Apr 15, 2019 By David Kingdon, M.D. and Douglas Turkington, M.D. NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/April-2019/CBT-for-Psychosis-Approaches-Families-Can-Use
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is gradually becoming recognized and available as a psychological approach to mental health problems. But what exactly is it? Well, CBT works with thoughts (cognitions) and behaviors to help with mental health problems. It’s becoming increasingly famous, particularly for teaching people what they can do to improve depression and anxiety. But it’s also being used to help with symptoms of psychosis, such as Read More
5/8/19 By Jonathan Smith Labiotech.eu https://labiotech.eu/medical/schizophrenia-personalized-drug-cambridge/
Scientists at the University of Cambridge have developed a way to screen treatments for schizophrenia on single cells from a patient’s blood sample, which could speed up drug discovery and help to personalize treatments for people with the condition.
Around 21 million people worldwide suffer from schizophrenia, and this is likely to get worse with aging populations. Unfortunately, companies have lost interest in developing new drugs for this condition and other mental disorders.
“Mental Read More
5/8/19 By Sarah S. Davis BookRiot https://bookriot.com/2019/05/08/memoirs-about-mental-illness/
It wasn’t until I went to group therapy that I really understood the power of finding solidarity and understanding with other members of the mentally ill community. Mental health memoirs offer an eye-opening look at the lives of the mentally ill and those around them. These works of narrative medicine allow others with similar challenges to say, “That’s exactly how I feel,” a powerful connection through representation when these conditions can be so isolating. Read More
Today, the NAMI Board of Directors has announced the resignation of its Chief Executive Officer, Mary Giliberti, as she departs to pursue more time with her family.
“For forty years, NAMI has worked to build better lives for people affected by mental illness. Mary’s work in this pursuit has propelled the mental health movement forward in unprecedented ways. We sincerely appreciate her contributions and wish her well,” said Adrienne Kennedy, NAMI Board President.
Angela Kimball, NAMI national director Read More