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How to Quit Your Antidepressants

Antidepressants are weird drugs: they often take weeks to begin working, they don’t work for everybody, and in some cases they can have serious side effects. If you and your doctor decide your meds aren’t working for you, you’ve got another hurdle: antidepressants are hard to quit. Read more...
Tags: Mental Health, Medication, Medicine, Health, Depression, Antidepressants


lightworker? let’s be clear, the real work, is shadow work

The dark wants more than anything to be LIT. Let us light up the world. ...
Tags: Depression, Mental Health, Transformation, Darkness, Shadow


I’m Always Battling My Mom

From a teen in the U.S.: Hi I been struggling from depression all my life and i use the internet in way to numb my pain and to forget im even alive. I left a religion that i didn’t approve of when i was 15 Jehovah Witness and my mom wants to force me to go She tells me Im not happy because I dont believe in god It always feel like a battle of tug in war with my mother she does everything for me and expect me to do the same I cant because I feel excessively tired most of the time My old therapist...
Tags: Depression, General, Parenting & Children, Relationships, Teen Issues, Therapy, Emotional Maturity, Happiness, Independence


Afghanistan is the most depressed country on earth

Often seen as typical of rich societies, depression is actually more prevalent in poor, conflict-ridden countriesMore than one in five Afghans is clinically depressed – a sad world recordBut are North Koreans really the world's 'fourth least depressed' people? Depression is a type of affluenza: one of those mental illnesses that afflict people in rich societies in particular. It's more likely to occur when the more fundamental levels that make up Maslow's pyramid of needs – food, shelter, secu...
Tags: Medical research, Ptsd, Public health, Depression, Map


Rilakkuma is Therapy for the Modern Soul

I want to make an announcement you might want to hear - watch Rilakkuma and Kaoru. I had an interest in watching this series beforehand as I have friends who love Rilakkuma merchandise. But after... More after the jump!
Tags: Rilakkuma and Kaoru, Anime, Rilakkuma, Depression, Anxiety, Mental Health, Psychology Of Modern Life


Being Overambitious is Making You Less Fun to Be Around

You're reading Being Overambitious is Making You Less Fun to Be Around, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. In the pursuit of ambition, you can end up sacrificing more than you may care to admit. You can end up losing your inherent sense of curiosity and gratitude for life. As you wear yourself down, a perpetual angst can begin to slowly eat away at your core. You still haven’t qu...
Tags: Blogging, Career, Confidence, Depression, Happiness, Motivation, Ambitious, Inspiration, Peace, Resilience


Exercise helped with my anxiety - but I became obsessed. Therapy was the answer

It wasn’t until I had a back injury that I realised how extreme my gym habit had become – and admitted that I needed helpThe first time I went for a run as an adult, I was at university and had been deeply depressed for several months. I managed a minute before I had to walk, but, I told myself, a minute was a start. I went every day and, as the weeks passed, I ran further, for longer. The impact was immediate – even after that first jog I felt a rush of achievement, of hope. And it was cumulati...
Tags: Life and style, Society, Depression, Anxiety, Running


Podcast: Helping a Friend with Mental Illness

 Even if we live with mental illness, ourselves, we can be frustrated when we don’t know how to help a friend or family member who’s dealing with it. We may find that coping skills that work for us may not work for someone else. Medications that work for us may not work for the other person. In this episode, Gabe and Michelle discuss how to help friends with mental illness, including the help available through caregivers, medication, and more.   SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “And I wo...
Tags: A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast, Bipolar, Caregivers, Depression, Friends


Emotionless

It’s been a few years since I felt this empty feeling but in the recent weeks it is becoming clear. I feel like my control over my emotions is gone. It is like my emotions became a switch and I don’t get to choose whether or not I want it on. Its like one moment my switch is on and I feel an array of emotions, then the next it is turned off and I feel nothing. I look at videos that are meant for the viewer to feel something whether it be sadness, anger, happiness, motivation I dont feel anything...
Tags: Anxiety, Depression, Teen Issues, Therapy, Apathy, Emotionally Unstable, Emotionless


