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May 27, 2010

Alert issued for missing Delaware woman | Philadelphia Inquirer | 2011-05-20
Philadelphia Inquirer
They said Jill Ellen McGonigal suffers from a bipolar disorder and anxiety and is not currently taking her medications. She was last seen about 2:30 pm Wednesday driving a silver 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier with Delaware registration 472813 in the area of ...

Glastonbury Woman Organizing Team For NAMI Walk
Hartford Courant
Cheryl DiNeno Grant has lived with bipolar disorder since she was 17. Not only has she seen what mental illness has done to her family, but also to the lives of former classmates and friends. Now the 40-year-old mother of three is hoping to shed some ...

Family still looking for clues in John Wheeler's murder
WDEL 1150AM
On Thursday's edition of ABC's "Good Morning America", Wheeler's widow, Katherine Klyce, says Wheeler's apparent erratic behavior during his last days can't be traced to his bipolar disorder, or not taking his medication. Wheeler's son, John Wheeler ...

Boxing great Frank Bruno to detail mental health battle in Wandsworth interview
Your Local Guardian
The Wandsworth resident will be detailing his life from childhood to ringside, the world of celebrity and his battle with bipolar disorder, which lead to him being sectioned in 2003, at Wandsworth Town Hall on June 6. The event is part of the Happy ...

Defense attorney says jury convicted an innocent man
Colorado Springs Gazette
The question of Stroud's sanity divided experts during the trial, with two psychiatrists testifying that Stroud suffered from bipolar disorder marked by psychotic episodes. Dr. Karen V. Fukutaki, a Denver psychiatrist, said drug abuse couldn't explain ...

Demi Lovato Bikini Picture Fallout
BSCkids
Last year in November Demi went into a treatment facility to focus on personal issues including self-harming, an eating disorder and bipolar disorder, which is why she has drawn so many comments. Some critics have already commented that the picture she ...

Reaching out to underserved youth
Ottawa Citizen
... launching a program that treats people at the first signs of a psychotic illness, The Ottawa Hospital is looking to broaden the outpatient service for people suffering from other mental illnesses, such as depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder. ...

Mental Illness and the Power of Presence
ADVANCE for Physician Assistants (blog)
On my first day, I learned that prior to being hospitalized for schizoaffective and bipolar disorder, this patient was a brilliant student, eventually becoming the valedictorian of her high school. I came to find out that she was also an accomplished ...

Persons with mental troubles need family to recover
Inquirer.net
HOLLYWOOD CELEB Catherine Zeta Jones recently revealed that she has been suffering from bipolar disorder. With the admission, mental illness has also come to the limelight. Closer to home, two women who also suffered from mental illness relate that ...

Patrick Kennedy's new frontier: Healing the brain
CNN International
Along the way he also got a diagnosis of bipolar illness, although he now says recent testing suggests he is not bipolar but has a different, unspecified disorder. At the time of the infamous Capitol Hill crash, Jim Ramstad was a Republican congressman ...

State Police search for Jill Ellen McGonigal, who is suicidal
Brandywine East Community News
McGonigal is suicidal and suffers from a bipolar disorder and anxiety and is not currently taking her medication for those conditions, Master Cpl. Jeffrey Hale said. McGonigal was last seen on Wednesday at approximately 2:30 pm driving a silver 2000 ...

A mother's dilemma
Hi-Desert Star
The Joshua Tree boy was diagnosed with several psychological disorders, including atypical autism, psychotic disorder, bipolar disorder and schizoaffective disorder, commonly known as schizophrenia. He often displays violent, disruptive and ...

Educational program brings attention to mental illness
Toledo Journal
The Take on Depression campaign is designed to support, educate and inspire those affected by major depressive disorder and the depressive symptoms of bipolar disorder. The Take on Depression campaign provides pillars of support and education, ...

New Study Aims to Improve Long-term Treatment for Patients With Bipolar Disorder
HealthNewsDigest.com
"Antipsychotic drugs have long been known to be useful for the treatment of bipolar disorder, but neurological side effects and toxicity have limited their long-term use. The good news is that the newer-generation antipsychotic drugs like quetiapine ...

