DSM5 Free

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You still haven’t gotten your DSM5 Free Download?  Well, click here, silly!  Practice of Madness Magazine is committed to providing you with the latest edition, as well as back editions, of the DSM5 free of charge.  Simply click on the link below to access the download page, via which you will be able to access the full text document directly … Read More

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Iyanla: Don’t Fix My Life

jenniferlreimerFeminism and Madness, Mad Society, Psychiatrists, Transcend

I caught the tail end of the OWN network’s new Monday night headliner, “Iyanla, Fix My Life” tonight, and I’ve seen the ads for the past several weeks, during which Iyanla screams at various “clients” and tells what looks to be a fifteen year old boy that he is a “hot mess”.  I am quite well acquainted with this “the … Read More

jenniferlreimerIyanla: Don’t Fix My Life

A Zoloft Zombie: Why I Have a New Understanding of SSRIs and Suicide

jenniferlreimerAds and Commercials, Meds, Meds, Meds!, Psychiatrists, Scars' Art, Transcend

    Remember these ZOLOFT commercials from the 1990s?… ZOLOFT (to capitalize the name of the drug, as is done in the print ads, which I will do throughout this article) sounds quite tempting.  I often feel nervous in large groups of people, too – could ZOLOFT be the answer?  My new psychiatrist believed so, after I described to him … Read More

jenniferlreimerA Zoloft Zombie: Why I Have a New Understanding of SSRIs and Suicide

…but could not address: 4 (My New Psychiatrist)

jenniferlreimer...but could not address., "Health Care", Meds, Meds, Meds!, Psychiatrists

Oh god, I’m sending out a message to five people at once. I feel like one of my religious relatives. They print off these letters en masse because they’re real breeders – grandchildren in the 50s – the digits, not the age group! However, I promise not to mention Jesus and I don’t have any kids to list off along … Read More

jenniferlreimer…but could not address: 4 (My New Psychiatrist)

DSM Criteria for Mania, Mixed Episode, and/or Depression

jenniferlreimerBipolar, Psychiatrists

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Over the past several days, my family and I have had trouble finding a clear definition, used by psychiatrists – i.e. from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR – available here on Practice of Madness for free) – of mania.  The initial definition, once located in the book that is over 900 pages long :amazed , leads … Read More

jenniferlreimerDSM Criteria for Mania, Mixed Episode, and/or Depression

“Triple Threat”: Many New Vintage Psychiatric Drug Ads Added to Gallery…

jenniferlreimer"Health Care", Ads and Commercials, Meds, Meds, Meds!, Psychiatrists, Sociology of Medicine

Why stop one psych med that has bad side-effects when you can simply prescribe another? (sorry parents of wannabe child-stars, this has nothing to do with singing, acting, or dancing, unless you count tardive dyskenesia as a kind of dance performed by children drugged with Abilify, Olanzapine, Ritalin, and Dexedrine – to name a few…  ) Click on here to … Read More

jenniferlreimer“Triple Threat”: Many New Vintage Psychiatric Drug Ads Added to Gallery…

Free DSM-IV-TR Download Available Now For All! / Fear Conquers All?

jenniferlreimerAcademia is Nuts!, Laughter = Survival, Psychiatrists, Transcend

Hi all,Finally, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR) in all of its NINE HUNDRED FIFTY-FIVE glorious pages, is once again available for fast and simple free download under the “Free DSM-IV-TR” tab at the top of the page.  Click here to go directly to the download page.   My apologies that this bug was left unfixed for so … Read More

jenniferlreimerFree DSM-IV-TR Download Available Now For All! / Fear Conquers All?

