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Today, I want to talk about #depression how it feels to me & how hard it is for me to identify that I am depressed when I am depressed.
What you should know is that depression never presented for me as it does in the commercials.

My life didn't suddenly stop. I wasn't looking forlornly out a window or sitting quietly with my head in my hands or isolating myself from everyone.
Instead, it appeared that I did things as I normally did.

Everything was just hard, no, wait, everything was just so fucking harder.

Everything felt impossible, but I trudged through it anyway.
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What's missing in most theories of #depression? Anger and conflict.

Theoretical model w/ @kristensyme: anthro.vancouver.wsu.edu/documents/685/…

* Sadness/grief: adaptive response to adversity without conflict.
* Depression: adaptive response to adversity with conflict.
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1. Conflict is a key concept in evolutionary approaches to behavior. Adaptive responses to conflict often involve costly behaviors, eg, fighting, which are NOT pathological!

What's the evidence that folks suffering depression, which is costly, are angry & enmeshed in conflict?
2. CONFLICT

Many of the most potent risk factors for major depression, such as physical and sexual assault, serious marital problems, legal problems, robbery, and job loss, are prima facie instances of social conflict.
ajp.psychiatryonline.org/doi/full/10.11… Image
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This is a relevant meta-analysis:

Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Biomarkers in Patients With Unipolar #Depression Compared With Healthy Control Individuals ja.ma/3EAO4xt a través de @JAMAPsych part of @JAMANetwork .

1/ What are the main results? A small🧵😉
2/ It is a systematic review & meta-analysis of 97 studies. CSF levels of interleukin 6 and cortisol were higher among patients with unipolar depression. Levels of homovanillic acid, γ-aminobutyric acid, somatostatin, brain-derived neurotrophic factor, amyloid-β 40, were lower. Image
3/ There were no significant differences between patients & controls in the metabolite levels of serotonin and noradrenalin. Too much heterogeneity regarding these biomarkers. Lower levels of the dopamine metabolite, homovanillic acid (SMD -0.26) & GABA (SMD -0.50) were observed Image
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TY @innodim for inviting me to speak! My cognitive PEM wouldn’t let me be great but I appreciate her encouragement & summary! Want to be sure my main points are clear in re to Black Maternal #Mental Health, Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders #PMADs, & disparities.#AIMART #BMHW22
I am no expert, so I'll share what I know. Black mothers are more at risk of #PMADs & are less likely to receive treatment b/c the structural social & economic inequities as a result of #antiBlack #racism & #misogynoir in this white supremacist patriarchal society.#BMHW22
“Close to 40% of Black mothers will suffer from postpartum depression [(PPD)]” OR ‘Systemic racism & sexism harm Black mothers which manifest as PPD for a reported ~40%.’ Addressing these risk factors associated w PMAD is key:
Lack of access to high-quality medical care
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Aujourd'hui, après 32 années à m'auto-flageller, à subir des crises d'angoisses, à avoir vécu un burn-out puis une longue dépression, je comprend finalement ce qui a toujours "cloché" chez moi depuis mon enfance. Le diagnostique est enfin tombé (Thread) :
"Votre enfant est toujours dans la lune", "Il est trop renfermé", "il ne participe pas au cours", "Il s'isole du reste de la classe et se laisse embêter par les autres", "Il est sans-cesse submergé par la tache", "Il doit faire des efforts".
Et aussi : "Concentre toi plus!", "fais mieux", "bouge toi un peu!", "tu es fainéant", "Sois plus attentif!", "tu ne travail pas assez, tu veux finir caissier?", "Si les autres y arrivent, ça veut dire que toi aussi tu peux!".
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#worldhealthday22
What if we tell you the reason for your degrading health & increasing mental health problems is the degrading health of our #MotherEarth. Yes, it's true, know #HealthIsWealth every single time with every single action when we indulge in destruction of ...
Our Planet we instigate damage to our health.
Truth is it's a vicious cycle, #Carbon is the cause of the sickness from #health to #Mentalhealth to the health of #MotherEarth . One thing leading to the another....
zeal for development causes deforestation, which causes an increase in carbon in the atmosphere, which causes climate change this causes ecosystem losses -losses to livelihoods scarcity of resources all leading to a Climate Emergency. ....
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I read somewhere [I wish I could find the source] that #ADHD affects executive function that precludes the ability to see the end-result of a task. Not knowing this makes completing the simplest of tasks both nearly impossible and filled with anxiety. /1
This has been tumbling around in my brain for quite some time. Pair that with attending my younger brother's wedding got me asking the question whether or not this is why I don't really date and remain single at 36 years old. /2
Granted, #COVID19 is a huge factor right now but I usually go years between relationships and I ended my last one pre-pandemic. Part of me feels like there's no point; it seems nearly impossible to find someone around here who has any kind of energy and social consciousness. /3
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@MondayNightIBD @DCharabaty @pfizer @JanssenUS @TakedaPharma @BonumCe 3/ 👋@MondayNightIBD crew
#MentalHealth in #IBD:
⬆️Anxiety & depression
✅Patients experience medical trauma & Post-traumatic stress symptoms (PTSS)

