References for "The treatment of schizophrenia," June 2007

Amador XF, et al. I Am Not Sick, I Don't Need Help: Helping the Seriously Mentally Ill Accept Treatment. Vida Press, 2000. American Psychiatric Association Work Group on Schizophrenia, "Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Schizophrenia, Second Edition," Supplement to American Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 161, No. 2, February 2004. Buckley PF, et al. "Lack of Insight in Schizophrenia: Impact on Treatment Adherence," CNS Drugs (2007): Vol. 21, No. 2, pp. 129-41. (Locked) More »

References for "The use and misuse of self-esteem," June 2007

Baumeister RF, et al. "Does High Self-Esteem Cause Better Performance, Interpersonal Success, Happiness, or Healthier Lifestyles?" Psychological Science in the Public Interest (May 2003): Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 1-44. Birndorf S, et al. "High Self-Esteem among Adolescents: Longitudinal Trends, Sex Differences, and Protective Factors," Journal of Adolescent Health (September 2005): Vol. 37, No. 3, pp. 194-201. Blackwell LS, et al. "Implicit Theories of Intelligence Predict Achievement across an Adolescent Transition: A Longitudinal Study and an Intervention," Child Development (January-February 2007): Vol. 78, No. 1, pp. 246-63. (Locked) More »

Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale

Below is a list of statements concerning your general feelings about yourself. If you strongly agree with the statement, circle SA. If you agree, circle A. If you disagree, circle D. If you strongly disagree, circle SD. 1. I feel that I'm a person of worth, at least on an equal plane with others. (Locked) More »

The use and misuse of self-esteem

In the mental health community, there is debate about whether treatment that leads to higher self-esteem should be a goal in itself, or whether improving self-esteem should come as a result of achieving other goals in one's life. (Locked) More »

The treatment of schizophrenia: Making it work

Treatment of patients with schizophrenia often falters because patients are unwilling or unable to maintain doctor's appointments and medication schedules. Transitional services such as assertive community treatment can improve the chances of success. (Locked) More »

In Brief: Uncovering diagnostic biases

A study that asked mental health professionals to evaluate a hypothetical case history found biases based on the way the circumstances of the case were presented, and also due to professional orientation and training. (Locked) More »

In Brief: Alternative medicine for depression

A survey of women who had recently been diagnosed with depression found that at least half of them had opted for an alternative form of treatment, such as massage or yoga, in addition to conventional forms of treatment such as medication and therapy. (Locked) More »