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  1. B

    OCD help and confusion

    I have been struggling with ocd for as long as i can remember. Lately I have been extremely stressed out with how i’ve been feeling. A few nights ago I was just sitting and thinking out of the blue.. “What if I was gay?” now I have always been attracted to women, i’ve had girlfriends all my life...
  2. I

    Psychiatrist Refusing To Treat Patients

    Can a psychiatrist refuse to treat a patient if they don't improve? :panic: I heard that they can and I'm terrified. I hope I find the right treatment someday. Will somebody please let me know. Can doctors really do that to their patients? :eek2:
  3. A

    best med for hearing voices?

    there's a lot of information on the internet about antipsychotics, but often the information just says "used to treat psychosis" or something vague like that. I was wondering if anyone has recommendations for medications that specifically have worked to treat voices? or if anyone can describe...
  4. A

    How to deal with this on my own?

    I've recently been screwed over by my mental health team regarding my driving license. A doctor has had to stop working in the clinic because of it and the complaint I made which backed up my side of it but it seems to be still ongoing as I've had yet another lot of clinic related setbacks so my...
  5. D


    My sister was diagnosed with bpd. I ask is it a choice because even though she is incredibly abusive to my mother and myself she acts perfectly normal around more distant family members. She basically bullies us because she knows she can. so should we treat her for bpd or for bullying? i've...
  6. speckles

    Lost in the system vs Lost outside of the system

    I haven't posted here for a number of years but posted regularly for a while. I have fought and tried so hard but have failed. I have been in hospital now for 4 1/2 years, I did well the first two years but then the team changed and they didn't want to work with complex patients and my...
  7. M

    Toxic family. Experiences?

    Hey everyone :welcome: So I've always had a toxic dynamic with my family (I don't have parents, but aunts grandparents etc). I have anxiety and other problems and they always treat me as if I made up this stuff, even though I never lie because I don't really find a reason to. I am 23 years old...
  8. Kerome

    Thinking about being loving

    How do you all treat being loving to the things within you? I think as mental health sufferers a lot of us have experience of voices, delusions, spirits or intense emotions moving through us, however you choose to describe it. If you think of these things as “beings” sometimes, how do you treat...

    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?
  10. K

    I'm the new girl!

    Hi everyone, new here! I'm 24 years old and always had anxiety. Pretty sure I was just born with an anxious brain. I've also struggled a lot with depression, but that's been a bit better this year. At the moment I'm on pregabalin... The 4th drug I've tried to treat it, and I don't like this one...
  11. P

    Do hospitals avoid giving stitches these days?

    There have been numerous times I have self harmed severely. Also there have been a few times where I was unsure if I should have gone to hospital and asked a close friend about what I should do. Each time they have always said it needs stitches yet every time I go they always treat with steri...
  12. cpuusage

    Talk therapy strengthens brain connections to treat psychosis

    Talk therapy strengthens brain connections to treat psychosis - Talk therapy strengthens brain connections to treat psychosis - Medical News Today "Cognitive behavior therapy is used to help treat a number of mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress...
  13. Kerome

    Study says Marijuana may treat Drug Addiction and Mental Health issues

    Most Complete Study to Date Says Marijuana Can Treat Addiction, Mental Health - Good News Network Medical cannabis and mental health: A guided systematic review
  14. S


    Hi everyone. I'm a new member of the forum. Please treat me well.
  15. BorderlineDownunder


    I've been diagnosed with BPD because I struggle in personal relationships to the point I utterly isolated. I have rebuilt my life so many times yet almost without fail find myself being abused again. I am so sick of it. I never treat people like that. I never steal their stuff nor profit from...
  16. Iamsoconfused

    How do you deal with loved ones?

    I hate the way my mother is treating my partner. Yet it's probably my fault for ranting to her about him, but I do that about everything. Is this wrong for me to do? He keeps telling me that she is calling him fat and is making him use different plate and spoons than us. She used to do this shit...
  17. D

    Are we scum?

    Sorry to ask that but........all I read about bpd.........the way mental health "professionals" treat me..................I feel like scum.
  18. sahasrara


    My bf says I'm abusive and treat him like shit, I thought there had been a big improvement in my bpd behaviour but apparently not, makes me wonder what's the point in it all, he dosnt want to help me, I bend over backwards for him, but today the truth has come out. Wats the point in trying to...
  19. K

    At my breaking point..

    Yesterday we went over to my in laws for the hockey game. I had two drinks tops .. not sure how much hubby drank. He started acting like a complete a**hole. He was getting mad at me for nothing and telling me I'm ruining his night. I went into his mom's room to sit and cry. Everyone seen what...
  20. H

    Don't know where to go from here

    Hello, Well I'm an active duty young adult. I have been suffering with depression on and off for the last few years but a stressful traumatic event has blown my depression into major depression and I have come to realize I'm having a nervous breakdown/I'm burned out. I don't know what to do...