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I often wonder if I'd be dead now, if therapy hadn't saved my life when I was suicidal. My great uncle didn't have access to therapy. He died in the same river I planned to drive my car into. Wildly irresponsible & ableist statements like this is the antithesis of helping people.
The glibness with which some people who have never experienced #depression, #anxiety, #PTSD or other mental illness address therapy, as if therapy is a foofy Starbucks coffee drink, is hard to fathom in 2019, yet seems linked to the anti-science talking points that stigmatize MI.
Seeking therapy is not easy.
Stigmatizing mental illness by dismissing the critical care that therapy is, makes it harder. People with depression are told to just get it together--something they'd never tell a person with a different life-threatening illness.
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Holt euch einen Tee, nehmt euch Zeit, ich schreibe jetzt über #Depression #KeineSchande #LasstEuchHelfen und das wird ein langer Threat werden:

Es gibt Dinge, von denen hat man gehört, die ereilen höchstens andere, die braucht man nicht selbst.

Depressionen sind so ein Ding.
Ich habe viele Jahre viel geleistet, viel gegeben, viel weggesteckt, viel erlebt, viel mitgemacht. Viele Jahre ist das gut gegangen, ich konnte mich immer wieder erholen und wenn das Leben austeilte, habe ich zurückgeschlagen.
Schleichend änderte sich das: es gab immer mehr, das ich hilflos aushalten und hinnehmen musste und immer weniger Gelegenheiten entspannen zu können. Seien es 2 Jahre Nichtstun an der Arbeit mit ungewissen Zukunftsaussichten oder - das Schlimmste von allem...
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Suicide rates for #autistic people are much higher than the neurotypical population, at around 7.5 times more frequent. As someone who has had experience in this area, I feel this needs to be held up to the light and closely considered.
CW - suicide and depression
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There are probably many, many reasons why suicide rates are so high for #autistic people and I can't hope to cover them all here, so I'll base this on my own experience and understanding. Feel free to add to it. /2
One clear and obvious reason is the likelihood of #depression caused by the experience of being #autistic in this wacky world of ours. Depression is very common among #autistic people, and this you'd expect suicide rates to inflate too. /3
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DYK: Half of all #mentalhealth conditions start by 1️⃣4️⃣ years of age, but most cases are undetected and untreated.

WE ALL have a role to play in supporting adolescents 👧🏾🧒🏼👦🏿👩🏽 with their mental health #LeadingMinds
Some adolescents are at greater risk of #mentalhealth conditions due to their living conditions, stigma, discrimination or exclusion, or lack of access to quality support and services #LeadingMinds
@pahowho @WHO_Europe @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @WHOAFRO @WHOEMRO @UNICEF @DrTedros @unicefchief Emotional disorders commonly emerge during adolescence.
In addition to depression or anxiety, adolescents with emotional disorders can also experience excessive irritability, frustration, or anger #LeadingMinds
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1.) Is it just me or is everyone f’n brain washed into wanting a life devoid of freedom and happiness? Have people forgotten that WE make the world #economy work? We’re the consumers AND the work. The owners just facilitate between the groups & make a killing being middle men...
2.) If we ever broke free of our damn slumber & broke up these low competition industries there would be an entrepreneurial boom in the 2020s. Normal people will have opportunities to form businesses better than ever before without fear of reprisal from industry leaders...
3.) It’s absolutely imperative to expose these industry #Cartels who control every major revenue source in the world. There are 2,153 #Billionaires in the world who as a group, control more wealth & companies than the entire world population. They have boxed out small business.
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Stress, anxiety and depression are not uncommon in a lawyer’s life. According to a survey conducted in the USA by John Hopkins University in the 1990s, lawyers are 3.6 times more prone to depression than other people.

