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    fear of going to the hospital

    "Hi guys, My mother is in her late 50's, and she is a very healthy person for her age. She enjoys a good morning workout, and frankly, I think she is more healthier than me. Lately, it seems, she is suffering from blurred vision. She is finding it difficult to drive the car and even concentrate...
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    Hi Guys, I am here to know more about the fear of going to hospitals. My mother has it and I am trying to help her.
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    Very anxious/scared about upcoming surgery? Any tips?

    Hey guys, Maybe you can help me. I have a surgery in a little over a week and I am absolutely terrified. As a little bit of background I have been diagnosed with GAD and OCD. I have periods of time where my anxiety does not bother me, almost to the point that I start to think maybe my anxiety...
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    Something I read

    I think I read somewhere once that often, people with schizophrenia who can't tell that they are being delusional have no problem telling when someone else is being delusional. I seem to recall when I was in hospitals for my mental illness, I thought some of the other people were acting crazy...
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    What its like to live in a mental hospital

    Thought id share my experiance of living in a mental hospital. I was sectioned for the second time. This time although i was talking out loud i wasnt delusional. The docter who assessed me outside my prison cell overheard me talking about fluoride in water. Subsequently i was sectioned. They...
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    Mental hospitals

    For those who were hospitalized,was your stay there helpfull? I have been 5 times hospitalized .For how long were you hospitalized and what meds did you recieve? I am on Clozapine and Haloperidol and they were ok at first but now i still keep having delusions and halucinations.Yesterday I had a...
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    I'm sorry. I feel like I've lied to you all.

    Hey everyone, I wanted to originally post this in the other mental disorder section but there is not a section for factitious disorders. I guess it's a form of self harm. I don't know how to admit this. But. I think I might have Munchausen Syndrome. ... I... Have a diagnosis of bipolar...
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    My theory on psychosis...

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    Early Psychiatric Hospitals & Asylums

    Diseases of the Mind: Highlights of American Psychiatry through 1900 - Early Psychiatric Hospitals and Asylums
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    Getting treatment for mental illness and physical symptoms- recommendations?

    Getting treatment for mental illness and physical symptoms- recommendations? I was diagnosed with anxiety and depression back in 2014 but looking back I've had it much longer. I have all sort of physical aliments (back pain, tension headaches, IBS, sleep problems) which have been linked with...
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    Spiritist Psychiatric Hospitals in Brazil

    Visit Spiritist Psychiatric Hospitals in Brazil with Emma Bragdon | EmmaBragdon.com
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    After the Asylum: How America's Trying to Fix Its Broken Mental Health System

    After the Asylum: How America's Trying to Fix Its Broken Mental Health System Patients with mental illness are being detained in emergency rooms, often for weeks at a time. Now some states are rethinking the entire psychiatric care system. After the Asylum: How America's Trying to Fix Its...
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    Cumbrian hospitals

    Anyone experiences of a&e in Cumbria and experiences of being admitted to a Cumbrian ward? Thanks
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    Discussing euthanasia

    Today I met up with my dad, my psychologist and the hospital's head psychologist and discussed getting euthanasia. They took it very seriously, said they now understand the extent of wanting to die and they support doing it this way rather than someone finding me dead in my room. They advised to...
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    Cardiff County

    Cardiff Cardiff Concern Regal House Gelligaer Lane Cathays Cardiff CF14 3JS 02920 664410 [email protected] Monday to Friday 10am - 9pm Cardiff Concern is a charitable counselling service run by Christians. At present, we have 30 volunteer counsellors who have been professionally...
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    Your experience of hospital?

    I mean strictly mental health hospitals or psychiatric wards, or any hospital dealing with mental health issues. I was reading this article online just now... A Day in the Life of a Mental Hospital Patient | World of Psychology ...and I couldn't help noticing certain some similarities, but...
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    don't know how much longer I can do this...

    I'm new here and this is my first post... I suffer from Borderline Personality disorder, manic depression and anxiety nd panic attacks. I am currently 18, I have been self harming since I was 8 but only started self harming when I was 11. I have been self harming ever since. Recently I have...
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    Can PIP Assesments be done at our own Homes?

    Sorry cant find the Benefits Section ?? I was wondering can a PIP Asessement be carried out in our Own Homes ? Like Atos do for people who cant get out due to their conditions. I read they can are doing them in Hospitals as well ?
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    Fear of Death and the Body

    Been going through a tough time. Would appreciate any advice. 1. Disgust of Body Anyone ever felt uncomfortable about the body. If you think about all the parts and and blood swirling around, it's pretty discomforting. 2.Fear of Dying I'm terrified of dying (dying, not death). And...
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    CQC finds ‘unacceptable’ variation in quality of dementia care

    People with dementia are being put at risk of substandard care by an ‘unacceptable’ variation in the quality of treatment provided at care homes and hospitals across England, a review by England’s social care regulator has found. The Care Quality Commisson’s Cracks in the Pathway report...