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November 18, 2011

Carrie Fisher Is Bipolar And She's Fine With It
Forbes
She has bipolar disorder. Has had, will have. The pop culture icon, perhaps the most famous to ever have worn symmetrical buns on the sides of her head, won't let the disease define her but jokes that she wins plenty of awards for it. ...

No Myth: Creativity and Mental Disorders Are Linked
Medscape
November 10, 2011 Creative individuals have a disproportionately higher rate of mental illness, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and they and their relatives are more likely to work in artistic and scientific occupations, according to ...

Delgado diagnosed as bipolar, doctor testifies
Tbo.com
William Leusink, the Army psychiatrist who examined and treated him, diagnosed Delgado with a chronic mental illness: bipolar disorder with psychotic features. Though Delgado responded well to anti-psychotics and mood stabilizers, Leusink said the Army ...

Karly Long Died Of Prescription Drug Overdose At 29; Are Doctors To Blame?
BlissTree
Karly was a longtime sufferer of bipolar disorder, and was trying to get her drug dependency under control when she died with a lethal mix of drugs in her system. Blisstree spoke with Karly's mother Penny Long about what happened to her daughter and ...

Augusta man, 39, reported missing
The Augusta Chronicle
An Augusta man who has bipolar disorder and schizophrenia has been reported missing, according to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office. Orin Wilcox, 39, is believed to be without his medication. He was last seen at 12:30 pm Thursday while working at ...

Free mental health screenings offered
Salina.com
The written questionnaires include screenings for bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder in addition to depression. Anyone unable to attend the walk-in screening may schedule an appointment by calling 823-6322 ...

Army doctor: Delgado diagnosed with bipolar disorder
The Tampa Tribune
 
Delgado is accused of first-degree murder, charged with firing the single .45-calber shot that killed Roberts on Aug. 19, 2009.

Review: Adam Sandler falls down in 'Jack and Jill'
The Alexandria Town Talk
 
Somewhere in Adam Sandler's body, an adult hides. He's nowhere to be found in "Jack and Jill," though, a comedy that has one good joke, four strange cameos and a spirit so juvenile kids may wonder what Sandler's deal is. It's a valid question. Sandler seems to suffer from cinematic bipolar disorder: In films in which he simply stars, such as Paul Thomas Anderson's masterful Punch-Drunk Love ...

Living With BiPolar Disorder
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In addition, those that are suffering from bipolar often times make mistakes with dealing with others. They simply are confused as to what the true emotion is supposed to be during any such situations. For more information about bipolar disorder please ...

Moody Teens Wrongly Diagnosed With Bipolar Disorder, Psychiatrist Claims
Fox News
Teenagers with common moodiness problems are being wrongly diagnosed as having bipolar disorder, a psychiatrist Thursday told a medical conference in Australia. Psychiatrists are increasingly misdiagnosing relatively harmless mood swings in the ...

Truth About BiPolar Disorder
Android Apps
Therefore, not getting help is simply not an option. But, the good news is that there are medications, treatments and therapies that can help to reduce the symptoms and help you to cope with your condition. For more information about bipolar disorder, ...

Diagnoses of bipolar disorder are very lucrative for psychiatrists
Examiner.com
And so as the psychiatrists and the US Department of Justice, which generally endorses the psychiatrists, moves in to corner their victims who refuse to accept an initial misdiagnosis of schizophrenia with a new misdiagnosis of bipolar disorder the ...

Education changes attitudes and lives
Siskiyou Daily News
We are appreciative for their support in this opportunity to learn more about serious mental illnesses such as major depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. We also thank Fairchild Medical Center for providing the annual Health Fair last month ...

That's Just Crazy Talk
blogTO (blog)
'That's Just Crazy Talk' is a thoughtful and funny one-woman play that looks at both the light and dark side of living with bipolar disorder, anxiety and psychosis. The play is both written and performed by Victoria Maxwell, who is an acclaimed actress ...

