Category Archives: Fun with Depression

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Writing a Blog to help with Depression

Fun with Depression, Charlie Castor, Cartoon Sheep

What can you do to alleviate the symptoms of depression? Therapy, medication and exercise can be very helpful. I use therapy and medication, but I also write a blog. Writing this blog has been very helpful to me during my recent period of depression. In this article, I’ll outline some of the benefits that can come from writing a blog when you are depressed. Continue reading Writing a Blog to help with Depression

Auditioning Anti-depressants

Auditioning Anti-depressants, Charlie Castor, Fun with Depression

Inside a small room, a panel of three judges are sitting in a row, sifting through papers, and discussing previous auditions. They represent the prestigious talent agency, Jane’s Brain.

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Black Dog Prison

Black Dog, Charlie Castor, Fun with Depression, Depression

People often refer to depression as “the black dog”, an association that was made famous by Winston Churchill’s description of his depression. The metaphor of the black dog is an interesting one. Dogs are often thought of as man’s best friend. We tend to think of them as lovable and loyal companions. However, when we talk about depression as a black dog, we are thinking of that dog as our worst enemy, rather than our best friend. Continue reading Black Dog Prison

Lack of Lustral

Antidepressants, fun with depression, Charlie Castor

I have recently started taking an anti-depressant called Lustral, an unfortunate name in my opinion, given that one of the predominant side-effects from taking these types of anti-depressants is lack of sexual interest. Continue reading Lack of Lustral

Choose Life

Trainspotting, Ewan McGregor, Fun with Depression, Charlie Castor
Trainspotting (1996)

I am writing this on the 1st of February 2014. It’s the dawn of a new month. Am I excited? Well, I spent the first day of February sitting in my pyjamas with a duvet wrapped around me, eating cereal, and watching Trainspotting. Continue reading Choose Life