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April 15, 2010

The Fourth Estate: Over Diagnosing American Teens:
edications, and even discovery of mental disorders such as bipolar disorder, clinical depression, and ADHD weren't being focused on until the 20th century. The problem isn't that doctors are greedy for money as some might argue, but that the symptoms ...

Don't add alternative treatments before consulting a professional
Herald Times Reporter
Question: I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder over two years ago. After many medication trials, I finally am feeling better and have found a medication combination I can deal with. I still have some depression and am wondering if there is anything ...

Axeman accused howls in court
Independent Online
He told the magistrate that his son – who is facing three charges of murder, one of attempted murder and one of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm – was a schizophrenic who suffered from bipolar disorder. “He needs to see a private ...

Going around The Bend the long way: Montreal filmmaker no longer on the ...
He was suffering from bipolar disorder. He had also been drinking. Younger brother Jason (Adam Butcher), who worshipped Mike, is still traumatized. He also fears that hereditary factors might result in a similar fate for him. Also still traumatized are ...

Darkness visible
By Limor Gal "During an attack it was easiest for me to be with religiously observant patients," laughs S., a clinical psychologist of 45 who has been coping with bipolar disorder (manic depression ) for more than 20 years. "They thought the messiah is ...

Dealing with the Problem Pileup (blog)
Problem pileups are common in bipolar disorder. Problems tend to come in waves making you feel confused and overwhelmed. When you're in the midst of it, you may have trouble seeing what's actually going on. As a first step, NAMI advises making a list. ...

This show's appeal is its uniqueness 'Next to Normal' will be at the Fox ...
Belleville News Democrat
The emotional tale of an everyday mom who struggles with bipolar disorder and its effect on her family has earned high praise and a fiercely loyal audience. "Next to Normal" continues its first national tour through July, stopping in St. Louis for a ...

Dr. McCoy diagnosed Sanders as suffering from a schizoaffective disorder. He described the disorder as a combination of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. He said that such a person generally is socially incompetent, has no friends, and has delusions ...

Bar set high for committing mentally ill
Krier, 53, who had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, was fatally shot by law officers after he came out of his home near Sigourney with weapons a few hours after killing Deputy Eric Stein, 39, on Monday. Scant details have been released about the ...

Bipolar disorder manageable with correct diagnosis
Winfield Daily Courier Online
By Susan Aldridge Turn the television on and you see more and more advertisements for medications to treat bipolar disorder and depression. Although these medical disorders have been around for many years, it is partly being brought out due to the ...

Patty Duke: Bipolar Nightmare For Actress Patty Duke!
Showbiz Spy
Duke said she first began experiencing the symptoms of bipolar disorder in her 20s, but the disease would go undiagnosed for many years. The longer the disease went untreated, the worse her symptoms became, she said, and her struggles with anger and ...

Mania, Delusions of Grandeur Part of Bipolar Disorder Type I
Opposing Views
I'm not familiar with delusions of grandeur in mania and bipolar disorder so I looked it up and I asked if anyone had stories of their mania and delusions of grandeur. Naturally, my lovely readers provided. Delusions of grandeur is not officially ...

APNewsBreak: Mosque Plot Suspect Calls Case Absurd
Family members, friends and doctors have described Stockham being able to function in larger society when taking his medication for bipolar disorder and abstaining from alcohol. During the interview, he seemed lucid and said he's been taking his ...

Mitchell man sentenced to prison for probation violation
Daily Republic
A Mitchell man who has created disturbances in local courtrooms and is believed to suffer from bipolar disorder received a penitentiary sentence Friday. A Mitchell man who has created disturbances in local courtrooms and is believed to suffer from ...

Jets' Ainge tackling life as recovering addict
Pakistan Daily Mail
But now, he's here: A recovering drug addict with bipolar disorder and a surgically repaired foot, trying to rebuild his once-shattered life under the roof of his famous uncle, Danny Ainge. "I'm learning how to be a new person," said Ainge, ...

Poppy pair awarded for braving 30 years
Oxford Mail
Ms Cottingham, who has three sons, suffers from heart and lung disease and has bipolar disorder, but despite poor health has not missed a year. Mr Tegg, 71, former police officer and retired member of the RAF, said: “It's worth doing. ...

East Greenville man pleads guilty to slashing girlfriend's throat
The Mercury
At that time, Meinzer claimed in court papers that Green was previously diagnosed with "moderate to severe psycho paranoia, manic depression, bipolar disorder and nervous breakdowns." Meinzer claimed blood tests conducted one day after the slashing ...

Happiness is a choice for this bipolar photographer-restaurateur
Research shows that people with bipolar disorder exhibit psychotic symptoms and can sometimes be misdiagnosed as having a serious mental illness like schizophrenia. Studies have also shown that genetic factors contribute to the likelihood of someone ...

Sufferers, please come out of the mental health closet
SFA The Pine Log Online
Now, when I say mental illness, most people are thinking the big ones: schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, et cetera. But dig this: have you ever been in a situation where for whatever reason fear overtook you and your heart began to race and your palms ...

Seasonal episodes can add to burden of bipolar disorder
Houma Courier
She was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, an illness marked by recurring episodes of mania and depression that can last for weeks or months at a time before a person's mood returns to normal. About a quarter of the people with bipolar disorder have ...

Bipolar disorder drug development has had mixed success says new report
MyCompanyPR (press release)
The report R&D Trends: Bipolar Disorder states that for the past 5 years R&D for new bipolar disorders drugs has been met with mixed success; while five drugs have progressed through the clinical pipeline and entered the market, four late-stage ...

Semantics of Mental Illness
London Free Press (blog)
But please don't refer to bipolar as a “disease”. Â My daughter is 18 years old and has lived with (not suffered from) bipolar disorder for almost 5 years. Â The words we choose to use when talking about mental illness can have a very powerful effect ...

A Whole New Light on the Bipolar / Violence Connection
About - News & Issues
By Marcia Purse, Guide April 11, 2011 Having bipolar disorder by itself does not increase the risk of violent behavior. Yes, you heard that right, all you crime drama writers and finger-pointers. Sorry, but you'll have to find another ...

When One Bipolar Marries Another: An Interview with Shannon Flynn (blog)
She has degrees in psychology, art therapy, and counseling, and has just released her memoir, called Spin Between Never and Ever, a story about her journey as someone who has suffered from bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression). 1. ...

New Milford man arrested after going into rage
Waterbury Republican American
Alexander D'ascoli, 20, of 4 Autumn Lane, was not taking medication prescribed for a bipolar disorder Saturday when he learned he would not be able to register the car be had hoped to own. Police got a call from D'ascoli's father based on a text ...

Triathlon bid supports beyondblue
Manning River Times
For his entire adult life, and he believes a portion of his younger years, he has lived with bipolar disorder. "My first depression was at 17 but I have suspicions that stuff was going on before then. Like any other kid I was so narcissistic I was ...

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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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