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March 19, 2007
What it's Like to Have Schizophrenia
Read more... Schizophrenia Education
We've talked in the past with Dr. Peter Yellowlees at the University of California, Davis and think that he and his team are doing an excellent job of creating new tools that allow people to better understand the experience of having schizophrenia. (Note: he's seeking funding, so if any groups like NAMI are interested in donating money for his research and educational efforts please contact him).
Today the BBC news reports on Dr. Yellowlees efforts:
Using the experiences of people with the condition, Dr Peter Yellowlees, professor of psychiatry at the University of California, Davis, has harnessed the popular simulation world of Second Life to give an insight into living with the condition. ...now, on a password protected section of the world, invited guests get the chance to experience the frightening world of schizophrenia.
"I do feel that the general public's worst misconception about schizophrenia is that it somehow remains in their minds an intractable degenerative condition that we can't treat - and this is so far from the truth."
Read the full story: What it's like to have schizophrenia
visit the Virtual Hallucinations website to learn more about how to view them yourself (it requires Second Life software and a Second Life account, address: secondlife://sedig/26/45/
Related Reading: Schizophrenia in Computer Game
More information on the game at Lindon Lab.
and here at "Second Life" - the game web site.
Posted by szadmin at March 19, 2007 11:25 AM
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