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Mental health stigma: where's my cheesecake? I once had a friend who was almost suffocated by cheesecake. She was a nice woman – let's call her Penny. I met her in a hospital, as you do. Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD and ADHD) - Psych Central An Introduction to ADHD in Adults By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. Have you ever had trouble concentrating, found it hard to sit still, interrupted others during a conversation or acted impulsively without thinking things through? Can you recall times when you daydreamed or had difficulty focusing on the task at hand? Most of us can picture acting this way from time to time. Depressive realism Evidence for[edit] When participants were asked to press a button and rate the control they perceived they had over whether or not a light turned on, depressed individuals made more accurate ratings of control than non-depressed individuals.[6] Among participants asked to complete a task and rate their performance without any feedback, depressed individuals made more accurate self-ratings than non-depressed individuals.[7][8][9][10] For participants asked to complete a series of tasks, given feedback on their performance after each task, and who self-rated their overall performance after completing all the tasks, depressed individuals were again more likely to give an accurate self-rating than non-depressed individuals.[11][12][13][14][15][16] When asked to evaluate their performance both immediately and some time after completing a task, depressed individuals made accurate appraisals both immediately after and after time had passed.[17] Evidence against[edit] See also[edit]

Generalized Anxiety Disorder Forum - Psych forums Our partner News Site map RSS Feed Sitemap Amygdala Human brain in the coronal orientation. Amygdalae are shown in dark red. Structure[edit] MRI coronal view of the left amygdala Anatomically, the amygdala[7] and more particularly, its central and medial nuclei,[8] have sometimes been classified as a part of the basal ganglia.

Angela Gambrel, Author of the Surviving Mental Health Stigma Blog My name is Angela Elain Gambrel and I would like to welcome you to HealthyPlace and the Surviving Mental Health Stigma blog. I am: a writer, reader, and curious about this world and this journey we call life. I love books and cats and quiet times with a hot cup of herbal tea while listening to medieval chants. ADHD and Addictions Blog Posts, Books and Articles If you find this page useful, please share it. While adults with ADHD are only 5% of the population, ADDers are dramatically over represented in people who are addicted to alcohol and drugs, the SMALLEST numbers I’ve seen on ADHD and addiction are 20-25% in peer reviewed clinical journals in Pub Med, and I’ve frequently seem much larger ones. If adults with ADHD aren’t diagnosed and treated, and 85% of them aren’t, they will find ways to treat themselves or self medicate. Unfortunately as many former addicts have told me, many Adders going through rehab or drug and alcohol counselling, aren't told about the connections between Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Addictions, which will make it harder for them to stop and stay sober.

Symptoms & Treatment What is Depression? Clinical depression goes by many names, such as “the blues,” biological depression, and major depression. But all of these names refer to the same thing: feeling sad and depressed for weeks or months on end — not just a passing blue mood of a day or two. Psych Central: Anxiety and Panic: Support Groups Join Us Now! / Sign InChat Rooms Add a Site | Modify a Site | What's New | What's Cool | Top Rated Top » Anxiety and Panic » Support Groups Abused Empowered Survive Thrive Top Rated This large site offers support for survivors of sexual abuse either as a child or adult, with related subjects such as date rape, male rape, panic attack, eating disorders, and self-harm.

Understanding Stress: Symptoms, Signs, Causes, and Effects What is stress? The Body’s Stress Response When you perceive a threat, your nervous system responds by releasing a flood of stress hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol. These hormones rouse the body for emergency action. Mental Health Stigma: Challenging Your Comfort Zone I want to tell you about my neighbors. That is, I would tell you about my neighbors if I knew any of them. Now partly, it’s a societal change. ADHD: Executive Function Impairments A New Understanding of ADHD in Children and Adults: Executive Function Impairments by: Thomas E. Brown Beliefnet Voices - Therese J. Borchard - Beyond Blue “Bewitched, bothered, and bewildered am I” wrote US songwriter Lorenz Hart about the feeling of infatuation. It’s blissful and euphoric, as we all know. But it’s also addicting, messy and blinding. Without careful monitoring, its wild wind can rage through your life leaving you much like the lyrics of a country song: without a wife, job and truck. So how do you reign in this powerful beast? Here are a few suggestions.