MentalHealthDaily.com was established in 2013 as a way to document any information and updates in the field of mental health. Author and creator, GLOOM, has struggled with severe anxiety, crippling depression, addictions, and various personality disorders throughout the years. This blog serves as a way for me to keep track of what’s going on in the field of mental health and share insights I’ve learned along my journey through life.
My goal with this website is to raise awareness regarding brain functioning and mental health. I specifically focus on: diseases, treatments, drugs, and scientific advancements. My nature is introverted, and I’ve never been able to conquer my introversion, social anxiety, and personality disorders quite enough to maintain a long-term stable job. That said, I know I can do what’s within my circle of influence to become part of the solution and contribute to society, rather than wallow in a perpetually droned state of learned helplessness; this accomplishes nothing and slows progress.
It is my belief that the times are better than ever before and continue to improve; we now have access to technologies our ancestors never had, and the Law of Accelerating Returns continues to bring forth more advances than ever before. Therefore, it is my hope that individuals (even those in the bleakest of situations) will retain a sense of hope and optimism for the future. It is also my hope that everyone maximizes their natural capacity to contribute in whatever way they can to add something of value to the planet.
When everyone works to the best of their ability (based on their unique skill set) to contribute something of value (a “win-win” rather than a “zero-sum” game), scientific progress advances more quickly, and we all benefit. Realize that we are potentially years, months, or possibly even days away from another revolutionary scientific breakthrough, one that could revolutionize your brain and life.
“To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself: First, what could I do? Second, what could I read? And third, who could I ask?” – Jim Rohn
“The important thing about a problem is not its solution, but the strength we gain in finding the solution.”
I try to write about topics that I think may be of interest to others or share something personal. Understand that my writing skills are far from perfect, and at the end of the day, this is just a blog for me to share thoughts, ideas, and information; my message is more important than grammatical nuances. It’s not an authority or professionally written – and I am NOT a medical professional. I do however have a lot of first-hand experience ingesting pharmaceutical (psychiatric) medications and a Bachelor’s degree in psychology.
The fact is that doctors and psychiatrists are highly-educated, but many do not understand the toll it takes to go through pharmacological treatment for a condition such as extreme anxiety or major depression. There are certain experiences (e.g. medication side effects and withdrawals) that are likely best described from a patient’s perspective.
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