Tag Archives: lithium

Dr. W.C. Elliott: The Idiot du Jour


See also http://annecwoodlen.wordpress.com/2014/09/07/dr-w-c-elliott-the-idiot-du-jour/

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Greetings, Gentlefolk


I have spent the past twelve days in St. Joseph’s Hospital on inpatient psychiatry (Unit 3-6) with Dr. Roger Levine attending.  I am now going to file complaints with the New York State Dept. of Health, NYS Office of Mental Health, … Continue reading

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The Enduring Damage (Part I)


A letter to my doctor’s partner: Dear Doctor, I need you to understand. In 1974 my fiancé, a fighter pilot in the Marine Corps, died when his plane crashed and parachute didn’t open.  Thereafter, during the perfectly normal depressive phase … Continue reading

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Beyond Recovery: Stage Five


Hello, My name is Dustin and I live in Michigan. When I was seventeen years old my mother put me in a psychiatric hospital called Forest View. The abuse I felt violated me to the core! I felt like I … Continue reading

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Moving On


The damage done by psychiatric medications has now taken such a toll that I no longer am able to maintain two blogs.  Henceforth, all my posts will be to my other blog, “Notes in Passing,” at http://annecwoodlen.wordpress.com .  Please follow … Continue reading

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Sexual Abuse, Mohawk Mom, and the Good Life


Good morning, peeps.  It’s been too long since I posted, so here’s an update on what I’ve been doing: First, an allegation has been made that a therapist is sexually abusing his patients.  I do not know if this is true … Continue reading

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The Death Place


I didn’t kill myself yesterday—almost, though.  Almost. Here’s what happened:  about three and a half weeks ago I discovered that my glucose level was 423.  It’s supposed to be around 100.  I used to be able to control my diabetes … Continue reading

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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: To the FDA


http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/HowToReport/ucm053074.htm U.S. Food & Drug Administration MedWatch The FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program Reporting Serious Problems to FDA Product Problems What is a Serious Adverse Event? Download Forms Resources for You Report a Serious Medical Product Problem … Continue reading

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How to Complain: Blame the Physician, Dammit!


Drugs don’t damage people; physicians who prescribe them do.  Yesterday I read several messages that focused my attention on the fact that we’re blaming the drugs, not the physicians who prescribe them.  Seroquel, Xanax, lithium and all those other things … Continue reading

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