Meaning and Mental Illness

I wrote this post for Lisa Bortolotti's project Imperfect Cognitions: Blog on delusional beliefs, distorted memories, confabulatory explanations, and implicit biases. The blog was founded by Lisa Bortolotti in May 2013, after receiving [...]

Taking a Step Forward

Today I took a step forward. I went to my psychiatrist. He adjusted my medications, putting me back on a low dose of escitalopram. Monday, we see a psychologist with our son to get some coaching on negotiating our [...]

My Answers to Marya Hornbacher’s Questions

I love lazily copying and pasting content I've written elsewhere and repurposing it as a blog post. Once again, I post my answers to Marya Hornbacher's follow-up survey questions about whether I see mental illness [...]

Passed My SSDI Review (Whew!)

Beautiful Tree Manipulated to Look Agitated and Hypomanic Spring triggers hypomania and agitation in me. As many of my readers already know, one spring over twenty years ago, tricyclic antidepressant misuse, [...]

Spring is REALLY LOUD

Common yellowthroat Credit: George Gentry/USFWS Springtime can trigger seasonal affective disorder (SAD) in both those with depression and bipolar disorder. For those of us with bipolar disorder, SAD can trigger mania and hypomania. The [...]