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NEWSWEEK: Media Lead Sheet/May 26, 2008 Issue (on newsstands Monday, May 19, 2008)
Date:5/18/2008

COVER: "Growing Up Bipolar" (p. 32). General Editor Mary Carmichael reports that at least 800,000 children in the U.S. have been diagnosed as bipolar, no doubt some of them wrongly. There are many drugs to treat the condition, but it's unclear how they work, and, often, they don't work at all. There are no studies on their long-term effects in children. Yet untreated bipolar disorder can be disastrous; 10 percent of sufferers commit suicide. Parents must choose between two options: treat their children and risk a bad outcome, or don't treat and risk a worse one. Carmichael reports on the dilemma by telling the wrenching story of one family, Amy and Richie Blake and their 10-year-old son Max, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder when he was two years old.
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CHINA: "China's Tears" (p. 20.) Special Correspondent Mary Hennock and Beijing Bureau Chief Melinda Liu report from China on the recovery efforts from the earthquake that may have killed as many as 50,000 people. Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao has toured the disaster zone and TV newscasts showed him wielding a bullhorn and begging exhausted rescue teams not give up. China took a beating for its ham-handed response to the Tibetan riots in March. But this crisis is different. For one thing, it's exactly the kind of problem at which the Beijing leadership excels: a test of mass mobilization and logistics.

http://www.newsweek.com/id/137519

JUSTICE: "Gitmo Grievances" (p. 24). Deputy Washington Bureau Chief Dan Ephron reports on several military prosecutors who have left their posts at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base because they believe the tribunal process there is deeply flawe
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