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    When I have a cold my anxiety goes away

    Hi All - has anyone else experienced that when they have a common cold that their anxiety disappears? Its opposite what I thought would normally happen ... I thought that if the body was run down and tired that anxiety would go up. But in this case, when my body is run down, my anxiety goes away...
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    Medication

    I am taking SSRIs for anxiety and upped my dosage from 10mg to 20mg 4 weeks ago. A couple of weeks before moving up to 20mg I had a low couple of weeks, with symptoms similar to depression I have experienced in the past. For the last 3 weeks, I have been progressively becoming more depressed. I...
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    Medication

    I am taking SSRIs for anxiety and upped my dosage from 10mg to 20mg 4 weeks ago. A couple of weeks before moving up to 20mg I had a low couple of weeks, with symptoms similar to depression I have experienced in the past. For the last 3 weeks, I have been progressively becoming more depressed. I...
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    Cognitive fog

    Hi, My friend is bipolar. She is presently having bigtime issues with a mental or cognitive fog and is asking for help from others who have experienced the same thing. I can verify that in the 3 weeks since I last saw her: her memory and mental acuity is noticeably "off." She is presently on...
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    Please Help

    I’ve used this forum a couple of times. It’s been so useful. I’m currently in a massive bout of depression but on meds and trying to fight through. I have a drs appointment on Monday and I’m not sure what to do. I have a complete inefficiency when it comes to talking and can pre-plan a...
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    hoping for some direction please

    My therapist says my ex best friend represents something from my past. Does anyone know what this means? Also has anyone experienced this? And finally does anyone know how I can work that out for myself what it represents?
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    Just started self harming

    I'm just fed up with feeling so inadequate and useless. I'm 34, living at home, currently unemployed and a failed drug addict. My feelings about all of this, the shame I've brought to myself and the ongoing pain I've caused to my parents. I also have an inability to act as your average human...
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    Risk of Victimization Is High in Patients With Psychosis, Meta-Analysis Finds

    Risk of Victimization Is High in Patients With Psychosis, Meta-Analysis Finds Posted by psychiatric news alert April 3 2018 Psych News Alert: Risk of Victimization Is High in Patients With Psychosis, Meta-Analysis Finds The worst victimisation I have experienced is from mental health...
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    Mindfulness in trauma flow

    I came across this this morning and thought it was interesting. I’ve never experienced it myself because I don’t have many significant trauma’s in my past, but I can see how it might happen. So it seems to be about a state of ‘flow’ that is entered during trauma processing, which can be...
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    Meaning of voices/psychotic experiences

    Hey, I would like to hear thoughts and opinions about meaning of psychotic experiences. I'm wondering if there is any real logic behind voices and delusions or if they are just products of dysfunctioning and disbalanced brain produced by different kinds of life stressors. After experienced...
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    Panic attack

    Hi, My name is Neil. I was diagnosed with Anxiety a few years ago, and with the help of some medication I manage it pretty well I think, but now and again I get the odd attack, or, period of anxiety. About 30 minutes ago I just had the worst panic attack I’ve ever experienced, it was...
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    Anxiety and converting to physical symptoms

    Hi all, Im new to these forums but im starting to get proactive about my anxiety as opposed to burying it all away. Ive had pretty bad anxiety since i was 17. At that time i was just in a really deep dark emotional place. About 3 years of this, and something strange begin to happen...
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    Need Advice On How To Handle This Please

    I was diagnosed with Dysthymia when I was ten and I have suffered from depression for as long as I can remember. I have gone through many depressive episodes and for the most part I have learned to handle them, but recently things have changed. I seem to be having a depressive episode that I...
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    Mentally ill parent

    Hey guys. I'm Rebecca and I'm new here. Basically my dad is schizophrenic and throughout my life ive had trouble dealing with it. Basically I just wondered if anyone else experienced this and what your coping mechanisms are.
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    in love with my therapist?

    I'm starting to feel like I could be falling in love with my therapist. I mostly started seeing him because of family problems and he's really helped me through it. Has anyone else experienced this, what happened and what did you do about it?
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    I think I have anxiety.

    Hello all I think I may have anxiety, it all started after I abused crystal meth back in my younger years, anyway sometimes in my head I will think of an unpleasant thought, it could be Anything e.g making a fool of myself drunk or even something as small as telling a unfunny joke, a feeling of...
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    New here, trying to deal with extreme anxiety

    Hello everyone, I just came across this site and needed to write a post because I just can't deal anymore. For a quick intro I am 30 years old, married with 2 kids. I have gone out a handful of times in the past 2 years. Going out feels like the most draining thing in the world. Every single...
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    mental health mentions when reporting crimes

    I know been said before but when someone goes beserk with a gun etc, quite a high percentage of reports say the perpetrator has had mental health problems. My point being - yes quite obviously they not rational - but with certain mental health conditions you have no control of your mind and...
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    Schizophrenia A Perfectly Natural Reaction???

    I read that delusions are when the brain can't make sense of reality/cope with reality. The brain reacts by predicting whats happening or going to happen. Maybe the brain goes to such an extreme so that reality isn't as shocking when experienced as a more serious experience is being...
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    First psychotic experience

    Hi I have been properly diagnosed with anxiety and depression for just over a year now, and have been taking fluoxetine(Prozac) for that time. I have also had a problem with self harm. I have recently been tapering my dosage with the aim to come off meds, I am currently on 1 tablet every 2...
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