Take Your Antidepressants For As Long As They’re Good For You

Mental heath medicines, like a lot of other medicines, are a mixed bag and come with some big decisions. Even so, taking antidepressants can be a huge support and, in many cases, they’re literal life-savers. If you’re considering starting antidepressants, or changing your usage of them, you might be wondering how long they'll be part … Continue reading Take Your Antidepressants For As Long As They’re Good For You

What the Story of Phineas Gage Can Tell Us About Our Amazing Brains

Adapted from Dirge Magazine, September 2015 What the Story of Phineas Gage Can Tell Us About Our Amazing Brains cw: brain damage, depictions of violence Phineas P. Gage was a good man. He enjoyed his job as the foreman of a railroad construction site in Vermont. The men working with him described him as capable, hard-working, fair, … Continue reading What the Story of Phineas Gage Can Tell Us About Our Amazing Brains

Mrs. Monkey-Suits and the Dark Beauty of Dementia

Adapted from Dirge Magazine, August 2015 Mrs. Monkey-Suits and the Dark Beauty of Dementia Cw: depictions of memory loss, mentions of violence  She was the last person left in the lounge, so I readied her wheelchair and strolled over with the warmest, least-threatening smile I could muster.  “Good evening! It’s nearly midnight. Would you like … Continue reading Mrs. Monkey-Suits and the Dark Beauty of Dementia