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May 13, 2010

Kids of bipolar parents more susceptible to stress
DailyIndia.com
Washington, May 7: If either your mom or dad is affected by bipolar disorder then it is advisable to keep stress in check, according to a Concordia University study. The study suggests that the stress hormone 'cortisol' is a key player in the mood ...

Evidence for Abilify (Aripiprazole) in Maintenance of Bipolar Disorder Questioned
PsychCentral.com (blog)
In 2005, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved its use in the maintenance treatment of bipolar disorder to prevent the recurrence of mood episodes. Unfortunately, evidence proving the effectiveness of Abilify as a maintenance medication for ...

Panel discussion will focus on mental health
The Daily News Online
Each member will offer a brief introduction of his/her role with mental illness and there will be a presentation on depression and bi-polar disorder. Then the session is to open up for a question-answer dialogue. Allen is concerned that state cutbacks ...

Disturbing Story from "Blessed With Bipolar" Author
About - News & Issues
He says he had gone to the hospital's Diagnostic and Evaluation Center - apparently an emergency room - for a problem unrelated to his bipolar disorder but was not allowed to leave. He was then manhandled by employees. Jarzynka plays down the fact that ...

Norwich Community Cinema to hold short film festival
Norwich Bulletin
Charismatic motivational speaker, Peter, who privately battles bipolar disorder, is featured in one of 11 short films to be shown in Norwich Community Cinema's Shorts Fest on May 14. By Jerry Smith The history of short films is as old as filmmaking ...

Mental Health Week Continues
VOCM
He explains that people tend to judge individuals with mental disease on a stereotype of the disease to the point where they refuse to get help. Gruchy, who is criminal defense attorney, shared his own story of struggling with bipolar disorder. ...

Joseph Langen: What can people do when spring refuses to spring
The Daily News Online
Then my mind turns to the panel on which I agreed to sit to address questions about depression and bipolar disorder. As we wait for Spring, people with mental illness wait to have their lives back. Their families also want life to return to normal. ...

Demi Lovato reveals positive playlist
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
The Disney star checked into a treatment center last year to deal with a number of issues, including anorexia and bulimia, self-harming and bipolar disorder. Lovato is keen to conquer her personal problems, and insists music is helping her through her ...

Company with a Conscience: Participant Media's Social Action Campaign and 'The ...
Huffington Post (blog)
One in four people in the USA will suffer a serious mental illness every year (eg, clinical depression, PTSD, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, OCD, panic disorder, schizophrenia). Yet, less than half of those affected will receive any form of ...

Catherine Zeta-Jones at New Orleans Jazz Festival a month after treatment for ...
The Daily Telegraph
Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones looking refreshed after treatment for bipolar disorder at Jimmy Buffett's concert at the 2011 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images) Source: Getty Images CATHERINE Zeta-Jones looks back ...

Psychotherapeutic treatment can cure cyclothymic disorder
News-Medical.net
"These patients can change mood in a matter of hours, moving from being cheerful and warm to be irritable and blue, without reaching the prolonged states of bipolar disorder" explains Professor Fava. "This is a neglected disorder since there is no ...

Shooter's sister: State has 'failed' in mental health care
DesMoinesRegister.com
Many details about how Krier lived and coped with bipolar disorder remain a mystery to his family, Strobel said. Krier never talked about his illness. Neither did their parents. Strobel said she tried probing for details. The response was typical, ...

Douglas' kids unaware of Zeta-Jones' bipolar struggle
Wonderwall
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones are shielding their two young children from the actress' struggle with bipolar disorder because they have only just come to terms with their father's recent cancer battle. The Wall Street legend underwent ...

Slim Evidence Supporting Drug as Bipolar Maintenance Therapy
Medscape
May 9, 2011 The evidence base for prescribing the second-generation antipsychotic medication aripiprazole (Abilify,Bristol-Myers Squibb) for maintenance treatment of bipolar disorder is limited to a single company-sponsored trial, according to ...

New Link Between Stress and Bipolar Disorder
About - News & Issues
"Previous research has shown that children of parents with bipolar disorder are four times as likely to develop mood disorders as those from parents without the condition," said the senior author Dr. Mark Ellenbogen. "The goal of our study was to ...

Living With Bi-Polar Disorder
Patch.com
Michelle had been suffering from Bi-Polar Disorder. I couldn't get out of bed. I cried all the time. I was lazy. What was wrong with me? This was not the person I knew. I knew there was something wrong, but I blamed it on other things such as my ...

Dancing with DARKNESS
St. Catharines Standard
She has lived with bipolar disorder most of her life and appears in the book, Dancing in the Rain, by the By CHERYL CLOCK , STANDARD STAFF Driving into work one morning, the perfectness of her life ended. What happened was bizarre. ...

Exhibit displays Expressions of Recovery (with videos, slideshow)
News-Herald.com
Work featured at the exhibit is created by area artists who have mental illnesses, such as bipolar disorder, depression, schizophrenia or other serious brain disorders. Many of the pieces on display were created in art therapy groups offered through ...

"Marginalized" Kalamazoo youths to tell their stories to legislators in Lansing
Kalamazoo Gazette - MLive.com
KALAMAZOO Justin Hartness, who has bipolar disorder, dropped out of Valley Center School in Kalamazoo when he was in 10th grade. He said it was hard for school administrators to understand the difficulties he faced because of the illness and its ...

 
 

Drug Addiction: Stigma Paints it as a Choice, Not a Mental Illness
Huffington Post (blog)
Once-taboo issues like depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD and dyslexia are now out in the open, and everyone from pop stars and movie stars, to soldiers and professional athletes, are comfortable admitting their problems and seeking help. ...

Defendants Helped With Mental Health, Substance Abuse Issues
The Ledger
It began in October 2007 as an alternative for people with serious and chronic mental illnesses, such as bipolar disorder, who cycled repeatedly through the justice system. Getting them appropriate treatment is a key part of its program. ...



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