Category Archives: Psychiatry

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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My Disability Is Proof The State Of My Recovery From Manic Depression Is Strong

Twenty-two years ago I was diagnosed as having manic depression. Twenty-two years later I think I’ve beaten the disease. At the very least, with the help of medications and therapy, I’ve managed to lock it away someplace it’d have a … Continue reading

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Friday Conversations With My Psychiatrist | February 26, 2010

By the time I got to my psychiatrist’s office I had been overdosing on Extra Strength Tylenol and ES Advil, as well as taking large doses of penicillin, for five days, and living with the pain of an abscessed tooth … Continue reading

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Friday Conversations With My Psychiatrist | February 12, 2010

My recovery has reached a strange place… I did spend most of last year depressed, but that was mostly due to the panic and lack of sleep stemming from my girlfriend’s high-risk pregnancy. But I haven’t had a bipolar episode … Continue reading

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Friday Conversations With My Psychiatrist | January 22, 2010

I didn’t stop writing these, I just renamed them “pregnancy updates”. I’ve been writing lately about how my “recovery” suffered in many different ways while I spent nine months dealing with my girlfriend’s “high risk” pregnancy. One of the less … Continue reading

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Suicide Is Not The Only Way Manic Depression Kills Us

“In Canada, suicide accounts for 24 percent of all deaths among 15 to 24 year olds and 16 percent among 16 to 44 year olds. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for Canadians between the ages of 10 … Continue reading

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