Category Archives: compulsive behaviours

how mad are you?


BBC Horizon’s version of the 21st century’s most popular parlour game …Guess My Diagnosis! Staged like a “reality” TV show, ten volunteers are whisked away to Hever castle in south of England, to participate in a series of “tests” supervised … Continue reading

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Thanks Brain!


My fiend Skillzy over at MentalSkillness.com – or is it Skillzy’s brain?- contemplating on and giving thanks for having a remarkable brain that mostly does a great job, sometimes does an amazing job and which now and then has a … Continue reading

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The Brain That Changes Itself – the movies


Many people I meet ask me for a list of books I recommend – anyone who knows me knows that the only thing I recommend is to not recommend anything… Some persist and say “ok can you suggest one book I … Continue reading

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Paxil Withdrawal: A Mother Speaks


Laurie York kicks butt Here Laurie she talks to an ISEPP conference  of the experience ,  regretably all too common, that followed after her son fell ill and they sought medical advice: 10 minute exam, prescription for  drugs , seeming improvement followed … Continue reading

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