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September 30, 2011

Lawyer pleads for killer's life in slaying of Mesa family
Tucson Citizen
22, 2011, under Arizona Republic News 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. Jurors began deliberations that will determine whether ...

Cut-a-thon, book signing for NAMI
Winona Post
When Tammy was a child, there was little thought given to the possibility that children could have mental illness, including bipolar disorder. Dorothy and her family tried to deal with Tammy's wild mood swings when she was a child, with no help in ...

Twin study reveals epigenetic alterations of psychiatric disorders
EurekAlert (press release)
Previous quantitative genetic analyses of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder reveal strong inherited components to both. However, although heritability for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder is estimated at 70%, disease concordance between twin-pairs ...

British TV Writer Paul Abbott Talks About UK and US Versions of 'Shameless' (Q&A)
Hollywood Reporter
Abbott discusses his bipolar disorder and why moving from "Shameless" to writing on the royal family is not as big a leap as you'd think. British TV writer Paul Abbott based his sitcom Shameless the original Channel 4 series and Showtime's US version ...

West opens up a bit about past issues
Boston Globe
Before that, he had revealed publicly that he struggles with bipolar disorder. For most of the 2009-10 season, he avoided the media and missed games because of injury. The climax was the 2010 playoffs, when the Cavaliers were eliminated by the Celtics ...

Lovato confronts demons in latest record
Daily Trojan Online
By Jamie Di Rosario-connor Daily Trojan It's an awkward sensation listening to Demi Lovato's third album, Unbroken, knowing that eight months ago she was released from rehabilitation after being treated for various traumas bipolar disorder, ...

