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Monsters in the Field


(Continued of “From Peter Pan to Hypnotherapy”) My psychologist, Dr. Paul M. Cohen, and I also used hypnotherapy for other things.  Consequent to menopause, I had developed uncontrolled bleeding.  Paul and I went to the gynecologist who insisted that I had … Continue reading

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Made, Not Born: An End to Inpatient Psychiatric Hospitalization (Part I)


            On Christmas night, I took an overdose—nothing planned, not a suicide attempt, just a blind irrational act of pain.  I hung up from a phone call and swallowed all the pills on my bedside tray table.  Had there been … Continue reading

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About the Author: Anne C Woodlen (Part IV)


Out on pass, I collapsed psychologically and took an overdose.  When I failed to return to the hospital on time, the doctor said I probably was out partying and not to try to find me.  She left me alone to … Continue reading

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About the Author: Anne C Woodlen (Part I)


When I was fourteen, I was diagnosed with depression and saw a psychologist for psychotherapy twice a week for about a year and a half.  It was ineffective, so I got shipped off to boarding school.  The bouts of depression … Continue reading

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