Talk Therapies Take On a Vital Role in Treating Schizophrenia By Matthew M. Kurtz on February 14, 2023 Scientific American February 2023 Issue
Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that, at its worst, ravages the totality of everyday life. It is hard to imagine what people with the severest forms of the ailment experience as anything but biologically driven, a direct consequence of aberrant chemical and electrical activity occurring deep within the brain.
As a neuropsychologist, I have often seen convincing evidence of schizophrenia's biological underpinnings in my dealings with patients. To illustrate what I mean, I will describe “Billy”—a composite profile derived from various patients I encountered in my work at the Institute of Living in Hartford, Conn. Billy exhibits the detachment from reality and emotional agony brought on by a psychotic episode, symptoms experienced by many people with schizophrenia.
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Dr. Moncrieff is a psychiatrist who made international headlines recently when the systematic umbrella review she lead authored was widely recognized as having debunked the serotonin theory of depression. One journalist even decried "the chemical imbalance theory of depression is dead!"
Dr. Moncrieff will be presenting a webinar on Thursday February 23rd at 1pm Eastern Time, to similarly bust some biomedical myths associated with psychosis.
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