Describing a character falling asleep can be frustrating for many […]
Insomnia is fairly common, and many people have suffered from it for either a short period of time or for most of their lives. Writing characters with Insomnia can be a great addition to your story or even serve as an important plot point. However, if done wrong, you may end up either misrepresenting the disorder or even boring your readers.
Writing characters with psychosis in a humane and accurate way is important so that those suffering from this disorder feel represented and seen.
Writing about mental disorders can be a great way of […]
Seasonal depression is a depressive disorder where the onset of symptoms is due to changes in seasons. There are two types of seasonal depression: Wintertime & Summertime. Wintertime depression is the most common type of seasonal depression.
Persistent depressive disorder is a type of depression characterized by a persistent depressive mood for an extended period of time. It usually lasts 2 years or more and although the symptoms are considered to be less severe than that of Major depressive disorder, it is still a debilitating disorder that can affect one’s everyday life.
Major depressive disorder is a type of depression characterized by intense feelings of sadness, a loss of pleasure, and an overall feeling of hopelessness. Someone who suffers from this disorder will typically go through multiple “episodes” of major depression.
Having a mental illness affects your everyday life in many ways. There is so much that comes into writing characters with a mental disorder such as depression and it can be an intimidating task. However, writing these complex characters with relatable struggles can also be incredibly satisfying.