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January 27, 2012

When Mental Illness Becomes Part Of The Family
Globe and Mail
When her five-year-old daughter was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2002, Sarah Cannon was appalled at the lack of services available. So she spoke out – and paid a price. The evening she was featured in her local newspaper, a parent called to ...

Genes May Be Missing Link Between Creativity, Mental Illness
Psychiatric News
Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder have been linked with creativity. The relationship may occur because some of the genes that contribute to schizophrenia and bipolar disorder also contribute to creativity. Since creative individuals and mentally ill ...

MidLife GridLife - When Crazy Became Cool
The Sacramento Press
I went to County Mental Health and was interviewed by a psychiatrist who diagnosed me with Manic Depression, now called Bipolar Disorder. He never actually used the word “crazy,” but that was how I felt. Having someone acknowledge that there was a ...

Yep, I have a mental illness
The GA Voice
More than a 15 years ago, I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I spent a couple stints in psychiatric wards and struggled ferociously with regaining my sanity. Those weeks in the hospitals were pure hell, and every night when I take my meds, ...

Fla. arms dealer seeks new trial in fraud case
But Diveroli's attorney says he was suffering from numerous mental health problems such as bipolar disorder and wasn't competent to sign the plea agreement. There was no immediate ruling from the judge. Diveroli got another two years in prison after ...

Police need help locating missing man
By Marsha Thompson - bio | email Family members say Charles McDonald suffers from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. His sister says McDonald left the group home without his medication for mental illness. He is about 5'11" inches tall and weighs 145 ...

Why Are Kids Suddenly So Sick?
Huffington Post
The three major "epidemics" of psychiatric illness occurring during the past 15 years -- childhood bipolar, autism and attention deficit disorder -- have all mainly involved children. And two new DSM-5 proposals that also apply mostly to youngsters ...

Bipolar Drug May Spur Weight Gain, Thyroid Problems: Review
MSN Health & Fitness
19 (HealthDay News) -- A new medical review finds that lithium, a common treatment for bipolar disorder, can lead to weight gain and causes high rates of abnormalities in the thyroid and parathyroid glands. But the researchers found few signs of a link ...

Dry-cleaning chemical can increase risk of bipolar disorder: study
Toronto Star
A new study has found early exposure to a chemical commonly used in dry-cleaning can increase the risk of developing bipolar disorder and post traumatic stress syndrome. The study, published in the open access journal Environmental Health, examined the ...

Otsuka Pharma's antipsychotic agent Abilify gets Japanese nod for new ...
Specifically, the new approvals are for the additional indication "improvement of manic symptoms associated with bipolar disorder" (in addition to the existing indication of schizophrenia), and for the new dosage form "Abilify OD tablets". ...

Court-Ordered Abortion Overruled
Religion Dispatches
Massachusetts Family and Probate Court Judge Christina Harms evidently believes that a woman with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, who is also Catholic and wants neither an abortion nor sterilization, should change her mind and want both abortion ...

Body found in Barton Creek identified as that of former soldier
Austin American-Statesman
Anders Shockome, who had bipolar disorder, was in Austin seeking health services, his mother said. As part of a technology change, commenting will not be available on some articles for a number of months. Read more about the change here. ...

Lawyer Demands Improved Support For The Vulnerable
Victoria Times Colonist
She has bipolar disorder, is a drug addict and a sex trade worker and she is at incredible risk because no one is taking responsibility for her safety, her defence lawyer, Jesse Stamm, said. On Wednesday, Elliott's howls could be heard throughout the ...

PCE In Drinking Water Linked To An Increased Risk Of Mental Illness
Medical Xpress
New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Environmental Health found that exposure to PCE as a child was associated with an increased risk of bipolar disorder and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). From 1968, until the early ...

One in five American adults mentally ill in past year
South Asian News Agency
“We all know people who have had a depression or an anxiety disorder, maybe something more serious like a bipolar disorder, but this is a pretty big number,” said Peter Delany, director of SAMHSA's Office of Applied Studies. ...

