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I try to offer support to those expressing #MentalHealth struggles, but I can't respond to everyone all of the time. That said, I do see you. You matter and you are valid.

The following thread is a compilation of #Edmonton/#yeg resources.

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Momentum Walk-In #counseling offers FREE drop-in groups and workshops for women, men, teens and first responders. Help is available to those with #anxiety, #depression, and #bipolar disorder.

The Family Centre (@tfcnalberta) offers a series of workshops, groups and classes on #anxiety and #depression, #SelfEsteem, #anger management, #parenting, #grief, #trauma, #relationships, communication skills, and understanding #addiction.

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I'm treated as non-disabled until I can't cope any more and then I'm considered to be making a problem, over reacting, being dramatic, then there's misogynistic 'hormonal' 'must be on their period' etc (which hurts in a different way when you're non-binary). 1/
My struggles are usually considered my 'fault' too - I should be taking more rest, doing less around the house, doing fewer things I enjoy (that's a good one!?) but noone is ever there to actually *take* the pressure off. 2/
Even when people are well meaning it always boil down to how much time and effort I'm going to *cost* someone.

That's an awful way to go about in life. Awful and bloody exhausting.

#ActuallyAutistic #ADHD #OCD #Tired #Disabled #DisabilityTwitter
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One of the most devastatingly exhausting things about OCD is how it relentlessly reinvents itself. You work through overcoming one compulsion and another obsessive thought emerges willing you to act. Tonight it was rereading the full page of my 8yo’s story if I messed up a word.
I’m proud of my growth and especially my recovery, but the reality is that it’s a daily struggle. These thoughts that constantly fire at you from all cylinders telling you “something bad will happen” if you don’t start the page from the beginning or move a certain item etc etc…
I have good friends, good coping tools, medication helps, running has been a game changer; but it’s really hard. I share this not to get kudos, but to show love and solidarity to others reading this who are also on this wild OCD ride.
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(@manijadegarcia) #Compassion thread here, discussing ideas for survival, stress management, joy & healing using the acronym ACCESS to organize the ideas.

Be back after a break to dig in! 🥰


(@manijadegarcia) #Compassion to me is like creating welcoming, gentle internal space for the things I am #accepting—so I can be curious instead of judgemental about them. I'm reminded of indigenous views of trauma as "wisdom" & a "teacher," that can lead us to healing.

(@manijadegarcia) #compassion & #acceptance are closely related in my experience, like a bi-directional positive correlation, (increasing either can increase the other—try not to get hung up on stats "rules.") & #SelfCompassion is super powerful for general #MentalWellness.

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👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 Posting the confidential anonymous safeguarding concerns from health professionals around the world RE: safeguarding children, medicalisation, ethics, therapy, ethical & moral dilemmas, workplace harassment, board/licensing harassment & any other related matters #donoharm
I speak with #HealthCareWorkers #professionals in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United States, Europe, the UK, Sweden, Finland, amongst others. Their stories, POV & voices deserve to be heard and this is their space. I will tweet comment, field of work and country only.
“I am a board member of ***** , a clinical psychologist and supervisor. I have raised my concern several times with the board and each time falls on deaf ears. Nearing retirement and may speak publicly at that time”, Clinical Consultant Psychologist, Supervisor, USA
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Several children in our group have had a diagnosis #PANS triggered by Covid infection.

💙PANS = Paediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome💙

A sudden onset of:
👉 OCD symptoms and/or severe eating restrictions
👉 Cognitive, behavioural, neurological symptoms (at least 2)
😢"It’s like my child woke up as a
completely different person!"😢

#PANS kids display a dramatic personality
change, some #OCD, tics or issues with
food, together with a number of other symptoms
usually following some kind of infection.
In very young children, #OCD can display as intense anxiety or fears.

