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December 17, 2010

What are signs of depression?
WWLP 22News
Sleeping too much and rapid mood swings make me worry that you may be suffering from a bipolar condition. I say this because both mood swings and ...

PharmAssist program helps patients with depression and bipolar disorder better ...
KTVQ Billings News
Most recently, the program expanded to include medication management for patients with depression and bipolar disorder. With a shortage of psychiatrists in ...

Connecting the dots for better future
Times and Transcript
At left is Maureen Bilerman's daughter Sarah Bilerman, 16, who suffers from bipolar disorder. The demonstration was the brainchild of Fredericton resident ...

Former Wellesley College student found not guilty by reason of insanity
Cambridge Chronicle
“In Anna Tang's fragile bipolar psychotic state it was the final straw.” The verdict means that over the next few months Tang will undergo a psychiatric ...

Antidepressants won't work with an alcohol chaser
Palm Beach Post
Many of us with alcoholism and another mental illness - such as depression or bipolar - also struggle with what I call "episodic illiteracy. ...

Failure of GPs to screen for bipolar is 'deadly'
Straight Furrow
PEOPLE are dying because doctors are not screening them for bipolar disorder and diagnosing them with depression instead, one of Sydney's leading mental health experts says.

Pa. judge nixes murder plea for lack of 'meds'
Daily Record SMETHPORT, Pa. (AP) â?? A northwestern Pennsylvania judge refused to accept a guilty plea from a man accused of killing a pregnant woman and her unborn child after the giggling suspect revealed he hadn't taken medications to control his schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

More bipolar tests could save lives
The Age
People are dying because doctors are not screening them for bipolar disorder and diagnosing them with depression instead, one of Australia's leading mental health experts says.

An illness is tough on the sufferer and the caregiver
Daily News & Analysis
Married for 35 years, only in 2009 was her husband diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Throughout their married life tension persisted, it even affected the ...

Anna Tang acquitted in stabbing
The MIT Tech
The question was whether her mental illness — bipolar disorder with psychotic features — prevented her from stopping herself. “I'm glad,” said Tang's ...

Local man documents his battle with Alzheimer's, part 2
Coast News
OCEANSIDE — Joe Potocny has lived a full life that's required him to manage both bipolar disease and alcoholism. This year he celebrated his 37th year of ...

Medical Students to Train at Unique Psychiatric Facility
University of Central Florida
... where medical students will observe and help treat patients with conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder and autism. ...

Warden says inmate was not abused by officer
Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
Francis Lombardo, 40, who is mentally ill, suffering from bipolar disorder, was apprehended by county adult probation officers at a Dorrance Township home ...

'It was a black hole that I recognised': A bipolar disorder sufferer recalls ...
Daily Mail
He was called Nick and he too was battling depression, although for him it was a familiar part of his bipolar disorder. He and Claire became inseparable and ...

For a wounded soldier, a mom keeps fighting
Pioneer Press
Complicating matters for her son is that a military doctor diagnosed him with bipolar disorder after his tour of duty. Both Jerry Schwappach and his mother ...

School house mistress guilty of sex offences against boys
Harden Murrumburrah Express
Two psychiatrists had testified that the woman suffered from bipolar disorder and "was unable to control her libidinous impulses whilst in a euphoric state" ...

'Happy' holiday is an unreachable goal: Expert
Sify
Wilson, who has long struggled with depression and is being treated for bipolar, has spoken from his experience. He said the season's tidings of good cheer ...

Why you should not shy away from mental health issues
Citywire.co.uk
Advisers should not be afraid of addressing clients' mental health problems, such as depression and bipolar disorder. The ability to take on these issues ...

A legacy of unintended side effects
Boston Globe
“A few years ago, we never saw a bipolar diagnosis in a child; now we do,'' said David Rust, a top Social Security official who defended the agency's ...

The Mackenzie Taylor I knew, by comedian Hils Barker
The Guardian
Mackenzie suffered from bipolar schizoaffective disorder, a condition which leads to periods of psychosis, depression, mania, paranoia and a whole host of ...

Former mental patient's BBC Radio 4 programme wins an award
Daily Gazette
Angela Barnes was treated by North Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust for bipolar disorder after suffering a psychotic episode and being detained under ...

