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A Recent Episode I Had Has Made Me Wondering if Psychosis Is Involved with My Depression/Anxiety

I was diagnosed with depression and severe anxiety as a teenager, dealing with cutting and bulimia. As the years have gone by, I’ve been on and off of medications and while I knew I still dealt with the mental illness, I felt like I’d grown a lot. Over the last couple of years, though, things have gotten bad again. It seems that I’ll be fine or at least stable for months until something will go wrong, and it’s like a house of cards toppling over. It’ll send me spiraling into what I refer to as a...
Tags: Depression, Anxiety, Borderline, Self Harm, Psychosis, Hearing Voices, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, DBT, Self Injury

Psychology Around the Net: February 16, 2019

Are you ready to get all the latest on whether or not talking to bots is good for your mental health, how your occupation can affect how effective your depression treatments are, and the difference between shameful secrets and guilty secrets (and which ones hurt us more)? We hope so, because we have all that and more in this week’s Psychology Around the Net! Can Talking to a Bot Help You Feel Better? Maybe…but at what cost? Says psychologist and MIT professor Sherry Turkle: “We expect more fr...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, Technology, Sleep, Study, Research, Mit, Depression, Treatment, Anxiety, Guilt, Sexuality, Sex Life, Columbia University, Bots, Asmr

The Everyday Remedy For Depression Symptoms

The remedy reduces symptoms in people experiencing the symptoms of depression. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
Tags: Psychology, Nutrition, Depression, Jeremy Dean

New drug raises hopes of reversing memory loss in old age

Toronto researchers believe the drug can also help those with depression, schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s An experimental drug that bolsters ailing brain cells has raised hopes of a treatment for memory loss, poor decision making and other mental impairments that often strike in old age.The drug could be taken as a daily pill by over-55s if clinical trials, which are expected to start within two years, show that the medicine is safe and effective at preventing memory lapses. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Science, Drugs, Memory, Americas, Toronto, Neuroscience, Society, World news, Mental Health, Depression, Schizophrenia, Medical Research, Canada, Alzheimer's, Ageing

Dealing with Anxiety – In Cartoon Form

You're reading Dealing with Anxiety – In Cartoon Form, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Do you ever stay up all night replaying the mistakes you've made or could possibly make? How about struggle over deciding between seemingly identical outfits to wear? GREMLIN GIRL can relate. Gremlin Girl is a brand new animated web series about our inner critic who is often difficult to shut ...
Tags: Psychology, Featured, Depression, Anxiety, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Pickthebrain, Emily Rifkin, Disney TV Animation and Rebecca Warm Groundlings

This Biglaw Attorney Suffers From Depression And Wants Other Lawyers To Come Forward

'I felt scared. Ashamed. Crippled. As if I was going to die,' he writes. 'Perhaps most of all, I felt alone.'
Tags: Law, Mental Health, Depression, Biglaw, Reed Smith, Health & Wellness, Mark Goldstein

This Authentic Personality Trait Reduces Depression

The trait is linked to feeling pure and in touch with yourself. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
Tags: Psychology, Depression, Personality, Jeremy Dean

I Think that I’m Going Crazy

I realize that this has been asked before but my situation is different from the rest. When I was younger I was a pathological liar. I have been through three family divorces, I have severe depression, anxiety, and I have ADHD. I have loved the idea of the human body and how it works since I was little. When I would see animal corpses I wanted to take them apart and search them. I have been suicidal a lot. With this new divorce, I have come to hate the person my parent is divorcing. I hate them ...
Tags: Family, General, Divorce, Depression, Anxiety, Therapy, Anger Management, Self-esteem, Adhd, Anger, Hostility

A Ketamine-Based Nasal Spray for Depression Could Soon be Approved by the FDA

One of the largest hurdles to ketamine becoming a mainstream depression treatment may have just been cleared.Read more...
Tags: Science, Depression, Fda, Ketamine

