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How Writers Write About Heartbreaking Things and Care for Themselves in the Process

For more than 20 years, Mary Cregan wanted to write her recently published memoir The Scar: A Personal History of Depression and Recovery, but she felt that she couldn’t. It’s primarily because she wasn’t ready to face the exposure required to be so honest about such a devastating, difficult part of her life. Because that’s the thing about writing: We let readers into our innermost thoughts and feelings, into our souls, and that can be scary. We tackle topics we’d never bring up with a ...
Tags: Psychology, Books, General, Writing, Habits, Disorders, Vulnerability, Creativity, Stigma, Hemingway, Mental Health And Wellness, Inspiration & Hope, Sweeney, Goldberg, Heartbreak, Blum


Should Mental Health Determine Pain Treatment Options?

Patients with a mental health condition might have a hard time accessing opioids for pain relief, while patients with unexplained pain are often referred to psychiatric care, which does little to alleviate their symptoms. Finding treatment can be frustrating and humiliating. Four years ago, Dez Nelson’s pain management clinic demanded that she complete a visit with a psychologist. Nelson was surprised, since she had no history of mental illness, but she didn’t feel that she could push back on...
Tags: Psychology, Disorders, Treatment, Substance Abuse, Addiction, Stigma, Nelson, Publishers, Chronic Pain, Pain Management, Mental Health And Wellness, Medications, Health-related, Elizabeth, Pain Relief, Opioids


Podcast: The Warning Signs of Bipolar and Schizophrenia

 In general, people with mental illness aren’t perfectly fine one day and suddenly symptomatic the next. It often feels that way to people with bipolar, depression, and schizophrenia, but many of us in recovery realize that the warning signs were there all along.    SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “If you think there might be something wrong – that is a red flag.” – Gabe Howard   Highlights From ‘Warning Bipolar Schizophrenia’’ Episode [1:00] March 30th is World Bipolar Day! ...
Tags: Psychology, Osama Bin Laden, Disorders, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, John, Kate, Van Gogh, St John, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Don, Jekyll, Hyde, Gabe, St John s Wort


Pregnancy and Addiction: Overlooked and Undertreated

If one needs proof that addiction is a disease and not a moral failing, look into the eyes of a woman who knows her behavior is harming her baby but still can’t stop. With one in three individuals with opioid use disorder passing through the criminal justice system annually, court dockets across the country are overflowing with cases of illegal behavior fueled by addiction. Though such cases wrangle with the complexities of punishing individuals afflicted with what is increasingly seen as a dis...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Supreme Court, Cdc, Pregnancy, Disorders, Treatment, Substance Abuse, Pennsylvania, Addiction, Child Abuse, Recovery, Pregnant, Women's Issues, Barnett, Publishers


Psychology Around the Net: March 23, 2019

Ever wonder how food affects your mental health? Do you think social media addiction should be formally classified (and should the companies behind them be taxed for help)? What’s your stance on Amy Schumer’s discussion of her husband’s autism spectrum disorder diagnosis? Let’s discuss it all and more in this week’s Psychology Around the Net! Nutritional Psychiatry: Can You Eat Yourself Happier? We’re not talking about eating your feelings but eating foods that actually affect your feelings. ...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Food, Facebook, Nutrition, Nbc, Australia, Suicide, Amy Schumer, Research, Disorders, Depression, Mood, Netflix, Autism, Seth Meyers


What It Means to Be a Mental Health Advocate—And How to Become One

Over the years, the stigma surrounding mental illness has significantly decreased. One of the biggest reasons? Mental health advocates. These are the individuals who tirelessly share their stories in all sorts of ways. They remind us that we’re not alone in our struggles—and there is real, tangible hope and healing. They shatter stereotypes and myths about mental illness, helping the public see that people with mental illness are just people. As Jennifer Marshall said, “By showing th...
Tags: Psychology, General, Youtube, Suicide, Love, Disorders, Self-help, Treatment, Policy and advocacy, Psychotherapy, North Carolina, Kennedy, Stigma, Mental Health And Wellness, Inspiration & Hope, Marshall


