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March 09, 2012

'Bright Future' In Spite Of Bipolar Disorder And Alcoholism
BBC News
One film was made by Anthony, who has struggled to overcome the problems of bipolar disorder and alcoholism. He said: "I wish I'd seen these digital stories over 30 years ago when I was struggling in isolation to make sense of my un-diagnosed bipolar ...


Ray Dalio's Favorite Charities: JLO, Transcendental Meditation And Bipolar ...
His family foundation also donates millions for treatment of bipolar disorder and Alzheimer's. Dalio, like JLO's sister Lynda Lopez, graduated from Long Island University. He, however, got his MBA at Harvard. He's also married to a direct descendant of ...

Hoping to be next Mrs. Illinois America
Suburban Life Publications
Tammy was recently selected to compete for the title of Mrs. Illinois America By Janice Hoppe, After being diagnosed with Bipolar disorder 13 years ago, Lemont resident, mother, ...

Experts: State of Psyche Affects Physical Ailments
Denton Record Chronicle
And physical illness has proved inextricably bound up in his mental health, too. King has manic depression, also known as bipolar disorder. A recent hospital confinement for pneumonia put King in a deep funk, he says. His psychiatrist called him with a ...

New Bipolar support group starts up
Lutterworth Mail
A SUPPORT group for people with Bipolar disorder is having its first meeting on Wednesday. The group which is supported by Harborough and District Mind has been set up by Elinor O'Neill and Patrick Mawby to help people with bipolar.

Dunwoody day-care shooting trial | Psychologist: Neuman was bipolar, psychotic
Atlanta Journal Constitution
By Christian Boone Hemy Neuman suffered from Bipolar 1 Disorder “with psychosis,” a forensic psychologist who testified she spent more than 100 hours working on the case said Thursday. John Spink, Defendant, Hemy Neuman, center, ...

Dunwoody Daycare Murder: Hemy Neuman is Mentally Ill, Not Legally Responsible ...
ABC News
In testimony at the DeKalb County Courthouse in Decatur, Ga., Adriana Flores said Neuman had suffered undiagnosed and untreated bipolar disorder with psychosis since his early teens. Neuman had also experienced delusions, and had erotomania, ...


Scientists in Scotland using brain cells to investigate mental health treatments
Usay Compare
"We are making different types of brain cells out of skin samples from people with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia,” Andrew McIntosh, a professor of biological psychiatry at the university, said. "Once we have grown these in the laboratory we can ...

Kids on Pills
The Age
The diagnoses of children with manic depression, bipolar disorder and ADHD have risen by a shocking 4000 per cent in the past 10 years. Most commonly used to treat these disorders are psychotropic drugs, stimulants with similar effects to amphetamine, ...

There's a pill for it
Le Monde Diplomatique
Some colour patterns supposedly indicate depression, others a bipolar disorder or pathological anxiety. CereScan meets a demand from a society that seems increasingly unable to tolerate deviance. The company claims one in eight Americans aged 18-54 ...

Demi Lovato to Discuss Stay at Timberline Knolls During MTV Special
The 19-year-old pop star received treatment at the Lemont rehabilitation facility in 2010 for bipolar disorder, cutting, bulimia and anorexia. By Amanda Luevano NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 21: Singer Demi Lovato performs on stage at Z100's Jingle Ball '11 ...

Iowa Senator's Letter to Oregon Hits Hot-Button Issue: Child Psychiatrist's ...
He favors Abilify, a drug the Food and Drug Administration has approved for children 10 and above with bipolar disorder and other mental health conditions, because of fewer side effects than comparable drugs, including less weight gain.

Is Teen Mom 2's Jenelle Evans Turning to Religion?
It's no secret that Teen Mom 2's Jenelle Evans has had a rough life full of drug addiction, bipolar disorder, catfights, chicken Alfredo, and terrible boyfriends, but is she ready to put her faith in the man upstairs? Jenelle's never struck us as the ...

Bipolar roller
The Express Tribune
Bipolar disorder is rollercoaster that takes you to most dizzying height before plunging you into the deepest abyss. By BM Bipolar disorder is the rollercoaster that takes you to the most dizzying height before plunging you into the deepest abyss.

Book Review: Somewhere Over the Rainbow, I've Lost My Damn Mind: A Manic's ...
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
ORG Except for being personally diagnosed, every aspect of my life is touched by people with bipolar disorder. From friends, to family, to my students, it seems like this disorder is more common than most people would think. Many years ago, before it ...

From the other side
The Express Tribune
My father told us Saam had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and quickly arranged for a ticket and flew off to be by his side. We had never heard of anything like this before and couldn't understand what was going on. The two days my mother and I ...