Book sheds light on bipolar disorder
Shreveport Times
I recently interviewed Wendy about her new book, "I'm Not Crazy, Just Bipolar" (2010, Author House). You can hear the interview at www.strategiesforliving.com under Featured Podcasts. Wendy was diagnosed with bipolar disorder her senior year at ...

Cognitive behavioral group therapy may help prevent new episodes of bipolar ...
News-Medical.net
In the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics a randomized controlled trial indicates that group therapy may affect the course of bipolar disorder. This study evaluated the effectiveness of adjunctive cognitive behavioral group therapy ...

Woman steps out on illness
Progress Index
When she was 18, she started to notice symptoms of what was later diagnosed as bipolar disorder. She would have anxiety but didn't really think anything of it. She started to have anxiety in high school, but thought it was normal for teens. ...

Up one minute, down the next - are YOUR moods out of control? A new book may ...
Daily Mail
By Louise Atkinson When Catherine Zeta-Jones checked herself into hospital for treatment for bipolar disorder, she joined an ever-growing list of celebrities — including Russell Brand, Stephen Fry, Sting, Kerry Katona and Ruby Wax — who have admitted ...

Johns Hopkins team identifies genetic link to attempted suicide
The JHU Gazette
By Stephanie Desmon A study of thousands of people with bipolar disorder suggests that genetic risk factors may influence the decision to attempt suicide. Johns Hopkins scientists, reporting in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, have identified a small ...

Patrick Kennedy Expresses Sympathy For Accused Gabrielle Giffords Shooter
Huffington Post
Around that time he also received a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, although he now says he suffers from a different, unspecified mental disorder. In 1995 Kennedy was elected to the US House of Representatives and held the seat until 2011. ...

Medicalizing the Menstrual Cycle
OpEdNews
Thanks to skillful marketing, Eli Lilly has also turned premenstrual syndrome (PMS) into a profit-making commodity almost as lucrative as childhood bipolar disorder (a condition only recognized in the US). In 1994, the American Psychiatric Association ...

Mattie's Call issued for missing Newton teen
Covington News
The teen suffers from autism, bipolar disorder and ADHD. Reports of neighborhood dogs barking around 1 am could mean she left around that time. Emily is 5-foot-five and weighs 120 pounds. She has light red hair and blue eyes, wears glasses and has ...

POSTED BY: Jesse Skinner
TORO Magazine
In the lead-up to release, we spoke with Good about his relationship to the music industry, battles with bipolar disorder, and the seed of inspiration planted over a decade ago. This past week you sat down with Alan Cross, after which you said he was ...

Family of suicide victim sues local rehab
Richmond Register
“During her evaluation (with Liberty Place Recovery Center staff), Melissa disclosed to Liberty staff that she had been diagnosed with depression and bipolar disorder over two years prior to her admission to Liberty,” the lawsuit reads. ...

Dr. Drew Pinsky: Jeff Conaway Is 'Stable,' 'Not An OD'
Access Hollywood
Dr. Drew Weighs In On Catherine Zeta-Jones' Bipolar Disorder Dr. Drew Pinsky talks with Access about Catherine Zeta-Jones' recent stay at a mental health facility for bipolar II disorder. Also, Dr. Drew tells Access about some of the possible triggers ...

Books calendar for the week of May 22
North County Times
-- San Diego author Maggie Reese will discuss and sign "Runaway Mind: My Own Race with Bipolar Disorder" at noon Sunday. -- Tom Sturges will discuss and sign "Grow the Tree You Got" at 7:30 pm Tuesday. -- Bill Berloni will discuss and sign "Broadway ...

Families of Colorado suicide victims stand together to find hope
Denver Post
The loss of a child is especially traumatic," said BJ Ayers, who lost two sons with bipolar disorder to suicide. "But when it's a loss by suicide, the complexity — the layers of grief, guilt, regret — are very hard to get through. ...

