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Archive for September 2022

Find A Place For Me Reveiew by Diane Gottlieb in Prism International

“I have ALS.” These are the words Deirdre Fagan’s forty-three year-old husband spoke just days after Christmas 2011. Bob, the father of their children (who were then just three and eight years old), was going to die—soon. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, known by many as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a neurological disorder that affects voluntary muscle…

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SHIFTING THE CONVERSATION AROUND MENTAL HEALTH: A REVIEW OF SARAH FAY’S PATHOLOGICAL: THE TRUE STORY OF SIX MISDIAGNOSES in Split LIP

Anxiety. Depression. Who hasn’t felt either or both at one point in their lives? But when we toss those words around carelessly, identities form. We become the words instead of feeling them, and the difference between the emotions we call depression or anxiety and the disorders themselves all but disappears. “Pathologizing normal distress” is just…

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Interview With Marian Adams

“Medical gaslighting is real,” according to a recent New York Times article–and to this month’s interviewee, the gracious and courageous Marian Adams. I met Marian through a dear mutual friend Jeanne Stafford and will be forever grateful for the introduction. (you can see my  interview with Jeanne here) Medical gaslighting, or “having one’s concerns dismissed…

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Poetry by Diane Gottlieb in Atlantis and other lost place in Pacific Revew Annual Review

2 poems in a  Pacific Review Annual Review journal, Atlantis and other lost place   Things I Don’t Remember                                                                            I forget to take clothes out of the dryer, dishes out of the dishwasher, the garbage out to the curb. Anniversaries and birthdays too, even my own.   I forget people’s names. Celebrities, especially. Who…

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