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Schizophrenia Treatment

Around The World, Schizophrenia Isn't Always Seen As Debilitating

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 07.31.2014 | Healthy Living

In the course of her most recent research project, Stanford professor Tanya Luhrmann came across a Hindu woman who claimed to hear messages from God. ...

Eleanor Longden's TEDTalk: "The Voices In My Head"

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 08.26.2013 | TED Weekends
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

She would not be victim to her condition but rather become a survivor of it. The turning point, as she describes it, was catalyzed by three things: her search for meaning, not going it alone, and finding hope.

Psychiatry and Recovery: Finding Common Ground And Joining Forces

Allen Frances | Posted 08.24.2013 | TED Weekends
Allen Frances

The social context of care for schizophrenia is often at least as important as its medical treatment. The obvious question is why has it been so difficult to translate the brilliant basic neuroscience into dramatic clinical breakthroughs?

Realize Your Mind's Intrinsic Power

Marie Pasinski, M.D. | Posted 08.24.2013 | TED Weekends
Marie Pasinski, M.D.

Over time, like Eleanor Longden, you can redesign the infrastructure of your brain. That's the beauty and the miracle of her story. Nothing will have a greater impact on the quality of your life than discovering your brain's intrinsic power.

Madness, Revolution, and Making Peace

Ron Unger | Posted 10.23.2013 | TED Weekends
Ron Unger

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgMost current mental health treatment is based on labeling those disruptive parts as being "symptoms" of a disorder or illness, and then attempting to suppress them by any means possible, especially with drugs. Unfortunately, this can backfire in a number of ways.

The Hope Within

Ashley L. Smith | Posted 08.23.2013 | TED Weekends
Ashley L. Smith

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgI knew my friends were laughing at me, at least that was my perception at the time. This belief led to extreme suspiciousness that tortured my peace of mind daily. I struggled to understand how could this seemingly godly gift be so ugly?

"Learning" Our Way to Mental Healing

Patric K. Stanton | Posted 08.23.2013 | TED Weekends
Patric K. Stanton

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWhen should society (namely us) view this form of internal experience as a disease, instead of a rare, but acceptable, part of life?

We Need to Expand Involuntary Treatment for Severe Mental Illness

David Vognar | Posted 09.04.2012 | Healthy Living
David Vognar

Countless mental health professionals care deeply about their patients and want them to get better. Strengthening involuntary treatment will allow them to do that.

Elyn Saks and the Power of Romance in Taming Schizophrenia

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 05.12.2012 | Los Angeles
Robert David Jaffee

Not only are the vast majority of schizophrenics law-abiding citizens, many of them hold down good jobs and function at a high level, though few have achieved the laurels of Elyn Saks.

What My Son's Terrifying Diagnosis Revealed About Our Family Secrets

Victoria Costello | Posted 04.15.2012 | Fifty
Victoria Costello

That's the tricky part about family secrets. Their contents don't have to be secret at all; as long as everyone agrees not to see or speak about what's actually hiding in plain sight -- like Grandpa's likely suicide.

Hope for Patients With Severe Schizophrenia

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. | Posted 12.19.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.

For many decades, mental health professionals believed that talk therapy was completely ineffective for schizophrenia. A groundbreaking new study, however, was just published.

Schizophrenia Treatment Gains Progress

TIME | Posted 10.09.2011 | Healthy Living

For years, there has been little in the way of treatment for schizophrenia, other than medication, which often comes with devastating side effects. Bu...

Unlocked: The Secrets Of Schizophrenia

The Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Scientists have discovered a remarkable similarity between the genetic faults behind both schizophrenia and manic depression in a breakthrough that is...

Why New York City Needed A Comprehensive Web Site for Mental Illness

Charlotte Moses Fischman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Charlotte Moses Fischman

When our family was thrust into the world of mental illness, we felt like we had been cast into outer space. Now, the NYC community finally has a web site to help families, consumers and providers.

Glad To Be Mad: Mentally Ill Start 'Mad Pride' Movement (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Yesterday the New York Times explored the burgeoning "mad pride" movement, which aims to fight the stigma of serious mental illness like schizophrenia...

New Schizophrenia Drug Offers Hope

The New York Times | Alex Berenson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The drug had reduced schizophrenic symptoms, validating the efforts of hundreds of scientists, inside and outside of Lilly, who had labored together f...