Posts by Michael

 
  • A little Anxiety Assessment in prep for doc visit

    A little Anxiety Assessment in prep for doc visit

    Next week I check in with my mental health med doctor after a couple of months of my responsibility to stay stable and tweak my augmentation meds as needed. I figure now is a good time to do a little […]

     
  • Anxiety & Depression make 2015 complicated year.

    Anxiety & Depression make 2015 complicated year.

    It’s hard to say I’d wish away a year of my life when I reached a weight I’ve been trying to reach since my mid-twenties. This year I lost 21 pounds; the year before, another 21; and for several years […]

     
  • I hate my bully, Anxiety. Surprise panic attack hits.

    I hate my bully, Anxiety. Surprise panic attack hits.

    Yesterday I sat in my car, idling in park for 15 minutes. Some of the time I was crying; some of the time I was just staring blankly into space trying to calm my mind. About an hour earlier I […]

     
  • find the right doctor and therapist

    find the right doctor and therapist

    A mental health doctor who prescribes medications tries to find the right med (or med cocktail) that allows your moods to fit the situations you are in, not find a med (mix) that elates or numbs you regardless of the […]

     
  • Gratitude reduces anxiety, improves mood, deepens friendships.

    Gratitude reduces anxiety, improves mood, deepens friendships.

    It’s the week of Thanksgiving: a holiday that reminds us to express gratitude, to give thanks. I actually see Thanksgiving not as a simple reminder. I see it as a commandment of sorts. With all that is mean and wrong […]