Career decisions

A career milestone is looming ahead of me - the completion of my PhD. Although this is most definitely an exciting time for me, it's also a little stressful. It's time for me to decide on my next move. What will I do immediately following completion? Where do I want to be in five years? … Continue reading Career decisions

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The allure of a career in scientific research

Thrill of the chase. That's what I've always been drawn to. There's something terribly alluring about an Indiana Jones-style career spent tracking clues and making discoveries. While my work is far from the field of archaeology, biological research is definitely filled with it's own thrills and adventures. Two days ago I wrote about the woes … Continue reading The allure of a career in scientific research

The woes of being a scientific researcher

Starry-eyed at the end of my undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology, I pictured a career ahead of me in academic science research. Every day would be exciting as I came up with new ideas and tested them with experiments. I would be making groundbreaking discoveries and contributing significantly to peoples' understanding and development of medicine. … Continue reading The woes of being a scientific researcher

Bipolar medications – new category on my blog!

I'm starting a new category on my blog about medications for bipolar disorder. It'll be a mixture of posts about the different medications that are generally used, research into new medications, things I've learned about them and personal experiences where relevant. This category is primarily to share my experiences and things I've learned with you. … Continue reading Bipolar medications – new category on my blog!

Adverse reaction to anti-depressant fluoxetine (Prozac)

Last year I had a horrible response to the anti-depressant selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) fluoxetine (marketed as Prozac or Lovan). I have bipolar disorder, so I naturally have a heightened risk for adverse effects with taking anti-depressants. I was in a very deep depression and already taking lithium when my psychiatrist suggested I try … Continue reading Adverse reaction to anti-depressant fluoxetine (Prozac)