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Monday, April 6th, 2009
1:31 am
Wednesday, February 1st, 2006
4:41 pm
Hello and an introduction...
Hi, I'm Cristina, and I've just joined and thought I should introduce myself. I'm a writer and journalist in California, and the fiancee and life-partner of Steve nllmki and we are very happy together :)

We're both on the autistic/Asperger's spectrum, but he's slightly more affected by the sensory aspects of it than I am, we think. I'd be interested in hearing from people here, learning how best to support and encourage him and make our lives happy together.

He and I moderate a community on LJ called atypical_talent that's intended to celebrate the lives of autistic people and other neuro-atypicals who made accomplishments in some field or another - and we are also writing autobiographical pieces about our lives together.
Wednesday, June 15th, 2005
6:29 am
I have received a very thorough report on temporolimbic epilepsy. If anyone would like a copy, email me at ghostoftheprog@yahoo.com

And here is a snipet:

|| Of the various neurobiological disorders which can
occur in children, adolescents, or adults, and which
may cause severe emotional disturbance, some of the
more common but, often least well recognized and
understood, are a group of disorders caused by
abnormal electrical activity in the temporal and
inferior frontal lobes of the brain. Because many
of the manifestations resulting from
this electrical activity are "psychological" or
behavioral in nature, and the more "neurological"
symptoms may be subtle, overlooked, or nonexistent,
this disorder may sometimes masquerade as, be
misdiagnosed as, or "duplicate" classical
psychiatric syndromes such as panic disorder, depression,
schizophrenia, bipolar illness or attention deficit
disorder. It may also coexist with these other
disorders. ||

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Thursday, May 19th, 2005
7:13 pm
I think i may have ptsd.
okay, i think i might have PTSD, ... i never believed the methods in which these " life disturbances" as i'd like to call it are dealt with ( as opposed to "mental disorder, which they are not . )

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Tuesday, May 17th, 2005
3:19 pm
I am too young to know what I have but heres the know of things.....I am always thinking of killing my self, I am depressed, paraniod I belive everyones after me and can read my mind, I have a short temper and I have a big obession on certin men.......what do you think is wrong? I really ned help!!!!
Friday, February 18th, 2005
3:11 am
BMJ-Antidepressant-Suicide Link Borne Out in Review of 702 Studies
[drugawareness] BMJ-Antidepressant-Suicide Link Borne Out in Review of 702 Studies

In the most extensive study to date, Canadian researchers found a
link between antidepressants and suicide as reported by the British
Journal. They found that SSRIs increased the chances of suicide to more
double the risk.

Looking at the past research on impairment of serotonin metabolism -
the so
called "therapeutic" effect of antidepressants, no one should be
surprised to
learn this. Impairment of serotonin metabolism has always been linked
suicide. . .and murder, and psychosis, and mania, and arson, and road
rage, and
cravings for alcohol, and depression, and argumentative behavior, and
acts with no concern for punishment, etc. And they convinced the world
that the
opposite is true in spite of all the research. How long can it take to
the world see this?

And let me repeat once again that monitoring patients taking these
DOES NOT WORK in preventing these suicides!!! The tragic suicide of
Traci Johnson while in the Eli Lilly laboratory should have been enough
for us to
realize that. The only thing I have ever seen work was invented by a
brain chemist from Israel who was working frantically to save his
Russian fiance
after she had become intensely suicidal on Prozac and then Paxil. He
handcuffs, handcuffing her to him, and he never let her out of his
site. That is
the only effective type of monitoring I have seen in 15 years. (By the
way, I
just got notice of their first child being born - a very happy ending
to a
horrible SSRI experience.)

Dr. Tracy

Ann Blake Tracy, Ph.D.,
Executive Director, International Coalition For Drug Awareness
Website: www.drugawareness.org

Author of "the Bible" on the SSRI antidepressants: "Prozac:
Panacea or Pandora? - Our Serotonin Nightmare"
& audio tape or CD set on safe withdrawal: "Help! I
Can't Get Off My Antidepressant!"

Order Number: 800-280-0730

Patients taking an SSRI were more than twice as likely to attempt
compared with patients taking placebo, especially in the early stages
of therapy,
the researchers found. Previously, it has been difficult to document a
between the drugs and suicidal behavior because suicides are rare and
trials involve small number of patients, they said.

``While the absolute risk of suicide is low, the widespread use of
makes this a population health concern,'' Fergusson said in his paper.
with mild illness who are being treated without supervision in the
may require closer monitoring by general practitioners, family, friends
or work

The research may underestimate the risk of suicidal behavior, because
original trials may not have gathered reports of all suicide attempts,
Saturday, January 22nd, 2005
10:53 am
Behind a cut to be respectful.

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Monday, September 13th, 2004
1:25 pm
I have been diagnosed. I am an anxiety/panic patient, a borderline agoraphobiac with early signs of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Just thought I say it.
Wednesday, September 22nd, 2004
6:42 pm
Hi, I'm new!
I just joined livejournal and this community. I wrote alot about my lack of disorder in my first entry, so I'm not ready to rewrite it all here. I think I have post traumatic stress disorder, but I'm not willing to take meds to heal.
I just learned that bullying can be a cause of ptsd. Since I started teaching, I've had about five years of waking from nightmares about my school days and my former so-called friends. Before, I'd have nightmares about what I thought was my main trauma- witnessing domestic violence. Now, it's starting to sink in that it was just as traumatic to go to my friends, finally admit that I was having problems at home, and have them all turn on me.

