The body & Mental Health – What’s Up with Weight?

‘Oh those pills make me fat’ is a common complaint. [1] When I was prescribed antidepressants this concern came to mind. At the time I felt so bad that the worry stayed somewhat in the back of my mind. My doctor asked me about my appetite but didn’t really go into the weight gain question. … Continue reading The body & Mental Health – What’s Up with Weight?

Lies depression told me.

Everybody telling you that life is worthwhile, is living in a parallel universe. They all live in one big lie. For a long time I that believed that everybody and their mother were crazy themselves by being happy or optimistic. I mean, how can you be, just looking at the world as it is and … Continue reading Lies depression told me.

Bits of Psychology – what is depersonalization?

Depersonalization is a core symptom of burnout but is also seen in depression as well in other mental disorders. Depersonalization can consist of a detachment within the self, regarding one's mind or body, or being a detached observer of oneself [1].   People feel they have changed and that the world has become vague, dreamlike, … Continue reading Bits of Psychology – what is depersonalization?