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”