When Your Teen is Struggling with Anxiety

Since she was 10 years old, Sophie Riegel felt like something was off. “My friends all seemed so carefree. And I had the weight of the world holding me down.” Riegel writes these words in her beautiful, invaluable new book, Don’t Tell Me to Relax: One Teens’ Journey to Survive Anxiety (And How You Can Too). Shortly after, in middle school, Riegel was diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), trichotillomania, generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder. As a parent, you a...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Parenting, Disorders, Self-help, Anxiety, OCD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Adolescence, Mental Health And Wellness, Anxiety And Panic, Panic Disorder, Children And Teens, Natasha Daniels, Daniel, Duke University


The Power of Creativity in Helping Us to (Kind of) Cope

The intensity of Maureen “Marzi” Wilson’s anxiety varies day to day. Some days, it’s a “mild uneasiness,” a nagging feeling that she’s forgotten something important. “Other days, it’s closer to terror, a horrible premonition that something catastrophic is imminent,” she said. The outward expression varies, too. Sometimes, she fidgets. Other times, she’s “sitting in the corner of a closet wrapped in a blanket.” Because “some days are harder than others,” she said. Wilson has been strugg...
Tags: Psychology, Books, General, Disorders, Stress, Self-help, Anxiety, Creativity, Wilson, Mental Health And Wellness, Anxiety And Panic, Inspiration & Hope, Coping Skills, Overwhelm, Emotion Regulation, Marzi


Spravato: New Ketamine Treatment to be Approved by FDA

Last week a committee of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended in a 14-2 vote that the agency approve the use of a nasal spray form of esketamine (a specific type of ketamine) for the treatment of treatment-resistant depression and certain other types of depression. Treatment-resistant depression is when clinical depression fails to respond to multiple (at least two) attempts to treat it with at least two different types of medications or psychotherapy over the course of a year...
Tags: Psychology, General, Suicide, Disorders, Depression, Treatment, Fda, Ketamine, Ketamine For Depression, Medications, U S Food and Drug Administration FDA, Janssen, Trd, Treatment Resistant Depression, Treatment-resistant, Esketamine


Feeling Completely and Utterly Alone Because You Have a Mental Illness? This Can Help

You have a mental illness, and you feel incredibly alone. Intellectually, you know that you are one of millions of people who also have a mental illness—people who also have depression or an anxiety disorder or bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. You know that you’re not the only person on this planet to be in pain. But it doesn’t matter. Because it looks like everyone around you is just fine. You’re the only one who has a hard time getting out of bed, who feels overwhelmed by everything, no matt...
Tags: Psychology, General, New York City, Support, Disorders, Self-help, Mental Illness, Loneliness, Stigma, Inspiration & Hope, Chapman, Louisville Kentucky, Saenz Sierzega, Chandler Ariz, Irvine Calif, Kingman


CBD Oil for Depression, Schizophrenia, ADHD, PTSD, Anxiety, Bipolar & More

You can extract over 70 different components from a marijuana plant, technically known as cannabis sativa. Two of the most common constituents are delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (known colloquially as THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). Because CBD is not as regulated as THC (though may be technically illegal under federal laws), nor does it provide any accompanying “high” as THC does, it has become increasingly marketed as a cure-all for virtually any ailment. You can now find CBD oil products online to ...
Tags: Psychology, Amazon, General, Marijuana, Research, Disorders, Treatment, Cannabis, Osborne, Cbd, Alternative And Nutritional Supplements, Campos, HUNTINGTON, Crohn, Thc, CBD Oil


Which Should We Treat First: Mental Illness or Addiction?

