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.
The suicidal person suffers alone. We must continue to find ways to address this suffering. Treatment is only part of the answer, although in treatment centers we can and should try to find ways to do better. Beyond treatment, in our communities, our country, our culture, we can find ways both to cultivate hope and to speak with each other about suffering.
Many often remark that Austen Riggs is a unique place and program. For those who have spent time here -- as an employee, a student, or a patient, the experience is often called “transformational.”
Dr. Eric Plakun comments on recent publications comparing CBT to psychodynamic therapy.