Hello everyone –
new additions to this site have been very scarce. The main reasons for this virtual hibernation are OCD-related, but also a late diagnosis of ASD (autism spectrum disorder) played a huge part. I hope to write some chapters dedicated to these matters – because I think we can learn from such issues, and thereby turn not-so-positive experiences into helpful stuff.
I played around with starting a new blog, and integrate my older postings into the new one, which should be more structured. But this project didn’t have a real lift-off, for the above – yet.
Now that my circumstances got more stable, I just said to myself: please, Frank, don’t ruminate on how it should turn out, that new blog, don’t get stuck in the planning phase (hallmarks of OCD).
So I just started.
So I have the pleasure of inviting you to the new beast. It’s scope is wider: since OCD has a few pretty close brethren, it will also be about ASD, and SUD (substance use disorder, or addiction). In addition, I will write about clinical depression (major depressive disorder, MDD), and schizophrenia (SCZ).
Yes, it’s much, very much. It’s about disorders that are devastating and incapacitating, I can’t emphasize that enough. I hope to raise awareness about these diseases a bit.
But it is also rewarding. Insight means knowledge. It also offers mental handles to properly and decently deal with patients. The knowledge will eventually become part of one’s intuition. I went through this process myself, and it’s a great route to go.
Together we can gradually eliminate misconceptions, misunderstandings, ignorance, things that can have damaging consequences for sufferers of the above afflictions.
Now I have the honour to re-direct you, readers, to the Son Of This Site, namely: That Site:
(Please don’t laugh…)
It’s in its infancy, of course.
Finally, I want to thank all of you for tuning in again and again. And sending nice compliments… only yesterday I found a sidebar with your messages, and I must admit that I shed a couple of tears, because my first effort meant something to people out there.
Thank you. Very much so.
Best to all, Frank.