Category Archives: Mental health (or the lack thereof)

When “What If” Explodes Into Panic

Continuing on as promised from the first part: Panic attacks. I’ve had two now, and lemmie recount my experiences with the second (it’s shorter to explain and was more dramatic) and hopefully that illustrates a panic attack a little better. … Continue reading

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When “What If” Explodes

You know I really thought my next post after the I Scream one was going to be another post about torture but then the sweater thing happened and I wound up re-reading my post on anxiety and…it was weird, because … Continue reading

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Putting a Sweater on Depression

Although there are countless creations trying to explain depression in comics, pictures, witty memes, posts, etc, the continuing creation and presence of these items suggests that it’s still misunderstood. And given that time to time I say something about my … Continue reading

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Deviant, Disabling, and Distressing: ADD

Deviant, disabling, and distressing are the three criteria that psychologists use to define a disorder. If it’s significantly deviant from what’s “normal”, if it causes problems for every day life, and if it is distressing, either to the afflicted or … Continue reading

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Follow-up on Dissociative Identity Disorder: Writing It

Last post was on the difference between Schizophrenia and DID – you might have known it as Multiple Personality Disorder, but the name was changed for reasons I explained in said post. I’d like to talk a little more on this … Continue reading

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Deviant, Disabling, Distressing: Schizophrenia vs DID

Sorry I’m late but today we’re talking about the difference between schizophrenia and DID (previously known as multiple personality disorder). People confuse them often but the difference is really obvious, I don’t know how everyone mixes it up. Stop it. Deviant, disabling, … Continue reading

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Deviant, Disabling, Distressing: Asperger’s

Hello minions! Today I’m going to cover this condition a little differently. You see, I “know” about Asperger’s, but I have less experience than I do with other disorders – I haven’t studied it as much and I’ve never met … Continue reading

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Deviant, Disabling, Distressing: OCD vs Anything Else

If you have ever said the words “I am a little OCD” you are probably wrong. OCD is a terrible mental disorder that doesn’t get the attention it deserves likely in part because so many people claim to have it … Continue reading

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Deviant, Disabling, and Distressing: Anxiety, Panic, Nervousnous, ect.

We all get anxious, right? Just like we all get sad. This is why anxiety is probably just as misunderstood as depression, and the two often go hand-in-hand. The thing is, anxiety in an anxiety disorder doesn’t really behave the … Continue reading

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Deviant, Disabling, Distressing: Depression vs Extreme Sadness

Hello Readers! Today is Mental Illness Monday! Okay, it’s just Normal Update Monday but I am going to be talking about a mental illness. Why? Because I want my bachelor’s in Psych to be useful for something! Just kidding – think … Continue reading

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