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Schizophrenia geneses by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted Tue 01 Jul 2008 12:00am I guess one can read geneses as a typographical variant on genes or, as I intended, as the plural of genesis. Using it the latter way: Emerging evidence makes it appear even more unlikely than ever that researchers will be able to identify a relative few genes—let alone the or one gene—for schizophrenia. Writing under the headline “Gene-Hu ... Read on »
Brain features associated with neonatal risk for schizophrenia by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted Mon 28 Jun 2010 3:14am Writing in the American Journal of Psychiatry, John Gilmore and colleages reported that the size and structure of the brains of newborn boys—but not girls—who are at risk for developing schizophrenia differ from those of their peers. Using multiple scanning methods at different times during gestation and infancy, the researchers compared the bra ... Read on »
Back To Writing Seriously...And Reading by Kate K. Patient Expert Posted Mon 11 Jan 2010 6:09pm Well, I contacted the owner of the design studio and he said that he's not yet ready to hire me for more work because he's still working on different aspects of the project. What he is, is essentially a high level interior decorator, so he works on an an entire house or apartment and not just one small section, or so I believe because I've never ... Read on »
Benefits of Writing by Valash Posted Mon 08 Nov 2010 12:00am In psychology class, we briefly discussed the benefits of writing. In fact, the instructor certified these findings by the studies of a man by the name of Mr. James W. Pennebaker. Mr. Pennebaker suggests that writing about traumatic events has benefits, therefore, I encourage you to 1) write, and 2) to do research on this man and his studies as ... Read on »
Dissociative Disorder is Not Schizophrenia: Truths and Myths about Mental Health by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Sun 16 May 2010 12:00am This is a topic I've wanted to discuss further here for quite some time. Many people in the general public confuse Schizophrenia with Dissociative Identity Disorder (D.I.D.), formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder. Some people also believe having Schizophrenia means that you have "split personalities". Those of us who have personal exp ... Read on »
Now is the time to write your represenatives in Congress and in your state, about mental health budget cuts by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Wed 13 Apr 2011 12:00am     We are in dire times, Americans. At the last NAMI Education meeting in my county, it was stated by a CEO of a community mental health agency that Florida is cutting its budget for mental health and substance abuse services by some $230 million, leaving nothing left, if this goes through, but some funding for a few crisis un ... Read on »
The Interview: A Life of Recovery and Advocacy by Valash Posted Sat 10 Aug 2013 12:00am I had the pleasure of learning more about a remarkable individual and advocate for mental illness. This woman is an expert on mental illness, having been in remission from schizophrenia for over 21 years.  She obtained a Masters in Library and Information Science (M.S.) from Pratt Institute and works as a public service librar ... Read on »
Brain shrinkage okay for schizophrenia, but not for depression by Rossa Forbes Posted Fri 18 Feb 2011 12:00am I follow a blog called Family Dysfunction and Mental Health by Dr. David Allen. I stopped commenting on that blog because the last few times my comments did not appear/were not approved. Dr. Allen's blog appears to have a healthy number of followers, but few comments. I noticed that the people who tended to comment are opinioned about his views ... Read on »
A Recipe for Acceptance and Well-being with Schizophrenia by Valash Posted Sat 25 Feb 2012 12:00am I wrote this article for NAMI- Athens Ohio . To listen to the radio interview hosted by Tom Walker click here . For me, understanding of my mental health condition enables me to move forward in my recovery. A combination of acceptance, support, and treatment; and faith, motivates me to strive for well-being, which is a sense of normalcy ... Read on »
My Thoughts on Schizophrenia by Valash Posted Wed 20 May 2009 1:20pm While listening to Aaliyah's song, "Try Again," I was inspired to write this post. In Aaliyah's song she says "if at first you don't succeed, dust yourself off and try again," I can relate that to my struggle with schizophrenia. If you mess up, you can try again and make things right, but don't give up. Almost two years after my psychotic brea ... Read on »