Schizophrenia Related Content

Study Uncovers Cell Type-Specific Genetic Insights Underlying Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a complex disease with variable presentations. The diverse nature of this mental health disorder has made understanding the mechanisms that cause the disease, and subsequently developing effective treatments, especially challenging. In a new study published May 23 in Science, a team...

Video: Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia – Diagnosis and Treatment

When it comes to recognizing and treating mental health conditions, bipolar disorder (BD) and schizophrenia often stand out as especially challenging. While BD tends to be characterized by intense mood swings, and schizophrenia is largely marked by psychosis, the two can share common symptoms. It’s...

Podcast: Recognizing and Treating Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia

Jeff talks to Dr. Kathryn Eve Lewandowski about both schizophrenia and the different types of bipolar disorder. Eve shares overviews on both disorders, tips for spotting their signs and seeking treatment, and answers audience questions about successfully supporting someone living with these...

Video: Recognizing and Treating Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia

Bipolar disorder (BD) and schizophrenia are two very distinct mental health challenges. While BD is characterized by intense mood swings between deeply depressive states and episodes of mania, schizophrenia is marked by psychosis that can include hallucinations, delusions, or disordered thoughts or...

PACT Extends Its Reach To Underserved Communities

McLean’s Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) strives to provide customized, person-centered care in the community. Serving people that primarily have chronic mental illnesses like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, the program’s goal is to help people live fulfilling, independent lives...

Everything You Need To Know About Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a serious mental health condition that affects how people think, feel, and behave. People with schizophrenia experience psychosis with symptoms that include hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that aren’t there), and delusions (believing things that cannot be true). When people...

New Clinic Strives to Mitigate Risk of Developing Psychotic Disorders

Schizophrenia , schizoaffective disorder, and bipolar disorder with psychotic features are diagnoses laden with stigma, and they can sound downright frightening. Child psychiatrist Perihan Esra Guvenek-Cokol, MD , an expert in psychotic disorders, doesn’t dispute their seriousness. But she knows...

McLean Joins Partnership to Develop Early Interventions for Schizophrenia

In September, McLean Hospital joined the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and several public and private organizations to find early therapeutic interventions for people at risk for schizophrenia . Launched by the National Institutes of Health, the public-private...

Video: Dr. Dost Öngür and Oprah Winfrey Talk Schizophrenia

Oprah invited Dr. Dost Öngür to talk about schizophrenia as part of a discussion of Hidden Valley Road, the latest book in Oprah’s Book Club. Watch their talk on demand. What Is Schizophrenia Schizophrenia is a chronic and severe mental health disorder that affects how a person thinks, feels, and...

How One Nurse Makes a Difference for Patients and Staff

Jeanne McElhinney, MS, RN, BC , nurse director for McLean’s Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder Inpatient Program , has seen a lot of changes. She arrived at McLean in 1986 during training for her associate degree in mental health at Middlesex Community College. At the time, she covered three shifts...

Deborah L. Levy, PhD, To Receive 2019 Valiant Researcher Award

The Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America (SARDAA) will present Deborah L. Levy, PhD , director of the Psychology Research Laboratory at McLean Hospital, with its 2019 Valiant Researcher Award. Established in 2018, the Valiant Researcher award recognizes an individual “who has...