The use of medications is a matter between a patient and his/her doctor and, for schizophrenia, is considered to be the cornerstone of treatment. Peter Buckley, MD, a psychiatrist and expert in schizophrenia, and dean of the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University described it as the "bedrock of managing schizophrenia". Fixmentalhealth disagrees but provides no evidence or qualifications.
Marvin Ross is a Dundas, Ontario writer and publisher with a particular interest in mental health. Dr E Fuller Torrey, in his latest edition of the classic Understanding Schizophrenia A Manual For Families, called Mr Ross "one of the leading Canadian advocates for individuals with serious psychiatric disorders". <br> <br> He listed 3 Bridgeross titles as among the top books on schizophrenia. These are <em>Schizophrenia, Medicine's Mystery Society's Shame</em> by Marvin Ross along with After Her Brain Broke: Helping My Daughter Recover Her Sanity by Susan Inman, and Dr. Carolyn Dobbins' What A Life Can Be: One Therapist's Take on Schizoaffective Disorder. . <br> <br> His company, <a href="http://bridgeross.com/" rel="nofollow"> Bridgeross</a>, publishes a number of other books on schizophrenia that have been recommended by NAMI in the US, EUFAMI in Europe, The Mood Disorders Society of Canada, and the World Federation for Schizophrenia and Allied Disorders. <br> <br> Three of the top 10 must read books on schizophrenia listed by <a href="http://www.healthyplace.com/thought-disorders/books/books-on-schizophrenia/#.T5bNuvZmXvw.twitter" rel="nofollow">Healthyplace.com</a>, are Bridgeross Titles. <br> <br> He is also the producer of <a href="http://bridgeross.com/videos.html" rel="nofollow"> two documentary films</a> on schizophrenia
Who wants to be friends with and get to know someone who is totally psychotic? If they are properly treated fine, but otherwise, no. Maybe what we should do instead is to spend that anti-stigma money to ensure that they are treated and restored to sanity. Then most of us would want to befriend them and they would live longer with more fulfilling lives.
03/15/2012 12:06 EDT
The Canadian Psychiatric Association just released a position paper with recommendations to improve the system. Psychiatrists are so fed up with the regressive way our society treats those with serious mental illness that they are speaking up and making demands on behalf of some of the most vulnerable in our society.
03/02/2012 04:19 EST
This statistic does not, in my opinion, tell us anything. It is of as much value as saying that four out of five people have stomach problems, which could range from over indulging at the all-you-can-eat buffet and being bloated for days, to having incurable stomach cancer.
02/21/2012 04:56 EST
There is nothing newsworthy, unfortunately, in the stories of the many people with treated mental illness who are coping and accomplishing. There is the old adage that when a dog bites a man that's not news. When a man bites a dog, that is news, so most of the media coverage around the mentally ill has to do with crimes.
02/08/2012 04:54 EST
There have recently been two tragedies resulting from people with serious mental illnesses being released too quickly from ER. Emergency rooms tend to be dumping grounds for those with mental illness who need special care and treatment. Hospitals need to ensure these incidents don't repeat.
01/25/2012 12:51 EST
Even though people suffer from a disease of the brain that impairs their rational thinking, most jurisdictions in North America have stringent legislation that makes it difficult to impose treatment. And, because society allows them to refuse treatment, some die. But, their civil liberties remain intact. Or do they?
12/23/2011 10:32 EST
10/25/2011 12:56 EDT
On June 24, I reported that a group of families in B.C. caring for relatives with serious mental illness had not had any
10/11/2011 04:52 EDT
Mentioning health care professionals along with discrimination and mental illness is likely surprising for many. It certainly
08/26/2011 12:44 EDT
Who can explain why our society treats those with Alzheimer's disease medically while we increasingly treat those with schizophrenia
08/04/2011 11:29 EDT
Why is there such a strong anti-medical model attitude towards serious mental illness when the evidence keeps growing that
07/06/2011 12:41 EDT
Caring for a family member with a serious mental illness (mainly schizophrenia and bipolar disorder) is often extremely stressful
06/24/2011 01:10 EDT
Lack of services for the mentally ill is becoming an issue for the upcoming election in Ontario. Many are not impressed with
06/09/2011 05:05 EDT
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