nicki Minaj Talks Bipolar Personality & Barbie Movement, "I Wish I Could ...
Young Money's Nicki Minaj has followed in the footsteps of Drake and landed her first Fader Magazine cover where she speaks on having a bipolar personality ...

Jury finds for death penalty against Norman triple murderer
David Musick, a sociologist and university professor from Colorado, testified Davis also was diagnosed as suffering from a bipolar mental disorder five ...

Lisa Bloom Blogs About Gary Coleman
"I think treatment would benefit him and I only wish him the best," Lisa said regarding Gary's revelation that he suffers from bipolar depression. ...

Single father uses track, God to motivate himself, children
Victoria Advocate
Bryant was also diagnosed with a bipolar disorder while he was serving in the Navy in California. Bryant has three children, Cedrick, 10, Destiny, 9, ...

He averred that he had bipolar disorder and attention deficit disorder (ADD), but jail personnel refused to supply him with his prescribed psychotropic ...

The Prism Awards Nominate 'Leverage' in Two Categories for 'The 12-Step Job'
... that focus on drug, alcohol, tobacco use, mental illness, bipolar disorder, depression and suicide, announced the nominees for their 14th Annual event. ...

Axl Rose: My mood swings have nothing to do with bipolar
Celebrities With Diseases
Axl Rose's troubled childhood is what many put the foundation of his bipolar disorder down to. Behaviors like explosive anger, substance abuse and alcohol ...

No insurance? No surprise in North Central Washington
The Wenatchee World Online
She suffers from severe bipolar disorder, exacerbated by a thyroid condition. After she discovered her condition, and found medications that work, ...

Birthday pressure hard on mom
The Peterborough Examiner
Dear Robin:I have bipolar and generalized anxiety. My 4-year-old has a February birthday and I'm worried about it. I planned a party and there was a snow storm. No one showed up except family. I wanted little girls, so did my daughter!ff is issue keeps me awake at night.[...]

Brain and tissue sample repository to help advance understanding and treatment of psychiatric diseases
Johns Hopkins Children's Center neurovirologist Robert Yolken, M.D., and collaborators from the Stanley Medical Research Institute have developed a large repository of brain and tissue samples to advance the understanding and treatment of bipolar disorder, major depression and schizophrenia.

Matters of perception
The Age
"A person without bipolar disorder will make the switch between binocular rivalry images every one to two seconds," says Dr Miller. ...

In Parole Board's work, few sure things
Boston Globe
“I have no expectation to be forgiven by anyone, nor by myself,'' said Susan Biancardi, 61, who now takes medication to control bipolar disorder. ...

Lack of jobs the problem
San Bernardino Sun
My bipolar son has a bad attitude at times and it is hard to control it at times. He is always sorry when he snaps out of the mood and he's grateful that he ...

Slain teen wanted to 'make the news'
Greensboro News & Record
Within minutes of that ill-conceived challenge, the bipolar teen lay dying in the afternoon sleet in front of his house, shot in the chest by a Guilford ...

Fry urges help for university's bipolar study
BBC News
Stephen Fry is encouraging people with bipolar disorder to take part in a university's research, which Kerry Katona has also helped with.

Mass. doctor pleads guilty to research fraud
Washington Post
Reuben's attorneys, Paul Cirel and Ingrid Martin, said in a statement released Monday that Reuben was suffering from a serious a bipolar disorder that was ...

NYPD cops fatally shoot bipolar Bronx man who bashed 'sweet' mother with ...
New York Daily News
A bipolar Bronx man was gunned down by two cops who caught him bashing his mother in the head with a frying pan, officials said Monday. ...

What Was the Best Advice You Received Regarding Your Bipolar Child?

About - News & Issues (blog)
A bipolar child can be more than a handful - every parent who has one knows that. To help you deal with the problems of raising your child, you probably ...

Smoking worsens outcomes for bipolar patients
by Michael Woodhead Patients with bipolar disorder or schizoaffective disorder have a poorer prognosis if they are smokers, a prospective two year Melbourne ...

Can Alexander McQueen's Suicide Help Prevent Others From Ending Their Lives?
In the majority of cases, those who end their lives have an existing – and treatable – mental health issue such as depression, bipolar disorder, ...

Dallas homicide: Alma Alonso, 48, stabbing
Dallas Morning News (blog)
His son told police that Alonso had not been taking his medication for Bipolar disorder and had been acting weird toward his wife, police documents said.

Bipolar study looks at light therapy
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Researchers at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC are looking for adults with bipolar disorder who currently have symptoms of bipolar depression for a study.

County officials aim to reduce teen suicide
Pasadena Star-News
Meanwhile, a Pasadena-based nonprofit organization is trying to fill support groups with depressed and bipolar teenagers to help them cope with their ...

Mom jailed for killing daughter
Straits Times
In sentencing Goh, Justice Kan noted that she had been a law-abiding person who has been treated for bipolar disorder, a mood disorder, since 1999. ...

Mental disorder manual invites show of hands
Prevention Action
The focus of the Irish Medical Times's coverage is an upsurge in the rate at which children are being assigned the diagnosis of bipolar disorder, ...

Change Your Brain, Change Your Body
Huffington Post (blog)
The scans helped me understand the type of depression, or ADD, or bipolar disorder a person had, so that I could better target their treatment. ...

NY grand jury indicts upstate woman on manslaughter charge in poisoning of ...
Los Angeles Times
Based on his history of alcoholism, bipolar disorder and depression, state police deemed his death an accident or possibly a suicide. ...

Mental-health overhaul clears Senate committee
Arizona Republic
People with more serious mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, would take part in a pilot program still under development. Sen. ...





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