Tag Archives: depression

Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals

Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals by Christopher Payne, is not a book of words as much as it is a book of images. A photo-essay, others have called it. And the pictures definitely tell a story. … Continue reading

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On being Enlightened. Or not.

In my early meditation training days I was very fortunate to study with a Taoist meditation master. One of the first things I remember him telling us was that the Taoists do not really believe in being enlightened with a … Continue reading

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New study reveals link between depression and being alive

New study reveals strong links between depression and being alive. A recent meta analysis of thousands of cases of people with depression spanning decades has concluded that life causes depression. It appears that humans are susceptible to varying states of … Continue reading

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The myth of the bipolar child

Everything about the current politics of child and pediatric bipolar disorder. The bipolar child. Bipolar child psych docs at war. Bipolar child researcher says BP doesn’t exist in children. The doping of America’s foster kids. Eli Lilly Co behind the … Continue reading

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Truehope or Truehype? An analysis of EMpower

This is a long article, so fair warning. I had never heard of Truehope until the last couple of years. I learned of it from videos and comments on Youtube. I’ve never tried it either. The window of opportunity when … Continue reading

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Cure is worse than the disease?

Girl Normal has a very entertaining and spot-on criticism post this week about Big Pharma, complete with witty satirical images. Here is a snippet: “I know I’m not the first to discuss this particular quirk of our modern society…but I … Continue reading

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Meditation as a cure for mental illness

In 1989, when I went inpatient for the first time, I thought there was going to be a line-up of hippy psychologists with beards and geeky glasses and long hair who talked about Jung as easily as Freud. I believed in the notion of counseling and as yet, did not know what psychiatry was or that their idea of ‘treatment’ was not at all the same as humanistic psychology. I soon discovered that being inpatient and receiving psychiatric treatment wasn’t anything like I had fantasized. Continue reading

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