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October 29, 2006

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Psychologist: Gauvin has personality disorder
Journal and Courier Wed, 25 Oct 2006 2:05 AM PDT
A forensic psychologist testified Thursday that he diagnosed Michelle Gauvin as having severe borderline personality disorder.

SRI Medication Effective In Treating Compulsive Hoarding Patients
Science Daily Wed, 25 Oct 2006 7:08 AM PDT
In a paper published online in advance of publication in the Journal of Psychiatric Research, Sanjaya Saxena, M.D., director of the Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders Program at UCSD School of Medicine, reports the surprising finding that the serotonin reuptake inhibitor medication, paroxetine, is effective in treating patients with compulsive hoarding syndrome.

Seasonal mood disorder at the Walters (Deborah K. Dietsch)
The Washington Times
if you can ignore the exhibits multisensory gimmicks, the exhibit is well worth seeing for its tightly focused display of muscular paintings by this influential father of modern art.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Helps Children With Obsessive-compulsive Disorder
Science Daily
Cognitive behavioral therapy reduces the severity of obsessive-compulsive disorder in children and adolescents, according to a new review. This form of treatment helps relieve the overall distress and reduces the interference that OCD symptoms can cause in young people's lives.

Anxiety Disorders Linked To Physical Conditions
Science Daily
Anxiety disorders appear to be independently associated with several physical conditions, including thyroid disease, respiratory disease, arthritis and migraine headaches, according to a report in the Oct. 23 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. This co-occurrence of disorders may significantly increase the risk of disability and negatively affect quality of

Opiate-addicted people, women with suicidal behavior needed for studies
UW News
Puget Sound men and women who have an opiate addiction and women who are suicidal are need as volunteers for studies refining a therapeutic treatment who those who have trouble regulating their emotions

New Research Offers Insight Into Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Science Daily
New research into Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is leading to a better understanding of its underlying neurobiology, risk factors and long-term implications. The findings are published in a recent issue of Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences and were revealed at a conference jointly sponsored by the New York Academy of Sciences and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

Private jail comes under scrutiny after woman's death
KSHB-TV Kansas City
HOLDEN, Mo. (AP) - For those who knew and cared about Angela Lockridge, this much was clear: she could be difficult. At 42, she was mentally retarded, epileptic and dependent on medication to treat her borderline personality disorder.

Women With Mental Disorders Less Likely To Have Mammograms
Science Daily
Women with mental disorders are less likely to have screening mammograms than women without mental illness, although the nature of the mental illness does play a role. Prior to this study, little was known about whether the type or severity of mental illness influences receipt of preventive services such as mammograms.

Mental Illness Awareness Week recognized by City Council
Santa Paula Times
Recognizing Mental Illness Awareness Week, the number one cause of hospital admissions nationwide, was a priority for the City Council at the October 3 meeting.

Forensic Psychiatrists Address Limitations Regarding FBI Profiles Of Serial Killers
Science Daily
UC-Davis forensic psychiatrists addressed the limitations of FBI profiles of serial killers at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.

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The Cutting Truth of Borderline Personality Disorder
FYI Living
Cutting and other forms of self-mutilation may be hard for many people to understand. People who self-harm are more likely to have an underlying emotional problems, such as Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). According to a study by German researchers, people with BPD may engage in self-injury because they get a sense of emotional relief from physical pain. BPD is a complex set of... Read More

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