Disgraced former Federal Court judge Marcus Einfeld needs hospital treatment for a psychiatric condition, a court has heard.
Einfeld is appealing his minimum two-year jail term for lying to avoid a speeding fine.
In October, the New South Wales Court of Criminal Appeal was presented with a new psychiatric report concluding he had been suffering from a previously undiagnosed bipolar mood disorder.
THE cleverest children in school are also those most likely to suffer a serious mental illness as adults, research reveals.
Scientists found that straight-A students were four times more likely to develop bipolar disorder than children with average grades.
Previous research and anecdotal evidence from famous and creative individuals have suggested a link between high IQ and bipolar disorder.
Stephen Fry is encouraging people with bipolar disorder to take part in a university's research into how genes can contribute to the illness.
The actor, author and presenter has taken part in Cardiff University's study, along with TV personality Kerry Katona.
Researchers need to double the number of the 3,000 volunteers who have so far donated DNA samples for analysis.
Fry said volunteers would help "remove stigma, shame and hidden pain".
The willingness of high-profile sufferers of bipolar disorder, such as Stephen Fry, to talk about their condition has led to more people diagnosing themselves with the illness, researchers claimed yesterday.
Bipolar disorder, which was previously known as manic depression, affects moods, which can swing from one extreme to another. Writing in the Psychiatrist, Dr Diana Chan and Dr Lester Sireling, who work in London, say the increase in self-diagnosis
Julie Fast, an author and expert on bipolar disorder, explains four steps to stabilize your mood and combat depression and mania.
On HealthPlace.com's youtube videos, Fast shares her tools for mood stability and other important tips for living with bipolar disorder.
"You can have a much higher quality of life, there is no question about it. It takes work and sometimes takes years, but you can start and it's definitely possible, " said Fast.
For some families, bipolar disorder runs through the generations as invariably as freckles or cleft chins appear in other family trees. Even so, looking for your family’s source of bipolar disorder can be a little like searching for the headwaters of the Nile. You start backtracking through the generations and suddenly realize that the quirky behavior you once brushed aside as your grandmother’s eccentricity was really a signpost.
For the first time in San Diego County, some mentally ill criminals will be diverted from jail to a closely supervised treatment program.
Assistant Presiding Judge Robert Trentacosta oversees the fledgling Behavioral Health Court in San Diego, and participants must report to him in person every month.
Trentacosta said the court is a compassionate response to a population whose mental illness drives their criminal life.
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Nationally Recognized Authority on Learning Differences Presents Two Workshops on Motivation and Parenting
Rick Lavoie Speaks to Local Teachers and Parents on Preparing Students for Success in the Classroom and in Life
San Diego, CA, February 17, 2010 - On Tuesday, March 23, Fusion Academy and Learning Center and Lexis Preparatory School San Diego will host nationally known expert and motivational speaker Rick Lavoie at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla (700 Prospect Street). In two different workshops, Mr. Lavoie will inspire, enlighten and empower teachers and parents with solutions to classroom motivation and family communication.
College-Prep Private School Also Scheduled to Open in Orange County
Los Angeles, CA, Feb. 23, 2010 - Offering students in grades 6-12 an alternative to the traditional classroom setting through one-to-one teaching and customized academic programs, Fusion Academy Los Angeles (www.FusionLosAngeles.com) announced today that it has opened its doors and is now welcoming students.