👉Treat-to-target approach inc.⬇️disability & ⬆️QoL
⚠️Yet #MentalHealth is often overlooked in #IBD
#MondayNightIBD #GastroPsych Image
@MondayNightIBD @DCharabaty @pfizer @JanssenUS @TakedaPharma @BonumCe 4/ 📌#Depression in #IBD
👉 21% of #IBD pts vs 13% healthy pts

⬆️ 90-day readmissions
⬆️ Surgeries
⬆️ Unnecessary CT-scans/CLN
⬆️ ED visits
⬆️ Annual cost ~$18k

🚨Bi-directional effect
⚡️Poor #MentalHealth 🔁 Poor self-mgmt
⚡️⬆️ inflammation 🔁 ⬆️ depression
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@MondayNightIBD @DCharabaty @pfizer @JanssenUS @TakedaPharma @BonumCe 5/ #Anxiety in #IBD
👉 19% of #IBD pts vs 10% healthy pts

🚨Bi-directional effect🚨
⬆️Anxiety = risk factor for IBD & IBD = risk factor for anxiety
⬆️Inflammation 🔁 ⬆️Anxiety
#MondayNightIBD #GastroPsych Image
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While #science thought us that we can even cut and paste #genes with #CRISPR technology…even with that we only influence 3% to 5% of #chronicillness. The rest depends on #how you #live your #life!!! So how do we #SelfRegulate our #body?
1. Good #sleep is more important than most think! What happens during sleep? The fluctuation of consciousness…that we call the waking state. But in many wisdom traditions of the world, the waking state is merely a lucid dream that consciousness is having…
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#LongSeelenthread
#Depression
#ProtectOurCareworkers

Nun bin ich seit genau 4 Monaten und 1 Tag aus dem Klinikbetrieb raus. Ich war psychisch ganz weit unten. Mein Leben hat sich grundlegend verändert. Ich verlor völlig den Halt.
So sehr, dass ich nicht mehr leben wollte.
#Depression fickt einen immer dann, wenn man es am wenigsten brauchen kann.

"Die seelische Gesundheit ist das A&O."

"Du musst resilienter werden."

"Genieße den freien Tag."

"Erhol dich im Urlaub gut."

"Genieße die Sonne."

Sätze die in Kliniken und Heimen genau so fallen.
Depressionserkrankte können damit nicht viel anfangen. Es bleiben Floskeln, die die Hoffnung sowie subtil die Forderung beinhalten, dass man sich (gefälligst) um sich selbst kümmern sollte, bevor man noch krank ausfällt und nicht mehr arbeiten kann.
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The Gut #Microbiome is implicated in the pathogenesis of inflammatory arthritides & other health conditions

Gut dysbiosis is a broad term relating to an 'imbalance' of gut microbiota associated with an unhealthy outcome

I find this an interesting topic with several unknowns

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"Gut inflammation is strongly associated with #Spondyloarthritis (SpA), as exemplified by the high prevalence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and the even higher occurrence of subclinical gut inflammation in patients with #SpA."

nature.com/articles/s4158… Image
"Gut #Microbiome composition differs across regions and ethnicities, changes over time, and can be influenced by multiple factors, including, among others, diet, lifestyle, hormonal cycles, disease, comorbidity..."

