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May 17, 2013

Colo. governor asked to spare life of inmate convicted of killing 4 at pizza ...
DENVER
Lawyers for a man convicted of the 1993 ambush slayings of four people say he had undiagnosed bipolar disorder at the time and shouldn't be executed. Nathan Dunlap's attorneys formally asked Gov. John Hickenlooper for clemency on Monday ...

With schizoaffective disorder, he cycled in and out of hospitals and jail
DailyPress
Tully had struggled with mental illness since age 11, when he was first diagnosed with severe depression. He was later diagnosed with bipolar disorder and finally schizoaffective disorder. "He suffered terribly from his mental illness, but he had a ...

Understanding bipolar
wwlp.com
Treatment usually consists of a medication, such as a mood stabilizer, psychotherapy for the person with Bipolar Disorder, and family therapy to education and provide support to the family. Once the optimal treatment combination is found, the person ...

Chuck E. Cheese killer should not be executed because he had undiagnosed ...
Daily News
Dunlap's legal team argues that the death row inmate "committed his terrible crime" while he was suffering from bipolar disorder. The prison system began treating Dunlap for the disorder seven years ago, and three people on the jury that convicted him ...

Pa. man gets 25 to 50 years in murder of parents
chron.com
Defense attorney Chris Patarini said his client was diagnosed in 1994 with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia and the slayings occurred when he was not taking his medication. A half-dozen family members wept throughout the hearing. Yeckel also cried ...

Bipolar Writer Comments on Debate Over ĎCrisis in Psychiatry
Scientific American
My affliction, manic-depression, comes in many flavors: Cyclothymia, Bipolar I and II, with further codes about the relative severity of the diagnosis. Usually, my doctor officially codes me 296.80, Bipolar Disorder Not Otherwise Specified. I've always ...

New trust to treat bipolar
Sun Live
The family of a young Tauranga man who took his life due to bipolar disorder are establishing a new trust and treatment centre for people with mental illness. Matt Skellern Bipolar Trust trustees Graham Skellern, Janet Peters, Peter Tinholt, Brett ...

Bipolar Disorder
ABC news
Anne Therese Naylor talks about her experience of living with bipolar disorder. Her book 'Art From Adversity: a life with bipolar' is part memoir, part practical advice for people who know someone with bipolar. Honest, funny and challenging, she offers ...

Why Psychiatry's Seismic Shift Will Happen Slowly
Forbes
No longer, he wrote, would the NIMH rely on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the collection of symptoms used by psychiatrists to diagnose depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and other ailments, as its Ďgold standard ..

Trudeau speaks about personal struggles with bipolar disorder to packed ...
LakeShoreAdvance
After living for years in the international spotlight with a bipolar disorder as the wife of Canada's most popular prime minister, Margaret Trudeau is a protective mom and grandmother as she watches attack ads by the Conservative Party aimed at her son ...

Bipolar disorder, depression the focus of innovative research - Vancouver Sun
Vancouversun
Dr. Erin Michalak, a psychologist and associate professor in the UBC's department of psychiatry, has been studying bipolar disorder for over a decade and is involved in a one-of-a-kind research program that is hoping to discover how people with this ...

Bipolar confusion worries medical experts
The Australian
Writing in one of a series of papers published by The Lancet on Friday, Prof Malhi says the new DSM-5 diagnostic guidelines to be introduced in May will further obscure the boundary between major depression and bipolar disorder. Digital Pass $1 for ...

How Will the Affordable Care Act Affect Me?
PsychCentral.com (blog)
I am still mystified by the new health care law and how it will affect me and the treatment of my bipolar disorder. I have read into it, not enough to make me an expert, but enough that an English BA graduate would be able to understand what's going on.

Scientists Close to Identification of Mechanisms that Lead to Bipolar Disorder
Top News
Scientists Close to Identification of Mechanisms that Lead to Bipolar Disorder Also known as manic-depressive illness, bipolar disorder is a condition in which the sufferers go from very high to very low mood frequently. The people suffering from the ...

Community leaders gather in Helena to battle state's suicide epidemic
helenair.com
Serious mental illnesses include major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and borderline personality disorder. An estimated 10 percent of adults with bipolar ...

 

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Lithium Carbonate May Decrease Suicidal or Aggressive Behaviors in Bipolar Disorders
psychiatryadvisor
Reports of drug-related adverse suicidal and behavioral events among patients with bipolar disorders (N=3521) were evaluated for potential risk ...

Kidney function in patients with bipolar disorder with and without lithium treatment - MDLinx
mdlinx
MDLinx original journal summary on Bipolar Disorder, Psychiatry. ... with bipolar and schizoaffective disorders is accelerated by lithium.

Auburn man accused of leaving voicemail threatening Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan
seattletimes
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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