Depression, Mental Health

In-Depth: Living with Depression

In-Depth: Living with Depression:

After receiving a diagnosis of major depression, you might feel relieved to have a name for your emotional pain and you might feel overwhelmed about the treatment at hand. However, you’re not alone. Between 10 and 25 percent of women and 5 to 12 percent of men will have a major depressive disorder in their lifetime.

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Medical

Had a doctors appointment today. It should have been a quick visit just to go over my annual blood tests… Of course nothing ever goes as planned.

Turns out someone didn’t do the correct tests and now I have to go through everything again; fasting, blood draw, then back in two weeks to follow up. (sigh)

On a more positive note, I discussed the issues I’ve been having with my current depression/anxiety meds and he agreed they need to be changed so I start a new treatment tomorrow and we will see if it works. Keeping my fingers crossed!

We also discussed what, if any, issues might arise when (if) I can begin HRT and at this point he couldn’t see anything to be concerned about. He still won’t treat me himself, but at least he is willing to continue to work with me for everything else.

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Transgender

When Politicians Fail to Stand Up for the “T” in LGBT Rights | Bitch Media

When Politicians Fail to Stand Up for the “T” in LGBT Rights | Bitch Media:

“Harris’s principles and commitment to social justice have rightfully made her the frontrunner to replace retiring Democrat Barbara Boxer in the Senate. However, those ideas were nowhere in evidence last week when Harris appealed a U.S. District Judge’s decision to grant a gender confirming surgery (GCS) to Michelle-Lael Norsworthy, a transgender woman serving time in California prison. Ignoring all the findings in Justice Jon Tigar’s 38 page decision, Harris argued that, ‘Norsworthy has been treated for gender dysphoria for over 20 years, and there is no indication that her condition has somehow worsened to the point where she must obtain sex-reassignment surgery now.'”

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