Which Mental Illness-Related Books Have You Read?

Which Mental Illness-Related Books Have You Read?

Which mental illness-related books have you read?

When ‘Happy Pills’ Don’t Work

When ‘Happy Pills’ Don’t Work

    Antidepressants are not for everyone. In fact, select individuals can get WORSE while on antidepressants.     Factors that predict a bad response include: Lack of a mood stabilizer (dangerous for bipolar patients) Bipolar I vs. II- the further you are toward the manic side of the spectrum, the worse the reactions tend [...]

What is schizoaffective disorder?

What is schizoaffective disorder?

Schizoaffective disorder: What is it? It is a mental disorder characterized by a combination of schizophrenia symptoms (hallucinations/delusions) and mood disorder symptoms (depression or mania)   Types of Schizoaffective disorder: Bipolar type- episodes of mania and sometimes major depression Depressive type- only major depressive episodes     Symptoms: can vary from person to person impaired [...]

TED TALK: Mental Disorders as Brain Disorders

TED TALK: Mental Disorders as Brain Disorders

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4m65sbqbhY     38,000 suicides in U.S. per year  3rd most common cause of death in 15-25 yrs. of age 2X as common as homocide 90% of suicides are related to MENTAL ILLNESS often, early in life... 1 in 5 people suffer from such a disorder in the course of their lifetime 50% onset by [...]

“Some of us are just more of a maniac than others” -NA

“Some of us are just more of a maniac than others” -NA

I tend to analyze... then overanalyze... then just go overthinking things to the point at which the main concept or simple answer is lost in the chaos.   But... I do have a question which appears easy on the surface level, but... I might just be overthinking again...     What is normal?     [...]