Which mental illness-related books have you read?
#EndTheStigma: Mental Illnesses
Below are some misconceptions for mental illnesses... Depression: The person is just weak. Bipolar: The person is just excessively emotional, even violent. OCD: The person is just a perfectionist. PTSD: The person just needs to 'get over it'. Schizophrenia: The person is just plain crazy. ADHD: The person [...]
What is schizoaffective disorder?
Schizoaffective disorder: What is it? It is a mental disorder characterized by a combination of schizophrenia symptoms (hallucinations/delusions) and mood disorder symptoms (depression or mania) Types of Schizoaffective disorder: Bipolar type- episodes of mania and sometimes major depression Depressive type- only major depressive episodes Symptoms: can vary from person to person impaired [...]
In the library, I recently came upon a graphic memoir on schizophrenia. The book is written and illustrated by two brothers impacted by the condition. The story begins when one brother starts exhibiting symptoms such as paranoia and hallucinations. They struggle to hospitalize him and get him to treatment. He is diagnosed [...]
Isolate the Patient, Isolate the Pain?
While at Duke Health, half of the psychiatric floor was closed off. Why? For ONE PERSON. Yes. Welcome to solitary confinement. Now, yes, I'll admit: this person was a bit 'off'. He was offensive, loud, rude... interesting, unique, intriguing... Naturally, others fixated on the negatives. Complaints from others may have been the reason [...]
Schizophrenia Simulator: Anderson Cooper
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yL9UJVtgPZY Could you handle it? Can you listen to the video below and accomplish a simple task? Can you? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vvU-Ajwbok