Anxiety & Depression
How to Get out of a Depressive Episode: 5 Effective Ways
Knowing the warning symptoms of a major depressive episode might help people in this situation decide if they need medical attention.
How Effective Is Clonidine for Anxiety? Pros and Cons
Many doctors prescribe clonidine for problems other than hypertension, including anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), migraine, insomnia, and menopausal flushes.
How Can We Deal With the Feelings and Events That Occur During the Grieving Process?
In this article, we'll discuss things that are normal to feel during the grieving process, even if we don't always understand them. Some things may initially surprise or shock us, but they are normal and thus deserve to be accepted and acknowledged.
Decoding Burn-Out Syndrome: An Adrenal Fatigue Her-Story
This article provides a first-person account of aspects of the nervous system imbalance behind adrenal fatigue and energetic ways to promote healing.
What Does a Mental Breakdown Look Like?
In this article, I will attempt to spread some awareness on the topic of what it looks like when someone suffers a mental breakdown. From how others treat someone suffering a breakdown to how the breakdown feels, I hope to enlighten the community at large.
4 Science-Backed Ways to Reduce Your Anxiety
Having struggled with anxiety since my late teens, I'm familiar with the challenges and frustration it can bring into your life. This article breaks down four science-backed ways that can help people struggling with anxiety ease their symptoms.
6 Unexpected Things You Might Not Know About Grief
Grief is full of surprises. Here are six unexpected facts about grief.
The Forest Through the Trees: Anxiety and Trauma in Disney’s Snow White
Amid the fairy-tale trappings, Disney's animated "Snow White" offers up a useful metaphor for how anxiety attacks manifest in some people. Understanding this metaphor allows for greater understanding and empathy for those who battle intrusive fearful thoughts.
Is Depression as Easy to Deal With as People Seem To Think?
Many people make the mistake of thinking depression is just a period of time when someone is sad. This way of thinking is not only wrong but can be very dangerous to those who suffer from this debilitating illness.
9 Ways to Relieve Stress
There is no question that our world gets faster and crazier by the day. Information is flying at us at an alarming pace and working adults struggle to balance work and family life. Learn 5 strategies, recommended by experts, to help the busy adult relieve stress and regain control.
It's Dark and Hell Is Hot: Mental Illness in Hip-Hop
Mental illness permeates all areas of our world. With an estimated 1/4 of Americans suffering from a diagnosed mental illness, it's no surprise that Hip-Hop artists have been touched as well.
Derealization and Depersonalization: How to Permanently Recover From Dissociative Anxiety
Anxiety and OCD can affect the mind in various ways. Derealization and depersonalization (DPDR) sufferers feel totally detached from reality and in a dream-like trance. I wish to demystify and tackle the terrifying phenomenon of anxiety-induced dissociation.
Physical Effects of Depression (And What to Do About Them)
Sadness and depression do not just affect the mood. Depression and feelings of sadness can also have physical side effects, including physical pain, sleep problems, and appetite changes.
Medical Phobias: The Irrational Fear of Blood, Injections, and Injury
About 10% of the population suffers from an irrational fear of needles and injections. Medical phobias—fear of blood, injections, and injury—differ from other types of phobias in key ways.
How to Get Over Your Fear of Using a Public Restroom
Using a public restroom can be a stressful experience. Even though it's something we do on a daily basis, some don't know how to handle it. Learn how to avoid feeling nervous in a public restroom.
Living With Undiagnosed Bipolar Disorder (Revised 2020)
The destructive effects of bipolar disorder can be minimized when properly treated. Recognize the symptoms and seek treatment before it destroys your life and the lives of those you love.
Emotional Hangovers: Anxiety and Depression After a Night of Heavy Drinking
A night of heavy drinking can often lead to an overwhelming feeling of temporary depression the morning after. Let's explore this phenomenon and uncover treatment methods and preventive options.
Rainy Days and Mondays: Why Do We Feel Sad and Depressed?
For many, changes in the weather affect mood. For some, this can lead to serious issues, such as seasonal affective disorder. Learn more about these effects and what you can do to combat them.
A Letter to My Six-Year-Old Self: My Battle With Emetophobia
The author writes a letter to his six-year-old self, explaining the origins of his emetophobia.
How Chronic Bed Bug Paranoia Makes You Feel
Bed bug related anxiety, paranoia, and stress can be difficult to deal with. Learn how to cope with the stress with the stress of having bed bugs. Understand how bed bugs cause stress and anxiety in both yourself and your children.
A List of Coping Skills for Anger, Anxiety, and Depression
This is a list of positive and negative coping skills. Positive coping skills benefit you while negative coping skills cost you something. Use these coping strategies to help you manage stress.
What You Should Know About Anxiety Disorder Medication
Do you know everything you should about your anti-anxiety medication?
Why Do I Pick at My Skin? Dermatillomania Causes and Symptoms
Dermatillomania is a disorder in which one has the urge to pick at one's skin, especially in times of anxiety or stress. I've experienced this condition since I was a child.
What Are the Main Uses and Side Effects of Fluoxetine (Prozac, Fludac)?
Fluoxetine is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class medication that is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, some eating disorders, and panic attacks.
The Lowdown on Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness that can be treated with medication and therapy. I've personally experienced this condition, and this article is meant to share my knowledge of how I have learned to cope with symptoms and mood swings.