Therapeutic Writing

This already feels strange. And regrettable. Normally I help to write Decatur Family Psychiatry blogs from the comfort of anonymity. I get to hide behind a curtain and share someone else’s story. But today I wanted to write about something personal I’ve recently experienced that had immense therapeutic value. Writing letters I will never send. […]

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The impact of bipolar disorder on your brain

Bipolar disorder, historically known as manic depression, is a mental illness characterized by unusual shifts in energy and mood. One pole of the continuum is mania, which is characterized by emotional highs where there is an exuberance, grandiosity and extreme excess of energy. The corresponding pole it depression where there is despair, morbid rumination, and […]

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