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October 07, 2011

SPOTLIGHT: Ultramarathoner looks for new challenge
Deseret News
T
Howard Schaub started running marathons about the time he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and he had completed five...

Forest, Richter report positive antipsychotic data
Reuters
N) reported positive results on Wednesday from a late-stage clinical trial of their experimental drug to treat mania associated with bipolar disorder. The news sent shares of Gedeon Richter up more than 10 percent. Forest's shares rose nearly 3 percent ...

Support mental health
Kansas.com
By Marilyn Cook One in four adults experiences a mental health disorder in a given year. One in 17 adults lives with a serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia, major depression or bipolar disorder. These people are our family members, ...

Mindshare: Finding the silver lining
Messenger News
I got severe depression, I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and spent a lot of time in and out of psych wards, he says. This battle is captured in a digital story made by Mr Phillips, Serendipity, which details his mental health journey and fight ...

Missing Man from Nipomo Found
KVEC
The 67-year-old Owens was reported missing after he did not return to his home in Nipomo after being released from county jail last Friday where he had been booked on domestic abuse charges. His wife said he suffers from bipolar disorder and needed his ...

Your Column Here
Santa Monica Daily Press
Over the past 10 years there has been a meteoric rise in the number of adults on antidepressants and the number of children diagnosed with bipolar disorder and prescribed anti-psychotic drugs. But these drugs are of very limited effectiveness. ...

Evidence shaky for off-label antipsychotic drug use
Nurse.com
The report found atypical antipsychotic medications approved by the Food and Drug Administration for treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and, in some cases, depression are prescribed commonly to treat other behavioral conditions. ...

BRIDGE Study Finds Bipolar Disorder Missed in Major Depression Diagnoses
Psychiatric Times Want to join the conversation? If you're a healthcare professional, we'd like to hear your comments. Just sign in or register today to become part of our growing, online community.

Available Compounds Tried in Bipolar Disorder
Psychiatric Times
memantine (Namenda) for Alzheimer€™s. Possible mechanism: N-methyl-D-asparatate (NMDA) glutamate receptor antagonist. Clinical evaluation: Demonstrated potential to relieve €œmanic-like symptoms in animal models; appeared beneficial in two open-label studies as augmentation.

Forest Labs rises on data for bipolar mania drug
AP via Yahoo! Malaysia News
Shares of Forest Laboratories Inc. rose Wednesday after the company said its experimental bipolar disorder drug, cariprazine, met its goal in a late-stage clinical study.

Candlelight Vigil being held during Mental Health Week
Wetaskiwin Times Advertiser
Staff writer This week marks the annual Mental Health Awareness Week, educating people about serious mental illnesses such as major depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Approximately one in five Albertans will develop a mental illness during their lifetime.[...]

Mother questions N.B. health after daughter escapes
CBC New Brunswick
A mother of a 15-year-old girl with bipolar disorder is challenging the province to better serve youth with mental health issues after her daughter and two other youth escaped from the hospital for several hours on Monday evening.

What To Do If a Loved One with Bipolar Disorder Is Arrested
PsychCentral.com (blog)
By Bipolar Beat If a loved one with mental illness or suspected mental illness is arrested, the goal is to transition the person as quickly as possible from the legal system to the healthcare system. The Los Angeles NAMI Criminal Justice Committee has ...

Bipolar Disorder (Oxford Psychiatry Library)
British Journal of Psychiatry
In 96 slender pages (8 of which are blank), it attempts to summarise the current consensus on bipolar disorder. This is no mean feat considering the ever-expanding research landscape. It is to the authors' credit that they largely succeed in their goal ...

Weekend Reading: Claire Danes On Bipolar Disorder
PsychCentral.com (blog)
By Alicia Sparks In the wake of her success with Temple Grandin* (the 2010 biopic portraying an autism advocate of the same name) Claire Danes is taking on another character who deals with mental health issues: Carrie Anderson, a CIA agent with bipolar ...

How to identify depression in children and adolescents
Ahwatukee Foothills News
In children and adolescents the most common mood disorders diagnosed are major depressive disorders like dysthymic disorder and bipolar disorder. About 11 percent of adolescents have a depressive disorder by age 18, however, often the diagnosis goes ...

Unipolar and bipolar depression: different or the same?
British Journal of Psychiatry
The diagnostic boundary between recurrent unipolar depression and bipolar disorder may not be clear-cut and, further, the symptoms of unipolar depression compared with bipolar depression (although similar) are subtly different. ...

