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  1. I was on a great path towards remission. Things were going great until last October when I had a fight with a friend who cut me out. Then my relationship with my girlfriend was getting strained due to finances. Then I stated to ruminate about my lack of a social life and how lonely I am. Also the typical signs of fall which is the season when my father died 6 years ago. So throw in parental grief into the mix. Then the days stated to get shorter. And I stated to regress back into a dark place with suicidal thoughts triggered by the thought of never being able to talk to my ex BFF ever aga
  2. I need a major treatment overhaul, medication changes, lifestyle changes, help with cognitive impairment, and then need to relocate to a city with better psychiatric services, resources, and support groups. Not sure if inpatient is the place to start or if I can get by with an iop program. There's nothing available locally, so I have to go somewhere else for help. Suggestions for top treatment centers would be helpful ( hospitals etc). I know of some and have researched them, but it's hard finding places that offer cognitive remediation. And if you have recommendations of places to relocate,
  3. After years of not knowing my diagnosis and believing myself to be a monster, I was finally Dx with BPD and Major Depression at age 20. None of the many medications they shoved down my throat as a kid helped, and the Lexapro/Abilify I was given upon my official DX in adulthood only seemed to help some. Still a lot of angery outbursts, impulse control issues, and lack of energy. Recently I got on Adderall XR 30 MG Adderall is a controled substance and I have a history of substance abuse which my therapist says likely is due to the BPD but I have not abused the Adderall. I promised myself I
  4. Hello all, I'm adhd boy, I was diagnosed a few days ago! I'm so happy to have a word to describe the ill feelings I've felt about being different or handicapped in some way. I really want to open the floor to anyone who has tips for me and others in the forum about HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR MEDICATION. Without upping my dosage prescribed I'd like to get the most out of my 30mg of vyvanse. This may be in articles, however, I respond much better to people who have lived the adhd life and tried coping skills rather than results of an experiment. What tasks are less stressful you with treatment
  5. OK. I'm thinking of entering a 30 day residential facility for bipolar and alcoholism. I am currently trying to get out of another mixed episode. My psychiatrist gave me seroquel (btw 50mg knocked me out!) to make me sane for a little while. Once I am stable he wants to get me off lamictal and start Tegretol. Any thoughts on the two meds? Anyway...I want to go to facility to get my bipolar under better control and for my alcohol consumption. SOOOO...in everyone's honest opinion how bad is it to drink every night out of the week, with the exception of taking a random night off only if you had a
  6. HI, I'm Eddy. I have a long list of disorders, but my big hitter is Bipolar disorder. I have been married and it has come and gone, at least I was young. I have had one eating disorder or another throughout my life as well as self harm. I have doctors and therapists and counsellors, I am living on my own for the first time in my life at 30. (had roomates, parents, husband). I take 18 pills a day and wonder sometimes if I can even remember how it felt without them. As suggested, I am new, so please be gentle. I have a sense of humour, but not terribly ha-ha about my mental health.
  7. I've been progressing through treatment with a psychiatrist, at last, after many years of problems and have had increasing success as medication has been applied. It now seems, though, there may be hypothyroidism at play (Hashimoto). Reading up on this form of the condition, it seems to present with many symptoms associated with mental illness. I'm wondering, if this is possibly the source of much or all of my symptoms, why have the medications prescribed by my psychiatrist been particularly effective? (at least in some key areas) While I'm here, has anyone else had a similar experience?
  8. *image from the website below.. i do not own it nor did i create the chart/graph* http://blog.23andme.com/23andme-research/what-patients-say-works-for-bipolar-disorder/ What would you add to this as most helpful and least helpful? or what do you already see on it that you agree with? A combination of meds, therapy and small stuff can help someone a lot.
