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Samantha Mineroff

Samantha Mineroff is a writer, mental health advocate, and aspiring author. In 2018, her paper, “The Rhetoric of Major Depressive Disorder: Performativity and Intra-activity of Emotions in Major Depression” won best seminar paper award at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. At the Poetics And Linguistics Association (PALA) Conference in 2019, she went to The University of Liverpool to present her paper “An Application of Scripts, Schemas, and Negative Accommodation Theory in Leslie Jamison’s The Empathy Exams.” She currently works as a marketing writer for clinical research. She enjoys live jazz, good conversation, and writing letters. You can reach her at sammineroff@gmail.com

What Rapid Cycling Bipolar Disorder Is and How It Works

Rapid cycling bipolar disorder is a pattern of frequent, distinct episodes (manic, hypomanic, depressive, or mixed) in bipolar disorder. This can include four or more episodes over the course of about twelve months and may come and go, depending on the patient’s treatment and course of bipolar. It is not an explicit diagnosis, but rather a descriptor for the kind of bipolar a person is… 

Signs of Bipolar Disorder | 21 Symptoms to Look for

There are many different signs of bipolar disorder, including signs of a manic episode and signs of a depressive episode. Bipolar disorder, which was previously called manic-depressive illness or manic depression, is a mental disorder that causes abnormal shifts in levels of mood, energy, activity, concentration, and the ability to carry out regular, day-to-day tasks. To better understand what this disorder is, it is helpful… 

Breaking Codependency | How to Stop Being Codependent

Breaking codependency can be one of the hardest things that you ever do in your life. Thankfully, there are ways out. Co-dependency is a learned-behavior emotional and behavioral condition that affects an individual’s ability to have healthy, mutually satisfying relationships and can be passed down from one generation to the next. This behavior may lead to destructive and/or abusive relationships. It may also emerge alongside… 

Am I Depressed? Depression Types, Causes, and Treatment

Have you been asking yourself lately, “Am I depressed?” It’s a much more common question than you might think. Depression is a serious (though treatable) mental illness that comes in many different forms. Unfortunately, the media, television, and popular culture oftentimes make depression look a certain way (ie, someone who never showers or gets out of bed). If you’re wondering if you’re suffering from depression,… 

Repressed Emotions | What They Are and How to Deal With Them

You would be amazed what repressed emotions can do to your body and your mind. When I was a kid, I experienced all kinds of strange stomach problems, ranging from bloating, constipation, to feeling overweight and unhappy. I had gone to multiple doctors and specialists, tried a variety of diets, everything from gluten-free to keto to FOD maps. I tried different kinds of exercise routines.…