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    Ruminating/worry/irrational thoughts/panic

    Hi all been looking for site like this for a while and just never stumbled across it! Glad I have now 😀. So I've dealt with panic disorder for about 10years now with varying levels of success. Have tried all the pills and potions, benzos, barbiturates, sedating antihistamines, beta blockers...
  2. G

    Loving dangerously toxic people

    Listen I don't use that word lightly. Its almost like a swear word. Defining a toxic person, somebody who puts you in danger, says hurtful things, is careless and inconsiderate to the extreme. There is somebody like this trying to pry their way back into my life from a long time ago, an old...
  3. I

    Drug Testing

    How come in California psychiatrists drug test their patients? This started happening over a year ago. :scratch:
  4. R


    Hey everyone. I'm new here. I have been battling depression and anxiety for my whole life, at least as long as I can remember. A week ago I had my first doctors appointment in about 4 years and was prescribed sertraline. I was hoping some of you could share your stories with the drug or other...
  5. K

    I think I have a depression.

    After watching a video with prof. Sapolsky from Stanford about a depression, an unfortunate realization came to me. First thing first, I began to analyze if it is really so as it seems. And I think it is. Not just because of the symptoms (I even began to have a mood swings), but because of this...
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    HHRT1 Similar experiences?

    Hi, I'm new here and this is my first thread. I'd like to hear other peoples' experiences and how they deal with them. Oh, a little back ground. About 10 years ago I was diagnosed with Paranoid Delusional Disorder and was on meds and CBT for about 3 years. About 9 months ago diagnosis...
  7. S

    Hi everyone have a diagnosis of schizotypal pd

    Hi im 30yrs old and was labelled by my psychiatrist with schizotypal personality disorder 3 years ago but have struggled with the condition since i was about 19 but a family intervention got me medical help and hospitalised were i was properly assessed for a month and officially...
  8. calmsea

    Sensitivity and social conflict

    I just need to vent about this. I hate the way people have treated me throughout my life. Every harm pierces me emotionally. I feel like a child that doesn't know what to do with their emotions. Perhaps worse is that the feelings seem to last for incredibly long periods of time. My close friend...
  9. R

    Ridiculous question - what is normal in a depressed partner?

    Hi, Apologies if I'm posting in the wrong place. I am totally new to this community. I don't believe I suffer with depression, though I recognise significant fluctuations in my mental health over the years, but I have been in an on/off relationship with someone suffering from clinical...
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    So 2 years ago I experimented with some recreational drugs. I had a psychotic break and was experiencing halleucinations and delusions until I realized they were not real and sought help. I began using a medication that relieves all the symptoms. Being that it was a drug induced psychosis, and...
  11. S

    Medication and side effects

    Hi, I am looking for a bit of advice and possibly other peoples experiences if I may. Little over a year ago I was discharged by inpatient facility into my Doctors care and a referral to for psychological help which has only just began. Since then I have been on a cocktail of medication...
  12. S


    Hello all, I have just joined the forum and wanted to introduce myself to you all. I was diagnosed with severe depression and anxiety 9 years ago, but had suffered, to a lesser degree, for quite a few years before the diagnosis. I have been medicated since then. I have tried 4 different...
  13. C

    First time

    Well, second time. First time I harmed myself, it was a few weeks ago. Then I changed meds and felt good. I felt like absolute crap yesterday. Like so bad I couldnt keep self harm off my mind. I had a shower to try and stop it. But it made things worse. I've now hurt my arm. I think it needs...
  14. S

    I started taking Escitalopram two days ago

    I've been feeling a little better since I started taking it. Nothing hugely dramatic. But hopefully it will get rid of my paranoia, delusions, and hallucinations once and for all. When I was on Paxil, years ago, that's what happened. My Dad figured my anxiety was at the root of the problem...
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    Hello everyone! Here's my story of how I got the voices

    I forget when but I became a remote viewer some odd amount of time ago. I think last year. I don't want to sit here and explain what remote viewing is but long story short, I was always in awe of other viewers using it for communication and I set about my own way to use it for communication. I...
  16. J

    Needing positive thoughts

    About 7 months ago there was a wildfire and at the exact same time that I was evacuated from my house I got denied a promotion that I desperately needed. I don't actually remember when I started self harming, but it was bad, all around my feet. I started counseling and saw a psychiatrist and...
  17. A

    Am I over reacting? Advice needed

    Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum so wasn't entirely sure where to post this, but here goes. A few years ago my partner had some kind of break down, he lost a lot of weight, became extremely paranoid, he was convinced that people were tapping the phone line and wanted to kill him. He ended up...
  18. K

    Hi. I'm a new member.

    Hi: Greetings! I just found this place a few nights back. I am so grateful to have found this forum. I have been having such a serious bout of anxiety and depression that I nearly became too exhausted to register or even try the business of using my brain for writing a sentence. I found a...
  19. J

    How to get over it all?

    Hi all, First post here and not really sure if this is the right place to write but here goes. Recently turned 28 and throughout my 20s have suffered with anxiety/ depression/ low self esteem. It all started when my parents got divorced 10 years ago, it was a hard time and bad divorce and my...
  20. B

    Where to turn??

    Hi I am at a loss as to where I am supposed to turn for much needed support. My GP has given up, tried everything, doesn't know what to do. I was discharged from the mental health team about a year ago on the same day I was discharged from CRHT whilst still in crisis....not high enough need...