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23 HOURS AGO - Washington Times

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Jailed, some mentally ill inmates land in lockdown

Day or night, the lights inside cell 135C of central New Mexico's Valencia County Detention Center were always on. Locked inside, alone, for months, Jan Green - a 52-year-old computer technician with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder - rocked on a bench for hours, confiding in an imaginary companion. ...

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SEP 18, 2014 - Huffington Post

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What Bipolar Disorder Really Feels Like

About 2.6 percent of American adults -- nearly 6 million people -- have bipolar disorder, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). But the disease, characterized by significant and severe mood changes, is still dangerously misunderstood. Bipolar disorder is vastly different from the normal ups and downs of everyday life, but many have co-opted the term to refer ...

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SEP 17, 2014 - Huffington Post

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The Original 7-Up Was A Mind-Altering Substance

Coca-Cola isn’t the only soda that started as a pharmaceutical elixir. 7-Up, the 85-year-old citrus soft drink, once went by the less-catchy name “Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda” -- and it was packed with mood-enhancing lithium. Lithium, a salt found in groundwater, has long been used to treat bipolar disorder and depression. An essay by psychiatrist and Cornell University professor Anna ...

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SEP 16, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Weight loss on antipsychotics is possible: study

By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The drugs people take to help ease serious mental illnesses often contribute to weight and blood sugar problems - but researchers say a lifestyle intervention can be helpful on both fronts. The so-called “antipsychotic drugs” that patients take to control their symptoms tend to stimulate hunger and thirst and cause metabolic changes. ...

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SEP 12, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Autopsy Says Ex-Marine Jerome Murdough Died In Rikers Island Cell From Heat And Meds

NEW YORK (AP) — The death of a mentally ill, homeless former Marine in a 101-degree New York City jail cell was caused by hyperthermia due to environmental exposure to heat, according to a spokeswoman for the medical examiner, who ruled the February death an accident on Friday. Antipsychotic medication therapy for treatment of schizoaffective disorder contributed to the death ...

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