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Permission to Wallow

  Even if you haven’t said anything, I see you. Even if you don’t want to bother anyone, because it’s more of the same, and people’s patience is bound to give out. Even if depression is a cliche, even if it’s seasonal, even if you have damn good reason. Your brain, evolutionarily speaking, DOES have damn good reason for balking, […]

Dopamine and Desperation

Posted by on September 19, 2012 in Dopamine, Extraversion, Introversion, Psychiatry, Psychotherapy | Comments Off on Dopamine and Desperation

This past weekend, I attended a seminar on how to write a bestseller. Unsurprisingly, the focus of the event was mostly upon publicity and marketing. (If nuanced insights and a scintillating prose style were all that were required to sell books…well, I can dream.) One of the speakers had a lot of energy. At first, I thought he was caricaturing […]