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||Personalized Medicine for Depression: Are We There Yet?
Roy H. Perlis, M.D., M.Sc.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Klerman Award Winner
For the last few years, genetic research has been described as ‘on the verge’ of revolutionizing medicine, but genetic testing has yet to impact clinical practice in psychiatry. Dr. Perlis will emerging results in the genetics of mental health and treatment response from a clinical perspective. How soon will this information become useful to patients and families? What are the remaining challenges? And what’s taking so long, anyway?
Roy H. Perlis, MD MSc
Dr. Perlis is the Medical Director of the Bipolar Clinic and Research Program and Director of Pharmacogenomics Research in the Department of Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Perlis’ clinical work and research is focused on difficult-to-treat or treatment resistant mood disorders, including major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder. He is the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed research publications as well as numerous book chapters and reviews. Current research efforts include identifying predictors of treatment response and identifying and studying novel treatments for mood disorders.
A graduate of Brown University and Harvard Medical School, Dr. Perlis completed his residency, chief residency, and clinical/research fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital before joining the faculty.
With all the media coverage of Charlie Sheen who is Bi-Winning (#winning) it has overshadowed our other favorite bipolar actor Mel Gibson. Last night “he was fingerprinted and his mug shot was taken, a requirement of a plea deal that resulted in him being on probation for three years and attending a year of domestic violence counseling.”
Mel’s troubles were reported for all to hear, it may have been the first time that a celebrity was recorded in drunken manic rage! at the time people were afraid of this rampage. Shocking as it was, we who live with mental illness know that 90% of what he was saying had nothing to do with who the man really is… When you’re in a manic rage fueled by alcohol you will do and say anything without regard and with no compassion… In other words you just don’t give a S#iT about what you say, the only thing you’re trying to do is hurt the person that hurt you with your words, threats, and outbursts. Is this fair to the victim, no not at all! there are consequences to your words and actions, and Mel for sure appreciate that. Just by showing up at the police station willingly says a lot…
“The 55-year-old Oscar winner was accused of striking his then-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva (gree-GOR’-yeh-vuh) during a January 2010 fight, but his no contest plea on Friday did not include an admission of guilt.”
Will society as a whole give Mel Gibson for his mental illness rampage… No probably not, there will always be stigma around what he said and what he did, namely because it offended an alienated a race… The ultimate career sinker in Hollywood.
fortunately for Mel, Charlie Sheen has been taking up a lot of the stigma these days and absorbing people in to his own delusion, but that’s content for another post.
AP – This booking photo released on Thursday, March 17, 2011 by the El Segundo, Calif. Police Department shows
Charlie Sheen…Winning and Stigma…Losing | Mental Health Humor
Title: Charlie Sheen = Winning Stigma= losing
Actor Charlie Sheen is a movie star my be dimming… Today he got fire from his TV show Two and a Half men. What will this “Guinness Book of World Records” holder do now? (Guinness record for the quickest celebrity to reach 1 million followers on twitter). With His new 2 million followers on twitter… his “people” Winning… have yet to be seen. Are we looking at the beginning of the end or is the something more going on? Only time will tell!
Here are the Last 6 from my friend at Mental health Humor Cartoons: