Sunday, December 13, 2009

Childhood Schizophrenia on Oprah

I do not normally watch Oprah, but some of my students do. Recently, several came to me and asked if I had seen the episode with the seven-year-old girl with schizophrenia.

I went to Oprah's site to see what was there--I was surprised to find some videos, but many resources for parents and others who are dealing with the difficult situation. There is also an interview with Dr. Judith Rapoport, an expert in child psychiatry. While this goes beyond the level of schizophrenia I cover in class, I see how this could benefit all of us for background. Videos are on this page. Fascinating. Disturbing. Scary.

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