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July 8, 2010

Family: Man killed by CHP not armed, shot 55 times
San Jose Mercury News
Karla Vigen told the Modesto Bee this week that her son has bipolar disorder and claimed he had a gun, so she told authorities that her son was armed. Carrick Vigen also spoke to his brother just before the fatal shooting and said he wanted to "force a ...

Murphy competent as own lawyer?
Dubuque Telegraph Herald
What was originally an arraignment hearing about a man trying to represent himself against three charges of first-degree theft turned into a question of whether a man diagnosed with bipolar disorder and an IQ of 70 is in fact competent enough to go to ...

Annie's mailbox
Boston Globe
Pennsylvania: I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and doctors begged me to get therapy along with medication. I refused. But after five years, I gave it a chance. What a huge difference it made in my life. I found my counselor through social ...

Between episodes
Manila Standard Today
So who would think “Between Episodes” was actually an artistic account of her creative genius in between two major episodes of bipolar disorder? I didn't know she had that affliction. Seeing to it that her brave admission and acceptance of such medical ...

Neurofeedback: Sounds like Science Fiction?
Indo American News
People using neurofeedback have experienced relief from: Anxiety, depression, ADHD, bipolar disorder, autism, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), sleep problems, chronic pain, learning disabilities, anger, cognitive impairment, epilepsy, ...

Understanding Bipolar: You Don't Know the Half of It
Huffington Post (blog)
It is easy to see how bipolar people can use the phrase to describe how horrible bipolar disorder is to someone who does not experience it. I imagine many people would expect this article to be a rant on how people without bipolar disorder have no idea ...

GlaxoSmithKline Gets Approval For Rotarix In Japan
Wall Street Journal
-GlaxoSmithKline also Friday gained approval for a new indication in Japan for Lamictal (lamotrigine) Tablets 25 mg and 100 mg for the prevention of depressive episodes in adult patients with bipolar disorder. -Lamotrigine is the first treatment in ...

Do Adolescents Mimic Psychiatric Symptoms of Their Virtual Friends?
Psychiatric Times
Q: Many adolescents have taken to Internet forums to discuss their struggles with psychiatric disorders not ordinarily diagnosed in persons under 18 years old (eg, bipolar disorder). Do you believe there has been an actual increase in the number of ...

Truck Driver Follows Kidnapping Suspect Over 2 States
WSOC Charlotte
According to authorities, Marsh has bipolar disorder and her mother has custody of the toddler. Marsh is considered dangerous, Georgia Bureau of Investigation officials said. The ordeal played out on I-85 shortly after midnight Friday, when the Avery ...

Part II of How's That Working for You?
PsychCentral.com (blog)
This week, family and friends of those with bipolar get their chance to weigh in on the same question in a different context. As a friend or loved one of someone who has bipolar disorder, what has helped you deal best with the situation in terms of ...

Dave Mowry lives with bipolar disorder and helps others at NAMI in Milwaukie
OregonLive.com
By Beth Nakamura, The Oregonian Dave Mowry, 59, has lived with bipolar disorder almost half his life. For years he's battled to keep balance in his mind and in his life. It's been a constant see-saw of highs and lows. Daily it's a struggle, ...

Can bipolar disorder patients drink coffee?
Food Consumer
By David Liu, Ph.D. Friday July 1, 2011 (foodconsumer.org) -- An observational study in the May 21, 2011 issue of Journal of Affective Disorders suggests that using "social drugs" like coffee and tobacco may have something to do with bipolar disorder. ...

A healthy mind on the job
The Guardian
He was referred to a psychiatrist, and diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Lithium was prescribed to stabilise his moods. Feeling more able to manage his workload, he decided to be open with his boss about his condition – something he now regrets. ...

Bad Side-Effects Ahead For Pharma?
Forbes (blog)
These medications, along with Seroquel, were prescribed for Rebecca after she was diagnosed, at the age of two, with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and bipolar disorder. The three drugs are not approved by the Food and Drug ...

 
 

Health and wellness events in your community
Detroit Free Press
Bipolar Disorder Support Group: 7-9 pm, Crittenton Hospital Medical Center, 1101 W. University, Rochester. 248-652-5269. Free. Parenting After Infertility: A Resolve Support Group. Explore ways to relieve the long-lasting strain on a marriage and other ...

Police seek missing Newark-area woman
Newark Post
Delfunt suffers from a bipolar disorder and is known to stop taking her medication. She drives a silver 2001 Honda Accord bearing Delaware registration 159450. Delfunt is 5 feet, 7 inches tall weighs 131 pounds and has brownish blonde hair and hazel ...

Dr. Sevilla D. Detera-Wadleigh, Ph.D. - Research Department Head, US National ...
Asianjournal.com
She initiated the first and largest genome scan meta analysis (GSMA) of bipolar disorder that included 22 genome scans conducted worldwide, both published and unpublished. The goal of the GSMA is to find support for regions previously highlighted in ...

