Today I am seeing a psychiatrist for the first time. I have to admit that I’m actually pretty nervous about it. I’ve been on antidepressants for a few years now, but the doctor who prescribed these medications didn’t do a thorough job of diagnosing me. I know that probably sounds strange, if you’re going to… Continue reading Let’s see the doctor…
Tag: journey to joy
This is easily one of my favorite poems, it is not mine. But when I'm struggling with depression or anxiety, I like to pull this poem out and read it. It is a beautiful reminder that depression lies.
What depression is not…
Yesterday I had an appointment with my primary care doctor to discuss obtaining a prior authorization for my Adderall. During this appointment he and I discussed all of things that depression is not, and I thought it would make a good blog post. So, let's talk about it. Depression is not feeling a little sad… Continue reading What depression is not…
How do I know that my depression is starting to set in again? I know that I have several warning signs, but I don't always know or have the chance to catch the signs before depression becomes a real problem. The first very prominent sign that depression is setting in is feeling apathetic. I just… Continue reading Knowing
Intrusive thoughts, Adderall, & Nursing
While sitting at work yesterday and waiting for a specialty pharmacy to answer the phone... I had been waiting on hold for 14 or so minutes... I reached up to play with my hair. In the process I touched my head and immediately thought, I wonder what my skull looks like. These are the kinds… Continue reading Intrusive thoughts, Adderall, & Nursing