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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/
...so 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
#DevComs

Image source: psychologytoday.com
@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.

#IAmNotDangerous

@CaraLisette
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

nhs.uk/conditions/cli…

nhs.uk/conditions/gen…

And some great people to follow

@wendyburn
@CaraLisette
@hatttiegladwell
@beyondBPD18
@ahmedhankir
@matthaig1

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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
cepuk.org/wp-content/upl…
@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
bma.org.uk/collective-voi…
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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).

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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,

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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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Thread:

#MECFS patients face disbelief that they are sick

Many #MECFS patients are told that they are simply tired, stressed, anxious, depressed, lazy or malingering

How can #pwME respond to such disbelief and lack of understanding??????

See thread below:
2. Below are 7 evidence-based scientifically supported findings that you can use to inform those who dont understand that #MECFS is a multi-organ, systemic and severely debilitating illness

From a lovely review by @HarvardAskDrK in @JAMA_current
ja.ma/2xF3WNT
3. #pwME have deficiencies in 3 organs important for the body's hormonal balances called the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis

Importantly, the deficiencies observed in #MECFS patients are quite different to that seen in #depression
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Dennis Mashue now talking about his experience of being a late diagnosed autistic adult - “nothing made sense ... I learnt nothing in school ... years later I saw my son experiencing the same issues ... I now know I experienced autistic burnout” ...
Alison Morantz now speaking as an academic and a parent of an autistic person who experiences severe co-occurring mental health difficulties (schizophrenia)
Alison had extreme difficulty in finding appropriate treatment for her son. No traditional treatment worked, “there was nowhere else for Mika to go” “we spent the next 2 yrs following Mika around the country” ... lots of instability, and vulnerability to abuse from staff ...
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Autistic people, #suicide, #depression. Thread, Important.
Are you involved in testing for depression in #autistic people? Perhaps as a researcher, or a medical professional? Please be aware of the perils of using some of the standard tests. An example. Here we go.../
bmcpsychiatry.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.11… This example is freshly published. A team gave a suicidal autistic person a questionnaire re depression and said, "Cor, you're not depressed, mate - this must be just one of them obsessive autistic things" (or words to that effect...)/
Unfortunately for the researchers, they decided to use the Beck's Depression Inventory. Here it is if you want a link to a version. ismanet.org/doctoryourspir… It asks questions, and the person chooses the response that is most accurate. It's not designed for autistic people./
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1/ I would like to share my story of my #mentalillness (Bipolar Disorder II) and how I deal with it, to show that mental illness is everywhere, and that someone can have a mental illness and be successful. I hope this story can empower someone and help reduce the stigma.
2/ I am a successful PhD student in Chemistry. I am happy, I have travelled the world, I have lived abroad for a year, I am a varsity Squash athlete, I have a BSc in Biochemistry and a MSc in Chemistry. But my biggest success: doing all this while managing a mental illness.
3/ A few weeks ago, I woke up and it took me over an hour to get out of bed. After a day of achieving little at work, I went straight home. I did not feel like my usual after-work walk, I did not want to play squash, I did not want to read a book. I had no energy.
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"Ach, du hast Depressionen? Tut doch einfach mal dies und das und dann geht's dir besser!"

Der Teufelskreis der #Depression.
Über Körper, Geist, Motivation, Emotion und das Sozialleben.
Ein Thread.
Es geht hier vor Allem um den Teufelskreis der Depression. Darum, wieso wir nicht einfach etwas dagegen tun können, damit es in einer Woche weg ist wie eine Erkältung.
Nachfolgend #depression #mentalillness #suicide (1/16)
Das umfasst nicht nur den Kopf, sondern auch den Körper und unser Leben. Dazu gehören nicht nur innere Prozesse, sondern auch äußere Prozesse. In die anhaltende Depression spielt Alles mit rein. Also fasse ich meine subjektiven Erlebnisse damit zusammen: (2/16)
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Articles from @nayadaurpk for your weekend reading pleasure.

