What Bipolar Disorder Is and What It Isn’t: Myths and Facts

So I’d like to clear up some common misconceptions about bipolar disorder. Since being diagnosed with the disorder by two psychiatrists, the first in around March 2018 and the second in November 2019, I’ve learned tons of new things about the disorder through behavioural patterns that I’ve noticed within myself. I’m currently diagnosed with “not …

What Bipolar Disorder Is and What It Isn’t: Myths and Facts Read More »

4 Ways to Care for Yourself When Clinical Depression Says No!

Worldwide, 264 million people suffer from clinical depression according to the World Health Organization. Having been diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) when I was 15, it’s been a bit of a tedious, painful journey and one of the hardest things to deal with has been taking care of myself. I’ve been in therapy since …

4 Ways to Care for Yourself When Clinical Depression Says No! Read More »

Quarantine Quarrels: Anxiety, Obsessions and Compulsions

So… the unquiet mind Here I am. It’s 6am and I write this after a good night’s pondering; not that the time matters anymore during this period of self-quarantine, and in South Africa, a nationwide lockdown. When I get better, I won’t induce sleep with 50mg of Psyquet at 11am as a result of feeling …

Quarantine Quarrels: Anxiety, Obsessions and Compulsions Read More »