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”

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”