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November 4, 2011


Katy to U of I: 'While alone, Bustamante threatened to kill me'
Bustamante, 31, was found dead in his hotel room Aug. 23 with guns and medications for bipolar disorder and severe anxiety. Police a day earlier found the body of Benoit, who was shot 11 times outside her Moscow home.


Bristol-Myers Q3 Results Top Estimates; Lifts Full-year Earnings View - Update
RTT News
Biopharmaceutical firm Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. Thursday reported a higher third-quarter profit, driven mainly by the sales of its blood thinner drug Plavix, Bipolar disorder drug Abilify as well as cancer drugs Sprycel and Yervoy. Adjusted earnings and revenues topped analysts' expectations. The company also raised its earnings forecast for the full-year 2011.


Bustamante, Benoit struggled with mental illness
The Idaho Statesman
And Katy Benoit, the graduate student and former lover he gunned down in August before killing himself, had her own demons, suffering from bipolar disorder, depression and drug abuse, according to the documents. Bustamante's transcripts from Old ...

Alexza Pharmaceuticals submits European MAA for Adasuve for schizophrenia or ...
Middle East North Africa Financial Network
According to the company, the ADASUVE MAA seeks approval for the rapid control of agitation in adult patients with schizophrenia or with bipolar disorder. The Staccato system offers patients a rapid onset of therapeutic effect in a non-invasive, ...

FDA approves generic versions of Zyprexa for treating mental disorders
Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are major mental disturbances causing mood swings and withdrawal. More recently, the US Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic versions of Zyprexa and Zyprexa Zydus for the treatment of ...

Mitchell opens up about bipolar fight
Glenn Mitchell is talking rn to Territory men about the double-edged sword of bipolar disorder. Picture: JUSTIN SANSON THE man who was once the voice of Australian sport still feels the cut of a double-edged sword that took him to the point of suicide. ...

Support manages darkness
LaSalle News Tribune
By Matthew Baker Rebecca Gatlin works on the monthly newsletter for Possibilities, a Depression-Bipolar Support Alliance support group, she facilitates. Diagnosed with bipolar disorder, Gatlin said the support group and writing about her illness act as ...

Records show suspect Susan Hendricks' troubled life
Greenville News
Friends and family describe Hendricks as a generous but troubled soul struggling with both bipolar disorder and a head injury suffered at the hands of an attacker. Her attorney, 13th Circuit Defender John Mauldin, told that ...

Quiz on Bipolar Disorder
Psychiatric Times
On the BSDS what score range indicates that there is a moderate probability of bipolar spectrum disorder? During euthymia, bipolar patients may have chronic impulsivity that predisposes them to aggression—especially those with comorbid features of which disorder? These questions and more in this quiz.


Police unaware of gun threat on Boise student
Bustamante, 31, was found dead in his hotel room Aug. 23 with guns and medications for bipolar disorder and severe anxiety. Police a day earlier found the body of Benoit, who was shot 11 times outside her Moscow home.


Mental health care not meeting VA standards
RAND studied the mental health services veterans with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, major depression and substance use disorders received from the Veterans Health Administration. From 2004-2008, the number of veterans ...

Faith and Life: Supporting parents with troubled children
Burbank Leader
Raising a child with depression, bipolar disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, rage and the like can leave parents depleted, isolated, and wondering why, with the staggering statistics, mental illness is stigmatized against. ...

VA seeks volunteers for study
Lufkin Daily News
“Genetic testing is a powerful tool to study any given disorder, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder,” said Dr. Rayan Al Jurdi, a MEDVAMC psychiatrist and assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine. “However, a great many large-scale ...

The Bipolar Basics
About - News & Issues
By Marcia Purse, Guide October 29, 2011 Do you know the basic information about Bipolar Disorder? Do you want someone else in your life to learn about your illness? You can start here: About Bipolar Disorder - What Is It? From a clear ...

High anxiety, other ills run into low-grade mental health care system in Michigan
Muskegon Chronicle -
Kemp, 37, was diagnosed 20 years ago with bipolar disorder and borderline schizophrenia. In August, the Kentwood resident was hospitalized for four days at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services after she found herself unable to stop crying and ...


Medisave to cover 2 more mental illnesses from Nov 1
Straits Times
The Primary Care Partnership Scheme (PCPS), where needy elderly patients can see their general practitioner (GP) at polyclinic rates, will similarly be extended to include bipolar disorder and dementia. -- ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN By Poon Chian Hui ...


Leaving insanity behind: Western State helps NGRI patients live in a community
Staunton News Leader
Page, who has bipolar disorder, arrived at Western State in 2008 after a judge found him not guilty by reason of insanity following a felony marijuana distribution charge and subsequent charges of firearm possession and violation of conditional release ...

