Tag Archives: treatment

Dx: Depression Consequent to Fatigue


Dick Gottlieb, the social worker from Grand Rapids who engages people in empathetic therapy, and I, who have a diagnosis of type two bipolar disorder, have been having some conversations, most recently centered on what the heck is wrong with me … Continue reading

Posted in depression, doctor, drugs, mental health, mental illness, patient, physician, psychiatric patient, psychiatrist, psychiatry | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

PPP, DDD and Me


I went to the Empathic Therapy Conference because it included workshops about drugs and drug damage.  (All I understand of empathic therapy is that it’s what you do when you accept people as people, not as diagnosable units of sickness, … Continue reading

Posted in CPEP, doctor, drugs, Inpatient psychiatry, mental health, mental illness, Mental Patients Liberation Alliance, NYS Office of Mental Health, patient, physician, psychiatric patient, psychiatrist, psychiatry, Suicide, Support line | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Exercise or Naps for Depression?


            What good did hospitalization do me?  What it did for me was give me rest.  It wasn’t supposed to.  I was supposed to get up and get dressed; go to breakfast; participate in groups; meet with my psychiatrist; stay out of … Continue reading

Posted in depression, doctor, drugs, Inpatient psychiatry, mental illness, patient, physician, psychiatric patient, psychiatrist | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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


            The only reason for giving someone a diagnosis is in order to treat.  If you’re not going to treat, then it’s just name-calling.  Generally speaking, I refuse the diagnosis of borderline personality disorder but I will accept it if … Continue reading

Posted in depression, doctor, Hutchings Psychiatric Center, mental health, mental illness, patient, physician, psychiatric patient, psychiatrist, psychiatry, Upstate Medical Center | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment