Unraveling How A Mutation Can Lead To Psychiatric
In recent years, scientists have discovered several genetic mutations
associated with greater risk of psychiatric diseases such as schizophrenia
and bipolar disorder. One such mutation, known
as DISC1 an abbreviation for Disrupted in Schizophrenia-1 was
first identified in a large Scottish family with high rates of
schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression.
Wichita Woman Not Guilty in Fatal Stabbing
Kansas Public Radio
A Sedgwick County jury has found a Wichita woman not guilty by
reason of mental disease to murder charges in the stabbing death
of a friend last year. Testimony during the trial indicated that
Catie Collins suffered from post-traumatic
stress disorder and bipolar
Recovery as Transformation
By Joe Kraynak I always thought of recovery
from bipolar disorder as a return to the BB (before bipolar) era,
but as Class 10 of NAMI's Family-to-Family course points out,
recovery doesn't necessarily mean going back to the “good old
Bipolar Kids May Focus on Different Facial Features
HealthDay via Yahoo! News
THURSDAY, Nov. 17 (HealthDay News) --
Children with bipolar
disorder and a similar condition called
severe mood dysregulation spend less
time looking at the eyes when trying to identify facial features,
compared to children without the psychiatric disorders,
Psychotherapy May Help Kids With Bipolar, Depression
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Omega-3 fatty acid supplements and psychotherapy
together may be helpful for children ages 8 to 14 with symptoms
of depression and a variation of bipolar disorder. COLUMBUS, Ohio
– Omega-3 fatty acid supplements and psychotherapy ...
Twain's Stalker Gets Early Jail Release
The Gossip Girls
Dr Helen Ward, who was present in court, explained that Giovanni
suffers from bipolar disorder but still found him criminally responsible
for his actions. Twain initially became alarmed by this man after
sending her countless love letters, ...
Explains Why Children With Autism Have Difficulty Indentifying
New research presented at the Society for Neuroscience this past
Wednesday has provided a clear explanation of why children with
bipolar disorder have difficulty identifying and identifying the
correct emotions in facial expressions. ...
Squibb Foundation Awards $2.34 Million in Grants to Help ...
MarketWatch (press release)
By the best and most recent estimate, nearly one in three women
and one in seven men in our nation's jails suffer from depression,
bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or other mental illnesses. For
these individuals, finding work and a place to live ...
man releases book of poetry
Our Colorado News
Inspired by his struggles with bipolar disorder, Colorado author
Thomas R. Wilson has used his experiences to fuel his poetry.
Both hopeful and thoughtful, his new poetry collection releasing
nationwide this week, "Glimmer of a Soul," reveals the
PHOTO CALL: Next to Normal , With Stacia Fernandez and Leo Daignault,
at Florida Studio Theatre
Stacia Fernandez of Broadway's Mamma
Mia! is currently tackling 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.
|Pendleton Cottage Residents Work Their Way Back To Society
A diagnosis of bipolar disorder
followed. Lithium got him back on track. Ten years passed before
the next episode. He and his wife had agreed to a divorce, so traumatic
for Barrett that he thinks the break-up triggered his second full-blown
|In poll heat, Punjab lingo hots
Majithia said experts were saying these
could be “strong symptoms of Bipolar
Majithia's onslaught against Amarinder
brought a reaction from Congress legislator Sukhpal
Khaira, who said: “Unlike the Akali
Dal, the Congress is not a ...
Drug Options for Mental Health
A billion dollar agreement between Danish company H. Lundbeck
A/S and Japanese-born Otsuka Pharmaceutical
Company, Ltd. announced an agreement to produce up to five psychiatric
products, including a drug to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder,
|Suspect in his mother's death had mental
Court documents show Chris Holder, the suspect in his mother, Donna
Holder's death, had previously been diagnosed with bipolar disorder
and general anxiety disorder.
|Bipolar Disorder: Extreme Mood Swings Decoded
Times of India
Dr. Pulkit Sharma, Clinical Psychologist
and Psychoanalytical Therapist at Vimhans
Hospital, Delhi takes us through bipolar
disorder in detail. Understanding Bipolar Disorder: Bipolar
Disorder is a psychological disorder where the person swings
|Living with mental illness a daily struggle
According to NAMI Arkansas, mental illnesses include such disorders
as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, obsessive-compulsive
disorder, panic and other severe anxiety disorders, autism and pervasive
|Do You Stigmatize Mental Illness?
Beth talked to a doctor and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Her brain, apparently, had found a way to defend
itself against an abusive marriage, although the warning signs of
mental illness had been there for years. Desperate to find a new
|Loss Inspires Drayton Charity Worker
Nicola Copping, 39, who has Bipolar
Disorder, a condition that causes high state of low and high
emotions, volunteers for The Salvation Army in their Good Neighbours
Scheme - a project specifically set up for the elderly. When her
own grandmother ...
|Menopause the Musical
Los Angeles Times
Take “Next to Normal” (bipolar
disorder) or “Sweeney Todd” (a diabolical, sociopathic barber).
