February 27, 2006

Henry Nasrallah, MD, Psych Times Teacher of the Year

The Psychiatric Times reported on their nomination for the psychiatric teacher of the year,Henry Nasrallah, MD.

"Increased access to mentors and greater integration of computerization and technology into psychiatric education would better prepare psychiatric residents for academic careers to discover the causes and treatments of psychiatric brain disorders, according to Henry Nasrallah, MD, Psychiatric Times' 2005 Teacher of the Year."

..."We still have not restored function to the patients who suffer from schizophrenia. We need to get them back into jobs, schools, relationships and into being able to live life and pursue happiness like everyone else. Many of them still cannot," he added. ...

Developing new treatments for schizophrenia is getting faster with technological advances, but still remains a major challenge, according to Nasrallah. He predicts that within 10 to 15 years, schizophrenia treatment will be heavily driven by genetics data and by the discovery of new neurotransmitters and receptors.

Read the full story: Teacher of the Year Addresses Psychiatric Education, Schizophrenia Treatment


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