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psychiatry

  1. J

    Mask of Bipolar - when it starts to crack

    This is something a lot of people dealing with bipolar might identify with. I call it the mask of bipolar. The act you put on when the mania or the depression peaks. Its the thing that causes people to say "you look and sound much better today" when you are either trying to claw your way out...
  2. cpuusage

    Psych Rights

    Law Project for Psychiatric Rights
  3. cpuusage

    Psychiatric Hegemony: A Marxist Theory of Mental Illness

    Psychiatric Hegemony: A Marxist Theory of Mental Illness - Mad In America
  4. G

    Formulation vs Psychiatric Diagnosis

    Alternatives to Psychiatric Diagnosis: Psychological Formulation – Global Summit on Diagnostic Alternatives
  5. Cry-Baby

    Just Got Back From Mental Health Hospital

    I just got back from the mental health hospital yesterday afternoon. I was on a 5150 hold for 72 hours. This was my second time checking myself into that facility. Once again, I made new friends. One was a schizophrenic who believed she was a celestial goddess inhabiting a human's body. She...
  6. ScaredCat

    The psychiatrist who wanted to make madness normal

    Just thought this article was interesting The psychiatrist who wanted to make madness normal - The psychiatrist who wanted to make madness normal - BBC News
  7. cpuusage

    Exploring the culture of psychiatric diagnosis, creating change

    Exploring the culture of psychiatric diagnosis, creating change << Scottish Recovery Network "We are in the middle of an epidemic of mental health problems. It sometimes seems as if the whole population will be soon be diagnosed and taking medication. Politicians of all parties are promoting...
  8. G

    Avoiding psychiatrist appointments

    I am due an appointment with my psychiatrist next month. My last appointment was in October and I didn't go because I don't agree with the diagnosis, he doesn't listen and is very dismissive. Also he won't agree with my reducing the meds. I was officially discharged from other contact with...
  9. A

    How to help a friend?

    Hi all, I'm new here, sorry if I'm posting in the wrong section. I would like to ask for advice. I have a good friend whom I suspect to be a suffering schizophrenic. I met him when I first moved to LA. I ended up living with him for a few weeks and right off the bat he seemed a bit odd. For...
  10. M

    We don't want you getting too dependent on services...

    that was said to me when I came to the CMHT with a possible BPD diagnosis,I was told you are with us six months while you get your therapy and thats your lot six months later.... I now have a social worker, two support workers overseen by occupational therapist who see's for for one to one...
  11. shaky

    Crisis in Psychiatric Beds echoes Orwell's Animal Farm

    http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lancet/PIIS0140-6736(17)30149-6.pdf
  12. T

    Psychiatrist appointment

    My psychiatrist appointment is looming. I am very scared. I don't want to go anymore because I am scared of this psychiatrist. The reason I am scared is because of something they said to me the last time I had an appointment. I know my rights but I know they have broken the law(and I know...
  13. cpuusage

    Psychiatric Diagnoses: Labels, Not Explanations

    Psychiatric Diagnoses: Labels, Not Explanations - Psychiatric Diagnoses: Labels, Not Explanations
  14. E

    Mr. is not up to snuff ... or stuff

    The Debut: Sesame Street - Snuffy's debut - YouTube This episode of sesame street was written in the big book of psychiatry (The DSM) and was brought to you by the number 1 and the dollar bill .. $1. Now stick out your tongue and say "Awe .... Thanks!"
  15. Nikita

    1 in 6 Americans take psychiatric drugs.

    1 in 6 Americans Are Now on Psychiatric Medication | Wake Up World And are Magic Mushrooms a Better Treatment for Anxiety?
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