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February 24, 2012

Bipolar: The 'Massive Highs And Miserable Lows' Of A Mood Disorder
Sydney Morning Herald
Melissa Joy Dietzel .... the young US nanny whose mother's family has a history of bipolar disorder and suicide. Photo: Supplied by her family In Australia, about 10 per cent of bipolar sufferers make one suicide attempt every year.


 

Anxiety And Mood Disorder Risk - Computer Program May Help Identify
Medical News Today
For instance, a family history of bipolar disorder means that their offspring have a 10% risk of future bipolar disorder and a 10-25% risk of disorders like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or major depression or anxiety disorders, ...

Acting Loft production shines spotlight on serious issues
The Union Leader
The rock musical, based on a book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, centers on a mother grappling with worsening bipolar disorder and the resulting toll it has taken on her family. The production will be staged at 7 pm Fridays and ...

Stephen Fry to return to stage after 17 years
AFP
He later said he had been suffering from bipolar disorder and spoke extensively about his struggle with mental illness in a BBC documentary. Fry has since hosted onstage events and performed one-man shows, as well as appearing in numerous films and TV ...

Stigma must be faced head-on
Niagarathisweek.com
They may find themselves plunging into the numbing misery of major depression, fluctuating between the destructive, manic highs and soul-destroying lows of bipolar disorder, caught in the grip of obsessive compulsive disorder or struggling with the ...

Mental health class is free Saturday in Port Townsend
Port Townsend Leader
It is for family members and partners of individuals with depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder, borderline personality disorder, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and other disorders.

Insanity plea in grandparents' beating
Monterey County Herald
Acknowledging the plea is unusual, defense attorney Richard Rosen said Hougham has a history of mental illness dating to his childhood, with diagnoses including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. According to testimony at Hougham's preliminary hearing ...

Young adults and mental illness: What you should know
KSL-TV
By Lindsay Maxfield According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in four adults in America experience a mental health disorder in a given year. That's nearly 60 million people suffering from illnesses like depression, bipolar disorder, ...

 
 

Bobby Brown's Bipolar Disorder
About - News & Issues
By Marcia Purse, About.com Guide February 17, 2012 In the wake of Whitney Houston's sudden death by drowning on February 12, 2012, it's worth taking a look the life of her ex-husband, singer Bobby Brown. The couple were married in 1992, ...

Book Review: Balancing the Beast
PsychCentral.com (blog)
By Joe Kraynak About a year ago, a friend of a friend of mine from Slovenia, Helena Smole, sent me her book, Balancing the Beast: A Bright View of Schizoaffective Disorder Bipolar or Manic-Depressive Type. I tend to drag my feet when asked to do book ...

 

Health researchers looking for recruits
This is Nottingham
DERBYSHIRE health bosses are recruiting for a research study investigating the causes of bipolar disorder. Anyone who has experienced the disorder is invited to take part. The research will investigate how genetics and lifestyle factors such as stress ...

UBM Medica's Psychiatric Times Features Special Coverage of Sleep Disorders in ...
Sacramento Bee
The majority of people with mental illness also have a sleep-related disorder. Chronic sleep problems are thought to affect up to 80 percent of Americans with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, post-traumatic stress syndrome, ...

Living with bipolar disorder
DesMoinesRegister.com
The names of the drugs I was prescribed for bipolar disorder stared back. Cymbalta. Lamictal. Xanax. I marveled at the power we place in the hands of our most at-risk patients. The power in my hands. I took a deep breath and called a suicide hotline.

Annie: Erratic behavior could signal bipolar disorder
LubbockOnline.com
Stressed-Out Roomie in Michigan The depression combined with the out-of-control shopping could indicate that Michelle is bipolar. Please contact the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (dbsalliance.org) for suggestions. But ultimately, you must ...

Asheville's Susan Reinhardt on a woman who overcame an eating disorder
Asheville Citizen-Times
At that milestone age of 16, Alicia Rink, now a Warren Wilson College senior, was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa and bipolar disorder. Her life was out of control, and she felt hopeless. A sculpture major who loves to paint, Alicia, 27, ...

