I need therapy (DUH)

There’s a 65% Chance That You Need Therapy You almost certainly need therapy. And there’s nothing wrong with that.Lately life has not been easy for you. Why not let a therapist help you sort things out? Do You Need Therapy?

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder refresher

Kenneth J. Headen, M.D., psychiatrist and author, has written an excellent review about ADHD on his blog. Dr. Headen holds a special place in my heart. He and ariadneK were the first to link back to the original Psych Patient, MD blog. Both Dr. Headen’s and ariadneK’s blogs are worth bookmarking. The links are listed… Continue reading Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder refresher

The most caring child

Help Comes In Many Forms … Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia once talked about a contest hewas asked to judge. The purpose of the contest was to find themost caring child. The winner was a four year old child whose nextdoor neighbour was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife.Upon seeing the man… Continue reading The most caring child

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What do YOUR dreams mean?

Blogthings.com is a blog full of fun quizzes, memes, and toys that you can add to your blog. The quizzes cover a wide variety of interesting topics. Mostly just for fun, many of my quiz results are fascinatingly accurate. For example, here are my results for a quiz on dreams. What Your Dreams Mean… Your… Continue reading What do YOUR dreams mean?


For those interested in learning how I got started in blogging, I will be posting a link to a webpage that will list the entries from the original Psych Patient, MD blog. You will not be able to post new comments to those entries. The page will simply be the posts and comments for your… Continue reading Journaling


Strangely enough, cradling a cat in my lap has a calming effect on me. I say strangely because I did not grow up with pets in the house. In fact, I have always been afraid of animals. Never trusted what they would do. I was a bit apprehensive when my boyfriend told me that he… Continue reading Pets

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Sleep and Meds

I take all of my medications in the morning. For some strange reason, the earlier in the morning I take them, the better they work. In fact, I got into the habit of getting up around 5 or 6 AM, taking my meds, then going back to bed. Within an hour or so, I feel… Continue reading Sleep and Meds

Effexor Withdrawal

Now I know why doctors aren’t supposed to treat themselves. Tapering off Effexor XR seemed like a good idea at the time. I mean, it would be better than just stopping cold turkey. I had the doses I needed in the med samples that my doctor gave me. I was on 75 + 37.5 mg… Continue reading Effexor Withdrawal