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

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

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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 []

Eleanor Longden’s selections for further reading on voice hearing

Eleanor Longden’s selections for further reading on voice hearing

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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 []

Seeing mental illness: Elyn Saks at TEDGlobal2012

Seeing mental illness: Elyn Saks at TEDGlobal2012

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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 []