Postural Problems a Sign of Bipolar Illness?
PsychCentral.com
In a new study, researchers at Indiana University suggests that postural control problems may be a core feature of bipolar disorder, not just a random symptom. The investigators believe attention to the postural problems can provide insights both into ...

New clinical research study to compare two medications for bipolar disorder
News-Medical.net
Patients with bipolar disorder may be eligible for a new clinical research study comparing two medications -- quetiapine (Seroquel), a widely prescribed second-generation antipsychotic mood-stabilizing medication, and lithium, the gold-standard mood ...

NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell concerned about Brian Vincent Maloney case
Herald Sun
NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell is concerned that Sydney magistrate Brian Vincent Maloney could be penalised for having bipolar disorder. Mr Maloney, 58, today failed in the NSW Supreme Court to overturn a Judicial Commission finding he was "incapacitated" ...

EVI SHAW: Bipolar disorder not all that common
San Angelo Standard Times
School kids annoy each other by pinning a bipolar label on each other without substantiating evidence and lack of professional qualifications of the assessor, giving the impression that bipolar disorder is as ubiquitous as the common cold. ...

New study aims to improve long-term treatment for patients with bipolar disorder
EurekAlert (press release)
NEW YORK (May 23, 2011) -- Patients with bipolar disorder may be eligible for a new clinical research study comparing two medications -- quetiapine (Seroquel), a widely prescribed second-generation antipsychotic mood-stabilizing medication, ...

Moving back into life at age 40
SouthCoastToday.com
By Margo Howard Dear Margo: I'm a 40-year-old man who in 2007 was diagnosed with bipolar disorder (more depression-based), OCD, anxiety disorder and agoraphobia. I began my career as a high-school teacher at the age of 22 and felt teaching was truly my ...

Catherine Zeta-Jones to present Tony Award
WalesOnline
by Robin Turner, Western Mail CATHERINE Zeta-Jones is to make her first major public appearance since revealing her battle with bipolar disorder. The Swansea actress will take to the stage at the 65th Annual Tony Awards on June 12 at New York's Beacon ...

NAMI representatives speak to DeRidder Rotary Club
Beauregard Daily News
Bono told DeRidder Rotary Club members when her son as diagnosed with bipolar disorder, she attended a NAMI course called Family-to-Family. Now she teaches the free 12-week caregiver course that offers coping mechanisms, communication, problem solving, ...

2nd District candidate calls out Democrats on wheelchair issue
South Bend Tribune
Straw is especially sensitive to disability issues, he said, because he has bipolar disorder, has worked at Oaklawn Psychiatric Center in Goshen and a group home in Bloomington, and was confined to a wheelchair for several months in 2001 after breaking ...

Work Incentives Seminar Event Webinar
PsychCentral.com (blog)
Candida Fink, MD and Joe Kraynak are authors of Bipolar Disorder for Dummies. Pick up the book today! VenusH: I whole heartly agree anon. Even more ironic is that I get accused of being selfish and conceited just... Anon: In addition to my previous ...

Anti-discrimination laws could be breached, says commissioner
Sydney Morning Herald
Magistrate Brian Maloney ... the NSW Bar Association stated bipolar disorder does not make a legal practitioner unfit. Photo: Steve Christo THE NSW Parliament could breach aspects of both federal and state anti-discrimination law if it dismissed the ...
Bipolar: flavour of the month?
Health24.com
Wilson says that the name change to “bipolar disorder” might also make it easier for people to admit that they have the condition because many people didn't want to be associated with the term “manic depressive”. While the possibility exists that ...
Study Says Postural Problems may be a Sign of Bipolar Disorder
MedIndia
by Sheela Philomena on May 26, 2011 at 12:37 PM Postural control problems may be an important feature of bipolar disorder. This feature can provide insight into regions of the brain affected by the disorder and may pave for potential targets for ...

