I’ve chosen to stop running through the rain when I’m caught without an umbrella. I’m learning to settle into my imperfections and unpreparedness while learning to live with the consequences.

Charles Tadros, M..D.

September 5, 2022

Saint Louis, Missouri

It’s OK to love someone who is hurtful and toxic, while keeping them at an arm’s length. This includes family and friends, as well as former business and romantic partners.

Being a good person does not include standing by, silently, while being endangered, shamed, embarrassed, controlled, or abused.

Charles Tadros, M.D.

September 3, 2022

Saint Louis, Missouri

A hangover is, in part, due to an acute withdrawal from the previous night’s alcohol consumption. Hangovers may happen with the consumption of just one alcoholic beverage.

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hangovers/symptoms-causes/syc-20373012

https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/brochures-and-fact-sheets/hangovers

Charles Tadros, M.D.

September 3, 2022

Saint Louis, Missouri

Pediatric and adolescent angst…

https://nyti.ms/3e9luKJ

Ci, the gender non-binary person from Utah, described the physical symptoms of panic attacks (not the physical symptoms of depression, as Ci had stated) starting in the 3rd grade.
Both diagnoses can give debilitating symptomatology. Both diagnoses often cohabitate the same sufferer.
The misinterpretation of symptoms (by a patient/client) and the misdiagnosis by a medical professional may send a patient/client down the wrong path of therapies for years.

As an aside, many who suffer with undiagnosed, or untreated, panic disorder will often become depressed due to the persistent dysfunction and disability from the panic.

For a variety of reasons, many of our pediatric and adolescent population develop extremely uncomfortable psychological symptoms (loneliness, sadness, fear, shame, embarrassment, anxiety, abandonment, etc).
If there is a significant delay in communicating, or a total lack of communicating, these symptoms to an appropriate, helpful, adult, then the natural drive to “self-explain”, or self-treat these psychological discomforts falls on the youngster, who has to use any source or means available to their young minds.
Often there are seemingly adequate explanations for these discomforts, by observing their friends and family, or by watching and listening to a variety of media.
Self-treatments (anything to decrease the internal tensions and unpleasant feelings) for these youngsters include everything from avoidance, to isolation, to distractions (e.g. screentime), to self-medication, to self harm.

Charles Tadros, M.D.

August 30, 2022

Saint Louis, Missouri

IS THE WAY THAT YOU THINK, SPEAK, AND ACT WHILE AWAY FROM WORK CONSISTENT WITH HOW YOU PERFORM THESE ACTIONS WHILE AT WORK? IF NOT, THEN YOU ARE NOT BEING INTERNALLY AND EXTERNALLY CONSISTENT. YOU ARE NOT WALKING YOUR PATH. THIS DISSONANCE CREATES TENSIONS WHICH, EVENTUALLY WEAR YOU DOWN, EITHER PHYSICALLY OR MENTALLY. EVENTUALLY, ALL THIS COMES CRASHING DOWN, AFFECTING YOUR PERSONAL LIFE AND YOUR FINANCIAL HEALTH. IT MAY TAKE YEARS, EVEN AS LONG AS DECADES, TO REACH THIS BREAKING POINT, BUT YOUR MIND’S NEED TO RESOLVE (or at least decrease) THESE INCONSISTENCIES IS UNRELENTING.

Charles Tadros, M.D.

August 26, 2022

Saint Louis, Missouri

CHILDHOOD TRAUMA AND NEGLECT AFFECT US, BUT DO NOT HAVE TO CONTROL US…

Parents’ behaviors may range from somewhat to totally pathological.  Often this is due to their own mental health issues, ignorance, how they were treated, or how they were taught to raise children.

I’m a firm believer that our traumatized adults (who may have everything from personality issues, to depression, to anxiety, to PTSD to ADHD) have to be shown/taught WHAT their parents did/didn’t do to them/for them (identify and put a name to the actions), potentially WHY the parents did such things (often admitting there is no way for us to know for sure), ACCEPTING (not forgetting, but not necessarily forgiving, either) that these events happened, then with current talk therapy and other techniques, UNLEARN habits/behaviors/internal talk, while REPLACING these habits/behaviors/techniques with more healthy/less dysfunctional habits/behaviors/techniques.

The hardest part is the FORGIVENESS OF ONE’S SELF for the shame, guilt, and the lost/wasted: time, money, energy, opportunities, and relationships.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/childhood-emotional-neglect/202208/raised-parents-low-emotional-intelligence

Charles Tadros, M.D.

August 25, 2022

Saint Louis, Missouri

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