Anderson Cooper Tries a Schizophrenia Simulator

CNN’s Anderson Cooper tries to go through a normal day using a schizophrenia simulator.

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Placebo Facts

I went to Novel Approaches in the Treatment of Depression at Mass General Hospital on June 14, 2014. Cristina Cusin, MD, gave a great lecture on The Role of Placebo in Clinical Practice. She shared some fun facts about placebos:

  1. Expensive placebos work better than less-expensive ones.
  2. Two placebos per day work better than just one.
  3. Blue placebos work best for sleep.
  4. Red placebos work best for pain.
  5. Brand-name placebos work better than generic ones.
  6. Placebos work best if administered by someone in a white coat.
  7. Homeopathic placebos work just as well as conventional-medication placebos.
  8. An injected placebo works better than a placebo pill.
  9. A surgical placebo works better than a placebo pill or injection.
  10. Placebos with unpleasant side-effects work better than those with no side-effects.

Bob

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Marty Hadge – Hearing Voices Beyond the Labels

Marty Hadge spoke at the Alternatives 2013 Conference in Austin, Texas, December 4-7, 2013.

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Eyes on Bullying

There is a great website, EyesOnBullying.Org, with resources on things you can actually DO to react to bullying. Check out their Tool Kit.

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Kevin Breel TedxKids Talk About Depression

This kid thinks we could save so many lives if only it was OK to say 4 words.

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Eleanor Longden: The Voices in My Head

Eleanor Longden: The Voices in My Head

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Maastricht Interview for Children

Here is the Maastricht Interview for Children.

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What Does Electroshock Therapy Feel Like?

Sherwin Nuland is a successful surgeon and author known for his bestselling books on the nature of life and death. But 40 years ago, he faced spending the rest of his life in a mental institution; indeed, a team of psychiatrists recommended a prefrontal lobotomy. Fortunately for Nuland, someone recommended what was then called electroshock therapy. Nuland describes how ECT gave him a second lease on life in his talk at the TED 2001 Conference.

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Traumatic Events

Resources in Response to Traumatic Events

* Tips for Parents on Media Coverage
* After a Crisis: Helping Young Children Heal
* Talking to Children about the Bombings
* Parents Tips for Helping Preschool-Aged Children after Disasters
* Parents Tips for Helping School-Aged Children after Disasters
* Parent Guidelines for Helping Youth After the Bombings

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