treatments

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

Dani Rosekransa month 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 Petersona month 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 Sâns2 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 Peterson2 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 Laub2 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 Peterson2 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 Ricks3 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 Rain4 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 Baker4 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 Bonneval4 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 Peterson4 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 Bonneval5 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 Bonneval5 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 Bonneval5 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...
Anarda Nashai5 months ago
Interviews with a Big Black Broad: Session #4
Interviewer: How did your collegiate aspirations relate to your experience with BDD? BBB: Before I begin, I should to warn you that this may be the most bizarre coming of age story you've ever heard. ...
Eric Hunter6 months ago
Go to Rehab or Nah?
The pain pulsing through the right side of my torso should have been enough incentive. But no, it wasn’t until the tear drops spilling on the linoleum floor of my kitchen in North Hollywood pooled eno...
Ivan Urteaga6 months ago
Horror Asylum Story in Fort Lauderdale
April 19, 2018 marked the start of a nightmare dressed as the light of freedom from the prison of being at home locked in my room every day. As a person who suffers from a debilitating anxiety disorde...