'Gut microbiome in #Rheumatic diseases'
ard.bmj.com/content/80/11/… Image
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5 years ago I gave up my dream of becoming the greatest female rapper in Africa.

I was suffering a deep, dark depression.
Today I own a Tech Start-up, I have new life & I’m Recording again!

Here’s what I have learned about giving up your dreams, Depression & Finding yourself
You are an Artist, You are NOT your Art.

Over the years I had become identified with what I did —Eva The Rapper - I didn’t know myself beyond that.

It has taken years of persistent introspection, meditation & patience to know myself and stand apart from my work.
I now understand the Depression as a Spiritual experience- a shedding of old layers, the stripping away of illusion, a coming face to face with all that isn’t so I can see what IS

I am not my thoughts, I am not my Body. I am not my accomplishments. I AM

//not medical advice
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Today, we’re spotlighting #gender doctors who aren’t afraid to tell the truth.

First up: Dr Ilana Sherer of @UCSF @PedsOnCall. Ilana has said that her clinic has mental health care professionals “rubber-stamp” children’s diagnoses. Src: (1/11)
@UCSF @PedsOnCall Does Dr @dianeehrensaft1 of @UCSF, who has no right to use the word d*ke, expect us to celebrate the disappearance of #butch #lesbians? Butches were the backbone of our community until drs started medicalizing them away. Src: (2/11)
@UCSF @PedsOnCall @dianeehrensaft1 According to Dr Kellyn Lakhardt, Kaiser-Permanente @aboutKP in Oakland, CA has performed a cosmetic mastectomy on a 12-year-old and cosmetic genital removal on 16-year-olds. This IS happening to minors in the US. #healthcare Src: (3/11)
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THREAD: Everything is connected.

And so many of our modern societal problems & issues stem from disconnection.

This thread is about both connections b/w socio-cultural issues (connecting the dots) & also about connections between people. Those 2 things are connected.

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What we have here is human disconnectedness caused - in part - or at least greatly contributed to - by technological (over)connectedness. Another big contributing factor, I believe, is our traditional gender norms around #masculinity.

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Think about the phenomenon of employer “ghosting” during an interview process when they aren’t giving a candidate the job. I’ve learned it is quite common these days to not let that person know. You just stop communicating.

#ghosting #recruiting #HR

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Today, we’re taking a look at the effects of artificial testosterone on the female body. #Testosterone is prescribed to healthy female children at gender clinics across the US. Its side effects include #depression, type 2 diabetes, blood clots, and high cholesterol. (1/8)
A recent scientific study found that artificial testosterone also increases females’ risk of heart attack. Src: archive.is/xArCg #healthcare (2/8)
Artificial testosterone and artificial estrogen both increase the risk of metabolic syndrome (MetS) when used for “#transition.” That means higher risks for heart attack, stroke, and diabetes. Src: archive.is/CTq8q #health (3/8)
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🧵12 scientific Twitter accounts you should go follow for the latest updates on #GutMicrobiome-host interaction research: 🦠👩‍🔬🧪⬇️

#aging #immune #nutrition #probiotics #brain #SciComm
1/12. @bykriscampbell - Kristina Campbell, MSc, is a #SciComm extraordinaire. Her tweets give excellent summaries of cutting edge #GutMicrobiome-host publications primarily #FMT #probiotics and #Disease
2/12. @john_damianosMD - Dr. John Damianos tweets about all things #Microbes and #Medicine. We're talking #Probiotics, #IBD, and more, from the prospective of a clinician.
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Question of the day: What do hormone blockers, artificial hormones, and genital surgeries do for mental health? Let’s look at the scientific evidence. (1/12)
Known side effects of #pubertyblockers like Lupron incl. #depression, insomnia, and memory problems. Src: archive.md/knXWf (2/12)
The Tavistock @TaviAndPort gender clinic’s own records indicate that children experience a “‘statistically significant’ increase in suicide risk after taking blockers for a year.” Src: archive.is/zrIFB (3/12)
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#Thread
In my year 1 at UNIMAID I met this girl on SMS chat called Afrochat we started getting along, talking long day and night even with her friends. She stays in YABA, along Oyingbo. We were both excited after the first BOKO HARAM issues in 2009.
we managed to finish the 100 level and we agreed to meet for the first time. A poor boy that want to be real to his girlfriend had refused to borrow clothes, shoes, and cars to impress but appeared real.
I have saved about 15k for the meetup and my first medical textbook #Clinically Oriented Anatomy by #Keith L. Moore. I have very good timberland, combat chinos, and a red strip Thomas Pink shirt. One of my friends is omo Jaye Jaye that knows how these babes behaves had advised me
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Long post about a personal and horrifying experience with Dr. Shehan Williams, a so called consultant psychiatrist.

