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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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“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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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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About the Author: Anne C Woodlen (Part III)


In 1992, I went shopping.  I interviewed a psychiatrist, a psychologist and a social worker for the privilege of becoming my next therapist.  The psychologist, Paul M. Cohen, Ph.D., won and we worked together mostly twice a week for the … Continue reading

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