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What the Post-Standard Didn’t Tell You


What the Post-Standard did tell you yesterday was that– Cuomo in Syracuse on Wednesday to explain his proposal to improve care for New Yorkers with special needs Syracuse — Gov. Andrew Cuomo will be in Syracuse Wednesday to promote his plan to … Continue reading

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SURVIVING PSYCHIATRY: A User’s Manual


SURVIVING PSYCHIATRY:  A User’s Manual by Anne C Woodlen Now for sale to you, this 60-page collection of 23 essays recently sold out at Dr. Peter Breggin’s Empathic Therapy Conference. “The great jazz bassist Ron Carter once described good jazz … Continue reading

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Surviving Psychiatry: A User’s Manual


  Surviving Psychiatry   A User’s Manual    Anne C. Woodlen    The great jazz bassist Ron Carter once described good jazz as a delicate balance of the predictable and the unpredictable.  Too predictable and it bores the listener, too … 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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Recovering from Mental Illness


There is currently a discussion going on at LinkedIn about recovering from mental illness.  One question is “What is recovery?” I went to a conference on recovery and somebody asked the conference leader why it was called “recovery.”  His reply was, … Continue reading

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From Australia: R U OK? Day


Who will you ask? It seems hard to believe that tomorrow is RUOK?Day after all the planning. You may have seen the very moving tribute to Gavin Larkin – the founder of RUOK?Day – on last Monday night’s Australian Story. … Continue reading

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Depression and Power


So there I was—the victim of depression and antidepressants.  I no longer physically could tolerate antidepressants but I was still depressed.  Then one day I was talking to Mary Lou Rubenstein and she told me that the trigger for depression … Continue reading

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And That’s How You Deal With Depression


The secret in overcoming depression is action.  The trigger that turns on depression is the perception of powerlessness.  Turning off the trigger is a matter of acting with power.  When you are depressed then the chemicals in your brain become unbalanced.  … Continue reading

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Happiness is . . .


            In April 2001, despite having about a dozen chronic illnesses, I stopped taking drugs.  So what have I learned in the past decade?             I have learned that happiness consists of a good night’s sleep, a healthy diet, challenging … Continue reading

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Ativan, Sleep Apnea, and Bad Craziness


Someone searched my blog for Ativan with sleep apnea: DO NOT TAKE ATIVAN IF YOU HAVE SLEEP APNEA.  It could kill you. Ativan, also known as Lorazepam and Temesta, is a benzodiazepine; it is a narcotic.  It is used for the … Continue reading

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