Monthly Archives: October 2011

Curing Schizophrenia


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tisFkl5gdtc&feature=share Please watch this.  It begins with Dr. Peter Breggin, psychiatrist, speaking about how he stopped the resurgence of shock treatment in 1972, then it goes on to comments from Richard Gottlieb, an empathic therapist.  The main portion of this 20-minute video … Continue reading

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Pilot to Tower


Here are some conversations that airline passengers normally will never hear. The following are accounts of actual exchanges between airline pilots and control towers around the world. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Tower: “Delta 351, you have traffic at 10 o’clock, 6 miles!” Delta … Continue reading

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Practicing Preventative Psychiatry


If we don’t medicate mental illness, then what do we do?  Not surprisingly, I have a few suggestions, starting with the wisdom of a long-forgotten fellow who said, “The best preventative psychiatry is to have children at the right time … Continue reading

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The Way Out


From the PSYCHOLOGY TODAY blog “Mad in America” by Robert Whitaker, author of Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America As I wrote in Anatomy of an Epidemic, I think … Continue reading

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The Ten Ammendments, and Other Revisions


From John Habkirk The following statements are said to have been written by actual children and, as far as we know, are genuine, authentic and not retouched or corrected (i.e., bad spelling has been left in): In the first book of the Bible, … Continue reading

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Today’s Outrage: Those Who Govern Us


  Washington, D.C. area now the richest in the nation By Chris Moody Political Reporter By Chris Moody | The Ticket – 14 hrs ago Analysts at Bloomberg News examined new Census data and found that the area surrounding the … Continue reading

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Erasing Painful Memories


This blog is repeatedly being searched for what psychiatric drugs will erase painful memories. There are none. What has happened to you has made you the person you are.  Painful memories cannot be excised from your mind like a tumor … Continue reading

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