Drink Driving

I lost my licence through drink driving when I was in my second year at University. I was driving to watch friends play hockey and (very unlike me) had only a couple of drinks in the bar afterwards. Unfortunately my friend’s backside sticking out of the window attracted some police attention as did me driving…

Diary

Keeping a chart of daily mood symptoms, treatments, sleep patterns, and life events can help the doctor track and treat the illness most effectively. Sometimes this is called a daily life chart. Sarah Freeman refers to a useful mood chart on her website, however this is just too ‘’busy’’ for me and I got stressed…

Depression

(See A for anti-depressants) I found the book ‘’Depressive Illness: The Curse of the Strong’’ by Dr.Tim Cantopher very enlightening. As well as removing the stigma from depression it explains in a simple way what is actually happening and how to fix it. A friend of mine who has suffered from depression says it is…

Diet

You will know by now that I am very diet conscious after a lifetime struggle with weight. After successfully losing weight at 40 years old after yo-yoing for twenty-five years, I am a little obsessed and scared about weight gain. The pills in the clinic made me eat like a starved wolf. I was literally…