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May 20, 2010

A bipolar hide-n-seek
Hindustan Times
Actors Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones are shielding their two children from their mother's struggle with bipolar disorder because the kids have just come to terms with Douglas' recent battle with cancer. The stars, who explained all about ...

What's Hot at APA's 2011 Annual Meeting?
Medscape
At the upcoming meeting, a wide variety of sessions and workshops will be presented on mental health issues during a woman's entire reproductive lifecycle, including treating pregnant women with bipolar disorder, the challenges of prenatal and newborn ...

Feds Seek $1 Billion from J&J
MBPE Capital
In adults and in teenagers and children of 10 years or older it is also used to treat bipolar disorder. It is also used to treat behavior associated with autistic disorder in children and adolescents ages 5-16 ages. Risperdal is in a class of ...

Biotie Therapies Corp. Interim Report 1 January - 31 March 2011
Marketwire (press release)
Biotie is currently assessing options for evaluating rufinamide (SYN115) in the treatment of bipolar disorder. An analyst and media conference call will take place on 13 May 2011 at 2.00 pm Central European Time. The conference call will be held in ...

Dead man's family grateful for kindnesses
Columbus Dispatch
By Stephanie Czekalinski William "Billy" Lane of Upper Arlington learned he had bipolar disorder last year, his family said. Family members of the man who was shot after threatening a Hilliard police officer with a knife say they're sorry for the ...

Dealing with bipolar disorder
Mosman Daily
Ms Lee was diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder when she was 20 and says it was a blessing in disguise. It encouraged her to dream big and make those dreams into reality. “I didn't really have any dreams before, apart from the common ones such as having a ...

Bipolar musical strikes a chord in Melbourne
ABC Online
The Melbourne Theatre Company is putting on Next To Normal - a musical about a family dealing with bipolar disorder. It stars television actress Kate Kendall as a mother with bipolar and Matt Hetherington as her supportive husband. ...

Zeta-Jones' latest 'hair roller' role more Hilda Ogden than Hollywood
WalesOnline
by Robin Turner, Western Mail AFTER fighting a high-profile battle against bipolar disorder, Catherine Zeta-Jones has gone back to what she does best. And the 41-year-old Swansea-born actress has been unselfconsciously filmed wearing a set of hair ...

Bipolar Disorder: 6 Celebrities Who Bravely Speak Out
FYI Living
by FYI Health Writer Bipolar disorder sufferers you're not alone. Bipolar disorders 1 and 2 are mood influencing mental disorders affecting almost 5 million Americans. We commend the brave stars who have publicly shared their struggle with bipolar ...

'He was a manic depressive': Yves Saint Laurent's former lover on life with ...
Daily Mail
By Katie Silver Yves Saint Laurent's former lover has revealed the designer spent his life batting bipolar disorder. Pierre Bergé opened up in an interview to promote new French film L'Amour Fou (Crazy Love), claiming the iconic fashion figure battled ...
Do Something for Yourself
PsychCentral.com (blog)
By Joe Kraynak Last week, I attended a NAMI problem-solving workshop for people who have family members with serious mental illness, including bipolar disorder. The tone of the workshop was fairly low. Many attendees were feeling the strain of dealing ...

Missing Roseville woman, 60, found safe
The Detroit News
Rosia Lee Watson, who police say suffers from bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, went missing early Monday outside her family's home near 13 Mile and Little Mack in Roseville. Roseville Police say staff at a local hospital saw a media broadcast today ...

Family of fatally shot man extends sympathy to officer
Delaware News
But family members of 25-year-old William "Billy" Lane say they sympathize with the officer who shot and killed Lane, who had been diagnosed last year with bipolar disorder. "We hold no ill feelings and extend our sympathy to the unfortunate officer ...

Police Locate Missing Dinuba Man
KMPH Fox 26
Park suffers from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Officers say he has already missed two of his daily required medications. Police say he does not have any family in the area. He is described as being 5'9", weighing 140 pounds, with gray hair and ...

