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The Positive Psychiatry Movement

The members of the Positive Psychiatry Movement are gaining ground in the battle to save the lives of individuals with severe mental illnesses. Our goal is to restore the health of everyone living with mental health challenges so individuals diagnose...

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Schizophrenia and Romance

As a field guide, I can write about this topic with a fresh eye. I don’t recommend the online dating services. I quit eHarmony and chemistry.com because they sent me matches that didn’t meet my criteria. One guy wrote that the love of his life: must ...

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Employment with a Schizophrenia Diagnosis

Loyal readers of my HealthCentral news articles will remember I quoted this statistic: 96 percent of the individuals that start to collect government disability benefits in the United States remain on them permanently. The corollary was that one stud...

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Social Skills and Schizophrenia

I’m fortunate to have received a copy of Recovery from Disability: Manual of Psychiatric Rehabilitation. The author Robert Paul Liberman, MD pioneered the use of effective social skills training for individuals with mental illnesses in the 1970s. The ...

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Seasonal Affective Disorder: Symptoms and Treatment

I’ve wanted to write about Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) for some time now. This is a part-time yet devastating illness that starts in the fall or late fall and continues through the beginning of spring. It is brought on by a lack of sunlight. Th...

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Schizophrenia: Time To Commit To Policy Change

I’m going to detour from my intended topic for this SharePost in light of a new development. The policy paper: Schizophrenia: Time To Commit To A Policy Change has been published and deserves a line-by-line read. I link to it at the end of this news ...

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Early Schizophrenia Treatment: Better Outcomes

Where there is life there is hope. Statistics on recovery from schizophrenia are hopeful. I cannot in good conscience tell you very few people recover. A woman who is labeled as some kind of internationally recognized expert claimed in an Internet ne...

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LGBTT Mental Health

I’ve wanted to write news articles about LGBTT mental health here for quite some time now. I will inaugurate this column with an essay written by Eric O. Jackson-Rivera, B.A., C.P.S. He is a Certified Peer Specialist with 30 years of experience in LG...

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8 Summertime Strategies for Living With Schizophrenia

In summertime the living might not be easy for people diagnosed with schizophrenia who are taking medications. You can beat the heat and enjoy yourself by taking a few precautions to stay healthy.

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Cognitive Enhancement Therapy for Schizophrenia

Cognitive Enhancement Therapy (CET) or cognitive remediation therapy can be considered an evidence-based intervention used to improve cognitive and social functioning in individuals with schizophrenia. Medication helps control positive symptoms like ...