Brain-zapping implants that change mood and lift depression

Teams of researchers are developing sesame seed-size neuro-implants that detect brain activity that signals depression and then deliver targeted electrical zaps to elevate your mood. It's very early days in the science and technology but recent studies suggest that we're on the path. Links to scientific papers below. Fortunately, the goal is to develop tools and a methodology more precise than the horrifically blunt "shock therapy" of last century. From Science News: DARPA, a Department of...
Tags: Post, Science, News, Minneapolis, Neuroscience, Department Of Defense, Mental Health, Depression, Darpa, Brains, Ucla, Massachusetts General Hospital, UCSF, University of Minnesota, Justin Sanchez, Widge

MDMA shown to increase empathy over other substances

In a new study, MDMA is shown to produce better cognitive and emotional empathy than users of cocaine, ketamine, and alcohol. This follows in the wake of criticism that MDMA use leads to social distress.Illegal in America since 1985, MDMA is showing positive efficacy rates in clinical trials for treating depression, anxiety, and PTSD. None Selective serontonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most prescribed class of drugs for people under the age of 65, as well as the third most prescribed o...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Drugs, Happiness, America, Compassion, Empathy, Depression, Anxiety, Innovation, Narcotics, Derek, Mdma, Nixon, University of Exeter, Michael Pollan

Frustration and Shutting Down

I’ve noticed for the past 2 years, I will have “mood swings”. One minute I’m so excited to visit my parents who live a few hours away…but a couple hours after I arrive, I notice that I go from being happy to shut down. I don’t want to talk about anything. I don’t want to be bothered. I’ve noticed this issue w, my boyfriend of 4 years, as well. We will be perfectly happy for a month straight and one day I just am so bothered by him though he hasn’t done anything wrong. It’s been happening often l...
Tags: General, Relationships, Depression, Anxiety, Therapy, Self-esteem, Eating Disorders, Personality, Mood Swings, Frustration, Weight Gain

I Am Unsure What Kind of Relationship I Should Have with My Parents

I grew up in a upper middle class family. I was given most things I wanted and all the essential things a child would need. I have a brother who is 25, he has borderline personality disorder. He acted out as a child/teenager, was constantly arguing with my parents and soaked up much of my parents attention. I was given attention in a different way, but rejected any emotionally connection because I saw emotions as negative because my brother/parents were arguing because of my brothers intense emo...
Tags: Psychology, Family, General, Marriage, Depression, Anxiety, Personality, Parenting & Children, Illegal drugs/alcohol abuse, Schizophrenia, Engagement, In-laws, Group Therapy, Parental Disapproval

I Feel Unable to Go back to Therapy

From a teen in the U.S.: I have been dealing with a lot of different internal issues lately. I can’t go back to my therapist because I am bad at explaining how I feel, and I don’t have the energy to do so. I went to 3 different therapists and left them all because I felt too anxious talking to them. I don’t know what kind of help I need, and I don’t really know what is wrong with me because it feels like many different problems. I have been diagnosed with sensory processing disorder, a form of d...
Tags: Psychology, General, Depression, Anxiety, Therapy, Teen Issues, Headaches

Stop Your Mind from Broadcasting Fake News

We who experience anxiety, depression and self-hatred know fake news better than anyone. At a recent rally in Washington DC, Catholic students from Kentucky’s Covington High School encountered Native American elder Nathan Phillips. Things occurred. Words were said. Spectators captured images. Within minutes, the media went wild. Divergent factions accused each other of bigotry, harassment, violently punishable crimes — and the ultimate modern-day offense: spreading fake news. As now occurs so ...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Washington, Kentucky, Self-help, Depression, Anxiety, Self-esteem, Publishers, Brain And Behavior, Spirituality & Health, Dearie, Covington High School, Nathan Phillips, Self-Hatred, Fake News

