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Tuesday, December 23, 2014
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Monday, July 21, 2014
Neuroscientist and literary scholar Nancy C. Andreasen tries to answer the question: If high IQ does not indicate creative genius, then where does the trait come from, and why is it so often accompanied by mental illness? Andreasen has studied the neuroscience of mental illness and has worked with many gifted subjects, including Kurt Vonnegut, John Irving, and John Cheever, from the Iowa Writers' Workshop to investigate the science of genius. She’s currently working with artists and scientists including George Lucas, the mathematician William Thurston, the novelist Jane Smiley, and six Nobel laureates. Her article “Secrets of the Creative Brain” is the cover story of the July/August issue of The Atlantic.
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
In his fourth studio album entitled "PTSD," Pharoahe Monch tells stories that represent painful experiences for him, but they have also made him a champion for people whose limitations and challenges have never made it into popular culture.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Forty percent of inmates held at Rikers Island Correctional Facility have a diagnosed mental illness. This week, a report revealed the cause of inmate Jerome Murdough's death: He had been left in an overheated cell and, as one official put it, "baked to death."
Thursday, December 26, 2013
By Dave Gram : Associated Press
The Me2/orchestra, billed as "the world's only classical music organization for individuals with mental illness and the people who support them," works to raise awareness of mental disorders.
Friday, November 01, 2013
Americans suffering from mental illness have long faced barriers to treatment, including stigma from their friends, family and peers.
Fifty years ago, President John F. Kennedy sought to change all of that. On October 31, 1963, he signed his last piece of legislation, the Community Mental Health Act, a law that aimed to transform the way mental illness is treated in this country. According to Dr. Paul Appelbaum, a practicing psychiatrist and professor of law, medicine and psychiatry at Columbia University, fifty years later, the Act has a mixed legacy.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Today, psychiatrists have documented a new type of delusion: The belief that the patient is the star of his own reality show. Doctors call it "The Truman Show Delusion" after the Jim Carrey movie of the same name. Andrew Marantz recently profiled one patient suffering from the Truman Show Delusion in a recent issue of The New Yorker. Nick Lotz discovered his symptoms after his freshman year in college.
Monday, August 05, 2013
Christine Montross, assistant professor of psychiatry at Brown University, is a practicing psychiatrist who focuses on the most severe cases. Her patients ingest knives, nails and light-bulbs, and suffer from seizures and hallucinations and experience psychosis. She’s the author of “Falling into the Fire: A Psychiatrist’s Encounters with the Mind in Crisis.” She joins The Takeaway to discuss mental illness over the last 100 years and the strides that still need to be made.
Friday, August 02, 2013
A New York State law has caused a fair share of controversy because it forces some severely mentally ill to undergo treatment. On today's show, we hear from Dr. Paul Appelbaum, director of the division of Law, Ethics and Psychiatry at Columbia University’s medical school and Margaret, whose son has been forced into assisted outpatient treatment under the law.
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that more Americans commit suicide than die in car crashes. The rate is rising among middle-aged Americans in particular. Paula Clayton, medical director for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, talks about the numbers, what might be behind the increase, and prevention.
Friday, May 03, 2013
Gary Greenberg, psychotherapist and the author of Manufacturing Depression and now The Book of Woe: The DSM and the Unmaking of Psychiatry (Blue Rider Press, 2013) offers his critique of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders that defines mental illnesses.
Event at Book Court in Brooklyn on Monday, May 20th @ 7pm.