Differences in Depression Between Men and Women

Depression is one of the most difficult conditions to contend with and manage. This is due in part to the fact that it can go undiagnosed for years. Many people suffer with depression not realizing that the problems they are having and the way they are feeling can be addressed and improved with help, time, and effort. And while anyone can suffer with depression, there are some significant differences in the way that it affects men versus women. Although there are several symptoms of depress...
Tags: Depression, Men's Issues, Women's Issues, Gender Difference


I Imagine Worst Case Scenarios & Plan What I’d Do if They Happen

For instant driving in a car I imagine if we crash what I would. Walking past a school o hear children screaming while playing I imagine if there was a shooting within the school what I would do. Plane crashed. Floods fires. Train crashes terrorist attacks. There isn’t a day that goes by I don’t think of these happening and plan what I’d do if they did. These experiences could be indicative of anxiety and/or an overall discontentment with life. Without knowing more information about you and why ...
Tags: Depression, Anxiety, Suicidal Thoughts


6 Symptoms of Postpartum Depression and 6 Ways to Recover

According to a 2013 study published in JAMA Psychiatry, one out of seven mothers suffers from postpartum depression (PPD). That’s 14 percent of all new moms. Katherine Stone, founder of Postpartum Progress, makes a good point that more women will suffer from postpartum depression and related illnesses this year than the combined number of new cases for men and women of tuberculosis, leukemia, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and epilepsy. Even though, according to Dr....
Tags: Psychology, Parenting, Pregnancy, Self-help, Depression, Apathy, Women's Issues, Mental Health And Wellness, Postpartum, Depressive Episode


What Do I Do about Intrusive Sister-in-Law?

From the U.S.: Met my sister-in-law in 2004 she is heavy set and had an ordinary style. I have pin up style and platinum blonde hair, several tattoos. Soon after she went from dark brown hair to blonde. Started wearing flower clips in her hair, buying same brand pin up purses as me. Then she bought the same car as mine (black) hers white and had my bro buy same truck as my husband (black) his white. She got two monarch butterflies tattooed on her back shoulders like me, lily tatted on right foot...
Tags: Psychology, Family, General, Paranoia, Depression, Anxiety, Therapy, Self-esteem, Christianity, Jealousy, Borderline Personality, In-laws, Copycat, Don


Should I Take My Depressed Brother to a Mental Health First Aid Training?

My brother was diagnose with severe depression a few months ago. He seemed to be better recently with his medication. However, he refuses to see any therapist even though I really think it would help him a lot. Recently, I signed up for Mental Health First Aid Training so I can be a help to my brother. Should I ask my brother to go with me to this training? I wonder if it would be beneficial for him to attend an event like this. I thought maybe through the process of learning how to help other p...
Tags: Family, Depression, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Mental Health First Aid Training, National Alliance on Mental Illness NAMI NAMI


As researchers pursue links between bacteria and human health, startups stand to benefit

In 2009, the National Institutes of Health launched a five-year, $150 million project to stimulate research into a new field of medicine examining the connections between the millions of bacteria living in the human gut and overall human health. Spurred by the advancements in genetics from a decade earlier, this new field of research would map not just the human genome, but the genetic sequences of the microbes living in the body to ascertain their function and the role they played in ensuring t...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Messenger, Y Combinator, Biology, Breast Cancer, Obesity, Entrepreneur, Tech, Bacteria, Insomnia, Depression, Diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, Microbiology


Five Facts About Atypical Depression You Need to Know

Despite its name, atypical depression is one of the most common types of depression, affecting between 25 to 40 percent of depressed people. Because the symptoms differ from those of typical depression, this subtype of depression is often misdiagnosed. Atypical depression was named in the 1950s to classify a group of patients who did not respond to electroconvulsive therapy or to the tricyclic antidepressant Tofranil (imipramine). They did, however, respond to monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI)...
Tags: Psychology, Depression, Mental Health And Wellness, Major Depressive Episode, Mood Disorder, Columbia University College of Physicians, Mark Moran, Archives of General Psychiatry, Maoi, Atypical Depression, Michael Thase, Johns Hopkins Depression Anxiety Bulletin


