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In the audience at @nordicmodelnow event #PowerPlay listening to the amazing Heli St Luce explain how #sexwork became a euphemism for exploitation
The youngest girl rescued from the red light trafficking district in Amsterdam in 2020 was two years old
The rise of neoliberalism and unrestrained capitalism has given rise to the expansion of the sex trade and a lack of material analysis in academia props it up.
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🧵I’m a little over half way through reading @R_Denhollander ‘s book, What Is A Girl Worth. I’ve had to take it slow. Even though I was married to my abuser and the circumstances of my assaults were very different from hers, the book has proved triggering.
But I keep reading because when she describes her feelings and responses to trauma, she mirrors mine. All those fears about coming out with the truth, trying to navigate motherhood while healing, trying to be a wife after my body was weaponized against me - it is all so familiar.
Being a survivor of s*xual abuse is complicated. Learning to live after being defiled and gaslit is incredibly challenging. Those of us who have chosen to go public haven’t done so lightly - we, perhaps more than anyone else, know what the truth costs and the price is high.
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😮 What if I told you there's a medication that has transformed the lives of veterans and so many others by reducing #PTSD related nightmares?

Let's jump in on this week's #MedMondays💊, and let's vanquish this Nightmare on Elm Street 😱

💊 #Prazosin was first developed as an antihypertensive in the 1970s. It wasn't long before it caught the attention of psychiatrists for its remarkable ability to reduce nightmares in those with PTSD. Now, it's a go-to solution for many sleep disturbances! 🌜🛌
🎯 Prazosin shines as a treatment for PTSD-related nightmares, but it doesn't stop there! It's also used to address sleep disturbances in anxiety, depression, and other stress-related disorders, giving patients the rest they need. 🌟🛏️
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DEPRESSION ( Thread Alert)💥
Its normal to feel low once in a while but if you are sad most of the time if it affects your daily life,then you might have clinical depression,a condition you can treat with medicine or talking to a therapist.(1/n)
#MentalHealthAwareness #PTSD
Types of Depression
1.Atypical Depression
It is characterised by the heaviness in the limbs ,irritability, relationship issues,oversleeping and over eating.(2/n)
2.Psychotic Depression
This is characterised by episodes with hallucinations,delusions and catatonic stage ( Statue stage) .(3/n)
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1/ "If they don't kill the enemies and imprison their own, then after the victory, I will deal with the psychological rehabilitation of the people who were fucked by this war."
2/ Just a few day’s short of the one-year "mark" of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on 24 February, its estimated that one in every four Ukrainians may suffer from mental health issues because of the ongoing conflict.

The World Health Org said this means that some 10 million people
3/ will likely experience depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia.

Ukraine’s gov said that more than 60% of its soldiers are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and about half of the population needs psychological help
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1- Thread about #autism from an #ActuallyAutistic, that can relatate autism with the #PhantomOfTHeOpera
in 30 seconds.. The thing with #autism is that you, if you are 30 years without diagnosis, that is not the problem, it is to have been living 30 years of a lie =>
2 - So everything is a lie until proven truthful. Feeling abandonment is not a feeing, is a real REAL MANIFESTATION.
We do not feel things, we live things. It is not something like we can stop feeling is for some way or we can chose the result of any manifestation from other. =>
3 - It hurts, because is real, it hurts because you are living a life in which people are getting away because of your #autism. Not because of you. Because if they could been able to understand it, they would know the impact, the result, what they are doing to us. =>
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Hello there 👋🏽 I hope you’re having a lovely Thursday.

Today I thought I should pop in and just to share with you how having a stress ball helped me through academic stress and how that experience became the motivation behind us selling stress balls.
Also still keeping in mind that mental health is still a pressing issue in our community and we here at NeuroBloom Psychology practice are working on raising awareness through our mental health campaign shop. However we can’t do it without you, so we are urging you to check out
the shop. Not only will you be getting yourself an item from our store but 10% of the profit share is donate to Moreson Special School situated in Khomasdal and caters for about 150 learners with cognitive and intellectual impairments from across the country.
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Went to NYC to get castrated. Then was going to head off to Mexico and then maybe Thailand to get more surgery done; maybe even the "final step".

2 weeks before my castration I was on the beach with 2 post-op transgender "women". We were laughing & having a good ole time... til
til they got very serious, looked at me and said, in a sincerity & compassion I'd never heard from them b4, "Don't Do It!, All of my life I thought IF I could just become a woman then I would be happy and I'd find peace & purpose."
he went on to say, "Now I am legally & medically a woman but I am more miserable now than I've ever been. I think of taking my life on a daily basis. Please don't do it to yourself! I just want to die and not exist!" Then the other one looked at me and said...
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It’s a new month and not just any new month but it’s the month of Love❤️! Sending you so much Love❤️ and Light🌞

Least you forgot it is also:
It’s Let’s Talk Wednesday!
Listening to music can be entertaining, and some research suggests that it might even make you healthier.
Music can be a source of pleasure and contentment, but there are many other psychological benefits as well. Music can relax the mind, energize the body, and even help people better manage pain.
The psychological effects of music can be powerful and wide-ranging.
Music therapy is an intervention sometimes used to promote emotional health, help patients cope with stress, and boost psychological well-being.

