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Thanks again NY Times: Findng Purpose After Living with Delusion

This is the fourth article in the NY times “Lives Restored” section by Benedict Carey. This is a link to the article by Ben Carey. In it, he profiles Mr. Milton Greek and his journey from sensitive, passionate and eccentric … Continue reading

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2nd & 3rd stories in NY Times about people with schizophrenia doing alright!

First off, I realize that I was maybe a little too hard on Benedict Carey  in my previous post (sorry Ben!… not that YOU are reading ME) because the three stories he’s written for the Lives series about people diagnosed … Continue reading

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Wrapping up in San Francisco

Thanks everyone for participating online and at the conference in San Francisco. A special shout out goes to Ann-Louise Silver for her prodigious blogging during the conference. It’s been another great conference, spending time with good people and learning lots … Continue reading

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Ann-Louise Silver, ISPS-US 2011 Honoree

Ann-Louise is giving a rousing talk on the perils of the proposed DSM 5 diagnosis of Early Psychosis Syndrome. She notes some of the motivation for this new diagnosis, including not just the expansion of the pharmaceutical industry, but also … Continue reading

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The Uncanny in Psychosis

Just listening to Jeffrey Gehring’s Case Presentation and he referred to an incident of the uncanny in his work. At least a dozen of us raised our hands to comment about our own experiences of uncanny experiences in working with … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Conference

The ISPS-US annual conference is underway in beautiful San Francisco at the lovely Fort Mason Center. Our past-president, Ann-Louise Silver, MD, is going to be one of our guest bloggers for the conference. So stay tuned for Ann-Louise’s comments throughout … Continue reading

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OMG: Talking to “schizophrenics” helps them!!

Oh no, I want to be happy                                           and I am really quite glad that Benedict Carey has FINALLY got around to publishing an article about the effectiveness of psychotherapy for people diagnosed with schizophrenia. This is a welcome message, … Continue reading

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Getting ready for San Francisco Meeting

Excitement is really building for the next annual meeting of ISPS-US in San Francisco October 14-16 at the Fort Mason Center. Last year I attempted to do some live blogging from the conference, but the rural area made Internet access … Continue reading

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RIP Leston Havens, MD. You have been a great inspiration to me.

I woke up this morning to learn the Leston Havens, MD passed away at age 86. Here is the obituary from the Boston Globe. His books and articles have been a great inspiration to me. His compassion and utterly human … Continue reading

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Diagnosis is not destiny: Joe Holt

In 2008 I attended a very powerful Spring Conference at the Bowen Center for the Study of the  Family in Georgetown entitled “Schizophrenia: Diagnosis is not destiny”where I heard two very interesting people talk about their recoveries from schizophrenia. One … Continue reading

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