#stressed #Anxiety #depression #Lawyers #law #lawsikho
India is the country with maximum depression in the world according to recent reports. I know a few things about that.
I have been working as a lawyer since 2012 and have been fighting depression for quite some years now.
My lived experience tells me that depression is not uncommon in the legal sector of India. When I talk about it, people around me opens up and confides in me about their troubles. After all, being a lawyer is a demanding job.
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Let’s consider what we got for the grifter @POTUS bargaining away my and your kid’s future: a corporate tax break that never trickled down to employees. A net reduction on those covered by healthcare and a decrease in life expectancy for those in poverty...
A global military presence with our military families continuously stretched thin - but now we’re switching sides to aid former enemies who continue to undermine our democracy, brutally killing journalists and pro-democracy leaders.
A complete roll back of our environmental standards - taking us away from the few international agreements and protocols that show even the slightest promise of forcing global leaders to change fossil fuel consumption patterns.
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Here we go with:
"And the hits just keep on coming: Sex-specific effects of multiple stressor exposures on cognition"
Starting with @SEcksDifference setting us up well on the importance of early life stressor, working on limited bedding and nesting altering maternal care #Sfn2019
@SEcksDifference Limited bedding and nesting negly impacted maternal care, including affecting body weight throughout life, and gonadal hormones (elevating testosterone in males, estradiol in females. Interestingly an enriched environment there is also less time spent in nest building! #sfn2019
@SEcksDifference .@SEcksDifference showing the LBN model didn't affect vaginal opening or estrus cycle duration though, so unclear where effects on sex arise! Interestingly, prelim data shows that LBN enhanced male sex behavior, e.g., mounts less intromissions, and shorter latencies #sfn2019
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Ich habe es schon mal gesagt und sage es wieder:
Messer sind zur Selbstverteidigung bestens geeignet!
Vor allem, wenn:

- du denkst, dass du wirklich hart bist

- du meinst, dass du eine schwere #Depression schon nicht bekommst, nur weil du jemanden getötet hast [ 1/8]
- du Bock auf tagelange Vernehmungen und #Gerichtsverfahren hast, nur weil du jemanden getötet hast

- dir richtig einer abgeht bei dem Gedanken, auf Leute zu treffen, die dich hassen, nur weil du jemanden getötet hast

- du ein #Selbstverteidigungsmittel suchst, das... [2/8]
...nicht distanzwirksam ist, kein Geräusch macht und somit auch nicht Umstehende/Anwohner warnt

- du richtig Bock auf Aids und Hep A - C hast (Nagelbetten offen? Aufgekratzter Mückenstich? 🗡☣Willkommen im Club!)

- du die Worte "Überschreitung der Notwehr" gerne mal... [3/8]
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Live tweeting re-watch of #MainPremKiDiwaniHoon henceforth to be referred to as #MPKDH

First 5 minutes, and this college clearly never had a #POSH training because a student has plopped into a professor's lap and the professor is telling the girls they'll clear the exams
And of course the #electricguitar is connected to

When I see a puppy
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Having anxiety & depression is like being scared & tired at the same time. It's the fear of failure, but no urge to be productive. It's wanting friends, but hating socializing. It's wanting to be alone, but not wanting to be lonely. It's thinking, but feeling paralyzingly numb.
Contrary to popular belief, anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, per se, but rather it is the perceived realization that you lack the necessary ability in order to control the outcome of vital future events

It is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind
Depression isn't always sadness, it can also be an assortment or complex meld of emptiness, anger, tiredness or loneliness.

Reminder: Sometimes a cry for help isn't so visible, that's why we must be on the lookout to catch the precursors to severe depression in our loved ones.
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I have heard the worst kinds of advice when it comes to depression. If you say “I’m depressed” you’ll be surprised how many of your friends do hot yoga, eat steamed kale chips, have google degrees, drink seven kinds of herbal tea, & watch TED Talks in their sleep. #mentalhealth
But I get it. I’m trying to understand that when someone gives bad advice, it’s not because they’re bad. Sometimes it’s because they don’t know what else to say. They feel helpless. They have to say something. Anything. #mentalhealth
Many of us have been trained to fix-it. We’re told that silence is bad, so we fill it. It’s hard to say, “I really don’t know.” And honestly, I’d rather hear your bad advice than be alone. I’d rather you try badly than leave quickly. #mentalhealth
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I wish #antidepressants actually got rid of #depression.

