This is week #6 of the Working On Us mental health prompts over at Beckie's Mental Mess. Have a look at her post for the guidelines on how to participate. Prompt #1 Questions: There are so many varieties of depression out there, such as Bipolar Depression, and (SAD) Seasonal Affective Disorder. What type of … Continue reading Working On Us – week #6
How to Stop Feeling so Damn Deporessed: The No BS Guide for Men by psychologist Jonas A. Horwitz is a how-to guide that aims to tell men how to take on depression and win. The author explains that this book is for men with severe depression. I found the use of the term "severe" a … Continue reading Book review: How to Stop Feeling so Damn Depressed
The Sequenced Treatment Alternatives to Relieve Depression (STAR*D) trial studied 2876 people with major depressive disorder to evaluate their response to depression treatment in a real-world setting. Unlike the randomized controlled trials that are often used to evaluate a drug's efficacy, there were few exclusion criteria, the patient and their physician knew which drug they … Continue reading What the STAR*D study means for depression treatment
In Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions, Johann Hari takes a stand against the idea of biological causation of depression and anxiety. I expected going in that this book would annoy me, but at times it was just plain ridiculousness. To start off, let me tell you the … Continue reading Book review/rant: Lost Connections
Around 5 weeks ago, I blogged about deciding to get Botox injections in my forehead to hopefully help in the management of my depression. I got the first injections at that time, and then got round two a couple of weeks later, for a total dose of 29 units, which was the amount used in the … Continue reading Botox update
This post breaks down what I take to manage my depression - it's a long list, but it's a tough illness.