1. Searching for an executioner — @NadeemfParacha on the execution of Z A Bhutto and the case that was used to eliminate him. nayadaur.tv/2019/04/search…
2. @Tariq_Bashir on how NAB law directly contradicts the fundamental principle of ‘innocent unless proven guilty’ granted under Pakistan’s constitution. And it needs to be repealed.
nayadaur.tv/2019/04/asad-m…
3. @MuhammadZiauddi explains Pakistan’s 70-year-old dilemma of choosing between an overvalued rupee and a free floating exchange rate. It is a #mustread on Pakistan’s economic history and #policy choices it made.
#nayadaur #reading
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A little thread, which I may come back to, for all those #technophobes who blame rise in #suicide on #socialmedia.

First: legit, what rise?
Second: The actual experts do not agree with you, and your fear-mongering is likely causing more harm than good.
cf. Thomas, K, and Gunnell, D. (2010). Suicide in England and Wales 1861–2007: a time-trends analysis. International Journal of Epidemiology, Volume 39, Issue 6, December 2010, Pages 1464–1475.
So, first the data, from #UK (above) and elsewhere (below).

Clearly if this epidemic was *caused* by a *single* factor it would permeate all societies with social media.

[Suicide Rates for Teens Aged 15–19 Years, by Sex — United States, 1975–2015, #USA]
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(1) fakten statt fake news zur #psychotherapie
kosten:
stationäre therapie 4 mrd € psychopharmaka 2.8 mrd €
ambulante psychotherapie 1.5 mrd @€
(2) fakten statt fake news zur #psychotherapie
kosten psychischer erkrankungen: maximale burden of disease, lange krankschreibungen, häufigster grund für frühberentungen, produktivitätsausfälle.
& großes menschliches leid.
(3) fakten statt fake news zur #psychotherapie
die meisten menschen mit #depression erhalten nur psychopharmaka trotz geringer wirksamkeit. 20% werden gar nicht behandelt. häufig erfolgt die behandlung stationär, weil keine freien ambulanten therapieplätze zu finden sind.
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🔥FIRE THREAD🔥

For #TuesdayThoughts and #TuesdayMotivation

from @IvanThrone

The Dark Triad Man

ARE YOU SUFFERING FROM #DEPRESSION?

DO YOU FIND YOURSELF SPIRALING IN #PAIN?

Grab your balls.

Pay attention.

We're going to discuss a process.

And you will APPLY IT...

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"SICK THOUGHT"

Correcting this is a critical component of vital health as a human being.

Mental health, emotional health, physical health.

There is no way around this, people.

If you are engaged in Sick Thought,

You are going to be Sick.

That's how it works.

Listen!

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LEARN:

Thought can arise with ill and disordered pattern, resulting in sickness of alignment of the three realms of thought, word and deed.

Sick thought is malevolent, both in consideration and in internal impact.

Pay close attention here.

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1. thread.

Nice @FrontPediatrics paper providing guidance for docs and #pwME in the diagnosis and management of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome #MECFS

#MedEd #MedTwitter #chronicillness #chronicpain #SickNotTired
frontiersin.org/article/10.338…
2. #MECFS is commonly misdiagnosed as a #somatic disorder

#pwME "..have been humiliated or dismissed by other providers, so [doctors] will need to be.. nonjudgmental.. & acknowledge that #MECFS is not a #psychological condition but a real illness"

frontiersin.org/article/10.338…
3. #MECFS symptoms can be diverse, complex, fluctuate and overlap with many other conditions making the diagnosis difficult

This @FrontPediatrics paper lists 33 (!) co-morbidities commonly associated with #MECFS

