Tag Archives: Major depressive disorder

Women and Power


 I do not have bipolar disorder, type II. Students are being taught that bipolar disorder, type II, is a genetic, congenital condition consisting of episodes of depression alternating with periods of hypomania.  I have never had hypomania; I have had … Continue reading

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You and Your Antidepressant


“The public will have to develop its own resistance to taking antidepressant drugs.”  Peter Breggin, M.D. This morning’s reading of Dr. Peter Breggin’s article on the Huffington Post, “New Research:  Antidepressants Can Cause Long-Term Depression” causes me to wonder:  If … Continue reading

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Depression and Power


So there I was—the victim of depression and antidepressants.  I no longer could tolerate antidepressants but I was still depressed.  Then one day I was talking to Mary Lou Rubenstein and she told me that the trigger for depression is … Continue reading

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Anna the Embed: How I Got Diagnosed with Narcissism (Part V)


The Embed is moving on to her main diagnosis:  major depressive disorder, severe and recurrent.             But I have bipolar disorder, type II!  I’ve had it for forty-two years, I tell the Embed.             No, she says, I didn’t see … Continue reading

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About the Author: Anne C Woodlen (Part III)


In 1992, I went shopping.  I interviewed a psychiatrist, a psychologist and a social worker for the privilege of becoming my next therapist.  The psychologist, Paul M. Cohen, Ph.D., won and we worked together mostly twice a week for the … Continue reading

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