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Perfectionism…

July 9th, 2012

The French philosopher Voltaire is credited with the saying, “Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.” So what does this have to do with depression? Well, from my own experiences and those of the many men I have met with depression, it is a critical issue. Voltaire was talking about perfectionism, which […]

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Hope!

May 22nd, 2012

Hope, like time, is a precious commodity.  When life is good it seems like you never have enough time and hope just flows through you.  However, when you are depressed it seems like all you have is time and hope is fleeting at best and nonexistent at worse.  I just read an article that talked […]

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“How should I treat my depression?”

May 14th, 2012

This past Saturday I had the opportunity to present on depression from my perspective as a man who has lived with depression, as a clinician who has treated those with depression, and an academician who trains those who treat those with depression.  No I didn’t give 3 different talks.  I gave one talk that is […]

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What is wrong with me?

May 9th, 2012

If I close my eyes and let myself feel the pain of my first go around with depression it is enough to stop me in my tracks.  I was a junior in college and over the course of the couple of years preceding the episode I was definitely struggling.  The unexplained feelings of nervousness, the […]

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Junior Seau…

May 3rd, 2012

Everyday in this country we lose 75 men to suicide.  Some are well known, like Junior Seau and some are just regular guys who are going to work each day.  Why do they do it?  We can speculate, we can debate, we can research, and we can try to lay blame on things like Chronic […]

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