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Avoiding Social Media Gaffes – Impulse Control

Avoiding Social Media Gaffes – Impulse Control

If there is one aspect of Adult ADHD that is agreed upon by all experts, including the ones that don’t believe ADHD exists, it is the lack of control over impulses. Inappropriate jokes, interjecting, spending, gambling, casual sex, news addiction, channel flipping, spilling beans…our individuality determines which particular way we embarrass ourselves.

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After Bipolar Comes the Sun

After Bipolar Comes the Sun

I make it a practice to open the blinds in my house every morning.  My therapist suggested it once.  I appreciate the practice, even if I don’t feel like it on some days, because I ache for the sun.  Will today be the day it is sunny?  Will today be a good day where I get everything accomplished on my personal agenda or will I wallow in self-doubt and bipolar clouds?

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Reduce Morning Anxiety With These 5 Useful Tips

Reduce Morning Anxiety With These 5 Useful Tips

It's no fun waking up with anxiety in the morning, but there are some things you can do to reduce morning anxiety. Read this 5 tips to reduce morning anxiety.

When I feel guilty, scared, upset, or embarrassed about my morning anxiety, and when I give into the fear thinking that its too much to bear, my anxiety gets even worse and I am usually really sick all day long. Here are five useful tips to knock morning anxiety out of your morning routine.

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Adult ADHD Tastes Like Feet

Adult ADHD Tastes Like Feet

I attended a dinner party last Saturday. I haven’t attended such an event in years.

I’m not sure what happened, but I had a great time and didn’t offend anybody. I must have been off my game. That’s alright, though, because I made up for it by Monday.

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Morning Anxiety 101: Symptoms and Causes

Morning Anxiety 101: Symptoms and Causes

I am not a morning person. If you are reading this, chances are, you aren’t one either. Sometimes, I have been woken up in the early hours to instant panic. There isn’t a reason for the fear but as soon as my eyelids open I am absolutely terrified. Its a horrible feeling. When my day begins this way one of two things are bound to happen.

Either I accept the anxiety and try to ignore it, or I feel sorry for myself, pout, and sometimes cry, and it consumes and ruins my entire day.

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When Attempts at Eating Disorders Recovery Have Failed

When Attempts at Eating Disorders Recovery Have Failed

If you're an adult woman with anorexia or bulimia, what do you do if earlier attempts at eating disorders recovery have failed? Watch our interview to find out.

The upcoming HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show is for adult women. Our topic is: What to Do When Earlier Attempts at Eating Disorders Recovery Have Failed.

Some 10 to 15 percent of women suffer from anorexia, bulimia, binge eating or maladaptive eating attitudes according to a new study from the Université de Montréal and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders.

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An Anxious, Bipolar Day

An Anxious, Bipolar Day

My kids are taking a bath. The sound of gurgling water fills our little apartment. The dishwasher hums loudly. My youngest is crying. Today, everything feels like it’s crowding in on my psyche. I applied my positive thinking approach until the moment that I screamed for my youngest child to get into bed for her nap and then I collapsed.

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First Flubs on the Job

Douglas relates his first week on the job at HealthyPlace.com and requests readers share their first week experiences.

First Flubs on the Job

I pay attention in class. I really do. I sit there with eyes open and brain straining to follow. I hear everything the instructor tells me. Then something usually goes horribly wrong in the follow through.

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Computer Cacophony – Finding Focus in Isolation

Computer Cacophony – Finding Focus in Isolation

One of the ways I’ve learned to manage my ADHD is to utilize the beeping & booping power of gadgets. Between my iPhone and my severely packed iCal appointment calendar, I have more alarms going off than a fire station during fireworks season. I even change the alarm sounds periodically to keep them fresh to my ears. Otherwise, I’d tune them out. ToDo lists and sticky notes are also used in abundance to help me remember to do the important things. I have them all over my Dashboard and Desktop, as well as on the dashboards and desktops of the real world.

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“Crazy” Bipolar Research

“Crazy” Bipolar Research

Now I can sit back and reflect on those early days of my bipolar life.  I lived each day in fear of the next. I mostly feared that I was going crazy. I feared that my sanity was to be taken away from me easily. I feared that I would end up in a cold, confined padded cell.

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