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October 14, 2011

Awareness key to treat bipolar disorder
The Orion
It can't be authoritatively tested for, but it's all too obvious: I have bipolar disorder. Instead of admitting that I have a mental malfunction, it would be much easier to think that I'm still in control but just weak and unwilling to control my ...

Postpartum Depression to Bipolar Disorder
When this again lingered and the symptoms excelled, I became the face of Bipolar II Disorder. My point? Mental illness can strike at any time at any age. I had two successful pregnancies and periods of postpartum wellness. After having my third I was ...

Bipolar man fights eviction from Ramapo senior complex
The Journal News |
Stephen Repanti, 55, who has bipolar disorder, has been a resident at the Spook Rock senior citizen complex at 200 Dashew Drive since he was 45. The property, owned by Arco Management Corp., provides Section 8 housing for people ages 62 years and older ...

Cigna Receives Gold Award for Best Practices in Empowering, Protecting Consumers
MarketWatch (press release)
Bipolar disorder is a chronic mental health disorder characterized by cycling manic and depressive episodes that disrupt healthy, functional lives. It is the sixth leading cause of disability worldwide. Despite recent advances in medication treatments, ...

Bipolar and schizophrenia reversible
Healthcare Today
New evidence has emerged that up to a third of all cases of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder could be caused by the environment and not genes and may be reversed. Researchers from King's College London made the discovery when they examined 22 pairs ...

Press Release – Mental Health Foundation (press release)
Both this book and the earlier one share New Zealanders' experiences of Bipolar Affective Disorder and Georgie (who lives with the disorder) wants the stories to challenge misconceptions about bipolar disorder, reduce discrimination and to promote ...

NSW MPs reject motion to sack magistrate
Sydney Morning Herald
A Sydney magistrate suffering from a bipolar disorder has survived a motion for his sacking in the NSW upper house, despite many MPs criticising him for a lack of contrition over four cases of misconduct. After a debate lasting three hours, ...

Antidepressant-Induced Mania Similar to Bipolar Disorder
By Candace Czernicki Managing News Editor Depressive patients with antidepressant-induced “manic switches” show similar clinical features as individuals with bipolar disorder, research shows. The findings suggest that people who were previously ...

Expert in depression, bipolar disorder visits Corvallis for two public events
Her lecture, focusing on clinical and personal realities of depression and bipolar disorder, begins at 7 pm Monday, Oct. 24, in Austin Auditorium, LaSells Stewart Center, on the OSU campus. At 9 am Tuesday, Oct. 25, she'll lead a discussion based on ...

Psychiatry under fire
And in the psychiatry emergency room at Jefferson there are spot diagnoses of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder made based on momentary evaluations with dangerous depot shots of neuroleptics, which can cause brain damage, being used as if they are ...

Mentally ill pose challenge to calm
Virginia Gazette
Bryan Sanderson of the National Alliance on Mental Illness of the Williamsburg Area need only recall five years ago. Diagnosed with bipolar disorder, he was arrested for two bank robberies in York County. He was later found not guilty by reason of ...

Davi's work with mentally ill not in vain
Brockville Recorder and Times
Submitted Photo Davi (David) Freire, 27, took his life a year ago following a long battle with bipolar disorder. He helped many others during his lifetime who were suffering from mental illness and now his mother, Augusta Waddell of Iroquois, ...

Out of the Shadows: A young girl's struggle with the stigma associated with ...
The Out of the Shadows kicks off Monday. On Friday, listeners will meet Joey, who's finding the silver lining in bipolar disorder. Out of the Shadows is supported in part by the TPC Foundation, a family foundation of Exron Capital Inc.

Valpo man sentenced to 77 months in prison for robbing Valpo bank
Russell was not being treated at the time for bipolar disorder and other psychiatric problems. According to court records, Russell had had a falling out with his mother, who had been paying for his medication and treatment. Russell, who had a shaved ...

Claire Danes as an agent protecting her 'Homeland'
eTaiwan News
Or is Carrie _ who, by the way, pops pills to manage her bipolar disorder _ sabotaging her career by obsessively stalking an innocent man? That is the dicey premise of "Homeland," whose third episode premieres on Sunday night. Brody is played by Damian ...

Jane Pauley opens up about bipolar disorder
Omaha World-Herald
This week she will tell Omaha audiences about another of her qualities — mental illness. Pauley will speak about her battle with bipolar disorder Thursday evening at the Joslyn Art Museum's Witherspoon Hall in the 15th annual "Breaking the Silence" ...

