Yay more celebrity support for mental health! Go Demi

I read about Demi’s struggles in the tabloids when they first started being invasive and commenting about marks on her arms. It then went on to name some more celebrities that admitted to self harm such as Princess Diana.
I don’t currently like the way the media speculates and talk about self harm as I find it super personal myself and a tad rude to speculate…sometimes it’s not self harm but I guess that’s their job.

Please watch this great video where Demi is super open, honest and well spoken! : D

Are your meds CAUSING your symptoms?

Cause if they are at least you have the comfort of knowing when you stop you will feel better…
Also, in last year’s Scientific American for August , they listed a bunch of prescription drugs that cause or rather do cause mental illness symptoms in a number of patients.
Let’s start with the head!

Prospects an anti hair loss drug used to reverse baldness causes depression and suicidal thoughts in at least 10 percent of its users. This is quite high compared to most other drugs on this list that are less than 1 to cause problems in the population. They believe the cause is due to go lock of a steroid that is derived from testosterone and low levels of this steroid is linked to mood problems.

Zithromax is an antibiotic used treat strep throat ear infections and pneumonia. It is said to cause aggression and anxiety and less than 1. They’re not sure how it does this but it does show that it crosses the blood brain barrier. Many drugs and molecules can’t cross the blood brain barrier so this kind of concerns me I probably would prefer not to take it.

There are two asthma treatments that are said to cause depression digression suicidal thinking and even ADHD unless someone. They are Singular and a common one, Advair. They don’t understand why singulair causes these side effects but they do have some idea why advair causes ADHD dementia symptoms . Fair Work spy relaxing muscles in the airways but it increases a molecule called cAMP. High levels of this molecule are linked ADHD and dementia.

Norvasc  lowers blood pressure but it also can cause insomnia, nervousness, depression, abnormal dreams, anxiety and depersonalization which is a very strange feeling. Its unknown one why causes all these symptoms.

Lanoxin treats arrhythmia and heart attacks. But in 1 users that can cause apathy, confusion, anxiety depression and hallucinations. What the drug does this make my heart beat stronger by keeping and dopamine at nerve terminals for longer this changes the balance of the body since many of the nerves are used everywhere this includes the brain.

Nexium is a common acid reflux treatment medication. Unfortunately it can cause anorexia, confusion, anxiety, insomnia, and sleep disorders and less than one percent of its users . All it does is block stomach acid production but this also inhibits nutrient intake. The article notes that how nutrient deficiencies lead to mental symptoms is not yet known.

Lopressor also lowers blood pressure and treat heart attack. Unfortunately it causes depression in five percent of its patients as well as short term memory loss and less than one percent of its patients. The way it works is that it prevents adrenaline from reaching its target during the stress response in a flight or flight situation the researchers are still unsure how this causes mental issues but I think I lack of adrenaline would definitely cause me to be more depressed

The next biggie is cholesterol drugs. Lipitor (which almost every senior, like my granny, is on), Crestor, and Zocor cause memory loss and depression in less than 1% of user. The article goes on to state since so many people in North America in the world are on these drugs these side effects are probably affecting millions it goes on to quote an article that sounds interesting called “It’s not dementia, it’s your heart medication.” I wonder if doctors look into this instead of assuming a patient has dementia.

Another random result of taking anti depressants

According to the Scientific American, taking antidepressants increases extroversion and decreases neuroticism in depressed individuals. These effects on personality are separate from those on depression meaning this was a side effect.
Not really sure how they separated it but that’s kind of interesting might have something to do with the extra dopamine and or serotonin. I’m sure there are rat studies on this!

