Posts by Dave

A Simple Proposal

Posted by on Nov 2, 2018 in Dave's Blog | 0 comments
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EMF effects on your heart can now be assessed using your cell phone.

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Curtailing the Corporatocracy

Posted by on Oct 3, 2018 in Dave's Blog | 0 comments

Tweet In 1995 I saved the life of my then 78- year-old mother-in-law. Before I discuss this further, some context is needed. In the introduction to my third book, Beyond Mental Illness, I state that I am not a PhD, or an MD, but merely a JSW (just a social worker), actually a retired LCSW who happens to know his way around the Internet. I define a class of citizen-empowered researchers, claim myself as one, and then introduce a model for reforming the prevailing mental illness paradigm, the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual-5). My authority is footnotes, not advanced degrees. So it is in that same spirit that I share some observations regarding...

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We are the Radium Girls.

Posted by on May 27, 2017 in Dave's Blog | 0 comments
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Little remembered snippets from our history provide illuminating insights for today. The calomel story is one example. From the 1890s to the 1940s, calomel or mercury chloride, was used in powders to ease the pain of teething in babies. The powders contained 0.21 percent mercury, a potent neurotoxin.

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Enemy of the People?

Posted by on Apr 8, 2017 in Dave's Blog | 0 comments
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....We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes.

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“Looking at all Avenues?”

Posted by on Jan 11, 2017 in Dave's Blog | 0 comments

A culture that ascribes homicidal ideation and behavior to “mental illness” and then fails to explore the biological avenues that contribute to these behaviors is a culture stuck in the past, incapable of accurately diagnosing and treating those whose brains are broken.

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