Mental Wellness Support Group

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  1. Relayer1

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    Didn't know that, and it's certainly worth knowing.

    Thanks !
     
  2. fireproof78

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    No problem. Many people don't. They think that ADHD is the quintessential child who can't sit still, runs around, disrupts the classroom and refuses to mind. But, there is a medical component which caffeine can reveal. So, sometimes professionals will see what a child's response to caffeine is to see if the brain might have a tendency towards ADHD type symptoms that don't include bouncing off the walls :)
     
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  3. wayoung

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    3 am trauma nightmares, worst in a long time, when I have someone spendering the night. :censored::brickwall:

    Edit:. Laid awake until her alarm went off to leave, then went back to sleep for some more sweet, sweet trauma dreams. It will be a loooooooong day. Good thing I have a flexible work schedule.

    I have a friend, her mom just had a major medical incident and I found out right before going to sleep she is in hospital for emergency surgery, wonder if that was the trigger.
     
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  4. Damian

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    ADHD is definitely a real condition. Unfortunately there might have been a tendency to over-diagnose kids with it so now it seems a lot of people think it's a 'fake' diagnosis. And yes, it's true, not every kid that is hyper sometimes or has trouble focusing has ADHD. There may be other things going on, and, well, sometimes kids just have trouble paying attention at times. But ADHD is a real thing and should be taken seriously (and to be clear, I'm not saying anyone here has said otherwise). But like all things, whether it be physical or mental impairments, we should take the time to correctly identify what ails a person so any treatment can be that much more effective. It doesn't do any good usually to treat someone that might have bipolar disorder with ADHD medication because we jumped the gun and think they have ADHD.

    You're post about using caffeine as a test was interesting because it reminded me that the treatments for ADHD usually involve stimulants. It seems counter-intuitive that a stimulant could be used on someone who is having issues with hyperactivity. But in many cases it does work for ADHD. So perhaps the caffeine test has a similar impact.
     
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  5. Commander Troi

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  6. fireproof78

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    The history of ADHD is a long and stories one and I think it is really hard to take seriously because it was utilized so often as an excuse for kids sometimes being kids.

    One thing that has slowly been coming to light with research is that ADHD may be regarded as both medical, as well as mental health related. Basically, that there is a structural component, i.e. the prefrontal cortex is understimulated, hence why the caffeine and stimulants may have a different effect. There are other studies around "executive decision making functioning disorder" (link to a better description than what I am saying) and how ADHD impacts adults as well as kids.

    There are so many efforts to figure out mental health diagnosis but we have to remember they are just there as a guide post to help guide treatment, not a label that defines all the symptoms.
     
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  7. think

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  8. wayoung

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    Apparently my sleep is more disturbed than I realized. Even on nights were I don't have nightmares and think I'm sleeping well I'm not. I'm told I'm violently twitching, sudden and constant and strongly.

    I had no idea. I thought that had stopped years ago when I stopped waking up screaming.
     
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  9. fireproof78

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    No wonder sleep is so difficult. I would recommend some EMDR if possible if you're thinking about therapy at all.
     
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  10. wayoung

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    I've been doing emdr this year. It took me like two years to get into a program :rolleyes:. After a year of applications and evaluations I was rejected from the first one because my traumas were considered too severe so rather than provide me with any services the provincial government decided I shouldn't have any at all. I eventually ended up getting services through my municipality with them waiving the limit of 6 sessions and allowing me indefinite counseling. We've went over my major traumas and are more doing maintenance at this point and I'm joining a weekly group thing when it starts up this month.

    I'm also doing online CBT.
     
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  11. fireproof78

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    Well, I'm glad you got in. EMDR therapists, at least in my area, are in short supply so I am glad you made it in. I was hoping that would help in the reprocessing of all the trauma.

    I like CBT but for trauma I find EMDR can be beneficial. But, yeah, the reprocessing can take so much time.
     
