Monthly Archives: November 2010

Clubhouses

            I want to update everyone about our clubhouse, Granite Pathways, in Manchester, New Hampshire. As I noted earlier, we are following an international model, which will allow our organization to become certified. We opened in Sept. 2010 after going … Continue reading

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Tricky Business

Rather than the psycho-babble I tend to fling out, I thought I’d switch to more personal writing, and last week provided an opportunity and a challenge. A phone call from my son, Sam, requesting my husband and I send lots … Continue reading

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Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)

  With the new DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) coming out in 2013, I thought I’d write on a few of the zillion diagnoses out there, ones I’ve posted about in the past. Since this blog goes … Continue reading

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How Many Psychiatrists Does it Take to Change a Light bulb?

It may take years to come up with a “correct” diagnosis, and then who really knows? I mentioned that I have depression. Actually, what’s sent up to my insurance company is schizoaffective disorder (some symptoms of schizophrenia and some of … Continue reading

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