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  • Electric Car War Sends Lithium Prices Sky High

    02/23/2016 4:00:07 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 30 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 23-02-2016 | Page
    With lithium prices skyrocketing beyond wildest expectations, talk heating up about acquisitions and mergers in this space and a fast-brewing war among electric car rivals, it’s no wonder everyone’s bullish on this golden commodity that promises to become the ‘’new gasoline”. Moreover, land grabs, rising price predictions, and expectations of a major demand spike are leaping out of the shadows of a pending energy revolution and a new technology-driven resource era. For once, we have agreement across the board on a commodity: Demand for lithium will continue to rise throughout the year--and beyond--spurred by the rise of battery mega/gigafactories and...
  • Robert De Niro breaks down in tears as he discusses the plight of his bipolar illness

    02/05/2013 9:18:04 AM PST · by dennisw · 52 replies
    dailymail ^ | 5 February | By Daily Mail Reporter
    Robert De Niro wasn't acting when he broke down in sobs on Katie Couric's day time talk show Monday. The usually tough-guy actor was a guest on Katie to discuss the hit film Silver Linings Playbook with director David O. Russell and co-star Bradley Cooper. When asked about the film's premise - that of a bipolar character trying in vain to fit in - The Goodfellas actor began to cry. 'Did you feel a greater responsibility about doing a film that David had so much personally invested in?' the anchor asked, following up on a question asked of Russell. 'Of...
  • Michigan Supreme Court bans Detroit Judge Wade McCree Jr. from bench until 2021

    03/26/2014 5:05:26 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    M Live ^ | 3/26/14 | Gus Burns
    DETROIT, MI -- Wayne County Circuit Judge Wade H. McCree is barred from presiding over a courtroom until January of 2021. The Michigan Supreme Court enacted a recommendation that the judge, suspended without pay since Feb. 3, 2013, be suspended from holding a judgeship for six years from Jan. 1,2015, should he be re-elected in this year's election. The 57-year-old must also pay $11,645.17 in costs, according to the Supreme Court opinion issued Wednesday.
  • Mental Illness and Homicides - A federal agency tasked with mental-health treatment makes the...

    06/03/2013 12:58:39 PM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 3, 2013 | E. Fuller Torrey, M.D., and Sally Satel, M.D.
    A federal agency tasked with mental-health treatment makes the system worse.My son was only able to get treatment by killing his mother. This was the testimony of Joe Bruce at congressional hearings on May 22. In 2006, Will Bruce, then 24 and suffering from schizophrenia, killed his mother, Amy, with a hatchet. But an unbearable aspect of Amys death, Bruce told members, is that my own tax dollars helped make it possible. Bruce was referring to the federally funded Disability Rights Center of Maine, whose employees coached Will on how to get out of the psychiatric hospital and avoid being...
  • Five disorders from depression to autism share a genetic link, which could pave the way for new...

    02/28/2013 5:16:22 PM PST · by neverdem · 19 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 28 February 2013 | CLAIRE BATES
    Five disorders from depression to autism share a genetic link, which could pave the way for new treatments Autism, ADHD, bipolar disorder, depression and schizophrenia overlap at a genetic level Two gene markers common to all of the disorders govern the balance of calcium in brain cells New understanding could help develop treatments The five most common mental health and developmental disorders share a common genetic root, a study has found. Scientists found a link between autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder, depression and schizophrenia. The findings, from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, could revolutionise how doctors think...
  • Stress and the city: Urban decay - Scientists are testing the idea that the stress of modern city...

    10/13/2012 9:27:53 PM PDT · by neverdem · 29 replies
    NATURE NEWS ^ | 10 October 2012 | Alison Abbott
    Scientists are testing the idea that the stress of modern city life is a breeding ground for psychosis. In 1965, health authorities in Camberwell, a bustling quarter of London's southward sprawl, began an unusual tally. They started to keep case records for every person in the area who was diagnosed with schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder or any other psychiatric condition. Decades later, when psychiatrists looked... --snip-- Yet the results of his study, published last year in Nature (F. Lederbogen et al. Nature 474, 498501; 2011), clearly showed that people who grow up in cities process negative emotions such as stress...
  • A Call for Caution on Antipsychotic Drugs

