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May 21, 2010


Study reports association between academic achievement and bipolar disorder (blog)

The finding that both very high and very low grades were associated with an increased risk of bipolar disorder suggests, say the study's authors, ...

Mary J. Blige to play soul singer Nina Simone
Entertainment Weekly
But is Mary J. Blige up to the task of playing a colossal music figure who also reportedly suffered from bipolar disorder? Blige has made a few television ...

Ahwatukee teenage girl missing from home since Sunday
Arizona Republic
13, 2010 01:20 PM A teenage girl with bipolar disorder has been missing from her Ahwatukee Foothills home since Sunday night, the girl's father, ...

Trudeau speaks on struggle with bipolar disorder
Independent Plus
Trudeau spoke to a crowd of 250 gathered at the Listowel Agricultural Hall on May 7 about her struggle and experiences with bipolar disorder. ...

Jail More Likely Than Treatment For Americans With Psychiatric Disorders
Disability Scoop
While the likelihood varies by state, there is no state where individuals experiencing diagnoses like schizophrenia or bipolar disorder are more likely to ...

Dustin Damm Memorial Walk for Mental Illness
Hometown Focus
For many who suffer from schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, their lives are forever changed in the blink of an eye. You find that life is normal one day, ...

Better Off Poor
Tucson Weekly
State budget cuts mean the elimination of services for the mentally illâ??and the consequences could be bleak by Dave Devine A few weeks after Mary Anne committed suicide, H. Clarke Romans reflected on her life. "She had serious mental illness with bipolar disorder and clinical depression," said Romans, executive director of the advocacy group National Alliance on Mental Illness of Southern ...

Psychiatrist Calls Many Docs 'Pill Pushers'
He pointed to the case of Rebecca Riley, the Southshore girl who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder before the age of 4. "Ten years ago versus now, ...

This way madness lies
Financial Times
The last classification, published in 2000, significantly changed the way in which the symptoms of autism and bipolar disorder were identified in children. ...

Inner Demons: Robert Munsch's struggle with cocaine use
National Post
He was diagnosed with bipolar disorder around 1990. In the past he has spoken publicly about coping with mental illness. Dubbed "Canada's King of Kidlit" by ...

Time to reexamine bipolar diagnosis in children?
Los Angeles Times
Psychiatrists in favor of a new label, temper dysregulation disorder, cite a spike in bipolar diagnoses. But others worry it will add uncertainty to the ...

Book news: Books bring inspirational focus to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder
Greenville Daily Reflector
“Fall to Pieces: A Memoir of Drugs, Rock 'n' Roll and Mental Illness” is the frank story of Mary Forsberg Weiland's battle with bipolar disorder. ...

Making bipolar disorder work: Blue October rocks home on Preakness Saturday
It was, however, Furstenfeld's battles within his own head — his often public struggle with bipolar disorder — that provided the gnawing, self-punishing, ...

Anticonvulsants and Suicide Risk
Psychiatric Times
In addition to their use in the management of epilepsy, anticonvulsants are indicated for management of bipolar disorder, mania, neuralgia, migraine, and neuropathic pain.

New Study Finds Off-Label Use Of Atypical Antipsychotics Increases Risk Of Diabetes Among The Elderly
Medical News Today
A new study yields important new evidence that the use of atypical antipsychotics among the elderly for off-label purposes is associated with increased risk of developing diabetes. Atypical antipsychotics (AAs) are a group of newer-generation antipsychotic drugs that are indicated for the treatment of psychiatric conditions including schizophrenia, bipolar mania and acute mania; but are often ...

Son suffers abuse from girlfriend
Dear Annie: My son and his girlfriend have a very unhealthy relationship. Their arguments turn into physical confrontations, and she becomes abusive. She also is bipolar and is not taking her medication. They briefly broke up, but she informed my son she was pregnant, and he decided to try to make things work for the sake of the child. They lived with her parents until her mother threw her out ...

Florida Mental-Health Advocate Discusses Bipolar Disorder in Wakulla
Bipolar Disorder, sometimes called manic depression, is a medical illness that causes extreme shifts in mood, energy and functioning. ...

How do you live with a husband with manic depression?
Daily Mail
Andrew, 56, a tall handsome man, a talented pianist with a distinguished medical career, was in the throes of a bipolar episode - an illness that has dogged ...

You ask: Multiple state agencies investigating local group home
KTNV Las Vegas
Keevan told us he wasn't getting the medication he needed for his bipolar condition. "Why did you end up leaving," Radetich asked. ...

Bipolar disorder: When you're on top of the world - and the only way is down
Daily Telegraph
Manic episodes in which sufferers expeience grandiose delusions are all too frequent for those with bipolar disorder.

