I think of all the characteristics of depression, the one that surprises me most often is how intense the highs and lows are. Very deep lows are almost to be expected, but one would not expect the highs to be quite so euphoric. Please do not misunderstand me. I am not talking about the manic… Read More


We all want so badly to be right. We just know that what we’re thinking must be superior to the opposing point of view, and we believe if we just yell loud enough that we can convince them of the error of the their ways. It is just so obvious that our answer is the correct one.… Read More


In many areas of the United States, a foot of snow on the ground does not a crisis make. In Kentucky, however, it puts everyone into full-on freak-out mode. Not that long ago, many of us in the western part of the Bluegrass State were shoveling off our driveways and trying to figure out how… Read More


“I got depressed just reading about that.” These were the words of someone I recently directed to a link on the internet concerning persistent depressive disorder (or dysthymia or dysthymic disorder). I was attempting to give them some insight into the type of depression I have been diagnosed with. Most people I run into don’t… Read More


This is an antidepressant. It is a serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, also known as an SNRI. I take one of these pills every day. Its purpose is to help alleviate the biological symptoms of my depression. I’m not so sure it’s doing its job properly anymore. Depending on who you ask, antidepressants are either a… Read More