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April 06, 2012

You Can Heal Bipolar Disorder (press release)
In the past, most people were under the impression that Bipolar Disorder would be a life long ailment. Often Bipolar Disorder is destructive to relationships, careers, can wreak havoc on family life, and is a potentially fatal disease.


Corbett's budget cuts jeopardize progress made with mental illness
And those who live with anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression and substance abuse, among others, can lead productive, fulfilling lives and contribute greatly to our communities. For more than 50 years, the Mental Health Association of the Capital ...


Around the County
... 1075 Fir St. The Snohomish County Affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness is offering a free program to family members and friends of children who are living with a mental illness, including major depression, bipolar disorder, ...

Pilot breakdown draws attention to mental health standards
CNN International
The episode could be the result of bipolar disorder or a recent start on antidepressant medication, said Dr. Charles Raison, a psychiatrist at the University of Arizona and CNN consultant who has not treated Osbon. Medical illnesses such as brain ...

Bridge jump survivor offers counsel at Santa Rosa Junior College event
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
So Hernandez traveled 225 miles from the town of Kerman, west of Fresno, to Santa Rosa Junior College on Wednesday to try to find a way to guide her 44-year-old son through a debilitating battle with bipolar disorder and suicidal thoughts.

The mother, Keesha, has the following mental health diagnoses: depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and poly substance abuse. At the time of JN's birth, ...

Do You Take Clonazepam or Klonopin? Know the Side Effects
About - News & Issues
By Marcia Purse, Guide March 28, 2012 If you have anxiety along with your bipolar disorder, your doctor might prescribe Klonopin, the generic version clonazepam, or another brand of the same drug, Rivotril, to help with the anxiety symptoms.

Hoke shootings suspect John Hill Jr. had history of mental probelms, both ...
Fayetteville Observer
By 1996, he had been diagnosed as having schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, his father said. John Jr. got fired from Faberge that year, and began receiving mental health disability checks, his father said. He never worked again.

Aurobindo Pharma Gets Final Approvals For Quetiapine Fumarate Tablets
RTT News
These tablets are indicated for the treatment of serious psychotic disorders such as Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder and fall under the Neurological (CNS) therapeutic category. The company said the product had been approved out of Unit III facility ...

AstraZeneca wins bipolar disorder drug patent case
AP LONDON — AstraZeneca PLC says it has won a judgment in a US court protecting its patent on the extended release version of Seroquel, its blockbuster drug for treating bipolar disorder. AstraZeneca said Friday that US District Court in New Jersey ...


New Handbook by Maggie Reese for Families Living with Bipolar Disorder
PR Web (press release)
Local Author Maggie Reese creates and handbook to give families living with Bipolar Disorder hope. Family members experience various emotions... there is no right or wrong ways to feel. In 2009 The Balanced Mind Foundation conducted a survey that ...


Terminated Employee with Bipolar Disorder Awarded $315000 in ADA Case
JD Supra (press release)
The case is one of the first disability discrimination lawsuits taken to trial concerning bipolar disorder. The plaintiff in the case, a store manager of a payday lender, alleged that he was fired because of his disability, bipolar disorder.

Family blames FAU outburst on bipolar disorder
Local 10
The 24-year-old biomedical major was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at age 13, and her family said the video showed the world what they have been dealing with all their lives. "That's not my sister. That's a part of my sister, but that's not her most ...

We must learn from Indianola tragedy
According to her family, the Indianola woman struggled for years with severe depression and bipolar disorder. “She was in pain, and she couldn't see a world where she wouldn't be in pain,” Sly's mother said later. Many tragedies are the direct result ...

AstraZeneca Wins Patent Protection on Seroquel: Hot Trends
... (TheStreet) -- Popular searches on the Internet Friday include AstraZeneca(AZN) after the company won a US court ruling protecting its patent on the extended release version of Seroquel, its successful drug for the treatment of bipolar disorder.

John McManamy, Award-Winning Author Appearing on Runaway Mind Show with Maggie ...
PR Web (press release)
John McManamy, an award-winning mental health journalist and author was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1999 at age 49 following a suicidal depression and a lifetime of denial. Soon after, as a means of coming to terms with his illness, ...

