"Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature. Never try to correct them. On the contrary: rationalize them, understand them thoroughly. After that, it will be possible for you to sublimate them." ~ Salvador Dali One day; a year ago this week, I decided it would be a simply fantastic idea to take a lethal… Continue reading Over My Shoulder
Tag: Major depressive disorder
Where Would I Be Without C-PTSD?
"In the course of a lifetime what does it matter?" ~ Sharon Creech Since my psychiatrist believes that I've had complex PTSD and major depressive disorder since I was at least eight it's perhaps impossible to say what sort of person I'd be, or what sort of life I would have had, without it. But… Continue reading Where Would I Be Without C-PTSD?
What’s In A Name?
“Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everyone I've ever known.” ~Chuck Palahniuk As we need others to offer a stable reflection to keep us sane, we also need other people to help us to form our identities. A large part of our self-image is derived from the view of ourselves… Continue reading What’s In A Name?
For those who don't already know, the mirtazapine referred to in the title is an antidepressant drug. It belongs to a category of noradrenergic and specific serotonergic antidepressants. This basically means that it works to increase the amounts of noradereneline and serotonin in your brain, which in turn work to regulate your mood and hopefully… Continue reading Mirtazapine
You’re Depressed, I Have Depression – Here’s The Difference…
(Getty Images/James Bray/Vetta) During my most recent bout of depression one person in particular has been convinced that if I only looked at the world in the same way he did then everything would be fine. Everyone has bad days he said, bad stuff happens to everybody, you just have to focus on the positives.… Continue reading You’re Depressed, I Have Depression – Here’s The Difference…