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The Mind without the Spirit


(I have no idea why this won’t post in 12-pt. font.  Sorry ’bout that.) In Dr. Andrew Weil’s 7-page paper, “We Have Happy Pills, Anxiety Drugs, and Therapists Galore: So Why Are We More Stressed and Depressed than Ever?” he … 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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Weeping Rage


This is Faith Rhyne’s summary: Today I participated in Occupy APA [the American Psychiatric Association’s annual convention in Philadelphia], a small-to-midsize protest that addressed the issue of the upcoming DSM-5 and the dangers of coercive psychiatry. The psychiatrists calmly filed … Continue reading

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Suffering or Not: A Choice


I’ve been getting feedback from folks who read my blog saying that it appears that I’m suffering, so I need to set the record straight.  My friend, Steve Wechsler, always signs off his emails with “Change is inevitable; suffering is optional.”  In … Continue reading

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Judges in Passing


People working in the mental health industry—aides, nurses, therapists and doctors—judge others.   A diagnosis is a judgment of what is normal or abnormal, sick or healthy.  Doctors and therapists make these diagnoses, then they and nurses and aides talk about patients’ … Continue reading

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