treatments

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

Sonica M7 months ago
Therapy—What Are You Signing Up For?
These days it's less of a taboo to go for therapy compared to the 1990s. Lately mental health has been in the spotlight getting all the right attention and cheering people on to get the help they need...
Alexandra Amethyst7 months ago
How Electroconvulsive Therapy Changed My Life
I am currently undergoing electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Yes, the famously controversial treatment that everyone seems to fear, even people on here. Well, I have recently come to a conclusion that i...
Michael Thielmann8 months ago
"No Cure for Depression..."
I want to impart my journey and experience in battling depression and anxiety as a young person so that I may hopefully make the process that much easier for others. The quote below the picture was sa...
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Rebecca 8 months ago
For Those Who Hide Behind a Smile
Mental health. These two simple words have such complexity and stigma running deep through their meaning, making people feel ashamed and making people hide behind a smile. Did you know that on average...
Katie Thurston8 months 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...
Sandy Pace10 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 Williams10 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...
Therese Kortesmaki 10 months ago
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...
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...
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...
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, ...
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 Redfearna year 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...
Sandy Pacea year 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 Georgea year 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...
Infinite Lovea year ago
Mercury Retrograde: The Good, The Bad and The Truth!
Have you ever wondered if the planets could actually have an affect on your life? It's not as far-fetched as one might think it is. Mercury is more than just a mysterious planet in the far away galaxy...
Sara Ha year 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 Goulda year 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 ...