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Worshipping the Gods and Treating Schizophrenia


For us to learn, we first must have open minds; then we must proceed kindly and with gentleness. (The following was written in response to a dialogue on LinkedIn [http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Time-Change-Help-End-Mental-] Yesterday I was reading a psychiatrist’s essay that stipulated that … 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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“I Have Some Pills!”(Part II)


            Suddenly she breaks out in gasping sobs and yelps, “I’m scared!  I’m so scared!” I ask her if she knows what she’s afraid of.  “No,” she says, “I didn’t know I was scared until the words came out.”             … Continue reading

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St. Joseph’s Psych Services: About Eddie


            In Africa, orphaned elephant babies were taken to a particular preserve.  As the bulls reached adolescence, they began to harass the rare white rhinos in the preserve, starting with throwing sticks at them and escalating to murderous attacks that left … Continue reading

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