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 Austen Riggs Center has a long history of treating patients who have tried and failed to respond to previous treatment efforts. Early on, Riggs clinicians recognized the importance of so-called “treatment resistant” psychiatric disorders and their associated societal, financial and personal burdens – including death by suicide.
In 1977, the president of Egypt, Anwar Sadat, delivered an historic speech to Israeli Knesset, in which he said that beyond political, military, and economic considerations, there were psychological barriers of suspicion, fear, rejection, and deception that divided Arabs and Israelis and that th
Anne Dailey, J.D., has spent the last three months in the Berkshires as the Erikson Scholar at the Austen Riggs Center.
When symptoms of psychosis arise, it is vital to get people into treatment as early as possible, to avoid further loss of relationships, opportunities, a future. At Riggs, we appreciate the complexity of the illness and provide an integrative treatment approach using psychotherapy, family therapy and medication along with intensive social engagement.