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  1. AliceinWonderland

    A different way to think about personality disorders

    "Here's another way to look at it: little children develop patterns to help them survive, but sometimes those patterns give them trouble later in life. Survival means more than staying fed - it means trying to develop a sense that you matter and are loved. What a task, particularly for tiny...
  2. Midnight.Panda

    Peter Pan Syndrome/Emotionally still like a kid

    Peter pan syndrome is basically when you can't grow up (hence the name). I read about it here. I feel like I might have it.. I am 20-years-old and I feel like I am still so childish compared to everyone else around my age. So much so that my friends and family have called me out on it. I am...
  3. C

    Anxiety - Constantly worrying about adult life

    Hey everyone! I've been having anxiety related problems for 3 years now, and I've been diagnosed with GAD, OCD and Panic disorder. Most times, like at the moment, I can keep my anxiety and intrusive thoughts and worries under control; but for a long time now the recurring theme of my anxiety...
  4. F

    Getting more people into exercise/physical activity

    I think to get more people into exercise/physical activity there needs to be more emphasis on tackling the social ostracization of children who are not good at gymnastics/sport. It is not unusual to be bullied and excluded if you are poor at such things. This can put people off physical activity...
  5. Gajolene

    Massive breakthrough in Scitzophrenia Research released today

    Genetic study provides first-ever insight into biological origin of schizophrenia Partial quote, click link for full article. http://www.broadinstitute.org/news/7823 Over the past five years, geneticists led by the Broad Institute’s Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research and its...
  6. cpuusage

    When the Sun Bursts: The Enigma of Schizophrenia

    Many schizophrenics experience their condition as one of radical incarceration, mind-altering medications, isolation, and dehumanization. At a time when the treatment of choice is anti-psychotic medication, world-renowned psychoanalyst Christopher Bollas asserts that schizophrenics can be helped...
  7. M

    Bullying may have worse long-term effects than child abuse. NHS Choices.

    Bullying may have worse long-term effects than child abuse. NHS Choices. "Bullied children are five times more at risk of anxiety than those maltreated," reports the Daily Mail. A study looking at both UK and US children found an association between childhood bullying and anxiety, depression...
  8. W

    22, passing into adulthood - Feeling very empty and lost interest in life

    22, passing into adulthood - Feeling very empty and lost interest in life Hi everyone, I've never really talked about personal problems here or any other forums but I don't really know what to do now. Recently I've had the strangest feeling - I've had times feeling pretty depressed and...
  9. Gajolene

    CSA related PTSD, Survivors Guilt

    I've had this a while in my files and wanted to share the quoted text as well as the other links below. Also it is normal for young children to be self-oriented. It’s just the natural way children are. The child thinks mostly of how things impact themselves and they try to figure out what to...
  10. M

    Article - Bullied children more likely to hallucinate or hear voices

    Bullied children more likely to hallucinate or hear voices - Telegraph Children who are bullied at school are more likely to have heard voices, have seen hallucinations or be paranoid than those who were not, a study by the Universities of Warwick and Bristol have found. Bullied children are...
  11. B

    dwelling on my past,no idea what to do in the future

    hi,new here and haven't posted an introduction. I have been dwelling a lot on my past and don't know if this is normal? I am a 37yr old single guy with social anxiety and depression and mild agoraphobia. I was wondering if any of you try to remember your past and then instead of remembering the...
  12. A

    As you get older, the less people care about you?

    I don't know how to explain this but hear goes. You know when your young you have the whole future ahead of you and it seems that their is funding for everything, you're treated better in hospital, their are specialist beds in small adolescent mental health units, your helped to reach your full...
  13. M

    Held up by my own mind

    So I remember about 10 yrs ago when I was 18 yrs old, that the concept of adulthood and how priorities and motivations change, was something that simultaneously fascinated and horrified me. I couldn't comprehend how guys I went to school with went from sweaty man-children, to balding guys with...