It Is Like Life Is Becoming A Metaphor for My Mental Illnesses

Life has been weird in 2020. There is no doubt about that. Yet the more life rolls along, the more it seems like one giant metaphor for life with my mental illnesses. Let me explain. I battle with major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder. And these mental illnesses have shaped my personality, turning me […]

The Rogue Wave of Depression

I went to a maritime school, full of future ocean-going mariners. I wasn’t among the ocean-goers though. Don’t get me wrong, I love being on the water, but I care more about observing ocean wildlife than driving the boat, and I care about both more than being down in the engine room. There is nothing […]

Medication Monday: Viibryd

This week’s Medication Monday is looking at Viibryd (Vilazodone), which is approved to treat Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). Like other antidepressants, there is a danger for those who have bipolar disorder because the medication may cause mania. If you are concerned about possibly suffering from bipolar disorder instead of major depressive disorder, you should consult […]

Medication Monday: Selegiline

We’ve once again come to another installment of Medication Monday, the weekly series that looks at some of the mental health medications available. This week, we are looking at Selegiline, a medication that is primarily used to treat Parkinson’s disease, but transdermal (applied to the skin, often using a transdermal patch, Nicoderm patches are another […]

Medication Monday: Rexulti

Welcome to another installment of Medication Monday, the weekly series that offers a brief informative introduction to the various mental health medications that are available (yes, for those of you no longer keeping track of the days, today is Monday). This week, the medication we are looking at is Rexulti (Brexpiprazole). Rexulti is a second-generation […]

Medication Monday: Pristiq

You may have lost track of the days during this quarantine, but it is, in fact, Monday once again, which means that it is again time for Medication Monday, the weekly series that offers brief, informative insights into the various mental health medications that are available. This week, we take a look at the antidepressant […]