South Broward High School puts on two more performances of 'Next to Normal'
Tickets cost $10 in advance. "Next to Normal" is a musical drama about a mother struggling with bipolar disorder. The show explores the effects of the mother's mental illness on her family. It won a Tony award and a Pulitzer Prize for drama.

Demi Lovato's Strawberry Festival Performance
The Gossip Girls
Aside from her performance efforts, Miss Lovato recently shot a documentary titled "Stay Strong" about her struggles with being diagnosed with bipolar disorder as well as facing an eating disorder, cutting issues and self esteem woes.

Jeff Gerritt: Salvaging lives, saving money: Eight pilot courts that divert ...
Detroit Free Press
Most are diagnosed with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or depression, and more than half have abused drugs and alcohol. The pilot programs cover Wayne, Oakland, Berrien, Genesee, Grand Traverse, Jackson, St. Clair and Livingston Counties.

Repertory Philippines associate artistic director Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo
Manila Bulletin
MANILA, Philippines — Watching Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo on stage as Diana, the mother with bipolar disorder who lost her son in the award-winning rock musical “Next to Normal'' was quite a moving and surreal experience. Her performance lingered in the ...

A dangerous indulgence
Marlborough Express
She makes that comment wearing her registered nurse's label and as a person with Bipolar disorder. That condition was identified when she was 24 and experiencing a major psychotic episode. That came after 10 years' drug abuse, she says.

Bipolar disorder common, treatable
Columbus Dispatch
Q: My grandson, who is 26 years old, has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. He evidently has had it for some time, which would explain his mood swings and erratic behavior. He is taking medicine and undergoing therapy, which are helpful.

Opioid abuse linked by researchers to mood and anxiety disorders
The JHU Gazette
By Natalie Wood-Wright, Bloomberg School of Public Health Individuals suffering from mood and anxiety disorders such as bipolar, panic and major depressive disorders may be more likely to abuse opioids, according to a new study led by researchers from ...

New Blogger Tackles Bipolar Disorder in Debut Post
His first blog deals with children and bipolar disorder. Ingersoll joins other recent additions to the Kent Patch blogging family, including Heather Malarcik, Erin Labelle and David Flexer, and he brings the Kent Patch blogger tally to 13.

Kay Jamison and Lisa Feigenson to give upcoming Provost's Lectures
The JHU Gazette
Clinical psychologist and bipolar disorder expert Kay Jamison will present a talk titled “Mood Disorders and Creativity” at 4:30 pm on Tuesday, March 13, in Mason Hall Auditorium on the Homewood campus. The lecture will present evidence for ...

Jean Pierre hopes his artwork will help healing process
Leamington Courier
The 45-year-old was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at the age of 14, and from a young age found that art has become as necessary a treatment for him as his medication. He said: “Bipolar disorder is a chemical imbalance. A lot of people have mental ...

Defense lawyer: Suspect was bullied, hit before fatal stabbing
Chicago Tribune
After the hearing, Gonzalez's attorney called his client "an at-risk kid" with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and bipolar disorder. Delgado said Gonzalez takes medication for the disorders and operates at about a second-grade level in school ...

County commissioners support sheriff nominee
23 after he said he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. County Republican Party Chairman Mike Scruggs said commissioners are bound to approve the candidate chosen by the executive committee. Commissioners are scheduled to take up the matter during ...

Frank New Memoir Real Time with Miss Bipolar Bitch Published by Outskirts Press (press release)
Wonda Lee Davis was one of those who the world labeled a “bipolar b*tch,” but her brave self-help memoir shows how she was able to overcome hatred from others and from herself and keep bipolar disorder from standing in the way of living her life.

Adjunctive Lithium Reduces Use of Newer Antipsychotics in Bipolar
Family Practice News Digital Network
LAS VEGAS – In a 6-month study, the use of adjunctive moderately dosed lithium to optimized treatment in patients with bipolar disorder was well tolerated yet did not lead to improved outcomes or decreased suicidality. However, use of adjunctive ...

Bipolar for Beginners Lesson 5 - In-Depth Info on Bipolar Depression
About - News & Issues
By Marcia Purse, Guide March 5, 2012 Lesson 4 of the series Bipolar for Beginners introduced you to the depression side of bipolar disorder. In Lesson 5 we take a closer look at the symptoms that, whether mild, moderate or severe, ...

Case Vignette: Severe Temper Outbursts in a 10-Year-Old Girl
Psychiatric Times
Bipolar disorder was diagnosed. She was initially treated with quetiapine and later with a combination of quetiapine and valproic acid. The medical record did not mention symptoms related to major depression, mania, ADHD, or anxiety.

