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30 Day Writing Challenge: Day 5

3 Things I Like About My Personality…

**staring at the blank text box**

**thinking maybe she will text her bestie to see what 3 personality traits she adores about her** 368 more words


A Basic Question

Does it make sense that drugs could make us happier?  Calm our hearts?  Give us self-control?  Reduce our anger?  Do you have such a low view of the human spirit that you think drugs are the solution to our mental/ emotional/ spiritual struggles?  154 more words

Meltdowns: Sickness or Stubborness? (Justus Update)

I have good news to report. But, first, some backstory.

Raising a child with a neurological disorder like autism is nothing short of challenging, and one of the biggest struggles can be managing behavior. 1,072 more words


Depressed? Anxious? It Could Be An Early Symptom Of These Illnesses

Jennifer Gerson Uffalussy
Yahoo Health; February 17, 2015

It’s not just all “just in your head.” A new study has found that psychiatric mood disorders can be a precursor to some serious diseases. 1,000 more words

EMPowerplus Q96

Plagued by PostPartum Depression.

I have zero clinical experience or psychological training, aside from taking AP Psychology in high school and gleaning wisdom from therapists and research and OBGYN’s and Midwives over the years. 315 more words

Attachment Parenting

Depression An Allergic Reaction in the Brain? Experts Say Yes.

Psychologists are finally confirming what many of us already suspected:  depression is a physical disorder, not a mental one.  Immune messengers known as cytokines–which help fight infections like the flu–can cause depression when chronically activated. 272 more words

"Effects of biological explanations for mental disorders on clinicians’ empathy" --PNAS (2014)

Matthew S. Lebowitz and Woo-kyoung Ahn. Effects of biological explanations for mental disorders on clinicians’ empathy PNAS 2014 111 (50) 17786-17790; published ahead of print December 1, 2014,  56 more words