Premier calls for national effort on mental health
ABC Online
SPEAKER (extract from advertisement): I recently admitted to having bipolar disorder. I was worried that people would see me differently, and they do. MATT WORDSWORTH: The Premier Anna Bligh says Australia is the only country in the OECD that doesn't ...

OCD, bipolar, schizophrenic and the misuse of mental health terms
BBC News
But how harmful is it to bandy the names of such conditions about? The neighbour who keeps his house tidy has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). A socially awkward colleague is autistic. The weather isn't just changeable, it's bipolar. ...


Child mental disorders: New diagnosis or another dilemma?
Los Angeles Times
Cecelia has been diagnosed with a smorgasbord of psychiatric disorders — including the controversial diagnosis of child bipolar disorder — in addition to being called a normal kid. Experts in pediatric mental health readily acknowledge that their ...


'Overcoming Obstacles'
Helena Independent Record
After three divorces, a commitment to a mental hospital, years of substance abuse, suicide attempts and erratic mood swings, she was finally diagnosed at age 36 with bipolar disorder. For the past 26 years, she's been sharing her story about living ...

Definitions of child psychiatric disorders
Los Angeles Times
Bipolar disorder — Severe changes in mood from happy and silly to extremely angry and irritable. Also includes unrealistically high self-esteem, rapid speech patterns and risk-taking. Treatment typically includes mood-stabilizing and antipsychotic ...

Rushford Gets Grants to Teach Mental Health First Aid
Mental health first aid is a 12-hour certification program that teaches individuals how to recognize the signs and symptoms of common mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, eating disorders and substance abuse. ...

Mental Health Day: Lessons Learned from a Bipolar Dad (blog)
My Dad lived with Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression) that was not entirely diagnosed till about a year before he died in 1996. It was out of control most of his life and growing up in the unstable, toxic environment lead to many problems. ...

Sub-threshold depression and antidepressants use in a community sample ...
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
In SD, positive for MDQ and comorbidity with Panic Disorder (PD) or Generalized Anxiety Disorders (GAD) are associated with ADs use, whereas the association between a positive MDQ and ADs use, with a diagnosis of PD or GAD, is not significant. ...

Veteran's family seeks answers to his death after leaving hospital
Fayetteville Observer
Now they want to know what happened to the 51-year-old Army veteran and father of six who seemed to be making progress in his treatment for bipolar disorder - and why he was out on the streets at all. "This guy is not capable of being out there on his ...

Like Kryptonite to Superman: In Honor of World Mental Health Day (blog)
Some people, especially those who have experienced hypomania feel as though the medications flat line them – as we say in Bipolar Disorder For Dummies, “Normal is boring.” As we discussed this in Class 6, it struck me that in some ways, ...

Mental Health and Prisons: A Talk With Pete Earley
The former Washington Post reporter began advocating for mental health issues after struggling to get help for his then college-age son with bi-polar disorder. His son had been arrested and put in jail. Pete Earley is an author and mental health ...

Depakote Lawsuits Spurred By Birth Defects and Other Side Effects
WebWire (press release)
Women treated with Depakote for a bipolar disorder during the first three months of their pregnancies have a 1 in 20 risk of giving birth to a baby with a serious birth defect, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). ...

Families reluctant to speak up about suicide
The National
“The hospital did not have a dedicated [juvenile] centre, so he was among older patients who were acutely psychotic or with bipolar disorder.” Despite the initial opposition by the boy's family, the decision to put him in hospital saved his life, ...

Psychosis Symptoms May Not Signal Start of Predictable Course
Psychiatric News
Yet having preclinical or subclinical psychosis symptoms may signal something else—for example, encroaching bipolar disorder, dysthymia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, or social phobia. Wulf Roessler, MD: “My feeling is that these results are of great ...

NCCU students want accused classmate readmitted
Classmates claim senior Roddrick Howell suffers from bipolar disorder, and Howell says the university's investigation and punishment are unfair. Howell's alleged victim says she doesn't feel safe with him around. The alleged assault happened in the ...

Focus more on mental health: US expert
"And that mostly has to do with serious mental illnesses like depression, bipolar disorder, to some extent PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), schizophrenia and a few others. "We need to really bump up the science in lots of ways and put the kind of ...

AstraZeneca settles US Seroquel XR patent litigation with Accord Healthcare ...
... is approved in the US in adults for (1) add-on treatment to an antidepressant for patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) who did not have an adequate response to antidepressant therapy; (2) acute depressive episodes in bipolar disorder; ...

