Friday, October 31, 2014
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John McManamy's Posts

To My Mom

Fifty-nine years ago today, I came home from school. It was my special day. I had turned six. I entered the living room. My eyes bugged open ...


A pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey was draped over the back of the couch. I turned to my left, through the opening to the kitchen. An orange crepe tablecloth draped... Read moreChevron

Ketamine for Unipolar Depression?

Two years ago, I posted a piece, Ketamine for Bipolar Depression? It is time to revisit the topic, this time focusing on unipolar depression.


In his Read moreChevron

The Psychic Bandwidth: My Answer to an Edge Question of What I Believe but Cannot Prove

Several months ago, I began doing pieces based on Edge questions. Edge, which bills itself as an online salon, annually asks a provocative question of leading scientists and writers and the like. The answers are published as a series of books.   ... Read moreChevron

Can Short-Term Antidepressant Use Lead to a Better Long-Term Outcome? It's Complicated ...

Last year, I posted a piece, Antidepressants Over the Medium and Long Term: Little to No Evidence. I based my narrative on four leading psychiatric treatment guidelines.


The key to legitimacy with any type of medical treatment... Read moreChevron

Bipolar and Identity - Finding the Human Beneath the Label

This is a short piece about identity and labels.


The other day I watched a Read moreChevron