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August 26, 2010

NRL and Sea Eagles help Black Dog
Cumberland Courier Newspapers
Cross, diagnosed with bipolar disorder at the start of last year, has been playing in Manly's NSW Cup side. Off the field, he has teamed up with the NRL to tackle mood disorders. “This year I had a bad start to the year and it affected me at the ...

Alexza Announces Adasuve(TM) (Staccato® Loxapine) PDUFA Goal Date of February ...
MarketWatch (press release)
On August 4, 2011, Alexza resubmitted the ADASUVE NDA, which seeks marketing approval for the rapid treatment of agitation in adults with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Alexza's NDA is based on a comprehensive clinical development program including ...

Introducing To the Edge and Back (blog)
By John M. Grohol, PsyD Living with a mental health issue or mental disorder as serious as bipolar disorder, depression or anxiety is no easy task. Ask anyone who grapples with these concerns on a day-to-day basis. But what can complicate even serious ...

He argued that his plea was involuntary due to his excessive consumption of prescription drugs, lack of sleep, familial coercion, and a history of bipolar disorder. The district court denied the motion and sentenced Santiago to 380 months in prison. ...

IN RE MH2011-000074
He noted that Appellant had a history of "bipolar disorder mania" and was experiencing manic symptoms, including pressured speech and religious preoccupation. He also noted that although Appellant had a seizure disorder, he had sub-therapeutic levels ...

California's prisoner shuffle
Los Angeles Times
However, we know from national studies that the prevalence of schizophrenia or other psychotic disorder is three to five times higher in the inmate population than it is in the total US population. The prevalence of bipolar disorder among the US state ...
Learning how to live – A look at life with bipolar disorder
By Natalie Jeanne Champagne Before I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, at the age of twelve, I spent weekends playing baseball and weeknights playing soccer. I ate dinner with my family at a nice round table; my mother made homemade perogies and we ..

Living With Bipolar Disorder [opinion]
Middle East North Africa Financial Network
The consultant's diagnosis was that from the time my behaviour became abnormal, I was suffering from bipolar disorder, probably triggered by a stressful life. He put me on treatment of mood stabilisers and antidepressants. I have since then been taking ...

Is 'Teen Mom' Jenelle Evans bipolar?
Gather Celebs News Channel
Teen Mom 2 star Jenelle Evans has admitted that she takes medication for bipolar disorder. The troubled teen has been tweeting about her money woes and her need to be on medication to control her moods. "I got antibiotics and my bi-polar medication I ...

Charges framed against SPS Rathore attacker
Times of India
Suffering from bipolar disorder, 29-year-old Utsav had also attacked Arushi Talwar's father Rajesh Talwar in Ghaziabad court on January 25 this year. On February 8, 2010, Utsav had stabbed Rathore thrice on the face when he came out of a hearing in the ...

Dual-Diagnosis: Life in the Fast Lane (blog)
By Christine Stapleton This is especially true for dually-blessed alcoholics (those of use with another mental illness besides our alcoholism). Take me, for instance. I have alcoholism and hypomania (Bipolar Disorder II). ...

Man accused of not stopping wife's suicide free on bail
Winnipeg Free Press
Westaway's family and friends said she grappled with mental illness before her death and believe it should have been prevented. They told the Free Press Westaway, a former gas company employee, was diagnosed years earlier with bipolar disorder and her ...

Glitch Leaves Medicaid Providers Unpaid
Dayton Daily News
But earlier this month, Martin, 33, said a nurse didn't show up at her home one night to administer her medication for her bipolar disorder and asthma medication. As a result, she said, she couldn't sleep. “They didn't have money to put gas in their ...

Strayhorn now seeing patients at IPD's Morris location
Morris Daily Herald
Some of her clinical interests include ADD/ADHD, autism, depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and phobias. Strayhorn earned her MD at Rush University. She served her residency at University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics, ...

Support for the Mentally Ill
Human Relations Coordinator Sudi Bess said the goal is to combat the stigma attached to mental illness. "There is no difference," said Bess. "I may have bipolar disorder. I may be skitzofrenic. I may have a dozen things, but unless I tell you, ...

Kent County courts, jails wrestle with helping mental health patients in crisis
The Grand Rapids Press -
Mott, who is 32, suffers bipolar disorder. She said she is a better and stronger person for enduring its hardships. She wants society to regard mental illness as a treatable medical condition, no different than something like heart disease. ...

Optum focus: Recovery for Salt Lake County's mentally ill
Salt Lake Tribune
Diagnosed with bipolar disorder with psychotic tendencies almost a decade ago, the 27-year-old recalls being stuck in the hallway of an emergency department, under watch for suicide. Drugs meant to control his disease made him feel like a zombie. ...

