Tag Archives: central nervous system

Sex, Drugs and Inpatient Psychiatry: More Answers


Kidney damage caused by antidepressants My kidney damage was caused by lithium, which is not specifically an antidepressant but is used in conjunction with an antidepressant for the treatment of bipolar disorder.  If you are taking lithium then the doctor should (a) check … Continue reading

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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

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Music, Coffee, and Power


The Sound of Music When I stopped taking drugs, I started hearing the music. My father was a college professor and it seemed like every Sunday afternoon of my childhood I got dragged to some symphony concert, which was b-o-r-i-n-g. … Continue reading

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The Spring of My Mind


Escaping from sleep is a relief.  From the glimpses I’ve seen, my dreams would make an awesome horror show with infinite episodes, so it is a relief to escape into consciousness.  Waking up is like finishing a marathon and finally … Continue reading

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About the Author: Anne C Woodlen (Part V)


My apartment was on the twenty-first floor and my bed was placed beside the windows, which were about six feet wide and eight feet high.  My old apartment had been very dark and set against the side of a hill; … Continue reading

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