The realities of addition; the truth about living under, above and beyond the influence of drugs and alcohol.
“Maladaptive daydreaming describes a condition where a person regularly experiences daydreams that are intense and highly distracting” (Meadows, 2021). Another way of definig what maladaptive daydreamng is can be said as - “maladaptive daydreaming is a mental health issue where a person daydreams excessively, sometimes for hours at a time. “Maladaptive” means this type of daydreaming is an unhealthy or negative attempt to cope with or adapt to a problem” (Meadows, 2021).
The Struggle of Mental Health in "Hamlet" by W. Shakespeare
Whispered in the darkness, this inquiry initiates a narrative of intrigue, deceit, and ethical ambiguity. In a theatrical production where each character conceals something, the response to this question is anything but straightforward. Penned by William Shakespeare between 1599 and 1601, "Hamlet" portrays its eponymous protagonist tormented by the past, yet paralyzed by the future.
What is Emotional Trauma? Symptoms of emotional trauma, an emotional outburst, extreme anxiety, and relationship issues, may seem very “crazy,” but these expressions are nothing more than a human reaction to a very abnormal situation. Bluntly, emotional trauma stems from any situation that makes us, and other mammalian species, think that we are in danger.
The Mind and the Universal Laws
Introduction It was during my darkest times that I found the light. I had been seeking answers externally, yet the source of light I needed resided within. Just as with me, your radiance shines brightly too. This light holds a universal essence, and the Universal Laws serve to illuminate and empower us throughout this journey we call life.
The Impact of Social Media on Mental Health
Social media has become an integral part of our everyday lives in the fast evolving world of technology. Inspiring new relationships and worrisome consequences for people's mental health have emerged from the ubiquitous nature of these platforms. This in-depth investigation seeks to unravel the complex web of connections between social media and psychological health by illuminating the various ways in which these online communities impact our mental states.
Pharmaceutical and supplement journey
Get on those antidepressants, kid! I started pharmaceutical medications in 2020 (and no, not COVID-19 related) to ease some delirious symptoms churning inside my head. My biggest regret was research - specifically, a lack of it on my end.
Testosterone’s Impact on Mood and Mental Health
The article explores the impact of testosterone on mood and mental health, discussing its role in regulating emotions, its effects on mental disorders, and considerations for testosterone replacement therapy.
Rerouting the Brain of An Addict
When you commute to work or walk to school, do you take the same route every day or do you mix it up and try new pathways? Have you noticed that you tend to zone out and go on autopilot when you follow the same exact route each time? After about ten monotonous times of treading the same routine, we have hardwired our path to our regular destination. Addicts with substance use disorders have an even more ingrained brain pathway with the dopamine reward system driving their behavior. This relentless engine stops at nothing and reverts back to the previous behaviors that trigger the motivation to achieve the high like the time before. Their brains are habitually wired to gravitate toward using their drug of choice and this autopilot is in constant overdrive. Certain places, people, and stress can trigger users to relapse or keep using if they haven't attempted a recovery yet.
ILLUSION An illusion is a distortion of the senses, which can reveal how the mind normally organizes and interprets sensory stimulation. Although illusions distort the human perception of reality, they are generally shared by most people.
How many times the narcissist comes back Can a narcissist come back two, three, five times... of course he can. A narcissist can come back many times. He can come back as many times as you let him. On average, it is about seven times, and there are also extreme cases where there are several dozen returns.
How to Relight the Fire in Your Eyes That Died So Long Ago
I lived most of my life suffering I do not know how to live with out it. The light went out in my eyes a long time ago. My family and friends asks me how I’m doing and they let me lie. I really don’t want to talk about it. I can pretend to be “normal”. being out kind of makes me feel like i’m drowning. Maybe I should have opened up before it all got too much. I have been here before I should have remembered the outcomes. When things were really bad, when I was younger I would never want to be alone. I was scared of what could happen if I was by myself. Now I like the quiet. When I’m not in the right head space I will cut people out of my life. I started to like it. I didn’t have to pretend anymore. The people I love know when I’m not feeling the best now because of it. I’m not sure which is better.
On Being in Love With an Addict
We made sense together. The downfall of our relationship wasn’t the drugs. It was how the drugs made him act. Our relationship was always complicated, drinking and drugs didn’t help anything. We both had crappy childhoods. We understood each other. I understood why he did the things he did. I tried saving him but I knew it wasn’t going to work. He was going to have to want to get help but I couldn’t keep watching him harm himself. It took me a long time to get over that guilt. I have a lot of regret about how I left the relationship. For a long time I blamed myself. I thought that nothing I do is going to make him get sober. I didn’t understand that it needs to be more than me. He needed to admit that he needs help. I wish being in love was enough. I wish it counted for anything at all. We were both just kids who were forced to grow up quickly.