Throwback Thursday #8: ECT #1

Throwback Thursdays feature relevant posts (of about 20) from a private, online journal I kept last fall. They chronicle my time during a depressive episode, which led to another round of  ECT. You'll read firsthand what that was like for me. The entries are slightly edited for clarity, and with regard to anonymity. NOTE: The... Continue Reading →

The ECT Procedure: How It’s Done

NOTE: Obviously, this experience is different for everybody, but this is how the entire outpatient procedure, from checking in to recovery, is for me. I want to  make this short, but I don't know if I can. If nothing else, I'll try to be succinct. Also, as stated on my About page, I don’t advocate for... Continue Reading →

Throwback Thursday #7: Rejected

Throwback Thursdays feature relevant posts (of about 20) from a private, online journal I kept last fall. They chronicle my time during a depressive episode, which led to another round of  ECT. You'll read firsthand what that was like for me. The entries are slightly edited for clarity, and with regard to anonymity. Rejected -... Continue Reading →

Throwback Thursday #6: ECT & DBT

Throwback Thursdays feature relevant posts (of about 20) from a private, online journal I kept last fall. They chronicle my time during a depressive episode, which led to another round of  ECT. You'll read firsthand what that was like for me. The entries are slightly edited for clarity, and with regard to anonymity. ECT &... Continue Reading →

Throwback Thursday #5: A Lot Happening

Throwback Thursdays feature relevant posts (of about 20) from a private, online journal I kept last fall. They chronicle my time during a depressive episode, which led to another round of  ECT. You'll read firsthand what that was like for me. The entries are slightly edited for clarity, and with regard to anonymity. A Lot... Continue Reading →

Self-Care: Meditation

This past March, I decided to discontinue the ECT treatments I was receiving beginning in February. They weren't relieving my depression (ECT doesn't always work), but still affected my memory. (In fact, my ECT doctor asked to keep him updated regarding my memory loss.) At the same time, a friend recommended Vipassana meditation. It's steeped... Continue Reading →

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