Don't get me wrong, they're very important. Life-saving even. But living with depression, even at a low-level, day after day can be be: So. Damn. Exhausting. 😏

#MentalHealth #Mentalillness
I've been living with mild/moderate #depression for ≈4 years.

For me this is 'remission'. And I'm genuinely grateful it's not worse.

Sometimes it's OK just to survive each day. But it's not OK when that becomes your life. When you feel 'a bit shit' ALL the time.

The elephant in the room, of course, is the environment.

Can I blame my poor #mentalhealth on my behaviours? My drugs? Or the conditions in which I work?

Is it 'natural' for academics to develop #anxiety & #depression given the constant stress & distain?

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It was a bit late when i realized that my joints, spine and knee pain is because of stress and depression. Before that i couldn't understand what exactly depression is, how it feels? So, last year my eyes started swelling and I went
.. blind for some hours. I was admitted to hospital when doctors said i had an infection but i had some stress too that triggered it. Well, story goes on. I was suffering from back pain and knee pain for 10 years and no doctor could be able to diagnose what's causing the pain..
.. eventually back in october last year my life experiences started changing upside down, my relations with friends and family bungled. It was really hard for me to cope from it because friends weren't there to counsel and there's a little room in families for talking ..
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1 Wisst Ihr, was richtig mies ist an einer frühen Diagnose Asperger #Autismus? Man hat uns gesagt "Das wächst sich aus, im Erwachsenenalter ist kaum ein Asperger-Kind mehr auffällig." Oder "Sei froh, dass Du überdurchschnittlich intelligent bist, das hilft Deinen Weg zu finden."
2 Wer diagnostiziert wurde oder eine Verdachtsdiagnose hatte, "durfte" Sozialverhalten trainieren. In die Augen schauen, Emotionen aus Gesichtern lesen, Gespräche führen, ohne monoton zu klingen. Smalltalk zu halten! Maskieren war gewünschtes Verhalten.
3 Viele von uns galten dann nach durchgestandener Pubertät als "geheilt", haben sich eher ruhigere Jobs gesucht, einen eher kleinen Freundeskreis aufgebaut, in dem sie als verlässlich, aber eher introvertiert gelten. Familien gegründet. Wir sind jetzt 35 bis 45 Jahre alt.
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#ProTip for #coping with situational #depression aka life:

Decrease time spent listing to self-help/motivational podcasts & increase time spent listening to stand up comedy. #WednesdayWisdom
The Larry Sanders Show & Veep can be better than any bullshit guru or SSRI for one’s wellbeing.
*combine SSRI with comedy for maximum gains 😉 in consultation w a psychiatrist.
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"What's wrong with this BS?"

If you are #depressed, you are living in the past
If you are #anxious, you are living in the future
If you are at peace, you are living in the present
- Lao Tzu

WRONG! But good for teaching.
#meded #psychtwitter #somepsych #medtwitter
(quick trigger warning)

This is intended to be educational re: depression & anxiety. It mentions concepts that can be difficult to read about suicide, trauma, and depression. If you're not in a place to read it now, come back later :)

My cat distracts:
A psych mini-tweetorial and a bit more #philosophy, but this is important in #medicine and #psychiatry.

Ultimately, I hope it'll be obvious that this quote is simplifying, stigmatizing, and harmful. It's classic pseudo-profound bullshit.

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Been thinking about #ADHD ADHD a lot lately, cuz I have it, and thinking about (a lot of) things (at once) is just what I do. (thread)

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is really a bad name for it. We have no deficits of attention. We have a surplus of it. 1/ much that we have to use up the extra, "floating attention" (yes, that's what it's called) with some other kind of stimulation so we can focus on what we have to focus on. That's why some kids concentrate on homework better in front of the telly or listening to music. 2/
Rather than a deficit, what we have is the inability to regulate our attention. We can't force ourselves to focus on something that we're not already interested in, no matter how important it is. As kids we CAN'T just "pay attention in class," any more than we can fly. We are 3/
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#Depression is one of the most common of all #mentalhealth problems. It is also one of the most treatable conditions.

