Tagged: mental health

A Summary and Response to Scrupulosity in Patients with OCD published in Journal of Anxiety Disorders

A Summary and Response to Scrupulosity in Patients with OCD published in Journal of Anxiety Disorders

Introduction Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a nasty beast. I find the scrupulous (religious) elements the most ugly b/c unlike the general OCD symptoms I have a much harder time distinguishing which are “legitimate” and...

Surviving the Darkness: A Crash Course in Muddling Through Anxiety, Depression, and So On.

Surviving the Darkness: A Crash Course in Muddling Through Anxiety, Depression, and So On.

Introduction [I originally published this post in April of 2013. Since then it has undergone a few minor revisions. Today I am doing a more extensive review – rephrasing things that might have been...

Sandy Hook, Gun Laws, and Mental Health

Sandy Hook, Gun Laws, and Mental Health

I’ve followed the news about Sandy Hook as much as most average informed citizens – reading articles, listening to NPR/BBC, and so on. I’ve also been following loosely the discussion that has arisen in...

Book Review: Blue Genes (Author: Paul Meier)

Book Review: Blue Genes (Author: Paul Meier)

Blue Genes is written by Dr. Paul Meier, Dr. Todd Clements, Dr. Jean-Luc Bertrand, and David Mandt Sr. It tackles the topic of mental illness from a Christian perspective and was published as a...

Automatic Pill Dispenser

Automatic Pill Dispenser

Update 3/13/13: It appears this solution is already well under way by several capable companies. You can read about eight companies in Jonah Comstock’s article over at MobiHealthNews. The last two, by e-Pill and...

Why I Talk About My Mental Health Publicly.

Why I Talk About My Mental Health Publicly.

Darkness Explained… I speak and post on a somewhat regular basis about my mental health in public forums. On Dec. 15th I wrote a status update on Facebook, “see it now with its foul...

Fiction Book Review: The Bride Collector (Author: Ted Dekker).

Fiction Book Review: The Bride Collector (Author: Ted Dekker).

The Bride Collector by Ted Dekker tells the story of an FBI agent (Brad Raines) who is in rabid pursuit of a serial killer known only as The Bride Collector. In the process Brad...

Free Educational Courses (Online)

Free Educational Courses (Online)

NetCE is an online continuing education provider for various professionals who are required to earn a specific number of continuing education credits per year to remain accredited with the state. They offer courses for...

Omega-3 Supplements (Coromega)

Omega-3 Supplements (Coromega)

Omega-3 is believed to be helpful to the body for all sorts of reasons. The Wikipedia article on Omega-3 fatty acids notes research indicating that Omega-3 can be helpful in battling cancer, reducing cardiovascular...

My First Two Weeks (+/-) with the Zeo.

My First Two Weeks (+/-) with the Zeo.

Thinking of the Poor: I’m not a fancy person in most areas. I try to save my money and spend it on things I think are worthwhile and valuable. For example, sponsoring a Compassion...