A memorial to Seth Jordan
Press Herald
He also wrestled with bipolar disorder from the time he was 17. The illness led to substance abuse and psychosis. He was discharged from Spring Harbor Hospital in 2002, after his fourth psychotic episode. His father, Bob Jordan, couldn't get him past ...
Edmond Memorial graduate wants to help others the way she was helped
NewsOK.com
Simmons said her mother was diagnosed as having bipolar disorder with schizophrenia. With her father not in the picture, Simmons moved in with her grandparents. Senior Lauren Simmons takes part in graduation practice at Edmond Memorial High School on ...
May is Mental Health Month
PsychCentral.com
Mental illness is a real and treatable set of conditions that include diagnoses such as major depression, bipolar disorder, panic attacks, generalized anxiety disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and schizophrenia among dozens of others. ...
Why this hero is throwing a lifeline to the mentally ill
Sydney Morning Herald
Older brother Jonathan had bipolar disorder. He died months earlier, at 34. Dee, well known to television viewers around the world for his part in the real-life series Bondi Rescue, is speaking about his experience for the first time in the hope it ...
An Inside Look at Bipolar Disorder
Patch.com
This week, the library hosted author Wendy Williamson, who chronicled her struggles with bipolar disorder in the memoir I'm Not Crazy, Just Bipolar. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), bipolar disorder affects over 10 million ...
Hailey Joins Trillium Springs Counseling Center
NeighborNewspapers.com
"Hope's experience working with adolescents struggling with issues of drug abuse, bipolar disorder, psychosis, anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation will be of significant benefit to our clients," said Trillium Springs Counseling founder and ...
Mental illness, privilege and the myth of 'success'
The Scavenger
This is corroborated with media reports of celebrities suffering with anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder as well as high rates of mental illness among students at prestigious universities and people in the corporate world. ...
Bipolar Disorder a Focus During Mental Health Awareness Month in May
HULIQ
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time for people to find out more about mental health conditions such as bipolar disorder and seek out help for them just like Catherine-Zeta Jones did. May is designed Mental Health Awareness Month, ...
IN RE G.G.
Leagle.com
Mother said she has seizures, bipolar disorder, and severe back pain because of a degenerative spinal disc condition. For bipolar disorder, she takes Cymbalta, Seroquel, and Klopin. For her seizure disorder, Mother takes Keppra. ...
Book review: Rhonda Farrell-Butler reviews the book, 'Long Shot: My Bipolar ...
The Saginaw News - MLive.com
By Kate Tesdell | Public Libraries of Saginaw For decades, this female jockey struggled with bipolar disorder. Her alcoholic father was an army sergeant and a veteran of both the Korean and Vietnam wars, and her mother suffered from Crohn's disease. ...
CathBlog - Mental illness is no mystery
CathNews
If they are correct that one in five Australians will endure mental illness, and thousands of young Australians will fall prey to disabilities such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder at a critical point in their lives doesn't this mean that we should ...
APA: Bedbugs May Trigger Anxiety
MedPage Today
Among the 10 patients diagnoses included anxiety, depression, and relapse of controlled bipolar disorder. Others were diagnosed with monosymptomatic delusional disorder -- imagining that one is crawling with pests, even though no infestation exists. ...
Child's multiple diagnoses create challenges for Topeka family
Topeka Capital Journal
The Davises have faced many challenges in getting services for Luke, who has been diagnosed with autism, bipolar disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and Tourette's syndrome. By Jan Biles Three years ago, Topeka resident Courtney Davis ...
IN RE DANIEL S.
Leagle.com
Daniel was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, reactive attachment disorder, cognitive disorder, possible bipolar disorder and borderline intellectual functioning. He had a history of fire setting, animal cruelty and verbal and physical ...
The Good News and the Bad News About Mental Health Care in America
Huffington Post (blog)
The good news is that improvement rates for serious mental illnesses like depression and bipolar disorder (also known as manic-depressive illness) rival or surpass those for chronic physical diseases like diabetes and heart disease, provided that the ...
Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation founders say awareness is 'a giant step'
Palm Beach Daily News
Recently, both came forward and announced they had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. In fact, they shared the cover of the May 2 People magazine. More specifically, they both suffer with bipolar II, involving periods of extended depression that can ...
Shop For A Psychotherapist To Avoid The Lemons
NPR
by Nancy Shute Janet Ohlsen, pictured here in 2009 after completing a triathalon, has battled depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder. After a long search for mental health care, Ohlsen found a psychotherapist with whom she clicked. ...
Star's announcement shines more light on bipolar disorder
Palladium-Item
The news that actress Catherine Zeta-Jones has bipolar disorder shocked many fans of the Academy Award winner, known for her charismatic performances, red-carpet poise and high-profile marriage to fellow actor Michael Douglas. The general public seemed ...
The Pursuit of Happiness Often Backfires
PsychCentral.com
For example, people who have mania, such as in bipolar disorder, have an excess degree of positive emotions that can lead them to risky behavior like substance abuse, driving too fast, or spending their life savings. But even for people who don't have ...
The Stormchasers by Jenna Blum
Graffiti (blog)
Karena always took care of her twin brother, Charles, who suffers from bipolar disorder. Until the day that a terrible accident separated the two of them. Charles fled, and Karena hasn't seen him since, even after the subsequent loss of their mother. ...
Ryde Bipolar Support Group 30th Anniversary
Northern District Times
The Ryde Bipolar Support Group, a forum for people whose lives have been affected by bipolar disorder, is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary. The celebration will bring together people who have the condition as well as carers and allied ...
In Your Town: Briefs from across Marin for May 17, 2011
Marin Independent-Journal
The free course is designed for families of people with major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, panic disorder or obsessive compulsive disorder, and is structured to help families understand and support their ill relative while maintaining ...
Looking inside the bipolar mind
Metro Canada - Toronto
Bipolar II: The sufferer has been through more than one episode of severe depression but only mild manic episodes (hypo mania). Cyclothymia: This is a mild form of bipolar disorder. Sufferers have episodes of hypomania that shift back and forth with ...
Demi Lovato tweets bikini body
Stuff.co.nz
The former Disney star was keen to show off the results of her hard work after suffering with anorexia and bulimia and being diagnosed with bipolar disorder. The 18-year-old singer-and-actress posted pictures of herself on her personal webpage posing ...
New Epilepsy Drugs Seem Harmless to Pregnancies
MyHealthNewsDaily
A set of relatively new drugs used to treat epilepsy, bipolar disorder and migraine headaches does not appear to increase the risk of birth defects even when taken during the first trimester of pregnancy, a new Danish study says. ...
Ziprasidone Less Effective for Bipolar Patients With Elevated BMI
Internal Medicine News Digital Network
HONOLULU – The antipsychotic ziprasidone does not appear to work as well in patients with bipolar disorder who are either obese or hyperglycemic, according to a study funded by the drug's maker, Pfizer. Among 267 acutely manic patients on ziprasidone ...
Help for homeless chronic conditions
CTV.ca
Ann, 70, has diabetes, bipolar disorder, and is currently living at the Drop-in Centre. She receives room, board, and medical care from the Chronic Disease Team. Team members admit that the people they treat can be a tough crowd because they have ...
Grant extends funding for the Broad's Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research
PhysOrg.com (press release)
Launched in 2007 with a ten-year, $100 million grant from the SMRI, the Stanley Center brings together scientists from diverse fields to unlock the genetic mysteries of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses, and translate these ...
Brilliant New Book On Tm And The Brain To Be Released Soon
Voxy
Recently he has been presenting his latest research into the use of Transcendental Meditation in bipolar disorder and as a means to combat related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Dr Rosenthal has made the bold comment on the finding that heart ...
Bipolar Dad: Out of the Mouth of My Children
PsychCentral.com (blog)
Later in the hospital, my father found out he had Bipolar Disorder. After my father got out of the hospital, our entire family was reunited! To this day my Father still has the illness. But we have learned to help him with it and also to deal and cope. ...
Mentally ill have reduced life expectancy, study finds
BBC News
By Dominic Hughes Health correspondent, BBC News People suffering from serious mental illnesses like schizophrenia or bipolar disorder can have a life expectancy 10 to 15 years lower than the UK average. Researchers tracked the lives of more than 30000 ...

