5 Craziest YouTube Videos of 2014, So Far…

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rob ford smoking crack

Think you’re nuts?  These videos will assure you that you’re incredibly sane.  It’s only mid-March, and I already have picked out the 5 Craziest YouTube Videos of 2014.  I’m sure someone is working on topping them as I type – quite possibly one of the stars of the videos below. No, I do not think it’s “cool” to laugh at … Read More

jenniferlreimer5 Craziest YouTube Videos of 2014, So Far…

Free Online Mood Journals

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You know I was and still am a little skeptical of these.  Mood journals, in general, not just free online mood journals.   However, I can see their purpose over the period of one or two years.  It would be very interesting to observe, visually, mood changes over seasons. The problem?  How does one quantify the unquantifiable??  A mood is … Read More

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Hate Mail is a Sign of Success

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Hate_mail_by_paintress

This was posted on my Facebook page this evening in response to a silly chain post:   Wow.  I’ve gotten quite the response to my recent essay on the harm caused by extremist anti-psychiatry, anti-medication “activists” and self-purported “advocates”, such as Ann Blake Tracy.  They have ranged from the above, to this, from a former mentor: I can only take … Read More

jenniferlreimerHate Mail is a Sign of Success

Pristiq Doll in Commercial …Now Wearing Yoga Pants?

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pristiq doll ad yoga

Oh, Ms. Wind-Up, you just keep coming back to haunt us.  I’m slightly wary of the innocent-looking plastic woman, she got me accused of being a racist last time I wrote about her, so I will avoid discussing that she comes in both white and black, this time. You know her, don’t try to deny it, you flip through those … Read More

jenniferlreimerPristiq Doll in Commercial …Now Wearing Yoga Pants?

Psychology Tomorrow Magazine Update: Stanley Siegel Speaks

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psychology-tomorrow-magazine-fraud-stanley-siegel

“…probably more bile…” During my brief time working with Psychology Tomorrow Magazine, a publication I had to walk away from when I learned that it was trying to publish all of my Practice of Madness posts without any compensation.  I was not even getting “buzz”.  The first post I donated to their daily blog caused their Facebook click through rate to … Read More

jenniferlreimerPsychology Tomorrow Magazine Update: Stanley Siegel Speaks

Living With Friends: Just Say “No” (Unless You’re Insane)

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homeland-security-terror-alert

This is based on reader requests for an article on “living with friends”, which one nomad who hasn’t had the same mailing or residential address for more than a year in over a decade, kind of specializes in.  One soggy spring in Vancouver I switched roommates five times in three months.  One thing went away the fifth time, and I … Read More

jenniferlreimerLiving With Friends: Just Say “No” (Unless You’re Insane)

The Funniest Psych Med Advertisement…

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Vintage-Miltown-Pregnancy-Ad

Sure, this one’s a giggle… And this one’s a real chuckle: …but the, what is the funniest psychopharmacological print ad I’ve seen since “Thorazine for Cancer”?  (hint: it features two things together that are pictured in many ads for psych meds)…. …………………….. [tweegi-button name=”Tweet to reveal!”]      

jenniferlreimerThe Funniest Psych Med Advertisement…

Latuda: A New Atypical Antipsychotic, More of the Same

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latuda-3

While checking out an article on “Medical News Today” about information released to the public in Japan related to SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) related “hostility and violence”.  Japan also released information on the link between atypical antipsychotics and Type II Diabetes years before North Americans were made aware of this rather significant risk factor – especially in North America, … Read More

jenniferlreimerLatuda: A New Atypical Antipsychotic, More of the Same

Rotten Ecards: The Depressed, Neurotic, and Stark-Raving Mad Series

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While browsing Rotten Ecards the other day, and sending out a couple of my favourites, like this one… …I realized that there is an entire line of these cards for us “better than normal” folk.  Here they are, for your viewing and distributing pleasure:

jenniferlreimerRotten Ecards: The Depressed, Neurotic, and Stark-Raving Mad Series

RSVP: Répondez, S’il Vous Plaît (No, I am not going to my high school’s ten year reunion)

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Once in a while we meet people that we can truly be ourselves around.  I think that when we spend time interacting with such people, we get to know ourselves better which is somewhat ironic because these tend to be the people that we find the most genuinely interesting.  We get excited when we talk to each other: There is … Read More

jenniferlreimerRSVP: Répondez, S’il Vous Plaît (No, I am not going to my high school’s ten year reunion)

Cigarettes and Viagra

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Yes, the former before the latter, get your minds out of the gutter. 😉 I have decided to do my bank account and my lungs a favour (yes, in that order, as I do love the taste of cigarettes, and they are sort of a prop for me) and quit smoking!  It’s not going to be easy.  I’ve been smoking … Read More

jenniferlreimerCigarettes and Viagra

Mad Medicalization: Boobies, Butts, and Big Toes

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As those who know me on facebook and twitter (those who don’t – please join my conversations in those settings if you would like to!  ) already know, I was going to write a parody of Fifty Shades of Grey for my next post.  Then, I realized that, potentially, it would be taken seriously by young women.  Yes, I, too, … Read More

jenniferlreimerMad Medicalization: Boobies, Butts, and Big Toes

Methadone Madness

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When I pick up my methadone at the drugstore, if more than one patient is picking up their dosage of “juice”, there is almost guaranteed to be some witty banter.  Some bitching about the system is a staple, as it is quite… dare I say, insane?  Us lowly patients are assumed to naturally be “messed up” folk, since the drug … Read More

jenniferlreimerMethadone Madness

Kim Kardashian Engaged to Kanye West!

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KKK! No, not that “KKK”, silly.  He’s black, for goodness sake!  Kim, Kanye, Kardashian!  In last week’s issue of the standard of journalistic excellence, “Life & Style”, Kim told reporters that she was enjoying sleepovers with rapper and icon, Kanye West, as she always dreamed of a stylish life that she knew was attainable if she spent time with the right … Read More

jenniferlreimerKim Kardashian Engaged to Kanye West!