York widow details nightmares as brain-collection practices on trial
Portsmouth Herald
ALFRED, Maine -
The practices of a prestigious medical research institute that studies schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are on trial in Maine, where the organization collected at least 99 brains from organ donors.
Demi Lovato was too scared to reveal eating disorder to pals, colleagues
The 19-year-old singer, who was diagnosed with bulimia, had even checked herself into a rehabilitation centre in 2010 to tackle personal issues like bipolar disorder and self-harming. Now that she has recovered, she remembers the time she used to lie ...
Drunk, Depressed and 15-Years-Old: There's ADAP For That (blog)
I learned about ADAP from Dusty and Joyce Sang, who created a foundation to honor their only child, Ryan, who died of bipolar disorder. Here in Palm Beach county, where Ryan went to school, the Sangs are underwriting the cost of ADAP training at 4 ...
Scientists Find Common Genetic Loci For Schizophrenia & Bipolar Disorder
Asian Scientist Magazine
By Anusuya Das An international study has shown that common genetic loci contribute to a person's risk of suffering from two mental illnesses: schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. AsianScientist (Sep. 23, 2011) A team of 250 researchers from more than ...
Genetic Links Seen Between Bipolar Illness and Schizophrenia
HealthDay via Yahoo! News
THURSDAY, Sept. 22 (HealthDay News) -- There is a genetic link between schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, two common and often disabling brain disorders, a new study indicates.
Genomics In The Journals
GenomeWeb News
The large international consortium did a genome-wide association study involving 7,481 individuals with bipolar disorder and 9,250 unaffected controls.
Anne Mozingo Sues After Her Late Husband's Brain Was Removed Without Consent
The Huffington Post
ALFRED, Maine -- The practices of a prestigious medical research institute that studies schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are on trial in Maine, where the organization collected at least 99 brains from organ donors.
Brain-collection practices on trial in Maine
AP via Yahoo! Singapore News
The practices of a prestigious medical research institute that studies schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are on trial in Maine, where the organization collected at least 99 brains from organ donors.
North Andover man gets 14-15 years for stabbing murder
The Eagle-Tribune
SALEM, Mass.
€” Thomas Belanger of North Andover pleaded guilty this morning to the 2008 stabbing death of his psychotherapist in exchange for a 14- to 15-year sentence. The plea came following another court ordered competency exam for the 22-year-old, who claims he hears voices and takes five medications he takes for psychiatric problems, including extreme bipolar disorder and post-traumatic ...
NAMIWalks held to battle mental illness
Concord Monitor
Joan Bishop of Goffstown is promoting the 9th Annual NAMIWalks event in honor of her sister, Linda Bishop, who died 3- years ago after a long battle with mental illness. The event will be held Oct. 2 at the New Hampshire Hospital soccer fields on Fruit Street. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk starts at 10:30 a.m. Linda Bishop, who suffered from bipolar disorder, died of starvation ...
'It can happen to anyone': Rebbie Jackson, daughter share message of ...
The Times and Democrat
Rebbie Jackson shares her experience being the parent of a child with bipolar disorder type I at the Orangeburg Area Mental Health Center Faith-Based Community Health Conference. The sister of a pop superstar and her daughter shared an inspiring ...
Hope of Recovery art exhibit set for Sunday in Mobile (photo gallery)
Press-Register - (blog)
(Press-Register/Mike Kittrell) Hope of Recovery Exhibit 2011 gallery (8 photos) MOBILE, Alabama -- Diagnosed with bipolar disorder more than a decade ago, Zena Slay, now 39, proudly explained that she hasn't been drunk or high in nearly eight months. ...
Depression, bipolar are treatable, Palm Beach Day Academy teachers learn in ...
Palm Beach Daily News
Joyce and Dusty Sang of Chicago lost their son, Ryan Licht Sang, to bipolar disorder six years ago. By Carolyn Susman This is not your typical back-to-school story. This is about parents and teachers who care enough about the epidemic of depression and ...
Jones girl helps raise awareness of bipolar
The Paisley Daily Express
It is estimated that between two and three per cent of the population of Scotland are currently living with bipolar disorder but many people remain ignorant about this serious medical condition. Film star Catherine Zeta Jones, below, ...
The Boy from Bothell: Bipolar Vietnam Veteran (blog)
By Gene Olson Gene Olson's The Boy from Bothell: Bipolar Vietnam Veteran gives a memoir of his life, his difficulties with bipolar disorder and his fight for sanity. As Olson notes, bipolar disorder was first described at the time of Hippocrates and is ...
Disorders the Order of the Day
Thanks to a combination of therapy and medication, coupled with his role as a facilitator at a depression and bipolar disorder support group at the Mental Health Association of Lebanon County, the disorder is manageable despite its presence, ...
Families Of Mentally Ill Have Their Own Struggle
The Grand Rapids Press -
One wife worries so much about the manic stage her husband with bipolar disorder is in. Family Connections support group, led by Pine Rest social worker Jim Vander May, meets from 5:30 to 6:30 pm the second and fourth Monday at Pine Rest Southwest ...
NAMIWalks held to battle mental illness
Concord Monitor
Registration begins at 9 am and the walk starts at 10:30 am Linda Bishop, who suffered from bipolar disorder, died of starvation shortly after the New Hampshire Hospital granted her release early in 2008. She was found in an abandoned Concord house in ...
Craig Griffin (Lydia Senn /
Rome News Tribune
Griffin, who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and depression, has lived in the apartment complex on Lyons Drive for a year. The complex opened in 2009 and is operated by Williams Real Estate in Rome. ...
Scientists Honored for Outstanding Achievements in Mental Illness Research
MarketWatch (press release)
She has developed sophisticated measures to precisely track her work to identify overlapping and distinguishing characteristics of patients with schizophrenia and psychotic bipolar disorder, also associating these clinical intermediate phenotypes with ...
Don't be afraid of Virginia Woolf: VIRGINIA WOOLF BY ALEXANDRA HARRIS
Daily Mail
Some of her symptoms were those of manic depression (bipolar disorder), an illness which became a part of her life, to be dreaded by her and battled through. Modern stabilising drugs had not been discovered, the only treatment was bed-rest, ...
Jury sentences Arizona man to death in 2006 murder of family of 5
Washington Post
Miller's attorney told jurors that his client has bipolar disorder and had a troubled childhood and should be shown mercy. Prosecutor Kristen Hoffmeyer began her arguments by showing gruesome photos of the bodies of all five victims, including two ...
US Advisers Urge FDA To Address Antipsychotics In Kids
