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Decrescendo

One night last week my husband came home from work, kissed me on the forehead, and listened patiently while I excitedly told him about contacting Dr. Romero in Puerto Rico and about the organizations who’ve expressed support for this blog. … Continue reading

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Status Update: Unexpected Health Issues and Corresponding with Experts

Slowly but surely, this blog is shaping into something that more closely resembles what I had in mind when I first set out to start writing it. It may not be the prettiest-looking blog out there right now, and the formatting of … Continue reading

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Road Construction Underway

The next group of posts I plan to write cover the topic of therapy: what it is, why it works, how to locate a good provider of it, the different flavors it comes in, and how to get the most … Continue reading

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Recalibrating… Recalibrating… Recalibrating…

You know how sometimes you set out to go somewhere and you program your destination into your GPS or your smartphone, only to get halfway there and need to pull over for a bathroom break? (This happens about every 20 … Continue reading

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What to Expect on Your First Visit to the Psychiatrist

Your first appointment is only a few days or hours from now. You’re probably feeling at least a little bit nervous. You may be picturing a scene in your mind of a square brown room with a couch made of … Continue reading

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Preparing for Your First Visit to a Psychiatrist

So you’ve found a psychiatrist, hopefully one who’s board-certified and well-reviewed by his or her patients, and you’ve scheduled your first appointment. Now what? There are several things you can do to get the most out of your first visit: … Continue reading

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Choosing a Psychiatrist

There’s a line I love to quote from the movie Good Morning, Vietnam in which the main character, a radio DJ named Adrian Cronauer (played by the late, great Robin Williams), does a humorous impersonation of a field intelligence operative … Continue reading

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Getting Sidetracked

One of the hardest things I struggle with as a writer and as a bipolar person with adult ADHD is maintaining focus and concentration when I’m trying to write. I started out two days ago writing about how to find … Continue reading

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Change of Plans!

Hello again! I hope you are having a good day, or at the very least a not-terrible one. It’s been rainy and cold all day where I live, and my mood always seems to be exacerbated by the weather; I’m … Continue reading

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What to Do if You Think You Have a Mental Illness

Let’s say you haven’t been officially diagnosed with a mental illness yet. Maybe someone recently pointed out that you’ve been a lot quieter than usual lately, or that you always have a fretful look on your face, or that they’ve … Continue reading

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