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(formerly known as The Bryce Age)

The Stigma Strikes Back: How the Stigma facing depression made my struggle worse

The Stigma Strikes Back: How the Stigma facing depression made my struggle worse

When I decided to man up and go to battle with my depression demons, I didn’t think the real demons would be the ones outside my head. With mental health firmly in the zeitgeist, I assumed everybody would support my struggles with relative open arms. That’s exactly what happened the…

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To medicate, or not to medicate, that is the question.

I’ve rolled up my sleeves, ready to fight this darned depression. I’ve even got a fancy diagnosis, now, which just so happens to be Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It’s kind of particular, but remember, adults with ADHD have trouble with organization, concentration and time management, and…

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What’s up Doc? How to (and mostly how NOT to) get diagnosed

When I finally accepted I was struggling with depression, I wasn’t daunted. In fact, I was empowered to understand and overcome it before history repeated itself and the love of my life abandoned me. I knew the first step must involve getting an accurate diagnosis. But with the…

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How to Tell When Your Grief Becomes Depression

In my last blog post, I finally accepted I wasn’t going through a rut or bout of post-breakup sadness, when I made what I believed to be objective gains in both my career and love life, but still couldn’t find the happiness eluding me. It took me…

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Why it took me 30+ years to realize I was depressed

Something you should know about me. I was a bit of a Hermione Granger keener through most of high school. Like that Gryffindor know-it-all, I had the answers to everything, to which my 90-plus grades can attest. I was so smart, in fact, I could…

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Why Wonder? My Quest to Understand Depression Continues

Over a year ago I finally decided to step out of the depression closet, inspired in large part by the suicide of Robin Williams and other celebrities like him. In that blog, I made a pact with myself to better understand my particular case, before my…

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Repost: How Robin Williams helped me come out of the depression closet

It’s been about 18 months since I first decided to blog about my own struggles with depression, inspired by Robin Williams’ tragic suicide. Since then I’ve embarked on a journey to better understand how this insidious condition really works and which therapeutic approaches work best. I…

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The Truth About Vitamins: What I Learned Making The Curious Case of Vitamins & Me

We all think we know vitamins – and we’re told they’re essential – but why do we really need them? Can we get what we need from our food or should we turn to supplements to fill in the gaps? These were a few questions on my mind when…

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My battle with Elle Woods Syndrome

If you’ve held court with me for more than five minutes you’ve likely heard me bring up or quote Legally Blonde. Maybe you’ve even wondered why any self-respecting writer and filmmaker would cite Legally Blonde as one of his most cherished films. Part of it is…

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