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Mental Illness

Ask the (Student) Nurse! Depression and Pregnancy

Dear Queen Julie, I have pretty bad chronic depression, but to help manage it, I take Pristiq, a new class of drug known as an SNRI.  I take incredibly small doses, 5mg or less, because I’m really sensitive to anti-depressants, but it’s been a godsend. Now, I really want to get pregnant. However, it seems like […]

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Small Pleasures

Sometimes it’s the little things that get you through a day.  Here are some of my small pleasures.

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Mental Illness

Depression in the Recession

The last time I was unemployed was in the summer and fall of 2006.  When people use the term funemployment, well that’s what it was.  I relaxed, I read books, I went to yoga, I rode my bike.  I was stress-free.  I qualified for unemployment and food stamps, which covered my living expenses.  I wasn’t […]