Airlines and Mental Health: Issues to Think About
Sacramento Bee
In the latter case, the crisis apparently involved what she indicated was a pre-existing diagnosis of bipolar disorder. The incidents have raised concerns about public safety and mental health issues in aviation and other workplace settings.

EEOC Wins Disability Discrimination Suit Against Payday Lender 'The Cash Store'
By the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Today the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a victory in one of its first disability discrimination lawsuits taken to trial concerning bipolar disorder.

US court backs AstraZeneca patent
Financial Times
The Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical group's patent for the extended release version of the drug, known as Seroquel XR, which also treats depression and bipolar disorder, expires in 2017. “AstraZeneca is pleased with the US District Court's decision, ...

Kerns: Chanda brings bipolar disorder out of shadows with 'Next to Normal'
Both Bob and Paula were “blown away” by a story that centers on a mother who struggles with worsening bipolar disorder, and the effect that her mental illness has on her family. Chanda summarized, “Diana struggles with her bipolar disorder and the ...

Southern New Hampshire girl has faced a lifelong struggle against mental disorders
Nashua Telegraph
At kindergarten age, Samantha would be diagnosed with bipolar disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, anxiety and depression. Now 17, Samantha's childhood experiences have been ...

Brain Matures with Puberty in Teens
The researchers believe the outcome could lead to studies that reveal markers of brain abnormalities that contribute to mental illness — such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder — that first become apparent during adolescence.


What Does It Feel Like to Have Bipolar Disorder?
Huffington Post
By Mills Baker, Head of User Experience, Giftly I have bipolar disorder, as does my mother and as did her mother. I am the sort of person who "seems" bipolar to people; that is, my energy, creativity, instability, mercuriality, and easy gregariousness ...

Jonatha Carr: Family Blames Bipolar Disorder For Outburst In Florida Atlantic ...
Huffington Post
The family of a 24-year-old woman whose violent outburst in her Florida Atlantic University classroom went viral on YouTube says the incident is related to her bipolar disorder. Jonatha Carr was diagnosed with bipolar disorder when she was 13 years old ...

Strelec reveals bipolar battle
The Border Mail
AMANDA Duncan-Strelec's ongoing battle with bipolar disorder has convinced her not to seek re-election to Albury Council in September. The former mayor revealed yesterday she had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder nearly a year ago and was writing a ...

Irving-based payday loan company ordered to pay $56500 in discrimination suit
Fort Worth Star Telegram
By Darren Barbee Irving's Cottonwood Financial will pay a $56500 judgment after its half-dozen rationales for firing a store manager with bipolar disorder were ruled a pretext for discrimination, according to a federal agency.

AstraZeneca wins Seroquel XR case in US
The Seattle Times
AstraZeneca PLC says it has won a judgment in a US court protecting its patent on the extended release version of Seroquel, its blockbuster drug for treating bipolar disorder. The Associated Press Association between Seroquel or quetiapine,and ...

Endangered Man Missing In Polk
WESH Orlando
Authorities said Ray has bipolar disorder and has a history of abusing drugs. Ray was last seen on Tuesday in the Combee Road area, said deputies. Officials said Ray is a white male with red hair and blue eyes. He is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs ...

Part-time Fort Myers Beach resident chronicles son's bipolar life and death
The News-Press
Dottie Pacharis: Mind on the run: Dottie Pacharis, wrote a book about her sons struggle with bipolar disorder. He ended his life 5-years-ago. She describes a visit she made to see him in a treatment facility. Dottie Pacharis wrote a book about her ...

Creativity and mental disorder
British Journal of Psychiatry
Email: kirov{at} Kyaga et al 1 have produced an excellent analysis based on the Swedish registers, which finds an increased rate of creativity in patients with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, and their relatives.

Another Generic from Dr. Reddy's
The drug is approved for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. We expect generic launches at regular intervals to add to Dr. Reddy's Global Generic revenues, which soared 57% year-over-year to $402 million in the third quarter of fiscal ...

Mental Health Awareness Week: Defeating the stigma
Mental Health Awareness Week is in progress, and despite the fact that 25% of university students suffer from a diagnosable psychological condition, there is still a devastating stigma attached to disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder and ...

Doors to open on new mental health unit
ABC Online
Broome resident Pearl Smith suffers from bipolar disorder and is one of about 200 people who flies from the Kimberley to Perth for urgent mental health care. She says travelling more than 2000 kilometres to Graylands was traumatic.

