Coffee Therapy — the play

SCENE 20
Again, DARNELL is in the office with DR. ROSS; but it’s a different day, a different session.

DARNELL
I don’t want to be a manic depressive.

DR. ROSS
Don’t label yourself that way.

DARNELL
But that’s what I am.

DR. ROSS
That’s not who you are. That’s the danger here, that you come to see yourself as a, quote, bipolar. Instead of seeing yourself as a person who happens to manage a disorder. Don’t become the disease.

DARNELL
downtrodden
Yeah.

DR. ROSS
I’m not prepared to treat this with therapy. Do you have any problems with taking a pill?

DARNELL
No.
He writes a prescription.

DR. ROSS
Great. Take one of these a day for two days. Then call me Thursday and we’ll go from there. You’ll be fine.

DARNELL
You think?

DR. ROSS
Yeah. You know, a lot of people with this have this kind of inner, oh, conflict. Like they don’t know exactly who they are.

DARNELL
Bingo.

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