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2009-10-01 15:08:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) is Oct. 4-10, 2009 and as part of its observance, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is calling attention to a program now airing on PBS, "Minds on the Edge: Facing Mental Illness." Observed annually the first full week in October, Congress established MIAW as a time to raise public awareness of serious mental illnesses such as major depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. Other...

2009-09-25 09:22:03

In the future, diagnosing severe personality disorders, evaluating the childhood environment, assessing alcohol consumption and the analysis of the MAOA genotype may provide more accurate means for assessing risk among violent offenders, according to the Finnish research carried out jointly at the University of Helsinki and the Helsinki University Central Hospital Psychiatry Centre. "The many negative effects of violence could be alleviated by improving the accuracy of predicting violent...

2009-08-25 11:23:03

Researchers working with Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans have found that post-traumatic stress disorder, the current most common mental disorder among veterans returning from service in the Middle East, is associated with an increased risk for thoughts of suicide.Results of the study indicated that veterans who screened positive for PTSD were four times more likely to report suicide-related thoughts relative to veterans without the disorder.  The research, published in the Journal of...

2009-07-31 00:27:14

Rorschach tests, used by psychologists to reveal a part of someone's personality by interpretation of inkblots, may not be that helpful, U.S. researchers say. Scott O. Lilienfeld of Emory University in Atlanta, James M. Wood of University of Texas at El Paso and Howard N. Garb of the University of Pittsburgh conducted a meta-analysis on the Rorschach Inkblot Tests and conclude they may not be the best diagnostic tool, and practitioners need to be cautious in how they use this technique and...

2009-07-29 11:00:00

A year ago, a study by Rhode Island Hospital and Brown University researchers reported that fewer than half the patients previously diagnosed with bipolar disorder received an actual diagnosis of bipolar disorder after using a comprehensive, psychiatric diagnostic interview tool --the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV (SCID). In this follow-up study, the researchers have determined the actual diagnoses of those patients. Their study is published in the July 28 ahead of print online...

2009-04-23 14:02:48

Many previous studies have shown that alcoholics and drug addicts tend to exhibit highly impulsive behavior. A new study involving mice found that genes influence impulsive behavior, which could contribute to the risk for developing such an addiction. In the study, researchers used selective breeding to obtain mice genetically predisposed to drink alcohol. Scientists found that mice that had the genes to drink were more impulsive than their low-drinking counterparts. "Our data suggests that...

2009-01-15 12:19:00

STOCKBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 1992, the Austen Riggs Center, a small, not-for-profit psychiatric hospital and residential treatment center in Western Massachusetts, began to follow 226 admitted patients in a multidimensional follow-along study that asked, among others, a most basic question: Can these patients recover? Given the clinical profile of the subjects -- they typically had five or six diagnoses, including major affective disorders, schizophrenia, PTSD,...

2008-12-16 14:49:21

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, borderline personality disorder (BPD) is more common than schizophrenia or bipolar disorder and is estimated to affect 2 percent of the population. In a new study, a University of Missouri researcher and Dutch team of research collaborators found that genetic material on chromosome nine was linked to BPD features, a disorder characterized by pervasive instability in moods, interpersonal relationships, self-image and behavior, and can lead...

2008-12-02 23:01:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers using functional MRI (fMRI) have determined that the circuitry in the area of the brain responsible for suppressing memory is dysfunctional in patients suffering from stress-related psychiatric disorders. Results of the study will be presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). "For patients with major depression and other stress-related disorders, traumatic memories are a source of...

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2008-12-01 17:00:00

Palm Pilots already perform a variety of functions, and in the future, they may be used as a therapeutic tool that benefits people with personality disorders.  In a new study, a University of Missouri researcher used Palm Pilots as electronic diaries to record and analyze mood variability in patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and found that the devices helped bridge an important communication gap between therapists and patients."In the clinical setting, patients are not...


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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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