  9. I just went from Prozac to Brintellix, it's apparently a really new drug that came out in September of 2014. I can't find much on it with it being that new, and no one I know has been on it. Can anyone tell me their experiences? I'm on 10mg right now, just took my first pill about 30 min ago. So far...nothing but it takes time so... I'm also recommended by my doctor to go to a treatment facility for group therapy can anyone talk to me about their experiences in group therapy or treatment centers in general? I've been to therapy twice but not this.
  10. I am a concerned daughter that is trying to get help for my father and looking to hear from people who may have similar experiences or advice.. My dad has always had some problems.. Substance abuse, PTSD, depression, unable to work for many years. At the time this specific issue started he was relatively stable... Not working but living on disability and rent assistance. But he did have a lot of stress going on with my sister and a failed relationship with a woman he really cared for. This was about four years ago. He used adderall and suffered a psychotic breakdown. He thought Herman Melvill
  11. Hi crazies, So I've been in outpatient care for over a year now trying different medications and therapies to try and make me feel better. See, here's the catch... none of the medications seem to have any effect on me at all. I mean nothing. Or nothing that I can see. I read about some people seeing a marked difference sometimes when they try some new medications, either bad or good, but I've never had anything close to that ever happen to me. My case presents like an easy-to-treat depression, which is what my psychiatrist said, and that after a couple of anti-depressants I should be feeli
  12. Saw my psychiatrist today and one of the problems I wanted to address was my motivation/energy levels/concentration - which are all very poor at this point, despite the fact that my mood is much better. He told me it sounds like I might have adult ADHD but that I couldn't have a diagnosable problem since I do so well in school (?). I'm not failing my classes, but it is a struggle to hand in work and write exams and I've told him this but he doesn't believe me, obviously. I don't even care if I have ADHD or not (I don't even think I do), I just want to have these symptoms addressed accordingly.
  13. As a person on the spectrum, what sort of therapy works for you? I have heard that the diagnosis matters in regards to ASD, and feeling that I am on the spectrum and not being able to speak about it, I really feel that. But WHAT is the treatment that is used? I know you can't medicate away autism, so what do you do?? And WTF can I ask for from my counselor until my assessment?
  14. Hello Anyone have information on Rose Hill residential treatment center in Holly, MI. It is for higher functioning bipolar and other disorders to help learn or relearn life skills. I am planning on going but it's a 6 month program and I'm a bit worried. Can someone tell me what it might be like? Brandon
  15. During a one-off use of cannabis, I had a sudden and severe reaction. I wasn't on any other medication at the time. The psych has suggested this could be the beginning of some psychosis. I began highly disorientated, memory resetting every few seconds or so with little staying on with the help of mantra like thinking, annihilated concentration, possibly dissociation (I'm not sure of the terms), and so on. For a good six months or so, I could turn a corner and forget where I'd been. Early on, the world was a bit surreal, a bit of a blur. I felt so out of it. I only first saw a doctor about this
  16. Last winter I had a severe depressive episode and I was put on Wellbutrin XR 300mg for it. I was also taking 2x500mg Depakote for JME and migraines for cca 5 years. Wellbutrin has worked great in the beginning, it put an end to my lack of energy and motivation and it helped for my SA too. But after three months on Wellbutrin I went into dysphoric hypomania and had daily cycling of moods, from depressed to angry to euphoric. Often, I was very irritable and couldn't manage my anger and had terrible insomnia. These feeling were very different from my 'ordinary' hypomania, where I usually isolate
  17. I'm looking for a treatment that isn't likely to make me drowsy during the day, or anxious. Any suggestions?
  18. *POSSIBLE TRIGGER* I'm cutting my throat again, not deep enough to cause a clear 'flow' of blood but enough to leave a clear cut mark which scares anyone who see's it. I kinda wish that I would cut deep enough to cause some damage, or worse. I dont know if this scared me, I think it annoys me but im worried as I'm starting to notice a pattern: Whenever I feel at my most desperate I tend to cut my throat. Its a bit of a last resort reflex...i think? It could be due to stress....I've been feeling extremley stressed by college and in crisis for about a month now...its taking its toll, big tim
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