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December 30, 2011

Rare Deletions Or Duplications Of DNA Tied To Bipolar Disorder
Medical News Today
New research led by University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine, finds that rare copy number variants (CNVs) where sections of DNA are either duplicated or missing, seem to play a key role in the risk for early onset bipolar disorder, which appears in childhood or early adulthood. The researchers write about their findings in a paper published online on 22 December in the ...

Put your mental health first during the holidays!
Baltimore Times
(ARA) - The holiday season is a chance to reconnect with friends, spend time with loved ones, and enjoy the hustle and bustle of gift shopping. 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

The Politics, Stigma and Experience of Brain Disorders: A Blog Series
Huffington Post
The holiday season is a good time to talk about brain disorders. The kind I'm talking about are more commonly referred to as mental illness, but I think that term detracts from the fact that depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, ...

Henderson County Sheriff Applying For Medical Retirement
WYFF Greenville
In November, Davis announced he suffers from bipolar disorder and that he was taking a leave of absence to seek treatment. Davis says he's had the disorder for several years, but in the last two years it's become worse. The commissioners said then that ...

Mentally ill patients need support during holidays
CBC.ca
Mark Hayashi — a client living with bipolar disorder — remembers some tough years. "I was going through a lot of depression at the time and it just seemed that, the holidays seemed to compound a lot of those … emotions that you would feel. ...

The Bipolar Disorders Spectrum - More Than Just Manic Depression
About - News & Issues
But bipolar disorder is more than manic depression. The spectrum of bipolar disorders encompasses a variety of symptoms that shade the range of moods between the two extremes. From darkest black through shades of grey to muted tones and up to ...

Where Does My Mental Illness End, And Where Do I Begin?
About - News & Issues
By Marcia Purse, About.com Guide December 22, 2011 From my friend Andy "Electroboy" Behrman comes a thoughtful and thought-provoking essay on the journey through life with bipolar disorder. Is there truly such a thing, he's been asked, as "recovery" ...

Mind over Mood
PsychCentral.com (blog)
She has a Mood Disorder NOS and has been married to her college sweetheart, who has Rapid-Cycling Bipolar Disorder and Attention Deficit Disorder, for 10 years. They are happily married, have three kids, and live in the Midwest, USA.

5 p.m.: Mother Suffers From Depression
KITV Honolulu
Juanita suffers from depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder. She hasn't been cleared to work yet so money is tight. Juanita is raising three little girls on her own at the Ulu Ke Kukui transitional shelter in Waianae. She is thankful for a safe place ...

Demi Lovato Slams Disney on Twitter For Eating Disorder Joke
Us Magazine
Demi Lovato has been open with her fans about her struggle with food, and now the star is fuming over a joke about eating disorders on the Disney Channel's show Shake It Up. Lovato, 19, who entered rehab last year for bulimia and bipolar disorder was ...

Mental health issues cloud Emington tragedy
Bloomington Pantagraph
Wendy Warren, the mother of McMeen's live-in boyfriend, Daniel Warren, doesn't know why it happened either, although she has said McMeen had bipolar disorder for which she had stopped taking medication. Livingston County Sheriff Martin Meredith ...

Bipolar, light therapy study seeks participants
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Researchers at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC are seeking adults ages 18 to 75 who have bipolar disorder with current major depression for an ongoing study of light therapy to improve mood symptoms and feelings of well-being. Participants will be given a light box for the duration of the study to use daily at home or in their offices.

Local leaders still have respect for Davis, Sheriff's Office
BlueRidgeNow.com
23, Davis said he was taking sick time for manic bipolar disorder and that his behavior had become erratic. Under pressure from commissioners to return to work or seek a formal leave of absence, Davis announced Friday that he would seek a medical ...

Question of having elected sheriffs just won't go away
Greensboro News & Record
23, saying he has “manic bipolar disorder” and would use accrued sick leave to seek treatment. He did not seek the county's permission for this leave and, as an elected official, really doesn't have to. The members of the Henderson County Board of ...

Father Banned From Asking Daughter About School
Ninemsn
The court heard the father, who has spent time in jail for kidnapping a child from another relationship and suffers from bipolar disorder, already had to be supervised by his mother or ex-wife's mother while spending time with the children. ...

Health notes | Dec. 26, 2011
Evansville Courier & Press
NAMI Connection support group for all mental illness disorders: meeting from 7 to 8:30 pm Wednesday at St. Mary's Kempf Bipolar Wellness Center, third floor, Rehab Building. Information: 812-897-1694 or 812-423-4333. St. Mary's Center for Children and ...

Depakote Drug Profile
About - News & Issues
By Marcia Purse, About.com Guide December 27, 2011 Depakote is a medication used to treat epilepsy and other seizure disorders, migraines, and bipolar disorder, where it acts as a mood stabilizer for people who have manic, hypomanic and mixed episodes. ...

My Gem is a diamond
The Scottish Sun
Soon afterwards he was diagnosed with clinical depression, the mood-swing condition Bipolar Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Fast-forward a year and Wade is a reformed character compared to the broken man who spent 28 days in ...

People: Mel Gibson, Matthew McConaughey, Robert De Niro, Demi Lovato, David ...
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
The 19-year-old singer-actress, who starred for Disney in the sitcom "Sonny With a Chance," underwent rehab last year for bulimia and bipolar disorder. After witnessing a character on the Disney Channel show "Shake It Up" say, "I could just eat you up, ...

County Employee Describes Life As A Bipolar
Athens Daily Review
A roller coaster can be a thrilling ride, but it's no way to live your life. Melanie Oldham, a court reporter in the 392nd District Court in Athens has been to the top of the world and its lowest depths, emotionally speaking, in her bout with bipolar disorder.

Cyclist Pedals Message Around World
Vancouver Courier
A journey that began in August 2010, the David Oppenheimer elementary teacher and part-time scribe, biked across six continents and 33 countries to highlight the stigma associated with mental illness. Diagnosed with a mild form of bipolar disorder and ...

Neuralstem receives FDA nod to advance MDD compound to Phase Ib
Pharmaceutical Business Review
NSI-189 is the lead compound in Neuralstem's neuroregenerative small molecule drug platform, indicated to treat psychiatric disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, anxiety, bipolar disorder and post traumatic stress disorder. The NSI-189/MDD trial is a ...

Bipolar, Schizophrenic NoHo Woman, 76, Goes Missing
CBS 2 Los Angeles
A 76-year-old woman from North Hollywood who suffers from bipolar disorder and schizophrenia went missing Wednesday.

Living the life
Corsicana Daily Sun
A roller coaster can be a thrilling ride, but it's no way to live your life. Melanie Oldham, a court reporter in the 392nd District Court in Athens has been to the top of the world and its lowest depths, emotionally speaking, in her bout with bipolar disorder.

Amy: She wants to help shoplifting brother
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
Dear Amy: One of my siblings was diagnosed more than 20 years ago with bipolar disorder. He is in therapy and on medication. His mania has taken the form of antisocial behavior. It appears that it currently manifests itself as kleptomania.

 



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