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How Not To Be Depressed, Part 2b


2b. Don’t get an autoimmune disease. There is a relatively new area of medical investigation called PNIE—psychoneuroimmunoendocrinology. It says that how you feel emotionally is related to your nerves, your immune system, and your hormones. Who’d a thunk that your … Continue reading

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The Perception of Powerlessness


So the days and nights went on, indistinguishable from one another, and I went to a neuropsychologist who told me that depression is triggered by the perception of powerlessness.  Then he told me to take more pills.  Antidepressants pills were what had … Continue reading

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Under a Waning Moon


Around 1982, Dr. Jenifer Rich prescribed lithium for my bipolar depression.  She failed to monitor it.  She should have checked lithium levels every two months, kidney function every six months, and cardiac function once a year.  I didn’t know; I … Continue reading

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