Saturday, June 30, 2012

Different Treatments for Schizophrenia

I came across this by accident when researching emotional lability (really bad mood swings)

The Treatment of Schizophrenia with Chinese Medicine

Yi-gan san (traditional Japanese herbal medicine)as adjunctive therapy for treatment-resistant schizophrenia

Some have had success with a combination of medication with strong vitamins

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Symptom & Mood Charting


Basically it is where you will be recording your symptoms & treatments over time.


It can be difficult to remember especially with a mental illness how you have been doing if your doctor asks and you can get a clearer picture of what has been working for you,your triggers,patterns of how your symptoms may be affected by things such as your menstrual cycle,the seasons,sleep... What treatments are helpful,some triggering patterns, behaviour you may carry out before making suicide attempts,early warning signs

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

BPD and Mood Disorders

Did you know ?

If you have BPD (borderline personality disorder) chances are very high you will also have a mood disorder (a.k.a affective disorder)

One study found that about 96% of patients with BPD met criteria for a mood disorder. 

  •  about 83% of patients with BPD also met criteria for major depressive disorder(aka clinical depression)
  • about 39% of patients with BPD also met criteria for dysthymic disorder.
According to NAMI :
Co-morbidity with other disorders:
Major Depressive Disorder                                                --  60 percent
Dysthymia  (chronic, moderate to mild depression)          --  70 percent
Eating Disorders                                                               --  25 percent
Substance Abuse                                                               -- 35 percent
Bipolar Disorder                                                                -- 15 percent
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What is Major Depressive Disorder?

Monday, June 18, 2012

New Treatments For BPD an Easy to Understand Detailed Overview (2012-2013) Part 1

(I will try to keep updating this as time goes by & new studies are published...)

*2012 Video update Coming Soon!* It will include the latest scientific info from review papers on RCTs on drugs & therapies for BPD (more recent than Wikipedia,which I plan to update after I've finished the video) You can subscribe to my YouTube to know when I've uploaded it
But here is a sneak preview while I'm finishing

therapies,psychotherapy,BPD,borderline personality disorder,what is BPD ,mood swings,emotionally unstable personality disorder,relationship problems,stress, suicide attempts para-suicide,functioning impairment
Artist-Ferian Moon
We will be looking at Long & Short –Term Treatments like:

DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy)
MBT (Mentalisation Based Treatment) (partial
hospitalization & outpatient)
SFT (Schema-Focused Therapy)
TFP (Transference-Focused Psychotherapy)
STEPPS (Systems Training for Emotional Predicatibility & Problem Solving)
GPM (General Psychiatric Management)
DDT(Dynamic Deconstructive Therapy)
NET (Narrative Exposure Therapy)

DBT-ACES (Accepting the Challenges of Exiting the System)
Drug Treatment,ECT & Alternative Treatments

Sunday, June 17, 2012


So let me guess you hate your life and want to end it aka die ? Chances are that you have a mental disorder and little information on how to make a successful suicide because if you did you would probably not be searching online.Or you can't access the Peaceful Pill Handbook or Suicide and Attempted Suicide Methods & Consequences by Geo Stone(parts of the book are available free online)