Schizophrenia

Dr. John Kane explains SZ and his life’s work (3 minutes)

Dr. John Kane is a leading psychiatrist and research investigator at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Hospital. Here he provides an overview of schizophrenia and his continuing work in the field. (In 2010 Dr. Kane and his team won a $25 million grant from NIH to develop and co-ordinate a comprehensive treatment intervention for early-phase, first-episode schizophrenia to be instituted at 35 sites in 21 states.)

Elyn Saks’ TED Talk About Her Schizophrenia (14 minutes)

USC Law Professor, Yale Law School graduate, and author of The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness, Elyn Saks speaks forcefully before a TED Conference about the tragedies and triumphs she has experienced in her lifelong psychodyssey with schizophrenia.

Jonny Benjamin’s Schizoaffective Disorder

Here is a very personal YouTube video by an articulate young Englishman named called Jonny Benjamin. For families with a loved one having a psychiatric disability and hearing voices, this video helps improve understanding by personalizing the experience. (Schizoaffective Disorder is schizophrenia combined with depression or bipolar disorder).

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