    09/24/2012 10:12:40 PM PDT · by neverdem · 41 replies
    NY Times ^ | September 24, 2012 | RICHARD A. FRIEDMAN, M.D.
    You will never guess what the fifth and sixth best-selling prescription drugs are in the United States, so Ill just tell you: Abilify and Seroquel, two powerful antipsychotics. In 2011 alone, they and other antipsychotic drugs were prescribed to 3.1 million Americans at a cost of $18.2 billion, a 13 percent increase over the previous year, according to the market research firm IMS Health. Those drugs are used to treat such serious psychiatric disorders as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and severe major depression. But the rates of these disorders have been stable in the adult population for years. So how did...
  • EU: Sceptics abound as Mario Draghi's ECB bond 'bluff' electrifies global markets

    07/26/2012 11:33:38 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 5 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/26/2012 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    The European Central Bank has opened the door to emergency support for the Spanish and Italian bond markets, setting off a blistering rally on bourses across the world. Picking codewords instantly understood by traders, Mr Draghi said the violent spike in bond yields in recent days was hampering "the functioning of the monetary policy transmission channels" - the exact expression used to jusfify each of the ECB's previous market interventions. Yields on Spanish two-year debt plunged 72 basis points to 5.47pc in barely an hour, with comparable moves on Italian debt - easing the pressure before a string of debt...
  • There IS a link between genius and madness - but we don't know why we evolved this 'gift'

    06/04/2012 6:33:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 60 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 4, 2012 | Rob Waugh
    There IS a link between creative genius and madness - with both schizophrenia and bipolar disorder frequent in highly creative and intelligent people. The idea was investigated by a panel of scientists who had all suffered some form of mental disorder. Kay Redfield Jamison of John Hopkins school of Medicine, who suffers from bipolar disorder, said that intelligence tests on Swedish 16-year-olds had shown that highly intelligent children were most likely to go on to develop the disorder.
  • Bin Laden's Son Is Hospitalized After He Hears His Father's Voice [Omar Bin Laden]

    09/04/2010 1:23:31 AM PDT · by Cindy · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | JULY 9, 2010 | By LARA SETRAKIAN
    Note: Video included. "Bin Laden's Son Is Hospitalized After He Hears His Father's Voice Omar Bin Laden Is Treated for Schizophrenia, Wife Asks for Divorce" July 9, 2010 SNIPPET: ""It's true that he was put on medication but released himself early," said a spokesman for Zeina Al Sabah, Omar's wife. The spokesman confirmed that Omar had bipolar disorder and was on anti-depressants." SNIPPET: ""Omar loves and hates Osama at the same time," she said." SNIPPET: "Omar, 29, has denounced his father's terrorist tactics and ideology. But he still maintains an emotional bond..." SNIPPET: "Much of Osama Bin Laden's family, comprising...
  • Health Care And Bipolar Disorder

    12/03/2009 4:11:50 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 10 replies · 508+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 12/03/2009 | Mark Roberts
    Symptoms of bipolar disorder are severe, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). They are different from the normal ups and downs that everyone goes through from time to time. Bipolar disorder symptoms can result in damaged relationships, poor job or school performance, and even suicide. But bipolar disorder can be treated, and people with this illness can lead full and productive lives.
  • Bernie's funda-mental defense

    12/30/2008 12:30:10 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies · 437+ views
    Bernie's funda-mental defense Sunday, December 28th 2008, 4:34 AM If you thought Bernard Madoffs $50 billion investment scheme was audacious, get ready for his alibi. Lawyers for the accused scammer are exploring an insanity defense, we hear. Bernies family and his attorneys may argue that, somewhere along the line, he had a mental break, says a Madoff acquaintance. They may even say he has a multiple personality disorder. Madoffs grip on reality does show signs of slipping. The 70-year-old financier, now a prisoner of his East Side penthouse, wore a weird smile when he was photographed shortly after his Dec....
  • [NPR] Radio Host Has Drug Company Ties

