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Real Symptoms Or Psychosomatic Symptoms

Why are we here today?…me?  got to this point of total lack of motivation and feelings of hopelessness.  What is more, why can’t I move away from the same vantage point? It’s as if I’m running in a circle and never making any progress. Why is there no solution, but I can see?

Have you ever felt any of these similar emotional door stops? The lack of motivation is much different though than being lazy. (I want to clarify that quickly.) I want to…and did so much, however, finding the daily motivation to get things done is quite challenging. Once I start a project, normally finish it to some degree when…Bipolar Disorder symptoms kick in. I may get bored and move on to something else, but I had the motivation to accomplish it.  This lack of any motivation has been killing me lately.

I maybe classifying it as motivation when it’s probably something much, much deeper.  Quick, I’m looking at a mountain with huge Peaks and valleys without any guidance. I need help because of seeming lost and being solo with no gear in the middle of winter. I feel so unprepared, so overwhelmed that my brain just wants to shut down. How many times it’s like turning off the non-essentials. Comprehension and listening and communicating is difficult and just so I can understand the simplest things…a break down when I’m faced with these overwhelming conditions.


Real Symptoms Or Psychosomatic Symptoms

Chato Stewart

Chato Stewart has a mission, to draw and use humor as a positive tool to live, to cope with the debilitating effects symptoms of mental illness. Chato Stewart is a Mental Health Hero and Advocate. Recovery Peer Specialist board-certified in Florida. Chato is the artist behind the cartoons series Mental Health Humor, Over-Medicated, and The Family Stew - seen here in his blog posts. The cartoons are drawn from his personal experience of living with bipolar disorder (and other labels). [email protected]

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Stewart, C. (2019). Real Symptoms Or Psychosomatic Symptoms. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 26, 2020, from


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