My personal experiences with psychosis - Hallucinations and delusions. Sorry for the poor lighting, I forgot to turn the light on.
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www.nami.org My experience with going to a support group for the first time.
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I did this video so you could see a glimpse of my insomnia and hypomania Please comment and tell me about your experiences. I'd like to know if and how this happens to others. Also check out my written blog at: http://mood-disordered.blogspot.com/
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I was experiencing very intense emotions and hallucinations. I am in a mixed episode. I am also a rapid cycler. I have ups and downs or more times a year. Meds help to lessen the severity of my disorder, but I still have these episodes.
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I had my hearing this morning and it went well. I now have disability benefits! Myler Disability: Web Address: www.mylerdisability.com Email: email@example.com Phone: 800-652-9626 Address: 758 E 930 S #100, American Fork, UT 84003 Mailing Address: PO Box 127 Lehi, UT 84043
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DISCLAIMER: *The content in this video is for informational and educational purposes only..Please take this information and discuss it with your counselor. * From Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Disorder Personality By Marsha Linehan. 1993 Guilford Press. - Avoid words like ALWAYS and NEVER. - Practice looking at other points of view. - Remember that no one has the absolute truth. - Use "I feel' statements. - Remind yourself that the only constant is change. - Accept that different opinions can BOTH be legitimate. - Consider that we ALL have good and bad qualities. - Check out your own assumptions--do not put words into other people's mouths or expect others to read your mind. - Try to appreciate how different from each other we all are and and what a gift that is. From Skills Training Manual for Borderline Disorder Personality by Marsha Linehan. 1993 The Guilford Press.
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DISCLAIMER: *The content in this video is for informational and educational purposes only..Please take this information and discuss it with your counselor. * Observe: - JUST NOTICE THE EXPERIENCE. Notice without getting caught in the experience. Experience without reacting to your experience. - Have a "TEFLON MIND", letting experiences. feelings, and thoughts come into your mind and slip right out. - CONTROL your attention, but not what you see. Push away nothing. Cling to nothing. - Be like a guard at the palace gate, ALERT to every thought, feeling, and action that comes through the gate of your mind. - Step inside yourself and observe. WATCH your thoughts coming and going, like clouds in the sky. Notice each feeling, rising and falling, like waves in the ocean. Notice exactly what you are doing. - Notice what comes through your SENSES - your eyes, ears, nose, skin, tongue. See others' actions and expressions, Smell the roses. Describe: - PUT WORDS ON THE EXPERIENCE. When a feeling or thought arises, or you do something, acknowledge it. For example, say in your mind, "Sadness has just enveloped me",... or... "Stomach muscles tightening"... or... A thought 'I can't do this' has come into my mind."... or..." waling, step, step, step...." - PUT EXPERIENCES INTO WORDS. Describe to yourself what is happening. Put a name on your feelings. Call a thought just a thought, a feeling, just a feeling. Don't get caught in content. Participate - Enter into your experiences. Let yourself get involved in the moment, letting go of ruminating. BECOME ONE WITH YOUR EXPERIENCE, COMPLETELY FORGETTING YOURSELF. - ACT INTUITIVELY from wise mind. Do just what is needed in each situation - a skillful dancer on the floor, one with the music and your partner, neither willful nor sitting on your hands. - Actively PRACTICE your skills as you learn them until they become part of you, where you use them without self-consciousness. PRACTICE: 1. Changing harmful situations 2. Changing your harmful reactions to situations. 3. Accepting yourself and the situation as they are. From Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder by Marsha Linehan. 1993 The Guilford Press.
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A brief discussion about taking psychiatric medications during pregnancy. http://www.nami.org/Template.cfm?Section=bipolar_disorder&template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=84897 http://www.epigee.org/mental_health/meds_pregnancy.html http://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0815/p629.html
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This video is what has been happening with me for the past few weeks.
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Lately I have been sleeping for long periods and I am really tired all of the time. I don't know if it is depression or a side effect from my medications or something completely different.
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Will I Ever Be Good Enough? Healing The Daughters Of Narcissistic Mother's by Karyl McBride
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*The content in this video is for informational and educational purposes only..Please take this information and discuss it with your counselor. * Cluster A A. Pervasive pattern of relationships in a restricted range of expression of emotions in interpersonal settings, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of context, as indicated by four (or more) of the following: 1. Neither desires nor enjoys close relationships, including being part of a family. 2. Almost always chooses solitary activities. 3. Has little, if any, interest in having sexual experiences with another person. 4. Takes pleasure in few, if any, activities. 5. Lacks close friends or confidants other than first-degree relatives. 6. Appears indifferent to the praise or criticism of others. 7. Shows emotional coldness, detachment, or flattened affectivity. B. Does not occur exclusively during the course of schizophrenia, a bipolar disorder or depressive disorder with psychotic features, another psychotic disorder, or autism spectrum disorder and is not attributable to the physiological effects of another medical condition.
