April 25, 2002
What treatments were current in the 1920s?
What distinguishes schizophrenia from other types of mental illness?
Is schizophrenia hereditary?
Do delusions represent alternative personalities?
What was the role of insulin in John Nash's treatment?
Why don't hospitals retain patients who may harm themselves or others? Also, after these patients are released, why is so little help available?
How can a concerned parent convince a child with mental illness to take his prescribed medication?
If John Nash recovered without drugs, why are those who support the use of medications so happy about "A Beautiful Mind"?
Can schizophrenia be "cured" or "overcome"?
Why do some of the newer medications fail to help my child? Also, why is she so indecisive?
What evidence can you cite that mental illness is a "brain disease"?
April 29, 2002
How can we define "successful treatment" for the seriously mentally ill?
What triggers schizophrenia?
Is electro-shock currently considered a treatment for schizophrenia?
What is being done to increase the number of mental health professionals?
How can we guard against stereotyping the mentally ill?
Could anti-psychotic drugs have ruined John Nash's beautiful mind?
Do schizophrenics fare better in nonindustrial countries?
What new schizophrenia medications are in the pipeline?
How do placebos work in clinical trials?
April 30, 2002
How do you feel about using video as a means of treatment?
Why is mental health treatment so expensive?
Do the effects of mental illness level off or lessen with age?
Is there a connection between John Nash's profession and his developing schizophrenia?
How do you feel about forcing someone to be drugged against their will?
Why is the success rate for schizophrenia recovery higher in cultures that don't use psychotropic medications to treat it?
Is there ever any desire among such groups as Dr. Torrey's Treatment Advocacy Center to promote assisted treatment or involuntary hospitalization?
May 1, 2002
Could schizophrenia have actually played a role in the evolution of human critical thinking?
Knowing there is a genetic component to schizophrenia, is there anything I can do to "protect" my son?
Can schizophrenia have positive features, and if so, what implications does this have for treating the disease?
Where can someone read up on articles on what poor countries are doing to help those with schizophrenia?
May 2, 2002
What are signs that someone is more than just an eccentric person and possibly schizophrenic?
Might people with schizophrenia really be suffering from Celiac disease?
Do you think that sheer will can defeat schizophrenia?
What, if any, relationship exists between schizophrenia and bipolar disorder?
Why do so many people suffering from schizophrenia have delusions and paranoia about the FBI?
May 3, 2002
Can magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) help diagnose schizophrenia?Also, what medications are successful in treating hallucinations and delusions?
What treatments were current in state hospitals in the 1960s?
Do medications promote long-term recovery, or hinder it?
What is the difference between schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder?
Can clinical depression eventually deteriorate into a more severe disorder?
Is schizophrenia usually a degenerative disease?
What would happen if a patient were misdiagnosed with schizophrenia and placed on zyprexa (olanzapine)? Could the drug actually cause schizophrenic symptoms?
How long does an anti-psychotic drug take to have its full effect?
What is the link between mental illness and insulin?
How is schizophrenia diagnosed?
At what age does schizophrenia begin?
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