Pain, Guilt, and the Stealthiness of Depression

Pain, Guilt, and the Stealthiness of Depression

:: Depression, too, can be a symptom of a concussion, but I don’t think that’s what this is, this wily creature slipping in through the cracks that have opened in me, cracks created by loneliness and boredom, by pain and inertia. *** Right now, in this...
Like a Garden: My List of Diagnoses Grows

Like a Garden: My List of Diagnoses Grows

:: I decided to get tested for my children. Autism Spectrum Disorder is another flower in my bouquet of diagnoses. As my children have grown, I see so much of my younger self in them. My experiences as a child have echoed into the present as my children have explored...
Where The Terror Lies

Where The Terror Lies

:: But to say there is no sustained time to work because my kids are at home is to leave off half of the problem. The other half is out there, in the unidentified place where the terror lies. *** It’s odd, the way public writing about “productivity”...
Anxiety Disorder in Disordered Times

Anxiety Disorder in Disordered Times

:: Anxiety disorder can’t be solved with hand sanitizer. With a full pantry. With social distancing. None of those things matter at all if you have anxiety disorder. Early this morning, around 5:30 a.m., I awoke from a horrible nightmare. I was riding in a car...