Sunday announcements
Tiffin Advertiser Tribune
The Family-to-Family Education Program is for families and friends of adults living with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, anxiety disorders and borderline personality disorder. Course participants are to gain vital information, ...

Stem Cell Research Shows Promise For Uncovering Bipolar Disorder Secrets
Stem cell research conducted at the University of Michigan is showing new promise in unlocking the biological secrets that make up bipolar disorder. By taking stem cell lines from the skin of bipolar adults, scientists will be able to uncover new ...
10 Celebrity Parents Who Have Struggled With Bipolar Disorder (Photos)
Babble (blog)
Bipolar Disorder can take quite a toll on not just the person who is inflicted with the mental illness but on those around them, especially their families. But fortunately there is a lot of help out there for those suffering from the severe mood swings ...

Deakin University medical researchers find potential new treatment for bipolar ...
Following the positive results experienced by 149 people with bipolar depression who took part in a two month trial, the researchers believe that NAC could be added to the treatment regimen of people with bipolar disorder. ...

VA spent $717 million on a drug deemed as effective as a placebo
Risperidone is the generic name for Risperdal, a second-generation anti-psychotic drug originally developed by the Janssen Pharmaceuticals division of Johnson & Johnson to treat severe mental conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. ...

Stigma should be removed from mental illness
Is it surprising that these individuals have experienced a mental illness such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and/or personality disorder? It shouldn't be. Mental illness affects one in four individuals, ...

Court upholds murder conviction
Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
Buckner's attorney, William Ruzzo, had argued Luzerne County Judge Tina Polachek Gartley failed to adequately consider claims that Buckner, who had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, was suffering from diminished capacity when he fired the fatal ...
SJC rejects conviction in Lowell murder
Boston Globe
No one disputes that DiPadova, who has bipolar disorder and has been hospitalized numerous times for mental illness, killed Carignan. But at his trial, his lawyer argued he was not criminally responsible because he heard voices commanding him to kill ...
The faces behind bipolar disorder
STATEN ISLAND, NY — A smiling Erica Kovacs sat at the front of the crowded room, answering questions about her mental illness. She talked passionately about her life over the past eight years and how she is coping with bipolar disorder. ...

Stem Cell Research Offers New Hope for Unlocking the Secrets of Bipolar Disorder
Newswise (press release)
Newswise — New stem cell lines developed from the skin of adults living with bipolar disorder are providing researchers at the University of Michigan Health System an unprecedented opportunity to delve into the genetic and biological underpinnings of ...

In Your Town: Briefs from across Marin for Aug. 22, 2011
Marin Independent-Journal
The National Alliance on Mental Illness in Marin will hold a free 12-week course designed for families of people with major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and other severe mental illnesses. ...

Daughter disputes portrayal in story
McMinnville News-Register
By Jeb Bladine In an August 2010 article, the News-Register reported a local woman's story about a daughter she said was afflicted with bipolar disorder and the coping assistance her family received from the National Alliance on Mental Illness. ...

How can technology be harnessed to help young people & “mental wealth”?
Crikey (blog)
She was finally referred by her school to the Brain & Mind Research Institute (BMRI), a state-of-the-art clinical service in Sydney and diagnosed with bipolar disorder. As Bronte said afterwards: 'It was pure luck that I stumbled across the BMRI. ...

Best Treatments for Manic Episodes
It affects about 1 percent of the population and tends to alternate with moods of depression, and when it does, it is known as bipolar disorder. Researchers compared the most common drugs used to treat acute mania in adults. ...

Liberty Place denies claims made in suit
Richmond Register
In the suit, Cathy Phirman, mother of the late Melissa Steffen, claims when Steffen was admitted to the facility on March 31, 2010, she fully disclosed her medical history of depression and bipolar disorder. “Additionally, Melissa disclosed that she ...

Demi Lovato, Under Construction and More Popular Than Ever
Huffington Post (blog)
In an emotional tell-all with Ryan Seacrest, she admitted that she had been "a little brat on set," spoke regretfully about her diagnosis of bipolar disorder, and explained, "My whole point in being so honest about my journey and my recovery is to be ...