I accompanied my friend on Thursday evening (03rd February 2022) to Nawaloka Hospital for a consultation as he has been suffering from depression.
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Our number was 17 and the time given was 8.40 pm but as it was our first appointment with this doctor, so I told him lets go a bit early just in case.
So, we walked into the hospital at around 7.30 pm. There was no nurse near the channelling room.
So I walked up to the nurses station and asked the nurse what the ongoing number was.
She said they are taking patients on how they walk in and not based on the appointment number.
Despite having the digital screens, the ongoing number was not displayed.
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WHY MEDS WORK AND WHY ITS NORMAL TO BE HESITANT TO TAKE THEM AT FIRST: A thread 🧵(slightly long read so bear with me)
Today was the 1st group meeting of the sem! I usually have silent panic attacks every meeting & mask it by staying silent since everyone in my group sounds so smart & they know what they're doing as opposed to me who's not been able to generate a single dataset in the last year +
I was diagnosed with anxiety & depression a couple of months ago - I was really really scared to take meds since I couldn't believe I wasn't strong enough to produce the chemicals I needed. It took a great deal of persuading from my psychiatrist to start them and cut to today, +
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#MeinePrivatinsolvenz
Es ist zeit darüber zu sprechen.
Es betrifft viele aber kaum Jemand traut sich darüber zu reden. #Privatinsolvenz und die Macht der @SCHUFAHoldingAG.
Du willst eine Wohnung? Vergiss es! Selbst mit Dringlichkeitsschein KEINE CHANCE. Erstmals Kontakt mit der Angst vor Obdachlosigkeit. Jahrelang stand meine Schwester im Mietvertrag. Das Glück einer solchen Schwester hat nicht jeder.
Internetanschluss mit Privatinsolvenz? Immer dasselbe. Erst die Willkommensnachricht nach Onlineantrag. Dann kommt einfach nichts mehr. Erst nach nachfrage erfährt man. "Es tut und leid ihnen Mitteilen zu müssen..." Stundenlange onlinerecherche (ohne telefonvertrag und internet)
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“He didn’t respond to my message, he must be ignoring me!”

Isn't it irrational to make definitive assumptions, when it is impossible to know with certainty, what other person thinks?

Thoughts like these are "Cognitive Distortions"
THREAD 🧵 ahead

#TherapistsConnect #CBT
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So,
What are Cognitive distortions ❓
-Automatic and self-reinforcing irrational thought patterns
-Self-statements that are either mildly misinterpreted or entirely inaccurate
If left unchecked, they can become stuck in negative feedback loops of unhealthy thinking.
#CBT (2/17)
Types of #CognitiveDistortions include:
1️⃣ 𝐁𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐑𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 💪

- 𝘾𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙪𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙮 on trial to prove that your opinions and actions are 𝙘𝙤𝙧𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙩

-Being wrong is 𝙪𝙣𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙠𝙖𝙗𝙡𝙚

#CognitivePsychology #Anxiety #Depression #CBT (3/17)
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January is a good month for #meditation
The days are short
The long hours of darkness make us want to sleep more and hibernate like the animals
Meditation is easier and more productive this time of year
I rise well before dawn while it's still dark
I light a candle before my meditating Buddha
I make tea and sip it before settling in
I wrap a blanket around me
Close my eyes and begin my mantras
Peace and stillness settle within my soul
I am peace
I am love
I am bliss
I am joy
I am health
I am abundance

These mantras come and go and shift from one to another

Pure bliss
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