Category Archives: Appointment Day

Back On The High-Wire Without A Net: Goodbye To My Psychiatrist And Hello Again To My Blog

My psychiatrist retired in July. At our next-to-last appointment he told me I was doing well enough that he decided not to refer me to another shrink, instead my family doctor will be treating me. Which I’m a little nervous … Continue reading

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Friday Conversations With My Psychiatrist | Reexamining the causes for exile

This one has been hard to write. Not so much because of the emotions involved, more because just getting the context right is difficult. On August 29 my mother and I had a confrontation regarding my decision to prevent her … Continue reading

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Friday Conversations With My Psychiatrist | The all you can eat Rage buffet

During this appointment we mostly talked about my anger and rage issues, and how my responses to the things which encourage feelings of rage or anger in me are mostly impotent and misdirected. My response to being bullied in my … Continue reading

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Friday Conversations With My Psychiatrist | An alternate recovery tool and a psychotic Granny

I purposely missed my last appointment with my psychiatrist. Something happened, I was angry at myself and depressed as a result, and didn’t feel like talking about the incident. So I skipped. It’s the first time in a long time … Continue reading

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Friday Conversations With My Psychiatrist | January 9, 2009

There’s a certain rhythm to our appointments which gets broken after we’ve had a break. Even missing one appointment throws our timing off and we end up spending the first forty-five minutes catching up and talking about stuff we’re both … Continue reading

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Friday Conversations With My Psychiatrist

I’ve learned a great deal in my discussions with my psychiatrist. Which is good, because we’ve been meeting regularly for four years now… mostly for an hour every second Friday afternoon. So it occurred to me after a meeting last … Continue reading

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