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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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Empathic Therapy Conference


This conference is an absolute must-do for anyone who wants to participate in real healing for people in emotional distress.  Richard Gottlieb, MSW, and I will be doing a workshop on “Treating the Maltreated,” i.e., what professionals in the mental health field need to know … Continue reading

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Blog Note


This blog is currently suspended while the author is under reconstruction.  Please go to “Notes in Passing” (http://annecwoodlen.wordpress.com /) or visit some of the best sellers on this site: How I Got Diagnosed with Unconscious Paranoid Schizophrenia Ativan, Sleep Apnea, and … 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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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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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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Non-Violent Communication: Felon v. Patient


I was attending Dr. Peter Breggin’s Empathic Therapy Conference:  Bring out the Best in Yourself! So I wheeled into Non-Violent Communication; Increasing Empathy in Private and Institutional Settings:  Mel Sears, RN MBA.  Mel turned out to be a comfortable-looking older … Continue reading

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