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November 11, 2011

Old made new: medication offers hope for bipolar depression
The Conversation
Little understood and lacking effective drugs for addressing the scope of its symptoms, bipolar disorder can wreak havoc with the lives of people who suffer from it. Now an over-the-counter drug is offering hope for treating the sometimes deadly ...

Topiramate Plus Quetiapine Cut Cannabis Use in Bipolar Teens
Clinical Psychiatry News Digital Network
TORONTO – Topiramate in combination with quetiapine was well tolerated in adolescents who had bipolar disorder and reported frequent cannabis use, based on a 75-patient study presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Child and ...

Hospital porter suffocated himself, inquest hears
Your Local Guardian
Coroner Elizabeth Pygott recorded a verdict of suicide at the inquest on Tuesday, November 1. She said: “With somebody who has bipolar disorder things can change quite rapidly but he seemed to be doing quite well, so this was a bolt out of the blue.”

SIU clears officer in fatal shooting of Toronto woman
Toronto Star
“She did the right thing,” sister Anita Wasowicz said of Klibingaitis, 52, who struggled with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and psychotic delusions. “She called at a moment of having a mental crisis. She called for help. ...

Recovery in Christ ministers to mentally ill and disabled
WAFF
One Huntsville man overcame the challenges of bipolar disorder, became an ordained minister, and created a church where everyone is welcome to preach. 20 years ago George Silk felt out of place at a church service. He said he was ostracized for having ...

Research and Markets: Central Nervous System Disorders Therapeutics Market to ...
Business Wire (press release)
The report provides an in-depth analysis of the major CNS disorder including Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, diabetic neuropathy, major depressive disorder (MDD), bipolar disorder, schizophrenia insomnia, epilepsy, ...

CIARROCCHI v. UNUM GROUP
Leagle.com
Ciarrocchi, a former accountant, has suffered from bipolar disorder with psychotic features since 1994. In 1996, he submitted a claim under a disability policy he had with Unum, and Unum began paying monthly benefits under the policy. ...

Depakote Attorneys of Williams Kherkher Discuss Recent Study Regarding Epilepsy Surgery
PRWeb
The Depakote attorneys of Williams Kherkher discuss recent studies regarding Depakote alternatives. 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. (PRWeb November 03, 2011) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/11/prweb8927809.htm

UP cop lashes out at Mayawati, govt calls him 'mentally ill'
Rediff
"Misra is apparently suffering from Bipolar Effective Disorder," Uttar Pradesh [ Images ] Principal Home Secretary Fateh Bahadur Singh declared at a specially convened press conference in Lucknow [ Images ]. Misra on Friday openly called the Mayawati ...

FDA approves first generic olanzapine to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder
The Virtual Medical Centre
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic versions of Zyprexa (olanzapine tablets) and Zyprexa Zydus (olanzapine orally disintegrating tablets) to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, ...

More people using antidepressants than ever
Billings Gazette
Mehlhaff was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2004 after experiencing what she calls a very severe episode of depression. Tammy Mehlhaff discusses what it is like to live with bipolar disorder. Getting laid off from her job thrust Tammy Mehlhaff into ...

Mapping the mind
BBC News
Neil Tinning, known as "Twink", once the official photographer for the band The Jam, has lived with bi-polar disorder for most of his life. And he is taking part in the world's largest study into its possible causes. Twink told us what having bi-polar ...

Naurex's Novel Antidepressant GLYX-13 Recognized as One of Windhover's 2011 ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Known NMDAR-modulating agents such as ketamine have been shown to act very rapidly -- within hours of a single dose -- to alleviate the symptoms of depression and bipolar disorder in multiple human trials, but their clinical utility has been hampered ...

Specific criteria improve diagnosis of bipolar disorder, study finds
PhysOrg
Use of criteria such as family history of mania and early onset of illness resulted in the diagnosis of 31 percent more cases of bipolar disorder in individuals experiencing a major depressive episode, according to results of a large international study reported this year.