Random causes or prompts to jump start mental illness… According to scientific American

I am not sure of when I became depressed exactly. I think it happened at puberty. My mom said it happened when I was about 7 years old . I think I remember being unhappy even at the age of 4 but not depressed until maybe the age of 8. By depressed I mean couldn’t escape my dark feelings, I worried constantly, and that cried frequently for no reason.
Last year’s edition of the Scientific American for August they mentioned some somewhat not so obvious triggers. Spending time in an intensive care unit can cause post traumatic stress syndrome . They often end up with an anxiety disorder. I think any super intense injuries would cause some sort of long-term distress for a while I mean your body doesn’t want to go through that again. Maybe by being hypersensitive you could prevent further problems. I’m thinking in terms of an evolutionary benefit to this over reactivity .
One thing I can’t understand any evolutionary benefit for is postpartum depression . I know this is both deserved in humans and also many animals . I make sense for some animals because they may be lacking resources to take care of a baby or maybe other stressful factors can play a role . I’ve never had a baby myself but it does worry me about getting postpartum depression I know that I don’t want to take medication while I’m pregnant there are thousands of neurons being growing and I really don’t want to cause any damage. I know its my genetics it’s quite high chance but my child will be depressed or develop a mental illness but hopefully with the right education and support they don’t have to suffer at all. In this article it says that some mothers develop obsessive compulsive disorder which actually makes perfect sense on an evolutionary scale because this is your offspring and you’re going to do everything you can to help it survive.
Reading or hearing about a traumatic event might lead to a specific phobia. I totally agree and I think this is not just for people this is for everyone its super depressing and can make you super paranoid as much of it is murders disease and bad news in general I prefer not to know about the news and maybe just find out through someone if it’s really important to me otherwise I can get a bit paranoid but going out late at night .
Another strange link to an onset of obsessive compulsive disorder in children is strep throat . It causes the symptoms the strep throat that is, but once it’s cleared then the OCD  symptoms go away.
Eating more foods seems to be linked to depression and anxiety. It is believed that the trans fats. I know I feel more depressed when I eat a lot of processed foods but I think it might be due to the guilt of eating it and also the sugar highs in the sugar crashes.
One that is not mentioned but I’ve heard I can’t quite remember where, is puberty. This makes quite a bit of sense specially if you’re a girl and are dealing with PMS and tons of estrogen as well as testosterone. They don’t really talk about or warning you about being very emotional at this time. They warned you about having new feelings about other people but I mean you have crushes way before you hit puberty . I think if I knew what these crazy emotional intense periods were I would have dealt with them a lot better and dealt with life a lot better in general .

Ever lied about taking time off/work due to mental health reasons? Almost thought I was the only one!

Work Mental Health problem Cover Ups <————- BuzzFED mental health! : D

I have definitely covered up with a multitude of excuses for being “sick”…..This makes me feel a tad more comfortable for doing this! I have used this for other events as well….

Best thing to say to a suicidal person.

….this awesome and smart guy made this great video I’m response to Robin Williams suicide and just the trend that has happened because of this great loss.
Watch it here.

We make other people laugh to make up for those times we couldn’t….Robin Williams died today.

Apparently, Robin Williams died from apparent suicide.

Sad.
But he was sad…. I hope his family can cope well….
One of my most favorite actors…I will really use this as inspiration?? (Maybe a touchy word considering someone’s suicide is inspiring me).
I will be volunteering with suicidal teenagers soon. Which I am very excited, scared, and happy about.

Abilify works wonders apparently

Works so well I’m so busy I don’t have time to post (sort of).
I only need a reasonable amount of sleep! (7-8 hours). I can actually wake up in the morning.
Here are some celebs I didn’t know that had mental health problems…
http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/5610978?utm_hp_ref=healthy-living#

Studies that anti depressants DO MAKE YOU FAT. .(except wellbutrin)

Here is an article about something I struggle with on a daily basis BUT have come to terms with quite a bit although it took years and lots of suffering from going off drugs to lose weight. Wellbutrin made me skinny but also psychotic…

” Working can, in fact, be part of a structure that can make an illness more livable.” YES SIR

I totally agree with the comment above. work and a regular schedule definitely does help me sometimes. At least help me get back on track with my life if I’ve had a rough patch. Here is the article from which this quote comes from:

http://www.vox.com/2014/6/17/5804014/mental-illness-isnt-just-a-health-issue-its-an-economic-issue