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  1. SoftRain

    Does anyone take Latuda?

    I started with med probably 3 1/2 months ago. It’s been very effective. I have a coupon for a year with my co pay on my insurance capped at a reasonable price. If it wasn’t for that I couldn’t afford it. Anyone else on it and found it effective?
  2. K


    Has there ever been a study done on schz and efficiency? I know effectiveness was covered by that study with Elenor Langdon in the US where the conclusion was that people with the diagnosis could hold down high functioning jobs except reported ongoing pyschosis. I'm maxing out at about four...
  3. T

    Reishi and Other Allies for Emotional and Spiritual Healing.

    Widely known as an immune modulator, this gorgeous mushroom is also a superb nervous system tonic, both soothing and restorative. Reishi’s calming effect is quite unusual and very difficult to describe, but it is recognizable and familiar. Taken on a regular basis, it promotes deep sleep...
  4. S

    What medication is the most effective to sedate/relax you??

    So most of the doctors around here( I live in Manchester in the UK) & even my psychiatrist is either refusing to prescribe benzos or refusing to increase my dose ( I'm prescribed 5mg of diazepam twice a day only!). So besides benzos which medication ( excluding drugs like...
  5. cpuusage

    Nearly Half Of Antidepressant Prescriptions Aren't For Depression

    Antidepressant Prescriptions Not For Depression Study At this point, about one in 10 Americans is taking an antidepressant, according to CDC estimates. But a new study shows that nearly half of those prescriptions weren't given to treat depression. The study, published as a research letter in...
  6. D

    Help - Paranoia / Think people don't like me / Worried that people talk about me, laugh at me and make fun of me?

    Help - Paranoia / Think people don't like me / Worried that people talk about me, laugh at me and make fun of me? Hi all, I'm new around these parts so sorry for jumping straight in. My issue seems insignificant and minute compared to others, but I'm just looking for help and / or advice if...
  7. E

    Personality Typing and Spirituality

    What's your jungian personality type? I'm an INFJ. 1) Do you believe in personality typing? 2) Do you think that some types are more predisposed to spirituality? 3) What other type systems are you aware of that you think are more effective?
  8. A

    hello there

    I go by M, I am a 22 year old with schizo effective disorder and what I assume to be the beginning stages of MPD. I hope to find help here.
  9. naominash

    Humor as a Psychological Weapon

    Sometimes I don't listen to sermons or self-help when I'm sad. I turn on my favorite comedian, Lavelle Crawford. Many comedians have well documented psychological issues. Depending on how you look at it, that could either mean they're doing something right, or just masking pain that is usually...
  10. cpuusage

    Psychologist Rethinks Psychotropic Medications, Calls for Renewed Dialogue

    Psychologist Rethinks Psychotropic Medications, Calls for Renewed Dialogue Psychologist Rethinks Psychotropic Medications Psychologist and Professor Amber Gum has published the story of her personal journey of rethinking psychotropic medication in a special issue on "The Politics of Mental...
  11. amathus

    GP's should offer CBT to all depressed patients researchers conclude....

    GP's should offer CBT to all depressed patients researchers conclude.... Researchers have called for GPs to offer cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for all patients that have not responded to antidepressants in a study published in The Lancet Psychiatry. The research, funded by the National...
  12. F

    Psychoanalysis and Schizophrenia?

    I've just finished reading Christopher Bollas' newest book When the Sun Bursts, about his work providing psychoanalysis to people going through psychosis. I realised I feel very mixed about it, and I suspect this tells me about my ambivalence about psychoanalysis more generally. Psychoanalysis...
  13. F

    Computerised CBT not effective for depression

    A new UK study reveals that computerized cognitive behavioral therapy (cCBT) is likely to be ineffective in the treatment of depression. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) delivered by a trained therapist is considered to be a highly effective “talking treatment” for depression. Therapy...
  14. cpuusage

    The Human Givens Institute

    Human Givens Institute: Holistic & Scientific Approach To Your Needs Human Needs: The Human Givens Approach To Physical & Emotional Needs Human Givens & Your Needs The principles behind the human givens approach grew out of the work of a group of psychologists and psychotherapists who were...
  15. E


    I would like first to break down and redefine the word addiction. I think it is a highly capitalistic and marketable word; full of human resources and capital that I see in society, becoming the standard of “normal” relations. We all want to be loved and to love. Chemicals have become the avenue...
  16. Gajolene

    5-HTP: Prozac’s True Alternative

    5-HTP: Prozac's True Alternative | Wake Up World Van Praag’s and Young’s work suggests that 5-HTP is more likely to be effective for those suffering an anxious, agitated, aggressive, irritable depression and is rarely effective for those suffering from a severe, vegetative, total “blahs”￾ type...

    Coping with Voices

    Many people with schizophrenia experience hearing voices or auditory hallucinations as psychiatrists call them. These voices are usually nasty or persecutory and can cause the sufferer enormous distress. Often the voices will be in the third person and will constantly criticise the...
  18. Lost_Darkness


    I've been prescribed propranolol for anxiety - my doctor was sure whether it would work as PRN? He said I could take 2-3 a day, or try as needed, but didn't know how effective it would be. Anyone tried it as PRN? Does it work, or would it need to be taken regularly? Thanks.
  19. C

    Winging it: Antidepressants and Plane Crashes

    DavidHealy.org | Winging it: Antidepressants and Plane Crashes The crash last week of the Germanwings plane has shocked many. In view of the apparent mental health record of the co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, questions have been asked about the screening policies of airlines. The focus has...
  20. F

    The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous

    Its faith-based 12-step program dominates treatment in the United States. But researchers have debunked central tenets of AA doctrine and found dozens of other treatments more effective. The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous - The Atlantic