The Riggs Blog
The Riggs blog is a mix of news about clinical work, research and educational activities from the Austen Riggs Center, as well as a source for information beyond our walls that we find interesting and thought-provoking.
The question of whether there is a genetic basis of schizophrenia has long been debated. This summer the journal Nature reported some exciting results from an international study that support this idea.
In Deborah Solomon’s recently published biography American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell, she gives a thorough account of the years Rockwell and his family lived in Stockbridge, MA.
With hundreds of choices throughout the country, how does one decide which psychiatric facility will work for them? What is it about the Austen Riggs Center that is different from other places?
You may not have known that Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Mental Health Awareness Week coincide. Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall knew he was violating the NFL dress code on October 10, during Mental Health Awareness Week, when he chose to wear green cleats instead of the pink cleats that the association set as a policy for all players to wear throughout October to raise awareness for breast cancer.