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Nick--On Antipsychotics with 9 Years Sober

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Nick--On Antipsychotics with 9 Years Sober

Have you ever wondered what a bad treatment experience could turn into and how doctors in those centers are misprescribing patients who are not psychotic but just coming off of drugs? Nick is 30 and with almost 9 years clean and sober, but he doesn't think so as he was wrongly prescribed and feareto comeng off of anti-psychotics the treatment center he went to forced down his throat. What else are we to do when we ourselves can't tell the difference between heroin and alcohol withdrawal, or psychosis? Shouldn't doctors know better? Or are they just trying to numb us...

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Mental Illness Stole My Life

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Mental Illness Stole My Life

I was first aware of being depressed when I was six. I was watching my grandmother putting out washing, and was overcome by a feeling of great sadness. Of course I didn’t know it was depression then; it took me almost two decades to work out what was going on. But even before that I’d been a nervous child, scared of the dark, pneumatic drills, and television aerials. My mother is depressed, anxious, and has OCD; so did her mother, and my great-grandmother before that. My father was very odd, as was my mother’s father. They all said that my...

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Beating an Invisible Illness: OCD

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Beating an Invisible Illness: OCD

My OCD started at an early age in my life but I never knew what it was. Many don’t know they are doing it when obsessive thoughts happen. But, what makes people with a classified disorder different than others who obsess is that the aspects of the compulsion take your life hostage. The obsessions guide ...

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