MY VIEW, Alan King: Stunned By Alabama Mental Hospitals' Closings
The Birmingham News - al.com (blog)
These debilitating illnesses carry the diagnosis of major depression, bipolar disorder, schizo-affective disorder, schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder and dementia, including Alzheimer's dementia. Probate courts in Alabama have the ...

 
 

Change is an essential element on the road to recovery from mental illness
WalesOnline
by Dave Smith, Western Mail SINCE being diagnosed with bipolar disorder 22 years ago, I've learned an enormous amount about myself and the illness. I have become an expert in my condition. However, despite the expertise I've gained on issues like ...

Classes focus on mental illness
Appleton Post Crescent
The course will include information about schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, panic disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder. The class is limited to 25 people. To register, contact Angel Gruber at 920-954-1550 or angel@ ...

Comprehensive behavioral analysis of ENU-induced Disc1-Q31L and -L100P mutant mice
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Disrupted-in-Schizophrenia 1 (DISC1) is considered to be a candidate susceptibility gene for psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression. A recent study reported that N-ethyl-N-nitrosourea (ENU)-induced ...

Josh Powell DSHS documents: What they reveal (Part 2 Child porn, dysfunction)
Examiner.com
His sister, Jennifer Graves, has long said her brother John suffers from Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder. Shortly before his death Josh was diagnosed wtih Adjustment Disorder with Anxiety and traits of Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

Family needs help finding missing bipolar son
OCRegister
Hoff, 18, has suffered from mental illness since he was 4 years old. He has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, PTSD and others over a series of years. Because of this he's spent much of his life in therapeutic facilities, said his mother, ...

Introducing Bipolar Depression - For Beginners
About - News & Issues
By Marcia Purse, About.com Guide February 21, 2012 Maybe you need to learn about bipolar depression to understand and support a friend or loved one who has bipolar disorder. Maybe you're diagnosed but need to understand your depressive symptoms better.

Henderson DA says no evidence of criminal wrongdoing by sheriff retiring over ...
The Republic
Hunt says some of the claims about sexual harassment in the sheriff's office would be outside the scope of a criminal investigation. Davis has been sheriff since 2006. He announced last year that he had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

Research into Bipolar
Ashbourne News Telegraph
DERBYSHIRE Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is recruiting for a national research study investigating the causes of bipolar disorder. Anyone who has experienced one or more episodes of high mood (mania, hypomania or bipolar disorder) at some point in ...

Bipolar Drug Fixes Damaged Nerves To Restore Movement
New Scientist
Lithium chloride a salt used as a mood stabiliser in bipolar disorder appears to enhance the recovery of damaged neurons in mice. The drug may also help people with damaged nerves regain movement. Charbel Massaad at Paris Descartes University in ...

Mania and Hypomania - For Beginners
About - News & Issues
By Marcia Purse, About.com Guide February 20, 2012 Lesson 3 of Bipolar for Beginners is about mania and hypomania. If you don't experience either of these mood states, you don't have bipolar disorder. Here's an overview of the symptoms, ...

Who you calling crazy?
The Express Tribune (blog)
I find it difficult to speak so openly about this issue as someone very dear to me has been struggling with bipolar disorder and a severe form of anxiety since I was relatively young. This someone happens to be my mother, an absolutely incredible and ...

DA finds no case against sheriff
BlueRidgeNow.com
23 that he was taking sick leave to seek treatment for bipolar disorder. A short time later, commissioners learned that Henderson County had paid a $5000 deductible for an insurance claim involving Davis with regard to a complaint made by a former ...

Church Takes on Mental Illness
Patch.com
I have a brother who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder about nine years ago, Brill said. Going to these classes helped me understand what he was going through. And Brill sees the chance to help others understand what their loved ones are going ...

Dear Abby: Military training can be good foundation
The Coloradoan
It wasn't until late in life that I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. With therapy and medication, my life finally took on some semblance of "normal." For the first time, I finally had purpose and direction. My final job lasted 17 years.

