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May 28, 2010


New bipolar disorder research from Haukeland University described
Behavioral Health Central (blog)
According to recent research published in the journal Bmc Psychiatry, "The treatment of depressive phases of bipolar disorder is challenging. ...

Magellan Health Services Offers E-Courses for Providers, Consumers and Families
MarketWatch (press release)
DBSA, which is considered the leading patient-directed national organization focused on prevalent mental illnesses such as depression, bipolar disorder and ...

My partner's friendship with another woman has got out of hand
The Guardian
He tried to stop contact with her, but felt guilty when she told him she's bipolar. After that, he tried to keep things platonic. ...

Stroudsburg mom fears for runaway's safety
Pocono Record
Christman is worried because Shawnee, a ninth-grader at Stroudsburg Junior High School, was recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder and threatened to kill ...

Singer Adam Ant sent to mental hospital after unleashing obscene tirade ...
New York Daily News
The Antmusic singer has a history of depression and, according to an Adam & The Ants website, had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. ...

Uncovering lithium's mode of action
EurekAlert (press release)
Though it has been prescribed for over 50 years to treat bipolar disorder, there are still many questions regarding exactly how lithium works. ...

Graduation 2010 - Unique talents, personalities pace seniors to final HS night
TriValley Central
Bryanna is bipolar. She said before she started taking medication for her condition about three weeks ago, it was a battle sometimes to get to school in the ...

Expo focuses on mental health
Danville Commercial News
He was diagnosed eight years ago with a bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, a psychotic disorder marked by delusions and hallucinations. ...

Seizure Drugs Vary in Strength of Link to Suicidal Behavior
Psychiatric News
A previous retrospective study of bipolar patients showed only that the use of antiepileptics was associated with a lower rate of suicide attempts than was ...

Therese Borchard: I'm Not Bipolar. I HAVE Bipolar
The Huffington Post Fri, 21 May 2010 08:35 AM PDT
A diagnosis is an opinion and not a prediction. What would it be like if more people allowed for the presence of the unknown, and accepted the words of their medical experts in the same way?

Hollins graduate gets degree of support in working with bipolar disorder - Roanoke Times
The Hollins University community rallied around Jessica Thomas, who overcame the emotional highs and lows of bipolar disorder . Jessica Thomas' college graduation today doesn't just mark the end of a phase of academics. It also culminates her recent success over another, more immediate hurdle. Thomas, 22, of Reston will receive her undergraduate degree in sociology from Hollins University today

Motorcyclists ride for the kids
Lincoln Journal Star
Brink, whose teens have attention deficit and hyperactivity and bipolar disorders, said schools need to start listening to children and parents. ...

Fran Bradley: Mental illness is real, and it won't cure itself
Most of us cannot constructively relate to depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, or other forms of mental illness. And yet, these conditions are the results ...

Man shot by FBI agent apologizes for wielding gun
Honolulu Star-Bulletin
Boegel said he has symptoms of a bipolar disorder that is controlled by medication, but he has been unable since November to get a psychiatrist to prescribe ...

Bipolar Kids: A Tricky Diagnosis
(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Shifting children out of the controversial diagnosis of bipolar disorder into one that more accurately reflects their symptoms will ...

APA: Bipolar Patients May Be at Risk for High Blood Pressure
MedPage Today
By Kristina Fiore, Staff Writer, MedPage Today Explain to interested patients that participants in a single-center study who had bipolar disorder had a ...

Our Psychiatric Civilization
Huffington Post (blog)
People email and call the office identifying themselves as "bipolar" or "clinically depressed." Or they describe their children in the same terms, ...

Battling Cyclothymia
Rocklin and Roseville Today
People with cyclothymia or bipolar disorder are at risk for self-harm. All American Foods and Blue Valley Sod make this column possible . ...

Stamping out stigmas
St. George Daily Spectrum
Cedar City resident and SUU student Andrew Strother has been able to do all those things despite being diagnosed with bipolar disorder when he was 16 years ...

Stephen Giroux sentenced
Plattsburgh Press Republican
Giroux's picture of himself Monday was of a bipolar alcoholic who should get probation, a place in the community and time for mental-health and ...

University of Hawaii math professor acquitted of arson
Honolulu Advertiser
Bleeker had been on leave for a year because of erratic behavior at the time of the June 2009 fire and was disabled by bipolar and cognitive mental ...

Despite past, Burks asks for release to group home
Burks suffers from bipolar manic depression and is on a daily dose of Abilify to control his disorder. Despite confessing to the murders, a judge found him ...

Room for Improvement Needed in Lithium Monitoring for Bipolar Patients ...
DG News
Even though lithium monotherapy for bipolar disorder has declined with the advent of newer drugs, the use of lithium continues as a frequent choice for ...

Carl Steward 'In Our Backyard': Walnut Creek native Jordan Whittenburg gets a ...
San Jose Mercury News
He said he spent 33 days in various psychiatric hospitals around the East Bay, was diagnosed as bipolar and placed on a series of drug treatments that did ...

Medical conference looks at rebalancing pharmaceutical industry influence
Online Journal
CHICAGO -- "We need to be holding their hand and whispering in their ear Neurontin for pain, Neurontin for monotherapy, Neurontin for bipolar, Neurontin for everything," sales reps at Park-Davis, now Pfizer, were told in 1996 by senior executive John Ford.

To protect people with disabilities, consider credit 'freeze'
Deseret News
Last week, I introduced you to Lisa and to a problem facing many families of people with disabilities. She wrote to tell me that her brother suffers from bipolar disorder that is managed by medication.

Hay Fever Linked to Depression
Preliminary research shows that people with depression or bipolar disorder who are allergic to tree or ragweed pollen experience worse depression when exposed to that allergen.

Sacramento cops seek bipolar teen missing from Antelope group home
ANTELOPE, CA - Sacramento authorities were looking for a 17-year-old boy with a bipolar disorder who walked away from his Antelope group home last week, ...

Ziprasidone Reduces Agitation Among Patients With Acute Bipolar Mania ...
DG News
By Ed Susman NEW ORLEANS -- May 26, 2010 -- A post hoc analysis of 2 placebo-controlled clinical trials among patients with acute bipolar mania appears to ...

Many Bipolar Patients Face Other Conditions, Too
Researchers say many people with bipolar disorder have high rates of other medical conditions, such as migraines, obesity, epilepsy, and high blood pressure.

Homelessness: Gimme Shelter - The state tries to help a growing homeless youth population
New Haven Advocate
Amber, 17, was four months pregnant when her mom kicked her out. Out on her own, Amber called the Bridgeport-based Janus Center for Youth in Crisis. The church-run group organized a meeting between Amber and her mother, who said she didn't want to reunite with her bipolar daughter.





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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
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