treatments

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

Sara H13 days 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 Gould21 days 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 Duncana month 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 sa month 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 Jamesa month 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 Mingueza month 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 ...
Shoshana Marcus2 months ago
Small Steps
I sighed in relief as I was given my purple sweatshirt only a week before parent-weekend. Every shirt you got was a new level. The first level was orange, then purple, then green, blue, and finally re...
Shoshana Marcus2 months ago
The Butcher's Knife
Finally, it was Sunday. I seemed to be getting used to everything. As much as I hated this new program, I was tolerant, now. I became a robot just like the others. But, I was not as good a robot as th...
Shoshana Marcus2 months ago
The Mistake
“MOM. I wanna go somewhere else. This place isn’t helping me.” As my fingers glide across my mouse pad, I search the web for some place that might actually help me. Some place real, official. I mean, ...
Shoshana Marcus2 months ago
The Unusual Treatment Center
It was the year of 2012 when I was told I was going to be sent away again. I sat in my room, not knowing quite what to do with myself as I gazed out my fogged-up window. My body jolted as I heard a kn...
Shoshana Marcus2 months ago
Jealousy with a Happy Ending
A mother rocked her daughter back and forth as she told her, “Everything’s going to be alright.” The child- no older than thirteen sobbed as she let her mother hold her and embrace her. I stood there,...
Shoshana Marcus2 months ago
Rejected But Not Freed
I was brought into my therapist's office as she sat down with me and many other people who belonged to the more important parts of the hospital. They all sat in chairs, some women, and some men. Some ...
Shoshana Marcus2 months ago
The Grass Is Always Greener on the Other Side
The next day, it was our usual routine. Wake up, take meds, go to groups, eat lunch, etc. But- today something changed. Something was different. Something was not right. I sat in the common room as I ...
Shoshana Marcus2 months ago
The Hospital
A woman in a police-like uniform came in with a wheelchair. “Just sit here, darling,” she said, indicating to the wheelchair's open seat. I looked around me, making sure I wasn’t forgetting anything. ...
Shoshana Marcus2 months ago
Treatment - Take 1
The next day, I went to a place for the “unstable.” It was only for a week or so and so, I could handle it. The whole time, I told myself, like a mantra inside my head, “It’s only a couple of weeks. I...
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Karen Philpott2 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...
Danni Greer3 months ago
Treating Mental Health
If you or a loved one struggles with mental health issues of any kind, you're probably aware of the many barriers that stand in the way of treatment, diagnosis, and, sometimes, even safety. Particular...
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Madison 3 months ago
Going to the Hospital for a Mental Health Crisis
Living with a mental illness my entire life, I know the struggles one can face while trying to survive day-to-day life. And sometimes, it can become too much to handle. Anxiety can quickly spiral out ...