Substance use can alter behaviors, moods, and personalities so severely for people with addiction that without specialized knowledge and experience, it’s difficult to determine underlying causes such as mental illness or trauma. I credit psychological intervention for pushing me into recovery from alcoholism. Addiction is a mental illness, but is it one that needs to be treated before anything else? Or should we be stopping people from hitting their addiction bottom and helping them recover fro...
Tags: Psychology, Europe, Disorders, Treatment, Substance Abuse, United States, World Health Organization, Addiction, Recovery, Alcoholism, Mental Illness, North America, Publishers, Mental Health And Wellness, DSM, The Fix


A Real Dose of Hope When You’re Feeling Hopeless

You’re trying to find a job, and after way too many interviews, you’re still unemployed. You’ve had a string of awful dates, and you’re convinced that you’ll never find your person. You’ve repeatedly asked your spouse to work less or spend less or drink less and after promising to make a change, they still haven’t. You have depression, and nothing seems to be helping. And, so, you feel hopeless. And you assume that this feeling of hopelessness carries with it some significant truth: your circ...
Tags: Psychology, Books, General, California, Disorders, Stress, Self-help, Depression, Treatment, Self-esteem, Voice, Allan, Mental Health And Wellness, Inspiration & Hope, Boyd, Vancouver Canada


Psychology Around the Net: January 12, 2019

Are you ready to learn about simple, no frills self-care tips we can all follow? Why incompetent people have more confidence than you’d think they should? How men and women experience chronic pain differently? Well, good news! This week’s Psychology Around the Net has all that and more. The Free Self-Care You Should Be Doing Right Now: Setting realistic exercise schedules. Tackling one cleaning or organizing project at a time. Getting enough sleep. Extremely basic but extremely helpful self-c...
Tags: Psychology, Books, Women, Memory, Values, Research, Disorders, Stress, Self-help, Confidence, Anxiety, Yoga, Men, Women's Issues, Chronic Pain, Men's Issues


Should You Ditch Your Therapist for an App to Treat Depression?

Today, when it’s becoming harder and more expensive to see a therapist face-to-face, people are looking for alternatives. I don’t blame them. More and more therapists are ditching accepting health insurance for payment, because companies continuously put up barriers to receiving payment. The payments themselves can be incredibly low, making it difficult for many therapists to make a decent living. This has driven up the cost of therapy to consumers, all the while making it more difficult to acce...
Tags: Psychology, General, Research, Bower, Disorders, Self-help, Depression, Treatment, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, CBT, ICBT, Internet Therapy, Internet-based Cbt, Lorenzo Luaces, myCompass Black Dog Institute For, Karyotaki E Riper


How the Opioid Epidemic Affects Chronic Pain Patients

“It is borderline genocide,” said DeLuca, 37. “You are allowing [chronic pain patients] to go home and essentially suffer until they kill themselves.” Last year, Lauren DeLuca went to the emergency room in the middle of the night, violently ill and in pain with a pancreatic attack. Despite the fact that she was passing out and vomiting profusely, DeLuca said that she received little help. “I was essentially turned away,” she told The Fix. “Everywhere [I went] I was being accused of lying, acc...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Cdc, Washington, Massachusetts, America, Disorders, Substance Abuse, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Publishers, Chronic Pain, Medications, Health-related, Webster, Deluca, Opioids


Psychology Around the Net: December 1, 2018

This week’s Psychology Around the Net takes a look at what you should ask yourself before you forgive someone, whether or not the #MeToo movement could hurt women’s health care, a new mental health care facility located in a Walmart, and more. Should I Forgive Him? Should I Forgive Her? Here’s What You Should Ask Yourself First: Forgiveness is often more about yourself than it is the person you’re forgiving (or not forgiving), and because of that, you might accidentally create a “problem” tha...
Tags: Psychology, Texas, Study, Research, Walmart, Disorders, Rebecca, Psychiatry, Substance Abuse, Culture, Women's Issues, OCD, Forgiveness, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Psychology Around The Net


