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September 9, 2011

Gang Feud, Bipolar Disorder Factors in Alcalde Shooting
Rio Grande Sun
Ms. Shaw also stated that she is bi-polar and suffering from other medical ailments and didn't do anything, Crespin wrote. Deputy Marvin Armjio arrived at the scene and advised Crespin he could see a spent shell casing and an empty gun holster on the ...

Mentally ill prone to poor teeth
Times of India
All such patients (2784) had been diagnosed with severe mental illness, including schizophrenia, dementia and bipolar disorder, reports the British Journal of Psychiatry . The review found that the psychiatric patients were 3.4 times more likely to ...

Antipsychotics Increasingly Prescribed for Anxiety
Psychiatric News
Antipsychotic medications that have been approved for use in treating serious mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are increasingly being prescribed by office-based psychiatrists in an off-label use for patients with a range of ...

New housing complex targets mental health
Vancouver Courier
"That's all I've wanted is to have a place of my own," said Othot, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in the 1970s and suffers from depression. "For me, it's very, very important. I don't go out very much." He shared his story with the Courier ...

Giving people with mental illness a chance
The Vancouver Observer (blog)
People with serious mental illness such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia face high rates of unemployment. Barriers such as gaps in work history, limited work experience, discrimination from disclosure, and trying to survive perpetual poverty due ...

Family: Missing Newport woman had stopped taking meds
OCRegister
22 had stopped taking medication for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, her aunt said Thursday. Erika Lopez moved to Newport Beach from Boston two years ago to be with a boyfriend, with whom she has since broken up. Erika Lopez has been missing from ...

FDA Reports Serious Allergic Reactions With Saphris Use
ModernMedicine
Saphris was approved in August 2009 and is used to treat symptoms of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The Contraindications, Warnings and Precautions, Adverse Reactions, and Patient Counseling Information sections of the Saphris drug label have been ...

East Haven Woman Strangled to Death
Patch.com
According to the New Haven Register, Cassandra Mead, 22, suffered bipolar disorder and drug addiction, but her told the newspaper, She had a big heart and did anything and everything for people. Interested in a follow-up to this article? ...

NAMI offers free course for parents of the behaviorally or mentally challenged
Sparta Independent
Trained caregivers, who have experienced challenges with their own children, will provide instruction on the comprehensive curriculum covering attention deficit disorder, major depression, bipolar disorder, conduct disorder, oppositional defiant ...

HudsonAlpha to Lead $7.8M Bipolar Disorder Sequencing Study
GenomeWeb News
Thu, 01 Sep 2011 07:25 AM PDT
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) -
Researchers at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology will partner with University of Michigan scientists on a new project funded by the National Institute of Mental Health that will use gene sequencing to study the genetic causes of bipolar disorder, HudsonAlpha said today.
Classes for Caring for Mentally Ill
Centralia Chronicle
Classes will cover techniques for caring for loved ones who suffer from schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder. Judy Baskett and Sherry Palmer, volunteers who have undergone intensive training ...
Man who stabbed friend to death committed to Oregon State Hospital
OregonLive.com
Fifteen months ago, Pine walked into the Southeast Portland home of his friend and neighbor, Jason E. Ojord, who was tormented by bipolar disorder. Pine, who was 24, wanted his buddy to get back on medication. The next thing anyone knew, ...
bravely tackling his inner demons
Herald Sun
Almost everyone has an opinion on bipolar disorder. Too often the stigma is that it's just an excuse for celebrities and sporting stars who behave badly. Matt and Jodie have another opinion - formed by cruel experience. After surviving a lifetime of ...
Insight into health issues
The Star
They are an opportunity for local people to find out about diabetes, dementia and bipolar disorder. Led by the Trust's medical directors Dr Nisreen Booya and Dr Keith Sands, the events are an educational talk on particular conditions, followed by time ...