12 Ways to Keep Going with Depression

About once a week I hear the same question from a reader, “What keeps you going?” The short answer is lots of things. I use a variety of tools to persevere through my struggle with depression because what works on one day doesn’t the next. I have to break some hours into 15-minute intervals and simply put one foot in front of another, doing the thing that is right in front of me and nothing else. I write this post for the person who is experiencing debilitating symptoms of depression. The follow...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, Facebook, Europe, New York, Sleep, France, Spain, Personal, Self-help, Depression, Santiago, Santiago De Compostela, Stress Reduction, God, Brussels

Tweak your brain chemistry toward happiness, purpose, meaning

The body influences the mind: physical activity changes our brain chemistry.More activity in the body, and therefore in the brain, reorients us toward happiness, purpose, and meaning.Neuroplasticity suggests we can program ourselves to be more optimistic and hopeful. The 6 Keys: Unlock Your Genetic Potential for Ageless Strength, Health, and Beauty by now at amazone --> List Price: $28.00 New F...
Tags: Motivation, Neuroscience, Mindfulness, Mental Health, Brain, Depression, Innovation, Emotions, Mind, Jillian Michaels, Self, Personal Growth, Ageless Strength Health

How will Denver change if it decriminalizes magic mushrooms?

In May, Denver will vote on whether or not to decriminalize magic mushrooms.In addition to their ability to combat depression and anxiety, magic mushrooms can also affect people's perspective, including their political positions.If Denverites begin to use more magic mushrooms, how will this change their community? None The Mile-High City might be about to get a bit higher. In May, the citizens of Denver, Colorado, will vote on whether or not to decriminalize magic mushrooms, the colloquial name ...
Tags: Psychology, Colorado, US, Mental Health, Depression, Innovation, Consciousness, Magic, Denver, Denver Colorado, Mile High City, Gerald Heard

Do I Have Depression?

I think about killing myself a lot. Like how it would feel. And most days I feel seriously down and depressed. I feel empty inside. I don’t want to feel anymore and it’s hurting me so much. I don’t want to hurt my friends and family The desire to end one’s life is unnatural. It’s a sign that something is wrong. It’s indicative of individual who is suffering and needs help. Some people believe that suicide will end their suffering. Logically, there’s no way to know that with certainty. We simply ...
Tags: Suicide, Depression, Therapy, Teen Issues, Suicidal Thoughts

Instagram to blur self-harm images after Molly Russell's suicide

“I have been deeply moved by the tragic stories that have come to light this past month of Molly Russell and other families affected by suicide and self-harm,” wrote Instagram chief executive Adam Mosseri in a Telegraph op-ed today. “Even as a parent, I cannot begin to imagine what these families are going through and my thoughts go out to them.” With those words, Instagram began its announcement of new features to make it a little harder for users to view images of self-harm, which he says wil...
Tags: Health, Post, UK, News, Instagram, Children, Suicide, Youth, Social Media, Mental Health, Depression, Telegraph, Self-harm, The Telegraph, Pinterest Instagram, Picks

Gut bacteria may have impact on mental health, study says

Research opens door to possible treatments for depression based on probioticsMicrobes that set up home in the gut may have an impact on mental health, according to a major study into wellbeing and the bacteria that live inside us.Researchers in Belgium found that people with depression had consistently low levels of bacteria known as Coprococcus and Dialister whether they took antidepressants or not. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Biology, World news, Depression, Microbiology, Belgium

Instagram to launch 'sensitivity screens' after Molly Russell's death

Facebook-owned app promises changes to better shield users from self-harm imagesInstagram will introduce “sensitivity screens” to hide images of self-harm in an attempt to protect young people who use the site, the app’s head has announced.Adam Mosseri, who took over Instagram after the app’s founders departed suddenly in 2018, has promised a series of changes following the death of the British teenager Molly Russell, whose parents believe she took her own life after being exposed to graphic ima...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Media, Pinterest, Instagram, Social Networking, Internet, Society, Depression, Adam Mosseri, Molly Russell

Am I Really Insane? 

