treatments

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

Constance Verity2 months ago
Running in Circles
Mental health is a rising issue in the UK, yet the funding for this specific sector of the national health service is lacking. Though the lack of funding needs to be addressed, there is a more dauntin...
Arlee Maxwell2 months ago
Life Changer
Like a majority of society, it seems everyone has experienced anxiety and depression. To me, they’re major illnesses because firsthand, I spent years battling them both along with going through trauma...
Dani Rosekrans3 months ago
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
Upon looking at the Trans-Allegheny Asylum, you may notice the staggering clock tower that stands at 200 feet tall that comes from the center of the building. It is a monumental structure, the largest...
Ashley Peterson3 months ago
My Meds Make Me Fat
I was never the size extra-extra-small that seems to be so idealized in Western society. In my earlier adult years I was around a size 8, and I was totally content with that. I never had any interest ...
Dee J Sâns4 months ago
I See a Psychotherapist Once a Week
I tried to kill myself when I was 14 years old. I was so upset that night when I emptied the medicine cabinet. Everything gone ... Bottoms up. My attempt at suicide began a snowball of events that had...
Ashley Peterson4 months ago
Psych Meds Made Simple
Medications can seem overwhelming. There are so many of them, so many possible side effects, and so much information that can be found online that may or may not be reliable. While the nitty gritty de...
Benedict Laub4 months ago
Malpractice Chain (Pt. 1)
It naturally goes without saying that not all therapists are equally good, any more than professionals in any other field. I suppose most of the lay public—in its relative ignorance of the mental heal...
Why Mental Health Treatment Is Important
Although our society as a whole is much more educated about mental health in general, there is still somewhat of a stigma around mental health that hasn’t quite been shaken all the way off. The result...
Ashley Peterson4 months ago
ECT: The Real Story
There are a lot of myths out there about electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), sometimes referred to as shock therapy, and quite a lack of accurate information. Probably the most common misperceptions come...
Chris Ricks5 months ago
Where Is the Mental Health Awareness in the Black Community?
Mental health in the black community is an under addressed epidemic and building an awareness is imperative. Specifically, in the urban inner-city areas. Research has pointed out that blacks are more ...
Autumn Rain5 months ago
St. John's Wort and My Anxiety
The day before Thanksgiving, the first rain of the season decided that going home early for the holiday would not be on my agenda. This rain was greasy from the campfire that recently ravaged Paradise...
Tom Baker6 months ago
Healthy Justice?
Let me get one thing out of the way first: There's NOTHING equitable or fair about life. You can be on top of the world one minute, swimming in the gutters the next. On an inscrutable turn of the Whee...
Rachel Bonneval6 months ago
3 Ways to Know If a Mental Hospital Is Right for You
Are you considering a Mental Hospital as treatment? If so, this list is the right article for you. First, I want you to think about a mental hospital. What's the first thing that comes to mind? For me...
Ashley Peterson6 months ago
Barriers to Mental Health Care for Mental Health Professionals
The sad truth is that there are often considerable barriers for anyone to access mental health care. There are also some unique barriers that those who work as mental health care providers must face. ...
Rachel Bonneval7 months ago
Psych 1
Walking through the double doors to Psych 1 was not as nerve-racking as I had expected. I originally envisioned a room full of noise, and overly medicated patients drooling over themselves in wheelcha...
Rachel Bonneval7 months ago
Hallways
I was staring out the glass partition window, and I had felt my arm hairs pull. It was something sticky on my arm, and as I looked down, I saw my hospital bracelet. Placed a bit too tightly, and pulli...
Rachel Bonneval7 months ago
The End or the Beginning?
Going in, I never thought I would be admitted. I wore my favorite Maroon sneakers, my leggings, and my Harry Potter shirt that read “Mischief Managed” with a criss-crossed front, and my hair was throw...