The emotional brain in youth
EurekAlert (press release)
Recognition of bipolar disorder in adolescents is now clearly established. However, whether bipolarity exists in children remains controversial despite numerous studies that have been conducted on this topic in the last fifteen years. ...

5 Things You Need to Know Today: Sept. 4
Patch.com
Westborough Youth and Family Services (WYFS) is holding free, confidential screenings for depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. The screenings will take place on Oct. 6, National Depression Screening Day, ...

Are Kids Hardwired to Bully
NewsReleaseWire.com (press release)
Since both bipolar disorder and schizophrenia often have their onset in adolescence, such mental disorders also may contribute to the high rate of teen suicide. Bullying may be the last straw that pushes them over the edge. ...

What Do I Say To Someone With Bipolar Disorder?
Huffington Post
Tom Wootton the president of Bipolar Advantage, which helps people with mental conditions shift their thinking and behavior so that they can lead extraordinary lives. He is the author of "The Bipolar Advantage," "The Depression Advantage" and "Bipolar ...

Methylene Blue Shows Potential in Bipolar Disorder
Medscape
September 6, 2011 (Paris, France) The compound methylene blue, which has a variety of uses, markedly reduces residual symptoms of depression and mania in patients with bipolar disorder, according to results of a phase 3 study released here at the ...

Mum sets up support group for others with bipolar disorder
This is Wiltshire.co.uk
By Katie Bond A YOUNG mum whose life has been transformed after being diagnosed with bipolar disorder has set up a support group for sufferers in the town. Kayleigh House, 24, of Haydon End, who was diagnosed with the disorder four years ago, ...

American Psychiatric Nurses Association Celebrates National Recovery Month ...
PR Web (press release)
An American Resurrection: A Journey of Trauma and Triumph details presenter Eric Arauz's journey from battling bipolar disorder and alcoholism to a life in recovery as a nationally recognized consumer advocate. Available in the APNA eLearning Center, ...

Friends, Family Members of Shooting Spree Victims, Shayne Riggleman Speak
WVNS
A friend says he stopped taking medication for bipolar disorder. By Mike Krafcik MORGANTOWN -- We're finally beginning to learn about Shayne Riggleman, the 22-year-old man who police believe killed five people in Monongalia County before taking his own ...

ECNP: The most promising data from research across disorders of the brain
PhysOrg.com (press release)
On 3-7 September 2011, leading experts and up to 7000 participants will meet in Paris, France, to present, discuss and evaluate the latest achievements and future perspectives in the field of neuropsychopharmacology, including bipolar disorder, ...

Study: Getting Married Before Age 18 Linked to Psychological Problems
TIME
The research, which was published in the journal Pediatrics, found that women who were married as children defined as 17 or younger by the study were more likely to suffer from problems such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and alcohol ...

Media Advisory - Globetrotter Michael Schratter Cycles 31000 km through Bugs ...
Canada NewsWire (press release)
Michael is riding to battle the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness for the one in five Canadians who experience depression, anxiety disorders and schizophrenia. Michael, who has bipolar disorder, has spent the last year riding ...

Repligen banking on pancreatitis diagnostic aid
Boston Globe
In March, investors pounded Repligen's stock down from nearly $5 a share to $3.50 on negative Phase 2 trial results of a drug it was developing to treat bipolar disorder. A positive pivotal trial of the company's imaging product was released around the ...

With Mental Health Drugs, Greater Risk Means More Marketing
Huffington Post (blog)
The now-familiar commercials for depression, bipolar disorder, social anxiety, and the like -- called "DTCA" for direct to consumer advertising -- are specifically targeted to the home viewer on a couch, rather than the psychiatrist in an office. ...

