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Jane Pauley Reveals Bipolar Disorder
Local6.com ^ | 8/19/04 | AP Wire

Posted on 08/19/2004 2:45:37 PM PDT by Callahan

Former NBC network news magazine anchor Jane Pauley reveals she's bipolar in her autobiography.

Jane Pauley

Pauley writes in "Skywriting: A Life Out of the Blue," coming out Tuesday, that she takes lithium to control her mood swings.

She said the problem started in 2001 when she came down with a bad case of hives. She took steroids and had a rare reaction that set off the bipolar disorder.

Pauley said she spent nearly three weeks in the hospital under an assumed name.

Excerpts of "Skywriting" have been published in People magazine.

Pauley, 53, begins hosting her new syndicated talk show, "The Jane Pauley Show," later this month.


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This goes half way towards explaining Doonesbury's steady decline.
1 posted on 08/19/2004 2:45:37 PM PDT by Callahan
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To: Callahan

Is there anybody in the media business who doesn't have some kind of mental health issue?


2 posted on 08/19/2004 2:47:07 PM PDT by Callahan
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To: Callahan
Jane Pauley Reveals Sin Problem

/sarcasm^

3 posted on 08/19/2004 2:47:48 PM PDT by maestro
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To: Callahan

I've always felt a special bond towards Mrs. Pauley, this explains much.


4 posted on 08/19/2004 2:47:54 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Yes I backed over the vampire, but I swear I didn't see it in my rearview mirror.)
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To: BipolarBob

Why doesn't Gary Trudeau write this into one of his oh-so-clever story lines? Boopsy goes nuts!


5 posted on 08/19/2004 2:49:35 PM PDT by Callahan
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To: Callahan

This really fails to surprise me. Most of the output of the alphabet network's "journalism" departments is obviously the result of one sort of drug or another.


6 posted on 08/19/2004 2:49:41 PM PDT by asgardshill (The Republican's best weapon lies midway between John Kerry's nose and lower chin.)
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To: Callahan

Steroids can do this? Like a prednisone pack?


7 posted on 08/19/2004 2:49:41 PM PDT by mingusthecat (Mingus has again opined. Like any cat, she doesn't really care what YOU think.)
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To: Callahan
Far too much information.

Why should we be knowing her medical history?

8 posted on 08/19/2004 2:50:33 PM PDT by OldFriend (WAR IS THE REMEDY OUR ENEMIES HAVE CHOSEN)
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To: asgardshill

I wonder if she shares her stash with Brokaw.


9 posted on 08/19/2004 2:50:34 PM PDT by Callahan
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To: OldFriend

Hives, eh? Or something more sinister? Maybe she made out with Clinton?


10 posted on 08/19/2004 2:52:09 PM PDT by Callahan
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To: Callahan

I think Brokejaw's problem is organic, not chemical.


11 posted on 08/19/2004 2:53:08 PM PDT by asgardshill (The Republican's best weapon lies midway between John Kerry's nose and lower chin.)
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To: BipolarBob

Calling Patty Duke.


12 posted on 08/19/2004 2:54:06 PM PDT by Callahan
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To: Callahan

I think as the media bloc is cracked over the next years we will find a lot of surprising things out about our worshipped celebs.


13 posted on 08/19/2004 2:54:24 PM PDT by what's up
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To: OldFriend

I can just see the promotions department: "OK, Jane, your show is debuting. So, what's wrong with you?"


14 posted on 08/19/2004 2:55:03 PM PDT by AmishDude (Donate to AmishDude Enterprises: Embezzlement for a better tomorrow!)
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To: OldFriend
Far too much information.

At least it didn't involve cameras and bodily orifices like Katie Couric's way too public exam.

15 posted on 08/19/2004 2:55:54 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (cong rec 27.3.86 jk speech doubleplusungood malreported cambodia rectify)
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To: mingusthecat

Jane Pauley is just another wealthy victim of American medicine. If she had taken safe and effective quercetin for her hives she would have avoided the steroid side effects.


16 posted on 08/19/2004 3:12:00 PM PDT by doug9732
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To: charles giteau

Interesting handle you have there. Exactly what grudge DO you hold against former President William McKinley?


