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Why the DSM Killed Off Subtypes

Why the DSM Killed Off Subtypes

For many of us who learned about ADHD before the latest revision to the DSM, the diagnostic manual often used to diagnose ADHD, the idea of “subtypes” is ingrained in how we think about the condition....

Experiencing Trauma in Modern Times

As I continue to practice positive thinking and gratitude during these challenging times, I’ve recently realized the havoc surrounding my environment is weighing on me in ways that I may have been suppressing....
7 Ways Parents Can Handle Behavioral Challenges During Quarantine

7 Ways Parents Can Handle Behavioral Challenges During Quarantine

Juggling the stress of sheltering-in-place, working from home, and homeschooling children presents challenges for most families. With families who have previously experienced behavioral difficulties, or for parents of children with...
Aging with Vision

Aging with Vision

As I get older I just laugh at my peers who desperately try to cling to youth. You’ve seen them, the
Today I Love Settling In

Today I Love Settling In

Today I love settling in and realizing how comfortable I’m quickly becoming in my new kitchen even though it is still not finished. I love settling in to my days tasks....
All Our Yesterdays: The Perception of Time

All Our Yesterdays: The Perception of Time

The experience of time appears relative — from the standpoint of human perception. The experience of time can be defined as a mental sequence of moment-to-moment reflections; the recollection of...
The Woman Who Stayed Too Long

The Woman Who Stayed Too Long

Linda: The following are two letters I received from a woman I will call Lucia. She read a blog I posted that touched her, and she wanted me to warn other women to not waste years in a relationship that is draining their very life energy....
Disorder Or Disability

Disorder Or Disability

ADHD is a disorder. It says so in the name. Attention Deficit Hyperactive DISORDER. But is it a disability? Disability: A physical or mental condition that significantly limits a person’s motor,...
How to Sell a Script in a Pandemic

How to Sell a Script in a Pandemic

Career Hack #32.  Producers and people who work at production companies have a little more free time than they did when movies were in production.  No production during the pandemic means more free time for key people to read your script....

Walking Out On Your Disorder

Mental illness is more prevalent than people may know. One in four people live with a mental illness. 2.8% of the United States population lives with bipolar disorder. 83% are classified as severe....
Anorexia in Limbo

Anorexia in Limbo

When I was sixteen years old, I met every requirement in the DSM-IV criteria for Anorexia Nervosa. My Body Mass Index (BMI) hovered just below 17.5, I was obsessed with...
Surviving Healthcare During a Pandemic

Surviving Healthcare During a Pandemic

Read this story of a man who attempts to find adequate medical care during the COVID-19 pandemic as the clock ticks and he struggles to breathe. In December 2019,...

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