Dysphoric Mania: the Lesser-Known Mental State

When you hear the word "mania," what do you think of? I used to think that manic people were the real crazy ones, unlike depression and anxiety. And culture will tell you that too. Counselors, on the other hand, describe mania as being so happy and full of energy that you don't realize how damaging … Continue reading Dysphoric Mania: the Lesser-Known Mental State

What to Expect when Taking Medication

Read below for information on what to expect when getting on/off medication, the misconceptions, and the side effects. So we've all heard about how crappy meds make you feel, how they have tons of side effects and how they can cause serious damage to your system. If that's the case, why do people get on … Continue reading What to Expect when Taking Medication

The Demons in My Head

Recently, I read a series of articles detailing a man's experiences with something called "schizoaffective disorder." He explained how this mental illness is similar to manic depression and to schizophrenia, in their respective ways. With schizoaffective disorder, Michael Crawford revealed, one's mood shifts every few months or years from paranoid mania to dark depression with psychosis interspersed … Continue reading The Demons in My Head