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Homeopathic Remedy


“Anne, you mentioned that you did work with a naturopath and were using magnesium to ameliorate your binge eating.  Can you tell me more about that?” Reader, I am working with a homeopath, not a naturopath—big difference.  I am taking … Continue reading

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


The chief of hospitalists listened long and thoughtfully to my tale of woe and he got it!  He took over management of my case and relieved me of the line of hospitalists, one of whom had stood at my window … Continue reading

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Recovery, Chronic Fatigue and Depression (Part III)


I had learned that the cause of depression is the perception of powerlessness; once I got my power back then I would be all right. Um, well, not exactly. Around 2009 I moved to another HUD-subsidized apartment building in Syracuse.  … Continue reading

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When Sooner becomes Later


So Dr. Tucker asked, “Would you be willing to go see the immunologists at the Cleveland Clinic?”  I said yes and he said he would arrange a hospital-to-hospital transfer. When he came back a day or two later, Dr. Tucker quietly … Continue reading

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In the World of Peas and Corn


Ode magazine is changing its name to The Optimist.  The magazine was conceived in France, born in the Netherlands and grew up in America.  It says it is for “pioneers of the possible” and I like that phrase. What if … 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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On Monday!


Anne C Woodlen does a guest spot on Dr. Peter Breggin’s radio show.   Listen to them discuss power, humiliation and recovery:  psychiatric hospitalization, depression, drugs, and relationships.  The show will be aired Monday, January 23, at 5:00 p.m. on http://www.progressiveradionetwork.com/the-dr-peter-breggin-hour/  Thereafter it … Continue reading

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