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How Not To Be Depressed, Part 1


1. Choose your parents carefully. There are two issues here: first, genetics and, second, child-rearing practices. According to the National Institute of Mental Health’s research, there is a gene for depression and it comes in a long form and a … Continue reading

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424


My glucose average is 424; it should be below 120. Statements from medical professionals, family, friends and patients about behavior consequent to hyperglycemia, or high blood sugar: • It can hit you really quick pretty much without warning. • Irritability, … Continue reading

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Upstate Medical Center’s Zero Alternatives


So I’m in Upstate Medical Center’s emergency room, admitted at 5:00 p.m., requesting a glucometer check, insulin, and a psych consult. They put me on a stretcher in the hallway and leave me there for about five hours. My glucose … Continue reading

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From Anger to Depression to Activism


We tend to think of anger as a bad thing, an evil feeling that should be eradicated.  What if anger is a good thing?  I grew up in a household where my parents were angry at each other most of the time so … Continue reading

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Recovering from Mental Illness


There is currently a discussion going on at LinkedIn about recovering from mental illness.  One question is “What is recovery?” I went to a conference on recovery and somebody asked the conference leader why it was called “recovery.”  His reply was, … Continue reading

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Speaking My Language, and the Good Guys


August 10  Once upon a time a therapist had a patient who was planning to kill some people and then herself.  She was very intentional and very much in control, so he sent her to be admitted to inpatient psychiatry.  Shortly … Continue reading

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Anonymous Hatred and a Computer-Free Day


Today is my First Annual “Shaft” Rant against all the people and things I hate.  How many of your favorites are on my list? “Shaft” is one of my favorite movies because, in about ninety minutes, half the people in … Continue reading

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