Borderline Personality News

September 19, 2006

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Survey: Caregivers of people with mental illness say treatment disruption has serious consequences
Springfield, VA - September 18, 2006 -- The disruption of a family member's treatment for mental illness and subsequent worsening of psychiatric symptoms can have harsh financial, physical and emotional consequences for families, according to results from an international survey of caregivers of individuals with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and schizoaffective disorder.

State ready for trial
The Jackson Sun
Accused gunman David Lynn Jordan was going through intense emotional distress in the days before his wife and four other people were shot at the Tennessee Department of Transportation maintenance garage in Jackson where she worked, according to a psychologist who evaluated Jordan in 2005.

PENN Medicine News: Penn Professor Receives Lasker Award for Developing Cognitive Therapy
University of Pennsylvania Health System
(Philadelphia, PA) - Aaron T. Beck, MD , University Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, is the recipient of the 2006 Albert Lasker Award for Clinical Medical Research . Often called "America's Nobels," the Laskers are the nation's most distinguished honor for outstanding contributions to basic and clinical medical research.

Narcissists in the spotlight
Macon Telegraph
Let's say there's a famous movie star who thinks he owns Malibu, or a big-name actor who holds himself out as an expert on psychiatry on national television. Or maybe there's a famous actress who frequently calls in sick to the movie set, costing producers thousands of dollars, because she is tired (or hung over). Aren't these examples just proof that celebrity and narcissism go together like

Bigby's drug use, personality cited
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
James Eugene Bigby's aggressive personality, fueled by depression and drug use -- not mental illness -- led him to kill four people in 1987, two mental-health experts testified Monday.

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