A Story of First Episode Psychosis: From Symptom Activation to Hospitalization

Symptom Activation Crossing into Broome County New York my vehicle was immediately pulled over by a state trooper. The trooper insisted that a car was weaving in and out of traffic in the vicinity I was driving. While he issued me no ticket, he followed me all the way to my exit in downtown Binghamton. … Continue reading A Story of First Episode Psychosis: From Symptom Activation to Hospitalization

Preventing, Predicting, & Dismantling Problems Ahead: The Early Warning System

The worst thing in the world is to have had the opportunity to fix or resolve a problem and to sit on one's hands or let the chance pass us by without taking action. While some issues take us by surprise, e.g. breakthrough symptoms, new symptoms, or unexpected circumstances, other problems can be identified, marked, … Continue reading Preventing, Predicting, & Dismantling Problems Ahead: The Early Warning System

Chronic Illness & Recovery: Setting the Pace for Sustainable Healing

For people with a chronic illness and long standing mental health diagnosis finding the right pace for recovery & healing can be difficult and even misleading at times during the life of a disorder. Acute disorders provide people with the space and room for misapplied energy and focus. Often, people can expend their energy dealing … Continue reading Chronic Illness & Recovery: Setting the Pace for Sustainable Healing

Selfless Living

''soliciting my grandmother for money for a project and then, when she told my mother, I denied the event, blaming her misunderstanding of my behavior on her dementia...' I've lived a rich & privileged life. In my youth I was resistant and disagreeable, at time challenging my peers, family, friends, and employers. Later, teachers, professors, … Continue reading Selfless Living

Disrupting the Cycle of Anger & Explosive Behavior

I can never figure out why people choose to be angry. It is a choice. As a therapist, I diagnose people with Intermittent Explosive disorder from the DSM 5. I also provide treatment for the person carrying the diagnosis, help in terms of psychoeducation for the person diagnosed and for their families. I even weigh … Continue reading Disrupting the Cycle of Anger & Explosive Behavior

Psychotic Break Survival Skill Kit: Moderate Impairment

Psychosis has a pattern and habit of evolving and growing without bounds into something more even more elaborate and complex than first experienced by the person affected by this unique set of symptoms. Therapists, psychiatrists, and friends and family with a vested interest in our health will work with to unravel and hopefully make more sense … Continue reading Psychotic Break Survival Skill Kit: Moderate Impairment