Tag Archives: Bipolar Depression

Why I Think WordPress.com Made a Mistake with the Starter Plan — Mental Health @ Home

–snip– I get that WP decided it was time to increase prices. Of course people paying for services aren’t going to like it, but it’s the way of the world that prices go up (although for people like me who … Continue reading

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Good news everyone, we have moved into our new home! — Erratic engineeress

–snip– If I am honest, it has been a tough time for both of us as we have been doing most of the work by ourselves in the afternoons after our regular jobs and both of us are currently doing … Continue reading

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What Is… Moral Typecasting — Mental Health @ Home

Moral typecasting is a concept first described in a 2009 paper by psychologists Kurt Grey and Daniel Wegner. Not everyone agrees that it’s actually a thing, but it’s an interesting idea. It involves casting people as either moral agents or … Continue reading

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Depression, Anhedonia, and the Brain — Mental Health @ Home

Anhedonia, which refers to decreased ability to experience pleasure in normally pleasurable things, is a core symptom of depression; in fact, you can get a diagnosis of major depressive disorder without depressed mood if you have anhedonia.–snip– Depression, Anhedonia, and … Continue reading

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Book Review: What Happened to Make You Anxious? — Mental Health @ Home

–snip– The author explains that anxiety’s purpose is to communicate about potential dangers that it’s trying to protect you from. “As you become aware of your own unresolved past experiences, you will gain insight into the ways in which your … Continue reading

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Should You Care About the Technical Side of Blogging? — Mental Health @ Home

There’s a lot that one can learn about blogging, and one of the things I like about it is that there’s always more to learn. But do you actually need to fuss over learning the technical side of blogging? And … Continue reading

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Illusions of Normal: How Well Do We Know What Others Think? — Mental Health @ Home

–snip– Todd Rose went so far as to say that when it comes to the things that matter to you, you’re likely completely wrong about what the majority of people think on at least half of those things. He also … Continue reading

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Book Review: Secret Keeper — Mental Health @ Home

Secret Keeper: The Joys and Struggles of Being a Therapist by Marcia Kostoff gives readers an inside look at what it’s like to be a therapist. The author is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, and Certified Clinical … Continue reading

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Are You Prone to Boredom? — Mental Health @ Home

Boredom—it’s something we probably all experience at some time or another, but some people are more prone to it than others. Let’s start off our boredom discussion with a definition. While there is no single agreed-upon definition, I like this … Continue reading

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Thoughts Before Meeting My New Psychiatrist — Mental Health @ Home

I need to pull my thoughts together in preparation for my first appointment with my new psychiatrist today, and I thought I might as well do it here. Thoughts Before Meeting My New Psychiatrist

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