I have been off all psych meds for nine months. Life has been good.

(UPDATE 2016 -- I am still in touch with this friend and he remains healthy and is thriving! That's over 6 years that he's been doing very well. He just got back from a business trip in which he had to travel half-way across the world)  My friend from BipolarLife sent the below wonderful and... Continue Reading →

Evelyn Pringle’s Paxil Birth Defect Litigation Series

Here are links to Evelyn Pringle's most recent articles. She has been doing a series which in the end will include six pieces. Here are the first three lifted from Unite. That site will later be updated with the remaining three articles. Evelyn Pringle: Paxil Birth Defect Litigation – First Trial A Bust For Glaxo Paxil... Continue Reading →

Prozac for crowd control, no placebo needed to get the effect, NAC in schizophrenia, two updates on Rebecca Riley: news and blogs

More interesting links from over the weekend and Monday: Prozac for Crowd Control -- Storied Mind -- I’ve heard of a number of off-label uses for antidepressants, but turning them into non-lethal weapons for crowd control is a new one for me. The Soft-Kill Solution in the March Harper’s describes research on the use of... Continue Reading →

Can psychiatry be a science?

Long article which I've not read through but which certainly is worth a read in the March New Yorker. This is a small excerpt to get you going: You arrive for work and someone informs you that you have until five o’clock to clean out your office. You have been laid off. At first, your... Continue Reading →

People in withdrawal circles often report less suicidal ideation and impulses after drugs are withdrawn

Something that comes up quite often in discussions with my friends and readers who have been on meds and have come off of them is how many of the "psychiatric" symptoms they were being "treated" for disappear upon discontinuation of the medications. This is widely known and experienced among those of us who have decided... Continue Reading →

Synonyms for death

Live to be in the present. Safety, security, knowing and being right are all synonyms for death. –Cheri Huber

Celiac on the rise and is sometimes associated with mental distress

Celiac disease among other illnesses that can be fairly easily treated without psych drugs is one physical illness that sometimes gets people diagnosed with mental illness including schizophrenia and bipolar. All sorts of mental health issues can arise from someone with Celiac who is still actively eating gluten. It's worth ruling it out if you... Continue Reading →

Peace and love break — compassion for oneself

Found this last night. Thought it was so beautiful and healing. This is just the beginning of a post on Luminous Heart about compassion for oneself and working with the breath: Sometimes it’s easier to have more compassion for others than we have for ourselves. We have feelings we think we shouldn’t have. We have... Continue Reading →

Overflow of good links from yesterday

More links continued from yesterday: Benefits of mindfulness: What the studies show » Shambhala SunSpace Blood Pressure, Sleep And Mental Health Improve With Flexible Working Arrangements -- Medical News Today -- Another study proving what anyone with and sense already knows. How the Unconscious Mind Can Act Out Our Prejudices | Books | AlterNet --... Continue Reading →

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