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  1. Kerome

    Psychosis as a result from an intensive meditation retreat

    I found this an interesting article, written about his own experience by a man who had had a psychotic experience many years ago and had recently done an intensive vipassana retreat and suffered another breakdown. Some good stuff in there about the various authors he contacted and interviewed on...
  2. Artmuzz

    PIP Tribunal rehearing

    I got myself a solicitor to help me with advice concerning an unfair PIP tribunal I went to a few months ago. The tribunal failed my appeal and I demanded a statement of reason and a copy of the audio recording. However, they sent me the written statement of reason but failed to send me the...
  3. A

    Everything going wrong - don't know what to do

    So, after being on and off meds for a year and a half (none worked, and they all caused me to be lethargic and hungry, which caused me to put on 18kg in a year), I'm now almost back at rock bottom and need advice on where to go next. My GP has ran out of options, the only remaining medication...
  4. C

    Asking for records, any experience?

    Hi, I am thinking about asking for my medical records. In part because I have been stewing on some very bad experiences I have had with the NHS and I think reading their viewpoints on what was going on that time might help me achieve closure (and decide whether or not to make a formal...

    Jurgen Ziewe:

    Jurgen Ziewe posted this on FB. He has written books such as 'Multi-dimensional Man' and 'Vistas of Infinity'. Through a process of meditation he has reached a state where he can access the astral.
  6. mami5

    BPD and ???

    It is quite common for those diagnosed with BPD to have other diagnosis too, have you been officially diagnosed with another mental illness? Don't count what you think you have, only what is officially written in your file. Myself, I have: BPD + PTSD Chronic anxiety...
  7. AliceinWonderland

    Something helpful to read if you are feeling suicidal

    I came across this a while ago and I think it contains some very helpful and well written thoughts on feeling suicidal, and what might help to think about things differently. Suicide: Read This First
  8. A

    Psychiatric Diagnosis

    Hello I'm new to this forum so apologies if I am posting in the wrong place. Yesterday I saw a Private Psychiatrist for an assessment. It lasted 2 hours and was very in-depth. Towards the end of it, she said that I have something to do with depression, anxiety, avoidant personality disorder and...
  9. I


    I finally sent the so caller friends texts messages telling them how them leaving me out has made me feel asking them not to reply as I'm at breaking point and they've respected My wish.ive lost everyone it really hurts but ive managed to put an act on all week at work and home making out I'm...
  10. V

    low IQ but above average intelligence?

    I have an IQ somewhere between 80 and 88. I feel like its just because my anxiety causes me to test bad. I have been told by multiple people including my therapist and doctor that I'm aboveaverage. Some people have called brilliantnt, a genius and freakishly smart. I have been reading at an...
  11. HopelesslyConfused

    Talking to my GP

    Hi, so recently I've been having some very upsetting thoughts but kept them to myself. My friends found out a few days ago and have encouraged me to go back to my doctor to discuss the situation. The only issue is, I have no idea what to say or how to say it. I can't even tell the people closest...
  12. N

    Occupational health

    Maybe a month ago, I saw a company doctor who referred me to my GP for occupational health. I did not get an appointment and was not seen nor did I see the report that was written! Now my employer has asked me to take unpaid leave whilst they investigate, as the doctor surgery claim I have not...
  13. E

    Well I was confused, quicklyput me on chemic

    some body said psychosis and depression and I stood up. Call me a wanker. Kick me solidly out of the library because the people there to help me hung up on book as rulers. If I am written I must be a character. Push aside, my desire, make you perfect solution. I must what they tell me to take...
  14. confusedwanderwaffle

    is it ok to take some nurofen even though i just took an anti depressant?

    is it ok to take some nurofen even though i just took an anti depressant? i know ive read somewhere multiple times that you shouldnt ingest painkillers/paracetamol? whilst on anti depressants but ive checked the leaflet and dont see it written anywhere so now im not sure what the right action...
  15. C

    Health board and mental health services

    I've been discharged from mental health services although not free. I'm on police databases as a mental health patient and despite my discharge letter get sent to a psychiatric hospital with distress that is caused by the mental health services and health board and now my GP. I've had my...
  16. pentagram


    Hi folks, and fellow ptsd sufferers, it looks like some time in the not too distant future I will have to tell you my proper name. I have written a book about my life. I have been re-reading it and re-editing it for months. Next month I am going to send it off to get edited and may then...
  17. E

    I've got to go on the Work Programme & I'm not happy about it

    I had an appointment at the Job Centre yesterday & it was awful, I was in there for over an hour & by the end I was so incredibly desperate to leave - I felt like I was going to vomit & scream at the same time; the woman who I saw was very abrasive, she did not take in to consideration what the...
  18. P

    Student suffering from anxiety. Need help.

    I am a student. I am describing my own condition here in hope that someone will help me. I have been diagnosed with anxiety and some OC symptoms. Its been two years since my problems started and i feel like I have made good progress. Maybe. My doctor told me that my obsessions would come and...
  19. C

    PLEASE HELP ! fired from work after being signed off by doctor for a short time

    PLEASE HELP ! fired from work after being signed off by doctor for a short time hi all im new here my names chris im 25 ive sufferd from depresion and anxiety for about the past 6-7 years since the sudden death of my brother i have had the normal ups and downs and had a 2 or 3 bad breakdowns...
  20. cpuusage

    Malleus Maleficarum (1486)

    There has been some progress at least - This is the best known (i.e., the most infamous) of the witch-hunt manuals. Written in Latin, the Malleus was first submitted to the University of Cologne on May 9th, 1487. The title is translated as "The Hammer of Witches". Written by James Sprenger and...