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Guest_60672026 Mental Health illness
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Anxiety attacks are resulting in me not going to work and being mentally unable to work. I am at home, where I feel safe but I have anxiety attacks. I have tried to go to work a number of times but I have the same situation happen.

Anxiety attacks are resulting in me not going to work and being mentally unable to work. I am at home, where I feel safe but I have anxiety attacks. I have tried to go to work a number of times but I have the same situation happen.

josh88 Going into Hospital. Support from Partner
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Hi, so I've decided to go into hospital for TMS therapy to address my chronic depression. I'll be doing it as an inpatient which means being away from my partner and children for 2 weeks. I'm really anxious and nervous about the whole thing. Today I ... View more

Hi, so I've decided to go into hospital for TMS therapy to address my chronic depression. I'll be doing it as an inpatient which means being away from my partner and children for 2 weeks. I'm really anxious and nervous about the whole thing. Today I asked my partner If she will be there to support me. She first said yes but then told me that while I'm in hospital she is still going to go out to social events and parties, which I can't stop thinking about. When I questioned whether she thought that was the right thing to do, she got angry and said she was sick of talking about my "mental health issues". Am I going crazy here or expecting too much that my partner be there to support me during something really hard and maybe not go out to parties while I'm in a mental hospital...?? I have no other people in my support network to talk about this either, so I'm really struggling with it

balls69420 I AM NOT CRAZY
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TODAY, SCHOOL INFORMS: "BALLS69420 MAY HAVE NEUROLOGICAL CONDITION FELT DISCOMFORT AT HIGH PITCHED NOISE IN EXAM, LEFT ROOM (BECAUSE NO ACTION WAS TAKEN AFTER COMPLAINTS) PERFORMED POORLY,TENDENCY TOWARDS IMPULSIVE ACTIONS, COGNITIVE FATIGUE, ENCOUNT... View more

TODAY, SCHOOL INFORMS: "BALLS69420 MAY HAVE NEUROLOGICAL CONDITION FELT DISCOMFORT AT HIGH PITCHED NOISE IN EXAM, LEFT ROOM (BECAUSE NO ACTION WAS TAKEN AFTER COMPLAINTS) PERFORMED POORLY,TENDENCY TOWARDS IMPULSIVE ACTIONS, COGNITIVE FATIGUE, ENCOUNTERED DIFFICULTIES PERTAINING TO REGULATION, CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT OF MENTAL ACTIVITIES BALLS69420 IS ADVISED TO VISIT A MENTAL SPECIALIST" SIMILAR REPORTS HAVE BEEN SENT PREVIOUSLY BEHAVIOURS MAY SEEM ILLOGICAL BUT WERE PERFECTLY REASONABLE AT THE TIME. PARENTS DISPLEASED REFUSE TO BE CHARACTERISED AS INSANE REQUESTING ALTERNATE OPINION

Soberlicious96 Not sure about what to say to my psychologist
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Hi all. I have not been on here in AGES, so please forgive me if I am out of practice!I've been seeing a psychologist for about 6 or 7 months now and it's mostly going well, but I have a little issue and I'm not sure what to do or say about it.I was ... View more

Hi all. I have not been on here in AGES, so please forgive me if I am out of practice!I've been seeing a psychologist for about 6 or 7 months now and it's mostly going well, but I have a little issue and I'm not sure what to do or say about it.I was orginally referred to her because she is a specialist in ADHD, Autism and neurodivergence and at the time, I just wanted some help with some anxiety and confusion I was experiencing around that. The problem is that every single time I see a phych, it seems as though they always want to do 'trauma work' and although, yes, I did have a lot of trauma happen to me when I was very young, I just feel like I am done with talking about that. I feel it (the trauma) is now placed firmly in the past where it belongs and where I am happy to leave it there.I did say, when I started with her, that I didn't really want a diagnosis of ADD/ADHD because I didn't want to be medicated and although I still don't want to be medicated, I do think that perhaps a diagnosis (of ADD or ADHD) would perhaps answer some questions around my cognitive function. I guess with that, she had to do some sort of work with me, given that my doctor referred me and all that.So my question is this: how to I tell her to please stop going back to my trauma and trying to get me to 'heal more' from it? I just feel strongly like I don't want to do that kind of 'work' on that any more. I want to focus on what is happening here and now.I used to have regular frequent nightmares, for example, from the trauma, but I have not had any nightmares for ages now. And I mean a few years! Certainly not regular frequent ones. That to me is evidence enough that I have done enough work on the trauma and am now in a very different place. I just need to get this whole attention deficit thing figured out now, is all.Anyway, feedback welcome. She really is a lovely psychologist. Just not quite going the direction I want, if that makes sense.

