A = ADHD; B = Bipolar Disorder


A is for ADHD, otherwise  known as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and A.D.D. But, it isn’t always a bad thing. Many people thrive with ADHD. Do a search online for this and you’ll find a ton of advice about dealing with it.

B = Bipolar Disorder — “Bipolar mania, hypomania, and depression are symptoms of bipolar disorder. The dramatic mood episodes of bipolar disorder do not follow a set pattern — depression does not always follow mania. A person may experience the same mood state several times — for weeks, months, even years at a time — before suddenly having the opposite mood. Also, the severity of mood phases can differ from person to person.” (WebMD)

Ginkgo is a natural supplement used by some wi...

Ginkgo is a natural supplement used by some with ADHD. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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C is for Couseling


First, let me Apologize (A) for starting the A-to-Z Challenge late. I signed up for it with good intentions and I actually had high hopes I’d write something for each day of the challenge. Granted, this is Boring (B) but I can only say that I let myself procrastinate and fouled up.

C is for CounselingCounseling is also known as analysis, psychotherapy, and talk therapy. I can tell you that it will help anyone who has a mental health issue or two. The best type of therapy is called “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.” It helps people understand their thoughts and feelings. Awareness of the thoughts in your mind can profoundly influence your behavior.

From now on, I plan to write about Mental Health. For each letter, I will attempt to find a word, a term or a phrase dealing with a mental condition. But, don’t take this the wrong way. Having a mental health issue is not always the same as having a mental illness despite anything you may have read before. I had intended to write “A is for ADHD” on April 1st, but the condition known as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is not always a bad thing. Many people thrive with ADHD or ADD, as it’s sometimes called.

Counseling

Counseling (Photo credit: Alan Cleaver)

Two other blogs imported.


Hi, again. I imported two blogs from Blogger, aka Blogspot. One is called Depression and Anxiety Help while the other is titled ADHD, Anxiety and Depression. They are now included as part of Jewel Ammons and have archives back to January 2008.

Just look below the “Hello, everybody” post or check on any archive before October 2012 for the contents of both blogs. The blog called ADHD, Anxiety and Depression was supposed to replace Depression and Anxiety Help and there are a few posts that basically repeat the other blog. However, I added posts to Depression and Anxiety Help in September 2012 while ADHD, Anxiety and Depression ended in March 2011 after making my first attempt at moving it to WordPress. As you might guess, I didn’t succeed back in 2011.

I’m hoping to write a small book or e-book containing the main advice given in these blogs plus teeny tiny baby steps for people suffering from Attention Deficit Disorder, Depression and/or Anxiety. If you wish to see the original blogs, click on the following links:

http://depressionanxietyhelp.blogspot.com/

http://adhdanxietyanddepression.blogspot.com/

Thank you for reading this. Feel free to browse through my “new” additions and make comments if you wish.