Tag Archives: Drug

Mind, Spirit or Soul


The issue is soul murder.  The psyche is defined as “mind, soul or spirit.”  Psychiatry has claimed the mind, but ignored the spirit or soul part.  If you are hospitalized on a medical floor then the hospital will give you a Holy … Continue reading

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Charting on the Doctor


A woman whose son is being treated for schizophrenia is keeping a journal of all her son’s treatment.  She notes the drugs, the dosages, and when they are changed.  She also records the doctor’s comments.  I hope she’s also recording her … Continue reading

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In the End . . .


Greetings again, neighbors far and wide.  It’s three o’clock in the morning and I have been lying awake re-telling my story in my mind—the part where a doctor damaged me and I spent a month on life support with no expectation … Continue reading

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Music, Coffee, and Power


The Sound of Music When I stopped taking drugs, I started hearing the music. My father was a college professor and it seemed like every Sunday afternoon of my childhood I got dragged to some symphony concert, which was b-o-r-i-n-g. … Continue reading

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What is Empathic Therapy?


            I went to Dr. Peter Breggin’s Empathic Therapy Conference because I knew Dr. Breggin to be opposed to psychiatric medications—drugs—which had grievously damaged me.  I also knew that without drugs there can be no hospitalization.  Only a chemical straightjacket can keep people … 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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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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