Mira8 Honesty with a GP or Psychologist
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I'm new, I'm 17 years old, and I've been struggling for a long while, and I've lied about it for a long while. I had a psychologist two years ago, upon recommendation of my previous GP that I should see someone for reasons that I didn't know and stil... View more

I'm new, I'm 17 years old, and I've been struggling for a long while, and I've lied about it for a long while. I had a psychologist two years ago, upon recommendation of my previous GP that I should see someone for reasons that I didn't know and still don't really, and I was 12 when I first saw the psychologist. Some things I told her were truthful but other things I didn't tell her and sometimes I straight up lied to her. After two years of not seeing the psychologist and living normally (or trying to), I'm tired of where I am right now, and I want to be a better friend and person, but I'm worried I'll lie about my life, or that i'll get angry, or that they won't be able to help me, or that my parents will ask me questions, or that I'll be judged. I don't feel like I'm a good person because my lying caused damage to myself and some others and I'm weary of how helpful a psychologist could actually be. I made appointment with a GP this week and I want to cancel it. Any advice?

josh88 Going into hospital for TMS - how do i tell my friends and family?
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Hi, I'm really really unsure about it, but my psychiatrist is recommending that I be admitted into a mental health hospital in a couple of weeks and undertake 14 days of inpatient TMS therapy. I have no idea what I'm getting myself into. I know I nee... View more

Hi, I'm really really unsure about it, but my psychiatrist is recommending that I be admitted into a mental health hospital in a couple of weeks and undertake 14 days of inpatient TMS therapy. I have no idea what I'm getting myself into. I know I need to do something to feel more happy from my chronic depression. How do I even have this conversation with my family, friends, or even work, about needing to go into a mental health hospital? I feel really embarrassed about it. I'm not the sort of person who wants to talk about my mental health struggles. Should I talk about it though? I'm really confused with what to do in this situation.

P12 Difficulties Understanding Treatment
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Counsellors and psychologists to whom I have spoken have told me to identify my long term goals and strive for their achievement. But my attempts have been unsuccessful because I lack the practical skills for achievement and that has caused me greate... View more

Counsellors and psychologists to whom I have spoken have told me to identify my long term goals and strive for their achievement. But my attempts have been unsuccessful because I lack the practical skills for achievement and that has caused me greater dissatisfaction than before I attempted to achieve the goals. What is the reason for this strategy and why are counsellors and psychologists unwilling or unable to give me practical advice? I identified the technical topic most interesting to me, looked for collaborators, and asked for support to pursue my interest. I found only two people in Australia with similar interests and believe they are unwilling to collaborate with me because by discrediting me their circumstances will improve. The feedback I received about my requests for support is that the topic is not relevant to society. Instead I am expected to perform a job for which I am imperfect and therefore I am excluded because my processes and ideas are different to the industry. Is it true that society's objective is for greater normality and what is the reason for such a strange aspiration? Why does society reject people who are different? Why does society not allow me to pursue my individual interests and talents? What is the purpose of living if society has no use for my talents and the role that society would have me fulfil causes me trauma? I was told that independence will not cause me long term satisfaction. Yet, as I have tried unsuccessfully for more than ten years to form a friendship, I question this assertion. The prevailing strategy suggested to me for gaining friends is to participate in activities I enjoy as there I am most likely to meet others with similar interests and beliefs. What is the purpose of living if society directs me to one outcome but it cannot provide the means to achieve that outcome? Surely independence is a far more effective solution. I'm pretty sure I am lonely. I would like to have a friendship or at least feel welcome in society. But my efforts never seem to work. People make suggestions but I must be special because they don't work for me. The harder I try, the more independent I become, because my methods appear stranger to others, and the less liked I become. I really don't understand the society in which I live. I wish I wasn't so sad. I often cry uncontrollably and am unable to sleep when I realise I will not achieve my desires and there is nothing I can do about it. My life is apparently meaningless.

SucculentQueen Claiming super for medical costs TMS
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Hi All, Has anyone been able to claim on their super early to treat mental health conditions? I am looking in to seeing if I can claim to cover the cost of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. If depression is life threatening I dont see why TMS cannot... View more

Hi All, Has anyone been able to claim on their super early to treat mental health conditions? I am looking in to seeing if I can claim to cover the cost of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. If depression is life threatening I dont see why TMS cannot be viewed as a potentially life saving treatment.Be great to hear from anyone who has information on this.Thanks

Natalie22 Read my psychiatric assessment letters to doctor.
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Hi. I completed my 291 assessment (assessment and report) that I was referred for. Diagnosis was that I have GAD. I had accepted that as it did not surprise me. But then I went down the rabbit hole and requested assessment letters to GP and psycholog... View more

Hi. I completed my 291 assessment (assessment and report) that I was referred for. Diagnosis was that I have GAD. I had accepted that as it did not surprise me. But then I went down the rabbit hole and requested assessment letters to GP and psychologist under freedom of information. I received the information and I found it really confronting. Yes, I know what we talked about would be there but I feel like I will be seen as tragic, be pittied and just seen as a screw up.When the initial assessment letter got sent to GP. He sat there quietly reading it and it was incredibly uncomfortable. I guess I just wanted to know what they did but now I really regret it.

Brenin_Bunny Advice/information about inpatient treatment.
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Hello,I'll try to be concise... I've been wondering if I need to take some more serious steps lately, I do see a psychologist and my GP regularly, I'm about a week away from my next psychologist appointment. I've been diagnosed with ASD, panic disord... View more

Hello,I'll try to be concise... I've been wondering if I need to take some more serious steps lately, I do see a psychologist and my GP regularly, I'm about a week away from my next psychologist appointment. I've been diagnosed with ASD, panic disorder, depression, CPTSD as well as fibromyalgia. Some things in my living situation have changed and my family has put too much on me, which I have tried to communicate, and my mental health is the worst it has been for some time. I feel a bit like a fraud as I know that I 'push through' a lot and seem OK, but I really feel like I'm losing control. I dont really know what my options are and I'm scared of inpatient treatments, but I also feel like maybe I need that? I definitely need something. Are you forced to take medications? Can my psychologist assist me when I'm at an inpatient place? I live in QLD, if that matters. Any information or advice would be really great... Thanks for reading & any help in advance.