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February 25, 2010

Talk tonight focuses on bipolar disorder
RocNow
A talk tonight in Greece is aimed at people with bipolar disorder, their family members and friends. The brain disorder that's also known as manic-depressive illness causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity level and the ability to carry out ...

ABILIFY® (aripiprazole) Approved for Maintenance Treatment of Bipolar I ...
Business Wire (press release)
“Patients with Bipolar I Disorder often experience cycles of severe mood swings rather than a single episode 1 ,” said John Tsai, MD, vice president, US Medical, Bristol-Myers Squibb. “Because Bipolar Disorder is a lifelong and recurrent illness, ...

Self-help for the mentally ill?
Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
They suffer from depression, bipolar disorder and other conditions. They are members of the National Alliance on Mental Illness Wood River Valley chapter Connections Program. NAMI is a nonprofit organization founded in 2000 in the Wood River Valley. ...

Penalty Phase Continues in Del. Police Killing Trial
WBOC TV 16
The psychiatrist says she diagnosed Powell with attention deficit disorder, post-traumatic stress and a bipolar disorder. Alizai-Cowan says records also indicate Powell was abused by his parents. Powell faces the death penalty or life in prison for the ...

Former student appeals decision in lawsuit against Scranton School District
Scranton Times-Tribune
In January, Corrina Weidow lost a lawsuit against the district claiming she was discriminated against because of her bipolar disorder, according to court documents. Ms. Weidow claimed the district failed to train and supervise teachers on how to deal ...

Shooting the Breeze with... Geraldine and Clive Bailey
Mayo Advertiser
Those are the sentiments of Geraldine, wife of Clive who was eventually diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Geraldine and Clive talked candidly to the Mayo Advertiser this week about Clive's struggle with bipolar disorder, its affect on their relationship ...

As Ruby Wax and best friend Judith Owen begin their new soul-baring show, they ...
Daily Mail
The US star's new show, Ruby Wax: Losing It, is an account of the comedienne's battle to admit and overcome bipolar disorder. It was meant to be serious, but Ruby says the script is the funniest she's ever written. And she's right. ...

Best Books for Twenty Somethings
Drury Mirror
by Bebe Moore Campbell "Fed up with the mental health community and desperate to save her daughter, who is suffering from bipolar disorder, Keri enlists the assistance of the Program, an illegal group of radicals who have rejected the established ...

Advocates push to keep mental health court funding
NECN
(AP) — Six years ago, former corrections officer Mark Burchell was so sick from bipolar disorder that he imagined himself as a military general out to save the world. In reality, he was an unwashed, unshaven homeless man searching out bus shelters and ...

Despite bipolar disagnosis, judge labels man as predator
Citizens Voice
... A former Avoca resident will spend 2½ to six years in state prison and register as a sexually violent predator for the rest of his life even though a doctor testified that his client committed his crimes while suffering from bipolar disorder. ...

SAD affects many through winter months
PhysOrg.com
SAD can be a part of Major Depressive Disorder or Bipolar Disorder. Depression is a complex neurobiological illness involving many of the chemicals that transmit signals in the brain and nervous system. These signals allow parts of the brain to ...

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra to explore the musical mind
Los Angeles Times
So the manic side of a bipolar disorder can be of short-term assistance to an artist in the same ways drugs can — by altering perception. It's not just artists whose achievements are sometimes prodded and shaped by bipolar disorder, Whybrow says. ...

Should You Divorce Someone Who's Suicidal?
Huffington Post (blog)
"Our loved ones see our illness far differently than we do," writes John McManamy, an award-winning mental health journalist and author who has bipolar disorder and blogs at McMan's Depression and Bipolar Web. "We may complain that they don't ...

Good News for Bristol-Myers
Zacks.com
The recent approval allows Abilify to be used as an adjunct to mood stabilizers lithium or valproate for the maintenance therapy of patients suffering from bipolar I disorder. The disease, which affects 1% of the US population, is characterized by ...

Are Antipsychotics Overprescribed?
Medscape
Now, some antipsychotics are US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) indicated for maintenance treatment of bipolar disorder. But for various scientific reasons, I believe the studies on which these approvals are based are deeply flawed. ...

Dual Diagnosis Drug Rehab Offers Hope and Help
Online PR News (press release)
... –When a person is classified with a dual diagnosis addiction, it means that they have a substance abuse problem along with another mental health issues such as but not limited to; depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, or bipolar disorder. ...

'90210' to revive bipolar disorder plot
Digital Spy
"The bipolar disorder is something she's been medicating herself to fight against. Unfortunately, someone tampers with [the medicine] and stuff's about to blow up!" Sources on the show added that Silver's struggle with bipolar disorder will last for a ...

Crosscut Tout: Issaquah native Brian Yorkey's hit play 'Next to Normal'
Crosscut (blog)
By Judy Lightfoot A rock musical about a family chronically destabilized by the mother's severe bipolar disorder and psychiatric treatments? It's hard to imagine developing a lyrical stage success from such a scenario. But playwright/lyricist Brian ...

