Hi. I'll try and cut a long story short, about 6 month ago I've been diagnosed with ADHD and now I'm doubting my diagnosis. (more down there, all sappy again) [more inside]
My girlfriend is about to start a series of medical-related procedures as part of her gender transition (M2F). What can I, as a cis(ish) woman, do to be a good support to her? [more inside]
A while ago I read a two-word term relating to mental health that I can't remember and it's driving me crazy. [more inside]
Clinical social workers, mental health counselors, and other mental health professionals: can you tell me of blogs, magazines, or other resources that help you keep abreast of the field in an interesting way? [more inside]
My very mentally ill brother may be in a dangerous situation. It appears that his guardian has revoked the consent my brother gave so that I can talk to his caregivers. What the hell can I do now. [more inside]
Depression has upended my life and the people trying to help aren't really helping, what do I do? [more inside]
Two days ago I had some sort of emotional/mental breakdown. I got help in the immediate sense, but I'm not sure how to process and get over it. [more inside]
What was your experience coming off of anti-depressants? When you were on them, did you experience blunting of feelings and emotions and when you were tapering or went off cold turkey, did you feel a return to your former self/return of your personality? [more inside]
Gender, sexuality, and mental health. Help me design a workshop? [more inside]
Help me figure out what is going on with this person and feel some empathy. [more inside]
My dad went to a doctor; the doctor told him, out of nowhere, he had early-onset dementia. What gives? [more inside]
Help name this event: It's a day long event starting with an art show, leading into an evening of music and experiential art, and it's aim is to celebrate the creative works of those with mental illness. The higher goal is to destigmatize mental illness and educate attendees about the services available in the community. I like Revisionary Ball but someone else has claimed "Revisionary". Any ideas out there?
Is it safe to admit to a new psychiatrist that I have tried some anti-anxiety drugs given to me by friends who were trying to help me out? [more inside]
I'm having a hard time dealing with feelings of profound loneliness and paranoia about the states of friendships which in turn affect my dreams and my moods (being a vivid dreamer) and I don't like the affect it has on my happiness. Is there any good literature or advice that you can give to help me conquer these feelings and appreciate what I have in my friends or branch out to finding others? Any communication advice to being clear with friends and alleviating my paranoia without insulting them or sounding weird? [more inside]
My mother is a narcissist and I need help getting over her; please read? [more inside]
My psychiatrist, who practices holistic/integrative medicine, says non-food-based brands of vitamin B are useless because the body does not actually absorb them. Is this true? [more inside]
How to convince someone who may be schizophrenic to seek help? [more inside]
Mefites with psych issues, do you have tips for getting through the holidays? [more inside]
What to include in a care package that I'm sending to my friend who has been committed to a psychiatric hospital?
My closest friend has been admitted to an excellent psychiatric hospital for about 90 days due to some major issues with her bi-polar disorder. Due to her noncompliant behavior & some comments that she has made, she is on restriction right now but I have been told that I can send her a care package & they will allow her to have it when they feel like she deserves privileges. I've looked all over the internet for some help on what is ok & not ok to send but I'm finding little information. Does anyone have suggestions on what someone in that situation would appreciate & what is allowed & not allowed per hospital regulations? I'm sending the obvious stuff like snacks (small, pre-packaged in cellophane), books, hard cover journals, pictures (no frames), socks, toiletries & a few other things to keep her busy. [more inside]
There are some people who are excellent draftsmen when it comes to drawing. Their sketchbooks are full of architecture style drawings or similar, with straight lines as if drawn using a ruler and little erasing. Or they're sign painters or car details who can just pick up a brush and literally draw a straight line on the car as they're walking the length of it. No visual planning or measuring or masking off areas, they just do it. Are there scientific studies about the particular set of physical and mental skills these people have and what exactly those skills are? Are their specific differences in their brain or anatomy that enable those skills?