From the U.S.: Okay. I always make everything about me. I always have a explanation for everything. For an example, I can think of every possible way to get out of an issue. I can come up with an explanation of what I said or what I did. I don’t know why. I can sit and conspire with my own thoughts for hours. Thinking of why is this happening or why is that happening. I become consumed by guilt or anxiety and I become irrational. I think of hurting others or myself. I can think of ways to do it ...
Tags: General, Suicide, Depression, Therapy, Anger Management, Parenting & Children, Abuse, Loneliness, Worry

Why toxic relationships are so draining. And when to break them off.

Wanting to be a "nice person" often stops people from establishing the boundaries they need to protect their mental space from toxic people.For Shaka Senghor, self-pity and pessimism are two traits that turn relationships toxic. Consider that people may not know what they are doing: "[T]hey're just repeating the cycle of hurt people hurting people," says Senghor.It takes courage to confront a problem head on, but an honest conversation is often the best way for things to change – and if nothing ...
Tags: Relationships, Love, Friendship, Happiness, Communication, Empathy, Depression, Innovation, Emotions, Pain, Shaka Senghor, Senghor

Am I Schizophrenic?

From a teen in the U.S.: Ever since I was a child I had the tendency to imagine and create worlds and people inside my head whom I would interact with. I would spend hours upon hours just imagining different scenarios, conversations, and more people to add to the list. As I got older I couldn’t shake the urge of imagining things and soon enough I would retreat to my room playing music as loud as can be and hours would pass me by while I’m stuck in there doing nothing. I will pace my room in circ...
Tags: General, Depression, Therapy, Schizophrenia, Psychosis, Imagination, Hearing Voices, Antidepressant

Is Jordan Peterson's all-beef diet really healthy?

Jordan Peterson began eating an all-beef diet after his daughter's health problems cleared up. The human microbiome requires a diversity of nutrients and bacteria, making such a diet questionable in the long-term. Neuroses caused by elimination diets could prove to be unhealthier than the ailments they purportedly cure. None Cats are uniquely positioned in the animal kingdom. While they can digest vegetables and other foods — ours love licking the caps of olive and coconut oils, and don't get m...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Identity, Depression, Anxiety, Brooklyn, Innovation, Microbiome, Derek, Peterson, Hamblin, James Hamblin, Jordan Peterson, Jack Gilbert, Mikhaila, Joe Rogan Jordan Peterson


So, i looked up online but i kept getting told its self-harm, but i havent done that for years. Basically… i get sudden urges to greatly hurt myself and sometimes others. I could be riding my bike and then i will think about breaking my fingers/hand… or turning into traffic into a speeding car… Etc… The urges don’t take over most the time but. i just dont know the cause… It’s difficult to know what is wrong. It’s possible that what you are describing is a variation of self-harm. It may also be, ...
Tags: Suicide, Depression, Therapy, Teen Issues, Abuse, Self Harm, Self Esteem

How to Talk to a Friend Struggling With Their Mental Health

When a friend is trying to open up to you about their depression, anxiety, or other mental health issue, it can be hard to know how to respond. We’ve come a long way, but there is still considerable stigma to admitting that you’re coping with mental health issues. If your friend is talking to you at all, they’re…Read more...
Tags: Friendship, Support, Mental Health, Depression, Lifehacks

Social Media Use Does NOT Lead To Depression, Study Finds

Social media use does not predict later depression, research finds. → There is now a small membership fee for accessing some articles. Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
Tags: Psychology, Social Media, Depression, Jeremy Dean

Podcast: How to Change Your Psychological Identity

 We all know that addiction, severe depression, and other conditions change our personality. What few know, however, is just how deeply ingrained that change can be, and how difficult (and scary) it can be to try to become “ourselves” again. In this episode, we examine such changes through the experiences of our guest, who overcame depression and addiction, and now helps others do the same. Subscribe to Our Show! And Remember to Review Us! ...
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