treatments

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

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 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 ...
T sa year 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 year 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 year 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 ...
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 Greera year 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 a year 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...
Syl Sabastian2 years ago
The Tools of Change — Ch 3.1
I make a deliberate effort in conversations such as these to avoid Traditional Psychology. Even casual usage of the terms involved wherever possible. It is to avoid Perspective skew. Traditional Psych...
Azzyness E2 years ago
Mental Health and the NHS
This is a bit of a personal rant, I'll admit. I'm a National Health Service (NHS) patient. For those of you not in the UK, it is run by the government which was created to ensure that healthcare was a...
Joe Snaith2 years ago
An Altered Sense of Reality; Schizophrenia
Throughout history many explanations have been offered to explain why people act in unnatural ways; from supernatural explanations such as possession by demons or gods to an imbalance of bodily fluids...
Outdated Treatments for Mental Illness That Are Still Legal Today
One of the most common horror movie tropes that has taken hold is the horror of old school psychiatric hospitals — and it's easy to see why. Up until recently, psychiatric hospitals were notorious for...
James Porterson2 years ago
Signs That You Need To Switch Therapists
As many people can tell you, getting therapy as a way to cope with mental illness, tough times, and trauma is a brilliant move. The right therapist can help you see problems in your relationships from...