Guest: Jeffrey Lieberman,M.D., author of Malady of the Mind
Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman draws on his four-decade career to illuminate the past, present, and future of schizophrenia.
Of the many myths and misconceptions that obscure our understanding of schizophrenia, the most pernicious is that there is no effective treatment or cure. Though that may have been true in the past, the current reality couldn’t be more different: today’s treatments have the potential to be game-changing—and often lifesaving.
For the first time in history, we can effectively treat schizophrenia, limiting its disabling effects—and we’re on the verge of being able to prevent the disease’s onset entirely.
We ask about:
What can families do to get more psychiatrists on board?
Hope for today’s young people who are in First Episode programs after their first psychosis.
Is true recovery possible or what do you mean by recovery?
What can families do to promote housing that heals/works for people like our sons? Why is there so little of it?
The leap that cannabis can cause not only psychosis but also schizophrenia.
Assisted Outpatient Treatment and the right to treatment despite
…and much more!
Mindy and her book: https://mindygreiling.com/
Randye and her book: https://benbehindhisvoices.com/
Miriam (Mimi) and her book: https://www.miriam-feldman.com/
Randye Kaye - was a morning Radio Personality bringing humor to CT families when her own son was diagnosed with schizophrenia. Now she is still a Broadcaster, Actress, Voice Talent, Speaker, and Author (Ben Behind his Voices, Happier Made Simple)
Miriam (Mimi) Feldman - is an artist, writer, and the mother of an adult son with schizophrenia. Her book, He Came in With It chronicles her family's story and was released to rave reviews on July 21st, 2020.
Mindy Greiling - Mindy Greiling was a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives for twenty years. She helped found the nation's first state mental health caucus, which successfully lobbied for a significant increase in Minnesota's mental health funding Her acclaimed memoir is Fix What You Can.