'Like a part of me is gone': Fremont woman honors mother's memory with suicide ...
Muskegon Chronicle - MLive.com
Purcey's mother, Lynn Lindsey, of Fremont, had a long history of seasonal affective disorder, which is marked by periods of depression in the autumn and winter, and bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder, formerly called manic depression, causes a person ...

Delonte West hired despite gun "misunderstanding"
CBS News
You're under the influence of bipolar disorder medication. You get arrested. Now it's two years later. How in the world do you explain this conviction on a job application? If you're NBA free agent Delonte West, you do it with one word: ...

Inclusive Vermont orchestra forms
BurlingtonFreePress.com
Braunstein filed a lawsuit in March saying the organization failed to accommodate his bipolar disorder and asking to be reinstated to his job. In its legal response this spring, the VYO said the conductor made "uninvited advances to female faculty ...

Open Forum letters printed Sept. 30
ReporterHerald.com
Oct. 2-8 is Mental Illness Awareness Week. MIAW is a time to learn about serious mental illnesses such as major depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Mental illnesses are medical illnesses. They affect all communities. ...

Bipolar Symptoms: Your Stories
About - News & Issues
By Marcia Purse, About.com Guide September 29, 2011 People who have bipolar disorder understand each other better than the average person could. We share symptoms. We're more likely to recognize them in each other. Yet the way our symptoms manifest ...

Mental health retreat bid
Derbyshire Times
A COUPLE who both have bipolar disorder hope to help other mental health patients by creating a unique rural retreat. Ted Chapman and partner Deb Rose are behind the Root and Branch project to provide a woodland community where people can turn as an ...

Mental health author, comedian Paul Jones to share experience with bipolar ...
The Bay City Times - MLive.com
Jones was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2003, and now uses humor to education people who have the disorder and their friends and families. He performs at colleges and high schools across the US Jones has written books in mental health, ...

Slain mother in San Luis Obispo shooting was worried, police report says
San Luis Obispo Tribune
Christopher John Shumey, 34, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, told investigators he'd felt off in the month leading up to his confessed shooting of his mother, Karen Shumey, on Sept. 17. Karen Shumey tried calling Christopher Shumey several ...

Demi Lovato is Unbroken
UTM Pacer
Lovato recently recovered from bulimia, anorexia, self-mutilation, and bipolar disorder. Last fall, all appeared to be going well for the beautiful vocalist. However, her world was shaking and she finally broke down last October, when she decided to ...

Our View: Community could benefit with more knowledge of mental illness
Grand Rapids Herald-Review
To some, it may be surprising to learn that one in four adults experiences a mental disorder in any given year and one in 17 adults lives with serious mental illness such as schizophrenia, major depression or bipolar disorder.

Bipolar Disorder, Depression Remain Hidden, Misunderstood
phillyBurbs.com (blog)
It reminded me of the vow of silence most people with mental illness have taken. I, myself, had bipolar disorder for 18 years, gone now for some unknown reason. I had my first manic-psychotic break (out-of-reality episode) at age 38 and regaled my boss ...

Mental illness focus of event
Tbo.com
By HAYLEY MATHIS | Hernando Today Suffering from bipolar disorder and severe depression, Jones had lost hope in life and even attempted suicide. But Jones found her "lifeline" in the National Alliance on Mental Illness Hernando, an organization that ...

Back from addiction, climber aims for the top
Victoria Times Colonist
Talbot, who has bipolar disorder, told me this week it was ice-climbing that first allowed her to experience the happiness and peace most of us take for granted. The intensity of ice climbing - the need for extreme focus and the intimate contact with ...

Mom of Minn. teen convicted in Iowa slaying says his mental-health diagnosis ...
The Republic
His mother says Swanson has been prescribed the mood stabilizer lithium after a prison doctor diagnosed him with bipolar disorder. Kathy Swanson of St. Louis Park says doctors have known for years that her son was bipolar, but they stopped short of ...

Madness and Creativity: Is there such thing as the Mad-Genius?
PsychCentral.com (blog)
Specifically, there is research revealing a relationship between bipolar disorder and creativity. For instance, clinical psychologist and author Kay Redfield Jamison's work has described and reported the connection between artistic tendencies and ...

 

Bipolar disorder the roller-coaster disease
Jerusalem Post
For people suffering from bipolar disorder, once called manic-depressive disease, the emotional roller-coaster ride never ceases. Instead, it can cause havoc to those afflicted with the disorder as well as those around them. New research suggests that ...

Pediatric Bipolar Disorder, Temper Dysregulation Disorder, and Medicating Kids
PsychCentral.com (blog)
Yesterday, I attended a lecture on the differential diagnosis of ADHD and or Bipolar disorder in kids. Not surprisingly, the water is muddied by the similarity of some of the symptoms and the fact that most kids with Bipolar Disorder have other ...