Researchers in 'most powerful genetic studies of psychosis to date'
Two genome wide studies involving more than 50000 participants have identified new genetic risk factors for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The research was conducted by over 250 scientists from more than 20 countries – one of the largest ...

YOUR MENTAL HEALTH: Understanding and treating mood swings
Evansville Courier & Press
Many people equate these mood swings with bipolar disorder, which it is not. Mood swings in a true bipolar disorder aren't nearly as rapid. Another indicator of bipolar disorder is the lack of connection between a person's mood and his environment. ...

X Factor Christmas No.1 spot at risk as bipolar sufferer pens rival tune
The X Factor's domination of the Christmas No.1 is under threat from a tune written by a woman diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Katie Elliott's song Meet Me In Winter was premiered in Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire, yesterday and the single claims ...

Trileptal Side Effects (Oxcarbazepine)
About - News & Issues
It's not specifically approved by the FDA for treating bipolar disorder, but like Tegretol (carbamazepine), to which Trileptal is related, it's often prescribed off-label for bipolar. If you or someone you love are taking Trileptal or have just had it ...

On Mental Illness: Opinions on the Subject of Partial Relapse
Berkeley Daily Planet
A person with a psychotic disorder (whether it is Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective, or the psychosis that happens to bipolar people during their “up” phase) must deal with an illness that seems to have a mind of its own and that has the tendency to sneak ...

Prince William Community Services board worker charged with prescription fraud
Washington Examiner
An employee for the Prince William County Community Services Board and a contractor for the agency have been charged with prescription fraud. Police said 50-year-old Gina George gave 50-year-old Remon Menias the prescription drug Seroquel , an antipsychotic used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, even though he was not a patient and was not prescribed the medication. George, of ...


Brainsway obtains FDA go-ahead for bipolar disorder trial
Globes Online
The multicenter trial will include 120 patients at nine medical centers.



Two unique studies indentify three genetic regions associated with schizophrenia
(Medical Xpress) -- Two new independent research groups looking to find the genetic roots of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder have found evidence of variations in regions of the human genome that appear to be associated with either or both neurological disorders. In the first study, a Chinese group led by Wei Huang, found variations in chromosome region 11 -- 11p11.2. The second group, led by ...


Bipolar Disorder: More Recurrences in Teens with Comorbid Anxiety
Clinical Psychiatry News Digital Network
TORONTO – Children and teens with bipolar disorder had a significantly longer recovery time and more recurrences if they had comorbid anxiety disorders, based on data from a longitudinal study. Comorbid anxiety disorder has been previously associated ...

Brainsway obtains FDA go-ahead for bipolar disorder trial
Brainsway Ltd. (TASE:BRIN) has obtained US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to begin a clinical trial of its non-invasive Deep TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation) device for the treatment of bipolar disorder. The multicenter trial will ...

Country singer T. Graham Brown's battle with bipolar disorder: His wife speaks
In fact, Brown was also battling bipolar disorder. Brown's wife and current manager, Sheila, has been his constant companion since their marriage in 1980. More than anyone, she knows all about her husband's life-long battle with the disease. ...

Brain Science: The Next Frontier
MarketWatch (press release)
"One can envision bipolar disorder researchers at the Mayo Clinic, for example, tapping into Norway's extensive biobanks to further their research." The proposed International Center of Excellence for Neuroscience and Psychiatry will operate in ...

We need to talk about breaking the mental health taboo
Daily Mail
Yet some of the greatest politicians had mental disorders. Abraham Lincoln suffered from depression. The psychiatrist Anthony Storr argued that Churchill's affliction with Bipolar Disorder was key to his greatness. At any given time one in six people ...


Missing bipolar man found safe in San Francisco
San Francisco Chronicle
Remmer suffers from bipolar disorder and his family believed that he hadn't taken his medication since Sept. 20. He arrived in San Francisco on Oct. 1 on a business trip and checked into the Fairmont Hotel. On Oct. 6, he stopped using his cell phone, ...

Friends pull on running shoes for mental illness charity
Times Series
Jenny Blyth, 24, and Jess Dunn, 31, will run 26 miles next April in an attempt to raise £4000 for Rethink Mental Illness. Jenny's foster sister has bipolar disorder and the pair both have close friends who suffer with mental illness. ...

BC or Bust
Halmo, who has bipolar disorder and is on disability pension, says his mission is to help those who struggle with all types of disabilities, whether its physical, mental, legal or financial. “People ask me why I do this, it's because I want to leave ...

