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July 23, 2010

Identifying Youth at High Risk for Bipolar Disorder
Psych Central  
Can teens and young adults who will later develop bipolar disorder be diagnosed and treated prior to developing full-blown symptoms? Recent research has moved closer toward being able to identify individuals at high risk for bipolar disorder while still in their teens or early adulthood. “These findings support the notion that people who develop a first episode of [...]

Mel Gibson, Bipolar Disorder and Alcohol
PsychCentral.com (blog)
In a 2008 documentary, Acting Class of 1977, he first talked about being diagnosed with bipolar disorder. But are the rants to his ex-girlfriend Oksana ...

Police Log: Man chases girlfriend with screwdriver
Tracy Press
by TP staff Police responded to a report at 1:20 pm Wednesday, July 14, that a 22-year-old bipolar man was chasing his girlfriend with a knife down Cochran ...

Suspect in girl's death: I 'lost it'
The News & Observer  
Jonathan Douglas Richardson, accused of murder in the death of 4-year-old Teghan Allyssa Skiba, told investigators that bipolar disorder causes him to be short-tempered and that he "lost it," according to search warrants.

Are there benefits to having Bipolar Disorder?
Psychology Today (blog)
Let me start by acknowledging what is well known: Manic Depression or Bipolar disorder can be a devastating illness. Affecting at least 1% of the population ...

Mel Gibson update: Mel Gibson bipolar and alcoholism: Source of audio tape rants?
Prime Writer News Network
Mel Gibson has admitted to being bipolar and has struggled with alcoholism since his teen years. Did Oksana Grigorieva know of Mel's struggles before she ...

Man charged with murder in Smithfield child abuse case
News14.com
The warrants also show Richardson told authorities he was "bipolar and little things set him off." Among the items seized by authorities include:

Depression, bipolar support group available
Wahpeton Daily News
Dave Offner, who has bipolar disorder, has created a chapter of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance for the Breckenridge and Wahpeton area. ...

Police seek Lee's Summit girl, 14, missing since Saturday
Kansas City Star
... seen at her home and may be traveling on foot. Fatima has a bipolar disorder and family members believe she may be in danger because of her mental state.

Much help is available for people at risk of suicide
Herald Palladium (subscription)
This individual had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. What is bipolar disorder, and what could I have done to prevent their suicide? ...

Advocate for mentally ill to meet Obama
The Charlotte Observer  
Mike Weaver, a Charlotte man who lives with bipolar disorder and works to help others cope with mental illness, has been invited to attend an event at the White House with President Barack Obama

Shedding Light On How Psychiatric Risk Gene Disrupts Brain Development
Medical News Today  Scientists are making progress towards a better understanding of the neuropathology associated with debilitating psychiatric illnesses like bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. New research, published by Cell Press in the July 15 issue of the journal Neuron, reveals mechanisms that connect a known psychiatric risk gene to disruptions in brain cell proliferation and migration during development. A ...

Accused in autistic boy's killing thought she had supernatural power: psychiatrist
Brandon Sun  ROSSLAND, B.C. - A woman accused of killing a 12-year-old autistic boy in British Columbia did not recognize that she had bipolar disorder, refused to take medications, and believed she had supernatural powers, a psychiatrist testified at her trial.

 

 


 


 



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