This post is both a clinical review of the disorder and an attempt to help others understand the way it deeply effects those diagnosed with it. I personally have this diagnosis and often have a difficult time expressing to others why that matters. I’ve collected quotes that I think help illuminate the experience and while they may not seem to be related to the clinical matters discussed here I have sprinkled them through out this post. I invite you to try to imagine the impact this would have in your life.
First, I have to make sure you understand what the prompt for this is:
“Pick up a book, newspaper or magazine (ok, junk mail will do if you’re having a hard time). Shut your eyes, turn to a page and stab your finger at a word. Pop that in your post title. Do the same again. And again. There’s your prompt for today.”
Second, I have to tell you that I used a nursing text book to get these words… Not what I expected to end up with. Read the rest of this entry
Sitting in a murmuring crowd
Silent and Listening
Saying nothing that matters Read the rest of this entry