NIMH’s Inaccurate Depiction of Depression Treatments

One of my life-long battles is to ensure that people get the most objective, useful information they can about mental illness and its treatment. It’s painful to me when I come across a popular website that misrepresents these illnesses or their treatment. So you can imagine my surprise when I reviewed the National Institute of Mental Health’s (NIMH) page on depression recently. This is a super-important page to get right, because it often appears as the number one or two search result in Google....
Tags: Psychology, Google, General, Disorders, Depression, Treatment, Policy and advocacy, Fda, John, Depression Treatment, Treatment For Depression, NIMH, National Institute of Mental Health, ECT


Facing Uncertainty Without Slamming the Panic Button

“This time, we are holding onto the tension of not knowing, not willing to press the panic button. We are unlearning thousands of years of conditioning.” – Sukhvinder Sircar This morning I awoke feeling uncertain about the direction my life was taking. Was it what I wanted in all areas? Was I right to be living where I wanted to, in London, away from family? Was I doing the “right thing” restructuring my business, and was I doing the “right thing” going away for two months next year? I’ve had ...
Tags: Psychology, London, Disorders, Stress, Mindfulness, Self-help, Creativity, Spirituality, Sydney, Truth, Publishers, Reality, Anxiety And Panic, Panic, Tiny Buddha, Uncertainty


Accountable Care Organizations and the (Lack of) Depression Remission

The average rate of depression remission at twelve months for people not receiving any mental health treatment in this country is 53 percent. But in Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), it’s only 9 percent. Mental Health America (MHA) wants to know why. ACOs were the first big innovation in the value-based payment movement. Here’s how they work: A group of providers get together and make a deal with an insurance company. If they achieve certain quality objectives and end up costing less than ...
Tags: Psychology, Research, Disorders, Depression, Publishers, Depression Screening, ACO, MHA, Mental Health America, Accountable Care Organizations, Twelve Months, Depression Remission, Mental Health America MHA


A Promising Therapy for Healing PTSD

When he left active duty, Brian Anderson, an Army Green Beret with 14 years of service, 33 months in combat and 3 Bronze Stars, started experiencing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). “I started questioning my existence, whether I was alive, thinking I was in purgatory and thought I actually died in Afghanistan and had to right everything that went wrong,” said Anderson. “I suffered from a lot of survivor’s guilt and was living in a real dark space. A lot of times it felt like...
Tags: Psychology, General, Disorders, Ptsd, Afghanistan, Treatment, Trauma, Military, Veterans, Taliban, Psychotherapy, Walter Reed, Calvin, Anderson, Mark, Kelly


The Hardest Part About Living with Depression

Depression is different for different people. Writer and author Therese Borchard once told me it feels like “being encased in a glass table in the middle of your living room, able to see what is going on, but claustrophobic and suffocating, wanting so desperately to get out, but being locked inside.” Author Graeme Cowan described depression as “terminal numbness.” For some people, depression is draining and exhausting. They feel their sadness on a cellular level. For others, like Cowan, they fe...
Tags: Psychology, General, Suicide, Disorders, Self-help, Depression, Major Depressive Disorder, Thomas, Don, Kaufman, Cowan, Collison, Therese Borchard, Serani, Blanchfield, Candace Ganger


Ep 23: All About Mania: 2 Truths and a Lie Edition

 Mania has an odd place in our society. For people who have not experienced it, it’s seen has as exciting, productive, and desirable. For those of us who have been consumed by it, we are either thankful it isn’t depression or devastated by its impact. For most, mania is a dangerous symptom of mental illness and not something to be taken lightly. In this episode, Gabe & Michelle each share three stories about mania with two being the truth and one being a lie. Can you tell fact fr...
Tags: Psychology, Disorders, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Gabe, Mania, A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast, MICHELLE HAMMER, Schizophrenic NYC, Gabe Michelle


Psychology Around the Net: August 18, 2018

Happy Saturday! This week’s Psychology Around the Net covers tech companies using persuasive design to get kids racking up more screen time, a new startup designed to help people find mental health care more quickly and affordably, how dating apps have the potential to be both helpful and hurtful, and more. Tech Companies Use ‘Persuasive Design’ to Get Us Hooked. Psychologists Say It’s Unethical: A new technique known as persuasive technology or persuasive design looks at how computers can ch...
Tags: Psychology, Technology, Kids, Teens, Sleep, Relationships, Pregnancy, Research, Disorders, Computers, Autism, Women's Issues, Children And Teens, Psychology Around The Net, Unethical, Pesticide


Unsure About Treating Your Bipolar Disorder, or Seeking Treatment Again?

