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About left0089

Columnist at American News Report. Pain care activist. Poet, memoirist.

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I was there, an aqualunged conscript jimmying through the blue-black abyssal, just one in a queue, a dupe tossed overboard one by another, to the drenched cobalt in a boundless trench, a savage fissure in the Arctic Furies. The ocean … Continue reading

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String Theory by Mark Maginn

STRING THEORY* http://disqus.com/by/River Styx Your teeth break on the body’s grief. Pain unjoints you, strips your bones and cracks your ribs. Loneliness, with its ocean cold, rides your tides. You have learned how to suffer. Your mind, once a pearled … Continue reading

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What do therapists do during a boring session with a client? From website Quora

It’s not so much what I do with a patient when I find myself bored, it’s, rather, what I do with myself. I have learned over the decades that when boredom starts making me susceptible to all sorts of more … Continue reading

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Can sugar cause schizophrenia?

No, Amy, sugar or other substances don’t cause the psychosis of schizophrenia. This serious disorder is the result of very early and repeated failures between a mothering parent and the child. The dislocations start in infancy and repeat over the … Continue reading

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As a therapist, have you ever grown too attached to a client? If so, how did you handle it? What happened afterward?

Yes, of course, I get attached, in truth, I get attached to one degree or another to every patient with whom I work. I work with people over multiple sessions weekly for years. Yes, I become attached as I find … Continue reading

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How do therapists feel about their patient skipping sessions? Does it annoy them?

Of course, when you are a private practitioner who’s livelihood depends on collecting fees for service it can be annoying, but shouldn’t. If you have a cancelation policy, the patient will have already agreed to pay for non-rescheduled or failed … Continue reading

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Do therapists ever cry over their patients

I’m not sure this will answer your question as your inquiry was rather broad. I will say this: I have very often while listening to a patient’s awful circumstances in the present or past will leave me with tears in … Continue reading

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How Serious Are Hallucinations…?

Hallucinations are generally quite serious. They represent the extreme measures these people had to cope with early in life. At some point, most kids who go onto developing psychotic symptomology including hallucinations do so as they are more often than … Continue reading

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As a survivor of narcissistic abuse, I sometimes feel destroyed by a negative comment. How do you tell the difference between healthy and unhealthy criticism?

Mark Maginn Add Question As a survivor of narcissistic abuse, I sometimes feel destroyed by a negative comment. How do you tell the difference between healthy and unhealthy criticism? Mark Maginn Mark Maginn, Psychotherapist, poet, memoirist, blogger, (2012-present) Answered just … Continue reading

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(From Quora) Why is there not more help for those with borderline personality disorder, (BPD)? These people hide their diagnoses. My last girlfriend was diagnosed and screamed in denial after reading this site.

That’s a very timely and pertinent question, Rachel. Mental health services are under attack at the fed, state and local level with many mental health centers shuttered as politicians decide that tax revenue needs to be kicked up to those … Continue reading

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