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Schizophrenia

How Renaming Schizophrenia Could Help Patients And Combat Stigma

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.04.2016 | Science

The stigma that surrounds mental illness is not only insulting to the roughly one-quarter of the world's population that has one, it can also negativ...

Do Antipsychotics Help or Harm Psychotic Symptoms?

Allen Frances | Posted 02.01.2016 | Science
Allen Frances

This is the latest, and perhaps last, of several debates with Bob Whitaker on the role of antipsychotics in treating psychotic symptoms.

Scientists Take Major Step Toward Understanding Schizophrenia

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.28.2016 | Science

A landmark new study sheds some light on how certain genes may influence the development of schizophrenia, a complex psychiatric condition that scien...

Scientists Reveal 'Game-Changer' Schizophrenia Findings

AP | Alana Horowitz | Posted 01.28.2016 | Healthy Living

 NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists pursuing the biological roots of schizophrenia have zeroed in on a potential factor — a normal brain pro...

My Academy Award Nominations for Best Health-Themed Movie of 2015

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 01.04.2016 | Entertainment
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Although there is no Oscar for the best health-themed movie, each year I nominate films for the year that have the best health themes. I select the w...

My Two Cents About 'Unseen' Disabilities

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 12.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Shayna A. Pitre

Disability is real. Unseen and unfelt by others, it still exists if it affects at least one person's life. The unseen disability fights fiction, how...

Healing Voices: Intriguing Documentary, Innovative Release

Bruce E. Levine | Posted 12.16.2015 | Entertainment
Bruce E. Levine

The soon-to-be released documentary Healing Voices goes a long way to healing our fear of people commonly labeled as "schizophrenic," "bipolar," and "...

This Photographer Documented Her Sister's Life With Schizoaffective Disorder

Refinery29 | Posted 12.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Refinery29

Jen, the second-oldest of four sisters, had her first major breakdown at 15 years old. Since then, Jen's mental illness has had a profound effect not only on her life, but on her family as well.

The Human Rights Crisis We Ignore

Melody Moezzi | Posted 12.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Melody Moezzi

At the heart of the American mental health crisis today lies the highly flawed, dangerous and unspoken assumption that people with mental disabilities are somehow less than human.

Hope for Healthier Minds Through Science and Compassion

Brandon Staglin | Posted 12.11.2015 | Impact
Brandon Staglin

Thanks to the compassionate scientists, clinicians, and policy advocates who are creating, providing and promoting all these better brain health tools and programs, there is much cause for hope for the future of mental health care.

Laurel House Makes Higher Education Possible for the Mentally Ill

Katherine Du | Posted 12.03.2015 | Teen
Katherine Du

Gregg Pauletti, Laurel House's Thinking Well Coordinator and Education Counselor, in Thinking Well's program space in Stamford, Connecticut. Credit:...

The Greatest Danger

G. Benjamin Bingham | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics
G. Benjamin Bingham

A great candidate would face what others ignore, boldly illuminating any self-destructive agenda that fosters investments that are driven by short-term greed, and proliferates terrorism and war based on fear. They would call for compassion and model confidence that humanity can find a course toward mutual benefit.

How Community Involvement Has Helped Me Thrive With Schizophrenia

Brandon Staglin | Posted 11.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Brandon Staglin

One sunny afternoon early this month, I took my dog Cooper for a walk around the meadow behind my wife's and my home. As Cooper and I followed the tra...

Why We Can't Afford To Ignore 'Stage 1' Psychosis

Chantel Garrett | Posted 11.18.2015 | Good News
Chantel Garrett

Twenty years later, a lot has changed for the nine million Americans like my brother who are living with serious brain health challenges, but not nearly enough.

Congress Won't Act On Guns, But It Might Help Mental Health

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 11.11.2015 | Politics

Remember all that empty political talk about improving mental health care? It may not be so empty after all. Responding to the outrage over gun v...

Like It or Not, Mental Health Is Everyone's Issue

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 11.06.2015 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

I cannot adequately describe the pain. I can only pray that you are spared it and that the rest of us will one day find you in our corner, delaying no longer, but rather changing with sensitivity, intelligence and courage that which can be changed.

'Game-Changer' Study Says There's A Better Way To Treat Schizophrenia

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 10.20.2015 | Politics

A groundbreaking new study adds to a growing body of evidence that people with schizophrenia can do much better if they get the right treatment ...

Scientists May One Day Treat Schizophrenia By Targeting Brain Inflammation

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.19.2015 | Science

A new discovery may fundamentally alter our understanding of schizophrenia, a devastating mental illness that affects roughly 1 percen...

Stop the Madness

HuffPost Highline | Raillan Brooks | Posted 10.15.2015 | Healthy Living

In his quiet, modest way, Glenn was proud of his robot. It was 1974, at a local high school science fair in Boca Raton, Florida, and Glenn, a 15-year...

Like a Black Hole in Space, Schizophrenia Draws in Everything: Paul's Story

Rethink Mental Illness | Posted 10.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Rethink Mental Illness

Like a black hole in space, schizophrenia draws in everything -- most of it negative -- but there are people like me who want to try to help raise awareness of what it is like to live with the illness, despite the gravity of stigma that surrounds it.

I Want to Challenge Media Stereotypes About Schizophrenia: Andrew's Story

Rethink Mental Illness | Posted 10.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Rethink Mental Illness

All people think of when they hear the word "schizophrenia" is the ramped-up media headlines about the very rare occurrences of people with the illness turning violent. The majority of people who experience schizophrenia are only likely to do harm to themselves.

I Lost a Decade to Schizophrenia: Alice's Story

Rethink Mental Illness | Posted 10.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Rethink Mental Illness

I lost a whole decade to mental illness, and it is incredibly important to me that people who have a mental health condition are treated with dignity and respect.

Living With Schizophrenia: Four People With the Illness Tell Their Stories

Rethink Mental Illness | Posted 10.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Rethink Mental Illness

Here, four people with schizophrenia explain what life is really like with the illness. They talk about how they have battled for the right care and support, but now they finally have it, they are able to live the lives they want to lead.

I Have Schizophrenia, But I'm Just A Normal Working Mum: Sonia's Story

Rethink Mental Illness | Posted 10.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Rethink Mental Illness

The one message I'd like to give to people about schizophrenia is that yes, it is severe illness that can affect your life in a very complex and negative way. But people who have it are just like you and me, trying to make ends meet and to live their lives as best they can, just like everyone else.

This Is What It's Really Like To Live With Schizophrenia

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 10.07.2015 | Healthy Living

One of the common misconceptions about schizophrenia is that people who experience the disorder can't have productive, stable lives. Bu...