Tag Archives: antidepressants

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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Antidepressants don’t kill; doctors prescribing them do


“Joe Mazella . . . killed himself three years ago under the effects of antidepressants.” The doctor did not see the patient for ten years, nevertheless he doubled the patient’s prescription for Paxil. The state Health Dept. has put him … 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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The Mind without the Spirit


(I have no idea why this won’t post in 12-pt. font.  Sorry ’bout that.  I don’t mean to yell at you; maybe God does.) In Dr. Andrew Weil’s 7-page paper, “We Have Happy Pills, Anxiety Drugs, and Therapists Galore: So … Continue reading

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It’s a Start


Glaxo Agrees to Pay $3 Billion in Fraud Settlement By KATIE THOMAS and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT Published: July 2, 2012   The British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges and pay $3 billion in fines for illegally promoting … 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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The Death Place


I didn’t kill myself yesterday—almost, though.  Almost. Here’s what happened:  about three and a half weeks ago I discovered that my glucose level was 423.  It’s supposed to be around 100.  I used to be able to control my diabetes … Continue reading

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