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What is Wrong with this Woman? Recovering from Chronic Fatigue and Depression (Part VII)


So we were talking about Gerry Edwards, who had traveled around the world with the Moonies, getting an up-close-and-personal look at the major religions of the world, not to mention a really bad case of gastrointestinal distress from the buffet … Continue reading

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Fighting back: Roger Levine, M.D.


I awoke at 3:30 a.m. with a terrible need to say what happened on St. Joseph’s inpatient psychiatry, Unit 3-6. I attempted suicide for two reasons:  first, it was a rational choice that I’d been considering for months based on my … Continue reading

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The Call


In church, they preached from the lectionary.  (“A lectionary is a book or listing that contains a collection of scripture readings appointed for Christian or Judaic worship on a given day or occasion.”  Wikipedia)  The lectionary presents the same scripture readings … Continue reading

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Speaking My Language, and the Good Guys


August 10  Once upon a time a therapist had a patient who was planning to kill some people and then herself.  She was very intentional and very much in control, so he sent her to be admitted to inpatient psychiatry.  Shortly … Continue reading

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CPEP: The Uncovered Story (Part II)


Mental illness is neither glamorous nor popular, and is treated behind locked doors, so it gets ignored.  St. Joseph’s cardiac care services are ranked number one in the state; Crouse Hospital has the best Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in a fifteen-county area; … Continue reading

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CPEP: The Uncovered News


What is the “news”?  What should the newspaper be reporting?             The news is anything that is previously unknown.  The news should be reported based on (a) how many people it affects, and (b) whether anything can be done about it.  News … Continue reading

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Dr. Nasri Ghaly, Psychiatrist (Part 4)


Finally, I think that any physician who administers shock treatment against the will of the patient should be arrested and charged with criminal assault.  Court-ordered ECT is an abomination.  Society does not have the right to invade that most private … Continue reading

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