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Confused

Posted 01-02-2015 at 03:05 PM by beth950 (Dealing with my mind)
Updated 01-16-2015 at 12:29 AM by Administrator

Day 4 on Epival and I think my body is trying to go into a "high". I'm not feeling the doom and gloom today; I woke up feeling like shopping. Any other day, that would be okay. I would indulge .. but these days I'm all like "oh it's just your chemicals Bethany"! So yes, I am confused. Today I am somewhat happy whereas yesterday I was helpless !? I also had a dream about things I do in my "highs".
I'm going to book an appointment with a therapist I used to see...
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New Diagnosis – Bipolar, Cycloythymic, losing my marbles

Posted 12-31-2014 at 06:34 PM by beth950 (Dealing with my mind)
Updated 01-16-2015 at 12:49 AM by Administrator (per the rules)


So. July of 2007 I had turned 18, moved out of my parents house into my own apartment and enrolled in my first year of university. A little bit of an adjustment period there. I slowly started losing weight, stopped sleeping, started crying at random times and would get these episodes of fainting (dizziness, numbness/tingling, nausea, diarrhea, tunnel vision, tachycardia and just a feeling that I was losing control and intense fear). I'm 5'3 and dropped down to 89 lbs. My mom thought I had...
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3 Ways to Reduce Your Child's Halloween Fears

Posted 10-22-2014 at 05:13 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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Halloween can be a scary time for some children. Attractions, decorations, costumes, haunted houses, parks and even trick or treating can stir up intense fear. When you have a terrified child on your hands, it can be difficult for them and your entire family to enjoy the popular holiday. Consider taking these few steps, and perhaps you can minimize their concerns before October 31 arrives.



1. Quit the Teasing

As an adult who has spent...
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Do You Have an Internet Addiction?

Posted 09-02-2014 at 07:03 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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In an age where everyone is connected at all times, and when companies like Google are coming out with devices to make us even more connected, the idea of an Internet addiction may seem ridiculous. Make no mistake, even in a world where everyone has a smartphone surgically attached to their hands, it is possible to cross the line from normal use to addiction. So how can you tell if you have a healthy love for technology, or if you have an addiction?


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Feel-Good Treatments for Depression

Posted 08-28-2014 at 04:50 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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Following the tragic loss of Robin Williams, a spotlight has been placed on the subject of depression. From the outside, the 63-year-old actor and comedian seemed to be all smiles and in good spirits. He lit up any room he entered and brought the unimaginable to life through his fine-tuned acting abilities. To say the least, he was a star. But behind closed doors--as divulged by family and friends--he was battling severe depression. On August 11, 2014, Williams was pronounced...
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