Let's talk about adolescent depression

Image source:
@akinlabiJ @dreadnstyn @healthcommng @HealthontheLen1 @_iamperpetua @DebisiBusybee @iam_doctormayor @depressionarmy The adolescent stage is a critical stage.

Adolescents often deal with a lot of issues they are not equipped to deal with that might cause depression.

It is also worthy of note that adolescent pubertal changes also put a lot of strain on them which may also lead to depression
@akinlabiJ @dreadnstyn @healthcommng @HealthontheLen1 @_iamperpetua @DebisiBusybee @iam_doctormayor @depressionarmy If this stage is not managed with care the effects often last till adulthood, causing serious mental issues.

Situations that might cause depression in adolescents includes;
•Broken homes,
•peer pressure and bullying
•Academic expectations or learning disabilities
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Im Ben.

Ive lived with #depression and #anxiety for years. I have become a doctor and psychiatrist. I try to help people. Sometimes I do.

My #mentalillness does not define who I am as a person. Or whether I am worth knowing.


Thanks for all the positive comments. My ginger face be blowing up.
Since you are here, here is some information on depression and anxiety courtesy of the #NHS……

And some great people to follow


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Irreguläre Überlegungen zu #Depression als Ausdruck einer narzisstischen Epoche
Die Krankheiten unserer Wohlstandszeit heißen #Burn-out, #Depression, #Narzissmus oder einfach F43.2. Das ist der Diganoseschlüssel einer #Anpassungsstörung. Das Wort verrät etwas...
Und 40 % von uns schlucken Pillen gegen #Depression und überschwemmen die Praxen der Therapeuten und Coaches. Das Internet ist voll davon – alle wollen damit was verkaufen oder verdienen.
Die Wissenschaft liefert wie stets die ideologisch passenden Erklärungen zur #Depression. Mit uns stimmt was nicht, nicht etwa mit der Epoche, sondern mit den Individuen. Denn wir leben ja in der besten aller Welten. Sagt die Ideologie.
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People who didn't know much about Marianne #Williamson Googled her after the debate the other night.

Here's a summary of her views on #vaccines, #AIDS, and...Darth Vader.

Oh, yes, it's related.

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That's really in her book "A Return to Love" (1992).

Here's a picture of the actual words in the book. #FridayThoughts
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Here she is denying that she said #depression is a #scam, then backpedaling and saying she was wrong to say it.
3 of 4 #Mentalhealth #stigma
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Here's a sample of what we spoke about at #adisorder4everyone in Cumbria:

1. @medsconsult and @recover2renew read 'Cracked' by James Davies (now @CEP_UK ) when published 2013
2. @medsconsult volunteered to help to compile the #unrecognisedfacts document for 2014 launch of @CEP_UK…
@medsconsult @CEP_UK 3. We have collaborated voluntarily with the @TheBMA 's Board of Science to provide real patient experiences of prescribed drug dependence and withdrawal, leading to the BMA ‘call for action’ for support for affected individuals in October 2016…
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Ich habe kein Recht

Jede #Depression ist anders, hat andere Ursachen, Auslöser & Verläufe.

Lange war ich davon überzeugt, dass ich kein Rechts habe, dass es mir so schlecht geht. Das es keinen (ausreichenden) Grund gibt (außer meine vermeintliche Überempfindlichkeit).

Von außen betrachtet ist mein Leben bislang erfolgreich verlaufen.

Ich bin mit Geschwistern in einem Haus mit großem Garten aufgewachsen, musste als Kind weder körperliche Gewalt noch Armut erleben. Kein Todesfall einer nahestehenden Person, keine schweren Krankheiten,

keine Scheidung der Eltern...

In der tiefenpsychologischen Therapie fing ich an zu begreifen. Ich lernte die Begriffe „emotionale Vernachlässigung“ & „emotionaler Missbrauch“ kennen. Lernte wütend zu sein

Doch meine Überzeugung, ich hätte noch immer keinen ausreichenden

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