treatments

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

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...
S Pa 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 George2 years 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...
Zen Goddess2 years 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 H2 years 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 Gould2 years 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 ...
T s2 years 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 James2 years 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 Minguez2 years 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 Philpott2 years 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 Greer2 years 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 2 years 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 ...
Jenifer Newburn2 years ago
When Dreams Don't Come
Dreams are important. While I meant that in a literal sense, I do agree it’s also probably not a bad idea to have hopes and goals and shit. But I am talking about the kind of dreams that process the d...