Monthly Archives: April 2011

Monsters in the Field


(Continued of “From Peter Pan to Hypnotherapy”) My psychologist, Dr. Paul M. Cohen, and I also used hypnotherapy for other things.  Consequent to menopause, I had developed uncontrolled bleeding.  Paul and I went to the gynecologist who insisted that I had … Continue reading

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From Peter Pan to Hypnotherapy


(Continued from yesterday’s “PPP, DDD and Me”) Whoa, dude, I said to the recovering psychiatrist.  I’m not waking up because I have nightmares.  I’m waking up because I have to go to the bathroom.  The anger, pain and self-hatred are … Continue reading

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PPP, DDD and Me


I went to the Empathic Therapy Conference because it included workshops about drugs and drug damage.  (All I understand of empathic therapy is that it’s what you do when you accept people as people, not as diagnosable units of sickness, … Continue reading

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Empathic Therapy: Hopefulness for “Schizophrenics”


So at the Empathic Therapy Conference I ask Dick, the therapist from Grand Rapids, if I can sit with him for his protection, and off we go to How Psychiatric Drugs Work and How They Get FDA Approval:  Peter R. … Continue reading

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The “Chemical Imbalance” Lie


So there I am at Peter Breggin’s Empathic Therapy Conference, in the workshop on SSRI Antidepressants Adverse Effects, and the unknown M.D. starts talking about “chemical imbalance.”  He says there is no such thing. I was put on antidepressants, told … Continue reading

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An Improbable Recovery


by Anonymous I began to face life with the ominous diagnosis of Schizophrenia in February 2004.  I was living and working in Silicon Valley and had begun hearing voices five months prior to my second and final voluntary hospitalization at Good … Continue reading

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April is the Cruelest Month


Saturday I went back to Peter Breggin’s Empathic Therapy Conference, but first I went for a long ride.  I did not intend to but, because I am disabled and in a wheelchair, and therefore poor, I have to use paratransit, i.e., … Continue reading

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