Category Archives: Depression

Antidepressants and me (Part 4)

To my regular readers, my apologies again for missing another post last week. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 After several weeks of the black dog constantly gnawing at me again, I told my psychiatrist. After some discussion and another … Continue reading

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Antidepressants and me (Part 3)

To my regular readers, my apologies for not posting last week. Part 1 Part 2 In late 2009, as described in this post, I went through a bad bout of depression that I thought would be temporary. But in the … Continue reading

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Antidepressants and me (Part 1 of a semi-regular series)

As I’ve mentioned several times before, since August 2007 my life has improved dramatically thanks partly to the therapy that I continue to this day. My therapy consists of weekly 30-minute visits to a local psychiatrist where we discuss the … Continue reading

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Putting something together again

To my regular readers, my apologies for not posting for the past two weeks. Sunday, around 2:30pm, 11 September 2011. The weekend was into its last quarter, and the previous three quarters hadn’t been very rewarding. The night before had … Continue reading

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The Black and Blue Ghost: Part 3

Previous installments in this series: Introduction Part 1 Part 2 As well, it is recommended to read Part 3 of Workshy Joe’s series ‘Men Who Go Ghost’, which inspired this series * Early in Part Three of ‘Men Who Go … Continue reading

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The Black and Blue Ghost: Part 2

Previous installments in this series: Introduction Part 1 As well, it is recommended to read Part 2 of Workshy Joe’s series ‘Men Who Go Ghost’, which inspired this series * I particularly enjoyed Part 2 of Workshy Joe’s series ‘Men … Continue reading

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The Black and Blue Ghost: Part 1

Continued from this previous installment As well, it is recommended to read Part 1 of Workshy Joe’s series ‘Men Who Go Ghost’, which inspired this series As I mentioned in my introduction to this series, I have already been living … Continue reading

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When half a metre makes a world of difference

To my regular readers, my apologies for missing last week’s post. Unfortunately, during most of the past week and a half, I had a major bout with the black dog. It disrupted a lot of my usual routines and sometimes … Continue reading

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Black dogs, spinach and clouds

It was back in 2003 when I first heard the term “black dog”, Sir Winston Churchill’s famous description for his depression. That term immediately conjured up a powerful image of a mean and snarling black dog that was harassing a … Continue reading

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The Black and Blue Man comes around

Back in mid-2007, after a month of therapy, a psychiatrist confirmed what others and I had suspected for many years – I suffer from depression, and probably have been all of my life. As a result, the therapy continued and … Continue reading

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