Your Guide to Manic Depression Symptoms
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Neuman's lawyers seek to prove client's insanity
The Oshkosh Northwestern
She said he suffered from bipolar disorder and psychosis. Neuman claims he didn't know the difference between right and wrong when he gunned down Russell Sneiderman in November 2010. Flores told jurors that the only person who may have known that ...

Greater Manchester Police officer admits sex on duty charge
BBC News
The incident, which involved a woman described as suffering from alcoholism and bipolar disorder, took place in Rochdale on 20 August, 2010. Jee, who resigned from the force in 2011, is due to be sentenced on 8 May. The former sergeant was given bail ...

Dunwoody daycare shooting trial | Day 10
Atlanta Journal Constitution
4:04 pm: Dr. Marks said her diagnosis was that Neuman wasn't able to determine right from wrong due to a bi-polar disorder and at the time of the shooting. She said he was manic and delusional, which she describes as a fixed false belief despite ...

As winter recedes, SAD subsides
Irish Times
Keen to understand the underlying reasons for his own feelings of melancholy during the winter months, Rosenthal determined that SAD is a recurrent depressive or bipolar disorder that varies in severity and has a distinct seasonal pattern, ...

Sex case sergeant admits misconduct
Lakeland Echo
It involved a woman described as suffering from alcoholism and bipolar disorder. Jee, of Stickens Farm, Bent Lanes, Urmston, Manchester, resigned from the force the following January. He appeared at Minshull Street Crown Court in Manchester on Monday ...

What is cyclothymic disorder and how is it treated?
Both disorders tend to run in families, along with alcoholism and suicidal behaviors. What is cyclothymic disorder and how is it treated? However there are differences between cyclothymia and its more well-known counterpart, bipolar disorder.


Readers Write 3/8
Atlanta Journal Constitution
As a professional counselor helping people with a bipolar diagnosis, I found “Doctor points to bipolar disorder” (Metro, March 2) highly offensive. Those diagnosed with bipolar disorder do not have a character flaw or suffer from a moral weakness, ...

Lindner Center of HOPE doctors honored as 'Best Doctors in America'
Mason Buzz
Paul E. Keck, Jr., MD, President-CEO, Lindner Center of HOPE, is a nationally renowned psychiatrist and researcher in Bipolar Disorder and psychopharmacology. He authored over 700 scientific papers in leading journals and was the 7th most cited ...

Trial to resume for Ga. man who claims he was insane during shooting outside ...
The Republic
In testimony this week, Dr. Adriana Flores said she believed Neuman suffered from bipolar disorder and psychosis during the shooting. In testimony this week, Dr. Adriana Flores said she believed Neuman suffered from bipolar disorder and psychosis ...

Demi Lovato retraces life from demise to recovery
San Antonio Express
Disney princess Demi Lovato entered rehab at 18 for what was said to be an eating disorder, cutting and Bipolar disorder. She was admitted into the facility shortly after a Britney-esque breakdown involving a physical attack she may or may not have ...

Cannabinoid 2 receptors regulate impulsive behaviour
Science Daily (press release)
This is the main problem in psychiatric illnesses such a schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and substance abuse. Spanish researchers have for the first time demonstrated that the CB2 receptor, which has modulating functions in the nervous system, ...

'John Carter,' animated Oscar nominee, midnight 'The Room,' and more at the ...
The UM Depression Center presents “Boy Interrupted,” the heartbreaking story of Evan Perry, a 15-year-old boy who took his own life after a lifelong struggle with bipolar disorder. Illustrating how one family deals with loss and grief, this moving film ...

NuPathe Announces Allowance of U.S. Patent Application for NP202
Biodegradable Implant Being Developed to Treat Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder

Supposed Bipolars
Not everyone who claims to have Bipolar Disorder has Bipolar Disorder! These are the types of people who give those like me a bad name, so to speak! And you have no idea how badly this infuriates me! . . .

Living brain cells used in research
Press Association via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News Scientists are growing living brain cells from skin samples which could help research into treatments for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder

This Week's Bipolar News

7 Nutrient-Packed Foods for People With Bipolar Disorder - Everyday Health
Everyday Health
If you have bipolar disorder, here's why foods rich in vitamin B or omega-3's belong on your plate.

Cannabis Use May Offer Wide-Ranging Benefits for Bipolar Disorder - The Debrief
A new study suggests that regular cannabis use may offer a wide range of potential benefits to people suffering from Bipolar Disorder.

Auburn man accused of leaving voicemail threatening Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan
He has been diagnosed with illnesses including schizoaffective disorder and bipolar disorder and has been arrested more than 70 times, resulting in ...

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Bipolar disorder - as the name implies - involves two distinct set of symptoms. One set throws the individual down into the depths of a massive depression. The other places the individual who suffers with bipolar disorder at the top of a peak manic episode.

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