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April 02, 2010


Hard times linked to rise in mental illness reports
Houston Chronicle
At the advice of a friend, Tony joined a support group for people with depression and bipolar disorder. Although he has not been diagnosed with clinical ...

Helping a Youth Who Bullies Others
CNN (blog)
It is also important to screen children who bully for ADHD, depression, suicidality, bipolar disorder, child maltreatment, and substance abuse disorders. ...

Alleged Gilroy police attacker needs to be evaluated, mother says
Morgan Hill Times
After the hearing, his mother told the Dispatch that she believed he was bipolar and needed to be evaluated by a psychiatrist. Kenneth Michael Aguero, 31, ...

Common Copy Number Variations In Genes Unlikely To Contribute Significantly Toward Common Diseases
Medical News Today
A study of the genetics of common diseases including diabetes, heart disease and bipolar disorder has found that commonly occurring copy number variations - duplicated or missing chunks of DNA in our genome - are unlikely to play a major role in such diseases. The research, funded by the Wellcome Trust, is published online in the journal Nature...

Verdict expected today in trial of ex-NBA player
Dayton Daily News
LEBANON - A forensic psychiatrist testified Wednesday, March 31, that ex-NBA player Kirk Snyder did not knowingly attack his neighbor a year ago.Dr. Mel Nizny, who saw Snyder in the Warren County Jail a week after the attack on March 30, 2009, said Snyder, who suffers from bipolar disorder, psychosis and paranoia, is not legally responsible for his actions.

No Charges For Special Officer Who Shot Patient
WBZ Boston
The D.A. will not seek criminal charges against the off-duty special police officer who shot and killed a man who was stabbing a doctor inside Mass. General Hospital's bipolar clinic last year.

Orleans man convicted in armed robbery case
Cape Cod Times
Kiely has a long history of substance abuse and is being treated for depression and bipolar disorder, he and his lawyer told the judge. ...

Working toward solutions
So Md News
He shared his experiences with trying to get his son treated for bipolar disorder and his discovery that mental health issues are being largely treated by ...

Depressed children are a major cause of anxiety for parents too
Saudi Gazette
According to the National Institute of Mental Health in the United States, 20-40% of adolescents with major depression develop a bipolar disorder within ...

Bipolar? Depressed? There's hope in Beaumont
Beaumont Enterprise
Tuesday Marler, 41, was in and out of prison, caught up in the chaos of her untreated bipolar disorder.

Oh, how the mighty have fallen
Times LIVE
... on ITV's This Morning in October 2008, where she appeared confused and slurred her speech, later blaming it on medication for her bipolar disorder. ...

Chris Kanyon's Suicide
Wrestling Inc.
By Ryan Clark | April 03, 2010 | -- He had been open about suffering from a bipolar disorder and had talked and threatened suicide many times in the past. ...

Is art the highest form of sanity?

Times Online
Haddon has now written a play, Polar Bears, about, among other things, bipolar disorder. This is a condition, also known as manic depression and cyclothymia ...

Does BP Help Make You a Target for Bullying?

About - News & Issues (blog)
But reading about this study got me to wondering whether my latent bipolar disorder was part of what made me so vulnerable. Now I can see that even then I ...

Hmiel Happy to Be Racing Again After Ban (blog)
But things didn't go right for Hmiel, who is bipolar and has a drug habit. “I was 25 years old,” Hmiel said about where he was five years ago as a NASCAR ...

Silver Alert: Catawba County Teen Missing
Brianna is bipolar with schizophrenic tendencies and is without any of her medications. She is believed to be headed for the beach, possibly Myrtle Beach, ...

Wholesale Sedation of Young Children: Medically, Morally Indefensible
Psychology Today (blog)
Kifuji also treated Rebecca's older brother and sister for pediatric bipolar disorder with a combination of psychiatric drugs. Rebecca was 28 months old ...

Nixon Plays Poker With Autistic Artist's Father in Heaven: TV
Though the Murrays were privileged, they were also plagued by bipolar disorder. Thomas E. Murray, Tom and Chris's great-grandfather, was a brilliant ...

Missing teen found
Hickory Daily Record
According to information from the CUE Center for Missing Persons, Perry is bipolar with schizophrenic tendencies and doesn't have her medications with her.

