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brain m. Patient Expert

San Francisco, California
Mid 30's perfectionist male with depression and anxiety problems.
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Can depression be cured? by brain m. Patient Expert 2 Comments Posted in: Blog Posts in Anxiety Remembering when times were really bad I can recall thinking about whether depression could ever be cured. I searched the Internet for blog and forum posts about people who ... Read on »
'Manic depression killed my career' by brain m. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Anxiety As part of the series looking at Britain's jobless they report on life of someone with bipolar disorder and how it has effected his career. The BBC do a lot of good work and ... Read on »
Lessons in being happy proposed by brain m. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Anxiety "Primary school pupils in England should be taught how to lead happy and healthy lives as part of a curriculum overhaul, says a government-commissioned report." - BBC News E ... Read on »
Should I forgive my parents? by brain m. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Anxiety Towards the end of my CBT sessions we went back to the subject of my parents as it was still a problem for me and wasn't something we had really worked on. Things had got re ... Read on »
How does depression and anxiety effect memory? by brain m. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Anxiety When my depression and anxiety increased a few years ago I noticed that at times I had problems recalling things. Peoples names, birthdays, things I done a week ago or even ... Read on »
My blog is my friend by brain m. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Anxiety To my blog this post is for you... It is 4am and even at this strange hour you have time for me I can tell you my deepest, strangest, most personal thoughts thoug ... Read on »
My experience of the practice of mindful walking by brain m. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Anxiety I was practising mindful walking for 10 minutes the other day and at the end of it I wrote some notes of my experience. My mindful walking practice was just to do 10 minutes ... Read on »
What colour is the grass? by brain m. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Anxiety As a young child I used to annoy both adults and children around me by asking questions like "What colour is the grass?" naturally the answer would be "green" to which I wou ... Read on »
Halfway through my mindfulness course by brain m. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Anxiety I have just got back from my fourth mindfulness course and I have to say I am very much enjoying it. As part of our review today we reviewed how the previous weeks homework ... Read on »
Put yourself in their shoes by brain m. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Anxiety I was working my way around my Entrecard drops inbox and came across a blog that I hadn't remembered visiting before called " Life's sweets and spices" and the latest post w ... Read on »
Finally, I have beaten my diet coke addiction by brain m. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Anxiety Yes. I was drinking 4,5 maybe 6 cans of diet coke a day and had attempted to give up before but never lasted more than 1 day. I'm not sure why I found that I had to drink so ... Read on »
Blog Action Day: POVERTY - Oct 15th 2008 by brain m. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Anxiety I have seen a few blog action type days around but never felt they were neccessarily appropriate for this blog (until now). However, I believe poverty can very mu ... Read on »
Shall I compare thee to a summers day? by brain m. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Anxiety Shakespeare famously wrote "Shall I compare thee to a summers day?" to which I would reply "Does it really matter?" We all seem to have gone comparison mad. We have web s ... Read on »
No biological limit for a persons happiness by brain m. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Anxiety You will no doubt have heard of the phrase "a leopard cannot change his spots" being applied to people which suggests that peoples personaility are set in stone and are not ... Read on »
Interesting free audio and movies on Mental Health, Science, Meditation etc by brain m. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Anxiety iTunes U which includes topics such as Health, Science, Business and Engineering. Perhaps of most interest to visitors to my blog would be the availability of material on dep ... Read on »
Practice makes perfect - doesn't it? by brain m. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Anxiety My children have at times been frustrated with not being able to do things that they think they should be able to do. Typical examples are a word in a reading book that they ... Read on »
The power of dreams by brain m. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Anxiety During the last month or so I have had some problems with my dreams and this has created an interest in dreams that I have never had before. A few years ago, I became aware ... Read on »
Meditation with children by brain m. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Anxiety When I was having trouble getting three of my children to go to bed and sleep I thought I would introduce them to the experience of meditation. This is my story of that expe ... Read on »
My experience of Trazadone (Desyrel) by brain m. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Anxiety I have been taking Trazadone for about 3 weeks now and I am waiting for my doctor to prescribe me an alternative due to the side-effects. At first it didn't seem to help me ... Read on »
It's official - I'm not very well by brain m. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Anxiety The man who wasn't from the Pru but another health insurance company visited as promised and what was meant to be approx 1 hour long took almost 2 hours. What a lot o ... Read on »