18 posted on 08/19/2004 3:31:22 PM PDT by asgardshill (The Republican's best weapon lies midway between John Kerry's nose and lower chin.)
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"Is there anybody in the media business who doesn't have some kind of mental health issue?"

Good question.

I'm beginning to believe that it is a requirement to be mentally unbalanced to be in the media business and the entertainment world.
19 posted on 08/19/2004 3:33:32 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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... bipolar disorder...

No! Yes! No! Yes!

20 posted on 08/19/2004 3:41:34 PM PDT by FreedomFarmer (No, this is Shineola.)
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To: Callahan

The real problem may be a rsult of having to live with with Trudeau for lo those many years.

ps. troll alert on aisle 17


21 posted on 08/19/2004 3:42:23 PM PDT by hotshu (I love the smell of donkey fryin' in the mornin')
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To: Callahan

"Jane, you've got to have a shtick for your new show!"


22 posted on 08/19/2004 3:44:22 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything!")
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To: Callahan
She said the problem started in 2001 when she came down with a bad case of hives. She took steroids and had a rare reaction that set off the bipolar disorder.

I mean no disrespect, but HUH?

23 posted on 08/19/2004 3:48:22 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: Revolting cat!

Too bad that darn Oprah took the "serving on jury duty" thing out of play.


24 posted on 08/19/2004 3:51:48 PM PDT by hotshu (I love the smell of donkey fryin' in the mornin')
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To: Callahan

Then what's Qatie's excuse?


25 posted on 08/19/2004 3:52:16 PM PDT by mhking (Why is every city in Iraq a "Holy City?")
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To: Callahan
Pauley said she spent nearly three weeks in the hospital under an assumed name.

Katie Couric?

26 posted on 08/19/2004 3:53:26 PM PDT by vikingchick
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To: asgardshill; charles giteau
Interesting handle you have there. Exactly what grudge DO you hold against former President William McKinley?

I have been depressed for two days...don't ask. But, your post made me laugh out loud. Thank you, thank you, thank you; I can get back on with my life now! Hold the lithium!
27 posted on 08/19/2004 3:56:38 PM PDT by hummingbird ("If it wasn't for the insomnia, I could have gotten some sleep!")
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To: Callahan

I guess hearing "Jane, you ignorant slut!" every day finally got to her!


28 posted on 08/19/2004 3:59:03 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything!")
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To: hummingbird
They laughed at my posts, they laughed at my opinions, they laughed at my love life ...

They like to laugh a lot, don't they? :)

29 posted on 08/19/2004 5:04:25 PM PDT by asgardshill (The Republican's best weapon lies midway between John Kerry's nose and lower chin.)
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To: Callahan

What ever it takes to sell her new show.


30 posted on 08/19/2004 5:14:20 PM PDT by zlala
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To: Callahan

Thats nothing, Katie Couric has been mentally retarded her whole life.


31 posted on 08/19/2004 5:17:47 PM PDT by Dr Snide (vis pacem, para bellum - Prepare for war if you want peace)
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To: Callahan
Just one question: Can you trust someone to report the news truthfully while they're on drugs?

Just say no.

32 posted on 08/19/2004 5:18:44 PM PDT by DoctorMichael (The Fourth Estate is a Fifth Column!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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Is there anybody in the media business who doesn't have some kind of mental health issue?

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Provides a great excuse to land a profitable book deal describing "How I Overcame (fill in the blank) Disorder".

33 posted on 08/19/2004 5:18:52 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: asgardshill

It just sounded so funny...laugh and the world laughs with you, cry and they point & stare!


34 posted on 08/19/2004 5:20:16 PM PDT by hummingbird ("If it wasn't for the insomnia, I could have gotten some sleep!")
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To: asgardshill; charles giteau; William McKinley
Exactly what grudge DO you hold against former President William McKinley?

Well, almost.

Charles Guiteau shot James Garfield; Leon Czolgosz, William McKinley.

35 posted on 08/19/2004 5:21:41 PM PDT by dighton
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To: dighton
Charles Guiteau shot James Garfield; Leon Czolgosz, William McKinley.

OK, YOU try making a joke out of the name "Czolgosz" next time, Mister Smarty Pants!

