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Treating the Person, Not the Diagnosis, Part III


This post is my reply to the previous two days of posts from Richard F. Gottlieb, MSW, Pediatric Care Manager/Medical Social Worker, Holland Hospital Rehabilitation Services, whom I met at Dr. Peter Breggin’s Empathic Therapy Conference. (Continued from 6/4/11) In … 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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Empathic Therapy: Hopefulness for “Schizophrenics”


So at the Empathic Therapy Conference I ask Dick, the therapist from Grand Rapids, if I can sit with him for his protection, and off we go to How Psychiatric Drugs Work and How They Get FDA Approval:  Peter R. … 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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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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Empathic Therapy and Healing our Homecoming Troops


I wheeled into Psychotherapy and Medication for Military Stress:  Maj. Maria Kimble, MSW, LCSW, at Dr. Peter Breggin’s Empathic Therapy Conference. Earlier in the afternoon, I had noticed a young woman sitting in profile to me.  She had brown hair … Continue reading

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