You’ve been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Or you suspect you have it. Sometimes, you feel a persistent, relentless kind of darkness. You feel like you can’t breathe. Or you feel numb. Hollow. You have zero desire to do anything. The smallest tasks feel burdensome. And other times, you feel on top of the world. You feel like you can stay awake for hours. And hours. And you do. You feel like you can work for hours. And hours, too. You feel extremely restless or irritable. You feel impulsive, a...
Tags: Psychology, Disorders, Self-help, Bipolar, Treatment, Bipolar Disorder, Inspiration & Hope, Manic Episode, Gabe Howard, Howard, Annapolis, Baltimore Maryland, Dougherty, Therese Borchard, HealthCentral, Borchard


People with Bipolar Disorder Share How They Started Treatment—and Why They Stick with It

Bipolar disorder is highly treatable, and yet so many people don’t seek treatment. Or if they do seek help, they later stop taking their meds or stop attending their therapy sessions. Or both. And then their bipolar blows up. Their mania spikes. Their depression sinks even deeper. Sticking to treatment is not easy. Medication has side effects. Therapy takes work. The illness itself can be stubborn, exhausting, confusing. It can all feel so frustrating. We wanted to know what led some individua...
Tags: Psychology, General, California, Disorders, Bipolar, Treatment, Johns Hopkins, Mental Health And Wellness, Inspiration & Hope, Oklahoma City, Gabe Howard, Martin, Howard, Dougherty, Therese Borchard, Elaina J Martin


How I Used Facebook to Overcome My Anxiety

More than the actual anxiety was the anxiety about the anxiety. I felt tremendous shame for having negative feelings at all. It was 3pm on a Tuesday, and I was sitting at my desk with my head on my keyboard; I was too revved up to sit still, much less concentrate on work. I was in the midst of a resurgence of my lifelong anxiety and couldn’t talk to anyone or even focus on anything. Months later, I would finally be diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). The diagnosis was a relief....
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Technology, Social Media, Disorders, Anxiety, Addiction, Recovery, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Publishers, Anxiety And Panic, Erica, The Fix


When You Can’t Afford ADHD Coaching

ADHD coaching can be incredibly transformative. It can help you better understand yourself, identify and harness your strengths, achieve your goals and build a meaningful, satisfying life. But depending on your budget, it also can be pricey. It’s absolutely worth the investment, but you might not have the funds available right now. So what can you do? For starters, it’s important to take a closer look at your budget, and reevaluate. Maybe you can spend less somewhere else. Maybe you can go wi...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, General, Disorders, Stress, Self-help, Adhd, Success & Achievement, Adhd And Add, Disney World, COLUMBUS Ohio, Ned Hallowell, Organizing Solutions, Kotik, Terry Matlen, Matlen


How to Use Anxiety to Your Advantage

We think of anxiety as something terrible and awful and wrong. We think it makes us weak and worthless, deficient and defective. And we keep our anxieties hidden like a shameful secret, telling ourselves regularly that we’d be mortified if anyone ever found out. Being anxious is like “a private prison we carry with us,” writes Alicia H. Clark, Psy.D, a licensed psychologist and anxiety expert in Washington, D.C., in her eye-opening book, Hack Your Anxiety: How to Make Your Anxiety Work for You i...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, Books, General, Washington, Disorders, Stress, Self-help, Anxiety, Worry, Mental Health And Wellness, Anxiety And Panic, Motivation And Inspiration, Marriage And Divorce, Industrial And Workplace, Success & Achievement