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September 16, 2011

Man Who Walked Away From Connecticut Valley Hospital Found Dead
Hartford Courant
Fri, 09 Sep 2011 04:54 AM PDT
The remains of Aaron Torres, who had bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, walked away from the Connecticut Valley Hospital on March 17, 2010, were found in East Hampton, N.Y.

'A First-Rate Madness'
New York Times
In Thomas Mallon's masterly critique of Nassir Ghaemi's book on bipolar disorder and political leadership, “A First-Rate Madness” (Aug. 21), I would have liked to see some acknowledgment that this ground has been better tilled in previous books. ...

Supporting Grandparents Caring for Children
Huffington Post (blog)
Their daughter's bipolar disorder was recognized very late, and though she stays involved in her sons' lives, neither she nor their father were able to be a full-time parent. So the boys went to live with their grandparents. ...

Wytheville dentist has license suspended
Southwest Virginia Today
After being readmitted on June 21, he was discharged on June 22, diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and was instructed to follow up with psychotherapy and medication management. According to the report, he failed to do so. Earlier this year, Camden paid ...

Pediatric Irritation, Bipolar Disorder Differ in Imaging
Family Practice News Digital Network
PARIS – Longitudinal data, family studies, and recent imaging findings show distinct differences – and some similarities between severely irritable children and children with bipolar disorder. The notion that bipolar disorder in children is ...

Teen brides more likely to develop mental illness; Panic disorder, depression ...
New York Daily News
Young newlywed women are more likely than older brides to suffer from panic disorder, bipolar disorder and depression, according to research published in Pediatrics. "We found that the level of lifetime mental disorders among women married as children ...

Understanding Bipolar Disorder
By Rheyanne Weaver HERWriter September 6, 2011 - 9:54pm Bipolar disorder is a complex mental disorder that impairs a person's ability to control mood, energy and activity levels, as well as everyday functioning abilities, according to the National ...

Entertainment listings
Vancouver Sun
Winner of three Tony Awards, and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the story concerns a woman coping with bipolar disorder. . Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage . Sept. 8-Oct. 9 . $29-$65, " " Vancouver International Fringe Festival BC's ...

'I can't process it'
Daily Mail - Charleston
She said her son suffered from bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. She hopes the writing will help her shed some light on what went so terribly wrong that day. "Shayne took a lot of stock in words," she said. "I've just got to figure out where he was ...

Socially adapted people are less vulnerable to mental diseases
UNIAN News Agency
If, for example, the parents of children suffer from a mental disorder like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder etc, the probability that it is hereditary is 10-15% to 25-30% depending on whether such diseases are observed throughout the genetic line,“ MD ...

Pfizer's Site, Ad Campaign Targets Brain Biologists
ERE Media
Pfizer Neuroscience employs about 130 people working on neurology, including Autism, psychiatry (schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression), Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and more, out of Groton, Connecticut. Last summer it began an effort to expand what ...

Pregnancy Planning for Women with Bipolar Disorder (blog)
By Candida Fink, MD In a recent article published in Current Psychiatry Online, entitled “Treating bipolar disorder during pregnancy,” assistant clinical professors of psychiatry at Stanford University Mytilee Vemuri, MD, MBA and Katherine Williams, ...

Man Who Walked Away From Connecticut Valley Hospital Found Dead
Hartford Courant
Aaron Torres, who had bipolar disorder and schizophrenia , walked away from the Connecticut Valley Hospital on March 17, 2010, while on a supervised break. He was never seen again. The knock came Wednesday night but it wasn't the news she'd been hoping ...

Mother says W.Va. murder suspect had schizophrenia
The Associated Press
(AP) — The mother of a Morgantown man suspected of killing five people and injuring two more before committing suicide says he'd long struggled with a bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Tammy Konchesky told the Dominion Post ( ...

This is 'why we care'
The Newark Advocate
One in four people will experience a serious mental disorder in his or her lifetime, including major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and severe anxiety disorders. Mental illnesses are no-fault, biologically based brain disorders that cause ...

Brother of Missing Newport Beach Woman Asks for Search Volunteers
Erika Lopez suffers from bipolar disorder and needs medical attention. She has been seen twice near the pier in Huntington Beach. By Nisha Gutierrez-Jaime A recent photo of Erika Lopez. Photo courtesy of Stefanie Facada Erika Lopez has been missing for ...

Judge orders 1st degree murder charge for dad
Houston Chronicle
Authorities say French shot his 8-year-old daughter Desirea French in their home. Pueblo Detective JC Williams confirmed that French said he was diagnosed with depression and bipolar disorder, but wasn't on any medication for the illnesses. ...

Educator shares pain, passion of bipolar disorder
Jackson Clarion Ledger
Elizabeth Clayton, an adjunct professor at Mississippi College, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder after a six-week hospital stay years ago. Today, she freely talks and writes of her experiences. / Rick Guy/The Clarion-Ledger Elizabeth Clayton, ...

