Category Archives: Anxiety

Some Things You May Not Know About Substance Abuse, Part 11: Often Drugs Work Too Well

Often Drugs Work Too Well You’ve told your doctor you are anxious or in pain. You got a prescription for Atavan, Klonopin, Valium, or Xanax, if it was anxiety; if it was pain, you might’ve gotten a script for a … Continue reading

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When Madness Takes Cover

So, you’ve stopped drinking, or drugging, or gambling, or sleeping around. Your depression seems to have lifted. You haven’t been violent. Your anxiety no longer makes all the decisions. You’re up in the morning and dressed when you need to … Continue reading

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What is Madness?

Someone asked why the name of this blog is Madness 101. Shouldn’t I call it Mental Illness 101? Isn’t mental illness the proper, politically correct term? It is, but it’s not really mental illness that I’m writing about. I’m writing … Continue reading

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The Shrink’s Links: What’s the Next Thing that Can Kill Me?

Bringing you the best of mental health every week. A lot can go wrong when you’re an astronaut. The anxiety of being shot into space could be overwhelming and confusing. In his book, An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth, … Continue reading

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The Shrink’s Links: Cure Together

Bringing you the best of mental health and relationship articles on the internet. Today’s link from the shrink is: Cure Together Here’s an interesting idea. Get a bunch of people together that have the same condition and have them report … Continue reading

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The Shrink’s Links: Still I Rise

Bringing you the best of mental health and relationship articles on the internet. Today’s link from the shrink is: Still I Rise Feeling oppressed? Recite this poem to yourself and you’ll feel ready to take it on, anyway. Good for … Continue reading

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The Shrink’s Links: Half Empty

Bringing you the best of mental health and relationship articles on the internet. Today’s link from the shrink is: Half Empty Maria Bamford sings an anxiety and depression song. Perfect for OCD: Click here to go to the link

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The Shrink’s Links: Abundance Mentality

Bringing you the best of mental health and relationship articles on the internet. Today’s link from the shrink is: How to Create an Abundance Mentality Are you focused on abundance or scarcity? The choices or the limits? The opportunities or … Continue reading

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The Shrink’s Links: Difficult Conversations

Bringing you the best of mental health and relationship articles on the internet. Today’s link from the shrink is: Difficult Conversations We all have to have them. Many avoid them. Many screw them up by being too aggressive. There’s a … Continue reading

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The Shrink’s Links: Shame vs Guilt

Bringing you the best of mental health and relationship articles on the internet. Today’s link from the shrink is: Why Shame is Destructive But Guilt is Creative Dr. Kelly Flanagan explains the difference between shame and guilt. Click here to … Continue reading

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The Shrink’s Links: Body Language

Bringing you the best of mental health and relationship articles on the internet. Today’s link from the shrink is: Your body language shapes who you are Here’s something you may not have known. Your own body language not only communicates … Continue reading

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The Shrink’s Links: Mind Hacks

Bringing you the best of mental health and relationship articles on the internet. Today’s link from the shrink is: 6 Mind Hacks That Keep Stress In Check (Really!) Click here to go to the link Related articles The Shrink’s Links: … Continue reading

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