the dear old human experience is a singular, difficult, shadowed, brilliant experience

The ancients are right: the dear old human experience is a singular, difficult, shadowed, brilliant experience that does not resolve into being comfortable in the world. The valley of the shadow is part of that, and you are depriving yourself if you do not experience what human kind has experienced, including doubt and sorrow. We... Continue Reading →

Personality is not determined by genes and a life in psychotherapy: Sunday news and blogs

It seems to me the below sort of study supports those of us who do not believe what gets labeled as mental illness is easily genetically determined either. Indeed many personality traits are these days labeled as mental illness. Bad News for the Genetics of Personality -- Neurocritic The latest search for genetic variants that... Continue Reading →

Potential SSRI/SNRI and benzodiazepine withdrawal symptom list

The SSRI/SNRI symptoms are originally from this website on Effexor withdrawal. I thought after this list I would also put a benzo withdrawal symptom list. Unfortunately there has not been enough study of other psychotropic drug classes to come up with comprehensive lists, though in my experience in all my groups I've seen there is... Continue Reading →

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