Tag 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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The Shrink’s Links: Hallelujah

Bringing you the best of mental health every week. A twenty year old, suffering from severe anxiety and depression, gets up and signs Hallelujah. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZDeJ14EZRk  

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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: 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: 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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Favorite Quotes: Life is a Journey

Birth is a beginning and death a destination; But life is a journey. A going, a growing from stage to stage: From childhood to maturity and youth to old age. From innocence to awareness and ignorance to knowing; From foolishness … Continue reading

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For fast-acting relief, try slowing down. -Lilly Tomlin

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Grounding

So, you’re anxious. It happens. There are basically two things to do with anxiety. You can face it or avoid it. Avoiding it is often the sensible thing to do if it’s a thing you are not likely to encounter … Continue reading

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Understanding the Trauma Drama, part 2: Hot Stove

Let’s start with instincts. We don’t have the same kind of instincts that animals have. We have some we are born with, like sucking for milk and preferring to look at  human faces; but, for the most part, we learn … Continue reading

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