Category Archives: Manic Depression

Some studies into the biology of manic depression and schizophrenia

“Certain brain regions in people with major depression are smaller and less dense than those of their healthy counterparts. Now, researchers have traced the genetic reasons for this shrinkage. “Brain-imaging studies, post-mortem examinations of human brains and animal studies have … Continue reading

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Protected: A short story about someone named Alex

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Protected: Something I wrote a long time ago about someone who doesn’t exist (updated)

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Moving.

“When I moved from Ottawa to Toronto [in 1998] I had two bags of clothes, some books and a [10-year old] radio. Four or five years later, when I moved [back] I had two bags of clothes, a few more … Continue reading

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Neuroplasticity: it’d be so much easier if our brains were made from Play-doh

I’m poor. Constantly broke. I’ve lived in poverty my entire life. I was raised, first by a political collective of people who believed poverty was a virtue and an ideal, and then by a single mother who had no support … Continue reading

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My daughter gets her gravestone

I don’t believe there’s an ‘afterlife’. I believe this is it, there is nothing after. I do believe we are made of atoms. We are a collection of pieces that makes us each unique. Other than how they’re grouped together, … Continue reading

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