It's All About Me: But Is Narcissism A Disorder?
NPR
The American Psychiatric Association recently announced it's considering dropping narcissistic personality disorder and four other personality disorders from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

Bipolar Disorder Under-Diagnosed or Not?
About - News & Issues
Today I ran across two reports on recent studies where the researchers' conclusions about under-diagnosed bipolar disorder contradict each other. ...

Widow: Bipolar disorder behind 'senseless' death
Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
"Because of his bipolar disease, he had his ups and downs," she said. "Some days he was really, really happy, and other days he was sad. ...

Living with mental illness
East African
Dr Collin Ndegwa, a psychiatrist at Kilifi, said bipolar disorder is a brain illness that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels and ability ...

Cause of woman's death still unclear
Las Cruces Sun-News
Colts - who the OMI reports "had a medical history remarkable for hypertension, illicit drug use, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder" - had reported hearing ...

Some insurers balk over death benefits
News & Observer
American General held that he had failed to disclose conditions, including bipolar disorder and pulmonary disease, that his doctors said he did not have. ...

Living With Bipolar Disorder
Caring.com
By Barbara Floria Bipolar disorder, or manic depression, is a serious and potentially disabling mental illness. People with the condition can experience ...

Lack of Diagnosis Leads to a Tragic Life
About - News & Issues
He was plotting murder by arson when finally hospitalized again, a long time later, and diagnosed with bipolar 1. Cleetis's story is about the failures in ...

Walking relieves stress and keeps you eternally young
Providence Journal
I reconnected with Rath just at the right time in my life, as I was searching for services that accepted Medicare to help a relative diagnosed with bipolar ...

Kids in apartment buildings exposed to more tobacco smoke
Boston Globe
EC A common theory is that people who don't respond to antidepressants may have other mental illnesses, including bipolar disorder, defined by mood swings. ...

Woman Diagnosed Bipolar Found A Way to Fight Insomnia
PitchEngine
Quebec, Quebec December 15, 2010 Like other sleepless women who are looking for ways to fight insomnia, a typical homemaker who was diagnosed as being Bipolar has found new hope with the latest audio sessions in the Sleep Tracks Sleep Optimization Program.I was diagnosed Bipolar and given Lunesta, explained Kirsten Geans. But the pills that helped her for a year stopped working, and...

Cop apologizes for shooting bipolar Vancouver man
CTV.ca
... police officer who shot and killed Paul Boyd three years ago said Wednesday that he thought he had run out of options for dealing with the bipolar man. ...

Mother of bipolar daughter pushes to get more help for mentally ill youth
Winnipeg Free Press
She pushed hard, finally persuading health officials to admit her daughter to the unit, where a month-long stay produced a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, ...

Mother Accused Of Stabbing Kids Claims Break With Reality
WPBF West Palm Beach
The defense attempted to portray a picture of a new mother dealing with postpartum depression, a bipolar disorder and a years-long addiction to pain pills ...

Shooter's widow faults economy, 'the world'
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Clay Duke was a troubled, broke ex-con with bipolar disorder, an interest in anarchy, a wife whose unemployment benefits had run out and frustrations that ...

Writing can be the best therapy
Victoria News
The Victoria resident, who has performed on stage and radio for decades, relies on friends and loved ones to help him deal with bipolar disorder that can, ...

Barrow woman took overdose and said goodbye to boyfriend by text
North-West Evening Mail
A WOMAN suffering from bipolar disorder said goodbye to her friends by text before taking an overdose, an inquest heard.

Increasing Number of Bipolar Disorder Being Diagnosed as Depression
TopNews New Zealand
It has been stated by the expert that an increasing number of people suffering from bipolar disorder were being diagnosed with depression by doctors because ...

US adults likely to forgo medical care due to cost
Billings Gazette
A divorced mother who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at age 16, she forgoes regular physician visits to keep her illness in check. ...

It's time we changed our attitude to mental ill-health
WalesOnline
But when someone's diagnosed with depression, bipolar disorder or some form of psychosis? We use derogatory language to describe the affliction; ...



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Disrupted biochemical pathway in the brain linked to bipolar disorder
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Bipolar disorder affects millions of Americans, causing dramatic swings in mood and, in some people, additional effects such as memory problems.

Lanark Court arsonist sentenced
thestar
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Understanding bipolar
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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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