Category Archives: Self-destructive behaviour

Aethelread v Antidepressants

Quite often, when I write about antidepressants not working for me, I get friendly and helpful comments left by people telling me that they do work, and that all I need to do is stick with it, and eventually I’ll … Continue reading

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Sometimes, love is proved in letting go

This is probably the most personal post I have ever written.  It’s pretty much the blog equivalent of a chick-flick.  If you’re not interested in namby-pamby feelings and shit like that, then you might not want to read it.

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A life at least bearable

In 1934 Samuel Beckett wrote to his cousin about the coming of spring: I think of it as a victory over darkness, nightmares, sweats, panic and madness, and of the crocuses and daffodils as the promise of a life at … Continue reading

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I’m conducting an experiment

Introduction The purpose of this experiment is to investigate the responses of local Mental Health services under certain controlled circumstances.  It is hoped that the data emerging from this experiment may confirm or refute the hypothesis that people who work … Continue reading

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This week I ‘ave bin mostly eatin’…

…crap, pretty much. Last Friday I was whimpering away to myself (well, and to you too, actually) about how I was feeling very lacking in energy, and was experiencing waves of nausea.  I have come to the conclusion that this … Continue reading

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