The FDA in the next month to six weeks will release a revised label for Abilify, a drug sold by Bristol-Myers Squibb Co and Otsuka Pharmaceutical and approved to treat schizophrenia in adolescents, bipolar disorder in children 10 to 17 years old and ...
Researchers win in lawsuit over brain collection
The Bethesda, Md., institute collected brains for use in the study of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. In her lawsuit, Anne Mozingo, of York, said her husband's entire brain was removed after he died of a brain aneurism in 2000. ...
Zeta-Jones's courageous admission boosts bipolar campaign in Scotland
by Robin Turner, Western Mail FILM star Catherine Zeta- Jones' admission that she had bipolar disorder has sparked a national campaign about the illness in Scotland. And the Swansea-born actress, who celebrated her 42nd birthday on Sunday while her ...
NCMC Behavioral Health to offer depression screening Oct. 6
Greeley Tribune
The process allows the individual to identify potential outcomes that cover the following conditions but is not limited to depression (including bipolar, generalized anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and adolescent depression), alcohol and eating ...
Scientists in Wales focus on 'genetic regions' linked to two mental illnesses
by Graham Henry, Western Mail CARDIFF scientists have found more common genetic variants that appear to contribute to the risk of developing schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Research into the two brain disorders has uncovered molecular evidence that ...
For Some, Faith Is Powerful Partner In Mental Health Care
By Charley Honey | The Grand Rapids Press Emily Zoladz | The Grand Rapids PressJim McNaughton, of Hudsonville, suffers from schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety. He was diagnosed in the late '70s and lived in and out of ...
'I have missed it a lot' Michael Douglas happy to be back at Alfred Dunhill ...
Scotland Courier
By Dave Lord The star battled throat cancer, while his wife Catherine Zeta Jones checked into hospital after revealing she was suffering from bipolar disorder. Douglas admitted it had been an ''eventful time,'' but is looking forward to the restorative ...
Clayton talks, writes about experiences
Clayton, a 70-year-old adjunct professor at Mississippi College in Clinton, suffers from bipolar disorder, sometimes called manic-depressive disorder. Her mood swings range from sky high to ocean deep. They are maintained to a degree by medication. ...
Mr Bean finds British Royal family funny
Indian Express
London: Singer-actress Demi Lovato says she lied to friends and colleagues in a desperate bid to cover up her eating disorder. Lovato, 19, who checked into rehab last year to tackle a number of personal issues, including bipolar disorder and ...
Ensuring that patients get right prescription for anti-psychotic drugs
by Dr Jane Harrison, Western Mail ANTI-PSYCHOTICS are a range of highly-effective medications used to treat mental distress or disorder mainly schizophrenia and manic depression (bipolar disorder). They can also help people suffering from severe ...
The Connection Between Big Pharma and Our Kids
Huffington Post (blog)
The same was true for diagnoses, in particular the diagnosis of pediatric bipolar disorder the he almost single-handedly created. The fact that his work was supported by several drug companies, and that he was paid handsomely for giving speeches and ...
Police Search For Missing Woman
Lt. Ron Brandolini told the MetroWest Daily News that Bamvakis has bipolar disorder and is not able to care for herself. She is 5 feet, 2 inches tall, weighs about 115 pounds, has brown hair and hazel eyes. Bamvakis was last seen wearing black stretch ...
Nancy Jusky column: Help us help people with mental illness
The Sheboygan Press
Those receiving assistance from this program have no means of covering the cost of medications used to treat their mental illness, such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and anxiety disorders. This could be due to lack of health insurance, ...
Zakk Wylde Gets Restraining Order Against Stalker
RTT News
According to court documents obtained by, the man in question has previously been diagnosed with mental illnesses including bipolar disorder. A Los Angeles County judge has issued a temporary restraining order preventing the man from coming ...
Some victims refuse help
Concord Monitor
Family tried to get psychiatric care Embed multimedia (photos, galleries, audio, map): Louise Jobin remembers her son Clyde "Bruce" Gaunt Louise Jobin remembers her son Clyde "Bruce" Gaunt In September 2006, Clyde Gauntt's family sent him to live at a Loudon campground, making him homeless. It was part of a plan: Gauntt, 54, had suffered from bipolar disorder and alcoholism for years, and his ...
Ultramarathoner Howard Schaub always looking for his next challenge
Herald & Review
DECATUR - Howard Schaub started running marathons about the time he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and he had completed five before discovering that 26.2 miles was not the outer limit.
Atypical antipsychotics may aid symptoms for some off-label uses, but not others
Science Daily
Atypical antipsychotic medications, developed to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, are frequently prescribed for many off-label uses. A new study finds that medical evidence suggests the drugs are effective in reducing symptoms for some off-label conditions, but not others.
The Bipolar Disorder Drug Market Will Decline from $6.5 Billion in 2010 to $4 ...
MarketWatch (press release)
The findings from the Pharmacor topic entitled Bipolar Disorder reveal that atypical antipsychotics make up the majority of sales in this market, with more than $5.3 billion in sales in 2010. The most commonly used atypical antipsychotics for bipolar ...
Wirral lady who set up first women's roller derby, despite suffering from ...
Wirral News
The 42-year-old from Wallasey set up Wirral Whipiteres in February despite suffering with bipolar disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Since then the team has gone from strength to strength attracting 50 members.
Swedish Researchers In 'Depression Gene' Find
Swedish researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy in Gothenburg have managed to identify a gene connected which they believe have a strong connection to bipolar disorder. Previous studies have shown that bipolar disorder, previously known as manic depression ...
Ruby Wax: A fifth of people have dandruff, a quarter have mental illness...
Yorkshire Post
Having turned her experience of bipolar disorder into a stage show, Ruby Wax tells Sarah Freeman why we all need to open up about mental illness. RUBY Wax never seemed short on self-confidence. She was, after all, the woman whose interview technique ...
Actress Patty Duke Shares Struggle with BiPolar Disorder
13WHAM Rochester
Rochester, N.Y. - Actress and Mental Health Advocate shares her struggle with Bipolar Disorder at East House's "Hope and Recovery" Luncheon.
Man reportedly living in bushes at Antonio and Oso parkways
Canyons, Coto, Ladera & RSM News
COTO DE CAZA Welfare check. 5:31 p.m. Monday. 0 block of Joliet Drive. Woman reported her husband was having a manic episode and threatening her and his employees through text messages. The man, 45, suffers from bipolar disorder and his still on...

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