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The Gift of Dysfunction
29 minutes | Jul 17, 2020
What is ADHD
In today's episode, one The Gift of Dysfunction, Alexandria talks about ADHD! Tune in to learn what it is, how to get diagnosed, and how to get treatment.Sources:https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/adhd/index.html https://chadd.org/for-adults/overview/ https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/adhd/symptoms-causes/syc-20350889 https://www.betterhelp.com https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists
18 minutes | Jul 2, 2020
Why should you take a break?
In today's episode of The Gift of Dysfunction, Alexandria explains where she's been since March and why taking a break is so good for your mental health.
22 minutes | Feb 28, 2020
What is PTSD?
In this episode of The Gift of Dysfunction Alexandria explains what PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) is and shares a little bit about her story.Trigger Warning: Suicide and Rape are mentionedSources:https://www.medisafe.com/ https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/post-traumatic-stress-disorder/symptoms-causes/syc-20355967 https://www.ptsd.va.gov/understand/what/index.asp https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/index.shtml
18 minutes | Feb 14, 2020
What are the 5 Love Languages?
In today's episode, Alexandria talks about Gary Chapman's book "The 5 Love Languages" and how they can be used for self-love.Sources:https://www.5lovelanguages.com/
24 minutes | Feb 1, 2020
What are antidepressants?
In this episode, Alexandria talks about her experiences with antidepressants, what they are, and what to expect when you first start taking them. She also shares some tips for getting through the first month, and some tips on how to help your loved ones who are just starting to take them for the very first time.Sources:https://www.medisafe.com/ https://www.healthline.com/health/how-to-help-a-depressed-friend#warning-signs https://medical.mit.edu/faqs/antidepressants https://wa.kaiserpermanente.org/kbase/topic.jhtml?docId=ty6745 https://www.health.com/condition/depression/weighing-the-ups-and-downs-of-taking-antidepressants https://www.everydayhealth.com/emotional-health/depression/top-mistakes-people-make-with-antidepressant-medication/
18 minutes | Jan 17, 2020
What is Autophobia?
In this episode, Alexandria talks about autophobia, the fear of being alone, and shares some tips on how she manages it herself.Sources:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autophobia https://www.healthline.com/health/autophobia#symptoms https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319816.php#management-and-treatment https://www.helpguide.org/articles/abuse/domestic-violence-and-abuse.htm
17 minutes | Jan 3, 2020
What is Dysfunction Anyway?
Join Alexandria as she explains exactly what Executive Dysfunction is and how it can affect everyone in their daily lives. Sources https://developingchild.harvard.edu/science/key-concepts/executive-function/ https://www.webmd.com/add-adhd/executive-function#1 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Executive_functions https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Executive_dysfunction https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genie_(feral_child)
2 minutes | Dec 18, 2019
The Gift of Dysfunction - Trailer
The Gift of Dysfunction is a podcast dedicated to those living with mental illness and the dysfunction it can bring into your life. It is a safe space where we can discuss stories and tips to make your day just a little bit better. The Gift of Dysfunction is hosted by Alexandria Fitzgerald, a waitress from Arkansas who deals with Executive Dysfunction on the daily just like you.
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