A Conceptual Framework for Understanding and Treating Trauma and PTSD in Persons with Serious Mental Illness

7 07 2014

Today I want to share two lectures by Prof. Kim T. Mueser, head of the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Boston University. In the first speak Prof. Mueser discusses a conceptual framework for understanding trauma and PTSD among persons with serious mental illness. At the second lecture, Prof. Mueser reviews treatment of PTSD among persons with serious mental illness. I find this topic and these talks very interesting and I hope that you will find it relevant and helpful.

The Story of Maysoon Zayid

5 01 2014

“I have cerebral palsy. I shake all the time,” Maysoon Zayid announces at the beginning of this exhilarating, hilarious talk. (Really, it’s hilarious.) “I’m like Shakira meets Muhammad Ali.” With grace and wit, the Arab-American comedian takes us on a whistle-stop tour of her adventures as an actress, stand-up comic, philanthropist and advocate for the disabled.

Writer, actor, comedian, Maysoon Zayid is the co-founder of the New York Arab-American Comedy Festival. Do not miss this great lecture.

To see this lecture click HERE

Depression, the secret we share

21 12 2013

A must see Ted Lecture by Andrew Solomon about depression: www.mat.co.il/euJ


Andrew Solomon

The Neuroscience of Sleep

2 09 2013

This time I want to offer you an opportunity to hear a great lecture by Russell Foster about the The Neuroscience of Sleep. To see his speech click HERE. Enjoy!

“a sane reaction to insane circumstances”

11 08 2013

To all appearances, Eleanor Longden was just like every other student, heading to college full of promise and without a care in the world. That was until the voices in her head started talking. Initially innocuous, these internal narrators became increasingly antagonistic and dictatorial, turning her life into a living nightmare. Diagnosed with schizophrenia, hospitalized, drugged, Longden was discarded by a system that didn’t know how to help her. Longden tells the moving tale of her years-long journey back to mental health, and makes the case that it was through learning to listen to her voices that she was able to survive.

Eleanor Longden overcame her diagnosis of schizophrenia to earn a master’s in psychology and demonstrate that the voices in her head were “a sane reaction to insane circumstances.


To see & hear her talk at TED click HERE



Identifying Autism in Early Months

11 02 2013

Here is a 20 minutes lecture by Dr. Ami Klin,  an award-winning autism spectrum disorder researcher that is talking about autism and   new avenues for early diagnosis. I hope that you will find it interesting & helpful.

Dr. Ami Klin

Biomarkers Based Diagnosis

28 12 2012

Today I wish to share an interesting lecture by Jay Lombard M.D., a board certified neurologist and Co-Founder of Genomind, a biotechnology company devoted to the discovery of the underlying causes of neuropsychiatric disorders including Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia, autism and mood disorders. I hope & belive that you will find it interesting and helpful.

Happy new year!