Bipolar Disorder Treatment
Journal Keeping, Lists, etc.
Grey’s Anatomy – Teaching Hospitals and Psych Wards
By: Erica Loberg
An average of ten million viewers tune into Grey’s Anatomy a week, and in a recent episode we saw a glimpse into what the producers and writers of this acclaimed series think about inpatient psych treatment.
Grey’s Anatomy Season 9 Episode 2:
“I said no more damn restraints.”
“She doesn’t even belong on this floor. She’s violent, uncommunicative.”
The agony of accuracy
You are Not Alone
When you do everything right, and things still seem wrong
This may not hit home with all of you, but it is whats on my mind lately. Often we hear in movies and hospital shows the common line, "science can only come so far, and then there's God." I don't know about the rest of you, but I put a lot of trust in God, especially when it comes to battling this disorder. I sometimes have the fleeting worry, "what if my medicine stops working? What if my body starts to reject it? What if I'm faced with something stressful that I can't handle?"
Depression and the Plot of Your Life
By: Erica Loberg
Sometimes you’re not depressed, you’re just not happy. And given the world we live in with stress, and the realities of the plot of our lives, it’s hard to decipher the difference between chemical depression and self-inflicted depression.
How do you know if you are chemically depressed or simply emotionally upset from the plot of your life?
Mental Illness and Dementia Link
-- Is there cause for concern?
I have Bipolar Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Depression, Panic Disorder, General Anxiety Disorder, PTSD, and a slew of other medical issues not related to psychology. However, I have become concerned about developing Alzheimer’s disease or Dementia as I grow older. I’m already middle age and have had some cognitive issues such as loss of memory.
I Love You, but I Hate Myself
I used to believe in the saying “you can’t really love someone until you love yourself”. I used to also believe in the idea “coping skills are productive if they help you deal with a life situation”. Well, at age 27, I can definitely say I don’t believe in either exact saying or the idea anymore.
Remembering my first time…
I have a hard time truly disclosing to anyone how I am doing on the inside. Mood charts were very vague for me and the more I got used to the typical mood rating conversation, the easier it was to not disclose my thoughts and feelings, especially if I wasn’t directly asked. The typical conversation usually went like this:
Doc: Can you rate your mood for me? 1 is the lowest your mood can be and 10 are the highest it can be.