Category Archives: Appointment Day

Evaluating My Mental Health Evaluation

“The signs I’ve slid into a depression should be obvious to me by now. After almost two decades I should at least have a check list by my door, or beside my bed. Dressing in black for days on end … Continue reading

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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 | Finding My Father In Me And My Grandfather Plans His Funeral

Doctor: “But there’s a big difference between you and your father.” Me: “[long pause] …okay, what’s the difference between me and my father?” Doctor: “You’re not evil.” Discussion between my doctor and myself; June 4, 2010 Appointment: Friday, June 4, … Continue reading

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