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November 16, 2012

Lark Voorhies, Bipolar Disorder: 'Saved By The Bell' Actress Denies Mental ...
Huffington Post
Voorhies' mother, Tricia, told People magazine that her daughter was battling bipolar disorder, explaining, "There are things that have traumatized her. I care deeply about my daughter and I want her to resume her life." The 64-year-old lives with Lark ...

Carrie Fisher honored for sharing struggles with bipolar disorder
Examiner.com
Former "Star Wars" actress Carrie Fisher was honored for her candor in dealing with her bipolar disorder, as well as for how she has raised awareness about the condition. On Friday evening, Fisher received the Utah Film Center's Kim Peek Award for ...

Pregnant Women With Bipolar Disorder May Have Higher Risk of Premature Birth
U.S. News & World Report
FRIDAY, Nov. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Women with treated and untreated bipolar disorder are more likely to give birth prematurely -- before 37 weeks -- and have other pregnancy and birth complications, according to a new study. The study was published ...

Bipolar Dx in Mom Makes Pregnancy Risky
MedPage Today
Women with bipolar disorder had a significantly increased risk of adverse outcomes in pregnancy, regardless of whether the psychiatric condition was treated, investigators reported. Bipolar was associated with almost a twofold increase in the frequency ...

Bipolar Disorder For Dummies, New Edition
PsychCentral.com (blog)
In developing the new edition, we tried to focus chapters on specific issues that people with bipolar disorder and their loved ones often have to deal with, such as a reluctance to take medications, and specific skill sets that anyone who is living ...

5 Persistent Myths About Bipolar Disorder
PsychCentral.com (blog)
Fast was diagnosed with rapid-cycling bipolar disorder II at 31 years old in 1995, a time when very little was discussed regarding the diagnosis. Fortunately, knowledge and media coverage of bipolar disorder have improved dramatically over the years.

Treatment Issues for Bipolar Disorder in Women
Psychiatric Times
Treating women with bipolar disorder (BD) requires some special considerations, explained Laura Miller, MD, during her presentation at the 2012 US Psychiatric & Mental Health Congress in San Diego. Miller reviewed treatment issues across the lifespan ...

Judge in court to face charges hours after re-election
Chicago Tribune
Her attorney, James Montgomery Sr., said Brim has bipolar disorder and was in the midst of a manic episode when she shoved a deputy with both hands and threw a pair of keys at another in March. "At that point she is absolutely psychotic in the sense of ...



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