A market to push SSRI/SNRIs–IBS or irritable bowel syndrome (and how I cured it)

A study has now been completed showing that IBS or irritable bowel syndrome (or less clinically a wastebasket term for ANY gut problems that have no clear etiology) can be "effectively" treated "at least in the short term" with antidepressants. This is, of course, referring to SSRIs the popular antidepressants which have been shown to... Continue Reading →

AstraZeneca is taking a big hit for big corruption

Now all over the news: Feb. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Unfavorable studies about the antipsychotic drug Seroquel were “buried” by AstraZeneca Plc, according to an internal e-mail unsealed as part of litigation over the medicine. The drugmaker failed to publicize results of at least three clinical trials of Seroquel and engaged in “cherry picking” of data... Continue Reading →


Both of these quotes are from Kathleen Norris, from her book A Marriage, Monks, and A Writer's Life: Acedia & Me: On Relationships: "Imagine for a moment that the people you encounter at home, work, or school are the very people God has given you to pray with, eat with, and play with for the... Continue Reading →

The heroines journey—a young woman finds her way through her psychosis with the help of Jung and Campbell’s literature alone

Another recovery story submitted by the author. (more recovery stories here) MANAGING PSYCHOSIS WITH THE HELP OF JUNG AND CAMPBELL By Mary in SC I was 27 years old when I fell into psychosis.  I was a moderately unhappy young housewife with a husband and two children I loved dearly.  Unfortunately, my husband had decided... Continue Reading →

Eleven Ways To Be Your Own Therapist

This is a piece by Daniel Mackler. I recently watched his film Take These Broken Wings. That led me back to his website where I had already read a lot of stuff I really liked but this time I asked him if I could publish some of his articles. I may publish several more in... Continue Reading →

Pharma kickbacks and corruption

From (Reuters): - The United States accused Forest Laboratories Inc of inappropriately marketing the drugs Celexa and Lexapro for children and paying kickbacks like spa visits to pediatricians who prescribed the drugs, the Justice Department said on Wednesday. Prosecutors said the antidepressant Celexa was no more effective than a placebo when taken by children or... Continue Reading →

Getting better?!! The ongoing Klonopin-Valium crossover.

Alas, I can say I've improved. What does improvement mean when I still can't stand for more than ten minutes, I cannot drive, I am so weak that phone conversations or company wears me out within 1/2 an hour and that's when I'm doing well? What does improvement mean when I wake up nauseous and... Continue Reading →

The Soloist — a movie

The real story behind the movie: I'd like to know why this guy is still running around with a shopping cart and apparently homeless when a journalist has made both himself and his subject famous with multiple articles, a book and a movie. The journalist sounds sensitive to his subjects needs and his journey through... Continue Reading →

Quote of the day

The significance of you will forever remain obscure to you, but you may assume that you are fulfilling your significance if you apply yourself to converting all your experience to the highest advantage of others. Buckminster Fuller via:  Catherine Auman's blog

Hanging out with the good and the BAD in meditation

From wildmind Buddhist meditation website: The American Buddhist nun Pema Chodron suggests what this might be like in her book, The Wisdom of No Escape. There’s a common misunderstanding among all the human beings who have ever been born on the earth that the best way to live is to try to avoid pain and... Continue Reading →

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