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“Writing Well is the Best Revenge,” Maie Liiv


In my case, the psychiatrist, Dr. Jenifer Rich, prescribed lithium for seven years and didn’t monitor it, resulting in enormous damage to me.  A psychiatrist working for New York State is required to (a) check lithium levels every two months; (b) … Continue reading

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How to Complain: Mental Hygiene Legal Service


So Charles Bartlett had been locked up for thirty-two years when the Mental Hygiene Legal Service (MHLS) found him and asked if he wanted out.  He replied, “I’ve been waiting a long time for you,” and then it took the MHLS nine … Continue reading

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How to Complain: PAIMI and the MHLS


So, for starters, agencies that have PAIMI (Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness) should change their policy so that anyone can refer a mentally ill person for protection.  The lawyer can take the information from anyone, then go find the mentally … Continue reading

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The Undrugging of Annie (Part I)


It is a large, square, clear plastic Rubbermaid container with a blue-rimmed lid, and it is full of pills.  Red pills, brown pills, white pills.  Capsules and packed powder.  Round and oval.  Large, medium and small.  Gray pills, yellow pills, … Continue reading

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Answers to More Questions


Family physician prescribe lithium Medicaid ANYONE TAKING LITHIUM SHOULD HAVE LITHIUM LEVELS DONE EVERY TWO MONTHS; KIDNEY FUNCTION SHOULD BE CHECKED EVERY SIX MONTHS, AND AN EKG SHOULD BE DONE ONCE A YEAR.         Family physicians should not be prescribing lithium.  … Continue reading

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