Category Archives: Madness

The legacy of dysfunction

I’m working through Claudia Black’s It Will Never Happen to Me.  I find reading the literature about living with chemically addicted people to be quite helpful at this point in my journey.    I talk about my experience with living with … Continue reading

Posted in adult child of alcoholics, adult survivors of abuse, Alcoholism, Compassion, Complex-PTSD, depression, Emotional Self-Regulation, Grief and Loss, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Healing, Healthy detachment, Inner Child, Inner Excavation, Madness, PTSD, PTSD triggers, Radical Acceptance, Radical forgiveness, Radical self-forgiveness, Recovery from child abuse, Sadness, Safety | Tagged , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Inflammation as a Potential Cause of Mood Disorders

http://www.healthline.com/health-news/mental-mood-disorders-tied-to-autoimmune-diseases-infection-061213 “Researchers found that patients with an autoimmune disease were 45 percent more likely to have a mood disorder, while any history of infection increased the risk of a mood disorder by 62 percent. About one-third of people diagnosed with … Continue reading

Posted in Bipolar, Bipolar Misdiagnosis, depression, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Inflammation, Madness, Manic Depressive, Moods | Leave a comment

Slightly maddish

I love people. Everybody. I love them, I think, as a stamp collector loves his collection. Every story, every incident, every bit of conversation is raw material for me. My love’s not impersonal yet not wholly subjective either. I would … Continue reading

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Creative people: Personality and Mental Health Webinar

Just wanted to share creativity mentor Douglas Eby’s post about Creativity and Mental Health, which includes his webinar presentation on Creative People: Personality and Mental Health for the International Bipolar Foundation. Main topics included in the webinar: Personality:  High Sensitivity   … Continue reading

Posted in Bipolar, Complex-PTSD, Creativity, depression, EMDR, Emotional Intelligence, Emotionally Absent Mother, Eye Movement Densitization and Reprocessing, Highly Sensitive Person, Hope, Madness, Making meaning, Self-medication | 3 Comments

The Gas Light Effect

I’m reprinting a blog post I wrote years ago on another one of my blogs, in 2009 (with updates in brackets and at the end).  Periodically I like to re-post blog posts with updates…to remind me where I was and … Continue reading

Posted in Anger, anxiety, Being Genuine, Carl Rogers, Complex-PTSD, Emotionally Absent Mother, Kay Redfield Jamison, Madness, Manic Depressive, Mindfulness, Moods, Motherhood, Narcissistic Mothers, Personal growth, PTSD triggers, Soul wounds, The Gas Light Effect, The Myth of Mental Illness, Virginia Satir | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments