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OBJECTIVES [corrected] To assess efficacy and safety of gabapentin in the treatment of bipolar disorder. METHODS This was a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of adjunctive gabapentin (dosed flexibly between 900 and 3,600 mg/day). Patients with a lifetime diagnosis of bipolar disorder (type I), and who were currently suffering from symptoms of either(More)
The issue of suicide, including prevention, intervention, and postvention, continues to be a problem on college campuses. For this study, data concerning a variety of issues related to college student suicide were collected from 1,865 students at four different universities. Incidence, risk factors, and potential solutions are described, as well as(More)
Prior research has identified a negative association between suicidal ideation and help-seeking, a phenomenon called "help-negation." Help-negation has been documented to occur for both professional and nonprofessional sources of help. In this study help-seeking attitudes, stigma concerns, and perceptions of social support were examined as possible(More)
Dr. Jack Kevorkian's actions have generated much controversy and press coverage during the past decade. His appearance on a nationally televised newsprogram with a videotape showing him deliberately causing the death of a man led to his imprisonment. This article discusses how Kevorkian's euthanasia case can be used to teach undergraduate students about(More)
This qualitative study was designed to develop a set of empirically based criteria for rational suicide by asking psychotherapists to define "rational suicide." Data analysis revealed three components of a rational suicide: (1) the presence of an unremittingly hopeless condition (eight examples provided), (2) a suicidal decision made as a free choice, and(More)
The report by Russel Ogden (2001) on a conference where devices designed to facilitate death were displayed and discussed highlights how far some individuals will go if they are committed to helping suffering people die. In this commentary, the author discusses the federal policy developments that have contributed to this movement and then expresses his(More)
End-of-life care has received increasing attention in the last decade; however, the focus continues to be on the physical aspects of suffering and care to the virtual exclusion of psychosocial areas. This paper provides an overview of the literature on the intra- and interpersonal aspects of dying, including the effects that psychosocial variables have on(More)
The development of ethical and practice guidelines related to mental health service on the Internet has lagged behind the movement of practitioners into this area. Even for clinicians who are not offering services on the Web, the Internet has led to confusion and concern about proper roles and responsibilities. This article discusses an actual experience we(More)
Oregon's Death with Dignity Act has been operative since late 1997. The substantial national and international interest in Oregon's law makes it important to document any possible trends in the characteristics of persons who use the law. To do this, the present article examines previously reported data from various sources and places them within the context(More)
Confidentiality is one of the foundations on which psychotherapy is built. Limitations on confidentiality in the therapeutic process have been explained and explored by many authors and organizations. However, controversy and confusion continue to exist with regard to the limitations on confidentiality in situations where clients are considering their(More)