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What causes panic disorder? Crucial new research

What causes panic disorder? Crucial new research

There were no crossing lights or a gate arm. The panic disorder locomotive slammed into me in 1973. And at 19-years-old, the course of my life was forever changed. So what fuels this runaway train? Scientists thought they were close, until this came along…

A badge of honor to each and every one of us

A badge of honor to each and every one of us

Are you kidding me? Depression, chronic stress, bipolar illness, substance dependence, OCD, anxiety, PTSD, and more. We endure their symptoms and fallout day after struggling day. How many of our acquaintances could do it?

It’s not your grandparents’ ECT

It’s not your grandparents’ ECT

Randle McMurphy chomps down on a bite guard, electrodes are placed on both sides of his head, the juice flows, and the seizure begins. Several weeks later his limp body, forehead scarred, is returned to the ward.

Bringing light to our darkest days

Bringing light to our darkest days

Light equates to hope. So when someone cries over “dark days,” you know what they fear losing. But if you ask me, light – hope – only gets snuffed out by choice. There’s a lot of darkness going around these days, so let’s talk about it.

A fireside chat

A fireside chat

The Christmas noise has eased. But New Year festivities are just days away, and the racket returns. Well, at least we have a few days to search for our marbles, which is huge for folks in our neck of the woods. Let’s roast marshmallows and chat by the fire…

And so this is Christmas

And so this is Christmas

Well, it’s staring us right in the eye, so it’s time to get down to it. All is calm, all is bright for some of us. For others, emotional and mental thunder make a silent night impossible. And so this is Christmas.

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