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Hospital Delirium—Second Opinion

While caring for her mother, Donna Smith learned about hospital delirium for the first time. The family worked closely with her mother's medical team to get her out of bed, and eventually getting her placed in a rehab center. Hospital delirium is a grossly misunderstood issue in ICUs across the US, but Donna and the medical experts delve into the topic in a way that will help countless people who are unaware of the issue. Although the story has a sad ending, the information shared will help others face these challenges.
2019; 2017

Psychosis—Second Opinion

Schizoaffective disorder is a form of psychosis and a mental illness in which a person experiences a combination of schizophrenia symptoms. People affected often have hallucinations or delusions, as well as mood disorder symptoms such as mania or depression. We meet Lynne Fisher, whose life was turned upside down by the onset of this illness, as she battled through five years of symptoms to find a treatment plan that enables her to live a constructive and happy life. We answer whether people with serious mental illness more prone to violence, and outline five reasons to consult a mental health professional.
2019; 2015

Lupus—Second Opinion

Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that is known as the “great imitator”, because many of its symptoms can mask themselves as other disorders. We meet Shanelle Gabriel, who thought her symptoms were the result of her busy college schedule, until a moment of vanity took her to see her doctor.
2019; 2016