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March 30, 2012

Bipolar Disorder Blogger for Embroiled in Controversy
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Popular bipolar disorder blogger for the award-winning mental health information site,, admits to using pen name when writing about her mental illness stirring up unexpected controversy. San Antonio, Texas (PRWEB) March 21, ...

What Does Bipolar Disorder Really Look Like?
Huffington Post (blog)
In my experience in treating people with depression and bipolar disorder, I see ordinary, professional individuals who happen to have mood states that sometimes debilitate them. Granted, this is only one segment of people afflicted with the illness, ...

Re-Thinking Mental Illness In Media
24 Hours Vancouver
But it wasn't long before Roback, who has bipolar disorder and educates students about mental illness, experienced the very workplace discrimination he works to combat. He was giving a speech last year when a student approached him who said his mother ...

Monologue performance sheds light on mental illness
Santa Fe New
Albrink, a lawyer who has lived in New Mexico since the 1970s, has bipolar disorder. While Albrink has worked on legislation to develop alternatives to jail for mentally ill offenders, she became involved with Minds Interrupted as a creative approach ...

When a Mentally Ill Child Becomes a Mentally Ill Adult
OC Weekly
Matthew, who has a lean physique and a sneaky, boyish grin, is diagnosed with bipolar disorder, PTSD and other psychiatric illnesses. On this night, it's two weeks before his 19th birthday. For the past 11 months, since turning 18, he has drifted ...

'Next to Normal' an emotional, challenging musical
Wilmington stage veteran Katherine Vernon stars as a woman, Diana, whose bipolar disorder deeply affects not only her but her husband and daughter. “It is a challenge,” Vernon said, hanging with fellow cast members after a recent photo shoot for the ...

Missouri mom who shot 3 children, self bought gun weeks before shooting
Officials said Christine Adewunmi, who suffered from bipolar disorder and was severely depressed, had been at Mercy Hospital undergoing a mental evaluation just a day before the shooting. In a statement released Monday afternoon, the family said no one ...

Hidden data show that antipsychotic drugs are less effective than advertised
Washington Post (blog)
Developed to treat schizophrenia and related disorders, physicians also prescribe these drugs “off label” for bipolar disorder, insomnia, and other problems the drugs are not approved to treat, as Sandra Boodman wrote in the Post on March 12.

Eating disorder coverage in focus
Charleston Post Courier
Besides anorexia, those illnesses included schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, autism or pervasive developmental disorder and serious emotional disturbance in ...

Cleveland International Film Festival: 'Of Two Minds' lets people tell their ...
Plain Dealer
By Clint O'Connor, The Plain Dealer Madpix Inc."Of Two Minds," showing at the Cleveland International Film Festival, is a documentary about bi-polar disorder. What: Documentary directed by Doug Blush and Lisa Klein. (2012/USA). 93 minutes.

Avoiding Professional Help for Mental Illness: Is it Over-Confidence Or Courage? (blog)
Day after day, people making the news due to some horrific incident that usually ends sadly in someone's death, followed by words like: “he suffered from Bipolar/Depression/Schizophrenia” or “he/she has a long history of mental illness.

Anti-tobacco efforts bypass smokers with mental illness
Global Regina
The 61-year-old Ottawa man lives with bipolar disorder and seasonal affective disorder. With those two diagnoses, the statistics were stacked against him. The smoking rate among people with mental health issues is over 50 per cent, compared to 20 per ...

Compeer volunteers offer friendship to help improve mental health
St George and Sutherland Shire Leader
Mr Byrne, of Yarrawarrah, volunteers for Compeer — a mental health program that encourages one-on-one friendships with those medically diagnosed with or having treatment for depression, schizophrenia, anxiety or a bipolar disorder.

Hearing is Monday for suspected rapist
The 2011 psychiatric evaluation determined that Butler suffered from bipolar disorder and has had mental health problems for at least a decade. The commitment order said he currently is "acutely psychotic" and delusional. The probable cause affidavit ...

Conn. police issue alert for missing woman
The Journal News |
Authorities say she suffers from depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and paranoia, and she needs medication that she hasn't been taking. State police issued the silver alert early Friday morning. Thulin is 5-foot-4 and about 160 pounds with ...

Misuse of Antipsychotics Risks Weight Gain
CalorieLab Calorie Counter News
Designed to treat the hallucinations, delusions and other symptoms of such serious mental illnesses as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, which afflict just 3% of the population, they are increasingly prescribed for an array of conditions they aren't ...


Man, 20, with schizophrenia missing
Local 10
According to police, Lane has Asperger's syndrome, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and he is not familiar with the area because he has only lived there for about two months. Pembroke Pines police said Lane has the mental capacity of a child, ...

