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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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Hutchings Psychiatric Center: Notes from a Hospitalization (Part VI)


Social Behavior Someone should write a book of etiquette for psychiatric inpatients.  What do you do when your warm, supportive, friendly roommate informs you that Erik Estrada brought her from Vietnam as an orphan and she is now married to … Continue reading

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Hutchings Psychiatric Center: Notes from a Hospitalization (Part III)


The Doctors Dr. Curly saw me first, and told me she was holding me over for Dr. Moe’s return from vacation.  Dr. Moe saw me, but said that Curly was my doctor.  Curly went on vacation after saying that Larry … 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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