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February 17, 2012

Help available for families coping with mental illness
This free course was created by NAMI to help parents, spouses, siblings, friends and significant others deal with the issues of caring for a loved one with mental illness. The illnesses covered include major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, ...

Forest, Gedeon report positive Phase III bipolar I disorder trial data
Pharmaceutical Business Review
Forest Laboratories and Gedeon Richter have reported positive results from Phase III trial of cariprazine (RGH-188), an investigational antipsychotic agent, in patients with acute mania associated with bipolar I disorder. The trial data showed that ...

Mia Tina's Chocolate Raises Mental Disease Awareness
Viccora, a North Bellmore resident, lost her daughter Tina in 2006 at age 36, just two years after Tina was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. "A lot of people say you can't die from Bipolar Disorder," Viccora said. "They're right, but it can lead to ...

Karla Smith shines light on mental illness
The Alestle
These hopeful words were written by Karla Smith, a woman who battled with bipolar disorder and died of suicide at the age of 26 in 2003. The Karla Smith Foundation came to SIUE Monday night. According to Karla's twin brother, Kevin Smith, ...

Fears that grieving relatives could be labelled mentally ill
Professor Nick Craddock, from Cardiff University, who is one of the world's leading experts on bipolar disorder, said DSM-5 will include more categories, which will mean more aspects of human behaviours and emotions are classified as problematic.

Mental illness patients persevere
That was before Keyser was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at age 57 and started seeking treatment for his illness. Such transformations are the focus of Brave Faces, which opens today at 6 pm and features portraits of people with mental illnesses ...

Enterteenment!: Hollywood celebrities with eating disorders
The Express Tribune
The former Disney star recently returned from rehab after seeking treatment for drug addiction, bipolar disorder and bulimia. After her return, Lovato acknowledged her battle with bulimia in a blog on Seventeen magazine's website titled “My Battle With ...

Kalispell man gets life in prison for Christmas killings
Billings Gazette
A mental health therapist who testified for Miller's public defenders said Miller has bipolar disorder and was using methamphetamines, creating a "perfect storm" that led to the shootings. Miller's attorneys presented evidence that he could be ...

Exciting News: Ketamine Enters Clinical Trials for Antidepressant Use
About - News & Issues
The original study's results, were extremely promising: The patients' response to ketamine appears to validate recent research that has targeted a particular brain system as being involved in bipolar disorder. The results certainly were significant ...

Daily Star
Smith, who has suffered with bipolar disorder, said: “That's all gone now. “I feel good and I'm looking forward to playing some good footy. It's good to be back in Super League.” Smith was named man of the match for his try-scoring performance in the ...

For your health
Foster's Daily Democrat
Is there someone in your life that suffers from Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder or any other mental illness? If so, you are not alone. Would you like to learn more about their illness and how you can help them? We can help.

Suicide leaves a lot of unanswered questions
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Justin, who had paranoid schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, had hanged himself from a tree along the nearby Caesar's Park hiking trail. He was 23. "I'm still trying to understand why. It's a lot that we don't know," Small told me.

Small Children, Big Drugs: Are Kids Overmedicated?
WRTV Indianapolis
INDIANAPOLIS -- Just about everyone probably knows someone whose child is being medicated for attention deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or a bipolar disorder. The diagnoses are increasingly common at younger ages, ...

INNOVATIVE HEALTH: Healthy brain -- healthy digestive tract
Alamogordo Daily News
Scientists, from cellular biologists to neurologists, have been finding that there is an association between the condition of the digestive tract and neurological and psychiatric conditions, such as autism, ADHD/ADD, depression, bipolar disorder, ...

10 candidates vying to replace Henderson County Sheriff Davis
Asheville Citizen-Times
Davis let the county know last week that his medical disability retirement for bipolar disorder will start March 1, leaving the party with three weeks to nominate a replacement. By law, the county Board of Commissioners is bound to approve the party's ...

Car crash model cushioned by 38KKK Bulgarian airbags
Hershey and her substantial assets appeared in court last Monday, where she denied a drink-driving charge, insisting that she was actually under the influence of drugs for bipolar disorder, depression, headaches and, unsurprisingly, backaches.

Agripada con doctor had no 'criminal intent'
Times of India
Taking note of the fact that Rehman has been undergoing treatment for bipolar disorder and schizophrenia for almost 10 years, the court observed that there seemed to be no "criminal intention" behind his activities. At the time of Rehman's arrest, ...

Mindfulness Therapy Improves Bipolar Disorder Symptoms
Doctors Lounge
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy may improve mood, emotional regulation, well-being, and functioning in individuals with bipolar disorder, according to a study published in the February issue of CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics. MONDAY, Feb.

Rapid-Cycling Bipolar or Just Moody? (blog)
By Rita Brhel My husband was diagnosed years ago as having Rapid-Cycling Bipolar Disorder. And for years, I took that diagnosis at face value – anytime that he got a little moody, well it was because of his bipolar disorder.


The demons that drove Mima to a terrible end
Sydney Morning Herald
Jared was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder - a severe form of bipolar disorder - and had two previous suicide attempts, Mr Gunther said. His mother Vickie Gunther's family also struggled with the illness, with both her parents and two sisters ...

American Girl Found Dead in Australia Tree: Sudden Onset of Schizophrenia or ...
DBKP - Death By 1000 Papercuts
[Later note] “I thought I might mention that our other son who committed suicide 2 1/2 years ago was also diagnosed as schizoaffective–a severe classification of bipolar disorder. And yes, these things are usually genetic.” Melissa wasn't “shipped off” ...


