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Teen With Schizophrenia Shot and Killed By Police In Front of Family

18-year-old Keith Vidal was shot and killed by a police officer Sunday when authorities responded to a call for help from family members. Keith was in the midst of a schizophrenic episode. According to early reports, Keith had picked up a small screwdriver and refused to put it down, an action which prompted the family […]

The Jodi Arias Trial: Jodi, Insanity and the Death Penalty

Recently, the head prosecutor in Maricopa County said that he was open to negotiating a deal in the Jodi Arias case. He would consider taking the death penalty off the table in exchange for life without parole. Whether or not a deal is struck, depends at least in part, upon how the victims’ family wants […]

Successful and Schizophrenic

The New York Times features an article by Elyn Saks entitled “Successful and Schizophrenic.” Elyn Saks is a university professor, [amazon_link id="1401309445" target="_blank" container="" container_class="" ]an author[/amazon_link], a researcher and the recipient of the MacArthur foundation genius grant. She also has schizophrenia and has clearly experienced a great deal of success in her life. In the article, she […]

Clinical Terms In The News, Related to the Colorado Shooting

In light of what many are calling the largest mass shooting in U.S. history, you will likely be hearing many reports about the clinical and psychological status of the shooter. At this time, there have been no reports about his clinical or psychological status but mental health professionals have been speculating about it in the […]

Schizophrenia & Violence: What Are The Facts?

I remember speaking with a client with schizophrenia who, for her entire life, had [amazon_link id="0967718937" target="_blank" container="" container_class="" ]denied that she had the illness[/amazon_link]. For many years, she would not even allow a conversation between us about schizophrenia. The topic was simply off-limits. One day, she was talking about viewing a Law & Order […]