Sunday, February 24, 2008

Hollywood, Schizophrenia


I'm watching the Academy Awards. I'm betting on Atonement. You heard it hear first. I also loved Juno. We were going to do a podcast today, but Clink went to the opera. Roy and I and our beloved non-shrink proles went to see Vantage Point. Not shrinky, I leave it to Roy to find a way to blog about it.

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You can read about a new Schizophrenia medication in development in the New York Times business section: "Daring to Think Differently About Schizophrenia." LY2140023 works on glutamate receptors, a new approach but the article mentions that preliminary testing shows it to be slightly less effective than Zyprexa.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

shrinks are proles too

Dinah said...

indeed

NeoNurseChic said...

Would have loved for Ellen Page of Juno to have won best actress! I actually saw Juno today with my grandparents, brother, and mom. My brother was watching it in the theater for the 5th time! My mom saw it for the 2nd time, and it was just the 1st time for my grandparents and me. Excellent movie!

Take care,
Carrie :)

dinah said...

Regarding the Academy Awards, I was wrong.

Anonymous said...

Was it your first time?

human carvery said...

I came here to shar emy distress I read online HBo were putting In Treatment available to watch on YouTube, at last I thought I can watch it, it comes up with not available in YOUR country to me, I added the capital letters, thats what it seemed like, please keep the updates coming when you can Dinah - Thanks!

NeoNurseChic said...

OT but did you watch Idol tonight? That last kid, David Archuleta, is the cutest kid ever! What a great singer! I really liked his performance, and I definitely think he's the best one. I also liked the performance by David Hernandez - he was the 6th one on tonight. Good show!

Oh and I'm sitting here watching In Treatment tonight's episode with Alex. I really don't like him. If I knew him in real life, I don't think I'd be able to stand him. How do shrinks (and you might note that I never use that word - because I don't really like it!) put up with having patients they don't like? Well, while I was typing this, Paul just threw soda or something in the guy's face - I guess that's one way to deal with a patient you can't stand...! haha Seriously though - therapy is much more intimate than many other human interactions, and you don't really pick and choose who comes to see you. So - if you totally don't like someone, would you be honest with them and say that you feel you just can't work with them? Or do you have to suck it up internally somehow and find some way to convince yourself that it's all for the good of the patient. I guess it can't really be all that great for a patient to see a therapist who internally doesn't like them, though!

OK enough rambling. :)

Take care,
Carrie :)

NeoNurseChic said...

Oh it was tea he threw in his face - I forgot that Paul is a tea drinker...

Cassie said...

Carrie, I've often wondered that myself! That is, what happens when a psychiatrist/therapist doesn't like a patient.
I get paranoid about it myself sometimes - "I can't say that! He might expel me from therapy." etc.

Sarebear said...

David Archuleta (I probably spelled that incorrectly) is from Utah, woohoo!). All sorts of stuff all over the news here about him, interviews, etc. Of course, I haven't finished watching this week's Tivo's of the show, but I'm guessing he didn't get kicked off or I'd have heard, lol! Vote for him!

Carrie, There's a song or two from your blog that used to play alot that always makes me think of you (sorry I haven't visited in awhile, been dealing with alot, yeah, I know so does everybody, I'm workin' on perspective and I'll try to do better) but anyway you have great taste so I'm especially tickled that you think he's great!

I think they're actually holding auditions HERE, in Salt Lake City later this year, eeeee! Not that I can sing (which doesn't stop many from trying), but that just seems wierd.