April 25, 2007

NPR on Treating Schizophrenia and Other Mental Illnesses

NPR had a good radio segment on mental illness today that you may be interested in. It is a one hour segment. Guests are Dr. Insel who heads up NIMH, Dr. E. Fuller Torrey who heads up the Treatment Advocacy Center, and David Shern who heads up Mental Health America.

The discussion is on getting treatment for severe mental illnesses. It includes a good discussion about dangerousness and mental illness.

Listen to the NPR Recording: Identifying and Treating Severe Mental Illness - A look at the mental health system and proposals to improve it. (or go directly to the audio by clicking on the "Listen to this Segment - real audio or Windows Media).

Thanks Cannonier


Thanks to Tim^ who was the first to bring this to attention on www.schizophrenia.com in the
parent's forum.

Posted by: Sarah at April 26, 2007 09:37 AM

Cannonier, I certainly hope they are not endorsing the state hospitals from the 60's and 70's, basically locking up patients and giving them no hope for normalcy.

Posted by: Sheri at April 26, 2007 11:47 AM

Too bad they don't allow to download mp3 files of their programs.

Posted by: CopperKettle at April 26, 2007 06:29 PM

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