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Depression and GAD: the sequel

I'm having a depression and anxiety relapse. It is totally kicking my butt this time around. Does anyone have hopeful stories to share? [more inside]
posted by Crookshanks_Meow on Jan 1, 2017 - 14 answers

Adult-diagnosed ADHD-(Anyone question your diagnosis)? *Esp. educators*

I've been on medical leave from both work and grad school, recently saw a new psychiatrist to make my parents happy and she diagnosed me with adult ADHD? I trust her, and I'm trained to recognize signs of ADHD in children but not adults. I've expressed concerns...I know the disorder is very real but I have strange imposter/guilt feelings for reasons detailed. It would be amazing to hear from educators with ADHD, but if anyone with adult-diagnosed ADHD (so many As and Ds) could chime in regarding similar feelings? [more inside]
posted by WhitenoisE on Dec 28, 2016 - 6 answers

This merry-go-round sure is fun but I'd like to get off now.

Well, I have a few really awesome problems that I would completely recommend to anyone. I would suggest you try any of, or especially the full combination of, the following:
  • Chronic illness
  • No social network
  • Mental illness
  • Geographic dislocation
  • My question: how do I build a decent life? Or start in that direction, in a stable way that won't fall apart in a light breeze. Again. [more inside]
    posted by bizarrenacle on Oct 9, 2016 - 8 answers

    Disclosing mental illness in a new relationship

    I am mentally ill and dating someone new. When do you disclose mental illness in a new relationship and how do you do it? [more inside]
    posted by anonymous on Aug 3, 2016 - 7 answers

    How can I support parents supporting a depressed and anxious son?

    My teenage brother has been struggling with pretty severe anxiety and depression for the last ~9 months; while my parents are being (in my view) amazing caregivers for him, I think they're both suffering from a lack of self-care, optimism, and support. What resources can I point them to, and what can I do, to help them with this? [more inside]
    posted by anonymous on Sep 26, 2015 - 5 answers

    How to handle extended illness when your company has no leave policy?

    I wrote this question at the beginning of February about how bad my mental health had gotten. Since then, I went to the ER and was voluntarily hospitalized in an inpatient psych unit for a week - I just got out on Wednesday. Since then I've been in a partial hospitalization program, which may go on for another 2-4 weeks. My office has told me that they want me to do everything I need to do to take care of myself and get better, but the official policies are not backing that up. How do I manage my time off? [more inside]
    posted by Neely O'Hara on Mar 3, 2015 - 9 answers

    Can mental health issues be serious even if you're not suicidal?

    This question in September was me, and months later I am still really struggling, even after a medication change. My quality of life is definitely being impacted, but I just cannot get past the thought that since I'm not suicidal, I'm not psychotic, I've never been hospitalized, I have a job, I maintain a home and hygiene, I have great relationships - all of this means that my mental illness must be pretty minor, all things considered. [more inside]
    posted by Neely O'Hara on Feb 1, 2015 - 27 answers

    Red or orange hardcover darkly funny book about mental illness

    I saw a book on a "featured" table last winter in a bookstore, which enchanted me, but I don't remember any of the key features that would allow me to buy it; namely author or title. I remember that it was red or orange, hardcover, consisted (mostly) of illustrations, was darkly funny, was written by a British man (?) and contained cartoony scenarios ruminating on anxiety or depression. Any idea what the book was? I assume that it was a new publication around the end of 2013. I think the title had the word "Brain" in it. [more inside]
    posted by chesty_a_arthur on Dec 3, 2014 - 13 answers

    Coping with anxiety?

    I have a number of psychiatric diagnoses, mostly involving panic and anxiety, but also throwing in depression, OCD, and (perhaps) conversion disorder. Everything's acting up right now. Appointment with a psychiatrist isn't until late October. How do I cope until then? [more inside]
    posted by The Almighty Mommy Goddess on Sep 5, 2014 - 18 answers

    Avoiding postpartum mental illness?

    What can I do to minimize my risk of postpartum mental illness? If I can't completely prevent it, I'd at least like to catch and treat it as early as possible. [more inside]
    posted by Metroid Baby on Jul 17, 2014 - 23 answers

    What type of exercise helps most with depression and anxiety?

    If exercise helps with depression and anxiety, what type of exercise helps most? I'm open to both sciency answers of the "Here's a study that says structured group activities yield the fastest results" variety and personal accounts like "Long distance running saved my life." [more inside]
    posted by anonymous on Jan 31, 2014 - 53 answers

    dealing with intrusive thoughts

    Hi Hivemind. So, when I was a kid I suffered badly from intrusive thoughts. I am a LOT better now, but every so often my intrusive thoughts get triggered, usually from being in a particular place where I had a bad episode as a teenager. I have to go there regularly and often at night when I am trying to go to sleep I'll have another episode. How to deal, apart from therapy? I'm on the waiting list. [more inside]
    posted by anonymous on Jun 20, 2013 - 10 answers

    What happens if you're diagnosed with a mental illness?

    What are the potential consequences of having an official mental illness diagnosis on your record? [more inside]
    posted by anonymous on Jun 4, 2012 - 19 answers

    Please help me help my wife.

    I need professional help with trying to save my marriage to a person who has had profound anger, anxiety, and depression issues since childhood. I need help with leading her toward restarting therapy (and potentially toward reconsidering her insistence on no chemical treatment). Our relationship is in serious jeopardy and we have a child. [more inside]
    posted by anonymous on Mar 21, 2012 - 16 answers

    the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

    How do I explain a university medical withdrawal to a prospective employer without damaging my chances of being hired? [more inside]
    posted by anonymous on Jan 21, 2012 - 17 answers

    I can't just stop thinking, though that would probably fix things.

    Breaking out of habitually intellectualizating my feelings - I'm looking for a how-to guide of some sort. Preferably not all about mindfulness. [more inside]
    posted by Fee Phi Faux Phumb I Smell t'Socks o' a Puppetman! on Nov 11, 2011 - 15 answers

    I have it on good authority that I get to keep my shoelaces!

    I'm going to an intake (evaluation/show-and-tell) session at a psychiatric partial hospitalization program, due to severe social anxiety, ADHD and most importantly my current acute bipolar depressive episode. What kinds of questions should I be asking? How should I prepare? [more inside]
    posted by Fee Phi Faux Phumb I Smell t'Socks o' a Puppetman! on Aug 28, 2011 - 13 answers

    Should I mention I'm mentally ill on a graduate school statement of intent

    Should I mention my mental illness on my graduate school statement of intent? [more inside]
    posted by anonymous on Nov 16, 2009 - 24 answers

    I'm not an attention seeker, I'm depressed

    Should I reveal my depression to my co-workers? [more inside]
    posted by anonymous on Jul 7, 2009 - 37 answers

    How did you successfully conquer a severe phobia?

    How did you successfully conquer a severe phobia?
    posted by nakedcodemonkey on Oct 22, 2004 - 17 answers

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