A couple weeks ago I was out to lunch with a friend and we were talking about, well, not hating ourselves. We've both been working on managing our depression and getting our shit together. It's been great. During the conversation, she used a phrase that actually bothered me, though it took me quite some time... Continue Reading →
Yes, yes. Very dramatic title. Apparently I'm feeling dramatic right now. I just had a strange realization that has been culminating for a while. (and some of you may already be like, "well, duh", but maybe some of you are on this ride with me.) For a few weeks I've been developing the idea that... Continue Reading →
It's well after sunset where I am, and a number of things have been on my mind lately. Namely, the ethics of being a mentally ill person. How should one define one's behavior when in the grips of a depressive episode, or during a panic attack, or even when we simply feel more anxious than... Continue Reading →
For those who feel like they suck at meditating or if you feel stressed during or after!
All fun things, I'm sure. Last week I put forward the leading ideas behind how our minds influence our disorders - essentially how we may self-perpetuate our anxiety and depression. Let's do something about that, yes? One of the leading resolutions is psychotherapy. (highly recommended link) CrashCourse has a great video on the different schools... Continue Reading →
We've seen now that these disorders have a root in our biology. How these factors can make us more prone to anxiety and depression. Our thoughts and behaviors can exacerbate, or even trigger these predispositions. To understand how this happens, we need to take a look at Behavioral Psychology. First, let's look at Classical Conditioning.... Continue Reading →
Hello and welcome to the fun part! If reading about Anxiety makes you anxious, I highly recommend you keep going. The biggest dragons guard the best treasure! Depression and Anxiety share some very common roots, especially in the biological arena. If you already read Part That One, you will notice some repeat of information, but... Continue Reading →