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April 22, 2010

Health Blog Video: Shedding Light on Bipolar Disorder
Wall Street Journal (blog)
By Katherine Hobson Catherine Zeta-Jones's disclosure that she has bipolar 2 disorder has a lot of people looking for information about the condition. As we've written, about half of bipolar patients have that iteration of the disease, characterized by ...

Christiane Wells: What It's Like Being Bipolar
Huffington Post (blog)
By Christiane Wells I had no idea how serious the diagnosis of bipolar disorder was at 19-years-old. To have a bottle of lithium in my hands felt scary. But it explained why I'd had such serious issues for years -- impulsivity, depression, ...

Fast Track: Catherine Zeta-Jones is dealing with bipolar disorder
Imperial Valley Press
Terrence Malick's long-delayed "The Tree of Life" will finally be unveiled at Cannes in May. (Los Angeles Times) Security for this weekend's Coachella music festival is going wide -- a mile wide. (Los Angeles Times) Cover your ears, Twi-hards: Reese ...

Using Mindfulness for Bipolar Disorder
PsychCentral.com (blog)
This rollercoaster ride of emotions and energy often seems to trace the same path as bipolar disorder's ups and downs. By practicing mindfulness, you notice that both types of thoughts are just thoughts, and you don't need to react to them or even give ...

One Woman's Life as a Bipolar Mom
Opposing Views
Cristina Fender, 34, of Austin, Texas, is an aspiring writer, blogger, and mother of two who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2006. Each and every day, Cristina struggles to manage her condition while taking care of her family. ...

CA Upholds Termination of Bipolar Court Clerk Over Threats
Metropolitan News-Enterprise
By KENNETH OFGANG, Staff Writer An Orange Superior Court clerk who claimed that her hostile and threatening conduct toward co-workers was a manifestation of bipolar disorder was properly terminated, the Fourth District Court of Appeal has ruled. ...

Boston woman reported missing in Chicago
Chicago Tribune
Kimberly Shroff was last seen Thursday at 6:30 pm at a bus shuttle center at O'Hare, and she never reached her destination, police said in a high-risk missing person alert. Shroff reportedly suffers from bipolar disorder and is schizophrenic. ...

Dedicating marathon to friend
Deseret News
Depression is the most common mental illness, but those with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder are at a higher risk. Another risk factor is drug and alcohol use, especially abuse or dependence. And finally, because men typically choose to end their ...

Stress, big factor in bipolar disorder, says researcher
Manila Bulletin
She suffers from bipolar disorder II which is said to be “less severe” than bipolar I, where mood swings are not quite as serious and mania isn't quite as high, but is strong enough to be a cause for concern. Admittedly, stressful occurrences happen a ...

Charlie Sheen urges support for bipolar disorder awareness
Newstrack India
New York, Apr 17 (ANI): Charlie sheen has recently urged his fans to show support for the people battling bipolar disorder. As the former 'Two and a Half Men' actor prepared for another show on his 'Violent Torpedo of Truth' tour in Toronto, ...

War compounds the plight of Libya's mentally ill
MiamiHerald.com
By SHASHANK BENGALI BENGHAZI, Libya -- Fatma, a tall, brown-eyed mother of five, was cured of a bipolar disorder for eight years, long enough that doctors closed her medical file. The war in eastern Libya, however, has stirred up those old torments. ...

Mentally ill fall through the cracks
Chattanooga Times Free Press
by Kate Harrison Devin Davis, a 42-year-old Brainerd resident who has bipolar disorder, waits for his turn to speak to the director of the employment resource center, Clint Roberts, during his bi-weekly trip to the AIM Center on Monday. ...

Melbourne researchers launch online guide for carers
Melbourne Leader
Lesley Berk and Tony Jorm, researchers at Orygen Youth Health and Melbourne University, have launched a website to help caregivers of people with bipolar disorder. FAMILIES affected by bipolar disorder are finally getting the recognition they deserve. ...

Way Too Little, Way Too Late
Hartford Courant
A year and a month after Aaron Torres went missing, the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services finally issued a "Silver Alert" for a young man who suffers from bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. That's about a year and a month longer than ...

Upcoming health and wellness events around metro Detroit
Detroit Free Press
Bright Nights Community Forum, "Understanding Bipolar Disorder": Featuring an overview of bipolar disorder presented by Dr. Melvin McInnis, principal investigator of the Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Fund at the University of Michigan Depression ...

BUCKS BRIEFS
phillyBurbs.com
Aninsman said Saunders suffers from bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. He has no access to his medication, which could enhance his diagnosis and he could become a danger to himself or others, police said. Saunders has gone missing from St. Francis on ...

Journalist, father to discuss mental health 'madness'
La Crosse Tribune
Earley, a former Washington Post reporter, conducted a yearlong investigation into mental illness inside Miami's Dade County Jail and then wrote about his family's ordeal to get help for his son, Mike, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. ...

Demonizing Sugar, Bipolar Disorder and The Travails Of Big Pharma
Forbes (blog)
Bipolar II exists on a continuum with traditional manic depression. Instead of mania, a euphoria that can result in a complete lack of control and even hospitalization, patients with bipolar II have hypomania, which can make people seem overly up but ...

Families helping families cope with mental illness
Bradenton Herald
Support family members who have a loved one with a severe mental illness such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression or obsessive-compulsive disorder; 2. Educate the general public through outreach; and 3. Advocate for mentally ill ...

Rosen: When we watch celebrity trainwrecks
Press-Enterprise
It is part of our culture to refer to inconsistent behaviors as "that person is acting totally bipolar." An individual who is easily distracted may be referred to as acting so "ADD." If you or someone you care about has Tourette's, bipolar disorder or ...

Tasered child has heart condition: parents
CTV.ca
The Northern BC couple, who cannot be named to protect their son's identity, say their boy has bipolar disorder, a speech impediment and stress cardiomyopathy – a heart condition triggered by emotional stress that can lead to acute heart failure. ...

Too much lithium in water triggers hypothyroidism
Cordis News
Lithium is used to treat bipolar disorder as well as treatment-resistant depression worldwide. But high concentrations of this element were found in villages of the Argentinean Andes mountains, where people treated for bipolar disorder exhibited ...

AZ cuts left woman to struggle on own
Arizona Daily Star
Diagnosed with bipolar disorder as a child, Stefanov's life had never been easy. While she could be a loving girl who adored animals, she had anger and hostility her family didn't understand. She once threw lit matches at her grandmother. ...

Charlie Sheen faces 9/11 conspiracy theorists' protests for 'neglecting the cause'
Daily Mail
By Daily Mail Reporter He's recently taken on the issue of bipolar disorder amongst many other topics in his live stand-up shows. But there's one cause that Charlie Sheen has been apparently shy of talking about recently - his conspiracy theories ...



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