RUCKER v. ASTRUE
Leagle.com
Willie Rucker is bipolar, and in 1992 the Social Security Administration determined that the condition was disabling. Since then the agency has reevaluated Rucker and terminated his disability benefits after concluding that his bipolar disorder had ...

PEOPLE v. McSHANE
Leagle.com
The doctor is working on how much and what kinds, yet they all arrive at the same conclusion that I have bipolar disorder where I go through stages of depression and mania, which you have lived with, and periods of excitement and euphoria, ...

Schizophrenia violence link a 'myth'
Sydney Morning Herald
The research also found a majority of Australians (more than 80 per cent) recognised that people with schizophrenia, or bipolar disorder, wanted to live and work independently. However, there was less support (57 per cent) when respondents were asked ...

Lithium Increases Certain Brain Regions in Bipolar Disorder
PsychCentral.com
By Traci Pedersen Associate News Editor International research has significantly boosted scientists' understanding of brain structure differences in those with bipolar disorder as well as how lithium — introduced in the late 1940s and still considered ...

'Next to Normal,' coming to 5th Avenue, tries to paint authentic picture of ...
Seattle Times
Ripley will reprise her Tony Award-winning performance as a woman struggling with bipolar disorder in Seattle at the 5th Avenue Theatre. FRANCOIS DUHAMEL / AP "The Soloist," with Jamie Foxx, left, and Robert Downey Jr., based on a true story, ...

Henry's Demons: Living with Schizophrenia, a Father and Son's Story by Patrick ...
The Guardian
There is no physical test – no brain scan, no genetic read-out, nothing in the blood – that will identify whether someone has schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or depression. These are diagnoses established through behaviour and experience, ...

Rebbie Jackson Opens Up About Daughters Mental Problems
FemaleFirst.co.uk
Michael Jackson's sister Rebbie has opened up about her daughter's battlewith bipolar disorder and schizophrenia in a bid to raise awareness of mental illness. The star admits coping with the problems faced by Yashi Brown - one of her three children ...

Hate Mail: "This bipolar nonsense"
About - News & Issues
In 2008 my former co-Guide Kimberly wrote a blog called Is Bipolar Disorder an Excuse for Wretched Behavior? When the original blog was misinterpreted by many people, she clarified at the top what she meant. That blog still gets comments, ...

Can antidepressants jump-start bipolar disorder?
CNN (blog)
Ten years ago I would have told you that what you'd heard was absolutely correct and that people with bipolar disorder should avoid antidepressants because of the risk these medications pose in terms of making vulnerable people manic. ...

Bipolar Disorder: Top 5 Drugs
NewsMax.com
Bipolar disorder is often characterized by mood swings. Patients experience highs and lows in their mood. It responds to treatment with medication as well as psychotherapy. Several bipolar disorder drugs are available on the market including: 1. ...

Marzilli given 3-month jail sentence
Boston Globe
He has since said that mental illness — he has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder — played a role in his thinking that day and that he has been receiving treatment. During yesterday's hearing, Superior Court Judge Paul Chernoff said that even ...

NAMI Family-to-Family course
Casper Journal
NAMI is offering a 12-week education and support program for anyone who has a family member or close friend dealing with a brain disorder, such as depression, bipolar illness, schizophrenia, etc. The class will meet from 6-8:30 pm beginning Monday, ...

Research and Markets: Cognitive Therapy for Bipolar Disorder: A Therapist's ...
Business Wire (press release)
A thoroughly updated version of a key practitioner text, this new edition includes a treatment manual of cognitive-behavioural therapy for Bipolar Disorder which incorporates the very latest understanding of the psycho-social aspects of bipolar illness ...

“Biutiful” lacks beauty
NKU The Northerner Online
Javier Bardem plays Uxbal, a father of two, and the husband to a woman who has many problems, not the least being her battle with Bipolar Disorder. Uxbal supports his family via seedy means in the black market and illegal immigrant workers circuit. ...

Beverly man deemed not competent to stand trial
Boston Herald
Police say at the time Soreff was on at least five medications for treatment of disorders including autism and bipolar disorder. A Salem Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday that prosecutors had not shown that Soreff "possesses a reasonable degree of ...

Patients sought for drug study
The Tribune-Democrat
— Area patients being treated for bipolar disorder are being recruited to participate in a national study comparing two popular drug therapies. “This is a study of the two major classes of mood stabilizer drug,” investigator Dr. Edward S. Friedman ...

Antipsychotics in Pregnancy Risky for Newborns
WebMD
Antipsychotic drugs are used to treat symptoms of psychiatric disorders, such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. The new labeling standards are for older antipsychotic drugs as well as newer ones. The FDA says its labeling change is intended to ...

Adam Ant on fame, depression and infamy
BBC News
You've said in the past you have bipolar disorder. Did you ever feel the condition taking hold of your life? If I give you examples of some people with bipolar disorder, you'll find they're all creative and they're all magnificent in their own work. ...

Peers provide that essential difference
Manawatu Standard
The one serious shadow hanging over my life is a medical diagnosis of an illness called bipolar disorder. Mental distress is a companion that, over many years, I have learnt to gain power over and manage well. Consequently I lead a pretty good, happy, ...



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