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    Learn a new language

    When I was in hospital they told me that hearing voices involved a problem with the speech and language parts of the brain Brocas and Wernickes Areas, the left temple and around the left ear. These areas deal with how we acquire language and how we arrange our thoughts. Language is said to be...
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    Need more help with brother

    I last asked for help sometime ago with my brother Brief recap he was a shut in for 5 yrs had a.lot of issues After 2 yrs of long talks his doc has him on anti depressants and anti psychotic drugs to stop him feeling down and quietense the voices he has learning difficulties and has been like...
  3. J

    Hi I'm new..

    Hi I'm new to online forums. I have diagnosis of bpd, dysthymia and generalised anxiety disorder..I have been in recovery since 2012 and am no longer on anti depressants...for past year.. but have had lots of CBT based therapies the latest being a self esteem course. Learning to manage myself...
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    hello everyone

    my name Sandra, 33 years old from germany. I am lesbian and married with a woman. i am here to exchange with others. I have searched for an english forum because people in Germany know each other and I can be more anonymous here. My english is not perfect, i learning this language i hope you...

    Java course.

    I enrolled in a Java Course (affiliated with a university) 10 weeks ago. It cost me £200. It was a gamble because I had no idea whether it would be good or not. I took the gamble because the uni had a good rating for Computer Science. The course was split into 6 modules lasting 10 days each...
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    Newbie saying hi :)

    Hi all :) Rather looking forward to share my experiences with others and to read what other like-minded people have to say. This is my first time joining a forum, so I hope this will be a positive learning experience for me. Just gonna jump right into it though: How do I know whether my...
  7. F

    Learning disability/learning difficulty

    Posted by LDA America Author and date not given Types of Learning Disabilities In the UK and Europe we tend to call them learning difficulties. Due to my rather significant gap between verbal(better) and non-verbal(worse) ability(It can also work the other way round) although not diagnosed...

    Have you changed?

    I feel I used to be an arrogant twit. Losing my job, going through a mental health crisis has made me more introverted and thoughtful. I thought I was clever but I was stupid and made a hash of things. I like to think I have lost a lot of my arrogance now. I tend to think that I have lost...
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    i dont know if this fits here or else where. Basically asked for my note over 4 months ago and received them yesterday there was over 700 pages and thats only been since the 31/01/17 . So yeh there's been a lot of issues. i had a quick look through my diagnoses this morning as i said to myself i...
  10. S

    I think I might have autism, but I'm not exactly sure

    I just thought I should come here for advice. I brought this up with a doctor who told me to talk to my psychiatrist. Well I talked to her and she was a complete piece of shit about everything and didn't give me any answers. So I'm no longer seeing her. It's just that lately I've been...
  11. K

    Do I have ADD or what?

    Hi, I took haloperidol for 3 years because of psychosis. I should not have been prescribed this but my mother kept insisting to the doctor I was schizophrenic which i wasn't. But I was diagnosed with dysthymia and adjustment disorder in the mental hospital. Could they have diagnosed with...
  12. R

    Hi All - I'm New

    Hi to everyone, Well i'm a psychotherapist, CBT Practitioner, Counsellor and Hypnotherapist from Leeds, UK. I joined a week ago and thought I would finally say hi to you all. This looks like a really interesting site. so I am looking forward to getting stuck in, learning new things and...
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    No more education

    Apart from a brief,unsuccessful, attempt, soon after being diagnosed, at doing history via a correspondence course my education stopped after the first admission to hospital. Three things have prevented me going back despite mental health staff pushing the idea on a few occasions (1) quite...
  14. S

    I think I might have Autism, but I'm not sure. Can someone help me, please?

    I think I might have Autism, but I'm not sure. Can someone help me, please? I am watching a Susan Boyle interview and they're talking about how she found out that she has Asperger's Syndrome. And they talk about how she felt like she didn't fit in back in school and had emotional outbursts, and...
  15. M

    hello !!

    Hello ! I'm 25, I think I have BPD, but I learn to fight every day. I just started seeing someone for my troubles and I hope I will continue to improve with myself and be able to do what I want to do with my life. I'm here for some advice, but maybe more if I enjoy it here :) I love meeting new...
  16. B

    Learning to drive with anxiety??

    Hey everyone. I'm currently learning to drive. I've only had 7 lessons but I'm really struggling with learning to drive as my anxiety keeps stepping in the way. My driving instructor told me last week that I should be getting over my driving fear by now, he doesn't know I suffer from an anxiety...
  17. Kerome

    The Art of Suffering

    This is quite possibly my favourite lecture series by Thich Nhat Hanh, from the Art of Suffering retreat in 2013, a year before he had his stroke. It is all about learning to cope with suffering - which is inevitable because after all we all suffer illness, old age and death - and learning to...
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    Zosimos of Panopolis

    Zosimos of Panopolis A very interesting figure from Antiquity. Worthy of some study & learning. Zosimos of Panopolis - Wikipedia Zosimos of Panopolis | History of Alchemy
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    Depression and Learning

    Hi All! Anyone got any tips on what to do to "switch" my brain on when it comes to learning? I am currently studying at university and find it extremely hard, in fact, nigh on impossible to learn anything. Every time I try and engage my brain to learn I either feel really fatigued (after as...
  20. K

    Learning, University, Career

    Since being diagnosed a year ago, I have mostly recovered in terms of psychosis but am still a bit shaken cognitively and socially. However, I am making progress with reading books and general learning things, inc. about my illness. I would like to take this to the next level and do a masters at...