News Briefs: Program covers mental illness
Livingston Daily
The course will cover information about attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, major depression, bipolar disorder, conduct disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, schizophrenia and substance-abuse ...

Mental health screenings slated in Emporia
Topeka Capital Journal
The National Depression Screening Day has expanded in recent years to offer individualized and online screening for depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. The free screenings are confidential and ...

HONORABLE MENTION: TRUSTEE: Seeking cures for adult bipolar disorder
Crain's Detroit Business
By Ellen Mitchell Adults with bipolar disorder suffer from chemical imbalances in the brain marked by significant changes in mood, thought, energy and behavior. Their moods can alternate between mania and depression, lasting for hours or months. ...

Wisdom and Truth Await Readers in 'Pendulum'
PR Web (press release)
Her passion for acceptance of people suffering from psychiatric disorders became her passion even before she was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. Coming out of the closet as a homosexual was the hardest and most liberating feeling she has experienced. ...

Front Porch: Course in Everett addresses mental illness
Family-to-Family is a free program to help family members and friends of people who are living with mental illness. This includes major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and panic and obsessive compulsive disorders. ...

Red Flags: The Common Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder
About - News & Issues
By Marcia Purse, Guide September 11, 2011 Before you start diagnosing yourself or anyone else with bipolar disorder, you should know the symptoms and behaviors that most commonly occur in some mixture or another. And even if you or someone ...

Lascel Wood: Mum's love helped me wow X Factor judges
The Sun
Lascel, 20 — who grew up in 25 foster homes because his mum had bipolar disorder — failed to get through auditions in 2009. But on Saturday all four judges give him a standing ovation. Student Lascel, of Bath, said: "In 2009 my confidence was ...

You look ace, Michael Douglas
The Sun
The actor, 66 — given the all-clear from throat cancer in January — chilled out in New York with Catherine, 41, who recently had treatment for bipolar disorder. Here's hoping they've beaten their health problems game, set and match. Shades of health ...


How I Lost 130 Pounds and Fell in Love With Bacon
Lew Rockwell
As a result, I was then sent to another psychiatrist who diagnosed me with Bipolar disorder, at the age of 13. I was then placed on a bipolar drug, known as Depakote, that would begin to truly destroy my individuality. Depakote, normally prescribed to ...

Atlanta lawyer gets 25 years in prison for vehicular homicide
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Tolliver's uncle, C. Jack Ellis, the former mayor of Macon, said his nephew suffers from bipolar disorder, which has debilitated a number of members of his family. One of Tolliver's lawyers, Brian Steel, noted that after his last DUI in March 2006, ...

Omeros Unlocks Four Additional Orphan GPCRs
MarketWatch (press release)
GPR78 has been linked to bipolar affective disorder and schizophrenia, and GPR161 has been tied to congenital cataracts and birth defects of the brain and spinal cord. "These discoveries further validate our proprietary technology and underscore our ...

I'm afraid to tell my mom I think I have bipolar disorder
About - News & Issues
The first thing I've address is her worry that she might have bipolar disorder, but I also asked other readers what their advice would be about talking to her mom. They responded with a flood of thoughtful responses, and I've put those together with my ...

Mental health center to have screenings
Salina Journal
Screenings will consist of a written questionnaire and include depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. People unable to attend the walk-in screening may schedule an appointment by calling 823-6322 ...

Group offering course for families of people with mental illness
Gadsden Times
26 at the First United Methodist Church of Gadsden, 115 S. Fifth St. The course will cover information about schizophrenia; mood disorders like bipolar disorder and major depression; panic disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder; coping skills such ...

Plaintiff protectively filed his pending application for disability insurance benefits on February 2, 2007, alleging a disability onset date of December 19, 2006, due to bipolar disorder and headaches. Plaintiff's application was denied initially. ...

Prison shouldn't be a death penalty
ABC Online
The picture painted by the report tells of overcrowded prisons, where mental health issues such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression are rife; along with alcohol and drug issues, sexually transmitted diseases and hepatitis C. The report's ...


NAMI DuPage offers Education Course for Parents
NAMI Basics focuses on childhood onset bipolar disorder, childhood onset schizophrenia, depression, ADD/ADHD, anxiety disorders, OCD and eating disorders. Discussion topics center around: the biology of mental illnesses, getting an accurate diagnosis, ...

Health/outdoors calendar: Winyah Cares in need of volunteers for terminally ...
Spartanburg Herald Journal
Bipolar disorder support group: 6:30 pm First and third Monday of each month. Must be diagnosed and under the care of a physician to attend. Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, 101 N. Pine St., Spartanburg. 590-1592. Federation of Families for ...

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