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Answers to More Questions, September 3


What happens if a person with fibromyalgia stops taking their medications? They get better.  I stopped taking all my medications and the fibromyalgia pain ceased.  A year later, I read a book by a doctor at Columbia.  He said that his … Continue reading

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Sex, Drugs and Inpatient Psychiatry: More Answers


Kidney damage caused by antidepressants My kidney damage was caused by lithium, which is not specifically an antidepressant but is used in conjunction with an antidepressant for the treatment of bipolar disorder.  If you are taking lithium then the doctor should (a) check … Continue reading

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Carol Hayes Collier, Truth and Sex: Answers to Questions


What to do if you catch patients having sex on a psych unit If it appears consensual, then honor the celebration of life, walk away and keep your mouth shut.  If it appears nonconsensual, scream bloody murder to get staff members to come break … Continue reading

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Recovery


            The Mental Patients Liberation Alliance had a conference on recovery.  Somebody asked George Ebert, the director, why it was called a recovery conference.  He replied, “Because that’s what the Office of Mental Health [OMH] had money for.”  This tags one of … Continue reading

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Saving Your Sanity Yourself


I have been reading Jeannette Bartha’s blog, “Multiple Personalities Don’t Exist,” a cogent, well-informed, well-written collection of thoughts about multiple personality disorder, currently called dissociative identity disorder (DID).  (http://jeanettebartha.wordpress.com/author/jeanettebartha/)  It reminds me of a workshop on recovery that I attended a … Continue reading

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The Undrugging of Annie (Part II)


Poverty was also a side effect of the lithium poisoning.  I had been an administrative assistant in the New York State Office of Mental Health when I became Dr. Jenifer Rich’s patient.  When I left her, I was on Welfare. … Continue reading

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The Freedom to Fall


For George Ebert, founder of the Mental Patients Liberation Alliance, who witnessed too many retention hearings. Mary Beth McIntire went to court yesterday.  She was sentenced to six months in a lockup for drinking. Mary Beth is a 47-year-old woman … Continue reading

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