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December 2, 2011

Man who dumped cat suffers from bipolar disorder: report
Yahoo! Newsroom via Yahoo! Singapore News

It seems the man caught on video dumping a cat into a bin in Singapore suffers from bipolar disorder.

NC sheriff takes leave, citing bipolar disorder
Rocky Mount Telegram
€” Henderson County Sheriff Rick Davis is taking an indefinite leave from his job, saying he's been diagnosed with a mental illness.

Demi Lovato has discussed her stint in rehab over Thanksgiving last year and ...
The 19-year-old battled with bipolar disorder, bulimia as well as self-harming and so checked into a rehab facility over the holiday season last year. The singer-actress missed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year last year, so she was extra excited to ...

Ailing single mom seeks Valley Santa's help
Citizens Voice
Her 10-year-old son Jim has severe attention deficit disorder and bipolar disorder. Carrie just returned to work this year as a teacher's aide, being paid $8 an hour, after being out all of last year due to her illness. "My lupus attacks my organs and ...

High frequency of known copy number abnormalities and maternal duplication ...
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Many copy number variants (CNVs) are documented to be associated with neuropsychiatric disorders, including intellectual disability, autism, epilepsy, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. Chromosomal deletions of 1q21.1, 3q29, 15q13.3, 22q11.2, ...

Towne House Clubhouse serves up annual pre-Thanksgiving dinner
Wicked Local
In his late 30s, Johnson was diagnosed with traumatic stress disorder and bipolar disorder. “I thought, 'What am I doing? This isn't who I am,'” Johnson said. On a recommendation, he decided to check out Towne House Clubhouse, a program of the May ...

Missoula ambassador shares bipolar story
The Missoulian
Laurie Johnson, with support from her husband of 30 years, Jim Johnson, and her family, has written a book about her battle with bipolar disorder. "I cried when I was writing it in many, many places," says Johnson. "But it was a very healing, ...

Sheriff takes indefinite leave of absence after unsuccessfully resisting ...
Beaufort Observer
He issued a statement Wednesday that said: "I have been recently diagnosed with mental illness known as manic bipolar disorder." A reliable source tells us that manic bipolar disorder is characterized by extreme mood swings and exhibitions of ...

Bipolar Disorder: Seeing All Sides
ADVANCE (blog)
As a consumer I can see these sides of the illness as clearly as the practitioner sees the highs and lows. When assessing patients with bipolar disorder also evaluate their ability to move to the positive or productive side. ...

Family of troubled former soldier from Horsham St Faith “bears no grudge ...
Norwich Evening News
Mr Phillips, who had post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), suffered from a series of “complex” mental health conditions, including bipolar disorder, which developed while he was in the army. An inquest held in Norwich yesterday heard that Mr Phillips, ...

Cat-dumper suffers from bipolar disorder
The New Paper had quoted the man's wife, Madam Hamidah saying that her husband suffers from bipolar disorder and that she was checking him into the Institute of Mental Health. The wife also claimed that he had initially told her that he was dropping ...

Suicide more rampant in men than women – Psychologist
It says that suicide is often committed out of despair or attributable to some underlying mental disorders, such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, alcoholism or drug abuse. Akuchi said: “The men are more likely to have less social groups ...

Outlaw poet publishes second book
Burlington Times News
Barbee suffers from bipolar disorder. Barbee began writing poetry when he was a student at Williams High School. He has written hundreds of poems through the years and published some of his poetry last March. Barbee's “Outlaw Poet” published by Publish ...

Demi Lovato Conquers Illness To Perform In Dallas
The 19-year-old singer was overcame bipolar disorder, bulimia and self-harming. Even though she was suffering with illness yesterday, Demi proved the show must go on, and she still took to the stage. Demi Lovato Conquers Illness To Perform In Dallas.

After closing psychiatric hospitals, Michigan incarcerates mentally ill
Detroit Free Press
He was diagnosed in prison with paranoid schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Zillner, 44, was paroled on April 5, after serving more than 26 years in prison. Before prison, Zillner worked as a disc jockey, mainly at after-hour parties. ...

Sally Soter, Joyce Sang earn Women of Distinction honors
Palm Beach Daily News
After bipolar disorder took Ryan's life at the age of 24, the Sangs started the Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation to change the course of the lives of other families affected by the illness. From the onset, the RLSBF established a mission to foster ...

Awards see the best in mental health coverage | Rebecca Front
The Guardian
The EastEnders storyline detailing Stacey Slater's bipolar disorder is one such programme, showing how a commitment to a developed, nuanced, sensitive plot can reap dividends for broadcaster and viewer alike. MDF, the Bipolar Organisation, ...

Bipolar saves fraudster from jail
The Press
A Canterbury woman's bipolar disorder has kept her out of jail, after she was sentenced for 20 dishonesty-related offences

Keeping Thoughts in Mind
Recently published in the Journal of Psychiatric Practice, a new study highlights the use of this therapy on bipolar disorder patients. Ask your doctor about mindfulness-based cognitive therapy. The study assessed bipolar patients who participated in ...

Alexza Pharma Nears FDA Panel Meet
... and there are only a few days left for an FDA advisory panel to review Alexza Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s (ALXA) inhalation product candidate Adasuve for the rapid treatment of agitation in patients with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. ...

HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs Win 3 Web Health Awards
PR Web (press release)
Stigma is another major issue facing those people living with depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other mental health conditions. "I hope by sharing my story, as well as current research and news, to help de-stigmatize the ...

More to Fisher than Princess Leia
In her new book, Fisher continues her story, including the fact that she had been taking shock treatments in order to try to help her bipolar disorder and stay mentally healthy for her daughter. Fisher explains that one of the side effects of this is ...

Are mood swings a sign of depression?
WWLP 22News
I say this because both mood swings and hypersomnia (ie too much sleep) are classic descriptors of the types of mood disturbances that characterize bipolar disorder. In fact, whenever I hear of a man who is feeling depressed and sleeping too much ...

Depression Fact Sheet
marie claire magazine Australia
Generalised Anxiety Disorder: Heightened anxiety or panic that interferes with a person's day-to-day life. It causes insomnia, social anxiety, muscle tension, fatigue, restlessness and irritability. Bipolar Disorder: Causes exaggerated behaviour due to ...

Woman posed as mother-in-law to get loan
New Zealand Herald
The scam artist was sentenced to home detention after being assessed as a "medium-risk'' reoffender and blaming her crimes on her diagnosed bipolar disorder. A Christchurch District Court hearing in Rangiora heard how Phipps racked up her latest ...

Portage County inmate deaths demand an investigation: Regina Brett
Plain Dealer (blog)
If you missed it, here are the highlights: Matthew Dibease, who was 29, told the jail staff he was on medicine for bipolar disorder when he was booked on Oct. 29, according to jail documents. He didn't last a day in jail. Hours after he was checked in, ...

Mental illness patient acquitted of nurse murder
Nursing Careers Allied Health
During the trial, the court heard that Loughrey, who has been diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and Asperger's syndrome, wanted to kill Ms Pritchard and that he believed chiropractors could revive her with their “witch doctor” abilities. ...

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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