Is there hope for a stagnant mental health system?
phillyBurbs.com (blog)
“Doubtful,” I said, recounting a similar scheduling snafu we heard about at our last New Directions Support Group meeting, the nonprofit I founded in 1986 when I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. “The mental health system is stagnant,” I thought but ...

French art breaks: Ambling in the footsteps of van Gogh in Provence
Daily Mail
It was eventually banned in many countries for its dangerously addictive nature. There are various theories as to the exact nature of van Gogh's mental illness: a form of epilepsy, bipolar disorder or a borderline personality disorder have all been ...

 
 

FDA Warns of Cognitive Delay in Offspring With Valproate
Medscape
Valproate products are approved to treat seizures and manic or mixed episodes associated with bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder), and to prevent migraine headaches, a MedWatch alert notes. They are also used off-label for other conditions, ...

Music returns to the Landing
Coast Reporter
The premiere of her newest show, That's Just Crazy Talk, is part of an innovative research study led by a bipolar disorder organization. The study is to explore the impacts of a “lived experience” theatrical performance on mental health issues. ...

Keep your career healthy - even if you're not
CNN
By Amanda Gengler July 5, 2011: 5:55 AM ET (Money Magazine) -- When you're diagnosed with a long-term health problem -- such as multiple sclerosis, bipolar disorder, even arthritis or back problems -- the cost of your care is just one of your money ...

Dave Mowry ends silence about his bipolar disorder, hoping to lessen stigma ...
OregonLive.com
By David Stabler, The Oregonian Dave Mowry lives with bipolar disorder and helps others at NAMI in Milwaukie Dave Mowry, 59, has lived with bipolar disorder almost half his life. For years he's battled to keep balance in his mind and in his life. ...

Some With Histories of Mental Illness Petition to Get Their Gun Rights Back
New York Times
His family figured he had gone off his medication for bipolar disorder, and a judge ordered him involuntarily committed — the fourth time in five years he had been hospitalized by court order. Mr. Bullion, showing how he carries a gun in his truck, ...

Mad about the coffee
Sydney Morning Herald
Many others are congenital and, possibly, chronic, as are illnesses like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The effects of mental illness are like a malevolent octopus; they strike in all directions, lashing the friends and family and colleagues of ...

The Serious Mental Illness Health Improvement Profile [HIP]: study protocol ...
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Subjects: Patients over 18 with a diagnosis of schizophrenia, schizoaffective or bipolar disorder on the caseload of participating MHNs. Primary objective: To determine the effects of the HIP programme on patients'physical wellbeing assessed by the ...

Bipolar Lives Scholarship 2011 Winners Announced
PR Web (press release)
MC wrote passionately about the potential for bipolar disorder to devastate personal relationships. Using the powerful metaphor of fire, MC explains how easily family and spouses can get burnt. However, MC also offers compelling examples of how couples ...

GSK gets approval for Rotarix & significant new indication for Lamictal in Japan
pharmabiz.com
GSK also gained approval for a significant new indication in Japan for Lamictal (lamotrigine) tablets 25mg and 100mg for the prevention of depressive episodes in adult patients with bipolar disorder. Lamotrigine is the first treatment in Japan to be ...

3 Harvard Psychiatrists Disciplined Over Drug Company Ties
Care2.com (blog)
by Kristina C. Three Harvard psychiatrists, including a leading proponent in the off-label use of antipsychotics for bipolar disorder in children, have been disciplined by Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital for not fully ...

INTERVIEW: Lundbeck Wants To Be Top Partner For Brain Drugs
Wall Street Journal
Many big drug makers have scaled back research into how the brain works and affects behavior to focus on more profitable disease areas, threatening the development of new medicines for conditions such as schizophrenia, stroke, bipolar disorder, ...

Daniel Rubin: Pa. leaves the mentally ill unable to reach programs ...
Philadelphia Inquirer
She is 25, and has a form of schizophrenia as well as bipolar disorder. She was asked to tell her story to a statewide conference for the Clubhouse Coalition, a psychiatric rehabilitation program that helps mentally ill people learn social and ...

Roaming cats cause concern
BCLocalNews
There is, however, a greater concern which only recently has come to light through research connecting a cat to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and many other mental illnesses. Some may have heard of toxoplasmosis and its danger to pregnant women. ...

Springs man sentenced to 54 years in woman's stabbing death
Colorado Springs Gazette
Ishmael Lewis Shelton, 31, pleaded guilty June 8 to second-degree murder in the death of Rebecca Schilthuis, a recovering addict who family members say was rebuilding her life and receiving treatment for bipolar disorder. Shelton, in an orange jail ...

Mother Daughter Going the Distance to Raise Money for Mental Illness
OzarksFirst.com
Laura Kennedy says she lost her nephew, Shawn, at the age of 25, to bipolar disorder. The mother daughter team hopes to raise $5000 through their website and outreach along the way so far they've raised about $2000. Laura says bipolar disorder consumes ...

Demi Lovato's "Skyscraper" Cover Shot—Do You Like?
E! Online (blog)
After a very public altercation with one of her dancers, checking into rehab, quitting her Disney gig and revealing a battle with bipolar disorder, we'd say it hasn't been the easiest year for Lovato. But what doesn't kill you, only makes you stronger, ...

