patterns

  1. E

    The truth about social anxiety

    “Waiting for your turn to deliver a presentation, you are sweating, your hands are shaking, your face turning pale, you start feeling stomachache as you usually do in stressful situations, looks like you are having panic attack. Your turn has finally come, your heart beats very fast, and as you...
  2. AliceinWonderland

    A different way to think about personality disorders

    "Here's another way to look at it: little children develop patterns to help them survive, but sometimes those patterns give them trouble later in life. Survival means more than staying fed - it means trying to develop a sense that you matter and are loved. What a task, particularly for tiny...
  3. Kerome

    Almost-voices

    The last time I tried (with approval of my psychiatrist) to reduce my medication, the first symptom I experienced was what I called almost-voices. This was basically a sensation in my hearing like tinnitus, a kind of white noise, except that it went up and down and would have pauses and things...
  4. S

    How do you personally break thought patterns?

    The worst part of my depressive episodes has always been the tendency to get locked into negative and destructive thought patterns. This always leads to downward spirals. Perhaps you've experienced this same thing before? What are the most powerful and effective methods you've found for...
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    Escaping reality

    I'd been smoking cannabis every night almost for a few years. I haven't developed any sort of real tolerance. At this point I don't think I will because I only take a few hits and wait at least a few hours before smoking more. Either I'm a lightweight or I've got extreme dank. I feel a lot...
  6. Kerome

    Insights to intimacy

    I just bought this book which I thought looked really interesting... Insights To Intimacy - Why Relationships Fail & How To Make Them Work It’s from a talented chap called Pankhurst who has a lot to say about emotional intelligence and how to heal yourself from traumas of childhood and how to...
  7. Poopy Doll

    Foundation Patterns

    It seems like foundation patterns appeal to the personality but can be over ridden by the higher self, so that when a family member triggers me by being verbally abusive, it is possible to resist the temptation to re-enact my part in the pattern and suffer therefrom. If anyone would like to talk...
  8. cpuusage

    Feeling more unwell than usual

    Think it's a combination of factors, i don't feel well. Wonder if it's a good idea to see the GP & increase the medication again, but i don't really want to. Always seem to go through these patterns where it feels like i'm on the verge of another breakdown, but it does seem to pass. Crappy...
  9. cpuusage

    What links creativity, conspiracy theories, and delusions? A phenomenon called apophenia.

    What links creativity, conspiracy theories, and delusions? A phenomenon called apophenia. Apophenia makes unrelated things seem connected: Metaphors, paranormal beliefs, conspiracies, delusions. In the opening chapter of Book 1 of My Struggle, by Karl Ove Knausgaard, the 8-year-old narrator...
  10. pepecat

    10 things passive people say.

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-squeaky-wheel/201511/10-things-passive-people-say?utm_source=FacebookPost&utm_medium=FBPost&utm_campaign=FBPost How passive you are depends on your personality, your perceptions of the world and your place in it, your feelings of empowerment and...
  11. Gajolene

    Diet of fruits veggies could help ward off depression

    Diet of fruits, veggies could help ward off depression: study | CTV News Eating a diet of fruit, vegetables, legumes and nuts that's low in processed meats could ward off depression, according to a large new study that suggests what we eat is more closely related to our state of mind than...
  12. C

    Recovery and change of career/working hours

    I hope it's ok to post this here. I did consider posting in the Employment section but there seems to be less regular views/responses on there. Also, feel work is relevant in terms of getting our lives back. Just wondering if those that have suffered and continue to suffer with depression have...
  13. Electric

    Great book about love-addiction

    I am reading a great book about love-addiction. It is not about the addiction for the feeling of falling in love, or the addiction for having lots of relationships. It is about the addiction for love itself. It is about women (in the book the writer explains why mostly women) who love a man who...
  14. W

    Hello Everyone

    I was just being tired and thinking about my anxiety or whatever it is i have... Searched google and found this forum, made a choice to register - And now i'm about to clarify more about myself. I'm a guy in my early twenties, living in Europe but i will reveal more about my location only in...
  15. D

    A question about taking anti-depressants daily?

    So I was prescribed fluoxentine and they say to take them once every morning. Is it crucial that you take it in the morning or is it more important that you just take it every day. I've got bad sleeping patterns and instead of not taking them until that's sorted, is it okay to just take one...
  16. Frost

    I don't even know what's going on any more. Bipolar? Try polypolar...

    So the following is just me needing to get this out, it probably won't make much sense, so my apologies for that. So as I've said elsewhere on the forum, I've got a bipolar II diagnosis after a pretty classic presentation. But recently so much else has started happening, and I don't know if...
  17. C

    Trying too hard to recover may make it less likely

    Trying too hard to recover may make it less likely Recovery from mental health problems can involve some paradoxes, of which the following is one. Stress tends to contribute to mental health problems. If you try hard to accomplish something, your stress level is likely to go up, so it follows...
  18. D

    Halucination with BLPD

    Does anyone have Halucination with Borderline? I am seeing weird twisted patterns on my walls.
  19. cpuusage

    A Personal Quest to Unify Eastern and Western Philosophy — Illustrated with Ashok Gangadean

    A Personal Quest to Unify Eastern and Western Philosophy — Illustrated with Ashok Gangadean http://www.thrivemovement.com/personal-quest-unify-eastern-and-western-philosophy-illustrated-ashok-gangadean.blog “Perhaps the single most powerful event facing humanity today is a great awakening...
  20. Jaminacaranda

    Sleep problems

    Not sure where to post this. My partner has been diagnosed with Aspergers, OCPD, chronic depression and GAD. I've been living with him for three years now and I care about him a lot. We are both 'retired'. I've been very happy living with him and feel I've adjusted to his own particular...