Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Men­tal Health Aware­ness Month. The month is about real­iz­ing how com­mon men­tal health issues are, sup­port­ing each oth­er through them, and remov­ing the stig­ma about them. A few sta­tis­tics: 21% of U.S. adults expe­ri­enced men­tal ill­ness in 2020 (52.9 mil­lion peo­ple). This rep­re­sents 1 in 5 adults. 5.6% of U.S. adults expe­ri­enced seri­ous mental […]

How Chronic Pain Leads to Anxiety and Depression

Neu­ronal plas­tic­i­ty in chron­ic pain-induced anx­i­ety revealed Hokkai­do Uni­ver­si­ty researchers have shown how chron­ic pain leads to mal­adap­tive anx­i­ety in mice, with impli­ca­tions for treat­ment of chron­ic pain-relat­ed psy­chi­atric dis­or­ders in humans. Chron­ic pain is per­sis­tent and inescapable, and can lead to mal­adap­tive emo­tion­al states. It is often comor­bid with psy­chi­atric dis­or­ders, such as depression […]

Blogging Again and New Depression Treatment

I’ve decid­ed to try going back to post­ing on my blog more fre­quent­ly rather than on all the var­i­ous social media plat­forms, so you’re going to hear more from me! This sto­ry is def­i­nite­ly excit­ing to me as some­one who has been treat­ed for (treat­­ment-resis­­tant) major depres­sive dis­or­der for over thir­ty years. I’ve tried tran­scra­nial magnetic […]

Memitude: Who am I?

From and : You know how some­times peo­ple on your friend’s list post about stuff going on in their life, and all of a sud­den you think “Wait a minute? Since when are they work­ing THERE? Since when are they dat­ing HIM/HER? since when???” And then you won­der how you could have missed all that […]

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