Stage Pick
A wife and mother struggles with bipolar disorder in the hotly anticipated Next to Normal, the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical opening this weekend at Actors' Playhouse. Jodie Langel plays the mom, Eddy Rioseco her son in the haunting, thrilling rock ...

Inside the mind of a bipolar patient: psychiatrist Kay Redfield Jamison
Orlando Sentinel
The acclaimed Johns Hopkins psychiatry professor and best-selling author will share her personal struggle with manic depression, or bipolar disorder, and her professional insights at a free community lecture Monday night at Rollins College. ...

Oxford Study: Lithium Still Best Long-Term Treatment for Bipolar
By Traci Pedersen Associate News Editor Physicians should feel confident prescribing lithium for patients with bipolar disorder, according to an Oxford University study in which the potential side effects of the drug were evaluated. Bipolar disorder is ...

Bipolar diagnosis weighed in car theft guilty plea
Buffalo News
LOCKPORT—A Buffalo man diagnosed with bipolar disorder pleaded guilty Friday to stealing a car and plowing it into a Wheatfield snowbank last March 7. Bruce B. Bidwell, 40, of Elmwood Avenue, was promised a sentence of five years' probation and no ...

When decisions are impaired by disability
Jane previously had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, a condition that could affect her judgment in handling funds, including those from the newly received IRA. In order to protect Jane from her own potentially poor decisions and im-prudent actions ...

When will there be a cure for serious mental illness?
I have an optimistic view – I think one day scientists will find a cure for illnesses such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. When that will be is the $64000 question. Over the years a lot of funding has quite rightly gone into finding cures for ...

Michael Morrissey is Waikato University's new writer in residence
Waikato Times
Morrissey has written more than 80 short stories, 10 volumes of poetry, two novellas and more recently a memoir, Taming the Tiger, which dealt with his experience with bipolar disorder. Bipolar is a condition in which people go back and forth between ...


Voice on Mental Illness to host guest speaker at today's meeting in Fairfield
Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, panic attacks and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) are medical illnesses. NAMI-Solano is a support and education group for the families and friends of those with mental illness.

Lithium For Bipolar Disorder - Pros And Cons Unclear
Medical News Today
The most effective long-term treatment for bipolar disorder is lithium. It offers protection against depression and mania and reduces the risk of suicide and short-term mortality. However, according to a study in The Lancet ,safety concerns have made ...

India takes up fight against mental disorders at WHO summit
Times of India
NEW DELHI: India has pushed the world into joining hands to fight against mental disorders like depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and bipolar disorders. With depression expected to be the leading cause of disease burden globally by 2030, ...

RIT English Professor's New Book Explores History and Evolution of 'Mania'
PR Web (press release)
As a result, it is profoundly affecting individuals living with medical and psychological conditions such as depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety. In her latest book, Manic Minds: Mania's Mad History and its Neuro-Future, Lisa Hermsen, ...


Alexza: FDA extends review of bipolar treatment
... /quotes/zigman/99406/quotes/nls/alxa ALXA -3.75% said the US Food and Drug Administration needs an additional three months to complete its review of the company's new drug application for Adasuve, a schizophrenic and bipolar disorder treatment.

Bipolar policy on Indonesia harms our ties
The Australian
Indonesians, and other outside observers, must think Australia has a form of bipolar disorder, which makes it usually oblivious to its external circumstances and socially passive, but prone to unpredictable mood swings, leading to sudden bouts of ...

Art show to benefit Austin psychiatric hospital
Austin American-Statesman
By Andrea Ball Two years ago, Tuesday Marler was struggling with bipolar disorder when she turned to art for relief. The 41-year-old Austin woman was looking for a creative outlet, something she could use to focus when faced with the mania or ...


Employers All At Sea When It Comes To Mental Illness
Globe and Mail
“I want to do the same for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses.” The analogy between physical and mental illness is apt. The early days of AIDS were suffused with fear. It seemed like an inevitable path towards wasting death.


Broadway musical examining bipolar disorder comes to Jacksonville theater
Florida Times-Union
Daniel Prill plays the son of Diana Goodman (played by Leslie Richart), who is being treated for bipolar disorder in the musical “Next to Normal.” The Players by the Sea production opens Thursday at the Wilson Center for the Arts. Where: The Wilson ...

