Tag Archives: dual diagnosis

Service vs. Power


It is Easter and I hurt.  The Neurontin must be increased but even so I doubt that it will do any good.  Bipolar II depression is supposed to be treated with a mood stabilizer and a mood elevator, i.e., an antidepressant.  There are … Continue reading

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Hutchings Psychiatric Center: Notes from a Hospitalization (Part IV)


It is difficult to describe the utter futility one felt in Hutchings Psychiatric Center.  At every turn, I was denied the right to do things.  There was a recreational therapist who was supposed to provide group activity for the patients on the … Continue reading

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