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    Becoming emotionally numb on purpose

    I'm starting to become emotionally numb on purpose (I found out that I'm that type of person that anti depressants make them emotionally numb) and I really enjoy it. Anyone here in my situation? How long have you been numb for? Also, what is the maximum Cirpalex (Lexapro) you can take a day...
  2. C

    Being cut off from my children via court order

    Because I'm cut off from my children via court order where the past diagnoses was used as a weapon it is torture. I grieve often over my kids. Psychiatry exploited my family circumstances and exploited it to cause maximum pain and suffering.
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    Do you have to keep upping how much mg of anti-depressants your using?

    in order for it to be effective, i would assume you would need to carry on increasing the dosage, whether monthly or even weekly. just like how if you train your muscles in a gym you have to up the weights in order to see improvements beyond the maximum you've gained at a certain level.. yes or no?
  4. keepsafe

    Thought I would check in not out - trigger maybe

    Hey I thought I would just post a bit - Been in hosp some 6 weeks ago now section 5.2. for eight days only and it was a killer - voices new highs, didn;t realise I could scream but OMG I can and very loud indeed. I have since completely unravelled. Been posting horrible stuff on here if you...
  5. H

    annoyed at new gp

    i told him i was suicidal 2 weeks every month due to pms and he said nothing about it. he referred me for a screening appt with the pimary mh team as i ask that as i want to do cbt for a separate issue. god knows how long that is going to take. i was going to ask for diazapam or similar to see...
  6. E

    1 & 1/2 week without voices.

    It's been about 12 days without voices. I have been getting very good sleep, over the course of the last 12 days. I think for me a lot of the voices are related to "lack of sleep". Tonight I heard a voice that tried and successfully distracted me. Recently my medication has been upped to the...
  7. bluemoon2

    Do you ever get physically ill with anxiety?

    Whenever I get very stressed out (to it's maximum point) I get physically ill and sick with my anxiety, it's happened a good few times - the most recent being a few months ago where I couldn't eat (despite being very hungry) without my body throwing it back up and since then I have had short...
  8. D

    Ron Coleman put this on facebook

    This looks like a great opportunity: We are planning a three day residential on preparing for recovery in November the course will start on a Tuesday Evening and finish Friday afternoon the course has been designed for consumers family members and workers and will follow closely our learning...
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    North Yorkshire

    Northallerton Mental Health Support 2 The Link Crosby Road, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL6 1DG 01609 780758 Drop in Drop In at Centrepoint is open each Monday and Wednesday from 9.30am to 12.30pm and on alternate Sundays from 10.30am to 2.30pm. Day support services MHS Day Centres...
  10. Gajolene

    Strategies for Coping With Trauma, self help tips,

    Emotional and Psychological Trauma: Symptoms, Treatment, and Recovery Emotional and psychological trauma recovery tips Recovering from emotional and psychological trauma takes time. Give yourself time to heal and to mourn the losses you’ve experienced. Don’t try to force the healing process...
  11. Françoise

    obligation to feel anxious?

    Hello! These questions have been going on in my head for a while now: If you could (in a magical world) live without stress or anxiety, do you think you would feel guilty about it? Do you think you would have less/more success in life? Do you think you have to feel anxious because people...
  12. S

    20 year denial.....

    Hi People, I am a 42yo man living in Australia and have had bipolar since my early twenties. During this period I have only stayed on medication for a maximum of a month at a time and probably a maximum of 5 months in total! During this time I have also had a major gambling/marijuana habit which...
  13. everywhichwaybutnormal

    I need help(I really do!)

    How can i convince myself not to cut my own face off? :'( its really getting to me now ive been wanting to self harm for about 2 days now and along with my other effed up thoughts im now having suicidal thoughts again my head is all over the place with emotions running wild and free i just...
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    Why wont they diagnose me?

    Ok my psych said i had a severe psychotic episode, hearing voices,delusions,social withdrawal,paranoia. I'm on the maximum dose of olanzapine 20mg and i have been on that for about 2-3 years can't remember. I still hear the odd voice, but the paranoia is still very strong. I have OCD which he...
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    Withdrawal and side effects

    What withdrawal effects have you had after coming of a medication and what side effects have you had while you were on a medication. I'm on the maximum dose for the antipsychotic medication olanzapine and the only side effect i have had is weightgain. I've heard the withdrawal effects of...