Grupo Ferrer to market Alexza Adasuve
Pharmaceutical Business Review
Grupo Ferrer International has entered into an agreement for the commercialization of Alexza Pharmaceuticals' Adasuve (Staccato loxapine) to treat agitation in patients with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder in Europe and Latin America. ...

Treating Bipolar Depression Depends on Evidence, Judgment
Clinical Psychiatry News Digital Network
Treatment of patients with bipolar disorder in actual practice requires personalization, including prescribing agents that work and expecting patients to continue to take them despite possible adverse effects. Published evidence leaves it unclear how ...

Forest Labs rises on data for bipolar mania drug
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. THE SPARK: The study was designed to evaluate cariprazine as a treatment for ...

The importance of Mental Illness Awareness Week
Foster's Daily Democrat
Oct. 2-8 is Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW), an opportunity to learn about serious mental illnesses such as major depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Community Partners marked the event by participating in the annual "National Alliance ...

Mental health patient becomes educator
Longview News-Journal
Contact the organization at (903) 553-1245 or email Prudence Thrasher was 38 when she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. “I don't want to say I was glad to get that diagnosis — I was not glad to be bipolar. ...

Methylene Blue Studied for Bipolar as FDA Issues Warning
Psychiatric Times
Its potential to improve symptoms in bipolar disorder arises from other, possibly neuroprotective mechanisms including inhibition of nitric oxide synthase and guanylate cyclase, according to investigator Martin Alda, MD and colleagues, ...

Alexza to market Adasuve with private co
Oct 6 (Reuters) - Alexza Pharmaceuticals Inc said it has entered into a marketing partnership with privately held Grupo Ferrer International for its drug to treat agitation in patients with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. ...

Candlelight Vigil being held during Mental Health Week
Wetaskiwin Times Advertiser
By Nicole Goetz 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 ...

Entertainment listings
Vancouver Sun
Winner of for three Tony Awards, and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the story concerns a woman coping with bipolar disorder. . Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage . Until Oct. 9 . $29-$65, Patrick Street Productions presents the Tony ...

Bipolar Disorder and Other Mental Disorders: Diagnosis and Treatment
By EmpowHER October 7, 2011 - 8:56am “Prevention efforts that focus on gender-linked core psychological processes are likely to be effective in impacting multiple disorders,” the study states. “In women, these preventative measures might focus, ...

Millionaire's convictions upheld despite frozen assets
Court records say Krogmann, who had a history of depression and bipolar disorder, shot his former girlfriend three times in March 2009 after an unsuccessful attempt to revive the relationship. Three weeks after the shooting, prosecutors applied for and ...

At The Mercy Of The Courts
Middle East North Africa Financial Network
Mental health courts work by identifying people whose involvement with the justice system stems from a mental illness, Fitzwater says. To participate, defendants must have a persistent mental illness, like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major ...

Ride for mental health making stop
Vernon Morning Star
The Ride Don't Hide project took Schratter, a Vancouver elementary school teacher who has bipolar disorder, 40000 kilometres across six continents and 30 countries. His hope is to raise $100000 for youth mental health programs in BC “We are hoping ...

All is not well (press release)
In another recent study it was estimated that 86% of the total costs of bi-polar disorder (£2 billion in total) were attributable to lost productivity. In the United States costs of lost productivity attributable to mental illness were estimated to be ...

Press Release
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation announces its 23rd Annual Mental Health Research Symposium featuring 14 leading mental health researchers sharing new breakthroughs and insights on schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, cognitive neuroscience and childhood psychiatric disorders.

Leading Researchers Highlight Key Discoveries at Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Mental Health Research Symposium
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation announces its 23rd Annual Mental Health Research Symposium featuring 14 leading mental health researchers sharing new breakthroughs and insights on schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, cognitive neuroscience and childhood psychiatric disorders. The event is open to the public at no charge. Registration is required.

Positive Data on Forest Candidate via Yahoo! Finance
Preliminary top-line results were presented from a phase III study that was conducted in patients with acute mania associated with bipolar I disorder.
Expert in depression, bipolar disorder visits Corvallis for two public events
The Oregonian
Kay Redfield Jamison, a celebrated psychologist and prolific writer known for detailing her own struggles with manic depression, travels to Corvallis this month for a free lecture at Oregon State University, plus a public discussion based on her book, "An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness."
Will my daughter ever recover her mental health?
My 18-year-old daughter has been repeatedly hospitalized. There is a definitive family history of bipolar disorder on the paternal side. She has OCD behaviors and much of her conversational speech is off-topic and inappropriate. The medical team is unable to stabilize her. She was recently found to have schizoaffective disorder. Will she ever be functional?

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