(Plus Alternatives That Boost Morale) We’ve all heard it said that eating your fruits and vegetables does a body good. We have even heard mention of certain foods that give a great boost to mood and energy. On the flip side of things, we know which ones are Debbie Downers when it comes to going … Read more
Amazing hour documetary on Anxiety, by “Susan Polis Schutz”, I saw today on Pbs. Probably one of the best documetaries on Anxiety Ive seen. Sadly not free, not on YouTube, but you can buy “Its-Just-Anxiety” for $15 on Amazon. Susan Polis Schutz also did an amazing doc on depression I saw years ago.
Hypomanic An abnormality of mood resembling mania. but of lesser intensity. A distinct period of persistently elevated, expansive or irritable mood, lasting throughout 4 days, but is not severe enough to cause marked impairment in social or occupational functioning. Three or more symptoms present to a significant degree: Inflated self-esteem or grandiosity Decreased need for … Read more
I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder shortly before my 30th birthday. Acutely manic, powerfully overconfident, and terrified that medication or even stability would kill my creativity, I refused to take meds. When I fell into a crushing depression a few months later, I realized that no matter what happened to my art (my passion, my … Read more
from: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/depression/index.shtml Everyone occasionally feels blue or sad. But these feelings are usually short-lived and pass within a couple of days. When you have depression, it interferes with daily life and causes pain for both you and those who care about you. Depression is a common but serious illness. Many people with a depressive illness … Read more
While I’ve known a handful of people throughout my life that were open about their battle with depression, I truly had no idea that as many as 1 in 10 people will suffer from it at some point in their lifetime (1). Not only that, but depression can fuel other disorders like chronic anxiety and … Read more