Medication Monday: PTSD

It is Memorial Day, and I wanted to step back from my normal Medication Monday approach of looking at a specific medication, and instead look at a specific condition and the medications that are used for that condition. Specifically, I wanted to look at medications used for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I choose this day […]

Succeeding at Nothing

This era of COVID is weird, and not just for people battling mental illness. It seems like we have all the time in the world now that we are all stuck at home. Honestly, is there a reason we aren’t all coming out of this experience with spotless houses while being in the best shape […]

Not Wanting To Wear A Mask Is Not A Disability

I’ve seen stories floating around social media of people who are trying to use the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) as excuses not to wear masks in public despite orders from their governor to mask up. First, I want to point out that the most frequently […]

Healing is…Buffering

Therapy can be full of challenges. So can quarantining because of COVID-19. So it is understandable that therapy during the quarantine would have its own challenges. I experienced one of those challenges the other day when there were moments where the video on Zoom was buffering, or when the audio was cutting in and out. […]

I’m Not Emotional, My Cat Just Has Her Claws Out

Yesterday, I had my regular therapy session, which was once again done via Zoom because of the COVID crisis. I was seated comfortably on my recliner in the basement, and everything was going well until my cat decided to get involved. My cat, who wanted attention, or food, or was simply curious about the voice […]

Sports…And Other Distractions

This week’s┬áLast Week Tonight with John Oliver talked about sports. Specifically, he talked about how much society misses sports, but also how difficult it will be for sports to come back safely. I am definitely in the camp of people who miss sports. I’ve been trying to compensate by playing through a whole baseball season […]

Medication Monday: Pamelor

Another week has come and gone, and it is once again Monday, which means it is time once again for Medication Monday, the weekly series that examines some of the mental health medications available on the market and offers readers a brief introduction to those medications. This week we are talking about the antidepressant Pamelor […]