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The Voices Never Stopped

I’m planning on publishing a portion of my memoir electronically, hopefully sometime in July. I’m revising the last portion of what will be about a 50-60 page Ebook available on Kindle. This first part of my memoir covers my early experience with Buddhism, my depression while I was a college student at UC Santa Cruz,…
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What Are the “Negative” Symptoms of Schizophrenia?

After the CureTalk Mental Health Panel last week I received an email from a woman at Genentech in New York. She inquired if I might be interested in hosting a Q&A with an expert on schizophrenia who is also familiar with Genentech’s research. The Genentech representative stated that in her experience, “the media/public focus is…
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Finding the Right Medication for Each Individual – CureTalk Mental Health Panel on May 14th

Yesterday afternoon I participated in my first mental health call-in talk show with Priya Menon from CureTalk, Dr. Kamran Fallahpour, Jennifer Robinson, and Erin King Reitz. This was such a great experience for me and I was very nervous! Everything went well, however, and I hope that the listeners found Dr. Fallahpour’s information helpful. I…
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What Do Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, Depression and Autism Have in Common?

Our CureTalk Mental Health Panel Discussion is coming up on Tuesday and I can’t wait! I think it’s going to be wonderful, both for us as panelists and for the listeners. This is the first time I’ve ever participated in something like this, so it’s very exciting. If you’re interested in tuning in on Tuesday,…
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Transforming Mental Health Diagnoses – The New NIMH RDoC Project

In a few weeks, the American Psychiatric Association will release its new edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). The DSM-IV was released in 1990. The DSM is used by virtually everyone who works in the field of psychiatry to diagnose mental illness. About one week ago, Thomas Insel, the Director…
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