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June 29, 2012

Vanderbilt professor depicts son's bipolar disorder
The Tennessean
Charlotte Pierce-Baker's newest book, 'This Fragile Life: A Mother's Story of a Bipolar Son,' is a moving and ultimately hopeful account of a family's struggle.

Medication treatment for bipolar disorder during pregnancy and ...
Bipolar disorder presents many challenges for women who want to have children, writes William R. Marchand, MD in his new book Depression and Bipolar D...

Alternative Approaches to Treatment of Depression and Bipolar ...
In a recently published book Depression and Bipolar Disorder: Your Guide to Recovery, author William R. Merchand, MD discusses the biological and psyc...


Prayer and Social Support Key to Recovery from Depression and ...
More religious involvement and prayer may be related to less depressions and less hopelessness in depression treatment, argues new book. The following...

Over-the-Counter Meds Studied as Add-On Treatments
“The study is interesting because we're looking at a commonly available medication that might help bipolar disorder. There's a growing body of literature that ...


Veteran participants needed for VA schizophrenia study
Ultimate Bellaire
According to a hospital news release, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are chronic psychiatric diseases associated with considerable lifelong disability.

Bellevue family's battle with bipolar disease leads to 'Perfect Chaos ...
Bellevue Reporter
Her family had no idea – until she was hospitalized in college – that she was living with bipolar disorder, a condition that would catapult the Johnsons into a ...

Living With Bipolar: Emoticons Flowchart (blog)
It's tough living with Bipolar Disorder. My moods fluctuate rapidly at times (I am not complaining, just explaining), but I am not alone and neither are you.


Alexza jumps after filing new Adasuve application
Adasuve is an inhaled drug designed to treat acute agitation caused by schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. In May the Food and Drug Administration told Alexza it ...

Why Some People Still Consider Bipolar Disorder to Be ...
Hive Health Media (blog)
Catherine Zeta-Jones: Bipolar II / Interview with People Embarrassment Keeps People From Being Diagnosed Mental Illness as a whole is an incredibly.

Alexza rockets 30% on FDA update
... to have the product, which is an inhaled formulation of the drug loxapine, approved to treat agitation associated with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. In May ...

Gillian Wright thrilled by fan response
The List
'EastEnders' actress Gillian Wright says the response to her character's bipolar disorder is a "huge compliment". The 52-year-old actress has played sufferer ...


C.J.: No more stigma, Pauley says. Bipolar's hard enough
Minneapolis Star Tribune
We don't want to give the impression that bipolar is one way. Cruella De Vil. The thing about mental illness is it is a disease with behavioral and emotional ...

Brindisi school bomber suffers bipolar disorder, expert
Agenzia Giornalistica Italia
(AGI) Rome - A criminologist said the self-confessed Brindisi school bomber suffers from a serious disorder or a bipolar disorder. 'The profile is tha...

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Bipolar disorder — sometimes called manic-depressive disorder — is associated with mood swings that range from the lows of depression to the highs of mania.

Stay Focused With HIV Meds
Research now shows that people with bipolar disorder are more likely to say they are taking their HIV medications when they are not actually doing so.

CJ: This Pauley girl not always a saint
Minneapolis Star Tribune
The word is hurtful and not helpful, said Pauley, who wrote about her career as an NBC broadcaster and her bipolar disorder in her best-selling memoir, ...

Bipolar — It's about chemistry
Foster's Daily Democrat
Bipolar Disorder was, and still is in some circumstances, called Manic-Depressive disorder. It is also a long-term illness that will require proper management for ...

Audio-Digest Foundation releases free written summaries via ...
PR Web (press release)
Audio-Digest Foundation releases free written summaries via Amazon Kindle. Subjects include HIV/AIDS, Epilepsy and Pregnancy, Bipolar Disorders, Hepatitis ...

New Memoir Speaks to the Power of Love
Albany Times Union
Wrestling with the realities of bipolar disorder, Buckler and his wife tackle major obstacles and, in the end, find that their love has been strengthen. An excerpt ...

Missing oil tycoon Guma Aguiar was spiraling out of control before ...
CBS News
Life seemed to be turning around this year, according to friends. Aguiar was seeking treatment for bipolar disorder and was spending more time with his family, ...


Behind the Cover Story: Jeneen Interlandi on Dealing With Her ...
New York Times (blog)
Jeneen Interlandi, who wrote this week's cover story about hospitalizing her father because of his struggle with bipolar disorder, is a science and health reporter ...


Stress causing mood disorders
The results provide new insight into the mechanisms behind depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder, and could offer researchers a novel target for drugs to ...

Star of "Vertigo," Kim Novak, Announces Bipolar Disorder
About - News & Issues
Actress Kim Novak revealed in 2012 that bipolar disorder was a big factor in the derailment of her career in the 1960s.

Audio-Digest Foundation releases free written summaries via ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Subjects include HIV/AIDS, Epilepsy and Pregnancy, Bipolar Disorders, Hepatitis C and Lymphoma Audio-Digest Foundation, the largest independent publisher ...

People with bipolar disorder may wait 13 years for diagnosis
The Guardian
People with bipolar disorder wait for an average of 13.2 years before they are diagnosed, and often spend years receiving treatment for other conditions, ...

Medical Comorbidity Affects Disease Course in Bipolar Disorder
Family Practice News Digital Network
PHOENIX – The burden of comorbid medical illness is high, and is linked to increased prescribing of psychotropic drugs, in patients with bipolar I and II disorder, ...

Stress-Induced Depression Confirmed in Breakthrough That May ...
Medical Daily
Chronic stress blocks a gene that protects the brain from mood disorders, according to a ... into the mechanisms behind depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder.

New support for the anxious
St George and Sutherland Shire Leader
Bipolar disorder — formally known as manic depression — is a type of psychosis in which a person experiences alternating episodes of mania and depression.

Guma Aguiar, oil tycoon, was discovered missing after his boat ...
CBS News
Friends said the multimillionaire suffered from severe bipolar disorder and seemed troubled and confused before his disappearance Read more by Crimesider ...


Epic challenge highlights mental health condition
John O'Groat Journal
A TEAM of cyclists finished on a high after completing the Land's End to John O'Groats challenge to raise money for bipolar disorder. The illness is characterised ...


NAMI breaking barriers with books
The Union of Grass Valley
The book, by Dr. Demitri Papolos, helps children (such as co-donors Brooke and Kendall Miller, pictured) understand what childhood bipolar disorder is like on ...

LHIN comes clean on ECT mess
Windsor Star
The case of a local man with bipolar disorder who waited months for ECT thrust the hospital, the LHIN and Ministry of Health into the spotlight in April and ...



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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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