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January 21, 2010

Nazi sympathizer and triple murderer Frank Spisak asks Ohio Parole Board to ...
Plain Dealer
State psychiatrists and a professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University working with the defense agree that Spisak suffers from a severe bipolar ...

Woman who suffered abuse, bipolar disorder honoured for her recovery
The Province
Following a decade of misdiagnoses and hospital stays, the soft-spoken Vancouver woman found medication that curbed her bipolar disorder symptoms, ...

Local support group for bipolar disorder, depression in works [Messenger ...
Behavioral Health Central
13--Tonya Newton would like to start a local support group for people affected by bipolar disorder and depression and has heard from six people interested ...

Well: A Doctor's Mission to End Violence
New York Times (blog)
When I think back now, he was suffering from bipolar disorder. And there were other people in my neighborhood like him.” So, in addition to being a surgeon, ...

Mind matters in spellbinding musical drama 'Next to Normal'
The Coloradoan
But can his newest story of a bipolar housewife struggling to keep her family together topple the Wicked Witch of the West? ...

Man who threatened FBI agent to be released
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
He has been in various federal prisons, and most recently back at the Allegheny County Jail, where he was prescribed medications for bipolar disorder. ...

Fairfield support group targets mental health issues
The Vacaville Reporter
A free 12-week course for families with a loved one who suffers from depression, bipolar schizophrenia or panic disorder will begin from 6 to 8:30 p.

Man suspected in rapes found mentally unfit
A psychiatric evaluation found Butler suffers from bipolar disorder and has had mental health problems for at least a decade. The commitment order said he ...

Scholes sentenced in 2008 kidnapping and rape case
Juneau Empire
McClung believed Scholes does suffer from bipolar disorder, which was affected by the stoppage of steroids, a bad prescription interaction, ...

The Line Between Madness and Mayhem
Wall Street Journal
These have consistently found an increased risk of violence in individuals with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and some forms of severe brain injury. ...

Poking a 'neurotypical' funny bone
Bennington Banner
I tell them I used to call it 'bipolar disorder,' but people would think I have some sort of ice cream bar," said Hohman, talking on the telephone in the ...

Research and Markets: Bipolar Depression - Pipeline Review, Q4 2010
Business Wire (press release)
Bipolar Depression Pipeline Review, Q4 2010, provides an overview of the Bipolar Depression therapeutic pipeline. This report provides information on the ...

Reaching out through artwork
The News Journal
Sitting at a wooden desk or in front of his paint-streaked easel, Massey, 30, who is bipolar, found that creative expression through painting has been ...

Auburn standoff ends peacefully
They say he was despondent and may have been off medication he was taking for bipolar disorder. A number of buildings on that street were evacuated as a ...

Blame deranged killer for Tucson murders
Such radical changes in the direction of a government over the short term have been characterized as bipolar, and perhaps there is some truth to America's ...

Faulty drugs or medical devices: Do you go with the group or strike out on ...
Orlando Sentinel
Or did you or a family member take Seroquel for bipolar disorder and later develop diabetes? If you've taken a drug that has been recalled or used a medical ...

Mad rantings about politics, evolution, and microbiology
ScienceBlogs (blog)
They should be on medication but their parents can't afford it; recently my student with Bipolar disorder came in off the wall, late, with no explanation ...

Alexza Intends To Refile Application For Bipolar Treatment In July
Wall Street Journal
Alexza Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ALXA) said it hopes to refile its new drug application for its schizophrenic and bipolar disorder treatment with the US Food ...

UM seeks volunteers for new clinical trial for bipolar disorder
U-M Health System News
The University of Michigan is seeking participants for a new clinical trial to compare the effectiveness of two medicines commonly used to treat bipolar ...

County Targets Mental Illness Myths
“I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder when I was 19 years old. I had a massive manic episode,” said McNeil. Mania, or the manic portion of bipolar disease, ...

Burnham joins effort to explore Alzheimer's drugs
Orlando Sentinel
Contract with Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals to be worth more than $85 million Sanford-Burnham Institute has announced a three-year partnership with drug maker Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals to explore new drugs for Alzheimer's disease and psychiatric disorders, such as bipolar disorder.

Video: Living with A Mental Illness
CBS News
Lois Earley's daughter Toby was diagnosed with Bipolar 1 with psychotic features at 19. Digital Journalist Megan Kelty spoke with Earley for a look into a family living with mental illness.

Singing the bipolar blues
Bay Area Reporter
Diana Goodman is a wife and mother whose onset of bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depression, wreaks havoc in the family. But a Broadway musical can't ...

Probation after phone threats in Va.
Washington Post (blog)
Defense attorney Jim Crawford said Wednesday that 46-year-old Timothy Bland is bipolar, and that he was intoxicated and delusional when he phoned Meghan ...

First Person: Living with bipolar disorder, struggling for normalcy
Yahoo! News
I probably should have seen it coming; after all, my mother suffers from bipolar disorder. I suppose I assumed it would never happen to me, ...

Existing With Bi-Polar
BlogHer (blog)
You see, I am the parent of an adult child with Bi-Polar disorder. He cycles rapidly when not taking medication, and recenly he decided (again) that he ...

How manic depression led Louisa to cheat on her husband
Louisa Goldstone-Smith, 31, blamed bipolar disorder for cheating on her partner, Gavin Crawley. He has stuck by his wife, and said he always knew something ...

Doctors to evaluate mental health efforts
The Skokie-based Cheryl T. Herman Foundation, which supports education, diagnosis and treatment related to depression, bipolar disorders and associated ...

Massachusetts General Hospital Leading Nationwide, Comparative Study Of Common Bipolar Medications
Medical News Today
The Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Bipolar Clinic and Research Program with the Bipolar Trials Network is launching Bipolar CHOICE (Clinical Health Outcomes Initiative in Comparative Effectiveness), a 10-site nationwide trial evaluating the real-world advantages and disadvantages of quetiapine, a widely prescribed second generation antipsychotic mood stabilizing medication, compared to ...

More Than $3 Million Grant To Develop Therapies For Biological Clock Disorders
Medical News Today
The Scripps Research Institute has been awarded $3.17 million over four years to develop compounds that will counteract disruptions of the human biological clock - the circadian rhythm that regulates our patterns of activity and rest over a 24-hour daily cycle. Circadian rhythm disruptions have been associated with sleep disorders, as well as bipolar disease and schizophrenia. The grant, from ...

First Person: Struggling for Normalcy While Living with Bipolar Disorder
ContributorNetwork via Yahoo! News
It seems we see medical advances treating numerous physical ailments every day. Yet, when it comes to mental health, it seems doctors push anti-depressants on patients without evaluating completely their state of mind or if depression really is the issue. Mental illness frightens because it is difficult to comprehend. Mental wellness takes a back seat to other ailments. Those with mental health ...

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The research was published in the Journal of Affected Disorders. ... mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression.”.

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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