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John McManamy

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Didgeridoo for Recovery

 

Okay. Time for me to own up. Over the years, I have written a number of pieces on the didgeridoo. My most recent post on the topic dealt with Read moreChevron

posted 05/27/2015, comments (0)|
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Remembering John Nash

This past weekend, John Nash and his wife Alicia were killed in a traffic accident. Both were in their eighties.

 

As most of us are aware, John Nash achieved renown as the subject of Sylvia Nasar’s 1998 book, A Beautiful Mind. The book was made into an Oscar-winning movie of the same name, starring Russell... Read moreChevron

posted 05/26/2015, comments (0)|
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PTSD, Trauma, and Bipolar

One of my readers asked me about PTSD. In strict diagnostic terms, the condition is limited to survivors of combat or other horrific events. Typically, its victims relive the trauma again and again.

 

It would be foolish, though, to disregard trauma connected to more mundane occurrences, such as negotiating a challenging... Read moreChevron

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Long-Term Psychiatric Meds: The Debate Gets Serious

“This house believes that the long term use of psychiatric medications is causing more harm than good,” read the topic of the 52nd Maudsley Debate, which was streamed live last week and is available to view online.

 

The venue was the Institute of... Read moreChevron

posted 05/23/2015, comments (0)|
John McManamy

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Our Personal Battle for Reality: Yes, It's Real

In the novel I’m working on, reality is not as we perceive it. In my story, the “reality field” is in a state of collapse and is about to take the human race with it, all under the auspices of a jokester God who views our follies as a source of his personal amusement.

 

On second thought, maybe it’s... Read moreChevron

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