Below are some benefits of listening to music:
🎧Music can improve cognitive performance
🎧Music can reduce stress
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PTSD is a common phenomenon in ICU survivors, impacting literally millions of people around the world, every year. What do we know about it? A 🧵 1/5
In the late 1990s, research on #PTSD after the #ICU first emerged, with early studies suggesting prevalence rates of 40 to 50 percent, far higher than in combat veterans and other high risk groups. Studies since then have documented rates of 10% to 20% - clearly a problem. 2/5
Risk factors for PTSD in ICU survivors vary but include female sex, young age, a history of delirium, and a history of psychiatric illness. The presence of delusional memories also plays a role. @CIBScenter 3/5
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How do we know that our Inner Child is present?
When you are truly feeling your feelings, you are allowing your inner child to be. Your inner child is active when you are being playful, spontaneous, creative, intuitive and surrendering to the spiritual self. When you experience
joy, sadness, anger, fear or affection your child within is coming out.

When the inner child is wounded.
Almost all of us have some inner child healing to do. It is hard for us to be whole and happy adults without bringing the inner child into our lives and thereby healing it.
When we meet our inner child, we often discover that some of our ove, guidance, respect, trust and safety. The lack of these basic needs may have brought about a state of chronic anxiety, fear, shame, anger and despair in our inner child.
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Today on FaceBook, an old post popped up from a decade ago . . . 25 random things about me. I'll share some of them here in a 🧵.
1. I wish that I had had the opportunity to meet Dan Fogelberg before he passed away some years ago . . . his music comforts me and makes me wistful and nostalgic, especially his poignant classic “Same Auld Lang Syne.” @DanFogelberg2
2. One of my favorite memories growing up – as funny as it may sound – was watching Georgia Championship Wrestling on Saturday afternoons with my little brother. @RicFlairNatrBoy
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Thread alert! Advice from @bschermd at @Metabolic_Mind about the #ketogenic diet as a treatment for #mentalillness 🧵⬇️ #depression #ADHD #Bipolar #Schizophrenia #OCD #Anxiety #PTSD (1/8)
@bschermd @Metabolic_Mind "Remember our caution. Therapeutic
nutritional #ketosis or simply starting
a ketogenic diet is a powerful #health
and medical intervention that can change
your body's #metabolism and could
dramatically alter (2/8)
@bschermd @Metabolic_Mind #brain function, medications, #sleep patterns, #energy levels, and other physiologic functions. You should not start a keto diet on your own. (3/8)
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Let’s talk about mental health services and #autistic children shall we? A 🧵1/9
Fact: #Autistic children are human, they have emotions, they experience pain, love, joy, anger, fear. HUMAN EMOTIONS. 2/9
Fact: #Autistic children have different #sensory and #communication experiences of the world than #neurotypical children. The world is set up for neurotypical people but autistic children will often try very hard to fit into the world around them. #Masking 3/9
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IrkallaTV ep02.the Rescue Industry Clowncar, Tate arrest, Eliza Bleu Scandal
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IrkallaTV ep02.the Rescue Industry Clowncar
I trash talk Operation Underground Railroad, and
explain rescue industry shaming as a "protect kittens petition"
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More outlining why operation underground Railroad is insufferable and full of absolutely incompetent chowderheads. IrkallaTV ep02.the Rescue Industry Clowncar, Tate arrest, Eliza Bleu Scandal
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Trying desperately not to think about it but having been inadvertently given access to all of my GP notes on system one including psychiatric notes when I was only trying to access a copy of my summary care record is very unsettling. I had deliberately intended never to read 1/
any of my notes. Having worked for the #NHS in some capacity intermittently since 2005 (including time as an admin assistant to a #MHA office) and as a doctor since 2011 I am acutely aware that medical notes can sometimes be brutally dehumanising. I understand it is @rcpsych 2/
guidance now that clinic letters are sent to patients but I previously opted out of receiving them. It always felt so strange to read about myself in such a clinical way. I began to dread the brown envelopes with the off white NHS paper that came through the letterbox. 3/
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"When we (@Metabolic_Mind) mention mental illness we're referring to severe
#depression #bipolar disorder or
#schizophrenia. But everything we say also may have applied to #ADD #OCD #anxiety moderate depression, #PTSD and more." (1/12)
@Metabolic_Mind I have seen it SIGNIFICANTLY improve or lead to remission in literally all of these disorders in my private practice and via my online Brain Fog Recovery Program. (2/12) #therapists #counselors #mentalhealthcounselor
@Metabolic_Mind It's ok to have hope that you can feel better. When you are suffering from any of these disorders, hope is a little scary. You don't want to be disappointed. Sometimes it's easier to practice acceptance of how you are feeling. (3/12) #hope #spoons #chronicillness
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.@blakehounshell’s death by suicide after battling depression spotlights broader issues: as a culture, we stigmatize #mentalillness + laud stoicism (or #toxicmasculinity?). #RIPBlakeHounshell
+ basic #ableism centering identity on work and productivity. Normalize telling your friends and family when you’re not ok. Normalize telling your caregivers. Normalize taking a break. Normalize asking for help, normalize receiving it. #RIPBlakeHounsell
61 million adults in #USA live with a #disability = 1 in 4. You are +/or know someone living with a disability. Do we talk about it? Or is it a shameful, secret thing? Internalized #ableism, #stigma kill.… via @CDCgov #RIPBlakeHounsell
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1/5 As many of you here watch family, friends, associates and colleagues living their best lives out there, as #COVID19 surges, please know that many ARE NOT okay.

