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Untreatable .. Patient Expert

Canada
I am a former mental health worker who now resides on the other side of the wall with four concurrent disorders: Borderline Personality Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder with Psychotic features, C-Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I have been battling mental illness for the majority of my life and through my blog I am trying to increase awareness, promote...

jro4715

California
I am a 45 year old woman.  I have been married for 18 years and have 2 grown children and a grandson.  I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, PTSD, OCD and anxiety disorder and ADHD about 3 years ago now.  On top of the mental disorder, I have fibromaylgia and myofascial pain disorder.   Arthritis and scoliosis and recently COPD.  I lost a job I loved 4 years ago...

Ron Unger Patient Expert

California
According to what has been called the medical model, people who have been diagnosed with "schizophrenia" and with "psychosis" in general, have a brain disease or chemical imbalance. Past life experience such as trauma, according to that model, has nothing to do with why people have difficult or strange experiences now. While the medical model can easily be criticized for...

Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook

Clearwater, Florida
I am a socially conscious, feminist, 33-year old, with a dry sense of humor, and a compassionate soul. I started my blog about my life with Schizophrenia long ago when I was in the middle of psychosis and not on any medication for it. Now, I have been receiving proper medical treatment for this biological illness for a few years, and I am doing much better. I keep up the blog to share...

Liz Janill Patient Expert

California
Hi, my name is Liz. I am a Special Ed. teacher in Texas. I previously taught 5th grade Math for a lot of years and just two years ago was offered a job of working with students who have special needs. My mother was severely bipolar all of my life starting when I was 18 months old.  I was her primary care-giver for much of those years. After her death, almost five years ago, I thought at...

greathealthinspired Facebook

California
I am former Pharmaeutical Rep that worked in the areas of Alz., Heart Disease & Mental Disorders. After being part of America's problem to push pills. I am here to support more natural ways to correct our problems because they are correctable.  I have just started a blog check it out! Still working on but I join me in my progress.    

mycrazybipolarlife Health MavenFacebook

United Kingdom
I'm a mental health blogger from the UK in my late twenties and a sufferer of bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, agoraphobia and self harming. I have also lost a child who was stillborn in 2007 and have some fertility issues (PCOS). I started my blog in December 2009 and have been through quite a lot in that time including hospitalisation and psychotic symptoms. I write as often as...

Pandora Facebook

Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
20-something female from Northern Ireland, living with complex post-traumatic stress disorder and borderline personality disorder with psychotic and dissociative features, bipolar disorder type II, major clinical depression and social anxiety. Basically mad?! Currently taking 600mg Quetiapine (Seroquel) and 225mg Venlafaxine (Effexor) daily, as well as use of Diazepam (Valium) and...

serialinsomniac

Belfast, United Kingdom
20-something female blogger.  Diagnoses are borderline personality disorder and complex post-traumatic stress disorder with psychotic and dissociative features, bipolar II disorder, clinical depression and social anxiety.  Current treatments are psychodynamic psychotherapy, 225mg Venlafaxine daily and 400mg Quetiapine daily.

sonyasworld

San Francisco, California
My wife has a mental illness. She was hospitalized for close to one month with acute psychosis. Her diagnosis (still not solidified) is major depression with psychotic features. This blindsided us. This blindsided me. My world flipped upside down. “Sonya” refers to the name I gave my wife when she was at her most delusional, because she reminded me of the Dostoeskvy...