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Kevin (not his real name) is in his mid twenties. He was diagnosed with schizophrenia at the age of 13. He hears voices, has a typical disorganized thought process, but is well-treated with medication. He spent time in a mental … Continue reading
Looking back on the first time I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, I can think of a lot of metaphors to describe the shock. Imagine a notebook. All the pages are normal, useful, where they should be. As you thumb … Continue reading
Diagnoses Inflation and Medication Over-kill.
Dr. Allen Frances chaired the DSV-IV task force–the holy grail for psychiatrist in determining diagnosis. Recently I read his book Saving Normal. It made a lot of sense. DSM-5 came out a couple of years ago and we experienced what … Continue reading
There will be a listening session March 13, from 1 until 4:30. All are invited to give feedback to various groups that are influential regarding mental health services in our area. Ideas for improvement and your personal experience are welcome. … Continue reading
Thomas Merton made the following simple observation in the initial sentence of The New Man. “Life and death are at war within us. As soon as we are born, we begin at the same time to live and die.” And … Continue reading
contrary to my previous announcement, the meeting scheduled for February the 11th will be held on February the 18th. Sorry for the confusion
We will join with the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network to conduct Double Trouble in Recovery peer meetings beginning Tuesday, February 11 @ 6:00pm. This is a 12 step program for people living with a dual diagnosis– mental illness plus … Continue reading
Exclusive Interview With Virginia State Senator Creigh Deeds http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1401/27/acd.01.html Aired January 27, 2014 – 20:00 ET THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED. ANDERSON COOPER, CNN ANCHOR: Good … Continue reading