Symptoms can be extremely alarming:
👉Anxiety/depressive moods
👉Aggression and/or irritability
👉Severely oppositional behaviour/regression
👉Sensory & motor abnormalities
👉Hallucinations and/or psychosis
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Good afternoon to our speakers this afternoon Professor Julia Sinclair - @drjmas and Sam Chamberlain - @SrCham who will talk about Neurobiology and treatment of addictions: from substances to behaviours #RCPsychIC #Neurobiology #Addictions Image
Welcome to our first speaker Anne Lingford Hughes speaking to us about alcohol use disorder: clinical features, neurobiology and evidence-based treatment

#RCPsychIC #Neurobiology #Addictions Image
Who is in control the user or the drug?

#RCPsychIC #Alcohol #Addictions Image
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This lunchtime at Virtual Congress we have three incredible speakers talking on the latest #neurobiology in #OCD #RCPsychIC
We have Dr Sam Chamberlain, Dr Himanshu Tyagi @himanshutyagi, Susanne Ahmari @ahmari_lab, Dr Matilde Vaghi @matildevaghi talking today. And we begin with a history of OCD #RCPsychIC Image
Dr Himanshu @himanshutyagi discusses how OCD was treated in the 1970s and the teachings that had been advocated by Freud #RCPsychIC
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Years prior to this picture (IAIP Conf '18) I had come across Abu Zayd al-Balkhi's original manuscript and written to Dr. Malik Badri about my findings comparing Balkhi's 9th C work to DSM-5

He wrote back encouraging me to publish in mainstream medical peer reviewed journals 1/
With Dr.Malik Badri in the front row, I presented how Balkhi (9th C) may have been the first in history to correctly classify, diagnose and propose functional treatments for #OCD and #phobia an entire MILLENNIUM before the European psychologists credited with both discoveries 2/
Dr. Malik Badri was so proud that day 💔

He gave me a standing ovation when I shared how the historians of medicine who peer reviewed my papers said they re-write the history of psychology and Muslim contributions to the field
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I deeply relate to this. After almost dying of ❤️ failure from #Lyme & being told by 11 “top” docs that in spite of my tick bite, bullseye, & classic symptoms, I could not poss still have it after a short course of doxy. Well, I did. 1/
And after the 12th doc saved my life (thx @StevePhillipsMD), I wrote my story in @HuffPost. I didn’t think anyone would care. But they did. The editor called & asked me to keep writing about this scandal as so many ppl were reading my story. 2/…
So I kept writing and began hearing from people all over the world, including a nurse from Ghana, who used my story to guide them back to health. I even interviewed celebrities who had gone through it like Daryl Hall. 3/…
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Part 4 is NOW LIVE!

Follow this thread for live updates and gems!
Today we welcome back Dr. Hooman Keshavarzi (our founder + Exec. director) and Dr. Fahad Khan (Deputy and Clinical director). Last week Dr. Hooman introduced the TIIP model. Today’s session will go deeper into exploring the model, + we will be looking at OCD from an Islamic lens
The presence of obsessive thoughts are very common among people. But, what is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)? Obsessions are unwanted, repetitive thoughts. Emphasis on UNWANTED. Someone with OCD dislikes having these thoughts however it's very difficult to control.
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Mon premier thread sera sur l'oversharing.

On va mettre les choses au clair direct: J'exècre le terme « #oversharing ».
Quand je partage de mes maladies physiques et mentales, je #visibilise l'existence de mes semblables. Je rappelle que nous existons.
Du coup, ce thread est une dédicace à tout·e·s mes buddies #spoonies et #neuroatypiques.
Et un peu de pédagogie pour vous, nos ami·e·s et proches neurotypiques et valides. Parce qu'on vous aime.
Déjà, je propose de remplacer « oversharing » par « conscience sharing ». Ou de simplement utiliser le mot « partage ». Parce que c'est plutôt de ça dont il s'agit.
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Hi friends, I’ve had a few tweets recently asking for advice about how to manage #SkinPicking during these unprecedented times so I’m putting this thread together with some useful resources & organisations.
#mentalhealth #coronavirus
#Skinpicking & #hairpulling disorders are in a family of conditions known as Body Focused Repetitive behaviours or #BFRBs. They affect 1 in 25. Key organisations worldwide include @tlcBFRB @CanadianBFRB @PickingMeFdn @HabitAware

