Monthly Archives: August 2012

Am I Depressed?

“Depression is the common cold of mental illness,” my colleague used to say. Who hasn’t had a “common” cold, and countless times? We all have. A sad, dejected mood, especially if it persists, can indicate more serious problems than an … Continue reading

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“I’ve Got a New Attitude” II

Diagnosed with anklosing spondylitis, (deterioration of spinal connective tissue) Norman Cousins, editor of Saturday Review at the time, experienced intense, unrelieved pain. Suspecting he may be the worse because of maximum amounts and highest possible dosages of painkillers, he determined … Continue reading

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“I’ve Got a New Attitude” I

About six months ago, I ruptured both my Achilles tendons. I could no longer walk for exercise. I still can’t. I also have to walk slowly. How discouraging! From the advice of a sports medicine doctor, however, I’ve learned a … Continue reading

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