“Are We There Yet??!” My Last Days on Effexor XR

jenniferlreimer"Health Care", Effexor: Evil?, Meds, Meds, Meds!, Other Survivors, Psychiatrists

Just as I was about to shout from the rafters that I’m down to 112.5 mg of Effexor XR, down from an initial dose of 600 mg, and a steady dose of 450 mg for almost exactly seven years, and better yet, will soon say goodbye once and for all to the substance that has done nothing but make me … Read More

jenniferlreimer“Are We There Yet??!” My Last Days on Effexor XR

Chasing Ghosts/What Flu Season? It’s Effexor Withdrawal Season…

jenniferlreimer"Health Care", Bipolar, Effexor: Evil?, Feminism and Madness, Meds, Meds, Meds!, Psychiatrists, The Psych Ward, Transcend

A week into my new antidepressant-free existence, the withdrawal syndrome (from Effexor XR, taken for seven years,  six of them spent at 450 mg, this most recent one on 300 mg after a 150 mg in one shot taper during my hospital stay in February – the first one of those in five years… :takuts ) caught up with Ms. … Read More

jenniferlreimerChasing Ghosts/What Flu Season? It’s Effexor Withdrawal Season…

“You’re Fired”: Why I Hate Donald Trump, but Love Firing a Bad Psychiatrist

jenniferlreimer"Health Care", Bipolar, East Van, Effexor: Evil?, Meds, Meds, Meds!, Psychiatrists, The Psych Ward, Transcend, Uncategorized

When I was released from the hospital, here in Vancouver – St. Paul’s denison of horrors to be specific – in February, one condition of my freedom was that I see a psychiatrist at one of the regional hubs for “mental health team” intervention in the city.  I had tried utilizing this service once before, when I first moved here, … Read More

jenniferlreimer“You’re Fired”: Why I Hate Donald Trump, but Love Firing a Bad Psychiatrist

Using Psychedelics to Learn About Yourself, Others, and the Earth

jenniferlreimerLaughter = Survival, Poetry, Prose, Personal, Psychiatrists, Transcend

(“In the Womb of Gaia”, by Alice) “No drugs of abuse then?” “No.  Well I guess I smoke marijuana sometimes.” “How many times per week?” “Not necessarily…I mean, it depends.” “Oh, okay.”  Dr. New looks relieved.  “What about other drugs?  Hallucinogens?  Mushrooms?” “Um, no.” Well, his questions was, do I abuse hallucinogens, psychedelics, and mushrooms?  What exactly would abusing these … Read More

jenniferlreimerUsing Psychedelics to Learn About Yourself, Others, and the Earth

Tapering All By Myself! (Remeron, Epival)

jenniferlreimer"Health Care", Meds, Meds, Meds!, Psychiatrists, The Psych Ward

As much as for you, fellow psych patients, for myself, let’s summarize the medication I was on before I went into hospital – for a serious case of mania that plummeted towards a very serious depression, largely circumstantial, when I learned the man who offered me a rental situation that sounded too good to be true, was, indeed, too good … Read More

jenniferlreimerTapering All By Myself! (Remeron, Epival)

“Coming Clean”: My tri-provincial painkiller acquisition scheme and “severe opiate addiction”. Wait…my what?!?

jenniferlreimer"Health Care", Feminism and Madness, Laughter = Survival, Psychiatrists

Dedicated to my father, Daddy “I’m sorry, scars, I cannot treat you anymore.  Your new psychiatrist called and told me about how you are getting painkillers prescribed by doctors in three provinces, and about your severe addiction problem.” I’m flabbergasted to the point where I respond with the most inappropriate emotional expression imaginable – giggles, “My what?!?” (I have visited … Read More

jenniferlreimer“Coming Clean”: My tri-provincial painkiller acquisition scheme and “severe opiate addiction”. Wait…my what?!?

“Walked into the Winter, Came Out on the Other Side…”

jenniferlreimer"Health Care", Bipolar, East Van, Effexor: Evil?, Other Survivors, Psychiatrists, The Psych Ward

Sing it, Conor! Today in Vancouver: I was released from the psychiatric ward at St. Paul’s Hospital, and the sun came out, releasing the crocuses from the ground – how poetic.  I feel like I should post seperately about a litany of issues that arose upon my exit from this specific institutionalization, some (one? :gila:   ) positive, the rest negative, … Read More

jenniferlreimer“Walked into the Winter, Came Out on the Other Side…”