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
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
While my previous post on this topic made clear that community is an important part of writing, there are some times this isn't true. One of these times is when members of your community bring you down, or constantly talk about failure as a writer. Often on my timeline, I see writers talking about how … Continue reading When Community Hurts
I listen to its patrons' confessions and become the sinner.
last night I woke up shrouded in fog with a start I thought smoke some would say it was an omen no, the embodiment of my anxiety I rose, trying to see if the coffee was burning but with no luck, I went back to bed staring at the fog that did not exist staring at … Continue reading Fog
I can fight you now.
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