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October 22, 2010

ArcelorMittal Dofasco gift helps mental illness emerge from shadows
Ancaster News  
Peter Cicchi can't forget a conversation he had with his older brother, Gabe, as his sibling fought a 20-year, ultimately losing battle with bipolar affective disorder.

Medicated-youth stats spike at juvenile center
The Beacon News  
The number of teens in Kane County's Juvenile Justice Center who are taking prescription psychotropic drugs has dramatically increased over the past five years, as has the number of juveniles diagnosed with mental disorders, JJC officials report. Depression, bipolar and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders are among the most commonly reported...

AstraZeneca Launches 'Take on Depression' Campaign Through Facebook and Twitter
PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance  
AstraZeneca is launching a new campaign called "Take on Depression" through a "Take on Depression" Facebook page and a @FaceDepression Twitter feed to support, educate, and inspire those affected by bipolar depression and major depressive disorder, also known as depression.

Bipolar illness garners new brain research
The Tuscaloosa News  
The baby in Joan Fisher's arms looks perfect: full cheeks, a corona of wispy brown hair and wide, happy eyes through which she seems to take in the whole world.

Newport News police looking for runaway teen
WTKR Norfolk  
NEWPORT NEWS Police are seeking the public's assistance in finding a runaway 16-year-old boy who they say suffers from depression and bipolar disorder. He ran away from home on Sep. 3.

Leading Researchers Highlight Key Discoveries in Mental Health Field at NARSAD Mental Health Research Symposium
Newswise  NARSAD announces its 22nd annual Mental Health Research Symposium featuring 11 leading mental health researchers sharing new breakthroughs and insights on schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, geriatric depression, cognitive neuroscience and childhood psychiatric disorders.

Dragun's death was preventable
Herald Sun
A CORONIAL inquest has determined that the death of Channel Ten newsreader Charmaine Dragun could have been prevented if she had been diagnosed with bipolar ...

We were buzzed, says defendant in sex attack trial
Victoria Times Colonist
A few days after they began dating, he asked her about a vial of pills he found in her apartment and discovered she had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder ...

Words and music
Boston Globe
Between 1985 and '86, just as the Muses were rising out of Rhode Island, Hersh was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and became a teenage mother at age 18. ...

Escaping the straitjacket (blog)
“Knowing whether someone is bipolar or schizoid isn't really all that helpful,” he says. “You use the same medications. You use a lot of the same treatments ...

Magnets Used To Treat Patients With Severe Depression
Medical News Today  John O'Sullivan had struggled with bipolar depression since he was a teen. He has tried numerous types of psychotherapy and medication but nothing seemed to help for long. A salesman whose profession required the constant projection of a positive, upbeat image to be successful, O'Sullivan found that his condition frequently left him feeling listless and restless. He switched jobs often and had ...

Scranton man sentenced to 10 to 30 years for death in fight
Scranton Times-Tribune
Psychiatrist Dr. Richard Fishbein said Mr. Becchetti suffers from a bipolar disorder and the condition was exacerbated that day by his drinking and the ...

Mental illness support group set
Fremont News Messenger
... Alliance on Mental Illness of Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot Counties is sponsoring a support group for people living with depression or bipolar disorder. ...

Therapy relieves depression without medication
The Jackson Sun  
What would you do if your child was severely depressed? If she was bipolar? And you had the knowledge to bring breakthrough technology to West Tennessee?

Living Successfully with BiPolar Depression
Bipolar disorder, previously called manic-depressive illness is a mental disorder often characterized by extreme mood variations. While it is normal to have ...

Pediatric Bipolar Disorder and ADHD - The Future of Diagnosis
About - News & Issues
A new small study showed promising results by viewing brain scans of children in three groups: those with pediatric bipolar disorder, those with ADHD, ...

'Only More So': Mark Vonnegut's Battle With Bipolar
NPR  In his new memoir, Just Like Someone Without Mental Illness, Only More So, pediatrician Mark Vonnegut explains how bipolar disorder has shaped but not defined his life -- and he describes life with his father, novelist Kurt Vonnegut.

Fresno mom gets 15 years to life for baby drowning
CBS 47 Fresno  FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A Fresno woman who pleaded no contest to drowning her infant daughter in the bathtub is heading to prison for 15 years to life. Prosecutors say 33-year-old Lisa Brown drowned 7-month-old Jillian Engelman on Christmas Eve 2007 and told authorities that she did it because the baby was possessed by demons. Brown's lawyer maintains that she is bipolar and suffered from ...

Police: Body Found Under Bridge Was Missing Florida Man
She reported him as a missing person on Monday night. Police said Yost reportedly suffered from bipolar disorder and was on medication.

How Prozac works
Brain Blogger (blog)
... and removal of neurotransmitters is not functioning properly in certain mental conditions like bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, ...

Alexza reacquires U.S. and Canadian rights for Staccato Loxapine from BLS
Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that it has reacquired the U.S. and Canadian rights for AZ-004 (Staccato® loxapine) from Biovail Laboratories International SRL, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.. AZ-004 is being developed for the rapid treatment of agitation in schizophrenia or bipolar disorder patients.


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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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