I somewhat successfully moved out of this situation...But I'm too drained to make any major moves forward, even though the urgency is much greater. Please advise. [more inside]
I am unemployed. My disorganization, lack of goals and mental illness (ADD first and foremost) is taking a toll on my job hunt, and life in general. Fellow ADD'ers, what do you do to cope/deal? Details inside. [more inside]
I need help figuring out a name for my brand new personal blog. Snowflakey details to follow. [more inside]
What do I do about my mom, and my 6 year old sister who may possibly have a mental problem? Long, snowflakey details inside.
What do I do about my mom, and my 6 year old sister who may possibly have a mental problem? Long, snowflakey details inside. My first question on Metafilter, please bear with me, I really need your help. [more inside]
Dealing with Psychopaths. The textbooks please. [more inside]
How do I make friends in an unfriendly place for young folks (18-20), and how can I make him believe that I've made changes to myself? [more inside]
Getting a prescription cat... How to, should I, and can I? [more inside]
What to do about a mentally unstable brother who's taking advantage of my elderly mother? [more inside]
What kinds of mental games can you play to soak up time? You're in a meeting or sitting through a presentation. You don't need to pay attention, but you can't leave. What do you do?
How do I protect my possibly developmentally-challenged brother in law who is intent on getting married to someone we barely know?
I need help in guiding my brother-in-law, who may be developmentally challenged, with some important life decisions. I am pretty much his only family contact, am at a bit of a loss, and not quite sure where to start; (slightly lengthy) details inside. [more inside]
Online forums/support specific to health care professionals/students with major mental health diagnoses/problems?
Are there online forums/communities for support for medical professionals/students with serious mental health diagnoses? [more inside]
Looking for a relatable, compassionate, pill-free mental/emotional/marital health specialist in Seattle, for a spouse who hates doctors. Any recommendations (or advice in general)? Details inside. [more inside]
How to improve brain performance? [more inside]
Help me learn how to control my own mind. How do I stop thinking about things that I shouldn't be thinking about? [more inside]
What things can I do in my head to entertain myself/learn something/pass time quicker? [more inside]
How do people learn to want more for themselves? My baseline standards for 'not failing at life' are way off. [more inside]
I am working in a Autism lab this summer. I've been wondering whether it is a problem that so many psychological disorders are defined by symptoms and focused on treating symptoms. I think, and this isn't a particularly controversial opinion, that it is also important to investigate their causes. Are there any instances of really effective investigations of the cause/causes of psychological disorders (discussion open to any disorder)?
Help me help a friend dealing with trauma/mental health/addiction issues in Georgia. [more inside]
Husband's mental health problems led him to compulsively spend over £27,000 (about $44,000) while I supported both of us for three years. I know he'll work hard on therapy, but I don't know if I should divorce him. Should I try and forgive? [warning, long!] [more inside]
I'm worried that my little sisters may be in an abusive situation, but don't know what's really going on or where I should go from here. [more inside]
Asking for a friend in need (adult, male): Good psychiatrist in the Frederick, MD 21703? Difficulty, takes Aetna.
16 Year Old Son Has Been Diagnosed With Psychosis NOS/ADHD/ODD. It's been a year and still no reason for the psychosis. Counseling (among other things - see inside) hasn't worked so far, medication keeps him calm for a short time... we don't know what else to do! [more inside]
I have been having anxiety/panic attacks for the past 2 years. I am considering seeing a psychiatrist. What are the possible negative repercussions, professionally, insurance-wise, and other, of doing this? [more inside]
How do I help myself when I feel like I don't deserve it? [more inside]
Life/work-break destinations and activities for a person with a severe case of career burnout? Looking to take 6 weeks off. [more inside]
Is there anything illegal about being verbally abusive in a triggering way to someone with mental illness? [more inside]
Help me help a friend suffering severe depression in Tokyo. [more inside]
Recommendations for a good Psychologist in/around South San Jose? [more inside]
I get data review and entry work done extremely fast with no discernible lack of quality. But, I also have a persistent feeling I'm doing things wrong or missing important details. How to fix this? [more inside]
Will the cognitive problems associated with severe sepsis improve as the sepsis itself is treated? [more inside]