Category Archives: Psychiatry

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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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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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 | 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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Okay

There are no absolutes in blogging. You can start a blog about knitting then, three months later, add a regular feature about Norwegian Death Metal. Not a big deal, because it’s your blog and it’s free and, really, why the … Continue reading

Posted in Bipolar, Bipolar Disease, Bipolar Disorder, Clinical Depression, crazy people with no pants, Health, Living With Depression, Living With Manic Depression, Manic Depression, Mental Health, Psychiatry, Salted Truths | 22 Comments