WA cop saw no way out, inquest hears
Sydney Morning Herald
Emma Watt was concerned her husband and the father of her three young children was suffering from depression or bipolar disorder, but the police officer refused to admit he might have a problem. Elliot Watt returned to work at the Collie police station ...

Wade getting back on target
The Scottish Sun
A year ago in The Priory, Wade was diagnosed with depression, bipolar disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. But today he is happy again and in the right frame of mind to play darts. Wade faces Simon Whitlock in Aberdeen on Thursday in ...

Family Secrets: What My Son's Diagnosis Revealed About Our Past
Huffington Post
Or that the heavy drinking done by several troubled members of my family was probably an attempt to self-medicate for severe depression, perhaps even bipolar disorder in the cases of my grandfather and sister. I also learned that, like depression, ...

Review by Sue Bond
Emma Forrest's memoir about having a mental illness—in her case, a type of bipolar disorder with rapid cycling between depression and mania—is engrossing and involving. She knows how to write poetically and viscerally, conveying the pain and despair ...

The Consumer Justice Foundation Alerts Public to Washington University in St ...
PR Web (press release)
The study was performed by researchers at Washington University in St. Louis and it concluded that Depakote performed the worst of the three drugs involved in the study involving children with bipolar disorder. The Consumer Justice Foundation, ...

Rally against budget cuts draws hundreds to Bradenton courthouse
Bradenton Herald
By JOSH SALMAN - The 22-year-old Bradenton woman suffers from severe depression brought on by her bipolar disorder. On top of that, she's addicted to opiates. Now living at the Manatee Glens residential program, ...


Computer programs may be able to identify individuals most at risk of anxiety ...
Even genetic risk cannot accurately predict individual risk for future psychiatric illness: for example, a family history of bipolar disorder confers a 10 per cent risk of future bipolar disorder, as well as a 10 to 25 per cent risk of disorders such ...

Millionaire Hospitalized After Bipolar Spending Spree
ABC News
Abuse And Bipolar Disorder? Watch Video Welcome to ABC News OnCall+ Bipolar Disorder Watch Video Can I Drink Alcohol If I Am Bipolar? Watch Video "There is no shame with seeking help for this treatable illness, and we hope that this opens a dialog to ...

All the Rage
New York Times
I learned that I suffered from bipolar II disorder, a less serious variant of bipolar I, which was once known as manic depression. The information was naturally frightening; up to 1 in 5 people with bipolar disorder will commit suicide, and rates may ...

Fry to make London theatre return
BBC News
He later blamed his departure on bipolar disorder. "Walking out of the play at the beginning of its West End run Fry vanished," it says, adding that, "contemplating suicide, he disappeared off to Belgium". "The experience still haunts him but the ...

Families Face Revolving Door In Getting Help For Mentally Ill
Edmonton Journal
Swann said there is a need for better primary care, where mental illness can be identified early, more psychiatric crisis beds, and enhanced community services when patients leave care. He said it currently takes four to six months for mental-health ...

Jenelle Evans on Being Bipolar: ''I Was Always in Denial''
On the Teen Mom 2 finale, Jenelle Evans was diagnosed by her rehab doctors with bipolar disorder, a psychological condition which causes extreme mood swings. Did she ever suspect anything? "I thought about it, but I was always in denial, like no, ...

A new spring for jazzman
Ottawa Citizen
Sober for the last four years, and in better mental health thanks to management of his bipolar disorder over the last decade, Dwyer says: "I have my health back, and am looking forward to seeing what I can accomplish without some of the handicaps that ...

Belligerent man arrested after series of accidents on US 19 in Pasco, Hernando
By John Woodrow Cox, Times Staff Writer The 38-year-old Port Richey man suffers from bipolar disorder, his family said, but he had managed the disease for years. Then, earlier this week, his behavior became erratic and violent.

Man killed by BSO was bipolar, niece says
But Jackson said Shewey had Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder as a child, which became a "full-blown, classic case" of bipolar disorder that went untreated as an adult. "People with mental illnesses do things and I don't think they should die ...

'Teen Mom 2' Recap: Jenelle Evans Makes A Shocking Discovery In Rehab
Hollywood Life
Jenelle reveals that there's a history of bipolar disorder in her family, and the doctor thinks there's a possibility she does, too. Her therapist asks her to describe herself in three words. Jenelle says: Impulsive, Smart and Angry.

Stand and re-deliver: Adam Ant is back in town
A year later he was engaged to Heather Graham but also hospitalised in LA, being diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Medicated, he spent the decade suffering intense mood swings but started a new relationship, which resulted in a daughter, Lily, ...

Mental health special 2/2: a personal account of living and working with a ...
Contrary to popular belief, and fuelled by the way reporting and celebrity culture have portrayed bipolar disorder, it is not always about swings between depression and euphoria. In fact, I use outdated terminology - 'manic depression' - to describe my ...


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Oklahoma Officers Allegedly Tased 'Naked' Man 50 Times, Charged With Murder
Only recently, on June 21, a man with bipolar disorder and was reportedly wielding a Samurai sword died of an apparent cardiac arrest after he was ...

Bipolar man, 29, who dressed as a gladiator and waved a samurai sword inside his home died of ...
The attorney is also looking into whether NYPD officers were aware that Zapantis had a history of bipolar disorder. A GoFundMe page has been ...

Understanding bipolar
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