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DSM V
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DSM-5 Debate – Committee Backs off Some Changes, Re-Opens Comments

DSM-5 Debate: Committee Backs Off Some Changes, Re-Opens Comments

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Bipolar
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Research Explores the Positives of Bipolar Disorder

Yes, Virginia.  There are positives to living with Bipolar Disorder. A new study by Lancaster University has captured the views of people who report some highly-valued, positive experiences while living with the condition.  I can’t tell you how refreshing it is to read an article that, for once, actually calls …

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Abilify
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Pedaling Into the Wind – Abilify and Weakness

What are our Drs always telling us?  Exercise is essential for a healthier mind.  OK.  My husband and I both got a new bicycle this past weekend.  Cycling.  That’s got to be good for you. So, we set out yesterday for our first real ride.  All we wanted to do …

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Medication - Mental Illness
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Post Prozac Nation: The Science and History of Treating Depression

Lengthy but highly interesting article from the New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/22/magazine/the-science-and-history-of-treating-depression.html?_r=2&smid=tw-nytimes&seid=auto

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Uncategorized
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J.&J. Fined $1.2 Billion in Risperdal Drug Case

A judge in Arkansas ordered Johnson & Johnson and a subsidiary to pay more than $1.2 billion in fines on Wednesday, a day after a jury found that the companies had minimized or concealed the dangers associated with an antipsychotic drug. Risperdal. Read More here.  

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Bipolar
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The Paradoxes of Bipolar and Creativity

As a follow-up to my last post…this morning I found a wonderful article on Wired that discusses the paradoxes of Bipolar and creativity.  This article not only cites resources that claim ‘melancholy can sharpen cognition,’ it also speaks to mania being a prime motivator.  This, I believe, is a fair …

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Articles
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Does a bipolar state of mind encourage creative genius

“There’s a popular cliché that maybe craziness and creativity are allied, [that] if you’re schizophrenic, you’re more likely to be a genius inventor. That’s actually not the case. Schizophrenia, there’s no correlation with creativity. Instead, it’s really about depression and particularly bipolar depression. The leading hypothesis grows out of research …

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Terminated Employee with Bipolar Disorder Awarded $315,000 in ADA Case

http://www.jdsupra.com/post/documentViewer.aspx?fid=dff1b455-3ee5-4880-a2f2-11a95909b932 Employers must be mindful that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to a wide range of both physical and mental conditions, as a March 29 decision from a Washington federal court makes clear. The case is one of the first disability discrimination lawsuits taken to trial concerning bipolar …

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Uncategorized
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AstraZeneca wins bipolar disorder drug patent case for Seroquel XR

Read more: http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Health/20120330/astrazeneca-patent-case-bipolar-120330/#ixzz1qcW5cmbb AstraZeneca PLC says it has won a judgment in a U.S. court protecting its patent on the extended release version of Seroquel, its blockbuster drug for treating bipolar disorder. AstraZeneca said Friday that U.S. District Court in New Jersey upheld the formulation patent for Seroquel XR, which …

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