Tom, who is 66, reports that it took him a while to realize that all households were not like his. He grew up with parents who, as he calls them, were “street saints”—well-behaved in the outside world and devils at home. That, by the way, is very common because verbal abuse is usually a family … Continue reading Verbal abuse, family dynamics and recovery.
Bad is stronger than good. Humans are hardwired to pay more attention to potentially dangerous or negative possibilities. The evolutionary reasons for this are pretty clear—we store such information in a part of the brain that makes it much more accessible. Registering potentially dangerous threats and keeping them alive and well in memory was key … Continue reading Verbal abuse. ‘Bad is stronger than good.’
Our bodies need food and water, that is a given. Our brain, being an important part of the body is therefore influenced by what we eat. Furthermore, what you eat directly affects the structure and function of your brain and, ultimately, your mood. Studies have found that what you eat can make certain conditions worse. … Continue reading Nutritional psychiatry, why is that a thing?
I ordered this book thinking that it was really written for me. I struggled with self-care and ran out of ideas what to do when I needed my ‘down-time’. Plus extra options are always welcome. Find The more of less definitive guide to self-care on Goodreads. Image from Goodreads. First of all, this book looks … Continue reading Review ‘The *more or less* definitive guide to self-care. (Anna Borges).
A year ago I started to discover some additional or surprising - to me at least - symptoms of depression. When thinking about depression, what does come to mind? Maybe a sad mood, gloomy thoughts or a more introvert life style. So I thought but there was a whole lot more to discover and subsequently … Continue reading Symptoms of depression that will surprise you.