Sociology Of Medicine Blog Posts

Undermedication Hurts: Patients Invisble Casualties of the War on Drugs

Practice of Madness Magazine: Sometime after OxyContin hit the market, in certain areas it almost entirely wiped out the market for heroin.  OxyContin, or oxycodone, the opioid component of this most effective painkiller ever created, in Percoset, P...
by Practice of Madness on Mar 29, 2014

Fluoride Dangers – Should You Stop Drinking Tap Water?

Practice of Madness Magazine: Hi everyone.  My name is Jennifer L. Reimer, and I am… a fluoride addict. Even worse, I don’t care. I do care about my teeth though.  When I moved to the USA in February, 2013, I stopped drinking fluorinate...
by Practice of Madness on Mar 20, 2014

Stigma and Psychiatric Medications: Dr. Double Bind

I am so sick of individuals with Ph.D.s who go around trying to “spread the gospel” that people who take psychiatric medications are participating in (a direct quote from one such individual) “a worldwide Holocaust”, and who...
by Practice of Madness on Oct 22, 2013

Borderline Personality Disorder, Feminism, Mentally Impaired?

I always said, back in my days in academia, that my life was my research, and my research was my life. Be careful what you decide for your life and career, folks.  As a fortune cookie wisely told me in March: I certainly do not regret my thesis (act...
by Practice of Madness on Oct 21, 2013

Vintage Pharmaceutical Ads (Stimulating Finds)

. . Tired? Fatigued? Chronically Fatigued?   Born on a Wednesday? Mildly Depressed?   Postpartum? Postmenopausal?   Have Aches Or Pains? Headaches?   Or Migraines?       Always Sit in the Corner?   Fall Asleep at the Wheel?   Crash Cars?  ...
by Practice of Madness on Oct 11, 2013

The American Hikikomori

The American Hikikomori Michael Orion Powell [Jennifer L. Reimer's thoughts on the topic, posthumously, appear in italicized brackets]   Hello Readers!  Welcome to my first post with Practice of Madness. Jen was kind enough to give me the opp...
by Practice of Madness on May 26, 2013

Emotional Invalidation Questions, Take Two

 <emotional invalidation: /the failure to recognize the legitimacy of someone else’s feelings or consider their unique experience (phenomenological theory in practice).  The best examples are very simple, and include the statements, ̶...
by Practice of Madness on May 23, 2013

Top 10 Hospitals In the US

Every year, U.S. News and World Report does a ranking of the best hospitals in the United States. They subdivide these into areas of expertise. Using their rankings, we will go through our perception of what the top ten hospitals are in the United...
by Practice of Madness on May 21, 2013

Free MMPI Online

Take the MMPI for free online by following the linked files below (Minnesota Multi-Phasal Personality Index, a psych evaluation standard for any job that requires such “high risk” clearance, such as law enforcement,  and also used as a t...
by Practice of Madness on Mar 7, 2013

Practice of Madness: It’s Time For Me to Write a Book. But I Need Your Help.

Greetings my lovelies… Today, I got word from my boss that the hours of my my full-time mental health writing job are being slashed.  Actually, überslashed.  Because of budget cuts on his end, for the next six months I’ll be working fo...
by Practice of Madness on Dec 20, 2012

*Just Released*…

…from the psych ward (where else?).  Allow me a few days to sum up the private apocalypse that landed me in the place of pills in paper ketchup cups, code whites, and arts and crafts for adults with child-safe scissors for four weeks, includin...
by Practice of Madness on Dec 14, 2012

How I Pulled Myself Out of the Gutter and Left Street Drugs and Psych Meds Behind in Six Months: Part One (The Gutter)

Part One is Dedicated to Wendy M. that I met at the “Hotel Vic” (unit six and Winnipeg’s Victoria General Hospital) and who has been a close friend ever since: For reminding me what a friend really is, and believing in me when I no...
by Practice of Madness on Oct 5, 2012

How I Pulled Myself Out of the Gutter: Part One (The Gutter)

Part One is Dedicated to Wendy M. that I met at the “Hotel Vic” (unit six and Winnipeg’s Victoria General Hospital) and who has been a close friend ever since: For reminding me what a friend really is, and believing in me when I no...
by Practice of Madness on Oct 5, 2012

Practice of Madness: Upcoming Book Interview

Dearest readers, I have some exciting news from the book-writing world.  I’ve decided on a subtitle for Inkling, and later this week, a friend and fellow psych survivor will be interviewing me about my new memoir.  One of the main questions I...
by Practice of Madness on Aug 28, 2012

Why Am I So Bored?

That is the question.  Today, it is 30º Celsius (around 90-something Fahrenheit) and I have the wonderful chance to spend this August long weekend in Canada (Monday is “BC day”, here in British Columbia, and simply a “Civic Holida...
by Practice of Madness on Aug 4, 2012
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