Does Schizophrenia Need a Name Change?

The term schizophrenia carries an incredible load with it. It is not just a moniker for a serious mental condition but also a tool to support discrimination, shame, and condemnation, as multiple recent studies and surveys have shown. The evidence suggests that many of the insensitivities of decades and centuries past, though certainly much improved, … Read more

Inherited Intellectual Disability Increases Neuropsychiatric Risk

The covered study in this summary was published on SSRN.com as a preprint and has not yet been peer reviewed. Key Takeaway Why This Matters Children with developmental delay associated with a genetic variant are at increased risk for emotional and behavioral problems. Early identification of these children can lead to early assessment and treatment. … Read more

Doctor Tried to Navigate US Healthcare for Her Autistic Son

Alexander Roodman was packing up his room, preparing for a gap year before college, when I met him at his family’s Washington, DC, townhouse. The room was a typical teenage disaster zone, with clothes and books strewn everywhere. Then, Alex picked up an origami sculpture that rippled with dozens of ridges and depressions. “It’s kind … Read more