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Generalized Anxiety Disorder

The DSM-V criteria for Generalized Anxiety Disorder (F41.1) includes excessive anxiety and worry for at least 6 months. The subject of “apprehensive expectation” is about a number of events or activities (not just one thing). 463 more words

To Burn Out or to Fade Away--I'll Take Fade.

For most of my life, I assumed that everyone else in the world considered suicide in varying frequencies or degrees. I didn’t know why professionals made such a big, stinking deal over the mention of it, I just learned very early NOT to mention it around certain people and to outright lie to others: Have I had any thoughts of suicide? 601 more words


Midnight Blogging/Rambling Thoughts

It seems to be a theme for me as I have no day time creativity. Nothing comes to mind as I sit at a laptop in the day time but I can tap away on my smartphone until I fall asleep. 390 more words


So the title of this blog makes it pretty clear. The only diagnosis of mental illness is in my head(!)

Aside from my experience aged 14, I’ve pretty much kept going without seeking help. 1,045 more words

Mental Health

A Very Sober Christmas

I got my antabuse script refilled for the first time the other day marking my first month on the drug.  That makes one month into my six month sobriety challenge. 600 more words

We need to talk about antidepressants

In 2014 eight per cent of students at The University of Edinburgh sought student counselling. This was a 75 per cent increase in three years – the highest seen by any of the Russell Group Universities. 574 more words

Claire Hutchison

Managing interactions with omeprazole

A 30-year-old man comes into the pharmacy complaining of recurrent attacks of heartburn. He tells you that the symptoms are worse after large meals, and especially bad when he lies down. 1,581 more words