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How Childhood Affected My Relationship with Anger

I got thinking about this because I've seen a number of people write about anger recently, and it's not an emotion I've ever been comfortable with. Anger is a basic human emotion.  We all experience it sometimes, and it has an associated facial expression that is universally recognized across cultures.  Yet anger is far from … Continue reading How Childhood Affected My Relationship with Anger

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How Well Does Positive Psychology Apply to Mental Illness?

The basic idea of positive psychology is a good one.  Who doesn't want to feel happier and the other positive emotions that go along with that? According to PositivePsychology.com, positive psychology focuses on the positive aspects of life, including: "Positive experiences (like happiness, joy, inspiration, and love)" "Positive states and traits (like gratitude, resilience, and compassion)" "Positive institutions (applying … Continue reading How Well Does Positive Psychology Apply to Mental Illness?

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Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis by Ashley L Peterson

Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis — This Bipolar Brat

Ashley over at Mental Health @ Home published another phenomenal book last month, Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis. This book not only goes over the different diagnosis but also includes small essays on people who have personal experience with them. I was lucky enough to have Ashley accept my piece on ADD. I love this […] … Continue reading Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis — This Bipolar Brat

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