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    Another newbie or w/e

    They told me I should post here first. So here it is. I'm 35, "advanced"? but semi-functional alcoholic (at least 10 years of daily drunkenness) and pretty sure I have bipolar II (with a family history of the disorder in varying degrees of severity). I'm certain I'll go into more detail in more...
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    Post-Adolescence Tourette/Tics

    So it has been called a myth that Tourette Syndrome's tics lessen in severity with age. I however, in experience, have not noticed a lessen in severity, in fact, my tics have seemed to worsen over the years. I was not diagnosed with TS until I was 17, however I have had motor and vocal tics...
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    Quetiapine + Citalopram

    I've just found that this combination is working for me and wanted to share. I've been on Citalopram for years and while it has reduced my depression, it did nothing for my serious intermittent suicidal depressions. The older I get, the more I start to talk to myself, get confused, scared and...
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    Left in the sticks. ESA for mental health.

    Been on esa support group for some years. never had a atos meeting. today I phoned the dwp up regarding a review, he said people are reviewed every twelve months but in my case he could not find/see any reviews in the future. years ago when applying for esa I was in psych hospital a...
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    new member

    Chinese, in beijing, suffered from depression before. Here to make friends and help each other. Could i ask: 1)is this a uk site? 2)By proportion of people with mental problems, uk is in what position in a worldwide rank, with respect to the severity?
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    Association between prolactin and thyroid hormones with severity of psychopathology and suicide risk in drug free male schizophrenia

    Association between prolactin and thyroid hormones with severity of psychopathology and suicide risk in drug free male schizophrenia Abstract BACKGROUND: Hormonal deregulation is associated with suicidal risk in various psychiatric disorders. Thyroid hormones and prolactin play a role in the...
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    A question for those with psychosis/psychotic like symptoms

    Do you find that pdocs pay scant attention to your non psychotic symptoms, or adopt an approach of treat the psychotic symptoms which are seen as primary in terms of clinical severity and the other symptoms will also reduce? . I have no treatment specifically for the general/social anxiety and...
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    Initial Severity of Schizophrenia and Efficacy of Antipsychotics: Participant-Level Meta-analysis of 6 Placebo-Controlled Studies.

    Initial Severity of Schizophrenia and Efficacy of Antipsychotics: Participant-Level Meta-analysis of 6 Placebo-Controlled Studies. Abstract Importance: Antipsychotic drugs constitute the mainstay in the treatment of schizophrenia, and their efficacy is well established in hundreds of...
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    Why is it so difficult for us to recover from being suicidal?

    Combat veterans, sexual assault survivors, and other victims of trauma are vulnerable to a condition called Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). People with PTSD suffer from a range of symptoms that interfere with their capacities to enjoy normal life. People who suffered suicidal conditions...
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    Toxoplasmosis linked to greater schizophrenia severity

    medwireNews - Psychiatry - Toxoplasmosis linked to greater schizophrenia severity
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    What Is "severe"

    I have an ongoing argument over access to services. I am told by the local mental heralth trust that they only deal with "severe and enduring" mental illness. I quite appreciate this would be the natural focus of their energies and that assessment of the severity woulsd be a clinical...