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Choosing How To Die

Under no circumstances is suicide the best option for the several reasons we have discussed elsewhere on this blog. It’s completely valid. The goal is to stop the pain. And it does that. While the rest of us are left to cope. Not highly recommended. So now let’s look at a parallel expression of that […]

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On Being Treatment Resistant, While Listening To Nick Cave

It’s one of those days when I can’t get off the couch.  The weather is lousy.  Freezing rain.  Cold.  Frigid mood — a favorite of Depression’s smorgasbord of feelings.  Today, I normally run a writing group where we write about how we cope with our illnesses.  It’s a small group of loyal participants, and contributions […]

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Response to an Article in a Psychiatric journal

That first comment is filled irony. Like seriously, you are measuring ways to fry the brain? I had 16 sessions if ECT, 3 times a week. At the time I was getting. The anesthesia made me groggy for the rest if the day; my depressive symptoms got worse, and I had serious doubts about its […]