Tag Archives: Psychiatry

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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Even More Mental Health Studies & News: Vol.5

This issue: The anti-vaccination movement creates a whooping cough epidemic in Los Angeles; new study finds genetic markers for manic depression, while another finds a “genetic pathway underlying bipolar disorder”; a chemical found in broccoli helps relieve symptoms of autism, … Continue reading

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Even more studies into the biology of manic depression, schizophrenia and diabetes

“…recent studies have shown that genes linked to mental illness are also involved in the generation of circadian rhythms and sleep, while some clock genes have also been shown to influence the development of certain specific mental illnesses. This new … Continue reading

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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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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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