36 posted on 08/19/2004 5:24:55 PM PDT by asgardshill (The Republican's best weapon lies midway between John Kerry's nose and lower chin.)
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To: Callahan

Being married to Trudeau explains the decline of his wife. He is the one that should be on lithium.


37 posted on 08/19/2004 5:27:02 PM PDT by hgro
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Is there anybody in the media business who doesn't have some kind of mental health issue?

Are you kidding? Mental illness seems to have become some type of badge of honor these days. I've never seen so many people acting proud of their latest diagnosis and the number of meds they take. Hey, I've got more emotional problems than you, nyah nyah nyah!

38 posted on 08/19/2004 5:29:53 PM PDT by mountaineer
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She said the problem started in 2001 when she came down with a bad case of hives. She took steroids and had a rare reaction that set off the bipolar disorder.

My instincts tell me the above line is a lie.

I'll bet she's been mentally ill for years but finally had an episode that was so obvious that it couldn't be explained away.

And they think I'm going to take the opinions of a mentally ill person seriously?

Uh, her perception of reality is, uh, not accurate. And uh, her opinions about things are, uh, opinions out of a mind that is not well.

39 posted on 08/19/2004 7:03:06 PM PDT by Lester Moore (Every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord of All)
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To: Revolting cat!
Love it! Ahh, back when SNL was alright.
40 posted on 08/19/2004 7:09:16 PM PDT by Soylent Democrats (President George W. Bush in 2004)
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To: BipolarBob

You are too funny!


41 posted on 08/19/2004 7:11:12 PM PDT by ladyinred (What if the hokey pokey IS what it's all about?)
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To: Callahan
Jane Pauley Reveals Bipolar Disorder

So when will Doonesbury go "inside Pauley's brain"...
(as Trudeau did with Reagan...back in the 1980s).
42 posted on 08/19/2004 7:11:26 PM PDT by VOA
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To: dighton

I've always heard that Charles J. Guiteau was "a disgruntled office-seeker." Can you imagine where the country would be today if he'd been just a little bit more gruntled? I mean, you take a fellow's gruntlitude away from him, and what's left except political assassination?


43 posted on 08/19/2004 7:16:29 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: doug9732

What is quercetin? I have taken predinesone several times for severe reactions to poison ivy. Will p. do that?


44 posted on 08/19/2004 7:21:58 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: charles giteau

Buzz off charlie!


45 posted on 08/19/2004 7:24:30 PM PDT by Ditter
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"What is quercetin?"

A natural non-toxic anti-histamine and anti-oxidant. It's great for all sorts of allergies and asthma. Found naturally in onions, brocolli, and apples. Available over-the-counter in any vitamin store.

The average American doctor prescribes what is pushed by the drug companies, not what is safest and most effective.


46 posted on 08/19/2004 7:28:35 PM PDT by doug9732
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To: doug9732

I'll check it out.


47 posted on 08/19/2004 7:33:26 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Lester Moore
She said the problem started in 2001 when she came down with a bad case of hives. She took steroids and had a rare reaction that set off the bipolar disorder.

I took prednisone for 7 years due to ulcerative colitis. I have never ever heard of this side effect. I also have a brother who is bi polar, and I have never heard of steroids triggering this. I did read an article once that stated that cocaine and/or serious emotional trauma (death of a loved one) could trigger bipolar disorder in a person who was already predisposed to getting it.

I hope a doctor responds to this. I'd like to know for sure, one way or another.

48 posted on 08/19/2004 7:36:40 PM PDT by TX Bluebonnet
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Why should we be knowing her medical history?

Really, who cares? Unless she did something for which apologoes or explanations are in order, why would we want or need to know this?

49 posted on 08/19/2004 7:42:25 PM PDT by T Minus Four (Hailing from The Holy City of Hill Air Force Base)
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To: Callahan

I'm becoming way to cynical in my old age. When I see this type of headline I now think, "what's she selling?". Sure enough, she's flogging a biography. This story will also get her on Oprah and all the other sob sister talk shows to generate more buzz. I must admit, it's a nice safe admission - not like some sort of scandal like; the night I lost my virginity or Gary's kinky sexual demands. When she was on the Today Show, I always thought she was bright and cute but when I learned that she married Trudeau, I lost a lot of respect for her intelligence.


50 posted on 08/19/2004 7:45:19 PM PDT by finnigan2
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