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Mental health and or physical disorders, related or not, that happened or happens can change someone's views, perceptions, thinking and even someone's life.

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physical and mental

This shows how our physical state can affect one's state of mind and one's thinking process.

I'm having bronchitis at the moment but I was diagnosed only last wednesday.  Most people were telling that it was just the flu (grippe), and that it takes longer in summer for it to take its course and disappear, and poor ignorant me, I believed them.

Instead of improving, the symptoms became unbearable:  coughing non-stop, blocked nose, headaches, no hunger and feeling dizzy.

Now, I'm on antibiotics and have to use a respirator twice a day.

The physical symptoms are lighter now, but, I'm always exhausted with a very cloudy brain.  I can't seem to use my mental faculties properly. I make stupid mistakes and generally speaking I'm kind of out of it.

 

So, this was just to give an exemple of how physical and mental health are closely connected.

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Those anonymous groups...

Started by Marianne. Last reply by Chris Sep 27, 2013. 2 Replies

All those anomymous groups have something in common: the twelve steps and the religious prayer at the end of their meetings.  To name the ones I'm aware of: the AA (alcoholic anomymous), the NA (narcotics anonymous), the GA (gamblers anonymous), the…Continue

Suicides and SSRI's

Started by Chris. Last reply by Chris Jul 22, 2013. 2 Replies

The other day I heard a guy talking about Prozac on the radio talking about the high suicide rate for people taking Prozac. He said the manufacturer had their own unreleased studies showing the dangers of this medicine. …Continue

Pills side effects

Started by Marianne. Last reply by Chris May 5, 2013. 5 Replies

I actually take a lot of pills everyday for different disorders.  As I suffer from Chron disease I take 8 Salofax a day for that.  I'm also severely ridden with arthritis so I take pills specifically for arthritis and other, oxycontin because I…Continue

Domestic violence

Started by Marianne. Last reply by Quilla Mamay Apr 23, 2013. 9 Replies

Domestic violence is very common but for the larger part it never comes to light.  I believe  there are three types of domestic violence, the physical one, the verbal one and the non-verbal one.  I find all of them forms of mental cruelty.Whether it…Continue

Will the taboo ever be lifted ?

Started by Marianne. Last reply by Marianne Feb 3, 2013. 3 Replies

I know that there is much talk about discrimination, against gays, against atheists, but nothing seems worse to me than the continuous and not talked about discrimination against people with a mental illness or having had a mental illness solved by…Continue

Alcoholism

Started by Marianne. Last reply by Marianne Aug 21, 2012. 2 Replies

Alcoholism seems to be an issue that hasn't been broached too often even if it is so definitely widespread.  I sneaks on one and can have disastrous effects on the person who is alcoholic; why the person becomes one is always for one or many reasons…Continue

Reactions in times of crisis

Started by Marianne. Last reply by Michel Jul 23, 2012. 3 Replies

The major crisis may happen to you or to someone else whether it is to someone you barely or do not know or someone close to you. In time of crisis when action is necessary, usually I react instantly, like in a car accident, or closer to home when…Continue

Stigma

Started by Marianne. Last reply by Adriana Jul 15, 2012. 1 Reply

It's awful to have a really really negative tag put on you. Gays may know something about this.It's hidden and has to stay that way. At one point being an atheist was a stigma too but it's getting better, I believe.  But having had some kind of…Continue

Discriminaton

Started by Marianne. Last reply by Marianne May 24, 2012. 9 Replies

Suppose I wrote that I was a schizphrene but under control or that I had been schizophrenic in the past, I would tend to thinkthat it might change many peoples' opinion or views on me...Even in the psychiatric wing of a hospital, patients tend to…Continue

All for one, one for Adderall (Living with Adult ADD/ADHD)

Started by Keely. Last reply by Keely May 23, 2012. 7 Replies

So........I have gone 42 1/2 years of my life without having to rely on any mind or…Continue

Tags: Pharma, Adderall, Medications, Big, Hyperactivity

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Comment by Marianne on January 2, 2014 at 12:02am

Happy New Year too Lori,  I sincerely wish I could help you with that because I know such a support group exists in Quebec city.  It seems very strange that you're facing a brick wall.  Anyway, a psychiatrist or someone who deals with mental health problems must be aware of the difficulties of parenting a child with mental health issues.  You can always vent here and I will always respond.

Comment by Lori Daubenspeck on January 1, 2014 at 8:45am

Happy New Year !  I really would like to find an atheist or humanist group for parents of adult children with mental illness. I find that on NAMI forums ,if I mention anything pertaining to my son's fanatical religious faith and its impact on his mental health,my posts don't appear. I have contacted them to no avail. Any suggestions ?

Comment by Chris on May 20, 2013 at 4:30pm
I posted an article about circadian rhythm and depression in a discussion and it should have been posted here. Here's the link.
http://atheistuniverse.net/forum/topics/depressed-people-s-body-clo...

Chris
Comment by Marianne on May 8, 2012 at 11:22pm

This video is horrific; I can well believe they used shock therapy possibly indiscriminately and without the patient consent (if he is not aware enough to realize what might happen to him) or without the parents'assent...

Comment by Neal on May 6, 2012 at 12:18pm

Horrible video of shock treatment being used on a boy in Massachusetts. This video was hidden from the public eye since 2002, case in court now.

Comment by Marianne on February 24, 2012 at 10:12pm
Comment by Sydni Moser on January 7, 2012 at 10:54am

Please Explain: Hoarding

WNYC - Public Radio Podcast

Almost everyone has closets full of stuff, favorite mementos, and expanding collections of books or shoes or spices or hotel shampoos. But sometimes our emotional attachments to stuff can spiral out of control, and people become not just pack rats but compulsive hoarders. Dr. Robin Zasio, therapist who specializes in treating hoarding and other anxiety-related disorders, explains what compulsive hoarding is and how to treat it. She’ll also give advice about how to live a less-cluttered, better-organized life. She’s the author of The Hoarder in You: How to Live a Happier, Healthier, Uncluttered Life.

http://www.wnyc.org/shows/lopate/2012/jan/06/please-explain-hoarding/

Comment by Michel on November 26, 2011 at 5:31pm

Just because someone doesn't love you the way you want them to, doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.  

Ralph and Edna were both patients in a mental hospital.  One day while they were walking past the hospital swimming pool, Ralph suddenly jumped into the deep end.

He sank to the bottom of the pool and stayed there.

Edna promptly jumped in to save him.  She swam to the bottom and pulled him out.  

When the Head Nurse Director became aware of Edna's heroic act she immediately ordered her to be discharged from the hospital, as she now considered her to be mentally stable.

When she went to tell Edna the news she said, "Edna, I have good news and bad news." 

"The good news is you're being discharged, since you were able to rationally respond to a crisis by jumping in and saving the life of the person you love.  I have concluded that your act displays sound mindedness."


"The bad news is, Ralph hung himself in the bathroom with his bathrobe belt right after you saved him.  I am so sorry, but he's dead."


Edna replied, "He didn't hang himself. I put him there to dry....  How soon can I go home?"

 

Comment by Michel on October 16, 2011 at 6:56pm

I think mental illness scares so many people because we are all potentially subject to it. A human brain can take a lot of crap and remain unscathed, yet a few odd molecules can turn it inside out.

Comment by Marianne on September 27, 2011 at 11:10pm

I am MY OLD SELF AGAIN, not too depressed even if I try to read not so funny fiction books...

 
 
 

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