Overcrowded California Prisons and Mental Health
Huffington Post (blog)
Family members, friends and his doctors had written letters in
support of a minimum sentence, citing the mitigating factor of
his bipolar illness. I had sent the Judge a summary of his hospitalizations
over the past 22 years not only for his brain ...
Latimer: The mentally ill more likely to die from physical
Kelowna Capital News
For example, much attention is paid to the increased suicide risk
among those with major depression, schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Although this does contribute to the higher likelihood
of death among the mentally ill, it is not the primary cause.
Kerli Dishes on Co-Penning Lyrics for Demi
The former Disney star was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and has also been battling depression and an eating
disorder. After taking a few months off for some personal time,
Ms. Lovato is truly making comeback with her summer hit 'Skyscraper,'
and she ...
Layoffs, funding cuts hitting human-service providers
Kelly Carbello was dedicated to her
job as a clinical supervisor for a Phoenix counseling agency,
where she was first hired as an intern and embraced during her
recovery from bipolar disorder. She was laid off
last month, another casualty of state ...
Little hope from family of Melissa Ekkelenkamp
She suffers from bipolar
disorder. On Wednesday night, friends and family scoured
west Edmonton, handing out missing persons posters. Melissa's
sister Arlene Vandekmap says she doesn't
know what more can be done. "If (the family) doesn't get
any more ...
'Side Man' about jazz, marriage and other troubles; 'Summer'
at the Spot
Yet there are moments that clutch the heart as the slow-motion
train wreck of a marriage runs off the rails of alcoholism, bipolar disorder and the hand-to-mouth difficulties of life as
a "side man." The play, set between 1953 and 1985, has
a narrator ...
A "Cute" Depression is an Ugly Thing
I suffer from either type II or III bipolar
disorder; what once upon a time was referred to (at least
in its type I form) as manic depression. There have been periods
in my life where I suffered what, in retrospect, appear to be
bouts of hypomania ...
talk life: My wife is bipolar
My wife suffers from bipolar disorder and it is rather stressful
for me. I would like to be better able to manage the situation.
About one to two per cent of the population has bipolar disorder,
and it affects both male and female. ...
Rev. George J. Brassard Jr. to sign autobiography
Anderson Independent Mail
With the help of a few benevolent women, his life turned around
when he found God and began receiving proper medical treatment for
his bipolar disorder. In a straightforward question-and-answer format,
“The Interview” addresses bipolarism and how it ...
of stigma gets in way of helping people
The bulimic who hides her crackers and potato chips in the trunk
of her car, the woman that you would never guess is diagnosed
with bipolar disorder, or the patient that is hiding her diagnosis
of AIDS. Behind these illnesses is shame, ...
His current diagnosis was schizoaffective disorder, bipolar type.
Schizophrenia is marked by hallucinations and delusions, and bipolar
disorder is marked by episodes of depression and mania. Defendant
also has a violent criminal history. ...
psychiatric hospital patients rebuild lives
Rhodes has schizoaffective disorder, which lies on the spectrum
of mental illness between schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
He has been in and out of the state mental hospital since the
1980s, but this time is different: He was asked if he'd like to
5 Mental Conditions Treated With Marijuana
THE Weed Blog (blog)
The friends and family of those with Bipolar Disorder will welcome
this news as much as the sufferer — medical marijuana can significantly
calm the mood swings exhibited by those with Bipolar Disorder.
Cannabis works as a mood stabilizer for sufferers ...
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Health Disorders Prevalent Among Youth Worldwide
Brain Blogger (blog)
Disorders included major depression, substance abuse, schizophrenia,
and bipolar disorder. The next most prevalent
causes of disability were injuries (12%) and infectious and parasitic
diseases (10%). In the United States, the prevalence of mental ...
woman sentenced to 2-10 years in prison for robbing bank while dressed
Williams' attorney says she suffers from bipolar disorder, post-traumatic
stress disorder and dependency on prescription drugs because of
a spinal injury. Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All rights
reserved. This material may not be published, ...
to seek death penalty in mother's murder case
At the time of the shootings, Schenecker
was being treated for depression, bipolar
disorder and substance abuse. Detectives found numerous prescribed
medications in the house. A close friend told them that the medicines
were not "meshing. ...
to publish ghost story
by Diane Parkes, Birmingham Mail A FORMER
teacher who has battled bipolar
disorder has been shortlisted in the finals of a prestigious
writing award. Jan Tchamani, aged 54, of Kings Heath, is one of 12 finalists
in the Virago Asham Literary Award and
Porter: I thought I'd never leave psychiatric clinic
Scottish Daily Record
She felt “as if I was in the film One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest”
as she battled to overcome years of illness, including bipolar disorder, the eating disorder anorexia, postnatal depression
and the hair loss condition alopecia. The Edinburgh-born star
some, pot soothes the pain
Kleber, who has worked with marijuana
research for years, said he knows of no studies suggesting marijuana
is helpful for bipolar disorder or depression, a condition
it may exacerbate. He also pointed to medications like Marinol, a FDA-approved drug ...