Senior Q&A: What is bipolar disorder?
Herkimer Evening Telegram
The psychiatrist has diagnosed my elderly mother with bipolar disorder or bipolar depression. Can you explain what that is? A: Bipolar describes someone who can feel depression at times and, at other times, a high elevation outside the norm, ...

Announcing the Nami Family-to-Family Education Course in Cd'A
Coeur d'Alene Press
The course will teach families to better understand living with the symptoms of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, PTSD and OCD/panic disorder. Information will be presented regarding handling crisis and relapse, basic information about ...

DA Says No Case Against Outgoing Henderson County Sheriff
News Channel 7
He announced last year that he had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. The Henderson County district attorney says there's no evidence to justify an investigation of criminal wrongdoing under the administration of outgoing Sheriff Rick Davis.

Woman given prison term for 2010 killing
StarPhoenix
A psychiatric report indicates she has bipolar disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), conduct disorder, anti-social personality disorder and mild cognitive impairment. She also has epilepsy, for which she underwent brain surgery in ...

Q&A | Jane Pauley: Journalist dedicated to helping others
Columbus Dispatch
And the former co-host of Today and Dateline NBC once called the sanest person in television is also the public face of a mental illness. After her bipolar disorder was diagnosed in 2001, Pauley realized that she could use her struggles to help ...

Family continues search for missing bipolar son
OCRegister
Matthew Hoff suffers from mental illness and was diagnosed as bipolar and having post-traumatic stress disorder, his mother said. He was last seen at 4 am on Feb. 7 when he was released from Orange County jail. Jennifer and Gary Hoff have contacted ...

Mother Writes Honestly About Her Journey through Her Daughter's Bipolar Disorder
PR Web (press release)
You might be a Bipolar Mom like me and feel like a kindred spirit and know you are not alone! Her daughter is Maggie Reese, who has written a new book titled "Runaway Mind, My Own Race With Bipolar Disorder". This is Maggie's story from the black and ...

 
 

Does a loved one suffer from mental illness? This Fairfield class may help
TheReporter.com
A 12-week class that will provide resources and support to families with a loved one who suffers from depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or panic disorder will begin March 1, from 6 to 8:30 pm, in Fairfield. The course is sponsored by NAMI ...

Seeking truth, compassion and acceptance: Mental health advocate and award ...
Capital City Weekly
Some classifications have been defined - schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression - but the pain the afflicted suffer is not quantifiable. A broken leg causes real and tangible pain, imaginable to people who have never experienced it themselves.

Omeros Announces It Has Unlocked 35 Percent of Class A Orphan GPCRs
Sacramento Bee
... sleep disorders (OPN4), cognitive disorders (GPR12), torpor or "suspended animation" (GPR50), anxiety disorders (GPR31), schizophrenia (GPR52), bipolar disorder and schizophrenia (GPR78), psychotic and metabolic disorders (GPR27, GPR85, GPR173), ...
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Experience counts in mental health
Northern Rivers Echo
After living with bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder for most of her life, Maria Breene is now on her way to becoming a peer support worker, helping other people in the community with mental illness. Maria is taking part in the Lived ...

Mike Doughty to read and perform at The Linda
Albany Times Union
By Elizabeth Floyd Mair Singer-songwriter Mike Doughty can't take drugs any more, except ones to treat his bipolar disorder and depression. On his latest studio album, he even plays one of those prescription drugs, shaking a bottle of duloxetine like a ...

Mount Sinai receives Le Foundation gift for psychiatric neuroimaging study
News-Medical.net
"There is a pressing need to develop more effective treatments for major psychiatric illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Thanks to this generous donation, we can better explore the neurocircuitry that contributes to these disorders, ...

Glenn Close on Albert Nobbs: I cried when I first saw myself as a man
Telegraph.co.uk
She spends much of her free time helping people with mental illness; her sister suffers from bipolar disorder and her nephew is schizophrenic. Instead of just lending her name to a charity she devotes her energies to the cause, spending a lot of time ...

 
 

 



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