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

Chronic illness: Pandemic stress

There are risk factors to being chronically ill in a high-stress environment and being isolated during the pandemic life. COVID19 brings with it unique external stressors we may have a difficult time adjusting to like we do other stressors. Mental illness Anxiety: Even before COVID-19 hit its shores, the U.S. was a clinically anxious place. According … Continue reading Chronic illness: Pandemic stress

Social isolation and mental wellbeing

What we are learning with the Coronavirus pandemic is that people need people. I know what people are going through. Most disabled people do know. We know all too well... because all this? It is the cost of disability.  We know financial insecurity We know losing our jobs We know financial instability when we lose … Continue reading Social isolation and mental wellbeing

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