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January 20, 2012

Leif Gregersen's 'Through The Withering Storm' – A Powerful Story For Bipolar ...
The Open Press
It is estimated that around 10 million people will develop the illness sometimes during their lives. According to bipolar disorder statistics of World Health Organization (WHO), bipolar disorder is the 6th leading cause of disability in the world. ...

Response to risperidone for childhood mania is high, but metabolic effects are ...
The study of 279 children and adolescents aged 6 to 15 years with bipolar I disorder (manic or mixed episode) conducted at 5 US sites revealed a response rate (measured by scores on the Clinical Global Impressions for Bipolar Illness Improvement-Mania ...

E. Coli Electric Shock Therapy Shows Promise In New Study
Huffington Post
Recent studies, and the last episode of Homeland, have reaffirmed the efficacy of electric shock therapy of major depression and bipolar disorder. The treatment remains controversial, but it's considered a solid choice for the most serious cases. ...

West Shore: Support groups (blog)
By The Patriot-News National Alliance on Mental Illness, “The NAMI Connection” recovery support group for those living with depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and other disorders, 7-9 pm the second Friday of the month, Aurora Cafe, ...

Paint it black
Hamilton Spectator
Jennifer Foulds, manager of communications and marketing for the Mood Disorder Association of Ontario, says this is typical of artists with depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder. Most of the artists who participate in Touched by Fire, MDAO's annual ...

Public Speaking to Fight Stigma (blog)
By Sandra Kiume A clip from the Q&A after a panel presentation about mental illness in the media, discussing how people can share stories with public speaking to fight stigma. A women with bipolar disorder asks how people like her can contribute, ...

'Next to Normal' at Actors' Playhouse explores bipolar disorder
With a Tony Award-winning score by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, the musical about a woman's struggle with bipolar disorder was awarded the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for drama. This week, Actors' Playhouse in Coral Gables joins the lengthening list of theaters ...

Lundbeck launches antipsychotic Sycrest in UK
The new product, sold under the Sycrest brand name, is said to be the first antipsychotic treatment for bipolar disorder that is administered underneath the tongue to reach the market in Europe, making its EU debut in Denmark last year. ...

Introducing Bipolar for Beginners
About - News & Issues
By Marcia Purse, Guide January 16, 2012 You might need this information in a compact form that guides you through the basic information about bipolar disorder because you're newly diagnosed. You might need it because someone in your family ...

42 Percent of Online Consumers Think Pharma Companies Should be Involved in ... (press release)
According to the study, ADD/ADHD and Bipolar Disorder caregivers are the top groups feeling pharma ought to be active in communities. An earlier study conducted by Manhattan Research showed that consumer use of social media for health is on the rise ...

Why Your Business Suffers With Short-Term Memory Loss (press release)
Seattle, WA ( your-story ) January 11, 2012 – One in five employees suffers from some form of debilitating mental illness including generalized anxiety disorder, major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, or any other number of hormone and ...

New Treatment for Patients with Bipolar I Disorder
SYS-CON Media (press release)
Lundbeck Ltd today announced that Sycrest® (asenapine) is being launched in the UK for the treatment of moderate to severe manic episodes associated with bipolar I disorder in adults.[4] This offers a new treatment choice for people with this serious ...

Links Between Bipolar Disorder and Chronic Pain Explained
PR Web (press release)
Moreover, the very idea that these drugs can do a significantly better job at controlling bipolar disorder, even migraine and narcolepsy compared to the conventional psychopharmacological medicines prescribed today sounds like something of a snake oil ...

Columbia mother Tara Bailey balances family and bipolar disorder
Columbia Missourian
In 2009 she was finally told she didn't have depression but bipolar disorder, a condition in which there are alternating periods of very good moods or irritable moods and depression. Currently, Bailey works full-time as a secretary with the MU ...

My So-Called Bipolar Life
New York Times
Like me, Carrie has bipolar disorder. My sister Meredith Stiehm is a writer and consulting producer for the show, and she drew on my experience with the disorder to portray Carrie's character. Not long ago, I retold the tale of my single manic episode ...

A silent epidemic of mental illness
The 23-year-old shooter has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and is being forcibly medicated in prison in an effort to make him mentally ready for trial. Just days ago, residents of Northern Utah awoke to news of another tragedy. ...

Rebecca's Dream raises $90000
Lake Zurich Courier
The festive evening raised $90000 to support causes that combat the diseases of depression and bipolar disorder. Entitled “Changing the Face of Depression,“ this year's benefit included sumptuous dining and music to raise critically needed funds to ...

Abortion Order for Mentally Ill Mass. Woman Vetoed
ABC News
The Massachusetts Appeals Court said the woman, who has schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, had described herself as "very Catholic" and made it clear she did not want an abortion. The ruling reverses a decision by Family and Probate Court Judge ...

My kids over my demons
Though she lives with bipolar disorder, Tara Bailey is willing to put the battles with her mental illness to the back burner for the benefit of her children.

Illinois Nightclub Caters to Mentally Challenged
Voice of America
People with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessions and severe anxiety or depression now often live in group homes, with their parents, or sadly, in many cases, on the street. They are among us, and sometimes we find them unsettling, strange, ...

Surprise! Bipolar's Back…Oh, Wait, It Never Left (blog)
Bipolar disorder is kind of like labor in that the sufferer is sometimes ill and sometimes not. My husband has periods of depression and periods of mania and periods of stable mood. And when he's in that stable mood, after a while, I get in my head ...

Antipsychotics Market to 2017 - Patent Expiries for Zyprexa, Abilify, Seroquel ...
MarketWatch (press release)
The report provides an in-depth analysis of the antipsychotics market for bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. The report also provides the share of generics in the global antipsychotics market as well as in each indication market. ...

Judge Ruled Mentally Ill Woman Should Get an Abortion, Sterilized (blog)
By John M. Grohol, PsyD “Mary Moe,” a mom with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia in Massachusetts, hasn't had a great past few months. In October, she showed up at a local hospital emergency room and was found to be pregnant. Mary Moe is on medication ...

Actress Patty Duke's Fantasy: A March on Washington
Huffington Post (blog)
Patty Duke had bipolar disorder but was unaware of it. Nearly 42 years after that episode, and after 20 years of a tumultuous life of the highest of highs and the lowest of lows that characterize manic depression, Patty Duke is balanced. ...

Police: Missing Mesa man could be dangerous
According to police, Dolan has bipolar disorder and has been without his medication all week. "He is considered to be a danger to himself and others when not on his medication as he becomes agitated and may lose control," police said on a ...

'Journey of Hope' to bring Jessie Close to PB
Lompoc Record
Jessie Close lived with bipolar disorder for most of her life but wasn't properly diagnosed until 2004, a forum spokesman said. Pick was 18 when he was plunged into psychosis and was subsequently diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder in 1999. ...

Tess Stimson always feared she would inherit the depression that plagued her ...
Instead there was every chance that having a baby could trigger a crippling depressive illness that ran in my family and had struck down my mother Jane and my sister Philippa. Both developed bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, ...

Silver ribbon spotlights mental health stigma
Yuma Sun
“Brain disorder” is an all-encompassing phrase, covering everything from a traumatic injury, Alzheimer's or a tumor to those who suffer from depression, addiction or bipolar disorder. So often, mental issues are hidden, or treated with a level of ...

Doctors: Depression shrinks parts of the brain (1:41)
Washington Post
British doctors say latest scanning techniques show distinct differences and changes in volume in parts of the brain among patients with depression and bipolar disorder. (Jan. 18) (/The Associated Press) Correction: Clarification: SuperFan badge ...


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Understanding bipolar
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