Prone Position – Mental health unit induction

Another episode from Keener's  experiences of withdrawal from effexor. This is a story worth following. I know some of you are reading each section. If you've missed the first installments you can pick them up here: Part 1 and 2 here and part 3 here, and part 4 here. By the time this is over... Continue Reading →

Letting the Patient Call the Shots

Hallelujah!! Dr. Berwick rocks! But would this sort of radical thinking be encouraged among psychiatrists too?? From the New York Times: Dr. Berwick, a Harvard pediatrician and president of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Cambridge, Mass., is a leading authority on health care quality. Last month in a national health policy journal, Dr. Berwick... Continue Reading →

Sedatives Increase Suicide Risk Among Elderly

From Sedatives greatly increase the risk of suicide in the elderly, Swedish researchers say. In their study, hypnotic medication also was linked with a greater likelihood of suicides in older people. "Sedative treatment was associated with an almost 14-fold increase of suicide risk in the crude analysis and remained an independent risk factor for... Continue Reading →

My therapeutic process…my readers, my therapy

I feel compelled to write today about my experience. I don't do that too often anymore as I have very little good to say. It's not that I don't think I'm progressing and moving forward, because I do think I am, but the degree of difficulty and suffering I'm experiencing as a result of the... Continue Reading →

Quote of the day

St. Francis of Assisi was hoeing his garden when someone asked what he would do if he were suddenly to learn that he would die before sunset that very day.  "I would finish hoeing my garden," he replied. - Louis Fischer

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