Here’s @tlcBFRB booklet…
This gives a quick and useful overview of #BFRBs - there are 5 key triggers to identify - so it might be worth looking at those first and seeing if you can find something to intervene in those times, places and sensations when #skinpicking energy spikes.…
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.@neuralink big reveal thread
3/ #neuralink
threads inserted into brain are very tiny, and robot's needle very tiny too
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A good friend of mine has OCD. She wanted a forum to talk about it anonymously in the hope that it might help another person. So here is a long thread where I have copied her account in verbatim #Mentalhealth #OCD 1/32
There is an old song by Frank Sinatra Called me and my shadow, I think this sums up OCD perfectly. It has the potential to be there and all it needs is that little bit of sunshine and there it is.
OCD is a phrase that is thrown around so much that the actual meaning can be lost, oh you're so OCD because you checked the car was locked isn't quite the same as you have been testing all the doors on your car for the last 10 mins and feel an overwhelming need to stay until 3
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I am a #SocialScientist but I can 100% relate. The #OCD episode that led 2 my diagnosis was centred on ethics protocols 4 working w human subjects. Strict adherence is a necessary part of research but my OCD took "making sure everything is done right" next level in a bad way. 1/4
I became consumed with details and risk scenarios to an extent that was counter productive. Completing an ethics application was so triggering it was near impossible. That's when I took medical leave from my #PhD program. #OCD #MentalHealth #PhDLife #SickNotWeak #PhDChat 2/4
#OCD is esp good at playing on strengths & turning them against us. It capitalizes on assets like responsibility, meticulousness, diligence- traits rewarded in #academia. I believe this is why I didn't recognise my struggle 4 so long. OCD masqueraded as being a good academic. 3/4
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Microbes + mental illness 👉 This case history describes how a patient diagnosed with rapid onset #schizophrenia was eventually shown to have a Bartonella henselae #infection 👉 Treatment w/ antimicrobial chemotherapy led to full recovery:…
Quote from case report 👉 “Beyond suggesting that Bartonella #infection itself could contribute to progressive #neuropsychiatric disorders like #schizophrenia, it raises the question of how often infection may be involved with psychiatric disorders generally.” Image
And also just published 👉 This article, that details how a previously undiagnosed strep #infection (PANDAS) + possible Borrelia involvement☝️appear to have driven classic #OCD symptoms in another teenage patient:…
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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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Wow! 👉 Nationwide study in Denmark finds that childhood #infections were associated w/ a substantially increased risk for 👉#Schizophrenia, #OCD, personality and behavior disorders, mental retardation, #autism, ADD, and tic disorders:… ImageImageImage
More specifically 👉 #Childhood infections requiring hospitalizations increased the risk of hospital contacts due to #mental disorders by 84%☝️Less severe #infection treated with anti-infective agents increased the risks by 40% and 22% respectively:… ImageImageImageImage
Hypotheses noted in the study include 👉 “that some #infections might enter the #brain and influence neurological processes or that treatment for infections might alter the gut #microbiome”:…
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Borderline Personality Disorder aka Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder is one of the most misunderstood, stigmatised & complex mental health diagnoses (Thread) #BPD #EUPD
One could write pages relating to the condition BPD and a layman’s understanding would still be incomplete. For this reason I am going to try and keep it short, simple and concise as I can and explain to you what BPD is to me.
BPD is intense feelings of loneliness & an inability to sit with myself without resorting to poor coping behaviours #BPD #EUPD #MentalHealthAwareness
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Here @trollabhakt debunks the theory of "troll hire" by @OfficeOfRG..
Is this excellent skill of Fake Troll Hunter made him banned? #thread
Hope @ANI will either publish this version or respond to this rebuttal & uphold their journalistic duty
Then it's quite baffling the fixation of BJP, it's Ministers, Bhakts, SM cell & court jester media with a so called "failed politician" #OCD
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