Schizophrenia: Myth and Science

From beautiful minds to serial killers, schizophrenia is a mainstay of plots, but what is it? How does it affect the person who suffers from it. What are the treatments and can it be cured with acupuncture?

Kate will walk us through some myths and some realities of schizophrenia and will give us some insight into a potential science-based treatment.

Kate is a third year student at Northwestern University who has previously interned at the University of Texas's Department of Schizophrenia, and is a double major in psychology and psychological services. At some point, she'd like to make people sit on couches and tell her about their feelings, but right now she writes in different places around the internet, including Teen Skepchick and Freethought Blogs. Kate was raised believing alternative medicine worked, and now spends her time making skeptical faces at it.

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  • Beth

    Here's a link to the "day in the life" video Kate mentioned in her talk.

    April 21, 2013

  • Harold K.

    I am a clinical psychologist and have worked in mental hospitals. Schizophrenia is no myth. It has a genetic basis.

    April 14, 2013

  • Jennifer

    My suspicion is that schizophrenia is somewhat hard to define, but those who say it it non-existant need to see the changed lives of those before and after medical help. Looking forward to this presentation!

    April 9, 2013

  • Susan G.

    Sounds fascinating!

    March 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I want to attend this so badly but can't this one day. Bummer! Will it be recorded?

    2 · March 25, 2013

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