The date above will remain significant for long, until memory fades, if ever. I was 20 then. The footsteps of winter had begun to descend and it was the last year of college. Or nearly so! It turned out to be the day my life would be changed forever. I stood in the college auditorium … Continue reading 6th Nov 1992
This page does not talk about recovery resources from all over the place, only those that are already available on this blog, so that one does not have to look up various corners in search for something. I repeatedly say that recovery is something most people can accomplish. But let me also say that most … Continue reading Recovery related resources on the blog
I have been working in the area of recovery for at least a few years now and what I find is there are at least a few impediments to 'recovery', especially in India. The first seems to be the internal communication within families- which is often severely fractured. The second seems an over-riding belief in … Continue reading Why ‘recovery’ seems so difficult in India
People do not realize how their social environment impacts them- which is often adverse. To think that one is behaving in a manner which is not 'proper' in day-to-day life is to believe that we are automatons, or living in cocoons unaffected by the world around, which is never the case. Even if we are … Continue reading Anxiety : a ‘symptom’ of the times
alI am amused and surprised about the number of people who meet me and DO NOT ASK for directions. Of course nobody is an idiot to offer help without being asked for it! Certainly not me at 45 years! Yes, meeting someone who is recovered is an encouragement to most and they see, in person, … Continue reading Pave the way or ask for directions?
If you suffer from either of the following- depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). you may be prescribed a drug called Paxil, an SSRI. All explanations follow. Paxil is one of a class of antidepressant drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or SSRI’s. These have become … Continue reading SSRIs, Akathisia and Suicide Risk
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