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Fat = Happiness


What is wrong with me?  How many times have we each asked ourselves this question?  Am I coming down with a cold?  Was it something I ate—or didn’t eat?  We keep trying to figure out what makes us sick so … Continue reading

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Doing what’s Right


It started, of course, with a nightmare, which led to a long train of memories, none of them pleasurable or comforting.  It ended with this:  tomorrow afternoon I have an appointment with my therapist and her supervisor.  Dick Gottlieb and I, … Continue reading

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Surviving Psychiatry: About the Author


About the Author, Anne C Woodlen I am a tenth generation American, descended from a family that has been working a farm that was deeded to us by William Penn. The country has changed around us but we have held true. … Continue reading

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How to Complain: U.S. Dept. of Justice


“Frequently Asked Questions about Filing an ADA [Americans with Disabilities] Complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice”   http://www.ada.gov/fact_on_complaint.htm Courtesy of Peter Berg, Project Coordinator of Technical Assistance, Great Lakes ADA Center, University of Illinois/Chicago (800) 949-4232 (V/TTY)–(312) 413-1407 (V/TTY)–(312) 413-1856 … 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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Empathic Therapy Conference 2012


Dr. Peter Breggin’s Center for the Study of Empathic Therapy, Education and Living In partnership with ICSPP.org: International Counselors, Social Workers, Psychiatrists and Psychologists  Presents The Empathic Therapy Conference 2012: The Power of Empathic Relationship with Critiques of Biological Psychiatry … Continue reading

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Power vs. Service


The psychotherapist came to the waiting room to get me.  She was a tall, older, light-skinned Afro-American psychologist.  She held the door as I maneuvered my wheelchair through it and we went into her office.  She sat down and I slowly … Continue reading

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