Australian Internet Radio Special on Schizophrenia
The Australian Broadcasting Corp (ABC) had a special recently on schizophrenia. You can listen to the two parts of the program (listed below), or read the typed transcripts of the shows.
Fragmented minds, part 1 - - TRANSCRIPT (typed version of program)
Saturday 1 April 2006
One in one hundred people in Australia will develop schizophrenia during their lifetime; it's frightening and alienating, devastating the lives of individuals and their families. Psychiatrists and researchers are still puzzled by the complexity of the disorder. We hear about some recent fascinating insights into the causes and risk factors for schizophrenia. And a young woman tells of her lonely battle to tame her fragmented mind.
Real Audio to this program.
Fragmented minds, part 2 - TRANSCRIPT (typed version of program)
Saturday 8 April 2006
Schizophrenia is caused by a complex range of genetic and environmental factors but it can seem to occur out of the blue. We hear from a father who first knew his son had schizophrenia when he found him curled up in his wardrobe, psychotic, frozen with fear. We find out about some of the early warning signs and how young people with schizophrenia can be helped to cope with the social isolation and impaired thinking abilities that result from this debilitating brain disorder.
Real Audio to this program.
Posted by szadmin at April 21, 2006 03:04 PM
More Information on Schizophrenia Education
Thank you Schizophrenia.com for providing this highly important education/information and its fantastic to be able to access such brilliant media to listen and learn from, I applaud you’re past intensive work in obtaining such crucial awareness/insight into Schizophrenia and allied Mental Health Health Disabilities.
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Posted by: Shannon Hawkins at April 24, 2006 02:14 AM
Definately listen to this one pplz. It does have the "Pot Line" but it hints that it may be epiphenomenal. However it is certain it will excerbate SZ problems once they appear, which is true. Angela is quite upset recounting the experience, as would we all. She also goes through that word struggle we are familiar with. Cool thing about it is the evidence that suggests we should be playing on the Xbox360 ;)
Posted by: ZLoserKing at April 24, 2006 10:05 AM
Whoops, also gives a parents perspective on their side of the nightmare.
Posted by: ZLoserKing at April 24, 2006 10:08 AM
I posted about this several weeks ago.
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DEPRESSION IN THE BRAIN
Broadcast beginning week of April 23, 2006
Host Dr. Peter Kramer examines new research on the biology of depression including new findings showing depression is not only a disease that affects the balance of chemicals in the brain, but the anatomy of the brain, as well. This is the latest scientific evidence confirming that clinical depression is a physical, medical illness which causes changes in the brain.
Guests include: Dr. Robert Sapolsky, professor of biology and neurology at Stanford University and the author of both popular and academic books related to stress and its effects; Virginia Heffernan, the television critic for the online magazine Slate and a contributor to the anthology "Unholy Ghost: Writers on Depression"; Dr. Yvette Sheline, associate professor of psychiatry and radiology at Washington University in St. Louis; Dr. Ronald Duman, a neuroscientist and professor of psychiatry and pharmacology at Yale University; and singer-songwriter Dar Williams, who performs and discusses her song "After All."
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