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Today’s #SchizoChat is all about antipsychotics. What are they, why are they useful, how are they controversial, and what do you need to know about them? #schizophrenia #schizoaffective #psychiatry
Before I begin, a quick word: this can be a very controversial topic, as we will delve in later. All folks’ opinions are valid (especially their personal experiences!) so don’t be mean! These drugs can really impact lives for the good or bad. #SchizoChat
Folks’ opinions can be very split—check out this recent poll! At the time of tweeting, the results are all over the place! Controversial! #SchizoChat
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Mental Health thread//

Lessons from training as a psychiatrist

1) Mental health is complicated, and illness can come from a variety of experiences, genetics and biology. No two people are the same, and no two approaches should be. Person centred medicine is important.
2) Stigma is common, both in patients fearing illness and others judging them. This same stigma delays diagnosis, harms people and attacks rights. The solution is education and speaking openly of ones experience. Fear is often based on assumption, not reality.
3) Capacity and Insight are not the same. Capacity is a time specific ability to receive, understand, consider and communicate information relevant to a decision, insight is the ability to recognise the presence of delusional or hallucinatory symptoms as part of an illness.
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THREAD:
"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: instagram.com/chasiuthecat/
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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