Mavs look beyond rough edges, net bargain who fills void of departed trio
ESPN (blog)
West was the guy with bipolar disorder who spent last season on house arrest. With less than a month remaining before the playoffs, West should be known as one of the NBA's best bargains. "I'm trying to make a statement and show this team that I want ...

Weinacker's Montessori plans egg hunt, luncheon on April 5 (Greta Sharp)
Press-Register - (blog)
Diagnoses discussed in the class include childhood onset of bipolar disorder, childhood onset of schizophrenia, depression, ADD, ADHD, anxiety disorders, OCD and eating disorders. It is not necessary for a child to have received a specific diagnosis.

'Unsuitable' cops to guard police stations
Independent Online
The police officials affected include those who suffer from epilepsy, post-traumatic stress syndrome, bipolar disorder, depression or other psychiatric illnesses. Those who have been found guilty of domestic violence, attempted murder or who have ...

CASA for Kids: 'Ellen, Florence and Danny'
Prescott Daily Courier
In addition, the mother was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and was not taking her prescribed medications on a regular basis. The mother left the family for a period of time and the father told law enforcement authorities that he was too intoxicated to ...

Coping with bipolar disorder
Bangkok Post
Vincent van Gogh, Vivien Leigh, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Jean-Claude Van Damme are among the famous people who have been affected by a serious illness called bipolar disorder or bipolar syndrome. Bipolar disorder is characterised by extreme mood ...

Prenatal Antipsychotic Drugs Linked to Motor Delays: Study
MSN Health & Fitness
Antipsychotic drugs often are used in the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Researchers from Emory University in Atlanta compared the neuromotor skills of more than 300 infants at age 6 months. Some of the babies' mothers took either ...

Looking for Richard
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Dreyfuss, who has bipolar disorder, sat down with Health+Fitness editor Barbara Peters Smith to describe what the world looks like through the prism of this disease. Herald-Tribune: In all the reviews and profiles about you, a word that comes up a lot ...


Bipolar Patients, Family Members and Friends: 10 Things Not to Do
About - News & Issues
By Marcia Purse, Guide April 2, 2012 My goal at Bipolar Disorder is always to provide the support and knowledge that patients, friends and family need to help manage bipolar illness in the best way possible.

Things NOT to Say to Someone With Bipolar Disorder
About - News & Issues
Sadly, for thousands of people with bipolar disorder, family and friends are less than understanding. If you're reading this because someone you know has been diagnosed with bipolar, or are looking for some way to get the people you know to understand ...

Disgraced lawyer spared jail term
Windsor Star
Carey said he took into consideration a pre-sentence report from psychiatrist Dr. Ravi Shenava, who said the 43-year-old Sullivan suffers from recently diagnosed bipolar disorder, attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder, and has substance-abuse ...

This Month in Archives of General Psychiatry
Archives of General Psychiatry
The nosological dichotomy between schizophrenia and bipolar disorder as formulated by Kraepelin is currently questioned based on their shared common genetic origin. Using magnetic resonance imaging in 158 twin pairs, Hulshoff Pol et al (SEE ARTICLE) ...

Training set for parents of mentally ill
Times Daily
The course is aimed at parents and other caregivers who have children with mental illnesses, including attention deficit disorders, depression and autistic spectrum disorder, conduct disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive ...

Psychopharmacological Treatment to Reduce Suicide Risk
Psychiatric Times
Psychiatric disorders, especially depression, bipolar disorder, and substance abuse, are most often associated with suicide. 1,2 In bipolar disorder, mixed manic-depressive states are often associated with increased suicide risk.

Free NAMI Course Open To Caregivers
Leesburg Today
The course's curriculum, written by an experienced family mental health professional, will provide information about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression, bipolar disorder, conduct disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, ...

Global Health Awareness Week: Celebrating mental illnesses and other ...
Daily Trojan Online
After decades of study, researchers relate the artist's behavior, personality traits and volatile ways to the bi-polar mental illness. (Bi-polar, occasionally referred to as manic-depressive disorder, causes mood swings that alternate between manic and ...

