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June 15, 2012

Pathophysiologic differences evident between schizophrenia, bipolar
News-Medical.net
By Ingrid Grasmo Review findings reveal differences in the pathophysiology of bipolar disorder (BD) and schizophrenia, relating specifically to the medial temporal lobe and associated limbic regions. Although the number of studies included in the ...

New Study Examines Various Treatments for Bipolar
GoodTherapy.org (blog)
Bipolar disorder (BD) is a unique condition that manifests differently in every individual. People with BD I have different symptoms and symptom severity than those with BD II. Additionally, the rates of relapse and suicide deaths in clients with BD ...

Missing Boy Found Safe
WKRC TV Cincinnati
TJ suffers from bipolar disorder, Asperger Syndrome and Intermittent Explosive Disorder - all of which impair his abilities to process emotions. McElroy sought medical treatment for him to develop coping mechanisms. One of the things he learned was to ...

Police better equipped to handle behavioral health problems
Turn to 10.com
1 in the country for people suffering from mental illness. Experts said it's probably because of the bad economy and better awareness. But it's also a challenge for local police. On Wednesday, a man suffering from bipolar disorder was taken into ...

Still Too Raw to Eat Meat
New York Times (blog)
Thirteen years into our 18-year relationship, my husband developed severe bipolar disorder. For five years, I attempted to make him well. I tried to get him to take the pills that could control his illness. When he did, he was the funny, wonderful man ...

 
 

Demi Lovato's Praises Sung by Ex Wilmer Valderrama
Gather Celebs News Channel
"I am very proud of everyone in my life who [has] come back from some great obstacles," Wilmer Valderrama said of Demi's struggles with several issues like substance abuse, bipolar disorder, an eating disorder and self-mutilation by cutting.

 
 

Yankton Man Gets 100 Years For Manslaughter
KDLT News
Some witnesses described Hines as a gentle, generous man who suffers from bipolar disorder and alcoholism, while others said he was a selfish, manipulative and jealous boyfriend who killed the woman who cared for him. A Yankton man who admitted ...

Touching tribute
This is Hampshire
 
THE family of a man, who committed suicide after decades of suffering from bipolar disorder, are hoping to raise an incredible £150,000 for charity in his memory.

Bipolar Disorder
Lankaweb
Bipolar disorder or bipolar affective disorder, historically known as manic-depressive disorder, is a psychiatric diagnosis that describes a category of mood disorders defined by the presence of one or more episodes of abnormally elevated energy levels ...

Time to talk straight about mental illness, says advocate
TheChronicleHerald.ca
“It has been popular to refer to people with mental illnesses as mental health services consumers,” said Roswell, who has a bipolar disorder. Historically, the politically correct label “consumer” has been supplemented with the word “survivor.

May the Female Force be with you: Carrie Fisher goes into comics
Coventry Telegraph (blog)
Writer CW Cooke takes the reader through the ups and downs of Fisher's life and career from galaxies far away to stories close to home, including her struggles with bipolar disorder. Carrie asked Bluewater to donate a percentage of the proceeds from ...

Independent bookstores embrace digital publishing
Wall Street Journal
Dickens wrote "A Dangerous Gift" with her son Titus, a memoir of their life dealing with his bipolar disorder. She completed the novel after he took his own life at the age of 25 in 2006. Though Dickens found a publisher in Iceland to release the book ...

Daniel Johnston: Tiny Desk Concert
NPR
Johnston has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, and he's been institutionalized, but these days he travels and performs. It's amazing to see and hear a spark of candor in what he does, all while he's shaking like a scared child.

Mommy Medicine: Identifying bipolar disorder
ksl.com
By Suzanne Carlile, ksl.com Contributor SALT LAKE CITY — More than 5 million adults in the United States have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. But many health care professionals argue this number is too low, noting there is no count on the number ...

NMDA antibodies increased in mania patients
News-Medical.net
By Mark Cowen Patients with bipolar disorder show increased levels of antibodies to the NR2 subunits of the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor during periods of acute mania, researchers report. "Our findings support a role for antibodies to the NMDA ...

Marjorie Wallace warns mental illnesses are still shrouded in stigmatism
Ham&High
The risk was higher for some disorders. Premature babies were more than seven times more likely to develop bipolar disorder, which used to be known as manic depression, and 2.5 more likely to be diagnosed with psychosis. Marjorie Wallace, a Highgate ...

Fatal stabbing 'self defence', court told
ABC Online
The court heard Main swung the knife around and made contact with the victim's neck. Main's lawyer said his client, who suffered from bipolar disorder, had been significantly depressed in prison and felt genuine remorse.

Opening my mind
LA Youth
I didn't make much of it until the neighbor left and my friend told us, “Don't talk to her, she's bipolar.” I had heard about bipolar disorder from TV and the news but I didn't really know what it was. We went back inside my friend's house and she told ...

M3 Online Screening Helps Patients Identify Mental Illness
KTSM News Channel 9
It took five long years before Patrick Hendry was finally diagnosed with bipolar disorder. It was during those years that his business crumbled, his marriage suffered and he lost relationships with friends. "That's why anything we can use to find early ...

Mental health Q&A
LA Youth
We also have post-traumatic stress disorder and that's evidenced by some of our students who see very traumatic events in the community or have frightening events happening to them. We have all sorts of more serious ones, like bipolar disorder and ...

Memory Generalization Impaired in Psychosis Disorders
Clinical Psychiatry News Digital Network
Dr. Ivleva of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, looked at a combination of probands with DSM-IV diagnoses of schizophrenia (n = 33) and bipolar disorder (n = 20), as well as 21 first-degree relatives of schizophrenia patients ...

Mental health needs rethink
The West Australian (blog)
Sport stars, celebrities and politicians have publicly shared their personal battles with depression, bipolar disorder and a host of other problems, helping to destigmatise mental illness. It may appear at last we are on track to a happier, ...

Outcome Predictors in First-Episode Psychosis Depend on Disorder
Clinical Psychiatry News Digital Network
Among people who were later diagnosed with bipolar disorder and other nonschizophrenic syndromes, however, visuospatial functioning (spatial orientation, motion detection, and stimulus perception) was the only significant predictor of functional ...

Leniency urged in rape sentencing
ABC Online
He said Andrew was a lonely man who suffered from bipolar disorder and the offending was out of character. "This is a spontaneous attack and something that occurred very quickly," he said. "It is the product of a somewhat-disordered mind, ...

Reproductive stage progression linked to worsening bipolar disorder
News-Medical-Net
 
Results from a US study of women with bipolar disorder suggests that the illness may worsen with progression toward the later stages of reproductive life. Licensed from Medwire news with permission from Springer Healthcare Ltd. ©Springer Healthcare Ltd. All rights reserved. Neither of these parties endorse or recommend any commercial products, services, or equipment.

Journalist Jane Pauley tells her own story about bipolar disorder
Pioneer Press
 
"I have a story to tell that I would not have imagined -- but I have the clips to show it," says veteran broadcaster Jane Pauley.

Catherine Zeta Jones - Catherine Zeta-jones: 'health Crises Put Life Into Perspective'
Contactmusic  
Welsh actress Catherine Zeta-jones gained a new perspective on life after she sought treatment for bipolar disorder last year 11 - shes now less consumed with the publics opinion of her The Chicago star hit the headlines in April 2011 after she chec...

 



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Lanark Court arsonist sentenced
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