criteria

  1. sunset547544

    Interviews

    Unfortunately I have been to quite a few of these. They have always been for a techincal role. I know it's kind of Dragons Den situation asking people to make quite a big financial gamble on me, but still I feel like I am always elimated based on some kind of personal bias on behalf of the...
  2. R

    how ill am i some thoughts

    i'm ill emough that the majority of women avoid me, i'm ill enough that when i work i'm considered unfit due to illness. whether i meet the benefit systems definition of illness, how many do? I am getting a certain level of benefits on grounds of illness, i'm not on job seekers allowance, i'm...
  3. N

    Disengaging from services.

    I have just received all my medical notes from Notts NHS trust especially RIO notes which is for my care team can communicate with each other, these log all my involvement and interactions with them. I.e. community nurse (cpn) day center and social worker. It seems they write everything down...
  4. Poppy2014

    Personal health budgets

    Hi, Does anyone have a personal health budget and would mind sharing their story about how they got it? I've just applied for one, however the CCG in my town have finally just informed me that they are not yet offering them to patients who don't have the original criteria of needing health...
  5. C

    To disclose or not... that is the question

    I'm currently applying for a job which has one of those 'guaranteed interview' schemes for people with disabilities who meet the minimum criteria. I'm wondering whether or not to disclose my depression & anxiety - on the one hand it might open up an interview for me, but on the other hand it...
  6. cpuusage

    Most People with Common Mental Disorders Get Better Without Treatment, Study Finds

    Most People with Common Mental Disorders Get Better Without Treatment, Study Finds Most People with Mental Disorders Get Better Without Treatment In The News July 19, 2016 A new study suggests that most people diagnosed with depressive, anxiety, and substance abuse disorders recover without...
  7. F

    'I felt like an animal in a feeding zoo': how eating disorders are treated in England

    'I felt like an animal in a feeding zoo': how eating disorders are treated in England When Ruth Parker, 20, from Leeds, first sought treatment for an eating disorder, instead of being offered support she was – perversely – left thinking that she was too big to be anorexic. After being...
  8. MorganK

    One of the Newcomers

    Hey, I'm Morgan. I just recently got into the bpd scene as someone exhibiting it--I found some acquaintances with bpd and started realizing that I really relate to some of what they talked about. So after some cautious freaking out and digging into it, I talked to my therapist about it. I pretty...
  9. R

    falling out

    i've falllen out with one women friend, about calling her mentally ill, she said she wasn't i said tell that to the dwp, when i phoned up another friend to talk to she was nasty thats the only people i've got, my family aren't there for me i spoke to my brother he was curt my sister down went...
  10. BorderlineDownunder

    New to all of this

    Hi My names Louise and I am a 50 year old female in Australia I was very functional up to about 4 years ago when I had a complete collapse Fast forward and now I have a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder since January It was awful to hear at the time but I've quickly adapted to it...
  11. C

    Borderline Personality Disorder – a feminist critique

    Borderline Personality Disorder – a feminist critique Among my many diagnoses, I have what is known in the UK as Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (Of The Borderline Type), known elsewhere as Borderline Personality Disorder. BPD is described by Wikipedia as “a prolonged disturbance of...
  12. echo66

    Repeated from Local Area Forums....

    Hafal Does anyone here have any dealings with or experience of, Hafal? I have been referred to them via the Mental Health Team and after having read their website, am not sure I really fit their criteria of 'serious mental illness'.... but am having an initial meeting with them in a couple of...
  13. T

    Hi pals, please help me out, I need some examples of irrational anger responses.

    Hi pals, please help me out, I need some examples of irrational anger responses. As the title suggests I'd like to hear other peoples BPD 'irrational response' stories. What happened to make you so angry, sad, or irritable? Did other people with you think you were being 'silly' or 'over...
  14. cpuusage

    Study: 70% of People on Antidepressants Don’t Have Depression

    Study: 70% of People on Antidepressants Don J Clin Psychiatry/Antidepressant Use and Lifetime History of Mental Disorders in a Community Sample: Results From the Baltimore Epidemiologic Catchment Area Study If sales for antidepressants such as Zoloft, Lexapro, or Prozac tell us anything, it’s...
  15. C

    Aberdeenshire

    Banff and surrounding areas The Arches Anderson House 46 Ardanes Brae Banff AB45 1FG 01261 815449 The Arches supports our community by offering confidential support, information and advice to anyone who experiences mental ill-health. We can help you make friends, overcome distress, meet...
  16. BlueBerry

    What is "Madness?"

    Apologies if this has been covered in another thread already. When I'm at my absolute worst (incredible stress, anxiety, paranoia and psychosis) I often think to myself that I've gone mad, but to be perfectly honest I don't really know what the criteria is for "madness". I guess this is...
  17. B

    New here and think I have BPD

    Hi all, :) Well, I found myself here because I feel I have BPD. I've read a lot about it over the years but more so lately because it's become so obvious that I have more of a problem then just "bad days or a bad temper". Looking back over my life, I've realized in a big way that there are...
  18. J

    Dbt and possible schema therapy treatment

    Hi everyone :) I've been to my appointment to start my treatment. I was down for cbt but my key worker said dbt is much more successful treatment for people who have borderline personality disorder. I'm feeling much more positive. She said I fit the criteria and my symptoms should hopefully...
  19. apple

    eligible for DLA but not for PIP

    At the moment I am on ESA and qualify for the lowest rate of care and mobility DLA. The thing is that I just manage on that amount and I hardly go out. Now I am really concerned because going by the criteria for PIP I will not be eligible for it, even though I am for DLA. Is anyone else in...
  20. amathus

    Borderline Personality ~ some symptoms:

    Symptoms There are nine specific diagnostic criteria (symptoms) for borderline personality disorder defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (referred to as DSM-IV-TR, or just DSM-IV) published in 2000 by the American Psychiatric...