Hallucination (huh-loo-suh–ney-shuh n) : a sensory experience of something that does not exist outside the mind, caused by various physical and mental disorders, or by reaction to certain toxic substances, and usually manifested as visual or auditory images. Psychiatry has built an entire infrastructure around the definition of normal. In my training, I learned clinical,
We’ve been told a story about depression – that you are born with a chemical imbalance that requires lifelong medication. Get ready for some myth-busting around the benefits, risks, and the truth about what depression is.
One of the primary mythic patterns informing and giving shape to what is collectively playing out on the world stage—as well as within the human psyche—is the archetype of the “wounded healer.” The archetype of the wounded healer has to do with discovering the healing encoded within our wound, as if we are finding light
The Dark Night of the Soul has been referenced by spiritual teachers for ages. It is an inner journey that one is called to undertake at various stages in life, one where the mind’s limited perceptions of reality are utterly transformed. This experience can be considered a form of death: the dissolution of an ideal,
Did your doctor or friendly pharmacist tell you that the flu vaccine could put your mental health at risk? According to the latest research, the notoriously ineffective,1 2 3 illness-inducing,4 5 potentially paralytic, 6 and even lethal7 8 flu vaccine has one more side effect to add to the list: depression. One would imagine that
Editorial note: As a physician trained to regard informed consent around pharmaceuticals, I believe there can never be too much information provided to women who must make decisions about exposing their future children to medications. The pharmaceutical industry and its minions were apparently so threatened by the article you are about to read that they