5/8/19 By Jonathan Smith Labiotech.eu https://labiotech.eu/medical/schizophrenia-personalized-drug-cambridge/
Scientists at the University of Cambridge have developed a way to screen treatments for schizophrenia on single cells from a patient’s blood sample, which could speed up drug discovery and help to personalize treatments for people with the condition.
Around 21 million people worldwide suffer from schizophrenia, and this is likely to get worse with aging populations. Unfortunately, companies have lost interest in developing new drugs for this condition and other mental disorders.Read More
PUBLISHED: April 15, 2019 at 8:10 am | UPDATED: April 15, 2019 at 8:20 am By CALMATTERS Enterprise-Record https://www.chicoer.com/2019/04/15/californias-overlooked-mental-health-catastrophe-vanishing-care-options/
A slim man with hunched shoulders and a halting voice, Gray, 72, has schizophrenia. Before he landed in Carmen Palarca’s board-and-care home 11 years ago, he spent 20 years living on the streets, many of them huddled in a doorway across from a San Francisco Whole Foods.
“I feel kind of sad and worried a little bit,” Gray said quietly, sitting in the home’s small Read More
Today, the NAMI Board of Directors has announced the resignation of its Chief Executive Officer, Mary Giliberti, as she departs to pursue more time with her family.
Apr. 15, 2019 By David Kingdon, M.D. and Douglas Turkington, M.D. NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/April-2019/CBT-for-Psychosis-Approaches-Families-Can-Use
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is gradually becoming recognized and available as a psychological approach to mental health problems. But what exactly is it? Well, CBT works with thoughts (cognitions) and behaviors to help with mental health problems. It’s becoming increasingly famous, particularly for teaching people what they can do to improve depression and anxiety. But it’s also being used to help with symptoms of psychosis, such as hearing voices Read More
March 10, 2019 By Jocelyn Wiener CALmatters https://calmatters.org/articles/californians-struggle-to-get-mental-health-care/
Elizabeth Brown’s bedroom holds a trove of evidence of her fight to save herself.
Preserved among the Twilight novels, the posters of Korean pop singers and cameras she used for her budding journalism career are clues to the Santa Rosa teenager’s agonizing struggle with the mental illness that claimed her life last year.
Next to her neatly made bed sits the lavender candle she lit to soothe herself with aromatherapy. On her desk Read More
Thursday, March 28, 2019 Sammy Caiola Sacramento, CA Capital Public Radio http://www.capradio.org/articles/2019/03/28/peer-mental-health-workers-could-become-state-certified-under-proposed-california-law/
California lawmakers are considering a bill that could help build a workforce of people living with mental illness to help guide others in need of services toward care.
When Eric Bailey landed in a San Diego hospital after a mental health crisis in 2013, he says he was at the end of his rope.
“At the moment of being ready to discharge, I had zero idea what I was doing,” he Read More