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April 23, 2010


Marijuana use = bipolar disorder?
The Business Journal (blog)
According to Hillard, bipolar patients have a 20 to 40 percent lifetime likelihood for abusing marijuana compared with 6 percent with the general ...

Living with bipolar disorder, she wonders about picking sides
Minnesota Public Radio
In 2000, I was diagnosed with unipolar depression; however, my diagnosis changed to bipolar disorder in 2009. Still, I meet friends for lunch. ...

Helena man wins national award for helping those with mental-health issues
Billings Gazette
Schroeter, a man with refined tastes, a droll sense of humor, a master's degree in religious studies and a bipolar illness, said he is honored, yet humbled, ...

Witness: Odgren said he 'just snapped'
Boston Globe
But Odgren's attorneys say that the teenager, who suffers from Asperger's Syndrome, hyperactive disorder, and possibly bipolar disorder, was so involved in ...

Mental health law exists without notice
Medill Reports: Chicago
Practitioners have noted that bipolar disorder remains undiagnosed or misdiagnosed for African Americans, according to Lisa Goodale, Vice President for ...

Blue October bringing message to Water Street
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Despite sounding frazzled sometimes, Justin Furstenfeld, who has dealt with bipolar disorder since he was a teenager, insists that he's in the best ...

Psychiatry Symposium To Address Collaborations In Mood Disorder Research, Treatments
Medical News Today
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine will hold its 24th Annual Mood Disorders Research and Education Symposium on April 20, focusing on joint efforts between researchers and clinicians to study and treat depression and bipolar disease. Speakers on these topics from Hopkins and elsewhere will give talks from 12:45 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Turner Auditorium on Johns Hopkins Medicine's East ...

Louis Theroux looks at America's prescription culture
BBC News
And for his bipolar disorder he is on a heavy dose of a powerful anti-psychotic called Seroquel - in an "off-label" prescription, meaning it hasn't been ...

Kay Redfield Jamison speaks on creativity and manic-depression
Baltimore Sun
In 'The Swan Thieves," author Elizabeth Kostova writes about a gifted painter who is afflicted with bipolar disorder. She made up her story. ...

Exclusive: Meet the man accused of shooting Schiele, Bosco
Zanesville Times Recorder
According to a pyschiatric report, Conley has several disorders, including bipolar disorder, post traumatic stress disorder tendencies, and a personality ...

Tears, terror and a mother's wrath
Decades later, Doris came to the conclusion that her mother may have suffered from bipolar disorder, because she would tear into her oldest daughter at the ...

On the shelves
Portales News-Tribune
Bipolar Disorder—The Ultimate Guide by Sarah Owen explains absolutely everything that someone with bipolar disorder (and those who live with and love them) ...

Icy ask for good cause
Quest News
The Fig Tree Pocket businessman will battle to make the North Pole as part of voyage to raise funds for research into bipolar disorder. ...

Decades in waiting
Texas A&M The Battalion
“It never crossed my mind that I was bipolar, I knew I had problems, but it's just one of those things where you just think you are a lazy bum and can't ...

Shelters feel state budget squeeze
Greenwich Time
Anne Firmender sits in the Shelter for the Homeless in Stamford, Conn. on Wednesday April 14, 2010. Firmender, who is a recovering alcoholic and suffers from bipolar disorder, works at the shelter and at one time was a resident at the St. Luke's LifeWorks women's shelter in Stamford.

New Special Report Helps Those with Bipolar Disorder Manage Physical and Mental Health
PRWeb via Yahoo! News Mo n, 19 Apr 2010 00:01 AM PDT
The newly developed special report "Food and Mood: Secrets to Managing Mood Swings, Food and Weight" is a free downloadable PDF file explaining the connection between food and mood. The Food and Mood special report addresses recent medical findings linking bipolar disorder with high rates of diabetes and early death from preventable diseases. It is available at no cost to consumers.

CPD Cancels Missing Alert For 16-Year-Old Girl
WCMH Columbus
UPDATE: Columbus police cancels an endangered runaway alert for a 16-year-old Columbus girl who suffers from autism and bipolar disorder when she returns home safe Monday.

Distant husband won't share
Boston Globe
Q. I read the letter from “Wits' End,'' who has a bipolar child and a hard-hearted husband. I have a bipolar child and know the difficulty a marriage faces ...

Marijuana expo featured on-site smoking
Dr. Daniel Susott and other doctors were on hand during the weekend event to dispense temporary "recommendations" to patients complaining of bipolar ...

Psychiatric Drugging of Infants and Toddlers in the US - Part II
"In the same way, Abbott and other companies such as Lilly marketing Zyprexa for bipolar disorder have re-engineered manic-depressive illness. ...

Mental Health Training
... agencies are going through week long training on how to handle incidents involving individuals with issues such as bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. ...

Suspect in cop shooting: 'I'm scared to death'
Zanesville Times Recorder
In the first psychiatric report, Conley is described by Dr. Andrew D. Reisner as having bipolar disorder, polysubstance abuse, post traumatic stress ...

Pfizer's Geodon Trial Had 'Significant Violations'
Pfizer spokeswoman Kristen Neese said the study involved tests of the company's bipolar disorder treatment Geodon for use in children. ...

Man 'angry at phone call' killed stranger in Greenwich
BBC News
Bowden, 28, of Bermondsey, denied murder, claiming diminished responsibility due to bipolar disorder. He was "angry" when he "stormed" out of the phone ...

An American Phenomenon: The Widespread Psychiatric Drugging of Infants and ...
The number of children in this age group diagnosed with bipolar disorder also doubled over the last decade, Reuters reported. ...

Bipolar disorder makes life challenging for young adults
MU The Parthenon
By ANDREA POLING Bipolar disorder is a psychiatric mood disorder that can make life challenging for young people. Pete Peters, licensed counselor and ...

DR ELLIE CANNON: Bipolar or depression: what's the difference?
Daily Mail
By Dr Ellie Cannon From actress Emma Thompson revealing she has been clinically depressed, to Emma Parker Bowles saying she is bipolar, there is confusion ...

Bipolar man jailed for carrying two blades in Kendal
West Moreland Gazette
A JUDGE admitted he was powerless to help a mentally-ill homeless man he sent to prison for carrying weapons in Kendal.





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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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