Periods and Mental Health

*I am not affiliated with any brand I mention in this post* PMDD So it turns out I have PMDD which stands for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder. According to the Office on Women's Health, PMDD is a more serious version of PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome) and can cause irritability, depression, or anxiety in the two weeks before …

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My Experience with Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Medications

*I am working with BetterHelp to bring you this post* Disclaimer: Please see your psychiatrist or doctor to change/start any medications. Also the medications that haven't worked for me may work for you and the medications that have worked for me may not for you. Each person will have different experiences with medications. I first …

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How Being in Counseling has Helped my Relationships

*I am working with BetterHelp to bring you this post.* Relationships can sometimes be a bit tricky to navigate especially when you are dealing with mental health troubles. Counseling has helped me manage those tricky times and gave me some skills to maintain healthy relationships. Family I am happy to say that I have a …

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The Difference Between Bipolar 1 and 2

Bipolar disorder is categorized as a major mood disorder. It involves extreme highs and lows. In this major mood disorder category there is Bipolar 1, Bipolar 2, and Cyclothimia. Bipolar 1 Bipolar 1 involves full-blown manic episodes. Mania can include irritable or elated mood, spending more money than usual, hypersexualization, and impulsive behaviors. Bipolar 1 …

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My Partial Hospitalization Program Experience

I went into a partial hospitalization program after a stay at a mental hospital so that I could re-acclimate to being out in the real world. This was my experience. I was in a mood track of PHP because I was having depressive episodes (I wasn't diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder yet). I also cross tracked with …

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All About Counseling Appointments: Preparations, First Appointments, What it’s like, and How to recover

*I am working with BetterHelp to bring you this post* Preparing for an appointment I write my recent and past symptoms and any pressing concerns I have down on paper or in my phone on the notes app. I like to do this so I make sure to cover everything I want to. I also …

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