Website "SSRI Stories" Distorts the Connection Between Violence and SSRI ...
About - News & Issues
It went from less than 1% of the population to 4.4% since the introduction of Prozac in Dec. 1987. Counting those who develop Bipolar I and Bipolar II, it is over 6% of the population. Even the characters in the novels I read have bipolar disorder. ...

CONCERT PREVIEW: Demi Lovato grows up on record WITH VIDEO
Royal Oak Daily Tribune
She also was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. "I was definitely afraid of going through everything and hoping that I would come out OK. I did and I'm really pleased," Lovato says. "I have a really great support system around me. ...

Liam Gallagher Criticised By Mental Health Charity For Calling Bipolar Adam ...
Huffington Post UK
Ant, who openly admits that he suffers from bipolar disorder, was supported by leading mental illness charity MIND after the abuse from the Mancunian singer. "Many celebrities, such as Adam Ant, have spoken out about their mental health problems and we ...

Jean Scott: Bipolar Disorder
The Daily Advance
It is also an illness with the highest rate of suicide. Between 25 and 50 percent of people diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder attempt suicide at least once. However, not all people with Bipolar Disorder hurt themselves or require hospitalization. ...

 

Experts call Humberto Delgado Jr., sane during Tampa officer's killing
Tampabay.com
Delgado has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and hospitalized for psychotic episodes. And while prosecution psychiatrists recognize the severity of his mental illness, they do not believe Delgado was delusional when he pulled the trigger. ...

 

SAG Awards: Zooey Deschanel, Emmy Rossum Share Acting Secrets
Hollywood Reporter
I read a lot on the CIA and bipolar disorder and met with a fairly high-ranking woman who works for the CIA. She took me to Langley, Virginia, and I prodded her colleagues with questions. They were incredibly responsive and generous with knowledge and ...

It's Your Health: How open should medical records be?
Palm Beach Daily News
Demi Lovato and her bipolar disorder, Venus Williams and her Sjogren's Syndrome, Michael Douglas and his throat cancer. This is an ongoing debate in the medical field and among patients of all types. This is why we have privacy laws. ...

Mental illness causes being discovered
UPI
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- One in 17 Americans has a mental illness, such as schizophrenia, major depression or bipolar disorder, U.S. researchers say.

 

San Bernardino Man Dies After Police Tase Him
LAist
A San Bernardino man died at his home after police tased him yesterday. The mother of Jonathan White, 29, called police yesterday. Although she had always been able to manage his schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, yesterday she called police because she could not stop her son from yelling, throwing things and ripping his clothes off. [ more]

Defense rests in Delgado trial
St. Petersburg Times
By Alexandra Zayas, Times Staff Writer Monday, November 14, 2011 TAMPA
€” The defense rested Monday morning in the case of Humberto Delgado Jr., accused of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Tampa police Cpl. Mike Roberts. Last week, Delgado's lawyers called a series of witnesses to testify about Delgado's mental health history, which includes a diagnosis of bipolar disorder with ...

Help needed for study into bipolar
Oldham Chronicle
Oldham people with bipolar disorder are being asked to take part in the biggest ever study of the condition of its kind. The Manchester mental health and social care trust has secured a 2 million grant from the National Institute of Health Research to carry out the work.

Twain stalker likely bipolar, doctor tells hearing
Canada.com
A former Ottawa surgeon who sent love letters to country singer Shania Twain and tried to meet her on a number of occasions likely suffers from a bipolar personality disorder and narcissism, a forensic psychiatrist testified Tuesday.

Bipolar Symptoms.com Offers New Resources for Patients Living with Bipolar Disorder and their Families
PRWeb
Bipolar Symptoms.com is an initiative which comes to offer support for bipolar communities from around the world. It offers extremely rich resources guide which is meant to help people understand the signs of the disease, the symptoms, and which teaches them how manic depression can be treated. (PRWeb November 15, 2011) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/11/prweb8953502 ...



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