I’m Not Sick, I Don’t Need Help! | Dr. Xavier Amador | TEDxOrientHarbor

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While studying to become a clinical psychologist, Dr. Xavier Amador had a life-altering experience when his older brother was diagnosed with schizophrenia. In an effort to understand and help his brother, he and his colleagues at Colombia University uncovered a new way to approach patients previously thought to be in denial. An internationally renowned clinical and forensic psychologist and leader in his field. His forensic cases include Theodore Kaczynski (Unabomber), Jared Loughner (Congresswoman Gabby Gifford shooting), and the 911 co-conspirators (Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detainees). His books, authoritative clinical research, worldwide speaking tours and extensive work in television news and entertainment make him truly unique among his peers. His expertise has been called upon by government, industry and the broadcast and print media where he has appeared as a frequent expert for CNN, ABC News, NBC News, NBC Today Show Fox News Channel, CBS 60 Minutes, New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Cosmo, Wall Street Journal and many other national and international news outlets. He is the Founder of the LEAP Institute and the nonprofit LEAP Foundation. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx