Tag archive for depression

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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