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How Not To Be Depressed, Part 1


1. Choose your parents carefully. There are two issues here: first, genetics and, second, child-rearing practices. According to the National Institute of Mental Health’s research, there is a gene for depression and it comes in a long form and a … Continue reading

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Beyond Recovery: Stage Five


Hello, My name is Dustin and I live in Michigan. When I was seventeen years old my mother put me in a psychiatric hospital called Forest View. The abuse I felt violated me to the core! I felt like I … Continue reading

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Moving On


The damage done by psychiatric medications has now taken such a toll that I no longer am able to maintain two blogs.  Henceforth, all my posts will be to my other blog, “Notes in Passing,” at http://annecwoodlen.wordpress.com .  Please follow … Continue reading

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Anger


I was angry with my friend: I told my wrath, my wrath did end. I was angry with my foe: I told it not, my wrath did grow.     William Blake, A Poison Tree Speak when you are angry and you … Continue reading

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Justice Required


Anger is good; anger is healthy.  When you have been used and abused, it is anger that gives you the energy to fight back, to regain the self-sufficiency that has been taken from you. Don’t ever turn that anger inward and hurt … Continue reading

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Surviving without Dr. Peter Breggin


— On Sat, 12/24/11, ginger breggin <grbreggin@hotmail.com> wrote: From: ginger breggin To: “Anne Woodword” Date: Saturday, December 24, 2011, 11:54 AM Dear Anne, This is Peter, as well as Ginger writing to you. Ginger and I both love your writing. … Continue reading

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SURVIVING PSYCHIATRY: A User’s Manual


SURVIVING PSYCHIATRY:  A User’s Manual by Anne C Woodlen This 60-page collection of 23 essays recently sold out at Dr. Peter Breggin’s Empathic Therapy Conference and now is available for sale to you. “The great jazz bassist Ron Carter once … Continue reading

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Dr. Peter Breggin’s Empathic Therapy Conference 2012


One of the greatest things in the world is coming home.  I come through the front door, crawl into my jammies, pour a big glass of my usual iced tea and sink into bed.  The hotel where the Empathic Conference … Continue reading

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“Why Anti-Authoritarians are Diagnosed as Mentally Ill”


A brief interruption from my “How to Complain” series in order to bring you one of the most awesome essays I’ve every read. Why Anti-Authoritarians are Diagnosed as Mentally Ill Posted on February 26, 2012 by Bruce Levine, Ph.D. In … Continue reading

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Empathic Therapy Conference 2012


Dr. Peter Breggin’s Center for the Study of Empathic Therapy, Education and Living In partnership with ICSPP.org: International Counselors, Social Workers, Psychiatrists and Psychologists  Presents The Empathic Therapy Conference 2012: The Power of Empathic Relationship with Critiques of Biological Psychiatry … Continue reading

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