My reaction to an article defending antidepressants

I just wanted to write a quick reaction to a recent article in the Guardian about antidepressants, as this is something relevant to what I have been blogging about and still perceived as a controversial topic. The article titled ‘Antidepressants work, so why do we shame people for taking them?’ talks about the stigma attached … Continue reading My reaction to an article defending antidepressants

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Other relaxation and anxiety management techniques

So far, I’ve talked about the main anxiety management tools that helped me to get out of the vicious anxiety and panic attack circle and improve my mental health: letting go, meditation and breathing. Each one of them is complex and interconnected with the other. In other words, It wasn’t just me practising these exercises … Continue reading Other relaxation and anxiety management techniques

Breathing

Breathing goes hand in hand with the other anxiety management tools that I wrote about. In my case, breathing is very closely tight with meditation as my most frequently practised form is basic breathing meditation. Breathing is something so simple and natural. We take it for granted and usually don’t pay close attention to it. … Continue reading Breathing

My Meditation

I always knew what meditation was but only really started practising it in September 2016. I began with ‘guided meditation’, which I believe is the easiest way to start meditating if you are new to the practice. The one that I used was this one from iTunes. But even if you just google 'guided meditation', … Continue reading My Meditation

Meditation

Meditation has been a big topic for me. That, combined with breathing exercises and yoga improved my mental health beyond the wildest expectations. Meditation is quite a broad term as there are many different kinds and practices. It is very complex ‘exercise’, which requires years of learning, dedication and training. I am far from an … Continue reading Meditation

Letting Go

‘Letting go’ is not really a panic attack management as much as it is a state of mind. It is a continuous practice of positive thinking and ability to let go and don’t take things or yourself too seriously. But when you master it, then you will truly be the master of yourself.

Anxiety and Panic Attacks

I finally found the time and state of mind to write about this big issue. I have been writing quite openly about my mental health since I started this blog but I promised I would also talk about anxiety and panic attacks management. I don’t have any qualification or authority to talk about mental health … Continue reading Anxiety and Panic Attacks

My Annual MRI Scan

I had my annual MRI yesterday. And there were many firsts. First time in the UK – Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham (scans also examined at JR Oxford University Hospital) First time that I was given contrast dye through cannula (this information is purely for the MRI geeks) First time after a couple of years that … Continue reading My Annual MRI Scan

Mental Health

From the very moment when I decided that I wanted to start my blog, I knew that my mental health would be one of the big topics that I would like to write about. -- CONTINUE READING --