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  1. J

    Hi, I'm John from New Zealand

    Hi, My name is John. I'm from New Zealand and I'm in my 40s. I've suffered from depression/anxiety since my high school days. Initially I didn't know it was depression and thought I was just being weak. In New Zealand we have a culture of being "hard" and it took a popular New Zealand...
  2. Vintage

    Lamotrigine - rapid cycling?

    I have never rapid cycled and i never used to have the mixed state people have talked about, but my time on Lamotrigine has been something resembling both of those. I feel it is more like an antidepressant. This morning i woke at 4 and this would usually signal depression, which i feel, but i...
  3. D

    People's attitude changing when they find out you have a MH issue?

    I have tried to keep my issues hidden for as long and from as many people as possible. It's getting harder as time passes and as I lose control over what others see. I expected lots of people to change towards me.. look at me with pity, wariness, being more watchful, trying to 'keep an eye' on...
  4. Davey Blueeyes

    Does anyone else attend group therapy?

    Thanks to my dual BP & BPD diagnosis I get drugs for the BP (apparently that's all BP people get!) and therapy for my BPD, which is quite complex. I had about 15 months of 1:1 therapy to basically get me ready for group therapy. I am six months into three years of group therapy. There are six...
  5. cpuusage

    Capturing the Still-Practiced Pagan Rituals of Europe

    Charles Fréger: “Wilder Mann” examines pagan rituals throughout Europe (PHOTOS). If you thought Santa’s naughty list was intimidating, chances are you never encountered a Krampus. A beastlike creature that is part of the pagan folklore of Alpine countries including Austria, Hungary, and...
  6. 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...
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    Buckinghamshire

    Buckinghamshire The Oasis Partnership OASIS House George Street High Wycombe HP11 2RZ Tel 01494-898480 Unity House 98 Walton Street Aylesbury HP21 7QP Tel 01296-338008 [email protected] Oasis stands for ‘Open Access Social Inclusion Support’, which is exactly what we...
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    Positive Experiences with Quetiapine

    Hi everyone. Earlier this week I was told by the hospital that they think they're looking at Cyclothemia. I've never heard of it before but after some research I'm coming to terms with it. What I'm not coming to terms with however, is the idea of Quetiapine looking at the side effects it's...