"Psychoanalyst Judith Alpert theorizes that our culture is terrified of death, illness, and vulnerability."
2/5 "Thus, “[t]hose who have contact with the #chronically #ill . . . do not want to be #reminded of #vulnerability and #ultimate #demise. In turn, the demand placed on the chronically ill is to #control, #hide, and #overcome the #chronic #illness.” (Alpert, 2012)."
3/5 Many of those who appear to be living their best lives are faking wellness to fit in.…
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FYI: As you talk w/unsheltered people, many are stuck in a recurring #PTSD loop, actively reliving past trauma
They may become- or be perceived as- a threat to others when they are actually struggling to survive/process a sexual assault or other abuse (including police sweeps)
I often hear stories of surviving violence from unsheltered people talking to themselves:
"Get away from me!"
"Leave me alone"
"Get your d-ck out of my face!"
"I don't want to do that..."
It's horrifying- and all too common
+ #SanDiegoPD sweeps can trigger memories of abuse
Imagine someone invades your personal space, gives you orders & refuses to listen to you.
If you've been in this situation before & were injured- those memories can overwhelm your ability to respond to what's happening in "real time"
Result: Behavior based on survival #PTSD
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In 2023, let's give #psychotherapy for #mental disorders the status it deserves when examining and regulating novel or "breakthrough" treatments. Our latest comment (@NaudetFlorian @joarhalvorsen Lisa Cosgrove) @TheLancetPsych lays out arguments for this…
Trials of new treatments for mental disorders should be comparative (indeed more regulatory trials should…
Patients in the comparison group should receive a 1st line/recommended by guidelines/effective treatment even if *NOT* biological or pharmacological.
The fact that new treatments are touted as breakthroughs after not being compared to the standard of care is a mockery of the patients' time and distress and a negation of ethics and equipoise.
E.g. benchmarking MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for #PTSD…
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Thoughtful piece

Though yet again the point is missed that services do not only allow restraint & seclusion to be used as a last resort in response to emergencies ("imminent violence") - in some, it's routine

I was never, ever, in any way even remotely violent or even resistant
Once you notice it, it's there in every piece of research & writing on seclusion & restraint - the assumption that these are only ever used as a last resort in response to emergencies

But it's not true

Any & all work that is based on this assumption has failed from the outset
If an analysis/research does not acknowledge that, on some wards, the leadership & culture does not question, facilitates or even expects restraint & seclusion to be used in situations which are NOT emergencies, then it is flawed from the outset
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1/ This week we officially opened Australias first womens-only hospital dedicated to treating the survivors of trauma. @JaneCaro @SummersAnne @sammostyn @jessradio @DLulabele @MattsJane @WINNews_Woll @stellalauri1 #PTSD #CPTSD @ramsayhealth @HarbMerrylord
2/ Although I’ve advocated in this space through all levels of govt- only the private sector have truly committed - with the most beautiful location, sparing no expense to making it a truly healing environment for survivors…
3/ …with a pool, gym, art therapy, yoga, fantastic healthcare workers, inpatient & outpatient holistic therapeutic service.
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#PTSD: explanation thread.

Trigger Warning: PTSD/trauma/symptoms/discussion of threat/sexual abuse

Omitted: complex PTSD, adjustment reactions, panic disorder, depression.

Please read and #retweet

This thread is an attempt to explain the cause, symptoms and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. As always, some understandings are subjective and may not represent everybody’s experience. I do my best here, but disagreement is helpful.
Definition: We have to be careful how we define #trauma and thus #ptsd. It is a word that has a specific meaning in medicine, but outside of it can be used for many reasons.
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