Category Archives: Therapy

The former office of Dr. Khan

Sunday, 9 March 2014. At 3pm, I set off on another walk. Compared to previous walks I have posted about here, this would be a relatively short one – a couple of hours or so along part of the Sydney … Continue reading

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Before Black and Blue Man: The Six Visits (Part 3)

Part 1 Part 2 Five more weeks of appointments went by. Wherever possible, I booked each week’s appointment for Friday afternoons as a good way to end the working week. At the time I often walked home across the Sydney … Continue reading

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Before Black and Blue Man: Introduction

As I’ve previously mentioned, years before I was diagnosed with depression in mid-2007 several people (including myself) suspected that I was already suffering from mental illness. Most of the time I dismissed my problems in life as “failure of character” … Continue reading

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Thanks and all the best, Dr. Khan

A week after I’d learned that my GP Dr. Ellis had retired, I was at my regular appointment with my psychiatrist Dr. Khan. I told Dr. Khan about Dr. Ellis – and then Dr. Khan told me that in a … Continue reading

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WTF?!?

Late night, Friday 3 August 2012. Thanks to my employer observing August Bank Holiday (because our clients include major Australian banks), a long weekend lay ahead. Speaking of work, I was only hours away from finally completing a major and … Continue reading

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Therapy Laffs II

Thursday, 24 February 2012, approaching 4:30pm. Another session with my psychiatrist was coming to an end. I’d told him several things about the past week, and it had been good to get it out of my system. Now, though, it … Continue reading

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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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