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PARANOID KILLERS AMONG US? by Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

Back in the flush sixties, the federal government provided millions of dollars to support community mental health programs. The eerie, dark, cavernous hospitals for the insane were bulldozed or turned into condos, and the care of thousands of mentally ill … Continue reading

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WHAT’S IT LIKE TO FEEL CRAZY? by Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

A number of years ago, I was post surgery for a sports related injury.¬†Woozy, they rolled me back to my hospital room and hooked me up to an IV drip, an EKG monitor, and a machine to give me morphine … Continue reading

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LOOKIN’ COOL, BUT A FOOL: THE MYSTERY OF SCHIZOPHRENIA, by Art Smukler MD

I looked in the mirror and nodded. Yeah, I really liked my jacket and wool cap. It was chilly this morning, but with the new additions to my wardrobe, I’d be warm and look good. Minutes later, I was browsing … Continue reading

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