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John McManamy

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An Earth Day Meditation

Just a quick Earth Day reminder to take a nature walk, hug a tree, breathe, sync with the elements, and reconnect with your spirit. 

 

A couple of days ago, I went walking in nature with a good friend. We found a spot and settled in. She took off her shoes, anchored her bare feet on a boulder poking out of the earth,... Read moreChevron

posted 04/22/2015, comments (0)|
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One Hell of a Dent: The True Story Behind the DSM Symptom Checklists

Have you ever wondered where those ubiquitous depression and mania symptom checklists come from? Wonder no more …

 

Back in 1974, Robert Spitzer of Columbia University was given the brief to head up the American Psychiatric’s proposed DSM-III. The two previous DSMs (from 1952 and 1968) amounted to well-meaning... Read moreChevron

posted 04/19/2015, comments (0)|
John McManamy

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Genius, Madness, and Normal: What is the Connection?

What if I told you there was conclusive research that showed that it was all a lie - that bipolars were no more creative than the chronically normal?

 

Don’t worry, it’s not true. But imagine being told that Van Gogh and Beethoven and Newton and the rest were just statistical flukes, that madness has nothing to do... Read moreChevron

posted 04/14/2015, comments (0)|
Ruth

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Complication While Increasing Prozac Dose for Bipolar Depression

FYI, I was having continuing bipolar depression symptoms after my Doc prescribed 20 mg of Prozac. We agreed I needed an increase to counter the symptoms and 40 mg was prescribed. The depression got much much worse. Since I was doing better on 20 mg, that was once again... Read moreChevron

John McManamy

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Sound-Healing and Vibration: Where Ancient Wisdom Meets Modern Science

In two days, I will be heading out the door with my didgeridoos to participate in a “shamanic sound journey,” along with another person on gongs and another on singing bowls.

 

About a dozen people will be lying on the floor as the three of us immerse the room in primal sound.

 

If this sounds... Read moreChevron

posted 04/08/2015, comments (0)|

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