The past, present and future of psychiatric diagnosis and beliefs about treatment in every culture and pocket of society.
Electrconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
I'll start off by saying that I am BIPOLAR. That being said, I'd like to tell you about my experience with Electroconvulsive Shock therapy or ECT - an approved treatment for most for mental illnesses.
This time Autism comes with a solution
Do you have questions in mind for your child or as a professional? It’s not about finding the right answers; it’s all about asking the right questions. If you have focused questions then you get focused answers. If you can’t phrase but you have exactly these questions in mind or even more then get ready you are going to get answers. Read the questions below:
Coming off Antidepressants: Do’s and Don’ts
Last year, the NHS reported prescribing a record number of people antidepressants; in fact, depression is now the most commonly treated illness in the western world. Antidepressants can be a blessing. They can help stabilize whatever mental health condition you might have so you can live your life, rather than being consumed by your thoughts. And some people want to be on antidepressants forever, and that's fine. If they’re working for you then why would you want to stop taking them? But some people only want to take them as a temporary measure, something to keep them ticking over until they feel ready to come off them.
My Experiences Microdosing Psilocybin, LSD, and Iboga
There's a day for everything, isn't there? May 27th is World Microdosing Day, a celebration of a decade-long movement that started when James Fadiman (whose birthday is on May 27th), published his book, then promptly shared his research protocol with people who had decided to try microdosing - a protocol has been followed by millions (perhaps billions) of people at this point on their quest for mental health support, self-exploration, and general wellbeing.
Why are you like this?
About eight years ago, my cousin told me that she'd been diagnosed with ADHD. She'd been medicated. It had been transformative, transcendental for her: she realised that this is what it must be like for other people, she said, to concentrate, to focus, to not lose things or forget they exist once out of your sight, to have the mental clarity of one's best days almost every day instead of as a rare treat.
It's Time to Stop Talking About Mental Illness
If one more mentally healthy, emotionally adjusted person tells me, with a sympathetic, rigour-mortis grin, that it's 'Ok to not be Ok' I will scream. does this sound harsh? Let me go one step further - I do not want to talk about my mental illness anymore. I do not want to talk about mental health anymore. These are discussions which primarily benefit the mentally well, children, and young men who have been conditioned to bottle their emotions to the point that it has become dangerous.
Major Depression & Mental Health Care: My Experience
It feels like defeat putting this on my own page. But I have nowhere else for it. Perhaps I should have destroyed it. You be the judge.
Holistic Health is an approach to life. Rather than focusing on illness or specific parts of the body, this approach to health considers the whole person and their interactions within their environment. It accentuates the mind, body, and spirit connection, with the goal being to achieve optimum well-being. Holistic health patients accept responsibility for their own level of well-being, and their everyday choices, to take responsibility of their own health. The four strategies to consider when promoting positive mental health are; encourage typical life experiences, increase coping skills, increase social support, and empower families (Huff, McClanahan & Omar, 2010). Holistic medicine focuses on treating the entire person and not just the disorder or affliction. In the assessment and management of chronical illness and specific disorders the holistic health care provider considers biopsychosocial factors of biological, psychological, and social concerns. These biopsychosocial aspects influence one another and are integral to healthy emotional functioning (Huff, McClanahan & Omar, 2010). In considering wellness, fostering positive mental health, the medical management goal is to minimize the impact of the disease on the physical, emotional development and functioning of the patient. Holistic health promotes a mental health goal of achieving balance between disease management and positive mental health. The Holistic health care provider embraces quality of life, believing all parts of physical, emotional, environmental, and spiritual aspects help patient life balance to address any issues, sickness, or disorder, to make a person whole (Walter, 1999).
Hyperbaric Therapy For autism: Everything You Need To Know
Autism always gets misinterpreted. You would be astonished to know that until the 1960s, the researcher started analyzing that autism is a treatable condition. Even today, people’s understanding of autism is it is an untreatable disease. In this post, you are progressing to uncover everything about hyperbaric therapy for autism.
This can be the experience of a lifetime, but it could turn into a disaster in split seconds. Ayahuasca, mainly found in the Amazon is a psychedelic plant and once used by Indigenous people in the Amazon tribes as part of religious ceremonies. The purpose of this was to align themselves with the element of Earth. Those who are curious and strong enough to venture themselves in the Amazon are blessed with its benefits and returned with a different perspective of life.
Which Type of Addiction Treatment Program is Right For You?
When it comes time to enroll in a drug and alcohol treatment program, one decision you’ll have to make is which type of program is best suited to help you successfully stop using substances and start your recovery journey. Picking the right rehab program is essential for long-term recovery. Although treatment doesn’t cure addiction, it can help you address the underlying reasons for your addiction and teach you how to make lifestyle changes that are conducive to sobriety.
If Florence Nightingale Were a DJ
My penchant for composing playlists began as a tenderized response to a kindred of mine, being subjected to medical treatment that was more akin to torture than the relief of healing. To remedy the necessary brutality of such measures set to the tune of sheer survival, what could I do but offer an aural balsam to augment the sunken reality for better. Songs for floating in the body to the shores of transcendence, because good music can carry one through anything. It is right and just to insist on a soundtrack to life, as the potential for music to take one up, above, and beyond can be spun into any moment, no matter how bleak. Inevitably, the power of music to activate all parts of your brain can transcend the threatening cage of a dark mood. Let music in and override the circuits bound for negativity with the sweet shock of beats and serenade your waves with sound, made electric, made light.