treatments

The past, present and future of psychiatric diagnosis and beliefs about treatment in every culture and pocket of society.

Katie Thurston21 hours ago
Mental Health Awareness Week - Day Seven
"The problem with mental illness is people don't look at it as a physical illness. When you think about it, the brain is actually the most complex organ in your body. We need to treat it like a physic...
Chris(Sandy) P2 months ago
Big Pharma Facts VS Fiction
How many people reading this have heard the evils of "Big Pharma"? I'm thinking that just like me, you've heard less good things than you’ve heard bad things, right? Even though the pharmaceutical ind...
Charlotte Williams2 months ago
Ten Horrific Mental Health Treatments Throughout History
The taboo around mental illnesses is fracturing. People are encouraged to speak openly about their struggles without fear of the repercussions; the world’s stance on mental health is drastically chang...
You Do Not Understand My Eating Disorder
Dear reader, Here's to the people who have shared this statement over and over again. For those of you who do not know me I suffer from anorexia. Anorexia is an awful illness that creates an intense f...
Amanda Olejniczak3 months ago
7 Weeks in Treatment
I realize I did quite a poor job at actually explaining what being in treatment was like; if you read my post from February 26, 2018 then you got a glace at what my first day in treatment was like. My...
Amanda Olejniczak3 months ago
Eating Disorder Treatment Day 1 (Round 1)
Despite how very sick I was, and how awfully fuzzy and clouded my mind was, I can remember the morning I was admitted to treatment for the first time like it just happened this morning. It was April 1...
Michael Thielmann3 months ago
Big Pharma vs. Small Dealer
As a clinical counsellor I do not have the authority to prescribe people medications, and that is just fine by me. Having briefly been a client of big pharma as a teenager for depression and anxiety, ...
Madison Cleverly4 months ago
Psychiatric Admissions in Australia
1 in 5 Australians experience mental illness every year. Here's a guide of what the expect if you are one of those who need to seek an admission.
JS Redfearn4 months ago
Goodbye Depression and 2017
Hello 2018! Thank goodness 2017 is gone! Not one to wish away time, but 2017 has been one of the most trying years of my life. I am a long-time sufferer of major depression, PTSD, and major anxiety di...
Chris(Sandy) P4 months ago
The Benefits of Being Realistic Over Being Positive
How many people believe the key to a well-balanced treatment plan or overcoming an obstacle starts with having a positive attitude? Even though a positive attitude can be a very good quality or person...
Sierra George5 months ago
In and Out: My Year in the Asylum
"I would rather die than live here." Those were the words that I spoke to my Dad when my BPD was at its worst, after a long night of arguing and endless fighting, I was tired. Looking back I don't eve...
Sara H6 months ago
What We Have Aren't Diseases. We Are Not Sick
Mental disorders can be almost anything and everything nowadays. Autism is a mental disorder, depression is a mental disorder, dementia is a mental disorder, and suicidal thoughts are also coming from...
Alex Gould6 months ago
Blurred Lines
As someone whose OCD has been in remission for two years, I've got a fair share of knowledge about the disorder. The psychologist treating me made sure that I knew exactly what was happening at every ...
Madison Duncan6 months ago
My Life Story
I didn’t know what grooming was. It’s not a word that children would grow up hearing. In fact, I honestly didn’t know truly what grooming was until my most recent stay in treatment for my eating disor...
T s6 months ago
Live Your Life Without a Script
Everyday someone is being pressured into using antipsychotic medication for their mental health issues, that they may or may not have. What if I was to tell you that there is a better solution to your...
SR James6 months ago
Psychologists Are the Biggest Narcissists of Them All
Have you ever been to see a psychologist, maybe because your doctor referred you or you just thought you could do with talking a problem over? Have you ever disagreed with them about something? Then y...
Alice Minguez7 months ago
True Horror Stories From the Psych Ward
Author's Note: The following letter was sent to me with the request that I post it publicly on behalf of the individual who wrote it. The letter-writer prefers to remain anonymous, so all potentially ...
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Karen Philpott8 months ago
The "Mental" Health Service
There are obviously many types of mental health people experience during their lifetime; Some short term and some longer term that may also need inpatient treatment of some kind at some point. In no w...