"Bipolar Today" Offers Wealth of Free Information for Those with Bipolar Disorder
Emailwire (press release)
COM, November 02, 2011 ) Ontario, Canada -- According to a recent study in the Archives of General Psychiatry, 2.4 percent of people have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. The researchers, who looked at data from 11 countries, admit that these ...

Brainsway Receives IDE Approval to Begin Multicenter Clinical Trial for ...
MarketWatch (press release)
The IDE granted to the Company did not specify the regulatory pathway that would be required for approval of its Deep TMS therapy for bipolar disorder. However, based on the regulatory pathway of FDA approval for the Company's depression therapy, ...

Bipolar Disorder: Symptoms and Diagnosis
By EmpowHER November 1, 2011 - 6:11am Bipolar disorder is divided into four types: Bipolar I Disorder, Bipolar II Disorder, Cyclothymia and Bipolar Disorder Not Otherwise Specified, according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders ...

Bipolar Disorder Q&A: Son with Bipolar Disorder Not Getting Treatment (blog)
Difficulty with insight into one's illness is a common component of bipolar disorder in many who suffer with it, but especially in adolescents and younger adults whose brains are still managing numerous developmental tasks and are not particularly ...


Involving relatives in relapse prevention for bipolar disorder: a multi ...
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Managing early warning signs is an effective approach to preventing relapse in bipolar disorder. Involving relatives in relapse prevention has been shown to maximize the effectiveness of this approach. However, family-focused intervention research has ...

Missing Plano Woman Found Dead
FOX 4 News
On Monday officers discovered her body inside her car in a parking garage at a business in Plano. Family members said Weinberg had bipolar disorder and had attempted suicide in the past. However, her cause of death is still under investigation. ...


When everyone else is completely mad: How T. Graham Brown lives with bipolarism
Early yesterday morning the first installment of an interview about veteran country artist T. Graham Brown's struggle with bipolar disorder appeared in this column. Visit it here in case you missed it. The extraordinary song interpreter, who turned 57 ...

Watkins Trial: Defense Calls Psychologist To Testify About Teacher's Mental State
A computer program generated results saying Watkins suffered from major depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, bipolar disorder, dissociative identity disorder, mixed personality disorder, borderline schizophrenia, chronic anxiety, fibromyalgia, ...

Mental Illness Part One
He says bipolar disorder and schizophrenia are the conditions most commonly associated with violent behavior. Both can cause people to suffer sharp breaks with reality. "For example, they might believe someone is out to harm them," Dr. nelson says, ...

EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT From Carrie Fisher's New Book 'Shockaholic': Michael ...
Huffington Post
She's written a number of frank and funny books about struggling with the legacy of the metal bikini - along with her drug and alcohol addictions (now in relapse), her bipolar disorder, her disfunctional and famous parents, and more. ...

Put your mental health first during the holidays
Osceola Sentinel Tribune
For the millions of Americans living with bipolar disorder, a manic (high) or depressive (low) episode may occur at any time and the holidays can be a time to focus on themselves and managing the condition going into the New Year. ...


Depakote Attorneys of Williams Kherkher Discuss Recent Study Regarding ...
PR Web (press release)
Depakote is used to treat bipolar disorder, seizures, and depression, but has recent studies have linked the drug to serious side effects, especially for pregnant women. Williams Kherkher represents clients across the country with their Depakote claims ...

Ditmas Park asks: 'Where is Josh Rubin'?
By Eli Rosenberg The well-liked owner of a fledgling Ditmas Park café went missing on Monday under intense financial pressure and mental illness. Josh Rubin, the owner of Whisk on Newkirk Avenue and a victim of bipolar disorder, was last seen on Monday ...

Wilmer Valderrama and Demi Lovato
People Magazine
The actress, who split from Joe Jonas in 2010, was linked to Valderrama shortly after the breakup. Later that year, she entered treatment for eating disorders and bipolar disorder. While Lovato and Valderrama were photographed in a passionate embrace, ...

Manic Episodes... life after my new diagnoses
Lol I know I have shared that I have Bipolar Disorder and I am trying to share some of the ups and downs of this and be very careful that it's still PG around this place. But, fair warning… though I may artfully use euphemistic language there is still ...



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Lithium Carbonate May Decrease Suicidal or Aggressive Behaviors in Bipolar Disorders
Reports of drug-related adverse suicidal and behavioral events among patients with bipolar disorders (N=3521) were evaluated for potential risk ...

Kidney function in patients with bipolar disorder with and without lithium treatment - MDLinx
MDLinx original journal summary on Bipolar Disorder, Psychiatry. ... with bipolar and schizoaffective disorders is accelerated by lithium.

Auburn man accused of leaving voicemail threatening Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan
He has been diagnosed with illnesses including schizoaffective disorder and bipolar disorder and has been arrested more than 70 times, resulting in ...

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