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DISCLAIMER: *The content in this video is for informational and educational purposes only..Please take this information and discuss it with your counselor. * Validation does NOT mean that you AGREE or APPROVE of behavior. In fact, VALIDATION IS NON-JUDGMENTAL. VALIDATION STRATEGIES: 1. FOCUS ON THE INNER WORTH OF THE PERSON, whether it is yourself or someone else. 2. OBSERVE--Listen carefully to what is said with words, expression, and body. If you are self-validating, HONOR YOUR EXPERIENCE BY SITTING QUIETLY WITH IT, knowing it for at least a few moments. If you are validating someone else, use good, eye contact, nod, be one-mindful in your focus on them. 3. DESCRIBE--NON-JUDGMENTALLY STATE THE FACTS OF THE SITUATION. 4. STATE THE UNSAID--Note the presence of feelings, beliefs, etc... that have not been voiced: ":You seem to feel angry, but also hurt by what that person said to you. If validating yourself, identify primary emotions. If anger is obvious, explore your feelings of any shame, hurt or disappointment that may be hiding beneath. 5. FIND WHAT IS TRUE/VALID ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE and note this. Without feeling that you have to agree or approve of the experience, find a piece of it that makes perfect sense, and validate this. If validating yourself, perhaps you realize that the thoughts you are having are "irrational," however, validate that they exist and are powerful in the moment. If validating someone else, even if you disagree with their behavior, find something that you can empathize with--"When you get that angry, you want to strike out at someone."
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I am experiencing extreme moods swings. I do not feel well. I have also stopped taking my Seroquel and I have not been sleeping. I am in need of help.
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DISCLAIMER: *The content in this video is for informational and educational purposes only..Please take this information and discuss it with your counselor. * WHAT IS VALIDATION? It means telling someone that what they feel, think, believe, and experience is: REAL - LOGICAL - UNDERSTANDABLE SELF-VALIDATION is when you are able to QUIETLY REASSURE YOURSELF that what you feel inside is real, is important, and makes sense. Emotions thoughts, and sensations are all experiences that we sometimes doubt in ourselves. We ask ourselves: DO I really feel this? SHOULD I feel this way? (Is it the "right" thing to feel, even if it inconveniences someone else?). We may look around us and try to guess what other people in the same situation feel, or what others EXPECT to feel. This happens because we have been told at some point that we should not trust what our inner experience tells us. We actually trust other people MORE than ourselves. Sometimes when we self-invalidate, we spend a lot of time and energy trying to prove to others and ourselves that our experience is real, and makes sense. This often results in conflict or crisis. In DBT, we are learning to validate others because: ...IT HELPS OUR RELATIONSHIPS GO BETTER ...IT CALM INTENSE SITUATIONS SO THAT WE CAN PROBLEM SOLVE. We learn to Self-Validate because: ...IT QUIETS DEFENSIVE/FEARFUL EMOTIONS SO WE CAN PROBLEM SOLVE. ...IT ALLOWS US TO LET GO OF THE PAIN AND EXHAUSTION THAT CONSTANT SELF-JUSTIFICATION AND SELF-DOUBT REQUIRES. VALIDATION IMPROVES THE QUALITY OF OUR LIVES.
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Romantic relationships & me
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I am wondering, during a rapid speech moment, I can become aware of what is happening and try Opposite Action - Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), writing to help me focus and slow down, whilst being creative by choosing a healthy and productive way to help my symptom of rapid speech from Bipolar Disorder?
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DISCLAIMER: *The content in this video is for informational and educational purposes only..Please take this information and discuss it with your counselor. * Handout 1 Skills for tolerating painful events and emotions when you cannot make things better right away. DISTRACT with "Wise Mind ACCEPTS." Activities Contributing Compare Emotions Pushing Away Thoughts Sensations SELF-SOOTHE the FIVE SENSES. Vision Hearing Smell Taste Touch IMPROVE THE MOMENT. Imagery Meaning Prayer Relaxation One thing at a time Vacation Encouragement PROS AND CONS From Skills Training Manual For Treating Borderline Personality Disorder By Marsha Linehan. 1993 The Guilford Press.
