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Personality Disorders in Employment Litigation

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - The traditional role of the mental health expert in a civil lawsuit alleging emotional injury has been to determine whether such an injury occurred and, if so, what was the cause. In recent years, however, some courts have allowed mental health experts to play an expanded role in employment discrimination and harassment lawsuits. Specifically, these courts have become increasingly willing to consider whether the plaintiff's own prior psychopathology contributed to the… Continue

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Is Computer Addiction a Unique Psychiatric Disorder?

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - Ever since the idea emerged that objects have the capacity to influence psychological states, the idea that almost any subjectively rewarding activity (e.g., drug use, shopping, working, running, gambling) can become the object of addiction has become increasingly popular (Shaffer 1999b, 1997).

The UCLA Internet Report (Cole et al., 2000) is one of few studies of randomly selected community samples available to illuminate the epidemiology of computer or Internet… Continue

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Depression May Decrease Breast Cancer Screening

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - WASHINGTON—A definite link exists between mammography screening and lessened breast cancer mortality, but black women do not take full advantage of cancer screening, according to Janice S. Emerson, research associate, Center for Health Research, Tennessee State University, Nashville. Speaking at the American Psychological Association Conference on Enhancing Outcomes in Women’s Health, she presented findings from an HCFA-funded project, led by Dr. Baqar A.… Continue

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