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Rethinking schizophrenia as a brain disorder that requires medication, and recognizing that part of the cure is looking at the social factors that cause mental breakdowns: By the time I met her, Susan was a success story. She was a student at the local community college. She had her own apartment, and she kept it […]

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A daughter recounts the difficult experience of getting her bipolar father the help he needed to get better: I could feel everyone getting tired. The emergency-screening service kept sending the same patient to the psychiatric hospital, only to see him again the following week. The hospital had to baby-sit for a man who refused to […]