Blue Morpho Posted November 18, 2009 Share Posted November 18, 2009 Hello Crazyboarders: I'm new as of yesterday, thanks for having me here! I spent a bunch of time cruising the topics and trying to catch up with things. I knew I'd like it here when the intro section is called "Who The H#%l Are You?" This, I thought, is a good place ... Okay first, the question. Then my intro if anybody gives a &^%$ to keep reading. Why do you post to this forum? - Is there something you hope to give? To get? Don't like any other forums? This one is just the best? Bored? Great resources? Curious to know what it is that brings the crazies to the board and keeps them coming back. Still reading? Wow. I have a tendency to post 'War and Peace' length posts. Editing is not my strong point. Me person - Middle life, scientist, married, been dealing with mental illness all my life, but didn't know it until my first full-blown panic attacks sent me to the therapist at the age of 24. History of childhood neglect and abuse, reinforced by abusive boyfriend, caught up with a vengeance. Main diagnoses were originally OCD, GAD, Depression, Panic Disorder, and some Specific Phobias since those were the symptoms that were the most pronounced. Used CBT, guided visualizations and every relaxation/self-talk trick in the book in order to deal. Would not touch meds for ten years. Kinda dumb, actually, although I truly am the CBT poster child. But ran up against CBT limitations when forth major depressive episode hit and I became really suicidal. Finally picked up two diagnoses that were missed, and that have changed everything, mostly the Chronic/Complex PTSD but also Social Anxiety. Am now doing everything I can think of as experiments for healing, and some are paying off, finally. I've been writing a blog for 1.5 yrs now about some of my fun times with this, also have book reviews, resources, and some looks at the psychology professional literature. The blog is great fun for me, good therapy, and best of all helps me connect with like minded folks. There you have it. Glad to be here! Thanks for reading. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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