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August 12, 2010

 

New Mobile App Helps Manage Bipolar Disorder
Scoop.co.nz (press release)
A unique mobile App has been developed for Bipolar Disorder sufferers called Bipolar Mood Monitor. With up to 254 million people worldwide affected by Bipolar Disorder and annual social and financial costs in the USA alone of $45 billion, ...

Case Study Examining Postpartum Depression Symptoms and Treatment
Student Pulse
“At least one-third of the women who have PPD/PMD have a recurrence of symptoms while as many as 60 percent with bipolar disorder have a relapse after childbirth” (Epperson, 1999). Adequate screening by healthcare professionals can identify women who ...

Hospital admissions for mental health climb sharply among young children
eMaxHealth
Many mental health professionals feel that kids are being overdiagnosed with bipolar disorder these days. Bipolar disorder is a disorder of mood regulation characterized by alternating periods of depression and manic activity. ...

 

Man stole patrol car from unlocked police station in Stratford-upon-Avon
Mirror.co.uk
Timothy Clapham, 43, who suffers from bipolar disorder told police the “temptation was too much” to go for a spin in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warks. At Coventry crown court, Clapham, got a two-year road ban and a community sentence after admitting charges ...

Blue Waltz: A Benefit for Sean Costello in Atlanta
JamBase
Only after his passing did his family reveal Sean's battle with Bipolar Disorder and his struggle to stay alive. "Sean acted professionally and was as normal as a musician could be. I think this factor makes people want to look closer at the ...

Sexual Assault Can Damage Long-Term Mental Health
Care2.com (blog)
Over half the women who had experienced some kind of abuse reported a history of depression, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress, substance abuse or anxiety, compared to 28% of women who had not been subjected to violence. ...

Sunitinib-induced acute psychosis: Case report - Abstract
UroToday
Here we present a case of a patient with metastatic renal cancer and history of bipolar disorder who developed acute psychotic symptoms during treatment with Sunitinib. Both the outpatient and inpatient documentation in the medical records of the ...

The art of recovery
The Ames Tribune
Melissa Haynes, with glowing skin, lively eyes and perky brown curls, looks younger than her 35 years. She said she lives with
manic depression,ť a mental health condition clinicians now term bipolar disorder. These days, Haynes has access to a new mode of therapy that's working wonders, she said, with no added medication, hours of counseling or unpleasant side effects
DMX Talks About Bipolar Disorder, Drug Addiction
BET.com
The troubled rapper claims he is "not the person the media portrays." DMX took another step toward rehabilitation this week by opening up for the first time on his deepest personal struggles.

Not all wounds show up on an X-ray
The Newark Advocate
It can be upsetting, stressful and downright incomprehensible when someone with a diagnosis of depression, including bipolar disorder, denies the illness and refuses treatment. You might find yourself watching helplessly as behaviors tied to untreated ...

North Andover man's guilty plea postponed
Eagle Tribune
But Superior Court Judge John Lu ordered another competency exam for Belanger, 22, who said he hears voices and listed five medications he takes for psychiatric problems, including extreme bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. ...

Written by Biz Jones
SOHH
Troubled rap star DMX has opened up about his recent battle with bipolar disorder, admitting to often being confused on which personality he is currently embodying at any given time. The 40-year-old rapper has admitted to suffering from bipolar ...

Time to Take Another Look at Seroquel?
Nextgov
By Bob Brewin 08/05/11 02:51 pm ET The Defense Department has a long standing policy to allow troops in combat zones to use Seroquel -- a drug developed to deal with serious mental health conditions such as bipolar disorder -- in low doses as a sleep ...

Actress-politician Cita Astals gets treatment for bipolar disorder; she's back on her feet and wants to return to acting
Philippine Entertainment Portal
 
Cita misses working in TV and film. "The last time I was on TV, I was being tagged as a crazy woman!" she quips.

Art, motherhood and bipolar disorder
NEXT
She wrote a moving piece for the Huffington Post in which she chronicles her struggles with Bipolar II disorder. Also public enemy number one for the Tyler Perry Fan Club, Ikpi's acerbic commentary in pieces like 'For Coloured Girls Who Need Motivation ...

Mental-health issues are a bear, but, people, don't ever give up
Arizona Daily Star
We saw another doctor who had my mom and me watch a video on bipolar disorder. My mom cried and told the doctor I had all the symptoms. I remember thinking, "Nothing's wrong with me, I feel fine." Around 16, I was diagnosed. Bipolar 1 disorder and ...

Dan Morain: California lets the mentally ill refuse treatment -- until it's ...
Sacramento Bee
He had stubble of beard, buzzed hair and was overweight, a side effect of medication he must take to harness his bipolar disorder. He spoke in monotone, twitched and buried his head in his hands when the subject turned to Juan Lugo, a 21-year-old Chico ...

Questioning Whether Bipolar Disorder Is an Illness
PsychCentral.com (blog)
By Bipolar Beat Several weeks ago, the British Psychological Society published a report online entitled “Understanding Bipolar Disorder.” (You can download the 88-page report for free; although you must go through the purchase process to “buy” it, ...

