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From the Other Side

Some months ago, I had a bout of depression. Only I didn’t fully realize it until the bout was fully over.  I had had some stresses and disappointments fall into my lap as the fall season settled in and the days got shorter and darker and colder (which never helps when it comes to matters… Continue reading From the Other Side

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De-mystifying Antidepressants, Part I: Redefining Recovery

Fact: I've been on antidepressants off and on for 5 years now and concluded about a year ago -- at my doctor's recommendation -- that I'll be on them indefinitely.Why? Because, left to its own devices, my body consistently decides to create a knot in my stomach, a lot of annoying thoughts in my head,… Continue reading De-mystifying Antidepressants, Part I: Redefining Recovery