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Lost in a Panic Attack I’ve read a lot about panic attacks.  The racing heart, the fast respirations, the feeling that one might be dying. And when I do have a panic attack, I do get those first two symptoms.  In fact, I’ve been struggling with them for two days … ...
The Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale Introduction Therapy and medication can be valuable resources to treat symptoms associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. However, assessment tools can also be helpful tools to learn more about the … ...
When to Reveal an ADHD Diagnosis I like the ADHD blogosphere. Before I had my own ADHD blog, I enjoyed reading ADHD blogs as a way to find people who really understood what life with ADHD … ...
This Is What Stigma Looks Like Anyone with ADHD knows that revealing your diagnosis can be scary. You never know how people will react. Sometimes you just have to ask yourself “what’s the worst that can … ...
Embracing Optimism Even When Life Seems Unfair About a year ago, I entered trauma therapy. For the first time I was honest with myself about the sexual abuse I experienced as a child. It opened a floodgate and shame, disgust, resentment, and depression rushed in. I’m happy to say that today those … ...
When You Feel Bad About Your Needs and Yourself Do you feel bad for wanting to nap in the middle of the day? Do you feel bad for wanting to set a certain boundary—like telling your friend to stop commenting on your … ...
Want to Ditch Paper and Pencil Tests? “She won’t get out of the car.” An overwrought woman was calling Dr. Loretta Bolyard from the parking lot. The woman brought her 80-year-old mother, Greta,* for a psychological evaluation to see whether she needed to be appointed a guardian. But now Greta refused to … ...
Apps For Bipolar Disorder Introduction With technology these days, why not use your smart phones to your advantage? There are many different apps that can be used to your advantage, specifically for Bipolar Disorder. … ...
Non-Self Characters in Lucid Dreams Non-self dream characters are not simple expressions of a sub-personality of the dreamer.
Do Suicide Squad Villains Harley and Joker Defy Diagnosis? The film Suicide Squad toys with the question of whether Harley is genuinely "crazy" or merely putting on an act, but does it suggest any realistic answer?
Today’s Students Drink More, Study Less Eight out of 10 college students binge drink about once a month, according to a study by Dipali Rinker and associates. Rinker is an assistant professor in the department of … ...
Why Does Depression Lead to Weight Fluctuation? Depression is said to be is one of the severe most condition of life to survive with. Persons suffering from depression experiences gain in weight, which is an extra tension. … ...
Can Children Outgrow Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?... Introduction It can be argued whether or not children have the tendency to outgrow symptoms associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. To be specific, the answer to this dilemma will … ...
7 Ways to Become More Comfortable Being with Ourselves So many of us have a hard time being with ourselves. Which is why we have a few glasses of wine when we’re home alone. It’s why we try not to be home alone. It’s why we like to stay busy. It’s why we turn … ...
Donald Trump as High in the Dark Triad The dark triad has emerged as a powerful framework for understanding people. Here’s an application of this concept to presidential candidate, Donald Trump.
Today I Love The Meadows Today I love the meadows and grasslands of my youth and childhood. I love that with all the work I’ve been doing on the house my backyard has once again … ...
Do You Use Guilt to Get Your Romantic Partner to Change? Are you a guilt tripper? New research shows that certain people will try to use guilt to motivate change in their partners. Depending on who your partner is, this is a bad idea.
Oprah’s Most Popular Shows… and One She Missed My last cartoon was summery, too: a day at the beach, with, I think you could describe them as a mixed-race couple. Here’s another hot weather one, and I think … ...
Psychology Around the Net: August 6, 2016 Happy Saturday, readers! Aside from a couple of friendly outings, I’ve spent the last several days by myself at home because my beau is out of town for work. (I work from home, so I’m not sequestering myself away or anything.) Do I miss him? … ...
The Grudge Holder and the Guilt Catcher Linda: For several years, this couple had a moderate level of satisfaction in their marriage even though they lived a financially marginal lifestyle. Pat worked full time, and Bob was … ...