professionals

  1. The Owl

    I have spent all day waiting.....

    For a visit from the complex case team!!! Its a new idea I thought it might help me to overide all the rubbish I have had to deal with lately... My appointmentwas 1.30pm it's now gone 4pm still no one has arrived. I have to go to my GP now.... This is a rubbish start. Why cant professionals use...
  2. static void

    What's the difference between major depression and disthymia in bipolar disorder?

    What's the difference between major depression and disthymia in bipolar disorder? I know that the symptoms of chronic depression are the same as major depression, they're just less severe. But how do professionals judge how severe it is? How can the patient know if she's experiencing one or the...
  3. Mark_01

    Addiction and Psychosis

    Does addiction and psychosis have anything in common? I don't drink or do drugs, so I can't be cured by stopping. The opioid problem here in America have "professionals" saying addicts belong in the mental health system. I don't know if that is right.
  4. Cazcat

    Fertility Treatment and Mental Illness

    Hi, wasn't quite sure where to put this. Just wondering if there's anyone with a serious mental illness who has been/is going through fertility treatment. My husband and I have just been referred to the fertility clinic and the GP has warned us that they will do extensive digging into both our...
  5. burt tomato

    How would you like be to treated?

    I am convinced that 90% of people don't care about my mental illness. They don't want to know, and don't care about it. I could be wrong. I am wondering how you would like people to treat you? Your friends, family, strangers, professionals? What do you feel is a normal reaction?
  6. S

    Do people see people with BPD as dishonest?

    I feel lately since getting this diagnosis that I don't get taken seriously by so called professionals. I'm either assumed to be having relationship trouble or just attention seeking.
  7. M

    Kindness

    Hi, I keep being told by the "professionals" to be kind to myself. I can be kind to anyone else but too myself is a big no no. I basically hate myself and need to punish myself. I don't know where this has come from but I am now becoming very isolated M
  8. cpuusage

    Gail Hornstein: Why don't mental health professionals take first-hand accounts of madness seriously?

    Gail Hornstein: Why don't mental health professionals take first-hand accounts of madness seriously? Gail Hornstein: Why don't mental health professionals take first-hand accounts of madness seriously? Gail Hornstein: Why don't mental health professionals take first-hand accounts of madness...
  9. G

    Mental health stigma against mental health professionals

    Mental health professionals | Stigma | Bipolar disorder | Blog | Time To Change
  10. F

    How do people with psychosis use online health information, and do they tell their clinicians?

    How do people with psychosis use online health information, and do they tell their clinicians? The accessibility of the internet is changing the way people learn about their illness, with “Dr Google” (as some health professionals may derogatorily call it) only a few search terms away. The...
  11. W

    Fear of the end

    Hi i'm 18 and i have GAD. First i thought it was hocd but a year later it came back with fear of other things. Now im affraid of atom bombs. I am going to get a professionals help tomorow. I hope i can beat it before it gets in the way of my job i don't want to lose it.
  12. cpuusage

    What Does It Mean to Be Called 'Crazy' in a Crazy World?

    What Does It Mean to Be Called 'Crazy' in a Crazy World? | Alternet A call to rethink madness and our responses to it. It has become increasingly mainstream to criticize psychiatry for its corruption by drug companies, invalid diagnoses, lack of long-term treatment effectiveness, and other...
  13. L

    What information should I give to mental health services?

    Hi, I am diagnosed with a severe mental illness. Firstly. Are there certain things you shouldn't tell mental health professionals? Separately, I have an SW, a CPN and a mental health doctor. I also have a PIP assessment interview soon. I'm worried that if I tell the PIP assessor that I...
  14. cpuusage

    Why Anti-Authoritarians are Diagnosed as Mentally Ill

    Why Anti-Authoritarians are Diagnosed as Mentally Ill By Bruce Levine, PhD Blogs February 26, 2012 (Note: Read Bruce Levine's latest post: Anti-Authoritarians and Schizophrenia: Do Rebels Who Defy Treatment Do Better? In my career as a psychologist, I have talked with hundreds of people...
  15. N

    how to act with MH professionals

    hello all, i was wondering about people's experience of their own behaviour while with doctors, nurses, MH professionals etc. I find it virtually impossible to open up or be remotely myself with them and i wondered how other people cope For me, I find that the moment i'm talking to a MH...
  16. R

    misdiagnosed

    So for 20 years I have been diagnosed with schizophrenia. Now all of a sudden I am told I have trauma from an abusive childhood and it's a personality disorder. I'm not sure how to feel about this? I mean... if you were treated for cancer only to be told it was all s mistake would you...
  17. F

    Understandings of spirituality and its role in illness recovery in persons with schizophrenia and mental-health professionals: a qualitative study

    Understandings of spirituality and its role in illness recovery in persons with schizophrenia and mental-health professionals: a qualitative study Abstract Background Spirituality has received increased attention in the psychiatric literature; however, it remains underexplored on a global...
  18. J

    Still at a loss...?!

    Hey all. New to this forum. I have just moved to my area and joined a new doctors. I told the nurse (When i had my first app at the gp surgery) that I really want to speak to someone about my mental health. She said there were no gp appointments for a while but I could speak to an advance nurse...
  19. shaky

    Mental Health Taskforce report

    At last, te report is out https://www.rethink.org/taskforce Key recommendations Secure care: better approaches to commissioning so that people do not stay longer than necessary in secure or other restrictive settings. •Access to high-quality services close to home: ensuring that local...
  20. cpuusage

    More comprehensive & humane understandings & approaches to schizophrenia/psychosis

    More comprehensive & humane understandings & approaches to schizophrenia/psychosis View of self as mind, body, soul & spirit within environment - biological, psychological, social & spiritual/transpersonal paradigm - Integral/Holistic - Intimations (a small selection) - Symbols of...