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Mark Karhan

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Yes. US and BR suffer from the overmedication and two categories stand out: depression and adhd. I think that the third would be related to losing weight. To make matters worse there are many more bad mental health professionals than good ones.

I was watching some specialists in narcissism, borderline and such and it's incredible how many disorders are misunderstood. Very few have the means and the knowledge to treat them.

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I've never sought out professional help towards mental health (in part because I don't trust doctors), but ever since I got really depressed at the start of COVID, I've been paying more attention to the things in my daily life that make me feel better. I've made drastic changes to my diet (after a lot of experimentation). I no longer eat ~80% of the things I used to eat back in high school. Cutting out all the junk food has helped with my ADHD symptoms and eating high fat meals tends to give me a lot of energy without taking away my ability to stay still and concentrate (sponsored by Keto™). Talking to people helps reduce my anxiety even if it's venting to strangers on the internet. I recently watched the second Joe Rogan podcast with Chuck Palahniuk where they ponder over why young people have a tendency to take do crazy things and Chuck gives this analogy of knocking down the idle. The premise is that there are certain things you can do (like exhaustive exercise) to put your mind in a state of tranquility so that you can have a long session of mapping or whatever. Also, don't feel pressured to finish all those maps you've started. Perhaps you don't have anything new to learn anymore in source mapping, perhaps you've found something more interesting to pursue, or perhaps your brain chemical balance just isn't right at the moment for some reason and you gotta go and fix that. The earlier you learn how to take care of your body and your mind, the better. When you get a hold of your mental health, you will feel more productive, everyday things will feel easier to do, and you'll be free from all those self-deprecating thoughts that creep into your mind when you're trying to justify your depression. And like someone else said, psychopharmaceuticals should be your last resort.

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  • 4 weeks later...

Insomnia has been stuck in me since 2020 and I can't fucking stand even, I used to have a pills but now I don't.

Now it's the new year and I think Insomnia will fucking torture my mental health and sanity 


This is fucking suck.

(Almost 12 AM here y'all) :   D


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  • 8 months later...

After watching a psychiatrist and reading some threads in other forums about insomnia, I have to give these tips:

  • Don't watch movies or series, before going to sleep, where each episode ends in a cliffhanger. It keeps your mind "trapped" in that alternate reality
  • In some cases exercise helps because you need to spend energy and exhaust yourself. In some other cases it may be bad because the exercise may make you even more awake than before
  • I don't know the name for this, but it works. What causes insomnia? Most of the time your mind is thinking about things related to the past or to the future. It's very much related to anxiety. One way to trick your brain is to focus on what is about the present. Look at what is right in front of you. Hear the sound of silence. Hear your heartbeats. Feels your feet touching the ground. Feel the cold or the hot. Sniff leaves or something. Breath in and out. Play with your tongue. Even if just for a minute or so your mind is going to stop the negative thoughts and focus on things that are mostly concrete.
  • I've watched another psychiatrist horrified that some patients were taking dozens and dozens of Zolpidem (Ambien) per day to sleep. Jesus!!! It's insane.
  • Some youtube channels out there have sounds of rain that play for 10 hours. I don't know the relationship between white / brown / pink noises with sleep.
  • There are some channels with ppl walking on streets with go pro cameras. They are relaxing more or less in the same way as the sound of rain.
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