York Galleria exhibit aims to erase stigmas of mental illness
York Daily Record
Bell Socialization Services decided to make the 2010 Celebration of the Arts show more mainstream this year by taking it to the york Galleria. Bell's mental health consumers suffer from bipolar disorder, depression, schizophrenia, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and other conditions.

Bonita hotel shooting victim was handcuffed and gagged, deputies say
The News-Press
Sheriff's investigators were still trying Monday night to piece together why Spitz - whose mother said had a bipolar disorder - shot the hotel employee and ...

Suspect has drug problem, father says
Roanoke Times
The father of a man charged in a Franklin County shooting said his son also is bipolar. A 30-year-old man charged in the shooting death of a Franklin County ...

Bipolar Disease: A Thief that Steals One Man's Dreams
PR Web (press release)
Randolph, MN (Vocus/PRWEB ) May 18, 2010 -- Bipolar disease has become a thief that struck author Patricia Temple Day's family, stealing her son's hopes and ...

What can a bipolar person do to handle stress better?
I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder when I was 16, and I'm now 18 and it has gotten where I can't even get a job because I stress myself out so much that ...

Fort Worth Settles With Family In Taser Incident
24 year old Patrick Jacobs Jr. had bipolar disorder. His family called police when Jacobs became disruptive. Police shot Jacobs with a Taser twice; ...

Lawsuit Alleges Stevens Johnson Syndrome from Bipolar Drug
Lawyers and Settlements
... and anticonvulsant drug generally used to treat epilepsy and bipolar disorder, caused a host of adverse reactions, including Stevens Johnson Syndrome. ...

A New Drug That Decreases Anxiety And Stabilizes Mood?
Medical News Today
This study formulates the hypothesis that rufinamide, a drug so far used against epilepsy, may also be effective in bipolar disorder, depressive and anxiety disorders, panic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder, eating disorders, and substance use disorders. It is just an hypothesis based on two cases that needs to be confirmed by specific studies. Rufinamide is a triazole derivative ...

Responsible Budget Coalition calls on lawmakers to get back to Springfield, finish work
Herald & Review
DECATUR - Mike Nance, who developed bipolar disorder aftersuffering a severe head injury in 1988, is managing his own moneywith confidence for the first time in 22 years.

Proposed diagnostic change not enough to help children currently diagnosed ...
(Garrison, NY) Shifting children from the controversial diagnosis of bipolar disorder to one that more accurately reflects their symptoms will not by itself ...

Kenilworth mom turns son's bipolar disorder into a new career
Medill Reports: Chicago
Doctors diagnosed Resko's son with bipolar disorder when he was 8 years old, and the devastating news pushed her to learn ways she could help him. ...

Five myths about a bipolar diagnosis
Sonoran News
By Hilary Smith | May 19, 2010 Dealing with a bipolar diagnosis is hard. Dealing with parents, friends, and relatives who have slightly, er, ...

Bipolar Disorder: Symptoms and Treatments
Health Aim (blog)
By Lori on May 17, 2010 Bipolar disorder is considered to be a mental illness that comes with serious depression and mania. Also such a disease is known as ...

CMHIP death suit settled
Pueblo Chieftain
The agreement also requires a payment of $76707.64 to Medicaid for the care and treatment of Joshua Garcia, 21, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and ...

7th Grader Accused of Pushing Drugs
MyFox Houston
"We had a student at Attucks Middle School that allegedly took some bipolar medication from a family member, who is also a student here, and handed those ...

Probation revoked in theft case
His probation officer has told the court on several occasions that Frasure's supervision has been difficult, due to his bipolar disorder and drinking. ...

Regional Roundup
Dallas Morning News
... city could be forced to pay, unlike cases filed in state court. Jacobs had bipolar disorder and was causing a disturbance when his family called police. AP.

Father's presence at home helped kids, psychiatrist says
Hull Times
Both of her parents were bipolar, two of her brothers suffered from schizophrenia, and her husband had both bipolar disorder and schizo affective disorder, ...





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Short Term Psychodynamic Therapy Effective for Bipolar and Depression
Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) was found to be effective for treating major depression, bipolar disorder, and so-called treatment- ...

Charting Sea Changes in Outpatient Pharmacotherapy of Bipolar Disorder
As the 100th anniversary of publication of the final edition of Kraepelin's text nears, the conditions now grouped together as bipolar disorders remain ...

Understanding bipolar
ORBIT compares two, five-week, online interventions designed to improve quality of life for people who experience bipolar disorder. The interventions ...

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The Warning Signs Of An Impending Bipolar Disorder Manic Episode

Bipolar disorder - as the name implies - involves two distinct set of symptoms. One set throws the individual down into the depths of a massive depression. The other places the individual who suffers with bipolar disorder at the top of a peak manic episode.

Most everyone can eventually recognize the warning signs of an impending depressive episode related to bipolar disorder. More likely than not, individuals with bipolar disorder try very hard to avoid it.

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