There is no shame in needing medication to handle your mental illness

medication to handle your mental illness

I have a bipolar type 1 disorder, the most severe form of bipolar syndrome. I was diagnosed almost ten years ago. It took me about three years to start taking the right drugs. During those three years, I had repeated episodes of mania and depression that led to three hospital admissions. But after getting started with the right cocktail of drugs, I got stabilized. At least, I have achieved the same stability as anyone with a severe mental disorder. Despite the five medicines I take for my mood disorder and anxiety, I still have to deal with the symptoms. Continue reading “There is no shame in needing medication to handle your mental illness”

Happy at work despite burnout? You can with these 4 rules

Happy at work despite burnout

Stressed and Happy: A Paradox? Scientific research and research daily warns of the side effects of stress, but from a recent statistic, it seems that some American office staffs have found their own way to happiness. Yes, theirs: the most stressed. To say it is the Staples Advantage Workplace Index, a product analyzing working conditions in more than 2600 offices in USA and Canada. How can you admit that you are both satisfied and stifled by your commitments? Continue reading “Happy at work despite burnout? You can with these 4 rules”

There are 8 different types of depression and care must be tailor-made

depression and care

No more depression, but depressions, as announced the title of a recent conference organized by the Italian Society of Psychiatry (Sip). The most commonly identified forms are 8, and we will list them, but it should be said that this diagnostic subdivision is part of the path towards which psychiatry is started: getting into precision medicine by tracking the oncology footprint. Each one its drug, identified as a priori the most effective. Continue reading “There are 8 different types of depression and care must be tailor-made”

Fighting Stress and Aging at the Table? Here are the 10 foods to bet on

Fighting Stress and Aging at the Table

When we are undergoing chronic stress, our body is looking for some relief and it does – as if it were self-medication – through food. If we eat sweets, sweets, salads and junk foods, we usually raise serotonin levels, which immediately give us a sense of contentment, pleasure and serenity. What we do not notice is that it also triggers the food craving or the spasmodic search of other carbohydrate-rich foods. Continue reading “Fighting Stress and Aging at the Table? Here are the 10 foods to bet on”

Stress and other misunderstanding

Stress and other misunderstanding

Stress (from the “strictus”, tight, compressed) is for “push, pressure, constraint”: a term that is vague and ambiguous but has ended up abusively certifying any form of its own feeling and feeling: anger, despair, fear, inability, agitation, fatigue. So, by abolishing every nuance of the colorful lexicon of emotion, the definition of stressfulness has become – the thesis is in Stress and other misunderstandings by psychotherapists Simona Argentieri and Nicoletta Gosio – a way of not counting on their own fragility and suffering. Continue reading “Stress and other misunderstanding”

The 8 signals you should go from the analyst

The 8 signals you should go from the analyst

Everyone happens to cross periods of stress, sadness, mourning, and conflict situations, and when you feel down it can be difficult to realize that it is time to tackle your problem by approaching a professional. As far as identifying and treating diagnosable mental illnesses is a priority within the psychiatric community, offering psychological help to those who do not have easy identification problems can be equally important. And beyond all that unnecessary suffering, refusing the help of those who are bad can end up even worsening their situation. Continue reading “The 8 signals you should go from the analyst”