    11/23/2008 11:39:07 PM PST · by CE2949BB · 8 replies · 659+ views
    The New York Times ^ | November 21, 2008 | Gardiner Harris
    An influential psychiatrist who was the host of the popular public radio program The Infinite Mind earned at least $1.3 million from 2000 to 2007 giving marketing lectures for drugmakers, income not mentioned on the program. The psychiatrist and radio host, Dr. Frederick K. Goodwin, is the latest in a series of doctors and researchers whose ties to drugmakers have been uncovered by Senator Charles E. Grassley, Republican of Iowa. Dr. Goodwin, a former director of the National Institute of Mental Health, is the first news media figure to be investigated. Dr. Goodwins weekly radio programs have often touched on...
  • The Bipolar Puzzle

    09/14/2008 8:57:03 PM PDT · by neverdem · 26 replies · 414+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 14, 2008 | JENNIFER EGAN
    When Claire, a pixie-faced 6-year-old in a school uniform, heard her older brother, James, enter the familys Manhattan apartment, she shut her bedroom door and began barricading it so swiftly and methodically that at first I didnt understand what she was doing. She slid a basket of toys in front of the closed door, then added a wagon and a stroller laden with dolls. She hugged a small stuffed Pegasus to her chest. Pega always protects me, she said softly. Pega, guard the door. James, then 10, had been given a diagnosis of bipolar disorder two years earlier. He was...
  • THE MARK LEVIN SHOW, Live Thread Thursday Jan. 24, 2008

    01/24/2008 2:29:17 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 487 replies · 122+ views
    Welcome to The Levin Lounge Step in and have a virtual FRink.Will we hear Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic! Call the show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Mind Over Manual

    09/13/2007 11:05:37 AM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies · 407+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 13, 2007 | SALLY SATEL
    EARLIER this summer, the American Psychiatric Association announced that a 27-member panel will update its official diagnostic handbook, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The fifth edition, which is scheduled to come out in 2012, is likely to add new mental illnesses and refine some existing ones. High on the agenda will be the controversial diagnosis of childhood bipolar disorder. Recent data show that office visits by children and adolescents treated for the condition jumped 40-fold from 1994 to 2003. We still dont know how much of this increase represents long-overdue care of mentally ill youth and how...
  • Bipolar Illness Soars as a Diagnosis for the Young

    09/04/2007 11:10:46 PM PDT · by neverdem · 58 replies · 894+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 4, 2007 | BENEDICT CAREY
    The number of American children and adolescents treated for bipolar disorder increased 40-fold from 1994 to 2003, researchers report today in the most comprehensive study of the controversial diagnosis. Experts say the number has almost certainly risen further since 2003. Many experts theorize that the jump reflects that doctors are more aggressively applying the diagnosis to children, and not that the incidence of the disorder has increased. But the magnitude of the increase surprises many psychiatrists. They say it is likely to intensify the debate over the validity of the diagnosis, which has shaken child psychiatry. Bipolar disorder is characterized...
  • Rapid rise in bipolar diagnoses among U.S. youth

    09/04/2007 7:31:07 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 225 replies · 2,446+ views
    Reuters ^ | 09/03/07
    The number of young Americans diagnosed with bipolar disorder has risen dramatically in recent years, according to a new study. This increase highlights the need for "reliability studies" to determine the accuracy of diagnoses of child and adolescent bipolar disorder, conclude the researchers in a report in the latest issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry. Bipolar disorder is a psychiatric illness that typically involves periods of mania (abnormally elevated mood) and depression. Dr. Mark Olfson, from Columbia University, New York and New York State Psychiatric Institute, and colleagues compared increases between 1994-1995 and 2002-2003 in office visits that culminated...
  • New Bipolar Disorder Treatments Tested

    09/02/2007 9:09:51 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies · 646+ views
    Forbes & AP ^ | September 02, 2007 | MALCOLM RITTER
    AP Science Writer Scientists are testing seasickness patches and other surprising options in a challenging search for new ways to treat the crushing depression and uncontrolled mania of bipolar disorder. Also called manic-depression, it's an illness that can rip careers and marriages apart and drive people to suicide. And it's so complex and mysterious that researchers haven't developed a medication specifically for it since lithium, more than half a century ago. Yet bipolar appears in various forms and severity in about 1 in every 25 American adults at some point in their lives, according to a major study published in...
  • SAVAGE NATION LIVE!! Monday, March 19, 2007

    03/19/2007 2:39:02 PM PDT · by Tarkus2040 · 207 replies · 2,766+ views
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