Category Archives: Appointment Day

Conversations With My Psychotherapist Are Coming To An End

“…our biggest trigger while I was growing up, was me asking questions about my past. Any questions about the Cult we grew up in, or anything regarding my father, or even anything regarding my father’s side of the family, were … Continue reading

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Thursday Conversations With My Psychiatrist | New Pills & A Car Wreck

I’ve changed psychiatrists since I wrote the last one of these. My last psychiatrist — the one who saved my life, retired… or something, he told me my regular Doctor could treat me. So I went without a psychiatrist and … Continue reading

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Bonding Part One: Two Choices She Made That Made Me

Even though I lived with her, I didn’t know who my Mother was until I was eight-years old. That was one of the main rules of the Commune / Collective / Cult I grew up in: the kids are everyone’s … Continue reading

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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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