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yumers

Tennessee 37215
a writer/blogger who chronicles her experiences with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and other treatments for depression/bipolar disorder in her online journal, "The ECT Chronicles: Jumpstarting a Life with a Little Spark to the Head." Lives with a cat named Simon, named partly... Full Bio
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Joining ‘the’ union by yumers Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression photo by Tahni Caldelaria-Holm/Joyeuse Photography Read on »
apparently, ‘picking out’ psych meds is like trying out cereal by yumers Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression screen shot 2 screen shot 1 Sometimes while  I watch some mindlessly good television or when I listen to some Rich E ... Read on »
a raw deal: accepting side effects of psych meds by yumers Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression A little while ago when I was making an effort to be less of a hoarder, I came across a piece of paper I hadn’t seen in a long time.  It was my psych hospital dischar ... Read on »
planting the seedling by yumers Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression It’s early afternoon on a Friday, and I’m sitting inside a Starbucks, facing a giant window that allows me to watch all the people coming and going from this retail strip. ... Read on »
days of miracle and wonder. by yumers Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression it’s been a while since I’ve been here. It was more of a forced abandonment , really. Perhaps I’ll explain about it sometime later. The main issue had to do with a sister ... Read on »
getting involved in the community by yumers Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression My friend Alexandra recently recommended me to be a member on the Young Professionals Board of the Park Center , a local agency that provides opportunities and promotes ... Read on »
weight and see by yumers Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression I’ve been gaining pound after pound over this entire year, and it’s been really hard to figure out why. It’s true that I’ve gone out to eat more often during the week now ... Read on »
new Seroquel XR commercial by yumers Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression I posted the animated Abilify commercial on the site in March, and was fascinated with the depression ‘blob’ that follows the depressed woman around. I came across thi ... Read on »
Does too much sleep lead to depression? by yumers Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression I’ve been having a really hard time getting up in the morning. I could stagger from the bed to the couch, but I can easily fall right back asleep for hours. It’s not like ... Read on »
if not a magic bullet, then what is it? by yumers Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression The summer’s not yet over, but I’m already looking back at it. I think about the hypomanic episode I had and bouts of depression following it.  In fact, those moments of d ... Read on »
it’s a date!….at my therapist’s office by yumers Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression One of the things that binds me and the boyfriend together is our extensive experience with depression. Because of our shared illness, we’ve definitely accumulated so ... Read on »
What are some barriers to mental health treatment? Help find out. by yumers Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression My friend is an undergraduate student at an university in southeastern United States, and is conducting research into the barriers which people perceive when they try ... Read on »
antidepressants lead to more depression? by yumers Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Patients who use anti-depressants are much more likely to suffer relapses of major depression than those who use no medication at all, according to new research. In ... Read on »
a misspent livelihood by yumers Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression There are days when I am so annoyed with myself that I don’t really know what to do. That day is today. Since the time I woke up, I’ve felt all angry inside, and don’t k ... Read on »
#petlove by yumers Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression When I come home, I am greeted each and every time by my cat, Simon (see above). Lately, he’s been sitting on my sweater that’s on the table, but other times, he trots on ... Read on »
‘Men’s Health’ guide to less stress by yumers Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression There’s an interesting list in Men’s Health titled “52 Ways to Control and Conquer Stress.” Some of the tips are actually practical. I copied and pasted a few of them b ... Read on »
Free bipolar disorder report by yumers Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Surely we’ve all bought “How to” guides for our respective illnesses from Amazon or other booksellers, but The British Psychological Society is offering a guide about ... Read on »
v58.69 by yumers Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression I finally went to the diagnostics place this morning to get my blood drawn in order to have some tests done. On the form that my psychiatrist gave me to take to the t ... Read on »
what’s in a name? by yumers Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Lunatic Fringe is a term coined by Theodore Roosevelt, used to characterize members of a political or social movement as extremists with eccentric or fanatical views. I ... Read on »
normalcy. well, not so fast by yumers Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression Maybe I need to take back my last hope-filled post about my update on trying to stop me from reaching  full hypomania. I really thought I was making progress in squashing th ... Read on »