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Lifting the Clouds: The Effects of Medication in Mental Illness

I feel like doing again. It’s probably the meds. Mental disorders can kill motivation. Not just kill. Murder with extreme prejudice. Before Abilify, I can’t remember the last time I played guitar for me. That for me? That’s critical. Until last week, the thought of picking up a guitar brought the pain of a thousand …

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My Emotional Compass is Broken: The Reality of Undiagnosed Borderline Personality Disorder

I lost my compass. No, not the one I got at day camp in sixth grade; although that one went missing years ago as well, I mean my emotional compass. I’m pretty sure the shattered remains are in a shoe box somewhere in the closet of my memories. I realize most people have ups and …

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What the Diagnosis?? The ADHD Masquerade and My New Reality

I don’t know how to write this post. Really, I don’t. I’m not truth-bomb mom, or some of the other viral personalities online you’ve actually heard of. I’m just a person sharing stuff online. I hope it reaches someone who needs it. The world of psychiatric diagnosis is fraught with peril, danger, setback, and occasionally …

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