Florida man accused of bilking Mobile-area investors, others out of millions
al.com (blog)
But Maynard said that she began to notice the telltale signs of a psychiatric condition that afflicted others in his family bipolar disorder. She said she suffers from the disorder and that her grandmother died in a mental hospital. ...
Will Your Relatives' Health Problems Be Passed On To You And Your Children?
Daily Mail
What concerns Tara are conditions farther up the family tree which might have a genetic link, such as bi-polar disorder and Parkinson's. 'My mum admitted she'd kept quiet about some conditions farther back in the family, as she didn't want to worry me ...

Greater focus needed on mental health triage in disaster response
The JHU Gazette
Survivors already diagnosed with schizophrenia, dementia, addictions and bipolar disorder, they point out, are vulnerable long before a disaster strikes. In a commentary appearing in the June issue of the journal Biosecurity and Bioterrorism, ...

13 things about Carrie Fisher
CNN (blog)
Fisher is very open about the fact that she has bipolar disorder, and regularly writes and speaks about the topic. Her Dragon*Con panel was no exception. Multiple fans stood up to say that they, too, suffered from the disorder, and thanked Fisher for ...

Wales uses courses and websites to make bipolar disorder less of a lottery
The Guardian
Researchers there had carried out clinical trials which showed that teaching self-management skills to patients with bipolar disorder about medication or regulating moods, for example offered effective treatment which helped patients to function ...
Discussing depression and bipolar disorder
Boston Globe
Depression is, by definition, a state of abnormally low mood. Typical symptoms include low energy, sleep problems, and loss of interest in formerly pleasurable activities. Bruce Cohen, former president and psychiatrist in chief at McLean Hospital, says that there are many kinds of depression, and "in some ways each depression is a little different.'' Bipolar disorder, sometimes called manic ...
National Suicide Prevention Week is September 4-10
Sault Ste. Marie Evening News
Suicides are often linked to psychiatric illnesses such as major depression and bipolar disorder, which are largely treatable conditions. In fact, it is estimated that 60 percent of people who commit suicide have had a mood disorder. ...
2011 Meal for the Minds
dBusinessNews Dallas (press release)
health services in Dallas, will host the 2011 Meal for the Minds fundraising luncheon at the Belo Mansion. living with Bipolar Disorder, his planned suicide, and the moment that changed it all. More than 90% of those who die by suicide have a mental ...
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Washington Daily News
The following article will discuss the signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder, more specifically with some of the behaviors that are associated with this mental illness. We will also discuss the current treatment options for patients who suffer with this illness. And finally I will give some pointers if you think you or a loved one has this illness.
In the prison of the mind
Morning Star
"The worst day of my life was taking my son to hospital to be sectioned," says Linda Morgan, mother of 20-year-old Joe Paraskeva who was diagnosed with bipolar affective disorder years before the incident when he was 16.
Tequesta woman charged with assaulting mother, ordered to have mental health exam
Palm Beach Post
By Christine Stapleton A 33-year-old Tequesta woman with bipolar disorder was arrested on charges of assault on a person 65 years or older and committed for an involuntary mental health exam after she tried to kill her mother with a knife Saturday ...
Dialogue between mental health professionals and patients is essential
WalesOnline
by Dave Smith, Western Mail FINDING the right medication is one of the most difficult tasks when recovering from a serious mental illness. When I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder 16 years ago, I was given lithium to control my mood. ...
New DSM 5 Category May Curb Youth Bipolar Overdiagnosis
Family Practice News Digital Network
PARIS Many psychiatrists have overdiagnosed bipolar disorder in children and adolescents over the past decade, which has led to overly aggressive treatment with second-generation antipsychotic drugs, Dr. David Cohen said at a press briefing at the ...
Functional Training Helps Patients With Bipolar Disorder
Internal Medicine News Digital Network
PARIS A 21-week program of "functional remediation" for 220 adults with bipolar disorder was more effective than psychosocial education or usual treatment in improving psychosocial functioning at 6 months of follow-up. ...
Working on a better mental health system
The Age
While it is often reported that one in five will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, state-funded mental health services primarily respond to the much smaller number of people with severe illness such as schizophrenia or bipolar ...



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