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September 23, 2011

Judy McLane Is Next to Normal , Opening Sept. 16 in Utah
Playbill Singer-actress Judy McLane, who plays Tanya in the Broadway company of Mamma Mia!, stars as Diana, a mother battling depression and bipolar disorder, in Pioneer Theatre Company's production of Next to Normal, which officially opens Sept. 16 following previews that began Sept. 15. Performances will continue in Utah through Oct. 1.

Functional Remediation Helps with Bipolar Disorder Related Cognitive Impairment (blog)
Sherry Boshert, reporting for the Internal Medicine News Digital Network, has posted an excellent article entitled “Functional Training Helps Patients With Bipolar Disorder” that focuses on a study presented by Dr. Eduard Vieta (director of the Bipolar ...

Former trader marks Lehman's collapse as a second chance
Los Angeles Times
Jared Dillian — suffering from bipolar disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder while working on Wall Street for Lehman Bros. — sees his firm's collapse as a second chance at life. Jared Dillian is the author of "Street Freak," a book that recounts ...

Theatre Latest News
Camden New Journal newspapers website
by JOSH LOEB COMEDIENNE and Marylebone resident Ruby Wax (pictured) is currently staring in Losing It, a “confessional” show about mental illness at the Duchess Theatre, in which she approaches the subject of her own bipolar disorder with equal ...


Robert Lyons Stabbed Mother To Death In Fight Over Avril Lavigne Tickets ...
Huffington Post
A suburban Chicago man who admitted to stabbing his mother to death allegedly told authorities that his actions stemmed not from his bipolar disorder but from anger that she refused to get him tickets to an Avril Lavigne concert. ...

Former military man accused of threatening to kill Biden ordered held without ...
Washington Post
He told officials he was medically discharged from the US Marine Corps for bipolar disorder. Brady says Woodward was deported from Thailand after being arrested for assault. Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. ...

RUOK? Letters that can save life
The Daily Telegraph
ONE in five Australians will personally experience clinical depression or a bipolar disorder over their lifetime. If not touched personally, we encounter the black dog through family, partners, friends or colleagues. But despite being common, ...

Alternative education is making the grade
Review Times
By ALLISON WINGATE The third-grader was falling behind in class, something she and his counselor attributed to his diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and bipolar disorder. "His teachers didn't know how to handle him. ...

Demonizing Sugar, Bipolar Disorder and The Travails Of Big Pharma
Fri, 16 Sep 2011 21:03 PM PDT
I'm going to touch on three topics quickly.

Nursing Homes Beginning To Reduce Antipsychotic Drugs For Dementia Patients
The Inquisitr
Antipsychotic drugs are most typically used to control delusions, hallucinations and abnormal behavior in people suffering from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder but more recently they have been prescribed to hundreds of thousands of elderly nursing ...


Inflammatory Cause of Bipolar Disorder Suggests New Treatments
Clinical Psychiatry News Digital Network
PARIS – Recently reported evidence implicating inflammatory mediators in the pathophysiology of bipolar disorder and major depression have opened the door to testing new agents for treating these psychiatric disorders or slowing their progression. ...

Teacher's 'crazy dream' gets boost with leadership award
Vancouver Sun
Schratter, who was diagnosed in 1990 with hypomania, which is a mild form of bipolar disorder, said there is a stigma surrounding people with mental health issues and he believes the time has come to bring it out of the shadows. ...

Don't fling words like 'crazy' at your political adversaries
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Bipolar disorder can unleash creativity and incredible stamina for long hours when facing a crisis. When I think of people with mental illnesses, the attributes that come to mind are courageous, determined, empathetic and creative. ...

In May of 2006, she filed claiming a primary diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder, a secondary diagnosis of thyroid disorder, and complaints related to asthma and arthritis; and, in October of 2006, she filed claiming fractures of her L1 and C7 vertebrae, ...

Mentally ill patients more prone to early death: Study
This is subsequently causing prolonged age difference where people with mental issue like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder seemingly encounter higher chances of early death unlike the others, even after progress in mental care. ...

Judy McLane Is Next to Normal, Opening Sept. 16 in Utah
By Andrew Gans Singer-actress Judy McLane, who plays Tanya in the Broadway company of Mamma Mia!, stars as Diana, a mother battling depression and bipolar disorder, in Pioneer Theatre Company's production of Next to Normal, which officially opens Sept. ...

Program Strikes Early at Major Psychiatric Disorders
Clinical Psychiatry News Digital Network
CHICAGO – Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder all benefit from early diagnosis and aggressive therapy, and the new First Contact program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital is an attempt to provide it to all three disorders in ...

Let's talk life - Mood swings
Jamaica Gleaner
Dear Counsellor, I think I have bipolar disorder because I suffer from mood swings all the time. I get irritable easily and I am easily frustrated. My irritability is worse at the beginning of my period. I am sure that my family has given up on me. ...