Faith Briefs
Winnipeg Free Press
The group is facilitated by Lorna Smith who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and is now enjoying the abundant life that God promises. Information: Lorna 296-2920 or -- Art of Living Foundation founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, ...

Westport artist's exhibit reflects upon bipolar disorder
Wilton Villager
By ROBIN KAMINSKI Hour Staff Writer WESTPORT --In the midst of a turbulent relationship with someone suffering from bipolar disorder, Sherri Wolfgang's artwork saved her soul. Waves of anger, sadness and stifling depression would wash over her as she ...

Lithium as Effective as Valproate for Bipolar Mania
March 26, 2012 (Washington, DC) — Despite the stigma it seems to have for some patients and their families, lithium is just as effective for treating mania in older patients with bipolar disorder (BD) as the more commonly used valproate, new research ...

More Seroquel Trouble Brewing for AZN
Recently, AstraZeneca (AZN) received disappointing news related to Seroquel XR which is approved for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder. The UK High Court has ruled against the formulation patent protecting Seroquel XR ...

US court dismisses AstraZeneca Seroquel suit
The Seattle Times
AstraZeneca PLC says a US court has dismissed the company's bid to extend the patent on Seroquel, its blockbuster drug for the treatment of bipolar disorder. The Associated Press No comments have been posted to this article. AstraZeneca PLC says a US ...

Teva Launches Generic Quetiapine on Day One
SYS-CON Media (press release)
It is indicated in the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and add-on treatment of major depressive episodes in patients with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) who have had sub-optimal response to antidepressant monotherapy*.

Mary Key Letourneau - Child Rape or Love Affair?
About - News & Issues
The case highlighted Mary Kay's bipolar disorder, child rape laws and sentencing, and emerged over the years as one of the most bizarre "love stories" of the last two decades. Although the furor had mostly died down, the recent airings of the film ...

Teva launches generic Seroquel in UK
The former is indicated for schizophrenia and the treatment of moderate to severe manic episodes, while the XL version is approved for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and add-on treatment for patients with major depressive disorder who have not ...

Patent expires on blockbuster drug Seroquel
U-T San Diego
The patent has expired on the blockbuster drug Seroquel less than a week after a US court refused to block the sale of a generic version of the medicine, which is widely used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. British drug maker AstraZeneca ...

Mental health screening app benefits from CMS payment decision
... of a $2.99 iPhone app called mym3, a screening tool that walks clinicians and consumers through a 27-item questionnaire in about three minutes to look for not only depression but also anxiety, bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.


Junior opens up about struggles with bipolar disorder
Purdue Exponent
Liz Sims, a junior in the College of Liberal Arts, opens up about her struggle with bipolar disorder. Posted: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 10:00 am | Updated: 9:59 am, Wed Mar 28, 2012. March is Indiana's Disability Awareness Month.

Disabilities: Lawyer Blames Termination on Bipolar Disorder
Dylan filed a complaint, claiming that his misconduct was caused by his bipolar disorder and that the firm did not accommodate his mental illness, discriminated against him, and retaliated against him by reporting him. An administrative law judge ...

Getting Help for Your Bipolar Disorder
Student Operated Press
By Stan Popovich It is not easy to deal with your bipolar disorder and your fears. The first step anyone should do is to talk to a professional who can get you started in the right path of getting better. Getting help from a counselor or other ...

Are great artists more likely to be crazy?
Business Insider
Successful artists are not more likely to have schizophrenia but they have epic rates of depression and bipolar disorder. Andreasen found that 80 percent of the writers met the formal diagnostic criteria for some type of depression.

Giving Your Disorder Too Much Credit? Bipolar Type II and Self-Esteem (blog)
I can trace this problem to when I first began to understand the effects of the various episodes associated with bipolar type II disorder (about a year ago). It became clear that depression was more disruptive to my productivity than hypomania so I ...

Brookhaven Retreat Announces New & Improved Blog
Virtual-Strategy Magazine
The new Brookhaven Retreat blog can be a valuable resource for women who are struggling with depression, bipolar disorder, alcoholism or other mental health and addiction issues. The relevant topics that are posted provides readers with a better ...

Comparing Psychiatric and General Medical Medications: What Does the Evidence Say?
Huffington Post (blog)
In bipolar disorder, how effective were mood stabilizers in acute mania and for relapse prevention? In major depression, how well did antidepressants (ADs) work for acute depression and for relapse prevention? (By the way, they found better for the ...

DRL launches generic version of mental disorder drug in US
Moneylife Personal Finance site and magazine
Seroquel, which is used in the treatment of bipolar depression and bipolar mania-antipsyiotic, had US sales of approximately $4.6 billion last year, according to IMS Health. Two days after expiry of AstraZeneca's blockbuster drug Seroquel (Quetiapine ...


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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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