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arrow Psychiatric Diagnosis Gone Wild: The

23-02-2011
Mark Twain observed that "the past may not repeat itself, but it sure does rhyme." An unfortunate rhyme in psychiatric history is the recurrence of fad diagnoses. Childhood Bipolar Disorder is the most dangerous current bubble, with a remarkable forty-fold inflation in just one decade.
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arrow Violence in Bipolar Disorder

  23-02-2011
The relationship between mental illness and violence is controversial. On the one hand, there is considerable unfounded stigma and discrimination toward the mentally ill based on the popular notion that psychiatric patients are dangerous people.
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arrow Take suicide threats seriously, says psychiatrist

11-02-2011
PETALING JAYA: People often treat a suicide note or a a wish to commit suicide as a joke and this can reinforce a suicidal personís will to die, said a Universiti Malaya psychiatrist.
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arrow Average of 60 suicides per month in the country

  11-02-2011
PETALING JAYA: Two people commit suicide daily in Malaysia and experts believe the figure could be higher with the many undetermined deaths. It is alarming that teenagers and young adults are taking their own lives in the face of mounting pressure in school, work,
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arrow Don: Suicide figures may be higher

11-02-2011
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia averaged two reported cases of suicide each day last year. The actual figure could be much higher, said Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre Professor of Psychiatry Dr T. Maniam.
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arrow Flat residents shaken by recent tragic deaths

  11-02-2011
SERDANG: Residents of Pangsapuri Aman are haunted by images of the sprawled bodies of a mother and child who fell from the flats, in what is widely believed as a murder-cum-suicide incident.
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