Psychology of Mood/Anxiety Disorders

The uniqueness and likability of you

The uniqueness and likability of you

Living with chronic depression or anxiety is no picnic. I mean, it can take all we have to get out of bed, and then it’s on to a day of symptoms, frustration, and self-assault. But through it all, believe it or not, our uniqueness and likability remain intact.

Psychiatric euthanasia: The Zoraya ter Beek story

Psychiatric euthanasia: The Zoraya ter Beek story

Symptoms of anxiety, depression, and substance dependence have ravaged my life for 50 years. Suicide? Sure, it’s crossed my mind, but never set up camp. It did in Zoraya ter Beek’s psyche – she’ll die next month. Let’s talk about it.

Knitting and mental health: A calming yarn

Knitting and mental health: A calming yarn

When I was a boy, out of necessity, I learned that active fingers and hands reduced my anxiety. Hmm, knitting works calming wonders for folks around the globe. So let’s sink our needles into the yarn and see what we can make of it.

Expectation: A builder and destroyer of souls

Expectation: A builder and destroyer of souls

Expect: to consider probable or certain, to consider reasonable, due, or necessary, to consider bound in duty or obligated. Lots of soul building potential in that definition, and just as much ammo for destruction. Let’s talk about the power of expectation.

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