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FDA official testifies in schizophrenia drug case

...with the federal Food and Drug Administration testified that drug maker Eli Lilly & Co. downplayed the health risks of its schizophrenia drug Zyprexa to make more money. John Gueriguian appeared in Anchorage Superior Court on behalf of the state of Alaska...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030908/sta_255333249.shtml
Reading Foreign: Portugal/Pessoa

...weird. Plenty of writers have pseudonyms, pen names and alter egos, but Pessoa had heteronyms. A unique kind of literary schizophrenia, these were fully developed writerly identities with their own literary styles, political philosophies, religious attitudes...

http://juneauempire.com/blog-post/randi-spray/2015-02-20/reading-foreign-portuga
Musician shares life of recovery

When Mary Corbett put her baby in a campfire in 1980 outside of Anchorage, she was suffering from schizophrenia, exacerbated by post-partum depression and cocaine use. Her infant daughter was too young to jump or move away, so the baby...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091610/art_708448970.shtml
Arts
Experts: Man in stabbing case is OK to stand trial

...A Fairbanks judge heard testimony from two mental health experts who contend a man with a history of paranoid schizophrenia might be capable of aiding in his own defense. Brian Galbraith, 52, is accused of fatally stabbing a woman...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102809/sta_509936229.shtml
Appeals court keeps judge for homicide suspect

...State Court of Appeals will not replace a trial judge in the case of Brian Galbraith, a man with a history of paranoid schizophrenia who is accused of killing a mental health worker. Galbraith, 51, is accused of killing 32-year-old Genine Holznagel-Leary...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011909/sta_378990073.shtml
My Turn: The serious costs of maijuana

...coordination, reduced life satisfaction, cognitive impairment and increased risk of chronic psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia, in individuals who are predisposed to those disorders. The adverse effects are especially powerful when marijuana use...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-21/my-turn-serious-costs-maijuana
Opinion
A Bishop's Perspective: Legalizing marijuana is wrong for many reasons

...Northwestern University scientists found marijuana use causes brain abnormalities that resemble those found in people with schizophrenia. Further, the findings suggested youths are particularly at risk as their brains are at a critical developmental stage...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-12/legalizing-marijuana-wrong-many-reaso
Opinion
Motivated by racial hatred, man arrested for threatening black woman with baseball bat

...indicate the defendant's mother, who lives in Michigan, had requested to see if Libbrecht was eligible, saying he has schizophrenia and refuses to take his medicine. The appointed public defender for the city, Tom Wagner, did not have any comment...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-08/motivated-racial-hatred-man-arrested-th
Local
Man pleads guilty to threatening woman with bat

...treatment be a part of Libbrecht's probation conditions, a request the judge granted. Court documents indicate Libbrecht has schizophrenia and that in the past he has been found mentally incompetent and unable to face legal proceedings. He denied being mentally...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-15/man-pleads-guilty-threatening-woman-bat
Local
Schizophrenic hears demons, aliens, rap songs

...stars." Douglas-Martin suffers from schizophrenia. It is a constant struggle to distinguish...multiple links to information about schizophrenia. The links state it is a brain disease...said. "She is very healthy now. Her schizophrenia lasted four or five years, but after...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110810/loc_732965196.shtml
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