Tag Archives: Psychiatry

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


So I went home and took an overdose of insulin, which ended me up in the Emergency Room with a glucose level of about 120, which was pretty wonderful.  I was interviewed by a psychiatrist who said I didn’t need … Continue reading

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HOMEOPATHY: Today


I have received a comment from a reader: “Homeopathy is not something I have tried or known whether to trust, but the one thing I am certain of is that it can do no harm, unlike allopathic meds . . … Continue reading

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Just another Friggin’ Hearing?


So I woke up this morning and immediately had to write a five-page statement to today’s administrative law judge. The government had been totally screwing me again and I had to put a stop to it. I was incarcerated—not treated, … Continue reading

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To Shuffle Sideways or Not


This morning I feel stronger. There is no more medically-approved word for it: I just feel stronger. Let me tell you how the week has gone. Last Saturday I went to church and knew after I got there that it … Continue reading

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The Night After Christmas


So back in Upstate Medical Center’s emergency room, after the attending psychiatrist leaves, I lay around waiting for Godot or Santa Claus or heaven knows what. I get no insulin, which I’m expecting, and no antibiotics. When I was admitted … 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 used for the treatment of anxiety, … Continue reading

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Exercise or Insulin?


Sorry.  A doctor poisoned me with unmonitored lithium.  There is no literature about the effect of lithium poisoning on the immune system, however, I clearly have immune dysfunction, type unknown.  It causes, among other things, chronic fatigue syndrome and hypersensitivity … Continue reading

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The Psychiatric Interview


I was about to be subjected to the manipulations of the defense team’s psychiatrist.  This was not going to be some impartial, neutral psychiatrist who would try to be objective.  This would be defense attorney Ed Gerber’s chosen psychiatrist who … 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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Dr. Peter Breggin’s Empathic Therapy Conference 2012


One of the greatest things in the world is coming home. I come through the front door, crawl into my jammies, pour a big glass of my usual iced tea and sink into bed. The hotel where the Empathic Conference … Continue reading

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