 
 

Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones take break to Mediterranean
Digital Spy
"They ate fish in a local restaurant and they visited a nightclub," a source said. "They seemed relaxed and very happy." Zeta-Jones recently returned to work on the film Playing the Field after seeking treatment for bipolar disorder in April. ...

Britain's Got Talent: Blogger cautioned for Ronan Parke 'fix' smears
Mirror.co.uk
The unnamed man, who has bipolar disorder, posted another blog apologising after the warning last week. He said: “I am ashamed to admit to being the perpetrator of the recent Britain's Got Talent 'fix' crisis. “I would like to offer my sincerest and ...

 

Shrinking brain could aid diagnosis of clinical depression
Wellcome Trust
The changes to brain structure are distinct from those in the brains of people with bipolar disorder, to which they were compared, and might enable clinicians to identify and diagnose clinical depression using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). ...

 
 

Fun for Douglases at last
New York Post
Zeta-Jones, who has returned to work on the movie "Playing the Field" after spending time at a rehab facility for bipolar disorder, was spotted in the resort town of Bodrum, Turkey, on Sunday shopping for handbags with her husband and two children, ...

 
 

Sinead O'Connor lets it all hang out
Irish Central
Motherhood and treatment for bipolar disorder hasn't dulled her intensity,” wrote the critic for The Guardian. Sinead herself even poked fun at her weight gain, saying that her youngest son has nick-named her “the pot-bellied pig. ...

BROWN v. ASTRUE
Leagle.com
Despite alleging a disability beginning in April 2002 due to bipolar disorder and anxiety, his application was initially denied in October 2006 because his "condition [was] not severe enough to keep [him] from working." Admin. R. 109. ...

Psychiatry Self-Learning Modules Win National Award
University of Central Florida
... of the Clinical Simulation Initiative (CSI) Task Force for ADMSEP, helped initiate the process of developing online videos that teach medical students about mental health issues such as teen depression, dementia, delirium, and bipolar disorder. ...

Rio Rancho Teen Returns Home
ABQ Journal (subscription)
According to police, she suffers from depression and has bipolar disorder, and she takes medication daily. Rio Rancho police are asking the public's help in finding a teen who has the mental capacity of a 9-year-old child. Marissa Lopez, 16, left her ...

Poignant and energized: 'Next to Normal'
Washington Examiner
Yet they are apt descriptions of "Next to Normal," the Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical at the Kennedy Center that deals with the suffering of Diana Goodman (Alice Ripley) as she struggles to live with bipolar disorder. It is precisely the contrast ...

VA is hosting depression/bipolar support group meetings
Gainesville Sun
By Kimberly Moore Wilmoth The Veterans Administration's Hope, Opportunities, Networking, Outreach and Recovery (HONOR) Center for Veterans is inviting all people living with depression or bipolar disorder to join the local chapter of the Depression and ...

DSM-5 Proposes Broader Criteria For Mixed Depression
Internal Medicine News Digital Network
"This results in a lot of confusion, a lack of precision, and fails to identify [those] who are at risk of progression from unipolar to bipolar disorder." Inappropriate treatment selection is another possibility with the DSM-IV-TR definition, ...
Theater Review: “Next to Normal” at the Kennedy Center
Washingtonian.com (blog)
By Leslie Milk The Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical Next to Normal tells the story of a broken family and a mother struggling with bipolar disorder. Photo by Craig Schwartz Alice Ripley won a Tony for her star turn in an incredible rock musical ...
Psychiatrists Who Accepted Millions of Dollars from Drug Companies Now Face ...
Discover Magazine (blog)
What's the News: Three child psychiatrists at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School who pioneered the diagnosis of bipolar disorder in young children failed to disclose that they had accepted millions in fees from drugs companies, ...

WALTHAMSTOW: Magazine overcomes struggle to celebrate three years
East London and West Essex Guardian Series
Walthamstow-based One in Four is written by people with mental health problems for people with conditions such as depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. It is published by not-for-profit design company Social Spider in Hatherley Mews. ...

A fine line separates mental illness and genius
The Standard
The catch is, he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder as a teenager, and made his break with his first solo play, Madhouse Rhythm - a combination of traditional theater, spoken work and beatbox which tells his own experience with the disorder. ...

Griffin: Mental illness and the economy
Milford Daily News
This includes major depressive disorder, dysthymic disorder, and bipolar disorder. Major depression is still seen by many, as much as 54 percent, as personal weakness. This is simply not the case. This forces many to not seek treatment when it is much ...

Fighting Mental Health Stigma Is A Lifelong Battle
Neon Tommy
The 53-year-old Gonzalez was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and severe depression more than two decades ago. Due in large part to a drug and alcohol problem combined with his illness, he spent 12 years in and out of hospitals in New York. ...



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Edible Mushrooms may lower depression risks | wwltv.com
WWL-TV
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Auburn man accused of leaving voicemail threatening Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan
seattletimes
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