Bipolar Disorder: Helping Your Loved One Manage a Manic Episode (blog)
By Margarita Tartakovsky, MS “Depression and bipolar disorder are often family diseases,” according to Psych Central associate editor and author Therese Borchard. So when your loved one is going through a manic episode, you may naturally feel helpless ...
Bipolar Kerry Katona Fears Celebrity Big Brother Is Too Much
Fallen Scoop
But Kerry's troubled past, fighting drug and alcohol addictions on top of her long term suffering with Bipolar Disorder, friends close to the star are worried that CCB is too much too soon. Despite regularly being in the public eye, appearing on shows ...
Could my bipolar brother develop schizophrenia?
CNN (blog)
Diseases such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are like pleurisy and not like adenocarcinoma of the lung or pneumococcal pneumonia or an aortic dissection, all of which cause pleurisy, but all of which are disease conditions based on an ...

Court Brief
The Kingston Whig-Standard
Taylor, who is a large man, has a bipolar disorder, Justice Rommel Masse was told. In April, assistant Crown attorney Kim Vanderlee said, he showed up at the home of his mother and her husband at 4:40 am and, over their objections, forced his way ...

Mental health conference to feature Jackson sister
The Tand
Rebbie Jackson, sister of the late pop musician Michael Jackson, and her daughter, 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 ...

Course for family of people with mental illness starts today
Information will include facts on schizophrenia, mood disorders (bipolar disorder and major depression), panic disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder, coping skills such as handling crisis and relapse; and basic information about medications, ...

When ADHD Becomes A Marital Problem
New Hampshire Public Radio
Symptoms are often similar to those of depression, anxiety… even bipolar disorder. Relationship expert Melissa Orlov faced her own challenges with ADHD, not because she has it, but because her husband does. She spent five years studying the issues ...
A splash of paint, barbed wire, a knife to the skull
Portland Tribune
When he's not performing court-mandated community service, avoiding the everyday perils that come with his bipolar disorder or attending drug abuse treatment classes, Dan Halstead decorates skulls. Buffalo skulls to be exact. His St. Helens home is filled with them. Some wrapped in barbed ...
Zogenix shares fall on news of stock sale
San Diego Union-Tribune
The San Diego drug developer said it will use proceeds from the offering to pay for the regulatory review of its experimental extended-release chronic pain medication and the first clinical trial of its monthly needless injection drug for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Award-winning film tackling stigma of depression in Asian community to be screened
Harrow Times
Wed, 24 Aug 2011 05:43 AM PDT
A FILM director has shared his experiences of bipolar disorder as he prepares to screen a semi-autobiographical film to highlight the social stigma of depression in the Asian community.
Extreme Pregnancy Nausea Linked To Emotional, Behavioural Disorders In Kids
New Kerala Washington, Aug 24 : Children born to mother who suffered from extreme form of pregnancy-related nausea and vomiting known as hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) were 3.6 times more likely to suffer from anxiety, bipolar disorder and depression in adulthood than individuals whose mothers did not have the condition, according to a new study.
Major Brain Similarities Found In Bipolar Disorder And Schizophrenia
Researchers from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and Beaumont Hospital have conducted a study which has found striking brain similarities in bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. The research has also pinpointed for the first time that a ...
Woman killed herself after changing Facebook status to "single"
Franita Swart-Smith, 30, suffered from a long history of depression and suicide attempts and suffered a relapse of her bipolar disorder due, in part, to her engagement to dentist Frederick Hall being broken off. She changed her status from being "in a ...

Does a loved one have a mental disorder? This Fairfield course may help
A free, 12-week course for families with a loved one who suffers from depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or panic disorder will be offered in Fairfield next month. Participants will be given resources to help them and their families cope with ...

Workers staying silent on mental health, with bosses kept in the dark
The Australian
Nicci Wall has bipolar disorder but also an understanding boss. Picture: David Geraghty. Source: The Australian THE stigma surrounding mental illness remains strong enough for nearly four in 10 sufferers to not disclose the condition to their employers ...

Daniel Johnston: genius or oddity?
He was the subject of the documentary THE DEVIL AND DANIEL JOHNSTON that explored his struggle with bipolar disorder Daniel Johnston loves comic books. They are idealistic, fantastical, romantic and appeal to one's latent innocence, just like his songs ...

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7 Nutrient-Packed Foods for People With Bipolar Disorder - Everyday Health
Everyday Health
If you have bipolar disorder, here's why foods rich in vitamin B or omega-3's belong on your plate.

Cannabis Use May Offer Wide-Ranging Benefits for Bipolar Disorder - The Debrief
A new study suggests that regular cannabis use may offer a wide range of potential benefits to people suffering from Bipolar Disorder.

Auburn man accused of leaving voicemail threatening Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan
He has been diagnosed with illnesses including schizoaffective disorder and bipolar disorder and has been arrested more than 70 times, resulting in ...

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