May - Mental Illness Awareness Month
WNKY.net
You might be interested to know that many famous historical figures have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder including Ludwig van Beethoven, Isaac Newton, and Winston Churchill to name just a few. It would appear that in many instances, creativity and ...

Fish oil may have positive effects on mood, alcohol craving, new study shows
EurekAlert (press release)
In a multi-year study, researchers showed conclusive behavioral and molecular benefits for omega 3 fatty acid given to mice models of bipolar disorder. The fatty acid DHA, which is one of the main active ingredients in fish oil, "normalized their ...

Mentally ill need more consideration in disaster preparedness efforts ...
McKnight's Long Term Care News
When planning disaster-response programs, organizers often overlook the needs of individuals with mental illnesses, such as dementia, schizophrenia, addiction and bipolar disorder, bioethicists say. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of ...

Drugging the Vulnerable: Atypical Antipsychotics in Children and the Elderly
TIME
Although these medications are primarily approved to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, which combined affect 3% of the population, in 2010 there were 56 million prescriptions filled for atypical antipsychotics. In a presentation this week at an ...

A walk to remember Residents of Hudson County come out to prevent suicide
Weehawken Reporter
He has bipolar disorder and is currently getting treatment and doing much better. Jeannie Suwalski of Hoboken is walking for the third time because she lost her father to suicide. “Ever since my dad's death, I have felt a responsibility to work towards ...

In this week's Wilton Bulletin
Wilton Bulletin
A renowned doctor talks about juvenile bipolar disorder. Letters: John Hetherington has it wrong, kudos for Music Man, recycling complaints unwarranted, thanks from visiting nurses and Trackside. American Legion Adjutant Tom Moore explains how to give ...

Second judge faces removal
The Australian
Jennifer Betts is the second magistrate to face removal from the courts in a week, after the NSW Supreme Court found on Tuesday that magistrate Brian Vincent Maloney was "incapacitated" in his job because he suffers from a bipolar disorder. ...

Serious mental illness (1 CPD hour)
Pulse
This is particularly important to note in bipolar type 2, a lesser-recognised subcategory of bipolar disorder. These patients often present with recurring depressive disorder, but they also have periods of very mild, short-lived and self-limiting highs ...

What is keeping us from treating mental health like physical health?
Palladium-Item
This year, one in four Americans will experience a diagnosable mental illness -- disorders including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and addiction. Unfortunately, only one in three of these people will seek the treatment and support they need, ...

Carrie Fisher Talks Losing Weight, Electroshock Therapy
NewsOK.com
She has always publicly discussed her problems with drugs, bipolar disorder, an addiction to prescription medication, and recently, her weight struggles. Her recent talk with ET is no different, where she openly talks about everything from what the ...

Inmate was 'acting normal' before suicide
Sequim Gazette
According to court documents, Andrew Staritzky had bipolar disorder and hypergraphia and was in custody on suspicion of harassing and threatening to kill his mental health provider. He had been in the jail for 11 days when he committed suicide. ...

Why Are Kids Getting So Many Psych Meds? Profit Drives Prescriptions
Babble (blog)
These drugs are designed to medicate schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, but they're being used to treat a host of other issues. Why? There's strong evidence that drug companies are pushing the drugs because they bring in a tidy profit. ...
Depression no longer in dark ages
Independent Online
She said there were 450000 people living with bipolar mood disorder in South Africa. “We have been in the media a lot and have done talks around the country about bipolar... and more people are now acknowledging this illness and finding the right help ...

Study Suggests Ziprasidone Less Effective in Treating Acute Mania in Patients ...
PsychCentral.com (blog)
While this type of study is apparently uncommon in psychiatric research, it is actually quite important in helping us understand patterns of effectiveness in various medications used to treat bipolar disorder. Traditionally, studies have looked at ...

Catherine Zeta-Jones to present at Tonys
NZ City
Catherine Zeta-Jones is to be one of the presenters at next month's Tony Awards, which will be one of her first official public appearances since she announced she was suffering from Bipolar II disorder last month. Catherine Zeta-Jones is to be one of ...



This Week's Bipolar News

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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