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  1. G

    Quality of Life Concerns.

    How do I find quality of life amidst a life that’s continually ravaged by treatment-resistant bipolar disorder?
  2. SomersetScorpio

    Quality Of Life?

    Since the dreaded New Year, it's really become apparent that I feel my quality of life isn't good. It's got me thinking what others here might define as quality of life and whether or not you feel you've got it to any extent? What gives you that sense of living and not existing? I'm looking...
  3. cpuusage

    Antipsychotic Medication Study Focuses on Patient Experiences

    Antipsychotic Medication Study Focuses on Patient Experiences - Pioneering New Zealand Antipsychotic Medication Study Focuses on Patient Experiences - Mad In America "Response to antipsychotic medication use is widely diverse. "Individual variation appears to rule the day, and what is one...
  4. S

    should i stop exercising ?

    it is associated with increase in manic eposides hearing voices ordering me to stop exercising espaicially running is important for me to maintain my weight and my life quality anything good for me and voices increase and order me to stop what can i do ? thank you friends
  5. Tired Daisy

    I'm really a nice guy

    I have my Titanic home by that I mean its luxury, its got the wow factor like an Edwardian home and I can smoke cigars in front of my mirror by the fire place feeling proud but miserable in a cool posh way and offer you a glass of brandy or a glass of my quality wine. I 'm not a Tory voter or...
  6. Tired Daisy

    Little boxes New Builds

    Ok so I love my house which I rent "council tenant" I got a letter to say that the flats on my estate might be knocked down in 5 years time to make space for new builds for the new affordable homes project. They asked me if I'm interested in a new build which I just tore up the letter...
  7. NicoretteGummed

    Giving Up My Last addiction-Fags

    OK. I've been forced through lack of cash to give up fags. I'm hoping that my GP Nurse will support me in providing me with Patches,Gum, and hopefully Vypers. After I pay my Supported Accomadation Landlady i'm only left with £65 a week. I've never trusted in the purity of Tax Free Cigarettes...
  8. 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...
  9. A

    " how to lose Unwanted weight ?"

    Living a healthier life can not only extend your life, it can also improve the quality. Feeling physically better and having control over your own life can greatly increase your mental health as well. Although there are some aspects of physical and mental health that are beyond an individual's...
  10. E

    Hello everyone

    Hi it's nice to meet you all and find this forum :) - although it's kind of weird and gives me that paranoid sort of feeling like I'm being attention seeking. I am a recent graduate feeling very lost and depressed at the moment. It seems that everyone from university has moved out and got...
  11. B

    In less than a month, my symptoms are significantly reduced

    After putting it off for a significant amout of time, I am now 1 month into anti-depressants. A low grade dose of Porzac. I dont think it's the only thing, but combined with a cleaner diet, more regular exercise (through weightlifting and karate) and mindfulness, I've come to a point where I'm...
  12. E

    How long will they let me stay off work?

    The thought of assessments every six months is going to make my already poor quality of life even poorer. I worry that it is a case of if you are not in hospital once a year, you must go back to work.
  13. rasselas.redux

    The Connection Between Caffeine-Intake and Bipolar Ordure

    I haven't bought a jar of coffee in 2 weeks now. I was averaging about 8-10 mugs of coffee per day. That's high-end consumption. Here are the results of my personal study: Sleep disruption - NO CHANGE Sleep quality - NO CHANGE Sleep duration - NO CHANGE Bouts of insomnia - SLIGHT WORSENING...
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    West Sussex

    Chichester, Worthing, Bognor Regis and Littlehampton West Sussex Horizons Worthing area - 01903 239758 Chichester area - 01243 538878 Bognor area - 01243 840933 Our service caters for the needs of individuals recovering from, or living with mental illness. We aim to provide accommodation...
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    Surrey Oakleaf Enterprise 101 Walnut Tree Close Guildford Surrey GU1 4UQ 01483 303649 [email protected] Oakleaf is the only mental health charity in Surrey working as a social enterprise to provide vocational training for those suffering from mental health issues. We offer...
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    Southend on Sea Trustlinks Westcliff site Growing Together Westcliff 47, Fairfax Drive, Westcliff-on-sea, Essex SS0 9AG. Shoebury site Growing Together Shoeburyness Elm Road (next to The Woodlands) Shoeburyness Essex SS3 9RZ Tel: 01702 213 134 E-mail: [email protected] Opening hours...
  17. BillFish

    Is it all about you?

    Do you ever stop and consider the affect of your illness and resulting behaviuor on those around you, either your family, friends or just those you interact with in your daily life or is it all me me me? My health care, my illness, my wants,my needs, my quality of life, my distress, my...
  18. F

    Psychosis and schizophrenia in adults- NICE quality standard

    NICE quality standards describe high-priority areas for quality improvement in a defined care or service area. Each standard consists of a prioritised set of specific, concise and measurable statements. They draw on existing guidance, which provides an underpinning, comprehensive set of...
  19. pepecat

    Request for potential participants for a documentary on BPD.

    Please note this has been approved by the mods. Dear All, My name is Maximiliano Braun (you can call me Max) and I am a reportage photographer and film maker. I am producing a documentary and photographic reportage on BPD with the aim to help audiences understand it better and help with the...
  20. nonotme


    can I ask about your treatment? I am currently seeing a psychotherapist and have been now for a few years, I see them once or twice a month depending on how I am coping. I am also under the local hospital psychiatrist and see my GP on a four weekly cycle for medication/support. I am also...