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Ten Plagues

Ten Plagues


The traditional haggadah speaks of Ten Plagues by which God accomplished our liberation from Egypt. Tonight, we enumerate plagues of psychiatric conditions, which hinder our sense of wholeness, health, and freedom. For each one, our cup of joy is diminished by one drop:

ANXIETY

EATING DISORDERS

IMPULSIVITY

MEDICATIONS

STIGMA

DEPRESSION

FEAR OF DISAPPROVAL

LOSS

MOOD SWINGS

YEARS OF THERAPY

And some say:

LOW SELF-ESTEEM

OBSESSIVE-COMPULSION

PARANOIA

GRANDIOSITY

DISASSOCIATION

ISOLATION

MELANCHOLY

HOPEFULNESS

PSYCHOSIS

SUICIDAL IDEATION