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Why You Should Care: October 6-12 is Mental Illness Awareness Week + Oct 10 is National Depression Screening Day

October 6, 2014 by

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I know, I know. Another Awareness week.  These things can get old fast. But behind each Awareness Day, Week or Month that we cover is an intricate tale of unmanaged suffering too painful to overlook. You might think mental illness (MI) affects only a small few–but you’d be thinking wrong. According to Kessler et al […]

Explaining ‘CRS’ Disease in Bipolar and Schizophrenia

July 21, 2014 by

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My father has a phenomenal memory. Truly out of this world. For example, he remembers the 10 best meals he ever ate (Meal #1: Zalacain in Madrid, 1971, he and my mother, Young Pigeon Salad with Apple Vinegar). About 15 years ago, when I still lived in NJ, I picked him up at Newark Airport, obviously […]

May Is Borderline Personality Awareness Month

May 12, 2014 by

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The 4-year-old child spills the cereal on the floor when trying to put some in his own bowl.  The mother’s response: “I told you not to take cereal yourself! No one listens to me. I’m a piece of garbage!” Storming, she jams the bowl, the cereal box, and everything else on the table, and then […]

Stopping Suicide

April 28, 2014 by

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I know exactly what you’re thinking. I do. You’re saying to yourself, “Hey. It must have been at least 25 whole minutes since that blog has run an infographic one of their readers sent in. You think maybe Rhona’s actually going to write something again?” Well, go on and think until the cows come home. […]

Small and Underfunded Can Win the Race; Teva Launches 1st Inhaled Antipsychotic

March 31, 2014 by

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Some people like their portions big. We have them to thank for the Big Mac, Bog’s Big Boy, the Burger King’s Triple Whopper Sandwich Meal, and Taco Bell’s Taco 12-Pack. When it comes to food, I’m all over that. But I like my most of the rest of my life small and manageable. You’ll never find me […]

Coping with S.A.D. and Seasonal Depression

March 24, 2014 by

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I cannot possibly be the only one with a dubious attitude toward matters of the “new” in health: new doctors, new drugs, and, especially, new diseases. I mean, when I was in the emergency room yet again, I was highly displeased to have the doctor walk in, looking as if he might have just finished […]

Of Illinois Politicians, Government Budget Woes, and Disappearing Medicare Drug Benefits

March 15, 2014 by

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I have always thought of Senator Dick Durban (D), the senior U.S. Senator in IL, as pretty much of a gentleman. In a state where four out of our last 7 governors have been convicted and imprisoned (the last one, one Rod Blagojevich, was convicted on 18 counts of corruptions–although my uncle to this day […]

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