In the largest-ever study of its kind researchers identified more than 100 genetic variants that affect the risk for more than one mental health condition.
The Department of Psychiatry's annual Schizophrenia Education Day presents new research findings and important clinical topics for patients with schizophrenia and their families. Clinicians share their vision of modern psychiatric treatment that is preventive, patient-centered and oriented toward recovery and physical health.
2019: Advances in Integrated Community Care for People with Serious Mental Illness
2017 & 2018 Event Videos
2018: Progress in Schizophrenia: New Insights into Brain Development - Topics include development of new drugs and technology for treating schizophrenia and how early brain development may be related to development of schizophrenia.
2017: “Outside the Box" in Psychosis Treatment - Towards stage-based & symptom-targeted interventions. Topics include risk and resilience in vulnerable youth, early intervention for first episode psychosis, and the new treatment options.
Schizophrenia Education Day 2016
The 14th Annual Schizophrenia Education Day presented new research findings and important clinical topics for patients with schizophrenia and their families. Clinicians shared their vision of modern psychiatric treatment that is preventive, patient-centered and oriented towards recovery and physical health.
Watch archived presentations from the event.
Open dialogue: A family-based approach to care for early-episode psychosis - Chris Gordon, MD
Is it shyness or lack of interest? Using neuroscience to understand negative symptoms - Daphne J. Holt, MD, PhD
A mentalization-based approach to social deficits in schizophrenia - Benjamin K. Brent, MD, MS
What new studies of adolescent brain development are telling us about schizophrenia - Joshua L. Roffman, MD
This program is made possible by anonymous donors who have given generously to support this program.
Schizophrenia Education Day 2015
The Psychosis of Everyday Life: Implications for Early Detection and Prevention - Daphne J. Holt, MD, PhD
Improving cancer outcomes for individuals with schizophrenia - Kelly Irwin, MD
Becoming Your Own Best Resource: Lessons from the Illness Management and Recovery Curriculum - Adrienne T. Gerken, MD
New Treatments for Schizophrenia - Oliver Freudenreich, MD, FAPM
These videos are provided with generous funding from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Cambridge/Middlesex.
Schizophrenia Education Day, 2014
12th Annual Schizophrenia Education Day presented by the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Why Do We Sleep? The Critical Role of Sleep in Learning and Memory
Dara Manoach, PhD
Drilling Down to Bedrock: An Update on the Genetics of Schizophrenia
Joshua Roffman, MD, MMSc
Health Recovery: A Holistic Approach to Care
Sarah MacLaurin, APRN
My Voices Ate My Homework: Schizophrenia in the Developing Adolescent
John Tyson, MD
- Patient Education
- Jul | 10 | 2019
The First-episode and Early Psychosis Program (FEPP) evaluates and treats people in the critical early stages of schizophrenia or related psychotic illnesses.
- Feb | 5 | 2019
Brain Imaging Studies Provide New Insights into Biological Basis of Behaviors in Schizophrenia and Autism
Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital are using brain imaging technology to learn more about how individuals with autism and schizophrenia view the world through different lenses.
- Patient Education
- Dec | 30 | 2018
Frequently asked questions about psychosis and schizophrenia for both patients and family members.
- Dec | 6 | 2017
Noninvasive Brain Stimulation Aims to Reset Circuits to Treat Neuropsychiatric Conditions at Massachusetts General Hospital
With the advent of noninvasive brain stimulation techniques, clinicians now have at their disposal easy, safe methods to modulate brain activity.
- Patient Education
- May | 13 | 2017
Toward treatment and recovery from schizophrenia.