Societal factors of depression and the popularity of psychiatry

Furious Seasons today calls attention to Bruce Levine's Blog on the Huffington Post in a post called Psychologist Rips Psychiatry. I broke a tooth last night and have to go to the dentist now. So that is what I leave with you today.

Diet, nutrition, meditation and mental wellbeing

There are people around the blogosphere who question the biomedical model of psychiatry as do I. But they also seem to think that since this implies that there are no chemical imbalances that proponents of nutrients and dietary changes are also questionable. While I'm right there with the people who contend childhood trauma is often... Continue Reading →

Doing a favor for my psychiatrist

Last year my psychiatrist asked me to do him a favor. He teaches at a Chinese Medicine school. He does the Western Psychiatry block of the course. He asked me to come into his class to be interviewed by a student. They would be taking my "history." I told him that if I did that... Continue Reading →

The labyrinth

I am doing better. I am eating again and I sleep. The physical pain is gone. I am, however, deeply depressed. I see that this depression is a result of circumstances exacerbated by the withdrawals. I am mourning the loss of my brother and also the end of a friendship. Someone I met in the... Continue Reading →

Slow down Bessie

Yesterday I crossed the threshold in my withdrawal from Risperdal where I went from simply dealing with the inevitable suffering that withdrawal brings into total agony complete with heart palpitations and head, neck, back and shoulder pain. Unbearable. I did what I had to. I took 1/2 mg of Risperdal. The part that sucks is... Continue Reading →

I don’t feel like I’m being a very good blogger lately

I'm just not with it and I lack creativity. I'm having serious doubts about my well-being. I realize that what I'm going through must be withdrawals and that they will pass, but that is only an intellectual construct. I'm suffering and I don't know when it will end. Emotionally I feel like I'm at the... Continue Reading →

To all of us creatively maladjusted folk

"This hour in history needs a dedicated circle of transformed nonconformists. Our planet teeters on the brink of annihilation; dangerous passions of pride, hatred, and selfishness are enthroned in our lives; and men do reverence before false gods of nationalism and materialism. The saving of our world from pending doom will come, not through the... Continue Reading →

Feelings, love and orgasm. Oh yeah!

Okay, so I may be feeling shitty in many ways but something more than a little interesting and quite exciting has happened as I've come off the last of my Risperdal. It's not just antidepressants that rob us of romantic feelings, bonding and orgasm. Believe me, neuroleptics do it too. When I got off the... Continue Reading →

Not so good

This is the longest I've gone without posting and this is just a brief update. Life sucks. I'm in pain. Withdrawal pain and personal pain. I'm not spending a whole lot of time online because it hurts too much. This should pass as the withdrawals pass. I will become less sensitive to other hurts and... Continue Reading →

Lifestyle changes that have worked for me

Last night was my first Risperdal free night. I'm done with 15 years and 11 mg of Risperdal. I've also come off of stimulants, anti-depressants, Seroquel and half my Lamictal dose. I have 3 mg of Klonopin and 200 mg Lamictal to go. It's been three years since I started. I'm more than half way... Continue Reading →

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