Tag Archives: depression

Mental Illness: Who Do You Believe?


There is a crisis of faith in the mental health community.  The American Psychiatric Association (APA) publishes the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental  Disorders” (DSM) which is a book of rules for diagnosing whether someone is schizophrenic, depressed, or … Continue reading

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DSM-5: Redefining Who and What is Crazy


People like to think there is some finality in psychological assessments.  After all, saying that someone is nuts, schizo, retarded, loner, lame, or has a borderline personality disorder can solve a lot of problems when relating to people.  It has … Continue reading

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4th of July at the River Bottom Campground


For those of us fortunate enough to be unemployed so we are able to enjoy this independence day from the airy elegance of our 60-sq ft (5.5 sq meter) residence this holiday near the beach in San Buenaventura on the … Continue reading

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“Starving the Beast” (STB) to Cut Education, Social Security, and Medicare


To the Limit By PAUL KRUGMAN, Published: June 30, 2011    COMMENTS (468) In about a month, if nothing is done, the federal government will hit its legal debt limit. There will be dire consequences if this limit isn’t raised. At best, we’ll suffer … Continue reading

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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and Mental Illness,..er,..er


Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) has been around for some time.  There are some similarities between TMS and Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT), a treatment for depression, and other disorders. When the human mind, in all its complexity, malfunctions to a greater or … Continue reading

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