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Christina Bruni's Posts

Halting Psychosis With Fish Oil Supplements

At least nine years ago I reported on a study that indicated taking fish oil
supplements can halt psychosis in individuals at risk of having a full-blown
episode. Now a current study confirms that participants who took a 12-week
course of Omega-3 fatty acid supplements were much less likely than those who
did not take the... Read moreChevron

Schizophrenia, Citizenship, and Mental Health Reform

In the U.S. Senate and House three bills have been sponsored that seek to address the cracks in the broken-down mental health system in America.

The Mental Health Reform Act of 2015 (S. 1945) includes proposals to:

  • Permit same day billing in Medicaid for mental and physical healthcare services;

5 Ways to Practice Mindfulness

Practicing mindfulness has been in the vanguard of recovery services. I explored this practice in a starter SharePost on mindfulness in 2011. Read moreChevron

5 Thoughts on Schizophrenia Medication Reduction

A recent study indicated that lowering the dose of risperidone or olanzapine in schizophrenia patients 50 years old or older can be effective as a measure to try to ward off extrapyramidal symptoms or other symptoms like weight gain.

 

One caveat: the follow-up was three to six months after the study. In that time frame most... Read moreChevron

4 Tactics for Finding and Using a Therapist

In the photo I'm holding a copy of Benessere Psicologico: Contemporary Thought on Italian American Mental Health. I contributed to that book a chapter titled "Recovery is Within Reach." It's... Read moreChevron