Prognosis with bipolar label is worsened with drug treatment
Bipolar disorder has become a trendy diagnostic entity. However, in spite of the wide appeal of the over-glamorization of this entity in the tabloids which have run scores of stories about the extremely popular singer Britney Spears who it is said has ...

PCE In Drinking Water Linked To Increased Risk Of Mental Illness
Water Online (press release)
Early childhood exposure to water contaminated with the solvent tetrachloroethylene (PCE) increases the risks of bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder, a new study by BU School of Public Health researchers has found.

Does It Matter If Newt Gingrich Is Bipolar?
Philadelphia Magazine (blog)
By Liz Spikol 1/24/2012 Comments 0 A couple weeks ago I wrote a strongly worded blog post responding to Gail Sheehy's Daily Beast piece about Newt Gingrich's family history, in which she suggested he could have bipolar disorder.

Cumbrian volunteers wanted for mental health disorders study
News & Star
People who have been diagnosed with Bipolar Affective Disorder or Schizophrenia are being sought to take part in a research project. Led by the Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, it will look into the genetics behind these mental health ...

Research and Markets: Dyskinesia Therapeutics - Pipeline Assessment and Market ...
TD is caused by long-term use of the antipsychotics currently prescribed for various psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and others. The antipsychotics prescription pattern has witnessed a shift from the typical ...

'Next to Normal': a musical of the highest order
Easily among the finest shows the company has presented in its long history, the musical by composer Tom Kitt and lyricist-playwright Brian Yorkey offers an intense examination of a woman's struggle with bipolar disorder and the familial toll that ...

Shelby Tweten Overcomes Bipolar Disorder, Receives Golden Ticket
The Hollywood Gossip
This Minnesota native was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in March, has suffered from depression since fourth grade and relies on singing with her mother to overcome the worst of her disease. It's an inspiring story and that, along with a strong voice, ...

Barricaded man in Stony Point was off his meds for bipolar disorder, family says
The Journal News |
The fact that Anthony Copicotto - who has bipolar disorder and was off his medication, his family said - dropped the black Airsoft pellet gun to the ground and didn't point it toward the SWAT-trained police officers outside likely saved him from a ...

Bipolar is a Family Thing, But That's Not All Bad (blog)
By Rita Brhel One of the hardest things about someone in the family having bipolar disorder is that it's not an illness that can be managed just by popping a pill. It requires lifestyle changes, and for the person who has bipolar disorder to be ...

Teen Mom 2's Jenelle Evans Hospitalized With Kidney Infection, Tweets About ...
E! Online
Evans wrote, "Sooooo I'm guessing ur all watching the fight :/ damn," and, to the one who called her psychotic, she tweeted, "bi polar disorder sweetheart." "Im already emotional right now, and crying for @PBandJenelley_1 right now.

why we Indians take our jokes so seriously
Economic Times
The thing is, we Indians suffer from a bipolar disorder. With full apologies to individuals battling such illnesses, it has to be said that, collectively, we do nothing whatsoever by way of trying to combat it. Indeed, as a society, we seem to revel in ...

Is Your House A Castle or a Toxic Dump? (blog)
My father had uncontrolled rage and anger issues stemming from undiagnosed Bipolar Disorder. (He was not diagnosed until a few years before his death.) Along with this undiagnosed mental disorder, my Father was also heavily medicated on painkillers ...

The World of Z
Chicago Reader (blog)
In this ingeniously structured documentary, Brad Besser and Vince Clemente introduce Chicagoan Zbigniew Fiks as a charming and creative eccentric, then gradually expose his frightening struggle with bipolar disorder. As a result the video registers ...

Mental illness and resources available in Leeds and Grenville
EMC St. Lawrence
It states that mental illness costs the Canadian economy $51 billion a year. According to WebMD Medical Reference some of the forms of mental illness include: depression (one of the "mood disorders" - which includes mania and bipolar), anxiety (people ...


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