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


            The Embed doesn’t want to hear it.  If I am alone, it is my fault.  It is not the fault of a parachute that didn’t open, a doctor who didn’t know what she was doing, or wisdom that caused … Continue reading

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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

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


            Today I am sitting in the Waiting Room of the Outpatient Clinic in the Department of Psychiatry in the Upstate Medical University Hospital of the State University of New York—they are a self-important clan, these OC/DP/UMUH/SUNY people, and they … Continue reading

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