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Psychology: schizophrenia, bipolar, trauma, care June 21, 2013

Posted by Erin Ptah in News Roundup.
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“After interviewing many people with this illness the scientists compiled a short clip of what a schizophrenic might hear during an episode, or just day to day. I listened to this from my laptop speakers, not the recommended head phone approach (Which I’m glad that I did!)”

“Results of a preliminary trial, announced today at the Wellcome Trust in London, demonstrated how people with schizophrenia could overcome their auditory hallucinations by conversing with an avatar representation of the voice in their head.

A woman with bipolar disorder tells the story of her life, achievements, and struggles: well-written and moving, and makes you wish everyone could have the kind of financial security she did while trying to recover.

“Lincoln High School in Walla Walla, WA, tries new approach to school discipline — suspensions drop 85%.” This miraculous new approach boils down to “pull aside the kids who blow up, and ask them how they’re feeling and if there’s anything stressing them out.”

“In the wake of last December’s shooting massacre in Newtown, CT, many conservative lawmakers and state leaders called for strengthening America’s broken mental health care system. But now, the GOP’s stubborn opposition to Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion is preventing 1.2 million poor and mentally ill Americans from getting basic mental services, according to an analysis by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).”

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