Richard Dreyfuss Interview: Living with Bipolar Disorder (blog)
By Bipolar Beat Anonymous. (2012). Richard Dreyfuss Interview: Living with Bipolar Disorder. Psych Central. Retrieved on April 4, 2012, from Candida Fink, ...

Enhanced Biomarker Test Aids Clinicians With Difficult to Treat Psychiatric ...
PR Web (press release)
The Assay can help inform treatment plans for depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, OCD and ADHD. The new genes include two additional pharmacodynamic genes (5HT2C and ANK3) and one pharmacokinetic gene (CYP3A4).

Antipsychotic Drugs During Pregnancy Linked to Motor Delays
Antipsychotic drugs are commonly used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and are increasingly being used to treat more common mental disorders, such as depression. Researchers evaluated the neuromotor skills of over 300 infants at 6 months of ...


International high school essay contest launched
Rancho Santa Fe Review
Part of the International Bipolar Foundation's (IBPF) mission is to erase stigma associated with mental illness through public education. To that end, the Foundation has launched a global essay contest open to all high school students internationally.

'Bully' producer responds to allegations that the doc ignored key information ...
Entertainment Weekly
She wrote that Tyler also suffered from ADHD, bipolar disorder, and Asperger's syndrome; additionally, his girlfriend broke up with him a few weeks before his suicide. It seems likely that these factors contributed to Tyler's decision to commit suicide ...

Could this Simple Vitamin Help Treat Psychotic Disorders Better than Drugs?
Food Consumer
Most of the atypical antipsychotics were approved in the 1990's, at which time they were reserved for a very small minority of serious mental illnesses; primarily schizophrenia and bipolar disorder—diseases afflicting an estimated three percent of ...

Psychiatric disorders may not impact LASIK outcomes
OSN SuperSite
"Our study shows that patients with severe psychiatric disorders (schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder and bipolar disorder) who are stable can be good candidates for LASIK," the researchers said. "It is important to detect and exclude patients ...

Over-prescribing: a worrisome trend
Montreal Gazette
Similarly, one cannot treat bipolar disorder without mood stabilizers. But physicians are giving these drugs, often accompanied by antipsychotics, to a broader range of patients who suffer from unstable mood and behavioural problems but are not ...

Bipolar disorder could cause irrational behaviior, expert says
Bipolar disorder can happen to anybody, said Dr. Arun Patel, a Lubbock psychiatrist who has treated the disorder since he began practicing psychiatry in 1984. By BRITTANY HOOVER Bipolar disorder can happen to anybody, said Dr. Arun Patel, ...

Judge Rules In Favor of Fired Employee With Bipolar Disorder
ABC News
Finally, he was taken to the hospital, where he was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, a mood disorder affecting about 5.7 million Americans and, according to the World Health Organization, the sixth- leading cause of disability worldwide.

Wife of alleged City Bank hostage-taker says husband has bipolar disorder ...
Tommy Ray Beadles, 61, suffers from bipolar disorder, a mental disorder marked by alternating periods of elation and depression. She says he was diagnosed about nine years ago and takes medication to treat the symptoms, but she didn't know the specific ...

Front Porch: Help for families dealing with mental illness
The Snohomish County Affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness is offering a free program to family members and friends of children who are living with a mental illness, including major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, ...

Widow organizing walk to aid suicide prevention
Suicide attempts often are a result of some sort of mental illness, like depression or bipolar disorder, Farrer said. Job losses and family problems have triggered mild depression more often in recent years, he said. That, in turn, leads to more people ...

Judge denies bid to dismiss charges in hit and run
Boston Herald
Police say at the time Soreff is accused of striking and killing Valentino Macario-Lopez in November 2008 , he was on at least five medications for treatment of disorders including autism and bipolar disorder. He has been ruled incompetent to stand ...

Healthy minds good for business
It's a jarring statistic: across Canada, one in five people will experience a mental illness this year. It could be bipolar disorder, an acute anxiety disorder, schizophrenia, or debilitating depression. A study by Toronto's Centre for Addiction and ...

Sex Addiction's Surprising Ties to Mental Illness
The Stir
Especially considering that the condition is usually caused by an underlying disorder -- and it's tough to treat one without treating the other. Bipolar Disorder High-risk sexual activity can be symptomatic of manic states.


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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The Warning Signs Of An Impending Bipolar Disorder Manic Episode

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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