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Exercise, Depression and Drugs, not to mention Fibromyalgia, Hormones and Wisdom (part II)


But I digress—back to depression and exercise.  For decades, I tried to exercise.  I tried every kind of exercise, including calisthenics, jogging, yoga and a bunch of other stuff.  I quit them all because I’d become too depressed to continue.  … Continue reading

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Exercise, Depression and Drugs, not to mention Twitter, Fibromyalgia and PNIE (part I)


I am now on Twitter.  Good grief.  When I was a little girl my grandma would let me put wood in the old cook stove so she could make pancakes for breakfast and now I am on Twitter.  It gives … Continue reading

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Cause of Death: Physician Prejudice


Physicians are so blinded by psychiatric diagnoses that they cease to be able to function as competent diagnosticians.  In the eyes of physicians, if you have a psychiatric diagnosis then that is the cause of all your problems.  Your body no longer … 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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The Undrugging of Annie (Part VI)


The neurologist, Dr. Nabil Aziz, took my complaints seriously but, upon examination, could not find anything neurologically wrong with me.  Nevertheless, he ordered a ton of blood work.  The anti-gliadin antibodies test came back positive:  I have celiac sprue, an autoimmune disease … Continue reading

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St. Joseph’s: Tidying Up


About Mickey.  There are four Marys on the unit, so one goes by “Mickey”; she is a tall black woman who wears big hoop earrings.  One night over supper we begin to talk.  She asks where I’m from, and I … Continue reading

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St. Joseph’s: The Perverse Pathology of Mary Corbliss (Part IV)


            Everything had to go through Mary, and Mary was not available to meet my every need.  She made sure to tell me clearly, impatiently, “Anne, you’re not my only patient.  You know that.”             I went to the nursing … Continue reading

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