NAMI marks Mental Illness Awareness Week
Rome News Tribune
Sunday marked the beginning of National Mental Illness Awareness Week. The week is a time to learn about serious mental illnesses such as major depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, said Moore. Moore and his wife, Bonnie Moore, first became ...

New Bipolar Stories
PsychCentral.com (blog)
Also, if you have an intimate relationship with someone who has bipolar disorder, I suggest that you read Dealing with a Lack of Intimacy, which provides a unique perspective on this topic. A list of stories is posted on the Bipolar Stories page near ...

Irish team targets mental health genes
Irish Health
Irish scientists have taken a major step in unravelling the genetic causes of the two mental health conditions, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness characterised by disturbances in a person's thoughts, ...

Learn of mental illness at Speed Museum event
Louisville Courier-Journal
I live as close to normal a life as you can have, said Cecil, a 34-year-old who was diagnosed as a young adult with bipolar disorder. Sadiqa Reynolds, a lawyer and former judge who lost her mother to suicide, wants people with depression to know it's ...

Psychiatric Hospital Regularly Over Capacity
Kansas.com
When patients with mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, severe bipolar disorder and major depression need treatment but refuse it, Sedgwick County sends them involuntarily to Osawatomie State Hospital. Osawatomie is one of two psychiatric hospitals ...

No longer 'helpless with ignorance"
Dubuque Telegraph Herald
Diane Bucko took up the cause of mental-illness advocacy because it hit close to home. "Close to 20 years, we've been dealing with mental-health issues," Bucko said. "My son has bipolar disorder. I live and breathe this (advocacy) because I live and ...

Dual diagnosis makes recovery more difficult
Evansville Courier & Press
Dual diagnosis is defined as an individual who has a psychiatric diagnosis (such as major depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, etc.) as well as a substance abuse disorder. According to the Mental Health America website, 37 percent of alcohol abusers and ...

Annie's Mailbox: Learn to understand those with bipolar disorder
Omaha World-Herald
Dear Annie: I am a former professional football player. During my career as a punter, I enjoyed stints on the Oilers, Lions and Ravens and led the NFL in the yards-per-punt average three times. I was even selected to play...

Bipolar disorder not easy to simply 'tough out'
Hutchinson News
Dear Annie: I am a former professional football player. During my career as a punter, I enjoyed stin ...

Ex- NFL punter shares story of bipolar disorder
The Biloxi Sun Herald
DEAR ANNIE: I am a former professional football player. During my career as a punter, I enjoyed stints on the Oilers, Lions and Ravens.

Brainsway Wins Israeli Ministry of Health Approval for Deep TMS Device to ...
MarketWatch (press release)
... approval from Israel's Ministry of Health to market and sell the Company's Deep TMS device to four medical centers for the treatment of major depression, bipolar disorder and negative symptoms and cognitive impairment in schizophrenic patients. ...

Bank Won't Hire Woman With Bipolar Disorder, Suit Claims
Madison County Record
A woman claims her former employer illegally refused to hire her for various positions after she took time off due to bipolar disorder. Kelli Keller filed a lawsuit Sept. 22 in Madison County Circuit Court against First MidAmerica Credit Union formerly ...

Demi Lovato Reveals How Friends Helped Her Through Rehab
Celebrity Health & Fitness
By Celebrity Health & Fitness, October 4th, 2011 Demi Lovato reveals that she turned to two unlikely sources for help while she struggled in rehab to come to grips with bulima and a bipolar disorderKim Kardashian and Selena Gomez. ...

John Hempstead: Mental health talk is set for Thursday
La Crosse Tribune
She promptly abandoned everything, rented a car and drove to California, where she subsequently spent time in four jails before receiving medical treatment for bipolar disorder. Now that she receives medication, she has not been re-arrested. ...

Missing man found in San Luis Obispo
KSBY San Luis Obispo News
His wife said he suffers from bipolar disorder and needed his medication. Offensive or inappropriate comments are subject to removal. To report a comment, please e-mail us at feedback@ksby.com, and include the name of the story and information on the ...

Europe's Brain Disorder Bill Hits 800 Billion Euros
Reuters
The total annual cost of mood disorders -- including major depression and bipolar disorder -- is the highest of the 19 groups, estimated at just over 113 billion euros. This is followed by dementia at 105 billion euros. Sleep disorders cost 348 euros ...

