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September 1, 2011

Rapid Cycling Bipolar Disorder: in the Office and on 'The Street'
Huffington Post (blog)
Rapid cycling bipolar disorder is a turbulent and psychologically painful condition characterized by four or more major mood shifts in the course of a year (sometimes even in a week). Moods go up or down in this condition and are demarcated by a rapid ...

Greens look past record
Regina Leader-Post
His experience with bipolar disorder also helps him be a voice for others who have had forms of mental illness, she said. "What I have found in the past is that he is very thoughtful. He is intelligent and he brings a perspective to any political party ...

NAMI DuPage Family to Family Education Course
The Family-to-Family course focuses on current information about schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder (manic depression), panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, borderline personality disorder, and co-occurring brain disorders and ...
VA awards new contract for debunked PTSD drug
The Food and Drug Administration has approved risperidone only for treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and irritability associated with autistic disorder in children and adolescents, but clinicians can prescribe it for other conditions, ...

Nurofen Plus contamination alert: What are the effects of Seroquel XL?
It has been revealed that some Nurofen Plus packets may mistakenly contain the potentially harmful antipsychotic drug Seroquel XL, normally used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Here are the facts you need to know. ...

Jenifer Lewis Joins a New Club
The Root
The Hollywood veteran talks about her new role in NBC's The Playboy Club, bipolar disorder and her best moments of 2011. Jenifer Lewis turns up everywhere. After launching her career as a vocalist in the Broadway hits Ain't Misbehavin' and Dreamgirls, ...

'Axe killer' fit to stand trial
Times LIVE
Despite years of treatment for bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, former Blue Bulls flanker Joseph Ntshongwana was found fit to stand trial for the grisly axe murders of three Durban men. The Durban Magistrate's Court yesterday heard that doctors who ...
No Devil in Sight for Daniel Johnston at Neumos, Just Love
Seattle Weekly (blog)
Johnston, who suffers from bipolar disorder, hit the stage Wednesday night to supportive cheers from the Neumos crowd. "We love you, Daniel," one fan shouted as the heavy-set musician, dressed in a black pocket T-shirt and sweatpants, got situated in ...

Fight against bipolar disorder is personal for Prechter family
Detroit News
Under the auspices of the University of Michigan Depression Center, the Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Fund has led to one of the nation's first longitudinal studies with a wide scope of research that includes genetics and adult stem cell lines.

Study reveals striking brain similarities 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 process which controls how information is transmitted from neuron to neuron in the brain is altered in both conditions and may potentially ...

Does a loved one have a mental disorder? This Fairfield course may help
The Vacaville Reporter
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.
Celebrity Big Brother: Kerry Katona banned from talking about Brian McFadden
Kerry, who suffers from bi-polar disorder, passed the medical to take part in the reality show. However, psychotherapist Phillip Hodson, said: "The last thing anyone suffering from bipolar disorder needs is a highly stressed, chaotic environment likely ...

Whatcom County man pleads guilty to assault in teen brother's stabbing
Bellingham Herald
A man who stabbed his teen brother while off his medication for bipolar disorder has pleaded guilty to second-degree assault while armed with a deadly weapon. Larry Ricketts, 32, was sentenced Thursday, Aug. 25, in Whatcom County Superior Court to ...

