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January 28, 2010

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 ...

Doctors Can Be Great - Or Awful
About - News & Issues
But I know many of you have limited choices about the doctors you see, and that for many of you, bipolar disorder can make it difficult to stay in control ...

Equilibrium— a new support group begins here next week
InsideHalton.com
Residents suffering from depression or bipolar disorder, now have a new resource to turn to for help. Starting on Wednesday (Jan. 26), Equilibrium opens a ...

Washington struggles with use of medical marijuana
Seattle Times
For example, when the board held a hearing to consider depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder in December 2009, they invited as their only expert witness ...

Medical landscape is rapidly evolving
Edmond Sun
Today research scientists and psychiatrists understand that schizophrenia and bipolar disorders are caused by chemical imbalances in the brain, ...

Talented but erratic Justin Phillip adds blinkers for Lecomte
Daily Racing Form
NEW ORLEANS - No one is calling the 3-year-old colt Justin Phillip bipolar, schizophrenic, or anything like that. Quirky� was the word his trainer, Steve Asmussen, chose to describe him.

Winning a race with mental illness
The Union Democrat
Margaret "Maggie" Hurst Reese wants to tell the world that people with mental disorders can live fulfilling lives. She knows, because she is doing it. Her plunge from high school star athlete into the depths of bipolar disease and out again are chronicled in her new book, "Runaway Mind"?

Depresson, bipolar disorder support group offers advocacy, education
The Daily News Online
(Mark Gutman/Daily News) BATAVIA — Dr. Beth Allen has learned a lot since her bipolar diagnosis 20 years ago. Those lessons have included how to

THEATER REVIEW: “Next To Normal” proves why it won Pulitzer Prize
San Diego Gay & Lesbian News
As the show opens, Diana Goodman (San Diego's own Alice Ripley), the bipolar mom of the family, has spent the night disinfecting the house and announcing to ...

Case Western Reserve Receives $7.8M to Study Mania in Children
Newswise (press release)
“We want to develop the means by which to more accurately diagnose bipolar disease in children,” says Robert L. Findling, MD, the Rocco L Motto, ...

Let's All Wish Daniel Johnston a Happy 50th Birthday
NBC New York (blog)
... whose frequent brilliance is often overshadowed by his well-documented personal problems (he struggles with bipolar disorder)--and Johnston's team is ...

Q&A Part 2: Donny Goines Remembers Disco D
Village Voice (blog)
In your song "The Loudest Silence" you say there were rumors about him being bipolar or schizophrenic. Did you pick up on these things at the time? ...

Letter: Group Hope offers help for depression
Rockford Register Star
By Anonymous Group Hope is a meeting of people suffering from depression or bipolar disorder. It is a safe place to discuss feelings of sadness, confusion, ...

Friends indeed
Schenectady Gazette (blog)
My friend has been in and out of mental hospitals since her late teens, when she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder ...

Help for the mentally ill
Alton Telegraph
Adcock has had a long history in dealing with the subject, starting with her husband and later her daughter who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder after ...

How Seasonal Depression Affects Bipolar Disorder
Everyday Health
About 20 percent of bipolar patients experience a mood shift based on seasonal sunlight. Learn about seasonal bipolar disorder and how to cope with it. ...

'Big Brother' Winner Adam Jasinski Sentenced to Four Years in Federal Prison
Hollywood Reporter
However, he later retracted the statement and expressed regret at his trial, blaming drug addiction and bipolar disease for his mistakes. “I'm sick. ...

5 Signs of Common Mental Health Conditions
Everyday Health
Mental disorders like depression, anxiety, OCD, and bipolar disorder all have warning signs. Find out what they are and when to get help. ...

Mixed emotions at memorial
Daily Pilot
John Allen revealed his daughter was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in August of 2002, though several people at the memorial already knew. ...

Rising need for mental health services is tempered by decreases in funding
Fond du Lac Reporter
George Wagner hates the label mentally ill. The Fond du Lac man has managed to carve out a balanced life for himself despite his struggles with bipolar disorder.

Family can sue Santa Rosa over police shooting
San Francisco Chronicle
(01-24) 14:19 PST SANTA ROSA -- The US Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for the family of a bipolar man to go to trial in a suit against Santa Rosa and ...

Sheriff seeks missing bipolar man in Okeechobee
WPEC
The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office is searching for a bipolar man who is off his medication and has a warrant for a probation violation. ...

FDA May Lower Risk Category of ECT Devices
About - News & Issues
Electroconvulsive therapy - better known as ECT or electroshock therapy - has been used to treat severe depression and bipolar disorder for decades. ...

Criminal intent, mental illness, two separate entities
Edmonton Journal
Someone who suffers from diabetes can purposely break the law, no different than someone who is suffering from bipolar or schizophrenia can. ...

European court: right to commit suicide is among human rights
Catholic Culture
Ernst Haas, a Swiss citizen suffering from bipolar disorder, had filed suit after numerous psychiatrists had refused to write him a prescription for a drug ...

More college students seeking help for mental health issues
KVUE
“He failed a lot of classes and they were about to kick him out, but he had an actual reason for doing it, so they diagnosed him with bipolar,” Kim said. ...

With bipolar disorder, drinking caffeine is self-medicating
Palm Beach Post
I did it because I finally realized that consuming stimulants probably isn't a good idea for those of us with bipolar disorder. D'uh. ...

Boston Hospital Settles Medical Malpractice Suit Over Girl's Death
Avvo
... Kifuji had reportedly been fooled by Riley's parents into believing that three of the couple's children suffered from ADHD and bipolar illnesses. ...

OPP tight-lipped about 'suspicious' Kingsville death
Windsor Star
Just one week ago, Bridie was featured in an A News TV report about her art and her struggle with bipolar disorder. She told the media outlet there is still ...

How to Use the DSM
Psychiatric Times (blog)
Both doctor and patient can more readily treat Mr Jones's hypertension as simply a case of hypertension than can either treat Ms Smith's bipolar disorder as ...

Life Matters
Santa Monica Daily Press
I must mention he is bipolar and bisexual. We had an ongoing affair after his first divorce, and we both enjoyed that aspect of our lives. ...

Spector documentary is mesmerizing, spooky stuff
Globe and Mail
... tells the story of a lonely bipolar kid from the Bronx – a musician so talented and tormented that he could carry a tune and grudge at the same time. ...

Antipsychotic drugs not just for schizophrenia
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Drugs like Abilify, Geodon, Risperdal, Seroquel and Zyprexa are prescribed for a range of psychiatric conditions from autism and bipolar disorder to major ...

LA Police Shoot, Kill Bipolar Man
KSBW Salinas
Los Angeles police have shot and killed a mentally ill man during a struggle on a South Los Angeles street.

Chandigarh police did not mention Utsav's mental health in chargesheet
The Times of India
While the police had described Utsav Sharma, who had attacked former Haryana DGP SPS Rathore with a knife in February last year, as 'suffering from bipolar disorder', this fact never got mentioned in the chargesheet filed against him.

OASIS programs offered throughout school year
Osseo Press & News
The OASIS group (Osseo Area Source of Information and Support) is again hosting presentations during the 2010-11 school year. These presentations are for parents of children with learning and behavioral differences including but not limited to: ADHD, ADD, LD, EBD, ODD, OCD, anxiety, autism, depression and bipolar.

 



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Oklahoma Officers Allegedly Tased 'Naked' Man 50 Times, Charged With Murder
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