Tag Archives: panic attacks

Update about my son’s mental health ordeal.

This is just a quick update about my son, who started suffering severe panic attacks/dissociation episodes and a week later, from near-suicidal depression. He is doing much better.   It turned out the medication the Emergency Room gave him to control … Continue reading

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Anxiety spiraling into major depression?

Last week I wrote about my son’s dissociation episodes and panic attacks.   He got some anti-anxiety medication there, but they put him to sleep so they haven’t been useful to him, and the panic has not gone away.  He’s been … Continue reading

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Linda Lee, who writes “A Blog About Healing from PTSD”  wrote this article about how she learned to deal with her panic attacks — and the advice is quite simple. GET ANGRY!  Yes, get angry.   While anger isn’t an ideal … Continue reading

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Panic attacks, dissociation, and my son’s anxiety issues.

Geometries by M.C. Escher   My son, who already suffers from OCD and ADHD (both diagnosed) tweeted this the other night: I just had one of the strangest things happen… and it was the scariest experience of my life. I … Continue reading

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Guest post #13: Panic and Narcissism

Don Shelby, who writes the blog Living With Narcissism, and suffers from depression and panic disorder, had a surprise for me today.  I opened up my email and there was his guest post!    He’s been busy and had some … Continue reading

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Mental Illness, Depression, Hating Waking Up in the Morning

Originally posted on GentleKindness:
If you wake up every morning feeling anxiety, depression and completely overwhelmed at the thought of scraping through another day, you are not alone. Once the day gets going after a few hours, you can get…

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Derealization and depersonalization in NPD and BPD.

Worlds Collide-Phaeton: by Meckie at Deviantart.com A common symptom of both NPD and BPD is dissociation: a splitting or fragmenting of the personality not very different from what occurs in the Dissociative disorders such as DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder) and … Continue reading

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Viral video of man having panic attack.

Casey Throwaway (yes, that is his real name) decided to make a video of himself undergoing a panic attack to educate people that anxiety is real. I think it took a lot of courage for Casey to make this video … Continue reading

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My son didn’t escape unscathed.

This is not a photo of my son, but it looks a little like him. My 23 year old son was scapegoated and bullied by his father when he was a child and teen (which I’ve written about before). As … Continue reading

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The day I went to Hell.

A old friend from another website I used to frequent and I were having an interesting conversation earlier today on Facebook about my conversion to Catholicism on Easter. My friend converted two years ago (from Episcopalian) so of course he … Continue reading

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