A neuroscientist's story about her stroke, recovery, and the insight she gained. My Stroke of Insight is a book written a decade ago by brain scientist Jill Bolte Taylor. I just recently learned about the Jill Bolte Taylor story when I caught the tail end of a radio program. What piqued my attention was the … Continue reading The Brain That Has a Mind of its Own.
This post was precipitated by the news of the execution just days ago of a man who suffered from severe neuropsychiatric illness (SNI) for most of his life. In fact, the onset of psychotic symptoms for him began perhaps possibly more than a decade before it is typical for most people. The execution of this … Continue reading Dead Woman Walking – Locked Inside of Psychosis
https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/07/10/627519801/behind-bars-mentally-ill-inmates-are-often-punished-for-their-symptoms Does that keep you up at night, forensic and state psychiatrists...those of you whose fingerprints are on so many thousands of these unjust convictions? Probably not.
America Can’t Incarcerate Away Our Mental Health Crisis It would be disheartening to believe that some of the actors involved, particularly legislators, would be consciously using the criminal justice system to achieve the goal of sweeping a medical crisis under the rug and damaging so many human beings in the process. The writer is speaking figuratively, although, it … Continue reading Huff Post Article: Our criminal justice and mental health care systems are dark stains on the honor of this nation.
Delirium: Emergency Evaluation and Treatment ICU Syndrome - A Dangerous Misnomer Excerpt: In summary, published research strongly points to underlying medical problems, rather than environmental or psychosocial factors, as the primary cause of delirium in the ICU. In the past, this neurological symptom used to called "ICU Psychosis". The "What is Serious Mental Illness" page … Continue reading “ICU Delirium” A Dangerous Condition that Can Happen to Anyone.
This article shows what has become of a society that has refused to reconcile with the harsh realities of psychosis, a society that has politicized and radicalized a condition of the human body. Texas Still Trying to Kill Man Who Gouged His Own Eyes Out This is where we are...while Stepping Up initiative is running … Continue reading Radicalizing Insanity
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