On Defining Normal

My psychiatrist has been increasing my mood stabilizer dose steadily since I began taking it almost four months ago. Each time I visit him, he asks me questions to gauge how well the medication is working for me. The questions are sometimes challenging for me to answer because the endpoint isn't clear. Where am I… Continue reading On Defining Normal

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Lowered Expectations

My mood always hits a nadir following a period when I've indulged in the notion that I can accomplish something big, something important to someone outside of my own small circle. I'll publish an influential book or become a recognized leader in my community or do some important research, something that would make people who interview people… Continue reading Lowered Expectations