Monday, November 05, 2012

All in the Mind - Art, Science and Schizophrenia

This week's podcast from All in the Mind (Radio National, Australia) looks at schizophrenia - past (it was mom's fault), present (epigenetics, inflammation, and immune system - not to mention the social environment), and future (where is the research pointing now?).

Good show - enjoy!

Art, science and schizophrenia

Broadcast: Sunday 4 November 2012

There was a time when schizophrenia was blamed on the family and the so-called schizophrenogenic mother. Then with the growth of knowledge about the biology of mental illness all hope was pinned on the development of the perfect medication. Now social factors are seen as part of the cause and should be part of the cure. Lynne Malcolm hosts this discussion on the art and science of schizophrenia at the Dax Centre in Melbourne.

  • Brendon Clarke, Mental health advocate from the Mental Illness Fellowship Victoria
  • Professor Brian Dean, Schizophrenia researcher with the CRC for Mental Health
  • Professor Jayashri Kulkarni, Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre
  • Emma Last, Education manager with the Dax Centre
Presenter: Lynne Malcolm

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