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January 7, 2011

"Psychiatry Off A Cliff"
The Atlantic
Diagnoses of autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and bipolar disorder skyrocketed, and Frances thinks his manual inadvertently facilitated ...

Initial Bipolar Diagnosis Missed 60 Percent of Time
By Psych Central News Editor Only 40 percent of clinicians make a correct diagnosis of bipolar disorder when presented with a definitive case and are ...

Free NAMI course to address mental illness issues
Ultimate East End
According to the press release, topics covered during the 12-week course include the symptoms and behavior of depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, ...

Suspended assistant superintendent taking Johnson City schools to court
Press & Sun-Bulletin
... which Lally explains he has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and partly blames his actions on two different personalities he has: "Tom" and "Tommy. ...

Adam Ant tells of medication hell
Adam Ant says his bipolar medication meant he "didn't make love for seven years". The 'Ant Music' singer has struggled with his psychiatric disorder for many years and blames being on heavy medication for leaving him unable to perform as a vocalist and causing alarming physical side effects.

Guest essay: A resource during the holidays, and always
Henrietta Post
When someone is depressed or bipolar or struggles with substance abuse or other issues, anxiety and annoyances are magnified during the holidays and can ...

Grand Prairie mom lost son in New Orleans fire
Dallas Morning News
But he stopped taking medicine to treat his bipolar disorder and befriended a group of people his age who wanted to travel the country. ...

Romanian immigrant gets help with mental illness at Concord facility
Contra Costa Times
Baraghin, said he has been diagnosed with Dyslexia and Bipolar Disorder and now takes medication regularly and goes to Mental Health Consumer Concerns Inc. ...

Tom Wootton speaking on bipolar disorder
Daily Democrat
He is widely sought as a speaker on Bipolar Disorder nationwide. Mental health consumers, family members and concerned citizens are all welcome. ...

Stanford runs Pediatric Bipolar Disorders Program
San Francisco Chronicle
Even more specifically, he was intrigued by mania - or bipolar disorder - in children. In 1997, Chang founded one of the nation's first clinics devoted to ...

Fostering vulnerable children is life's work for the Vandeventers
The Olympian
But in reality, she has sacrificed her personal dreams and ambitions, acquiring a damaged heart in the process, to care for her bipolar mother. ...

Kerry Katona: I Fancy a New Lad
Daily Star
She has also faced a public battle with drugs and bipolar disorder. She added: “I can honestly say I will never touch drugs again.”

Who's Crazy Here? We All Are
Guyol herself “ended her bipolar disorder in 2002 by addressing its underlying causes instead of treating the symptoms forever with drugs. ...

Challenging the "Normal" in theater
Denver Post
"Next to Normal" isn't the kind of musical that normally gets anywhere close to Broadway. So how did the story of a family's burden with the mother's bipolar disorder over two decades ever find an audience? "The audience found it," says award-winning star Alice Ripley.

Stanford runs Pediatric Bipolar Disorders Program
San Francisco Chronicle
Before becoming a child psychiatrist, Kiki Chang spent 10 years as a classroom teacher. "I saw a lot runny noses, then I got interested in the brain," said Chang, sitting in his office on the Stanford campus. "In...

Antidepressants in Bipolar Depression: A New Meta-Analysis for an Old Controversy
Psychiatric Times
2 This happened with an influential 2004 publication on antidepressants in acute bipolar depression, and it is being slightly rectified with a recently ...

In Study, 59% of Psychotherapists Missed Bipolar Diagnosis
About - News & Issues
It's well known that the first time many people seek help for bipolar disorder symptoms, they only report symptoms of depression, not realizing that ...

January Featured Artist: Kyle Hanson
Food For Thought, A News Cafe
He was subsequently diagnosed with ADHD, Asperger Syndrome and Early Onset Bipolar Disorder. In the face of these challenges, Kyle excelled in school and ...

In a Minute
Eagle Tribune
HAMPSTEAD — People who suffer from depression/bipolar or are affected by someone who does are invited to attend support group meetings. ...

Local man claims withdrawal led him to assault deputy
Northern Virginia Daily
... to reduction in the medication," Bassler states. "Symptoms can include nausea and vomiting, insomnia, and symptoms [of] bipolar disorder or schizophrenia."

New defender for Jason Gordon
New Philadelphia Times Reporter
“He has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, as well as schizoaffective disorder. He has been admitted to several mental institutions as a juvenile and ...

Free class helps people cope with mental disorders
The Union of Grass Valley
The course, Peer-to-Peer, will cover information about PTSD, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, ...

Police searching for missing bipolar, schizophrenic Lake St. Louis man
Police say Ratcliff has been diagnosed as bipolar and schizophrenic. He has gone missing in the past. In May 2010, he reportedly fled the state because he ...

Bipolar Disorder: Role of Diet
Bipolar Disorder is very common in the United States; almost 2 million American people suffer from this disorder. Bipolar Disorder, which is also known as ...

WR council gets around to doing the right thing

Macon Telegraph (blog)
Bipolar disorder or manic depression disorder: A major affective disorder, or mood disorder, characterized by dramatic mood swings. Bipolar disorder could ...

State mental health facilities may close
Jackson Clarion Ledger
Lost in the lows of bipolar disorder, Lisa Adams had given up on life, and her family had her committed to North Mississippi State Hospital. ...

NAMI to have free meetings starting Jan. 30
Anderson Independent Mail
The program will discuss topics: Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression), Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder, Borderline Personality ...

Battered mother urges judge to free her abusive adult son
Waterloo Record
Defence lawyer Sean Safa argued for only a probation term, with conditions Derrien see a doctor and take medication as prescribed, because his bipolar ...

Dealing with trauma
The Gilroy Dispatch
Courtesy of Flickr/ Throughout much of her young adult life, Terry Hatcher was living in a disassociated state, disconnected from the world - zoned out. She tried to commit suicide at age 21. It wasn't until she was 30 that the Oakland resident learned she was suffering from an acute form of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. As a child, she was abused for years by her bipolar ...

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Lithium Carbonate May Decrease Suicidal or Aggressive Behaviors in Bipolar Disorders
Reports of drug-related adverse suicidal and behavioral events among patients with bipolar disorders (N=3521) were evaluated for potential risk ...

Kidney function in patients with bipolar disorder with and without lithium treatment - MDLinx
MDLinx original journal summary on Bipolar Disorder, Psychiatry. ... with bipolar and schizoaffective disorders is accelerated by lithium.

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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