The Seduction of Hypomania
Psychology Today (blog)
For those with bipolar disorder life would be a lot easier if hypomania (mild manic symptoms) were more like a stomach ache. You'd begin to hurt or feel ...

Daniel Johnston Criticizes Documentary, Says He's Doing Fine
So harrowing was his battle wth bipolar disorder and depression that the bidding war to sign Johnston occured while he was in a mental institution and a ...

Monthly Class on Mental Health Topics for Pastoral Care
We address topics commonly encountered in the congregation, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disease, grief, and addiction. Traditionally our focus has ...

First Night: Polar Bears, Donmar Warehouse, London
Prize-winning author Mark Haddon's first stage play is about the difficulty of living with someone who has bipolar disorder. Does it work? ...

Glenn Close's anti-stigma group aids walks -- a non-profit organization created by Close, the Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation, Fountain House and Garen and Shari Staglin ...

Identifying higher bipolar risk in offspring
Marketwire (press release)
Youth bipolar disorder can include severe manic and depressive symptoms, functional impairment, hospitalization, psychosis, and suicide attempts. ...

Knowing and Understanding the Different Types of Depression
Daily Break News
Bipolar depression occurs in cycles, hence the 'bi' in its name. Persons who are bipolar have changing periods of great sadness and immense joy. ...

To Tell Or Not To Tell... (blog)
For example, I awhile back I quoted an intelligent woman who wrote an article in a popular women's magazine about dating a bipolar guy when she was bipolar ...

Ruby Wax: Losing It
Ruby Wax has decided to craft an entire show out of her bipolar disorder. It used to be called manic depression. Anyone who has seen her glorious ...

Can people with Bipolar disorder ever have a successful ...
By admin
I girl i have been seeing for about a year went off the deep end...she is now in a 28 day recovery center for depression and alcohol. The psych there diagnosed.

Childhood Bipolar Disorder & Co-occuring Illness: Understanding ...
Exploring the different forms of health conditions which may be identified as co-occurring in children suffering from bipolar disorder.

Does Bipolar Disorder Make Me Psychic? | Bipolar Beat
By Candida Fink MD
Dr. Candida Fink, MD, author of Bipolar Disorder For Dummies, answers the question of whether people with bipolar disorder have psychic abilities or are more intuitive than average.

Stop Panic Attacks
By admin
Hello, how many of you out there are bipolar and have panic attacks and anxiety Severe and cope without drugs? I am bipolar and suffers from panic disorder or severe anxiety, but I can not stay on drug. Expenisve Too! ...

Bipolar - My friend's son was diagnosed bipolar but he isn't bipolar
My friend's son was diagnosed bipolar 2 yrs ago. Then they moved and their new doc said her son ISN'T bipolar. Now they are trying to take this 8 yr old off ...

Indian-origin nurse jailed in Australia for having sex with patient
Times of India
Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability ...

Median Duration of Bipolar I Mood Episodes Is 13 Weeks Cycling episodes ...
WEDNESDAY, April 7 (HealthDay News) -- The median duration for bipolar I episodes is 13 weeks, and the probability of recovery is affected by the severity ...

Bipolar man 'stabbed unwitting victim' in street attack

This is London
The killer Michael Bowden was a bipolar disorder sufferer who was armed and angry, the jury was told. Immediately after putting down the receiver after ...

Psychiatric Diagnosis Gone Wild: The 'Epidemic' Of Childhood Bipolar Disorder
Psychology Today (blog)
Childhood Bipolar Disorder is the most dangerous current bubble, with a remarkable forty-fold inflation in just one decade. Painful experience has taught me ...

No Evidence That Lithium Helps in ALS
Traditionally, lithium is used to treat bipolar affective disorder. Currently, there is no cure for ALS. The only approved drug for treatment of ALS is ...

Prescription Drugs & Side Effects : About Zyprexa Side Effects
Drug & Alcohol News
The side effects of Zyprexa, which is an anti-depressant that treats bipolar disorder or manic-depressive psychosis, include diabetes and high cholesterol. ...

Ask Amy
Washington Post
Last year I believe she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, but I can't be sure, because neither she nor my dad has really told me anything. ...





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Short Term Psychodynamic Therapy Effective for Bipolar and Depression
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Charting Sea Changes in Outpatient Pharmacotherapy of Bipolar Disorder
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Understanding bipolar
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