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Thursday, 29, October, 2020

Tag: psychosis

Antidepressants Are Great, Until You Have an Adverse Drug Reaction

I ended up admitted to a psychiatric hospital without being involved in that decision. At a time of stress and vulnerability I expected genuine support. Instead I had the police on my doorstep and I was locked into a building for three weeks. Forced hospitalisation was a serious trauma and I continue to suffer post-traumatic stress over a decade later.

Gaslighting: Should we Label the Victims as Psychotic or Abused?

It took me a long time to realise that I was being gaslighted. In fact, I had no word to describe the experience until years after I had finally escaped, when I came across the term by chance. What is worse, whenever I talk about my past relationship now with friends in my new life, I am horrified to discover how common manipulative relationships are.

Challenging a Diagnosis

Psychiatric diagnoses have far-reaching consequences for every area of your life: welfare, employment, health and travel insurance, physical and mental health assessment/treatment, adoption rights, and social stigma, to name but a few. Yet they are just subjective opinions with no scientific basis and can change over time.

Psychological Interventions for People Distressed by Psychotic Experiences: Encouraging Debate

We suggest there now ought to be an important debate as to whether criticism of CBT for psychosis has led to people who are distressed by experiences, such as hearing voices or other experiences of psychosis, being less likely to have been offered an effective intervention as a direct consequence.