Tag Archives: mental illness

The Witness


I contacted the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and got from them test protocols.  I took these to Dr. Sidney Orgel, a psychologist on the staff of Upstate Medical Center.  He had a private practice run out of an office in … Continue reading

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Resources re Understanding Psych Meds


Ethical Issues Related to Treatment Induced Harm (Part II) By Ron Unger on September 8, 2012 The Triumph of Bad Science is a blog post by Robert Whitaker that explains the history of the false claim that black box warnings about … Continue reading

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Ethical Issues Related to Treatment Induced Harm (Part I)


Or:  Every resource available to get off psych meds By Ron Unger on September 8, 2012 Many people come into the mental health system often after being betrayed and traumatized in a number of ways: too often, the mental health system … Continue reading

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Me and the Camel


I have been thinking about dying and it’s really confusing to me.  The first thing that happened when I told people I’d been referred to Hospice was that the conversation would come to a dead halt, and I don’t understand … Continue reading

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Double-Damned by Doctors


Yesterday the specially certified nurse came to do a PRI, which is the official New York State Department of Health’s Patient Review Instrument for just how crapped out you are.  If you score less than 5 then you go into … Continue reading

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Syndrome W


Some time ago, a group psychologist treated me most unjustly.  In a rage of hurt and anger, I asked my individual psychologist, “What can I do?”  He replied, “You can write about it,” and thereby my call was given.  I … Continue reading

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Finding Dr. Tucker


So there it was:  I was living a pointless life.  The bad news was that I had no family or health, and those are the two things that people identify as the most important things in their life.  The good … Continue reading

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