Call me DeeDee. You can also call me Dr. Chickadee – I have a PhD in Smartypants Stuff* – but also ADD and Mood Disorder NOS, turning a life-less-ordinary into something even more interesting. This blog is where I pour out the stories of my secret life as a certifiable nutcase, as raw and honest as I can, with occasional informative or whimsical content when the mood strikes me (pun most definitely intended!)
Since I started this blog in September 2011, my diagnoses have included Bipolar Disorder II, Anxiety Disorder NOS, Major Depressive Disorder, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, and ADHD – and those are just the ones I know about! There’s still no conclusive diagnosis to lean on, but I take a combination of medications and use other wellness strategies to stay as stable as I can. (If you’re hungry for full details on my mental health saga, start with the back story post.) I do pretty well most of the time, and I am grateful to be so fortunate.
I really would like to tell you who I am “in real life.” Unfortunately, I’m not comfortable being fully open about my mental health in connection with my IRL identity just yet. Plus I like being frank, and that’s far easier to do under a nom de plume, regardless of the topic of the text.
Photography on this blog is my own (and I retain all copyright), unless credited otherwise. I also write for A Canvas of the Minds, a premier collaborative mental health blog – check ‘em out!
* Since I know you’re going to ask, it’s “Information Science & Technology.”