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City Visions: June 18, 2012
Difficult Diagnosis: Treating Mental Illness in the Bay Area
On June 18th, City Visions explored new research on and interventions for mental illness. Questions discussed included: how are health professionals in the Bay Area identifying and treating people with mental illness? What is the role of family members and family history in the treatment process? And how does the stigma of mental illness impact patients who seek diagnosis and treatment? Guests were:
Dr. Terence Ketter of the Bipolar Disorders Clinic at Stanford University
Dr. Demian Rose of the PREP Program at UCSF
Victoria Costello, science writer and author of, "A Lethal Inheritance: A Mother Uncovers the Science behind Three Generations of Mental Illness," published in 2012.
Resources shared during the show: