ADHD and ADD

Embracing Your Disease

When, exactly, did our society become so obsessed with sickness? I was just thinking of the many diseases and mental disorders we experience and talk about on a daily basis: Anxiety, depression, ADD, ADHD, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, cancer, cardiovascular disease, skin disease, Parkinson’s,...
Continue Reading

Depression

Stigmatize Me, Fool

Depression. No one wants to talk about it. Yet it’s very common and affects so many people. “Shh. Don’t talk about that, Lauren. People will think you’re #8221; So there’s this thing called a chemical imbalance in the brain. Maybe you’ve heard about it?...
Continue Reading

Anxiety and Panic

Depression or Chronic Shame?

When a person has been resistant to every form of depression treatment, is it possible that their illness stems from a different place? In a recent New York Times article Hillary Jacobs Hendel, a psychotherapist, writes about a patient who experienced what she calls “chronic #8221; Hendel’s...
Continue Reading