June 17, 2005 |
Sometimes you come back to a series. "Six Feet Under" is not conventional summer fare, but there it is, high-octane psychodrama cycling through its last season on HBO, get it while it's hot: Billy (Jeremy Sisto) is off the lithium and freaking that he can't find his "Ski Iraq" T-shirt; George (James Cromwell) is getting shock treatments while wife Ruth (Frances Conroy) knits, slowly losing her mind. It all sounds like a Warren Zevon song.
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August 4, 1992 |
A psychiatrist who interviewed Kevin Kolodziej the day after his arrest on murder charges testified Monday that the suspect showed no signs of schizophrenia or other psychosis. Instead, Dr. Donald Patterson said he diagnosed Kolodziej's mental state as a "borderline personality disorder," which the psychiatrist described as a less serious condition.
August 1, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Monday. Helen Mirren apparently has the "Body of the Year" at age 66. When she walks by, you can say "Daaaaaaaame!" ( Los Angeles Times ) Somehow "The Smurfs" managed to virtually tie the star-heavy "Cowboys & Aliens" at the box office this weekend. ( Los Angeles Times ) A giant statue of Marilyn Monroe is dividing the people of Chicago. Is it "terrific" or "creepy schlock"? ( Los Angeles Times ) The Kings of Leon are rescheduling shows after lead singer Caleb Followill melted down onstage in Dallas.
January 29, 1991 |
A former crew member of the U.S. frigate Stark, charged with beating to death a Navy wife and her 3-year-old daughter, was suffering combat-related stress disorder after the ship was nearly sunk by an Iraqi missile, his lawyer said. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Walter Thomas Taylor, 22, charged with bludgeoning Paula Smits, 21, and her daughter, Amanda, with a hammer five days after the Stark limped home to its base at Mayport on Aug. 10, 1987.
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July 3, 1990 |
State medical authorities are seeking to revoke or suspend the license of a Woodland Hills doctor they charge has a mental disorder that may render him unable to safely practice medicine. Dr. Edward V. Madey suffers from borderline personality disorder and has shown "impaired judgment . . .
September 7, 2009 |
The primary treatments for borderline personality disorder are behavioral strategies, such as dialectical behavioral therapy, which University of Washington psychologist Marsha Linehan devised almost two decades ago. In this approach, the patients acknowledge that they have damaged their relationships while learning to regulate their emotions and change their most destructive behaviors. It takes time and effort. "It's very active. It's not talk therapy," Linehan says. Instead of just talking about the fact that she is always arguing with people, for example, the patient has to try to find something to agree on with someone she is arguing with.