ILLINOIS SPOTLIGHT: Ultramarathoner from Decatur looks for his next challenge ...
The Republic
DECATUR, Ill. 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. Indeed, reading "Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an ...

Forest Laboratories, Inc. and Gedeon Richter Announce Positive Phase III Results with the Investigational ...
Business Wire
NEW YORK & BUDAPEST, Hungary--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Forest Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: FRX) and Gedeon Richter Plc today announced preliminary top-line results from a Phase III clinical trial of cariprazine (RGH-188), an investigational antipsychotic agent, in patients with acute mania associated with bipolar I disorder. For the primary endpoint, the Young Mania Rating Scale (YMRS), the data showed ...

Annie's Mailbox: Learn to understand those with bipolar disorder
Omaha World-Herald
Dear Annie: I am a former professional football player. During my career as a punter, I enjoyed stints on the Oilers, Lions and Ravens and led the NFL in the yards-per-punt average three times. I was even selected to play...

Living with: Bipolar disorder
BBC Cornwall
BBC Cornwall looks into the causes of Bipolar also known as manic depression

Former Detroit Lion with bipolar disorder supports day for depression screening
Macomb Daily
Annie's Mailbox, 10-4-11

$1.2m ChCh bipolar study is first for NZ
The Press
 
Huge ups, and huge downs. Sufferers of bipolar disorder can feel deeply depressed, and yet at other times, maniacally up.

Mental health author, comedian Paul Jones to share experience with bipolar disorder at SVSU
The Bay City Times
 

 

Jones will speak at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Malcolm Field Theatre for Performing Arts.

Mentally ill inmates languish in local jails
Rome News-Tribune
 
Detention Officer Terroyanne Harris considers the inmates she oversees on 3 North as much patient as prisoner. They suffer from schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress and other ment...

Actress Patty Duke Shares Struggle with BiPolar Disorder
13WHAM-TV
Rochester, NY - Actress and Mental Health Advocate Patty Duke shared her struggle with bipolar disorder at East House's "Hope and Recovery" Luncheon. Duke has suffered from bipolar disorder for almost 30 years. She spoke about her illness and the ...

ArtPrize entry about bipolar disorder evokes praise from readers
The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com
A story about an ArtPrize exhibit about bipolar disorder evoked comments from readers praising the artist for raising awareness about the disorder. Abigail Southworth said an earlier artwork on the same theme drew a negative reaction, but a story about ...

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Omaha World-Herald
We provide support and education for those with depression, bipolar disorder and related illnesses and their families. Meetings are free and open to anyone who wants to attend. Interns will consult with seniors on pharmacy topics: med reviews, ...

The Gildi Project: Education And Saving LIves
Ashland Current
Mental Illness Awareness Week takes place October 2-8 and is an opportunity to learn more about serious mental illnesses such as major depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. According to CORE Community Resources, mental illnesses are medical ...

 
 

NAMI Southern Arizona Observes Mental Illness Awareness Week, October 2-8, 2011
Tucson Citizen
Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) takes place October 2-8 and is an opportunity to learn more about serious mental illnesses such as major depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Mental illnesses are medical illnesses. ...

Antipsychotics and Off-Label Use
Ivanhoe
Atypical antipsychotic medications are approved for marketing and labeling by the FDA for treating schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression under drug-specific circumstances. The use of atypical antipsychotic medications is quickly increasing in ...

Brendan Cross bows out of race
Regina Leader-Post
Cross, who has bipolar disorder, made headlines following a series of events one day in March 2010, where he ran naked through City Hall. Cross was sentenced to time served and probation for charges related to that incident. Cross became a candidate ...

Killer's parents say diagnosis came too late
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
They sought help for Michael Swanson's bipolar disorder long before he killed two in Iowa, and overdosed on painkillers in prison.

Man Convicted of Shooting Mother Potentially Suicidal
KVEC 920 San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo, CA -- According to a police report, the Arroyo Grande woman allegedly shot to death by her son went to visit him in San Luis Obispo out of concern that he
€™d been suicidal. 34-year-old Christopher John Shumey, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, told investigators he€™d €œfelt off in the month leading up to his confessed shooting of his mother Karen Shumey on September 17 ...

Double the Knowledge
GenomeWeb News
Twin studies are helping shed light on the origins of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. In a recent Human Molecular Genetics study , researchers suggest the disorders could be caused by environmentally induced epigenetic changes, New Scientist 's Andy Coghlan says.

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Derbyshire Times
SP92254 Bi-polar suffers Deb Rose and Ted Chapman. A COUPLE who both have bipolar disorder hope to help other mental health patients by creating a unique rural retreat.



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