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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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    Being bullied into harm?

    I'm really struggling at the moment. I don't know if a specific group (can't get specific as it'd make me very identifiable and can't handle that) are deliberately bullying me or if they're trying to gaslight me, knowing I'm ill, or if it's all in my head? Over the last two years, they've...
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    trying to flush out antipsychotic meds

    Can anyone help. I was given invega sustenna monthly dosage and a booster shot. I haven't felt myself since then. I have no ambition anymore, I'm not happy. It sucks. Is there a specific pill I could take to counteract it or a specific food or herb.
  4. I_Want_Inner_Peace

    Hi Everyone

    Hello! I hope to meet people here for support or to learn from each other. I have suffered a long time from emotional problems/mental illness. I’ve seen therapists before but each one had slightly different ideas of what specific disorders I have. I also had an account in a forum called Social...
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    Keep writing down specific words

    Hi All i am a former OCD Patient , i recovered several years ago .. but i have that weird (let me call it habit ) that whenever i have a pen in my hand or sometimes i pick a pen to just write those specific words down many times :" Thank you and the end " separately , so my question is : is this...
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    Family Concerned

    Hi, I am writing on behalf of my sister (who is tech-challenged) - she is looking for some help and answers about her son (my nephew). We are both very worried about him and we have no idea where to start. I am unsure if this forum supports family members, but if not and someone could point...
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    Family Member - Help!

    Hi, I am writing on behalf of my sister (who is tech-challenged) - she is looking for some help and answers about her son (my nephew). We are both very worried about him and we have no idea where to start. I am unsure if this forum supports family members, but if not and someone could point...
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    Just so very tired...

    Sigh. Hello. I'm new here. I'm struggling and need a place to vent that isn't burdening my husband and the rest of my family even more than I already do. I'm 39 years old and have "issues" (ha. that is my mom's word for what happens with me. :) ) since I was 5. About 12 years ago, I was...
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    People Say I May Be Autistic or a Sociopath

    Recently, a friend was talking about me and had began discussing how I was most likely a sociopath. Then the other friend soon agreed. And later, the second friend's mom said it was probably actually autism. [I was told of this conversation days later by friend 2] I've been informed that...
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    Is it Normal?

    One thing that has come apparent to me over the last 6 months or so is that I have two different mindsets or personalities. I find that I have periods where I am extremely motivated and positive about my studies and the future, and then there is the opposite side of things were I feel like I am...
  11. Fear203

    Fear of bad thoughts coming true ???

    Hi guys ! My name is Jack and I have really bad OCD... I'm new to this forums and I signed up so that I can hopefully talk about it and get it off my chest because i haven't really talked to anyone about it yet. I have fear of bad thoughts , and it's been haunting me for a while now... and...
  12. Gajolene

    The difference between CBT and DBT

    What’s the Difference Between CBT and DBT? | Psych Central Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of the most commonly practiced forms of psychotherapy today. It’s focus is on helping people learn how their thoughts color and can actually change their feelings and behaviors. It is usually...
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    I wish my landlord would give me notice when sending workmen around

    Right now I can't go in to the bathroom because there's a plumber in there, now he's doing essential work (my toilet has been leaking for a while), but I wasn't expecting him - I'd not been told when he was coming, I knew he was coming at some point but I wasn't given a specific day/time. If I'd...
  14. Fluffymum

    Why isn't there a DID forum?

    Anyone know why it's quite a distinct diagnosis and experience and would help if people could talk about it in a specific forum.
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    OCD And Routine

    Hello, I am in this section of the forum because in addition to other mental health challenges, OCD is a major issue for me especially with regards to routine and organization. I often feel like if my routine is interrupted, it throws my entire day off balance. I often have a "Daily Agenda" that...
  16. Gajolene

    The Type of Veggie that Worsens Your Arthritis? (Plus a Vitamin to be careful with)

    The Type of Veggie that Worsens Your Arthritis? (Plus a Vitamin to be careful with) The worst foods for Arthritis - including some veggies and a vitamin Most of us think that all veggies are great for us. Unfortunately, there are certain types of veggies that can worsen or even cause certain...
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    ESA work-focused interviews - big worry & stress

    Dear MHF Users Im currently in the assessment phase of ESA and a few days ago i received a call ( after a long period of time - since oct when i first applied ) to arrange my assessment - then just today in the post i received a letter about a work-focused interview next month on the 23rd...
  18. Gajolene

    5-HTP: Prozac’s True Alternative

    5-HTP: Prozac's True Alternative | Wake Up World Van Praag’s and Young’s work suggests that 5-HTP is more likely to be effective for those suffering an anxious, agitated, aggressive, irritable depression and is rarely effective for those suffering from a severe, vegetative, total “blahs”￾ type...
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    Mindfulness for People Who Struggle With Weight - 4-Week Email Mini-Course Series - starts 30th July

    Mindfulness for People Who Struggle With Weight - 4-Week Email Mini-Course Series - starts 30th July Mindfulness for Women Who Struggle With Weight you have to give your email address. it says for women but i have no idea why it is women specific, men could probably get benefit from it to...
  20. ScaredCat

    PRN medication for anxiety

    Are there meds you can take just when anxiety is too much for you to cope with and if so what are they. I take Pregabalin already but at the moment am really struggling and is not about anything specific , is just there, then I get overtired, then I can't sleep, and so it continues, a vicious circle