#MedEd #MedTwitter #pwME #SickNotTired
frontiersin.org/article/10.338…
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Now, if you'd like to see what and who in our community is up to no good, please refer to the following tweets with vital information so we can STOP attacking the victims involved in this situation.
First up! Introducing Author Lissa Gromley (@AuthorLissa) who was part of the Sassy Literary Ladies, a group consisting of several authors across genres that eventually turned on her and caused the chaos taking over the #writingcommunity today, see here:
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1/This care partner's tale in 9 tweets.
Son 35 yrs. Undetected spondylolysthesis and other musculoskeletal issues uncovered at 13 yrs due primarily to onset of pain during a period of rapid growth.
2/ First emergency spine fusion at 15 yrs after 2 yrs of medical profession denying that kids have pain. Teens are an invisible health care population.
Columbine happened in this period.
Every teenage boy in America had a target on their forehead.
Pain became 'kid wants drugs"
3/ Fusion failed. #FailedBackSurgerySyndrome
Blame the kid for failure to heal. Medical message: Shift the blame. Teach the kid that cure is his fault.
Teenage cutting, self-harm distracts from daily pain.
Back into surgical revision2 @ 16.
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I keep being asked what #Dickens would have made of #Brexit. Charles & Catherine Dickens took their family to live in #Genoa, #Italy for a year (in 1844-1845) – something Brits will no longer be able to do after 29 March. #travel
Before moving to #Italy, Charles #Dickens employed Antonio Gallenga, a political #refugee from #Parma who had migrated to #London, to teach him Italian. In #Brexit Britain, Gallenga would no longer be allowed to work legally.
#Dickens wrote a #travelogue about his year in #Italy. ‘Pictures from Italy’ details the family’s travels through #Europe to their new home in #Genoa, & Dickens' #travels around the country. In #Brexit Britain Dickens would no longer have the right to work in another EU country.
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1/ Here it is, the culmination of many hours of research - our published paper describing a genetic analysis of depression using data from over 2 million people.
nature.com/articles/s4159…
2/ We firstly analysed DNA data from 800,000 people from @uk_biobank, @23andMeResearch and @PGCgenetics and identified 102 independent variants associated with #depression.
3/ In an independent replication dataset of 1.3 million people, all of the 102 depression variants had an effect in the same direction, 87 were significant after applying Bonferroni correction and 56 passed the threshold for genome-wide significance.
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1/ Thread: New study forthcoming on whether #gene-testing can help guide #antidepressant selection for #depressed patients who have failed to respond to 1 or (on average) 3-4 trials of medication. bit.ly/2LQU75I I have been skeptical: mostly, scant added value…
2/ & I found the reporting of this study annoying. On the primary endpoint, improvement in average #depression rating scores, the gene-testing failed. Patients whose MDs chose new meds w/o help of gene tests did just as well—& yet news reports suggested that tests can help…
3/ That's because the gene testing led to a choice of new meds that led to significantly more remissions (patient no longer depressed) and responses (halving of symptom burden). In general, in drug trials, response/remission shows antidepressants to better effect…
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I have spent the last few years trying to rethink #mhealth. As we work to lessen #stigma and fear I ask everyone to keep an open mind, give feedback, and join me as I delve into some unique hypotheses. 1/
This started with my sphere of mental health. (Pinned) . I don’t believe true “normal” exists and feel everyone has issues that fit within the sphere. A dx comes because of observations that are inherently flawed & variable due to relative perceptions. 2/
I use the word “flawed” because none of us can read minds, therefore, there is no objective way to truly know exactly what someone is going through or how extreme their suffering is. This is one reasons #mhealth pros have such a difficult job. 3/
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Sending support and strength to anyone in #pain or fighting #depression/#anxiety.

It's a hard place to be in.

Do whatever you can to create safe, comforting non-toxic space around you.

Have faith in your own ability to survive. 💜🌿

(Flowers via The Wife.)
Reach out if you know you are in trouble.

Someone will be there to catch you before you fall. ❤
I don't mean to sound glib about reaching out. But my experience is that doing so--finding someplace to land and someone to listen to you will help you survive what you're facing. A support group if you are estranged from your family as many are. ❤️
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