Mild verdict for cheating banker due to depression
Austrian Independent
A banker who embezzled more than six million Euros of clients' money has been given a relatively mild sentence when judges heard he suffers from bipolar disorder. The ex-clerk – who was sacked in October 2008 – was sentenced to one year in prison at ...

A cap it all day
Lakes Mail
The idea is to get money in the hat to assist mental health research into a variety of illnesses including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, schizophrenia, Alzheimers and eating disorders. It's designed to be a fun day with participants wearing a ...

Maloney fights to remain on the bench
Sydney Morning Herald
A Sydney magistrate whose "inappropriate behaviour" was caused by an undiagnosed bipolar disorder is battling to remain on the bench. Brian Vincent Maloney, 58, wants the NSW Supreme Court to quash a Judicial Commission finding that he remains ...

Police search for woman with bipolar disorder
Chicago Tribune
By Caroline Kyungae Smith Tribune reporter Chicago police are looking for a woman who is believed to suffer from schizophrenic and bipolar disease and hasn't been seen since Monday. Alicia Rodriguez, 20, was last seen in the 3600 block of West Foster ...

Mental illness 'cuts lives short'
Nursing in Practice
Researchers used electronic medical records to track the lives of more than 30000 people with conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Many of the patients were found to be dying early from heart attack, stroke and cancer rather than ...

Pregnancy and Prescription Drugs
WKBW-TV
These medications are also commonly prescribed for migraine headaches and bipolar disorder. Older drugs for epilepsy have been linked to a higher risk of birth defects. The researchers included more than 835000 babies born from 1996 to 2008. ...

Artists and Mental Health
PsychCentral.com (blog)
The site for the documentary Shadow Voices: Finding Hope in Mental Illness states “More than 2.3 million people in the US have bipolar disorder; 10 million have a depressive disorder. 5.4 percent of all Americans have a serious, on-going mental illness ...
APA: Add-On Lithium No Help in Bipolar Disorder
MedPage Today
Explain that lithium carbonate added to guideline-directed mood stabilizer therapy for bipolar disorder provided little benefit but increased the adverse effects in a major trial. Note that adverse effects were more frequent early in the 24-week trial, ...
 



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Oklahoma Officers Allegedly Tased 'Naked' Man 50 Times, Charged With Murder
ibtimes
Only recently, on June 21, a man with bipolar disorder and was reportedly wielding a Samurai sword died of an apparent cardiac arrest after he was ...

Bipolar man, 29, who dressed as a gladiator and waved a samurai sword inside his home died of ...
dailymail
The attorney is also looking into whether NYPD officers were aware that Zapantis had a history of bipolar disorder. A GoFundMe page has been ...

Understanding bipolar
swinburne
ORBIT compares two, five-week, online interventions designed to improve quality of life for people who experience bipolar disorder. The interventions ...

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