And then there is “Menopause the Musical.” Since its debut 10 years
ago in Orlando, Fla., the unlikely hit has been seen by millions
of people worldwide. ...
|Treating foster children with antipsychotics
Minneapolis Star Tribune (blog)
... raises concerns
that doctors are prescribing antipsychotics such as Risperdal
and Seroquel to treat behavior problems
of foster children just as much as they are prescribing the drugs
to treat schizophrenia and bipolar
|Suspect in double murderer psychotic, psychologist says
MetroWest Daily News
Under questioning by Velez's attorney, Thomas Ford, Brown, a clinical
and forensic psychologist, said Velez suffered from schizoaffective
disorder, which he described as a combination of schizophrenia and
bipolar disorder. Brown said he reviewed
|J&J drug protocols cost taxpayers millions, lawsuit
Risperdal was approved by the FDA in 1993
to treat patients with schizophrenia and, a decade later, patients
with bipolar disorder. Janssen, on its website,
also says the drug can help treat some symptoms of autism in children
and adolescents. ...
|'I was a walking time bomb' says Underbelly star Matthew
New Zealand Herald
Newton, 35, speaking on the Nine Network's A Current Affair, said
he had wanted to kill himself as he struggled with post-traumatic
stress, obsessive compulsive disorder
and bipolar depression. He was forced to
seek treatment after a blow-up with his ...
patients 'in poor physical shape'
A snapshot of 2000 Australians with psychotic illnesses, including
schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, found most were in poor physical
shape. Almost half are obese while two thirds smoke tobacco and
more than 50 per cent abuse alcohol and other drugs ...
get knitting for Rethink Mental Illness charity
Jenny Blyth, 24, and Jess Dunn, 31, have embarked on a challenge
to raise £4000 for the charity which has helped them support close
friends who suffer with mental illness. Jenny, whose foster sister
has bipolar disorder, said: “RMI is a charity very ...
admits steak knife slaying
Wise, 33, who has a bipolar disorder, other mental problems and
borderline mental retardation, told President Judge Thomas James
Jr. that he understood the plea agreement. Under the plea, Wise
faces a sentence of 20 to 40 years in jail and a $50000 ...
drugs tied to diabetes risk in kids
By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The antipsychotic drugs
that are increasingly being used to treat bipolar disorder, autism
and other mental disorders in children may come with an increased
risk of diabetes, a new study suggests. ...
seeks dismissal of evidence in Hudson double slay
The psychologist said Velez suffered from schizoaffective disorder,
which he described as a combination of schizophrenia and bipolar
disorder. The MetroWest Daily News reports that prosecutors questioned
the thoroughness of the psychologist's ...
Extra at 10: Treating mental illness
It happens to thousands of Arkansans suffering from mental illness.
According to NAMI Arkansas, mental illnesses include such disorders
as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar
disorder, major depressive disorder, obsessive-compulsive
kids get more antipsychotics: study
The medications are used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder,
and go by brand names such as Zyprexa,
Risperdal and Seroquel.
Doctors also prescribe them for other psychiatric disorders. Dr.
Michael Naylor, a professor at the University of ...
briefs for Nov. 23
North County Times
BIPOLAR DISORDER: "Bipolar Disorder: Eight Strategies for Coping
as an Individual and as a Family," is the topic for guest speaker
Dr. David Miklowitz at Dec. 8, hosted by the International Bipolar
Foundation. Free. Social time 5:30 pm, lecture and Q&A ...
Year in Psychiatry: Studies Not to Miss From 2011
Notably, compared with other high-income as well as low-income countries,
the highest rates of bipolar disorder were recorded in the United
States, with a lifetime prevalence of 4.4% and a 12-month prevalence
of 2.8%. Of note, 75% of subjects with ...
Rubenstein Chelmis is a dedicated gleaner
throughout the year, gathering ...
“I have been recently diagnosed with mental illness known as manic
bipolar disorder,” Davis said in a statement issued Wednesday afternoon.
“It appears as though I've had this disorder for several years but
in the last two years it has become worse,” ...
County Sheriff Davis taking a leave of absence after bipolar diagnosis
By Jeff Fobes on 11/23/2011 05:59 PM Henderson
County Sheriff Rick Davis has said he will be taking a leave of
absence from his position after recently being diagnosed with manic
bi-polar disorder. ... “I have been functioning on two to three
Nova Scotians' talents 'untapped'
Referring to her own experiences with bipolar
disorder, mental health advocate and author Margaret Trudeau
said employer education will foster a positive work environment.
"When we talk about bipolar, our imbalance is very important
so a manager asking ...
|Henderson County Sheriff Being Treated For
WYFF 4 Greenville
Henderson County Sheriff Rick Davis said he suffers from bipolar disorder and is taking a leave of absence to seek treatment.