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Troubled children diagnosed with bipolar disorder may fare better with a different diagnosis, according to new research. The researchers support an emerging approach, which gives many of those ... Read the full story
A widely-used screening tool for bipolar disorder may incorrectly indicate borderline personality disorder rather than bipolar disorder. Researchers question the effectiveness of the Mood Disorder ... Read the Full Story
The draft disorders and disorder criteria that have been proposed by the DSM-5 Work Groups can be found on these pages. Use the link below to read about proposed changes to the disorders that interest you. Please note that the proposed criteria listed here are not final. These are initial drafts of the recommendations that have been made to date by the DSM-5 Work Groups. Viewers will be able to submit comments until April 20, 2010. After that time, this site will be available for viewing only.
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.
Judge Robert J. Trentacosta wins the California Bipolar Foundation's coveted HOPE AWARD for his leadership in bringing the Behavioral Health Court to fruition.San Diego
When we or a loved one seeks treatment for mental illness, the treating professional provides a diagnosis and treatment (hopefully!). The diagnosis comes from a very important manual known as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM). This manual is periodically revised by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) to reflect current research and knowledge.
Tech for Disabilities Event in San Diego The International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference
The largest technology event of its kind, will be held this year in San Diego, March 22 to 27 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel.
The conference examines various aspects of technology for persons with disabilities and features internationally recognized speakers, more than 300 general session workshops and more than 140 exhibitors displaying the latest in assistive technology.
For more information about the conference or how to register, call the Center on Disabilities at (818) 677- 2578 or see the website: www.csunconference.org.
BY LYNN VENHAUS - For the News-Democrat
Sparks ignite and catch fire as Oscar nominees Christopher Plummer and Helen Mirren portray Russian author Leo Tolstoy and Sofya, his bipolar wife of 48 years, during a rocky patch before his death at age 82.
The verbal dexterity so nimbly displayed by the two British greats elevates "The Last Station" from a literary-based soap opera as sudsy as a contemporary "Dynasty."
by Michael Woodhead
Patients with bipolar disorder or schizoaffective disorder have a poorer prognosis if they are smokers, a prospective two year Melbourne study has shown.
Regular smokers had significantly worse outcomes in terms of bipolar and depression scores compared to non smokers and were also more likely to have longer hospital stays, the study of 240 patients from the Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre found.