Metal God Zakk Wylde My Stalker Left Me a 'Sacrifice'
Wylde claims the neighbor was "deemed mentally ill" -- and diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder. An LA County Superior Court judge approved a temporary restraining order against the neighbor -- requiring him to stay at least 100 yards away fro the rocker ...

Severe Irritability May Signal Syndrome Apart From Bipolar
Psychiatric News
Specifically, the children with SMD reported greater irritation in response to the computerized task than did healthy children or children with bipolar disorder, and they responded to negative feedback with significantly greater activation of the ...

Pulitzer Prize winning musical Next to Normal shines spotlight on bipolar disorder
The Vancouver Observer
Diana Goodman (Caitriona Murphy), the wife and mother, suffers from bi-polar disorder and manages to give the illusion of wellness often enough to keep her long suffering husband Dan (Warren Kimmel) something to hang on to. He remembers what they were ...

The Scientific Curmudgeon - Why screening teens for mental illness is a bad idea
The Stute
*The most startling trend in pediatric psychiatry is the surge in diagnoses of bipolar disorder, which just a few decades ago was viewed as almost exclusively an adult ailment. Since 1995, the number of children diagnosed with bipolar disorder has ...

Counterproductive craziness at federal agency
Washington Times
SAMHSA was founded to “reduce the impact of … mental illness on America's communities” by “target[ing] … mental health services to the people most in need.” Families of people such as Shayne Riggleman, who went off medicines for bipolar disorder and ...


Evanston alums honor a life cut short
Evanston Review

Timothy McGuire was in his junior year at Skidmore College when his life took a sudden turn for the worse in early 2000. McGuire, a 1997 graduate of Evanston Township High School, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, an illness characterized by high and low mood swings that come on without warning over a matter of hours, days, weeks or longer. When attempts to manage his illness with medication ...

A beautiful life laid waste
The Age
Suzie Oneeglio was a vivacious, generous woman and one of 250,000 Australians with bipolar disorder. Jim O'Rourke reports.

'Bipolar... My Arse'
Huffington Post UK (blog)
According to the US Library of Medicine (who are surely in some way responsible for morphing what was known as 'Manic Depression' into the publically accessible and acceptable version of 'Bipolar Disorder' in order to sell pharmaceuticals and give ...

U-M among international group to find genetic variants that may contribute to ...
Several newly discovered genetic variants may increase the risk of developing bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or both, according to an international research consortium that includes the University of Michigan School of Public Health. ...

Woman missing about a month is located
Irvine World News
IRVINE- Authorities on Monday located a Newport Beach woman who went missing a month ago after she stopped taking medication for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, police said. A passerby about 10:30 a.m. saw Erika Lopez, 24, near Michelson Drive...
Do We Stigmatize Ourselves? (blog)
I was talking about how our society stigmatizes mental illness and how that makes us afraid to talk to people about it. A businessman pointed out that he had experienced the contrary. He related his story of talking about bipolar disorder at a business ...

'Quarter of Scots' suffer from mental health problems
But despite the high number, sufferers of bipolar believe most people have no understanding about their disorder. The survey suggests the condition, which used to be known as manic depression, is leading to people being stigmatised and too scared to ...

Front Porch: Support for families living with mental illness
The free course is taught by a team of trained NAMI volunteers who know what it's like to have a loved one with major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, panic and obsessive compulsive disorders, and brain and addictive problems. ...

NAMI walk Saturday to raise funds, reduce stigma of mental illness
The Salt Lake Tribune
NAMI walk Saturday to raise funds, reduce stigma of mental illness By heather may The Salt Lake Tribune Published Sep 20, 2011 12:20PM MDT Eric Stroupâ
€™s stepdaughter was 14 when she was diagnosed with attention deficit disorder. Over the years, more conditions were added to the list including obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. The ...

Community mental health centers under budget cuts
El Dorado Times
By Anonymous One in four adults—approximately 57.7 million Americans—experience a mental health disorder in a given year Five of the top 10 leading causes of disability worldwide are mental illnesses such as depression, schizophrenia, bipolar ...

Lawyer pleads for killer's life in slaying of Mesa family
The Arizona Republic
A defense attorney pleaded for a mass murderer's life Wednesday, saying that the killer suffers from bipolar disorder and should be spared the death sentence.

Delonte West Was Tripping On Antipsychotic Drugs The Night He Got Pulled Over With Three Guns [Delonte West]
# delontewest Delonte West gave an interview to SLAM in which he finally opened up about that time in September 2009 when he was pulled over for negligent driving and cops found a stash of weapons in his three-wheel Can-Am Spyder . Turns out he had a rather intense reaction to the drug he was taking for bipolar disorder after being rustled from his sleep because a few of his friends had gotten ...

Jury weighs death or life in quintuple murder case
FOX 11 Tucson
PHOENIX (AP) - An Arizona jury began weighing the death penalty or life in prison Wednesday for a man convicted of murdering a family of five in a Phoenix suburb in 2006. Jurors began deliberations after hearing arguments from 34-year-old William Craig Miller's defense attorney, who said his client should be shown mercy because he has bipolar disorder and a troubled childhood. The prosecution ...

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