General

Psychiatric Hospitalization

        How to Help This post is about how and why to be involved with the care of your loved one, when he or she is being treated in a Psychiatric Hospital. The idea is to create a presence of family oversight, involvement and contribution that will be...
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Alexithymia

Drama Drama Drama

"Although many of us may think of ourselves as thinking creatures that feel, biologically we are feeling creatures that think." -Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, Neuroscientist and author of My...
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ADHD Symptoms

Roseroot Herb May Stave Off Depression

  As more and natural herbs are evaluated for depression treatment, one has recently shown extraordinary promise. In a recent study performed by the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, a total of 57 adults that exhibited signs of depression were brought together. After being split into three groups, they received medicine for 12 weeks....
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Bipolar Disorder

Do I Need A Lawyer?

  Went to see a family law lawyer today. Cried the whole time I was in her office. She didn’t even have any kleenex in there. What kind of a family law office is this without kleenex? Anyway, I always pack some so I was fine.
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Bipolar Disorder

Flip the Switch?

I’m looking inside me for the switch to flip. My husband of 13 years is leaving me. We are in the awful process of figuring out what is next. He told me the reason was he couldn’t handle the depression and anxiety anymore.
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Bipolar Disorder

Sometimes I Wish I Had Been Diagnosed With Cancer

Sounds awful right? But you have to admit that a cancer diagnosis is sexy. Apparently you don’t know how much love and support you have until you get a cancer diagnosis. People rally around you. They hold fundraisers. They shave their heads for a sense of community.
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Consciousness

Use Your Imagination

In her Harvard Commencement Address, author Rowling spoke about the "uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not" as "the fount of all invention and innovation." She also noted the power of our imagination for understanding other people’s challenges. She worked for a time for Amnesty International, and says she used some of that...
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Anger

Why do People Blame, Criticize and Intimidate Me?

Antagonism is a term used to describe attention seeking in the form of blame, criticism and intimidation. Since the antagonist is seeking our attention, it is up to us to resolve the interaction effectively. This means that we must use our adult judgment to determine what the reality of the situation demands and then muster the...
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ADHD

ADHD Epidemic … Not

Have you heard the noise being made about the increase in ADHD diagnoses? Have you heard people saying it's proof of a conspiracy? Have you wondered how much truth is in that? I haven't. But I have inside information. Info that the conspiracy theorists won't likely share. I've told you before that there was no ADHD diagnoses prior to the...
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