Monthly Archives: March 2011

The Brain That Changes Itself


Norman Doidge, MD The human brain, as we are now quickly learning, has a remarkable ability to change itself :  rewire or re-programme itself. Neuroplasticity is the name given to the relatively new understanding that our brain is plastic – meaning … Continue reading

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Invincible Summer


In midst of winter I found  within me an invincible summer. Albert Camus Photo – Ed. Toronto, west end.  Mar 4th,  2011

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Talk Doesn’t Pay…


Talk Doesn’t Pay, So Psychiatry Turns Instead to Drug Therapy N.Y. Times article. Published: March 5, 2011 Below a link to a New York Times article addressing the psychiatric assembly line that North American psychiatry has come to resemble.  Features hard-working … Continue reading

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Go Easy on Yourself


Go Easy on Yourself, a New Wave of Research Urges N.Y. Times February 28, 2011, 5:26 pm Extract: Do you treat yourself as well as you treat your friends and family? That simple question is the basis for a burgeoning … Continue reading

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Anatomy of an Epidemic


Robert Whitaker asks some telling questions like: Q. if psychiatric medications work so well then why is it that after decades of using them we have 1) so many more (not less) people with mental diagnoses, and 2) rapidly growing numbers of … Continue reading

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