Tag Archives: Schizophrenia

Physical or Mental Illness?


Last year—The Year of the Beast—while I was a patient in Crouse Hospital I had multiple episodes in which I was fully conscious but unresponsive. Following severely stressful events I could hear what was happening around me but I could … Continue reading

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Oxycodone: This One’s for Bob


Fourteen thousand “views” on my blogs in the last two months.  Congratulations, you guys have such good taste! I awake, perhaps for the third time this night.  Should I take a drink, turn over and go back to sleep, or … Continue reading

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The War on the Other Terror


Schizophrenia is a problem of the mind, not the brain, and therefore is curable with proper talk therapy.  Schizophrenia is caused by trauma.  Certain life events can make the most normal person crazy.  A person with schizophrenia is living in … Continue reading

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Curing Schizophrenia


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tisFkl5gdtc&feature=share Please watch this.  It begins with Dr. Peter Breggin, psychiatrist, speaking about how he stopped the resurgence of shock treatment in 1972, then it goes on to comments from Richard Gottlieb, an empathic therapist.  The main portion of this 20-minute video … 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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Dr. Nasri Ghaly, Psychiatrist (Part 3)


In the 1990’s, Dr. Ghaly’s day would start before seven o’clock with a mug of tea in his hand as he headed for the car, more or less followed by his children.  There were three:  his first- and second-born sons, Fadi … Continue reading

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Wallenda on the Wire


Karl Wallenda created his crowning achievement — the seven-person chair pyramid.  Four men stood on a wire 35 feet in the air [without a net], two pairs yoked together by shoulder bars.  On top of them on the second level … Continue reading

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