Child Sexual Abuse

I’m having flashbacks of being involved in sexual activity from the age of around 7, the boy was 4 years older than me. I remember waking up to him touching me during a sleepover and telling me to be quiet. I didn’t know what he was doing and was too scared to say anything. This sparked a long series of events where this boy would force me to perform sexual acts, he would tell me that he would tell all my friends that I was homosexual if I didn’t perform the sexual act. Of course now I realise t...
Tags: Depression, Anxiety, Therapy, Teen Issues, Abuse, Child Sexual Abuse, Childhood Trauma, Drug Abuse, Sexual Problems


I Think I’m Addicted to Having a Stressful and Poor Life Due to Trauma

I was a child who would get beaten and cursed at on a daily basis by my mother, beaten with wood, pots, and pans, etc, until I left my home when I was 17. I heard daily how awful I was, how my mother didn’t know how God put someone like me in the world, how I would be nothing etc. I was sexually abused by a family friend but to this day no one knows. I was had panic attacks when I was a teenager and came off of it by myself. Now, I’m a 38 failure, I’m homeless, jobless, depressed etc. I had chan...
Tags: Family, General, Depression, Self-esteem, Personality, Parenting & Children, Abuse, Violence, Helsinki


Slowly Losing My Mind

It’s actually 5 am and I can’t sleep because I feel like I am losing it. I am so disconnected, and I have strange thoughts that I don’t want to have and are making me doubt my sanity. I had a big panic attack a month ago where I lost it completely. The morning after, I was feeling off, self-doubtful and scared. Since then, I had a lot of them and I have unwanted thoughts, but what bothers me the most is the fact that I am feeling really disconnected, like reality is slipping away from me. I wake...
Tags: Psychology, General, College, Depression, Anxiety, Therapy, Self-esteem, Personality, Panic Attacks, Coping Skills, Life Transition, Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID


A Simple Sign That You Are Depressed

The symptom occurs in 50 percent of people with 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, Depression


Why humor is an essential life skill

Studies have shown that a sense of humor can improve your mental and physical health, boost your attractiveness, and improve your leadership skills.There are a variety of theories and styles of humor, each of which can improve your understanding of the subject.Humor may be a critical life skill, but can it be taught? None Mark Twain said that "Humor is the great thing, the saving thing after all. The minute it crops up, all our hardnesses yield, all our irritations, and resentments flit away, an...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Productivity, Stanford, John Cleese, Happiness, Depression, Creativity, Innovation, Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, Aristotle, Personal Growth, Plato, Northeastern University, Cleese


Issues in Dysfunctional Family

My parents have been divorced for 19 years. I grew up with my mother and grandma in her house. During my childhood, my grandma would tell me horrible things about my father such as that he abandoned me, that he doesn’t care about me, etc. which resulted in me not having any kind of relationship with my father up until my late teen years when we started rebuilding it. He and my mother don’t talk and she is convinced that my father wants to turn me against her and this is the reason for many terri...
Tags: Psychology, General, Independence, Divorce, Depression, Anxiety, Self-esteem, Personality, Parenting & Children, Abuse, Dysfunctional Family, Toxic Family


5 Life-Changing Pieces of Advice to Help you get Through Anxiety

You're reading 5 Life-Changing Pieces of Advice to Help you get Through Anxiety, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. What does anxiety look like? Imagine. You’re hiking through a rough patch of mountainous woods, as dark and deep as the blackest sky. You’ve been here before many a time. This forest area falls in your way. You have to cross it in order to get to the other side, w...
Tags: Travel, Psychology, Featured, Mental Health, Depression, Anxiety, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Positive Psychology, Benefits Of Travel


