Marvin Ross

Marvin Ross is a Dundas, Ontario writer, Huffington Post blogger and publisher (Bridgeross Communications) with a particular interest in mental health. Dr E Fuller Torrey, in his latest edition of the classic Understanding Schizophrenia A Manual For Families, called Mr Ross “one of the leading Canadian advocates for individuals with serious psychiatric disorders”.

He listed 3 Bridgeross titles as among the top books on schizophrenia. These are Schizophrenia, Medicine’s Mystery Society’s Shame by Marvin Ross along with After Her Brain Broke: Helping My Daughter Recover Her Sanity by Susan Inman, and Dr. Carolyn Dobbins’ What A Life Can Be: One Therapist’s Take on Schizoaffective Disorder. .

His company, Bridgeross, publishes a number of other books on schizophrenia that have been recommended by NAMI in the US, EUFAMI in Europe, The Mood Disorders Society of Canada, and the World Federation for Schizophrenia and Allied Disorders.

Three of the top 10 must read books on schizophrenia listed by Healthyplace.com, are Bridgeross Titles.

He is also the producer of two documentary films on schizophrenia

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  1. I have read some of your articles about pain treatment and the terrible guidelines but wasn’t aware of your work regarding mental health. I will have to read some of your published works concerning these illnesses. I am not sure if you have seen the Standards For Opioid Prescribing For Chronic Non Cancer Pain that was put out by Health Quality Ontario this year or not but they leave out the GRADE of the evidence used to support them along with other important information. I am attempting to step up the fight in any way possible. PROP was involved in not only the McMaster Guidelines but also the Standards written by HQO. Are you aware that for the purpose of supporting the guidelines, that medications used were not what a typical Chronic Pain Patient would receive? Also that the NSAID used was Diclofenac which caused 2 serious adverse events compared to the Tramadol which saw only one minor adverse event? The only study that used doses of Tramadol strong enough to treat pain in double blind studies showed it to be more effective than diclofenac but for the purpose of the guidelines they stated that NSAIDS were ALMOST as effective as the opioid.I found court cases where judges ruled that people have the right to choose their medication provided that it doesn’t infringe on the rights of others. These cases were in regards to marijuana but the comments were about medical treatment over all,

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