Anxiety & Depression
A Letter From My Anxiety (and What I Wrote Back)
Anxiety comes to make some things clear to us, but are we going to listen to it? In this article, I'm going to reveal the letter I received from my anxiety and the one I wrote back to it. So, if you are also a sufferer, this letter may be of help and support to you.
Soothing Phrases You Can Use to Help Someone With Anxiety
A person suffering from anxiety is unable to act or think logically. They aren't as mentally healthy as you are. Do you wish to lend a helping hand? Here's how.
How I Manage My Depression, Anxiety, and ADHD
Coming out of a depressive period can be overwhelming, but taking it one step at a time, and being patient with yourself can help immensely. Here are some methods I use to manage my symptoms of depression, anxiety, and ADHD.
How I Reduce Stress and Tackle Anxiety and Panic Attacks
In this article, I discuss the tools I used and the changes I made to tackle my anxiety and panic attacks. Although everyone has to find their own process to deal with anxiety, some approaches to handling these disorders have been scientifically proven to help many.
How I Deal With Anxiety
We all experience some degree of worry or anxiety. But for many people, excessive worrying about things can indicate an anxiety disorder, a condition that can be debilitating for the sufferer. You might find relief from anxiety by using processes offered here.
19 Things I Wish I Knew Before My First Ketamine Infusion
I am currently on Ketamine Infusions. They are great, but there are a few things I wish I knew before I started. I learned these things along the way, and wish to share them with you so you're better prepared.
My First Time Using Ketamine Infusions for Depression
I have never, in my life, experimented with drugs outside of alcohol. I suffered from severe depression, anxiety, and even ideations of not existing. Was a ketamine infusion the answer?
7 Ways to Deal With Anxiety From Someone Who Has Been There
When you're feeling anxious, you don't need someone to pet you or roll their eyes at you. Sometimes, the quickest way home is just for someone to act like you are normal because somewhere inside you are, and it helps to be reminded of what that feels like.
Three Unique Techniques I’ve Used to Cope With Anxiety (That Worked)
There are numerous ways to cope with anxiety. What works really depends on the individual. Here are a few outside-the-box techniques that actually worked for me.
My Experience With Taking Fluoxetine (Prozac) for 1 Year
I have been taking the antidepressant fluoxetine for one year now. Here is my experience with the medication and how it has affected my depression symptoms.
The Struggles of Living With PTSD: My Story
This is a perspective on how my PTSD affects some of my daily life and some of my relationships. I am explaining this not only to share the story of the episodes and trials I deal with, but to help others relate a little better with their friends and relatives that may also suffer with this.
Panic Attacks vs. Anxiety Attacks: Know the Difference
Learn the similarities and differences between anxiety attacks and panic attacks—based on facts and my own personal experience. Knowing the difference can help a person overcome these attacks.
Anxiety Before Work Every Day? How to Calm Anxiety at Work
Are you feeling scared about going to work because you're anxious there? You're not alone! Here's some quick tips for dealing with anxiety before and during work.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Ex-RAF Veteran Talks About His Experience
My dear friend, Alan Mudge, was an armourer during his time in the RAF. He was kind enough to agree to talk to you all about his personal experience suffering from PTSD.
7 Things That People Suffering With Depression Are Sick of Hearing
Depression affects 1 in 6 people in the UK alone. However, there are still people out there who still just don't understand that depression isn't just a moment of feeling a bit sad.
Living With Depression and Anxiety: My Story Told Through My Own Experience
A discussion on how I am currently experiencing a lot of anxiety, and how I manage it through narrating my thoughts through writing and deeply expressed poetry.
What Works for Me: Stop a Panic Attack With Three Simple Steps
During a panic attack, we feel like we are going to die. Rather than going to the emergency room, use these three steps to bring emotions back to a manageable level.
My Story of Withdrawal From the Anti-Depressant Citalopram
After two years of taking Citalopram for depression, it was time to stop. But the side effects that no doctor talked to me about were serious, including the dreaded brain zaps.
How I Learned to Fall Asleep When Anxiety Keeps Me Awake
Anxiety can make us insomniacs. If you can't sleep because of anxiety, read on for a few simple tips on how to get some zzz's. These are the techniques that work for me.
How to Distract and Soothe Yourself When Anxiety Strikes
Here are some tips for dealing with anxiety from a PTSD sufferer. They don't cure anxiety, but they often work for me to short-circuit the symptoms in mid-freak-out.
The Lone Twin: How I Deal With Twin Separation Anxiety
Many twins suffer from separation anxiety. Written by a twin, this article provides tips for how to cope with this anxiety.
Paralyzing Anxiety: 5 Things That Work for Me When It Attacks
Paralyzing anxiety attacks are a horrible, debilitating condition. Here are five things you can do to "snap yourself" out of one and move on with your life.
The Connection Between Deep Thinkers and Depression: My Observations
This article explores the connection between analytical/deep/philosophical thinking and depression. It contains a brief comparison of those who think a lot and those who are carefree.
How I Cope With Lack of Motivation in Major Depression
These are the strategies I use to cope with lack of motivation when I am experiencing a major depressive episode.
How I Overcame My Anxiety and Frequent Panic Attacks
Anxiety is more common than you think; a lot of people are diagnosed with panic disorder. However, speaking from experience, there are simple ways to reduce your anxiety. I'll share my experience and suggestions with you in this article.
Stress Leave: How I Used the Time Away From My Job
Recently, I approached my doctor about taking some stress leave from my job. I was given 12 weeks of stress leave and used the time to clean, exercise, work on projects, and try new things.