A Mental Sign Of Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Good sources of vitamin B12 include fish, poultry, eggs and low-fat milk. → 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, Jeremy Dean


6 Mistakes to Avoid in Your Recovery from Depression and Anxiety

Recovering from depression and anxiety call for the same kind of shrewdness and amount of perspiration as does running a 4,000-person company. I say that having never done the latter. But hear out my logic: great leaders must master impeccable governing skills, develop the discipline of a triathlete, and build enough stamina to manage multiple personalities. And so does anyone wanting to get outside of her head and live a little. So I think it’s fitting to translate the insight of a book about ...
Tags: Psychology, General, Habits, Self-help, Depression, Bipolar, Personality, Mental Health And Wellness, Brain And Behavior, Motivation And Inspiration, Industrial And Workplace, Depressive Episode, Depression Recovery


If I Share with My Therapist, Will I Be Locked Up?

From the UK: i have this problem that i have been dealing with for 1 year now and it has not worsened and during times when i am occupied with my education or work it seems to get better (and basically stop). I see things in my peripheral vision for a split second and then they disappear. I dont know what it is that i actually see and its different every time and i am not saying this in the sense that i cant describe what i saw but in the sense that i actually do not know as it was my periphary ...
Tags: UK, General, Sleep, Depression, Anxiety, Therapy, Visual Hallucinations, Confidentiality


Fear of Doing My Homework and Checking My Grades!!!!

I have no idea why I have this fear or anxiety. I am taking online classes full-time right now and have been for the last 3 year. I will always start the school quarter off well and be on track with Homework and grades but then if I don’t get online for just one single day (which is completely fine to do. We aren’t required to go online everyday) it becomes extremely hard for me to get back online to do homework and to check my grades. It is very similar to another fear I have which is when I fe...
Tags: Psychology, School, General, Depression, Anxiety, Therapy, Self-esteem, Personality, Illegal drugs/alcohol abuse, OCD, Avoidance, Perfectionism, CBT, Heroin Addiction


Why It’s Okay to Cry in Public

I waited three months after I was discharged from the hospital for suicidal depression to make contact with the professional world again. I wanted to be sure I didn’t “crack,” like I had done in a group therapy session. A publishing conference seemed like an ideal, safe place to meet. A crowded room of book editors would certainly prevent any emotional outbursts on my part. So I reached out to colleague who had been feeding me assignments pre-nervous breakdown and invited her for a cup of coffee...
Tags: Psychology, Crying, General, Self-help, Depression, New York Times, Oprah, Mental Health And Wellness, Brain And Behavior, Bonding, Embarrassment, Frey, St Paul Minnesota, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Robb Willer, Regions Hospital


Physically active adults are less inclined to be depressed, say Oxford and Yale researchers

American adults that exercise spend an average of 18 fewer days depressed every year.The large-scale study includes data from over 1.2 million Americans over a five-year period.The researchers note that too much exercise negatively impacts mental health. None Weekends in Los Angeles are dominated by physical activity: hiking, surfing, running, cycling, yoga. It's easy to affix stereotypes to this city's denizens, yet year-round sunshine affords residents every opportunity to stay fit. Many take ...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Happiness, Los Angeles, Mindfulness, Depression, Yale, Innovation, Oxford, East Coast, Derek, Goal-setting, Wendy Suzuki


Exercise makes you happier than money, Oxford and Yale researchers say

American adults that exercise spend an average of 18 fewer days depressed every year.The large-scale study includes data from over 1.2 million Americans over a five-year period.The researchers note that too much exercise negatively impacts mental health. None Weekends in Los Angeles are dominated by physical activity: hiking, surfing, running, cycling, yoga. It's easy to affix stereotypes to this city's denizens, yet year-round sunshine affords residents every opportunity to stay fit. Many take ...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Happiness, Los Angeles, Mindfulness, Depression, Yale, Innovation, Oxford, East Coast, Derek, Goal-setting, Wendy Suzuki