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Dr. Peter Breggin’s Empathic Therapy Conference 2012


One of the greatest things in the world is coming home.  I come through the front door, crawl into my jammies, pour a big glass of my usual iced tea and sink into bed.  The hotel where the Empathic Conference … Continue reading

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How to Complain: The Empathic Therapy Conference


Of her bout with CPEP, Ms R says, “This ordeal not only left my child traumatized, but me as well that I am now seeking a psychologist for her and myself.” When seeking a therapist after you have suffered psychiatric … Continue reading

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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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You Come First–Really (Part II)


What the hell does the Brownell Center for Behavioral Health think you want psychotherapy for?  For all this stuff—the yelling and hitting and fucking and drunkenness and drugging!  That’s what’s hurting you!  And they are ripping through the most painful, God-awful … Continue reading

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Benjamin Rush Center: The Kinder, Gentler “Hospital”


In 1966 my father came to Syracuse for several months to work on a proposal for a major federal educational grant.  He stayed at the Mayfair Motel on the edge of downtown Syracuse.  There was, elsewhere in the city, Twin … Continue reading

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Anger


I have post traumatic stress disorder as a result of having been hospitalized on inpatient psychiatry.  I wake up at 2:00 a.m. and it’s all there: At St. Joe’s:  I walked down the hall to the nursing station.  In front … 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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