August 14, 2012 |
CHICAGO - U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., a Chicago Democrat who took a hushed medical leave two months ago, is being treated for bipolar disorder, the Mayo Clinic announced Monday. The Rochester, Minn., clinic specified his condition as Bipolar II, which is defined as periodic episodes of depression and hypomania, a less serious form of mania. "Congressman Jackson is responding well to the treatment and regaining his strength," the clinic said in a statement. Bipolar II is a treatable condition that affects parts of the brain controlling emotion, thought, and drive and is likely caused "by a complex set of genetic and environmental factors," the clinic said.
August 28, 2003 |
Jerry Chambers, charged with murder in the beating, suffocation and starvation of 3-year-old Porchia Bennett, said in court yesterday that he suffers from bipolar disorder, a mental illness his attorney could later use as part of the defense. "Obviously, that will have some impact on which way we're going to go," defense lawyer Charles P. Mirarchi 3d told reporters. "He maintains his innocence at this point. " At yesterday's brief scheduling hearing, Assistant District Attorney Richard Sax told the judge he needed two days in which to present evidence at a preliminary hearing for Chambers and his girlfriend, Candice Geiger, who is Porchia's aunt and took care of the child and her three older sisters for nearly a year.
January 2, 2013 |
Manic depression is touching my soul. - Jimi Hendrix It is a peculiarity of the modern American temperament that spiritual and mental health, no less than shoe styles or skirt lengths, are subject to fashions and fads. So it seems with bipolar mood disorder, which lately appears to pervade popular culture. Catherine Zeta-Jones, Demi Lovato, and Russell Brand have spoken out about their struggle with the illness. Michael Angelakos, lead singer of indie rockers Passion Pit, stunned the music press last summer when he came out as bipolar, while Sinead O'Connor canceled her tour last spring, citing the illness.
November 26, 2006 |
When fabric artist Carolyn Lee Vehslage began creating computer collages, she intended them to represent her frustrations with computers and as a study of technology's impact on all of us. But the more she worked on them, the more the former computer network engineer began to understand that they represented "more than a discussion of technology and how it complicates our lives. " "I finally realized they resonated so much with me because they reflected my bipolar disorder, which I've had all my life.
February 28, 1997 |
A 33-year-old woman who pleaded guilty to stealing $54,733 while serving as treasurer of a Radnor elementary school's parent-teacher organization has been sentenced in Delaware County Court to five consecutive weekends in prison and ordered to pay full restitution. Judge Frank T. Hazel's sentencing of Elaine D. Sauerteig of Malvern came more than six months after her arrest Aug. 2 on charges of pilfering money from Ithan Elementary School's events fund from August 1995 to June 1996.
May 25, 2013 |
The state education commissioner has overruled the decision to fire Haddon Township schools' athletic director, who was captured on camera putting dog feces on his ex-wife's car last May. Alan Carr's conduct was "grossly improper," but removing him from his tenured position was "an unduly harsh penalty," state Education Commissioner Christopher Cerf found in a decision dated May 15. To impress upon Carr "the seriousness of his errors in...
June 1, 2005 |
Before his fifth birthday, Jeri Turrin's happy, playful son turned frustrated, disruptive - full of mad energy. He'd race from one end of the house to the other, jumping off the banister because he thought he could fly. His mother feared his horrible rages. "He would punch me so hard I would throw up," the Columbus, N.J., woman said. A doctor thought that Bradley had attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, but the Ritalin he prescribed made the boy hallucinate. At 6, Bradley drew his own gravestone and wrote, "I want to die. " Jeri Turrin learned that her son had a mental illness doctors once thought kids couldn't have: bipolar disorder.
December 12, 2012
Lansdale Police are looking for a disabled military veteran who has been missing since Nov. 30. Family members say Timothy Baker, 52, of West Main Street in Lansdale, suffers from depression and bipolar disorder. He is on medication, but it was found at his home. Baker is about 5-feet-11 inches and weighs 275 pounds. He is an African American with brown hair and eyes, and a scar on the back of his neck. He drives a black Chrysler 300 with the Pennsylvania license plate of HZL-1175, police said.
July 10, 2012 |
DEAR ABBY: I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder many years ago. I started a combined therapy about a year ago — individual and a dialectical behavioral therapy group. Everything has been going great, and I have learned a lot about myself. The problem is, I have become very attracted to my therapist and, as a result, I feel it is interfering with my treatment. Lately, my only interest in going to group or therapy is to see him and be in his presence. I also find myself canceling group if I know he won't be there.
September 5, 1997 |
"Everybody deserves a place of his own, where he's wanted. And that sure includes Michael," his foster mother says. "Some of his problems are different," she continues, "but the satisfaction of knowing he's being cared for and loved makes it worth the extra effort. " Michael, 13, was a premature baby and weighed only 3 pounds at birth. His social worker says neglect and abuse in his background could be a factor in his disabilities. He is not verbal, and has cerebral palsy, a nonprogressive muscle condition.