Ernesto Bustamante, Professor In Murder-Suicide Was Found With Medications And Guns
The Huffington Post
BOISE, Idaho -
A former Idaho professor who killed himself after gunning down a graduate student he had recently dated was found dead in his hotel room with six guns and medications for bipolar disorder and severe anxiety, police said.
Workshops to help parents, caregivers of children with mental disorders
Muskogee Daily Phoenix
It's common for parents of children with attention deficit disorder, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, or any other mental disorder, to seek help managing their children's lives. So Falcon and Cheyenne Sorrell, who is with Counseling and Recovery ...
Classes focus on mental health
The Free Lance-Star
The Peer-to-Peer classes are taught by a trained mentor who has a mental illness. Lauren Ball, a Spotsylvania County resident who has bipolar disorder, will lead the weekly classes. "It's not really a support group; it's there to educate themselves on ...
Extreme Morning Sickness Linked To Behavioral Disorders In Kids
South Asia Mail
A joint study by UCLA and the University of Southern California has found that children whose mothers suffered from HG while carrying them were 3.6 times more likely to suffer from anxiety, bipolar disorder and depression in adulthood than individuals ...
Fragile Minds: About this series
Minneapolis Star Tribune
June 19: The number of children diagnosed with bipolar disorder has soared in the past two decades, and now many psychiatrists are having second thoughts about the stigmatizing label and the powerful medications that often accompany it. ...
Ruling may broaden insurance plans' coverage for mental illness
Los Angeles Times
... listing eating disorders as well as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, autism, and serious emotional disturbances in children and adolescents. ...
Stem cell lines are the key to decipher bipolar disorder mysteries: Research
A study conducted 2 years back unfolded that bipolar disorder could have a genetic link. More recently, scientists from the University of Michigan are scrutinizing stem cell lines created from the skin of adults suffering from bipolar condition to ...
SMHC accepting Cogswell Award nominations
Presented annually at the Erik Cogswell Memorial Conference, the award recognizes an individual for his or her outstanding contributions to help improve the lives of people with bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses. Specifically, the award is ...
Announcing a New YouTube Channel (blog)
By Joseph Burgo PhD I discussed the film “Limitless” in this earlier post, but in my new YouTube channel, I talk about bipolar disorder and use the film to illustrate the manic shift from hopeless problems to perfect answers. ...
Lundbeck Canada donates $2.7 million to fund ground-breaking depression research (press release)
... of $2.7 million to support ground-breaking research at the University Health Network to identify biomarkers (biological markers) that will enhance the diagnosis and treatment of patients suffering from major depression and bipolar disorder. ...
As the Republic school district begins defending itself in a high-profile ...
Springfield News-Leader
The district contended the boy had conduct disorder, a condition that does not qualify for special education services. The family said the boy had attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, as well as bipolar disorder -- disabilities that would qualify ...
Sunil Sharan: India, Pakistan: Fork in the Road
The Huffington Post
Threats of nuclear annihilation one day and bear-hugging cricket diplomacy the next just makes it look as if the countries' leaders suffer from bipolar disorder.
HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology leads genetic study of bipolar disorder (blog)
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - Huntsville's HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology will lead a large new study of bipolar disorder that sequences the genomes of 2000 people. The $7.8 million study pairs HudsonAlpha with the University of Michigan in looking ...

Mental health link to alcohol problems
Nursing in Practice
People diagnosed with mental health problems like depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety disorder are at much higher risk of developing a dependence on alcohol, according to an Australian study. The research, published in the September issue of the ...

Have you seen this missing woman?
Police are asking for the public's help in finding a woman who suffers from bipolar disorder and narcolepsy and has been without her medication since at least Friday. Jillian Walsh-Ezzidio, 26, was last seen around 3 am Friday in a residential area on ...

Practical Management of Bipolar Disorder
British Journal of Psychiatry
Email: jackpeteuk{at} The book provides a broad guide to the current practical management of bipolar disorder, doing what it says on the tin. It clearly lays out available management for the different subgroups of the illness including bipolar ...

Review: 'Bas Ek Tamanna' progressive but average
One day he gets noticed by a Dubai based rich business woman Sameera, who has a six year old son Ahmed suffering from bipolar disorder. Impressed by the loving and caring attitude of Faraaz, Sameera offers him a job in Dubai. ...

Managing two lives; A young carer's experience
ABC Local
Laura Fillisch from Hobart speak about caring for her mum, who suffers from bipolar disorder, while balancing homework and her own teenage life. Javascript is currently no enabled on your browser. To view this media, please enabled Javascript in your ...

30 Before 30: Living with an Anxiety Disorder
I never had depression, or bipolar disorder, or an overwhelming fear of death, so I assumed I was normal. I thought it had passed me over, like jaundice, or the need for braces. Where I saw signs, I took pains to overcome them. ...

Former addict shares her story with Willing Women
The Star Democrat
They told me I had schizophrenic bipolar disorder and all these mental health diagnoses and I was just going to be a drug addict the rest of my life, and a prostitute for the rest of my life. And I'm here to tell you this morning: not so, not so. ...

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Lithium Carbonate May Decrease Suicidal or Aggressive Behaviors in Bipolar Disorders
Reports of drug-related adverse suicidal and behavioral events among patients with bipolar disorders (N=3521) were evaluated for potential risk ...

Kidney function in patients with bipolar disorder with and without lithium treatment - MDLinx
MDLinx original journal summary on Bipolar Disorder, Psychiatry. ... with bipolar and schizoaffective disorders is accelerated by lithium.

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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