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Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 03/ 6/2010

Psychiatrist: Bedell suffered from mental illness

By Washington Post Editors

Bedell was diagnosed as bipolar, or manic depressive, and had been in and out of treatment programs for years. His psychiatrist, J. Michael Nelson, said Bedell tried to self-medicate with marijuana, inadvertently making his symptoms more pronounced.

“Without the stabilizing medication, the symptoms of his disinhibition, agitation and fearfulness complicated the lack of treatment,” Nelson said.

--Associated Press

By Washington Post Editors  | March 6, 2010; 10:46 AM ET
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Man had some serious issues, including a gunshot wound to the head.

Posted by: blasmaic | March 6, 2010 10:52 PM | Report abuse

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