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Treating the diagnosis rather than the individual: A look at the increase in recognized disorders and prescriptionsTreating the diagnosis rather than the individual: A look at the increase in recognized disorders and prescriptions

Posted By TED Guest Author

By Grace Rubenstein Eleanor Longden’s new TED Book, Learning from the Voices in My Head, charts her harrowing journey from terrified young woman trembling in a psychiatric ward to a stable, successful doctoral candidate who has learned to live peacefully with her inner voices, medication-free. She recounts how her mind shattered into pieces and how […]

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Eleanor Longden’s selections for further reading on voice hearingEleanor Longden’s selections for further reading on voice hearing

Posted By Tedstaff

Eleanor Longden’s riveting story – featured in today’s talk and more in depth in the new TED Book, Learning from the Voices in My Head — raises many provocative questions. Longden talks about her recovery after a diagnosis of schizophrenia, in the process calling into question the attitudes of traditional psychiatry, the role of drug manufacturers and […]

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Everything you ever wanted to know about voice hearing (but were too afraid to ask)Everything you ever wanted to know about voice hearing (but were too afraid to ask)

Posted By Michelle Quint

During her freshman year of college, Eleanor Longden began hearing voices: a narrator describing her actions as she went about her day. Diagnosed with schizophrenia, Longden began what she describes as a “psychic civil war,” fighting to stop the voices as they became antagonistic. What helped her was something unexpected: making peace with them. By […]

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Seeing mental illness: Elyn Saks at TEDGlobal2012Seeing mental illness: Elyn Saks at TEDGlobal2012

Posted By Ben Lillie

A professor with schizophrenia Elyn Saks has chronic schizophrenia, and she is a professor of law, psychology and psychiatry at USC. She might have spent her life in the back ward of a hospital, but that’s not what happened. She starts by telling of the time when Dr. White, her doctor after she graduated from law school, was getting […]