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Comprehensive Neuropsych and Occupational Assessments for ECT Recipients

People living with repetitive mild traumatic brain injuries (RmTBI) report difficulties in brain function which does not show up on standard structural scans. RmTBI causes microstructual damages, too small to be seen on modern brain scans. Consequently, people living with RmTBI must get neuropsych testing to measure changes in brain function. Access to comprehensive RmTBI [...]

ECT, Memory Loss, and Learning Difficulties

Photo credit: PsychologyToday used under the "fair use" principle for educational purposes.   Many ECT recipients report problems with access to testing for brain injury. Cellular damage caused by repetitive mild traumatic brain injury from high field strength electrical trauma cannot be captured on standard scans. How do you know which test is [...]

1: What is Emotional Self-Reliance?

If your psychiatrist told you "They haven't invented the medication that will help you yet," what would you do? Join Sarah's exploration of "Wellness Tools" as she works to recover a life lost to symptoms of severe mental illness and a memory lost to psychiatric electroconvulsive therapy "shock" treatments.

By |2019-03-16T18:51:38+00:00December 12th, 2018|Anxiety, depression, ECT, employment, ESRPodcast, Identify, Memory Loss, Mental Illness, psychosis, Recovery, Stigma, Symptoms, Vocational Rehab, Wellness Tools|Comments Off on 1: What is Emotional Self-Reliance?

Revisioning Mental Health Treatment

In 2016, The University of California San Diego invited me to be the keynote speaker for May’s Mental Health Awareness Month lighting ceremony. Little did they know, my journey involved seeking effective mental illness treatment not involving psychiatric medication. Perhaps they'd seen my success and assumed I was on medication. I wasn't. The eyes of the [...]

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