The Doctor Is Back In

Dear Dr. P:  The icing was fantastic. Can’t thank you enough for the link. Unfortunately, it only worked once. Then I just got fat. Now I’m suffering from too much anxiety and depression, too. What should I do?  Sammy with the Jersey City Blues

Dear Sammy:

I’m sorry to hear that icing treatment only worked for you that one time. Many other readers swear by it and use icing on a daily basis.  I’ve even read reports of icing being used as an aphrodisiac and to treat cancer. For some, it can be a miracle drug. However, icing is not for everyone, and Dr P has plenty of options left in his bag o’ treatments.

Remember Julie Andrews in the Sound of Music? She sang of another treatment in the song, “My Favorite Things.”  Part of it goes like this:

When the dog bites,
when the bee stings
when I’m feeling sad,
I simply remember my favorite things
and then I don’t feel so bad

Now, I want you to sing this song at least once a day.  Think of bee stings as anxiety and dog bites as fear or anger.  And I also want you to practice thinking of your favorite things.  Make a list, if you want. If you feel creative, you can write your own lyrics to the song. Or make it into a rap song. There are no rules for this treatment.

I suppose you should give up on the icing therapy, but you might try celery with ranch dressing. You know, when you’re feeling anxious or sad. But it needs to be homemade or the treatment won’t work.

Good luck, Dude with the Blues.

Warning: Dr. P is not a real doctor. But following in the famous footsteps of Dr. House on TV, Dr. P plays a doctor on the internet.

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