Tag: schizophrenia

New Avatar Therapy Helps Schizophrenia Patients Control Their Voices

The King’s College of London will be conducting a broader study based on an already proven effective therapy method that helps patients suffering from auditory hallucinations that are symptoms of schizophrenia. The University College of London (UCL) has recently developed a therapy method for schizophrenia patients that has proven very successful at helping patients manage, […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

A Great Visit With My Brother’s Family!

I had a bad headache & toothache last Thursday and didn’t make it to my monthly Buddhist discussion meeting. My toothache went away when I replaced my cracked night guard, and my headache slowly diminished until it had faded away completely by Sunday. I picked up my brother’s family on Friday morning and we had […]