Current Mood: contemplative
Thursday, April 1st, 2004
10:00 pm
I'm new.
Hi. I'm new and I am being counselled. I don't know what is my exact disorder but I am very anxious. This is to the point that I dread leaving my home. I go to school and am in clubs only to dread them. I worry about everything. My counsellour want me to go on medication but I don't want to. I don't take pills. Does anyone have advice?

Current Mood: confused
Wednesday, March 24th, 2004
7:04 pm
My family thinks that I have an anxiety disorder... but I really don't! And my mum is convinced that I have ADHD... but I just lack motivation... although I AM depressed. I can never sleep... and my parents think it's a problem... they don't realize that I'm just a night person who needs little sleep!
Sunday, March 7th, 2004
8:56 pm
sorry if uve already seen this:
hey thai_knee and i have made our own community, lovexmyxcrimson, we would very much appreciate it if you could go and have a look

(x-posted everywhere. i am a whore.)
Friday, March 5th, 2004
12:10 am
link to Triadd1 at yahoo groups
I got the ok to post the link so here it is http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/TriADD1/

Current Mood: indescribable
Sunday, February 29th, 2004
7:58 pm
My intro Killianhawk99
Hello everyone. I juat joined this group and wanted to introduce myself. My name is Catherine but most of my friends call me Cat. I am 40 years old and live in NC. I am a recovering addict since 1990 and I have ADHD. I was diagnosed as a child but that was when the proffesionals thought it went away in childhood. So concquently in my early teens I started self medicating. Hense why I became an addict. I got clean at 26 but acted half my age. I still dont act like I am 40. Luckly because I had gotten clean I found other problems kept creaping up on me so I went to get outside help. I was rediagnosed ADHD in 1996 at 33 years old and found an adult adhd support group in my city in 1999. I have been going to it ever since. It was then I finally started to really learn how to cope and thrive with this didorder. In 1996 I was put on medication and tried uncessfully to function with it but couldnt. As long as the meds were in my system I was fine but as soon as they wore off I was a basket case. So in an attempt to function I was taken off the meds in 2000 and havent had any since. Its funny but I seem to function better without them. Granted I occationally have insomnia and have those days where I have CRS disorder (cant remember stuff or sh*##) but I learn to deal with that. I also have people in my life that help me with the things I have difficulty with like paying bills on time. Thank God for automatic draft. Another way I have started to thrive is that I own my own business. Its called Sweet Creations by Catherine. As you can probably guess I am a baker and my speciality is Low Fat Yogurt Pound Cakes. Also the adhd group I belong to is called Triadd (I live in the Triad area) and we also have a yahoo group. It is listed under Triadd1. I dont know if we are allowed to give out links so if you want the link just email a response. So I guess thats it for now so ta ta for now.

Current Mood: drained
Tuesday, February 17th, 2004
6:21 pm
exerpt from my original live journal
I discovered something interesting tonight while in the bathroom over here in the library. While washing my hands at the sink some water started dripping out of the other sink! Man, that was so weird!

I just got done reading a book on bullying and I found out something: bullies aren't always people with low self confidance. Sometimes bullies are the most popular kids in school. Bullies tend to be those who don't like to follow the rules, who are mean and aggressive to adults and children alike, and who have a need to control everyone around them. As a person who was a victim of bullying for most of my childhood and adolesence, I think that bullies need to be hung upside down and lowered into a fiery furnace or a vat of hydrochloric ooze. It isn't my fault that I have asperger's syndrome and I didn't know how to act around people. It isn't my fault that I misinterpret things and it isn't my fault that I am sensitive to sound. My ex would agree with me. He is 25 years old and still deals with the emotional trauma from the things he endured as a kid. And his parents didn't do much to stop the bullying either. I would like people's input's on bullying
5:23 pm
Does anybody here hate the fact that we always have to hide a part of ourselves?
Monday, January 5th, 2004
7:56 pm
So I have been meaning to update and promote this journal for some time, but I kept on forgetting about it. I'd like to get it going now though because I think it is important for people who are different to know that they are not alone. Whether you embrace your mental disorder, despise it, or refuse to call it a disorder and view it as simply being part of who you are, this is the place for you.

The reason that I started this community is because I was diagnosed as having ADD when I was in 3rd grade and I was medicated for it for about 5 or 6 years. I eventually rejected my medication (though I do not recommend this for everyone, I knew that it was the right thing for me) and found ways to get along on my own in the world without it. Today I am a successful young adult, and I have studied psychology and sociology and learned much about people. The one thing that I have noticed is that American society seems to define more mental disorders than anywhere else in the world, which leads me to wonder if they really are disorders.

Please feel free to share any ideas or opinions about this, and if you know anyone who may benefit from being a member of this community, please tell them about it.

Current Mood: contemplative
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