Accused Hedge Fund Fraudster Bipolar, Mother Says
FINalternatives
Times Leader that Klatch's bipolar disorder is responsible. Maynard, who said that bipolar disorder runs in the family, tried and failed to get her son to seek help when she first noticed his symptoms three years ago, she said. ...

We Need A Bipolar President
PsychCentral.com (blog)
These reactions are classic symptoms of bipolar disorder. Companies can and do prosper during times of economic turmoil. What do GE, Disney, HP, Microsoft, and Apple have in common? They were all startups during steep declines in the US economy. ...

Missing Berlin man found dead
WCAX
Byrd suffered from bipolar disorder. He left his home with no money, no ID and no medication. Family members and state police attempted to use GPS technology to track him through his cell phone. Byrd was found dead Wednesday morning in the woods near ...

Authorities are right to investigate Hernando probate attorney
Tampabay.com
McCall is a 47-year-old widower, battling depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder, and must make twice-weekly trips to a church food pantry for subsidence. He retained Burpee at the recommendation of a BayCare Behavioral Health Care case manager. ...

Many Insurers Still Trying to Skirt Mental Health Parity Law
Medscape
Of these, 15 had a diagnosis of schizophrenia, 11 had a schizophreniform disorder, 9 had a schizoaffective disorder, 6 had a psychotic disorder not otherwise specified, 6 had bipolar disorder, and 1 had delusional disorder. ...

Delonte West Should Be Back in Green Next Season for the Boston Celtics
Bleacher Report
Not many teams were willing to take a chance on him after the arrest in 2009 for carrying weapons illegally and the state of his mental health that could create further problems (West has bipolar disorder). Boston, who had drafted him, decided it was ...
Those suffering from mental illness can be helped -- if appropriate care is ...
Baltimore Sun (blog)
A severe mental illness such as bipolar disorder can be helped by psychiatric rehabilitation, which provides the supports and direction that medication alone cannot offer. Medication can help eliminate symptoms but psychiatric rehabilitation focuses on ...

Recovery from mental illness 'ongoing process,' expert says
Longview News-Journal
One of the challenges faced by people who have a mental illness — such as schizophrenia, depression or bipolar disorder — is the lack of a cure. Except snake-oil salesmen and the like who claim they can cure such an illness with their amazing ...

Researchers find new ADHD genes
CTV.ca
In other words, could an alteration in one of these genes create different trajectories -- leading primarily to ADHD in one patient, autism in another or schizophrenia or bipolar disorder in still others, depending on other genetic and environmental ...

When parents hit breaking point
Times LIVE
He meets Hugh, a 10-year-old who has been diagnosed with ADHD and bipolar disorder. He moves in with the boy's family and explores his controversial diagnosis. While learning about the family, he discovers that "even the dog is on meds", he says. ...
Therapy 'resets' brain instantly
The West Australian
More than 50 years on, it remains an important last-line treatment for severe depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and psychosis. Clinical director of ECT services at Hollywood Clinic Mathew Samuel said ECT essentially "reset" the brain by ...

MARTHALER v. DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Leagle.com
1 Separately, after receiving updated medical information for Marthaler, DEED determined in January 2010 that Marthaler had been ineligible to receive unemployment benefits since April 19, 2009, because he was unable to work due to his bipolar disorder ...

Bipolar Disorder Underlying Major Depression May Be Missed
Medscape
August 8, 2011 — The diagnosis of bipolar disorder may be missed in patients presenting with a major depressive episode, according to the results of a cross-sectional diagnostic study reported in the August issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry. ...

Center Valley Homeowner Charged in $2.3 Million Fraud Scheme
Patch.com
Lehigh University graduate Anthony J. Klatch II is charged with committing fraud, mother claims family history of bipolar disorder may have played a part. By Elizabeth Rich Center Valley homeowner Anthony J. Klatch II, 27, has been charged with conning ...

Who are you calling crazy?
Toronto Sun
Manic depression, also called bipolar disorder, occurs in two percent of those affected by mental illness, and schizophrenia at about one percent. Dr. MacQueen, professor and head of the university's department of psychiatry, is chairing a committee ...

Michael Jackson's sister, niece to speak at Orangeburg mental health conference
The Times and Democrat
Rebbie Jackson and Yashi Brown will share their experiences with Brown's bipolar disorder and schizophrenia at the Orangeburg Area Mental Health Center 2011 Faith-Based Community Health Conference, "Faith as a Foundation: Working Together to Create a ...

IN THE MATTER OF CIVIL COMMITMENT OF NEUMANN
Leagle.com
In 1995, Neumann was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and hospitalized for several days after an incident in which he became combative in public. From 1995 to 2009, Neumann received outpatient treatment and, although he experienced occasional symptoms ...

Buster comes to John's rescue
Limerick Leader
Yesterday, we reported on how pensioner John Hayes - who suffers from bipolar disorder and a heart condition - was unable to get his hands on a new fridge. The Hogan Avenue man said his fridge broke two months ago, - and the HSE has not helped him ...



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