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Therapy homework differs for each therapist and each client, and many therapists don't do therapy homework at all, which begs the question: does it actually help? I've had several different therapists over the years, and only one or two of them have ever given me therapy homework. Some of my friends in therapy have lots of homework, and I always wondered if my therapists were doing something wrong by not giving me things to do outside of sessions. Now that I've had one or two therapists who do give homework, I think I understand some of the benefits and problems with therapy homework.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused me to struggle with certain aspects of my depression more than I usually do, but I'm trying to cope in healthy ways. If you're also having trouble coping with your depression during this difficult time, maybe some of these ideas can help you, too.
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COVID-19, or coronavirus, is definitely taking a toll on my schizoaffective anxiety. I haven’t heard voices because of the stress (thankfully), but this is a case where I can’t tell myself I’m worrying about nothing, because everyone else in the world is freaking out about the same thing I am.
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Coronavirus isolation is new, but here's the thing: the Coronavirus has made our planet its home for a while now. Although it showed up in December 2019, it is only in the month of March that we have decided to take it seriously. To contain the virus, many countries have prohibited people from leaving their homes and practice social distancing instead. This has naturally taken on a toll on the mental health of extroverts and ambiverts. And over time, it will affect introverts too (if it hasn't already). I speak from experience because I am an introvert whose depression was already worsened due to the lockdown. Let me elaborate. 
I hate to say it, but my mental health hasn't changed much since the recent COVID-19 outbreak. Despite working directly with COVID patients, lack of protective personnel equipment (PPE), and a limited supply of masks—my attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) remains intact.
It's been difficult staying positive during the coronavirus lockdown. The last week has been a whirlwind of canceled flights, just-in-time border crossings, and mandatory lockdowns. It's been stressful, to say the least. But despite the occasional frenzy, I've been able to stay positive, finding the humor in the madness.

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Hi, coming in two years later so this might not be relative anymore but who knows.
I've have both adhd and ocd that went undiagnosed until I was 25ish (turning 27 this summer) and it's an absolute mad house in my brain.
My life has been a struggle of needing food cut/prepared a certain way to eat it, then getting hyper focused on something and forgetting it entirely. Of being an awful student on paper because I could never follow along but having perfect notes that I spent hours on because I would stress otherwise. It's needing clean, organized spaces to your specifics so much you'll throw up otherwise but not having the attention span to finish the work. It's absolute hell.
I say this because growing up, I always assumed I was stupid, lazy, would never amount to anything. I'm a girl and I read a lot so it was never even a thought that maybe I had these disorders.
When I finally brought it up with my doctor and he came to the conclusion (after many sessions), it was like a weight had been lifted - only to fall directly back onto my shoulders.

When people don't believe that the conditions are real, let alone not able to live inside one person, it's demoralising. Because now I'm either a liar or exaggerating and suddenly my feelings are invalid.

I do take medication for the adhd, and it neither helps or worsens my ocd. However having even one condition "under control" has been better than both of them running wild.
Debbie, I went to the police to report an assault from my lawyer, and they mocked me, and then when I insisted on filing a report, they took my words out of context, and there is a blatant lie that I am working on correcting, and I fell apart all over again, so yes, I agree that police can make things worse. The fact that your lives are so entangled makes it very difficult. I hope you found a support system that kept you from going crazy. I live in America, so I don't know what you can legally do there. Write back if get a chance.
I stayed 14 yrs in a similar situation. I left my husband and did get a restraining order, but I fell into the most dangerous type of covert narcissist lawyer office. You know, he coaches and teaches and everyone loves him. He gave me misinformation and lied to me to drop the restraining order on my husband, and then during the deposition, he reenacted a scene from my marriage. I did go to the police and switch law firms, but the police didn't take me seriously and I stayed with that lawyer for one year because I was soooo messed up in the head from my marriage that I didn't know that his behavior was unacceptable, and I didn't trust myself since I hadn't made decisions in a long time. I wish I planned more too! What I have learned is that we have to trust OURSELVES! If we feel something isn't right, it isn't right, and it's never too late to leave a bad situation. Something in your story struck a chord with me. I guess it is the injustice of it all. In my case, I tried to leave my husband, wound up with a criminal and unethical lawyer (no malpractice case according to other lawyers), I went to the police and they took my words and used them against me on paper, so I look crazy. All because I wanted to leave my abusive husband, and I get left with PTSD and so much more. I need some GOD in my life. Hopefully, I can pray and get some relief, and I believe you! It's all true!
Mahevash Shaikh
Aren't we all? Good luck, Vanessa. I hope these tips help you establish a routine. Having one really makes life easier, doesn't it?
Mahevash Shaikh
It's hard to focus on work with all that's going on in the world, so please don't be hard on yourself. Try to do your best and leave it at that. take care, Vanessa.