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Colleague or Therapist?


So I called him up and asked him to be my therapist.  He laughed and said I couldn’t afford him, then went to work. It wasn’t as if I hadn’t tried to find someone local.  I called my ex-therapist, who … Continue reading

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Breggin Conference 2013, and Why to Not Attend


I got a shock this morning.  While checking out the latest on Facebook, I came across a post from Peter R. Breggin, MD, about the Empathic Therapy Conference 2013.  Then I discovered that Dr. Peter and Mrs. Ginger Breggin have … Continue reading

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What is Empathic Therapy?


            I went to Dr. Peter Breggin’s Empathic Therapy Conference because I knew Dr. Breggin to be opposed to psychiatric medications—drugs—which had grievously damaged me.  I also knew that without drugs there can be no hospitalization.  Only a chemical straightjacket can keep people … Continue reading

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Exercise, Depression and Drugs, not to mention Fibromyalgia, Hormones and Wisdom (part II)


But I digress—back to depression and exercise.  For decades, I tried to exercise.  I tried every kind of exercise, including calisthenics, jogging, yoga and a bunch of other stuff.  I quit them all because I’d become too depressed to continue.  … Continue reading

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After the Anger, Peace


I am at peace, and I wonder if it’s because I’ve finally blown out my anger at the inpatient psychiatric system.             For three decades on inpatient psychiatry I was treated with disrespect, callous indifference, and physical danger.  It was the … Continue reading

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Anger


I have post traumatic stress disorder as a result of having been hospitalized on inpatient psychiatry.  I wake up at 2:00 a.m. and it’s all there: At St. Joe’s:  I walked down the hall to the nursing station.  In front … Continue reading

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Righteous Anger


            When I stopped taking drugs ten years ago, I was angry—very, very angry.  There are several possible explanations for all that anger.  First was the fact that I have bipolar disorder, type 2.  Professionals say that in some people … Continue reading

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St. Joseph’s: The Perverse Pathology of Mary Corbliss (Part V)


On December 31, 2010, I began a four-part post about Mary Corbliss.  It is one of the top three posts that readers are going to, so it deserves a final note. Mary Corbliss was (and probably still is, judging from the … Continue reading

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