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”

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”