Tag Archives: Benjamine Rush Center

Sex, Drugs and Inpatient Psychiatry: More Answers


Kidney damage caused by antidepressants My kidney damage was caused by lithium, which is not specifically an antidepressant but is used in conjunction with an antidepressant for the treatment of bipolar disorder.  If you are taking lithium then the doctor should (a) check … Continue reading

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About St. Joseph’s Hospital Psychiatric Services (Part 1)


 “Mindfulness, the capacity to be here, to witness deeply everything that happens in the present moment, is the beginning of enlightenment.”  –Thich Nhat Hanh “You must make the unjust visible.”  –Mahatma Gandhi Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP)  About Michael Michael is ten … Continue reading

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About the Author: Anne C Woodlen (Part III)


In 1992, I went shopping.  I interviewed a psychiatrist, a psychologist and a social worker for the privilege of becoming my next therapist.  The psychologist, Paul M. Cohen, Ph.D., won and we worked together mostly twice a week for the … Continue reading

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