PONDER: Antipsychotic meds can raise blood pressure
In adults, they are used for conditions ranging from severe depression
to schizophrenia and bipolar
disorder. This does not include attention deficit disorder,
or ADD, but many children with ADD also have disruptive behavior
disorders and may sometimes ...
finds genetic links between ADHD and other neurological disorders
Mother Nature Network (blog)
ADHD has often been associated with other neurological conditions
such as autism spectrum disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and learning disabilities. But until now, researchers
have not been able to find the link between ADHD and other ...
Best for Controlling Mania: Study
U.S. News & World Report
16 (HealthDay News) -- The manic episodes
experienced by those with bipolar disorder are better controlled
by antipsychotic drugs than mood stabilizers, a new, large study
suggests. Researchers from Italy and the United Kingdom also found
that three ...
mother charged with killing children will use insanity defense
"(Schenecker) did not know it was
wrong and this was because the defendant was suffering from a
mental infirmity, disease or defect, to wit: Bipolar Disorder
with psychotic features." Schenecker faces two counts of first-degree murder in the
NAMI plans 'With Hope in Mind' workshop series
Cleveland Daily Banner
National Alliance on Mental Illness Bradley County is offering
“With Hope In Mind,” a series of eight workshops specifically
designed for family members, friends and caretakers of persons
affected by mental illness (depression, bipolar disorder, ...
management and recovery (IMR) in Danish community mental health
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are severe mental illnesses
that can have a significant disabling impact on the lives of people.
Psychosocial interventions that stress hope and recovery as a
part of a multi-dimensional approach are possibly ...
test ordered for dangerous driver
The judge says he wants to know whether 25-year-old Miguel Lamoureux's bipolar disorder played a part in the reckless
jaunt on July 25th. The Calgary Sun reports, Lamoureux
pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, hit and run, and theft of
a motor vehicle, ...
new political dawn
The Bostwana Gazette
In my view, what appears to be compounding the health challenges
of patient Botswana, is that she suffers from what Max du Preez
calls bipolar disorder. Max du Preez
says bipolar disorder is a condition of one of those patients
who refuse to take their ...
Health Matters: How technology can affect your mental health
The Morning Sun
Very young children are being diagnosed with bipolar disorder,
depression, anxiety, autism and other types of mental illness.
Is there a connection between the (over)use of technology with
young children, limited exposure to what we know young children
announces auditions for major rock musical 'Next to Normal'
Diane is a mother battling worsening bipolar disorder. She has
a loving husband, Dan, and an ambitious, overachieving daughter,
Natalie. “Next to Normal” reveals how Diane's bipolar disorder
affects her family, addressing the issues of emotional grief,
we really want euthanasia?
He had suffered from bipolar disorder for years and nothing seemed
to help. He had accessed an assisted suicide website and he followed
their instructions to the letter. His death devastated our family
and the pain never goes away. ...
medication that is 'best for treating bipolar disorder'
By Liz Lockhart When people with bipolar disorder have episodes
of mania, not all mood stabilising drugs
are effective according to a new analysis. An article published
in the Pulse says that NICE guidelines currently do not recommend
using any ...
You can't Catch It! It's a Disorder -- not a
This young person, we'll call him “Chad”, was diagnosed with bipolar
disorder at the age of 8. He is now in his early teens and has
been living with the disorder for quite a number of years. The
reason for telling this story is to help all of us ...
should focus more attention on bipolar
There is too little on the ground to show the Ministry of Health's
effort in tackling the problem, that is, in addressing mental health,
and bipolar disorder more specifically.
Even though the Uganda National Health Policy 2001-2005 realises an upsurge ...
Voices: Recognizing and treating mental illness may save young
SCARBOROUGH - Several recent tragic suicides of young people in
our area call attention to one of the major contributing factors
often responsible the onset of a major mental illness such as
schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or major depression. ...
In A Drug Name? Sometimes, Enough To Cause Mix-Ups
by Eliza Barclay Risperidone (Risperdal),
prescribed for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and ropinirole
(Requip), used for Parkinson's disease
and restless legs syndrome, have strikingly similar labels. Risperidone
(Risperdal), prescribed for ...
support group plans first meeting
Diane Gross, of Milton, Ky., is forming a support group for people
who are dealing with depression or bipolar disorder and their families
and friends. Gross, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at 36,
wants to provide a peer-led group that will ...
Porter's experience shows mental health care needs to improve
The former television presenter has little work now, but her press
profile is maintained because of a string of misfortunes, including
bipolar disorder, anorexia, alopecia,
post-natal depression, and now, very sadly, an account of what it
was like to ...
NEVER STOP FIGHTING TO LEAD A NORMAL LIFE
Looking back I'm sure the loss of my father, coupled with being
diagnosed as dyslexic when I was 17, served to mask my bipolar
disorder. As my behaviour grew more erratic I think many close to me assumed
I was grieving or going through puberty. ...
For Severely Disabled Children Scrutinized
The SSI program for children is rapidly expanding, with the biggest
increase among kids with mental, behavioral and learning disorders,
including ADHD, speech delays, autism and bipolar disorder. But
as it pulls in children like Hulston, the program is ...
search for mental illness history in Jared Lee Loughner
She said “There's a history in the family of what they used to
call manic depression, which I guess they now call bipolar disorder…My
mother battled depression. One of her sisters had extreme bouts.
She'd be OK, then she'd dissolve over time. ...