Mental Health Awareness: Depression thoughts

I wish I could say depression is cured with a pill but it isn't really. Dampened for sure. Any stressors and it rises up and your habitual thoughts... happen. You are more aware of them, if like me, you did all the therapy thing. But they still happen. Way better than unmanaged depression for sure … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness: Depression thoughts

Mental Health Awareness: My depression struggle

I don't like the fact I have depression. I have that sort of personality type that is logical and thinks about my emotions, reflects on them, but doesn't emote them quite so well. I feel them deeply though. Just don't share them quite so much. So this... beast in me that is a chaotic turmoil … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness: My depression struggle

The cult of positivity

There is nothing wrong with being positive or working of thinking positive. Take a look at Let's look at 'thinking positive' which essentially is this Cognitive Behavioural therapy for mental illness and chronic pain is a good thing. We can be caught in a net of negative thinking and need to adjust ourselves to more … Continue reading The cult of positivity

Vlog: Chronic pain brain and emotional consequences

I wanted to do this video because I think it is implied that we can somehow think our way out of pain like it is some sort of thought experiment. And while it is very true that CBT is very beneficial for people with chronic pain especially if they have comorbid depression and anxiety we … Continue reading Vlog: Chronic pain brain and emotional consequences

Chronic pain and mental health

A 74.5% incidence of psychiatric disorders was present in the patient sample The rate of depressive and anxiety disorders was 29.4% and 23.5%, respectively Comorbid anxiety scores (P = 0.019) and SSAS scores (P = 0.046) were significantly higher in chronic pain patients with a somatoform disorder HAM-A scores were found to be significantly higher in patients … Continue reading Chronic pain and mental health