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DISCLAIMER: *The content in this video is for informational and educational purposes only..Please take this information and discuss it with your counselor. * Wise Mind helps us to know the truth. When we are in wise mind we are peaceful, balanced, and open to seeing the bigger picture. Emotion Mind: We are in emotion mind when our emotions are in control of how we think and how we act. Emotion mind can be good and bad. It can make us care deeply about other people, fight for what we believe in, and stick with difficult tasks. But emotion mind can also cause us to act without thinking about the consequences. Reasonable Mind: we are in reasonable mind when we are thinking clearly and logically. Reasonable mind can be good and bad. It can help us follow directions, make plans, into and do our schoolwork. But, reasonable mind can also prevent us from paying attention to our feelings, being spontaneous, and exploring our creativity. Wise Mind: we are in wise mind when we have the feeling of knowing the truth. Wise mind brings reasonable mind and emotion mind together. It is knowing by observing, thinking logically, feeling, and experiencing. We are using lies mind when we trust our intuition. Using wise mind is seeing the whole picture, when before we only saw the parts. From Skills Training Manual for Borderline Disorder Personality by Marsha Linehan. 1993 The Guilford Press.
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This video is showing how I am going inot a hypomanic state. It is not full blown mania. I am wide awake and feel no need for sleep and want to connect with everyone in the world, while cleaning my house.
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This is a small example of my mother dismissing my ideas because she does not understand why I would not want to do things her way. There is more than one way of doing things, and it does not make me wrong, I just do things differently than her.
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*The content in this video is for informational and educational purposes only..Please take this information and discuss it with your counselor. * Communication that blocks compassion Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life By Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D
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DISCLAIMER: *The content in this video is for informational and educational purposes only..Please take this information and discuss it with your counselor. * Non-Judgmentally: - See but DON'T EVALUATE. Take a nonjudgmental stance, Just the facts. Focus on the "what," not the "good' or "bad" or "wonderful," the "should" or "should not." - UNGLUE YOU OPINIONS from the facts, from the "who, what, when, and where." - Accept each moment, each event as a blanket spread out on the lawn accepts both the rain and the sun, each leaf that falls upon it. - ACKNOWLEDGE the helpful, the wholesome, but don't judge it. Acknowledge the harmful, the unwholesome, but don't judge it. - When you find yourself judging. DON'T JUDGE YOUR JUDGING. One-Mindfully: - DO ONE THING AT A TIME. When you are eating, eat. When you are walking, walk. When you are bathing, bathe. When you are working, work. When you are in a group or a conversation, focus your attention on the very moment you are in with the other person. When you are thinking, think. When you are worrying, worry. When you are planning, plan. When you are remembering, remember. Do each thing with all of your attention. - If other actions, or other thoughts, or strong feelings distract you, LET GO OF DISTRACTIONS and go back to what you are doing - again, and again, and again. - CONCENTRATE YOUR MIND. If you find you are doing two things at once, stop and go back to one thing at a time. Effectively: - FOCUS ON WHAT WORKS. Do what needs to be done in each situation. Stay away from "fair" and "unfair," "right" and "wrong," "should" and "should not." - PLAY BY THE RULES. Don't "cut off your nose to spite your face." - Act as SKILLFULLY as you can, meeting the needs of the situation you are in. Not the situation you wish you were in; not the one that is just; not the one that is more comfortable; not the one that.... - Keep an eye on YOUR OBJECTIVES in the situation and do what is necessary to achieve them. - LET GO of vengeance, useless anger, and righteousness that hurts you and doesn't work. From Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Disorder Personality by Marsha Linehan. 1993 Guilford Press.
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This is me heading into depression. I am starting to feel bad about everything and just want to crawl in bed and sleep until I feel better.
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Becoming aware of what I am feeling and deciding if I may be showing signs of possible bipolar disorder symptoms. SAD: Guilty Ashamed Depressed Lonely Bored Tired Remorseful Stupid Inferior Isolated Apathetic Sleepy MAD: Critical Hateful Selfish Angry Hostile Hurt Skeptical Irritated Jealous Frustrated Sarcastic Distant SCARED: Anxious Insecure Submissive Helpless Rejected Confused Overwhelmed Embarrassed Inadequate Insignificant Discouraged Bewildered JOYFUL: Hopeful Creative Cheerful Energetic Sensuous Excited Optimistic Playful Amused Stimulating Fascinating Daring POWERFUL: Faithful Important Appreciated Respected Proud Aware Confident Discerning Valuable Worthwhile Successful Surprised PEACEFUL: Content Thoughtful Intimate Loving Trusting Nurturing Relaxed Pensive Responsive Secure Thankful
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