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Bipolar Disorder Hospitalization Represents 60% Of Total Therapy Costs For The Disorder, UK
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Physicians: An Option To Treat Manic or Mixed Episodes In Adults.
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Public mental health services are in a dire state, the annual state comptroller's report warned yesterday. The report found extensive waiting lists for psychiatric hospitals and clinics and said psychiatric hospitals suffered from neglect.
The President of the WA Association for Mental Health has criticised the Federal Government's health reform plan.
Keith Wilson, who was a former Labor Health Minister, says it promises little for mental health services.
Mr Wilson says the Rudd Government's $50 billion takeover of public hospital funding which involves hospitals being run by local boards, is a step back in time.
He says the previous WA Labor Government abolished local hospital boards.
UNSW and the Black Dog Institute will take part in the largest international study of its type to pinpoint the risk factors associated with bipolar disorder.
Around 500 Australians aged 12 to 30 will be recruited to take part in the study, to be conducted in collaboration with four major research institutions in the United States - Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and the Universities of Michigan, Indiana and Washington.
Recruitment to the study is scheduled to begin this month.
THE three hold-out premiers were last night refusing to hand over 30 per cent of their GST despite an extra $1.2 billion sweetener from Kevin Rudd.
The NSW, Victoria and Western Australia premiers said negotiations yesterday on the Prime Minister's health reform package had been productive but they warned they would not part with their GST funds.
NSW Premier Kristina Keneally emerged from yesterday's preliminary discussions to say she remained opposed to handing over GST revenue.
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.