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  12. think

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    I have experience with trauma dreams I have had them since my childhood traumas that I had blocked out as a child --- I did not remember my dad's insest or the locked in closet while my parent's partied every holiday not one memory but the dreams seemed real --- real enough for me to want to suicide myself over going to sleep--- but as the dreams from childhood became real about 45 years old or so the dreams sorta stopped as they were becoming memories --- It helped to go to ACA(adult children of alcoholics and dysfunction) and talk about the insest and beatings from both my parents and the sexual interactions with my parents -- too so yeah I am in trauma therapy with a trauma specialist and she is also a 12 step recovery therapist as well ... it is really helpful I have increased my therapy to 2 times a week now.. :) we are doing great --- /// at the moment of the trauma a innerchild is formed separate from my personality that is me at that age --- little Billy he is someone I can talk to and comfort thru various times of stress --- teenaged Bill comes out at times not often but then young Bill is there from the psych ward hospital traumas as a young adult I had... it is called complex PTSD (CPTSD) it is hard at times but I do what is good for me and I am becoming my own loving parent -- in the mits of this --- I have stopped wanting to kill myself instead of sleeping but sleep is still a hard thing... waking screaming is nothing new for me either -

    it does get better --- I have to admit 40 years of active suicidal thoughts has ended. It stopped like 7 years ago... I am in a new kind of world where I don't think like that at all-
     
  13. Commander Troi

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    Love and *HUGS* to all.
     
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  14. wayoung

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    Big day. Starting a new weekly 2 hour group therapy session in the middle of the day. One on one therapy is now done until at least this is over. Then tonight I'm doing my first dedicated shopping trip for things lost in the fire. And the woman I've been seeing for about 6 weeks or so is coming over as well to go shopping with me. Which is nice that I'm not doing it alone.

    My list is still huge. Still feels overwhelming, and the insurance stuff is a big item on it. This is just the start but at least if I get it going then maybe I can snowball the rest and keep buying. My friends garage should be repaired by now for me to use as storage, and they've unpacked for their move so I can go pick out my furniture that is going in their living room for the time being.

    I have found my day to day stuff really falling behind between my big list of jobs and regularly dating again. My place is not in the shape I like it and my sleep has been worse again. Lots of bad dreams, probably spurred by doing the fire shopping. Additionally, my Fitbit broke the start of September so I haven't been able to do any tracking of sleep or exercise. Fitbit is replacing it under warranty but there is another week yet until it will arrive.

    At the start of September I started a reverse to do list. Listing all my accomplishments each day instead of just striking things off my to do list. I think that's been more helpful, better at putting a positive angle on things. "Look at everything I've done!" vs. "Look at everything I have to do!"
     
  15. fireproof78

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    That's wise and a helpful approach.
     
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  16. wayoung

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    Rough day shopping wise. Lots of little things going wrong leaving me frustrated and grouchy. Nothing that is actually a big deal but I already am unhappy to be doing this in the first place so every little set back is a lot more frustrating than normal shopping.

    So everything falls further behind as I rush to get this done and spend probably 6 hours or so on it all told today, to make what appears to be a tiny dent. Only doing my CBT now when I should be relaxing for bed, not doing stuff that makes me feel worse temporarily
     
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  17. Richard S. Ta

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    Feeling really not good these days for no readily discernible reason... :shrug:
     
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  18. fireproof78

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    As you said, though, it is a big list. A tiny tent is still progress.
    Hate days like that. I usually have to avoid crowds when that happens because people don't usually help matters.
     
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  19. publiusr

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    Perhaps some good news
    https://medicalxpress.com/news/2022-09-adults-history-childhood-trauma-benefit.html

    Adults with major depressive disorder who have a history of childhood trauma experience symptom improvement after pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, or combination treatment. The results of a new study, published in The Lancet Psychiatry, suggest that contrary to current theory, these common treatments for major depressive disorder are effective for patients with childhood trauma.

    Star Trek like med tracking
    https://phys.org/news/2022-09-glow-in-the-dark-material-track-path-drugs.html
     
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  20. Commander Troi

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    Today I'm getting calibrated for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, which will then be 5 days a week for 6 weeks, starting Monday. My psych NP really thinks this will help me. I hope she's right.
     
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