Carrie Fisher: How She Lost 50 Lbs. - and Got Her Life Back
People Magazine
The actress and author salutes the hospital that treated her for addiction and bipolar disorder

Alexza Presents Staccato® Loxapine Responder Analyses in Agitated Adult ...
MarketWatch (press release)
The abstract and poster presentation, entitled "Treating Agitation with Inhaled Loxapine (AZ-004): Responder Analyses in Patients with Schizophrenia or Bipolar Disorder", is being presented today by Dr. James V. Cassella, Alexza's Senior Vice President ...

UT Medicine working to advance bipolar disorder research
Bizjournals.com
Mental health professionals with UT Medicine San Antonio have launched a new study aimed at designing treatments for bipolar disorders that will be relevant and culturally sensitive to Hispanics. “We will test for specific cultural factors that affect ...

Away from the blues
Allentown Morning Call
By Milton D. Carrero, Of The Morning Call For Katrina Rochon, who has lived with depression and bipolar disorder since age 14, a good day is something to celebrate. It means she is not paralyzed by feelings of inadequacy and hopelessness. ...

JELINEK v. ASTRUE
Leagle.com
She contended that Jelinek was disabled by a combination of mental impairments (including bipolar disorder) and by physical impairments resulting from a 2005 car accident. An administrative law judge found Jelinek's collective impairments severe but ...

Brain Scans, Algorithms Used to Predict Risk of Future Psychosis
PsychCentral.com
The most common forms are part of mental health conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, but symptoms of psychosis can also occur in conditions such as Parkinson's disease and alcohol or drug abuse. Many patients recover from psychosis ...

Throwing Muses – review
The Guardian
Formed around the duelling vocals and angular guitars of Kristin Hersh and step-sister Tanya Donelly, much of their creativity was associated with Hersh's bipolar disorder, which gave her hallucinations and personal demons. ...

Teen accused of killing nagging grandmother
Ninemsn
The 15-year-old, who has bipolar disorder, allegedly beat and stabbed his 55-year-old grandmother Hester Scott, 55, to death in their Chicago home on Friday after she confronted him about his absenteeism, the Chicago Tribune reported. ...

WWE and WCW Star Chris Kanyon's Posthumously-Released Book Is a Must-Read
Bleacher Report
This was compounded by something that he didn't learn until 2003, when he was hospitalized after his first suicide attempt: he was bipolar. Bipolar disorder, formerly but still colloquially known as manic depression, is exactly what it says on the tin, ...

Missing Norristown woman found a month after being reported missing
The Times Herald
The Jones family told Norristown police that Jones has bipolar disorder and is diabetic. At the time that the missing person's report was filed, they said they believed she was not taking her required medication. Jones' name had been entered into the ...

Gazette.Net: Hospitals Addiction and Mental Health Center celebrates 40 years of care
Gaithersburg Gazette
A 15-year-old boy suffers from suicidal thoughts. A 51-year-old man struggles with alcoholism. And a 42-year-old woman has bipolar disorder and has required treatment for more than 20 years.

For Mamma Mia! Actress Stacia Fernandez, Next to Normal Is Life-Changing Experience
Playbill
Stacia Fernandez is currently taking a leave of absence from the ensemble of the hit Broadway musical Mamma Mia! to tackle the role of Diana Goodman, a wife and mother struggling with bipolar disorder, in the Florida Studio Theatre's production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Next to Normal.

Repeat drunk driver allowed to serve jail time on weekends
CanadaEast.com
"He suffers from a serious bipolar disorder," the defence lawyer said, noting it's a problem when he's in a manic state. At the time of the offence, Morris said, Price wasn't taking his medication for the disorder, which exacerbated the situation. ...

Numbers of children on antipsychotic drugs doubles
Channel 4 News
Anti-psychotics are meant for patients with serious mental conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and psychosis. But mental health experts now say that they would also appear, in some instances, to be being used to control children's ...

GPs gave 15000 children as young as five chemical cosh
Daily Mail
The drugs, such as Risperdal and Seroquel, are meant for serious mental conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and psychosis. But experts believe they are increasingly used as a chemical cosh to control children's behaviour, for example to ...

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Auburn man accused of leaving voicemail threatening Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan
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