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    (Original post by ScaryScience)
    I guess from my experience these students would rather not eat than not go out though. really sorry things aren't great for you atm :hugs:
    That sucks

    Thanks Same to you
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    Feeling slightly better.. Wish I could have as hug

    Decided getting emotionally attached to people is too difficult, just going to be single and focus on uni from now on.


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    Feeling slightly better.. Wish I could have as hug

    Decided getting emotionally attached to people is too difficult, just going to be single and focus on uni from now on.


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    you can have a hug! Here you go :hugs:

    hope you're alright x

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    looked through my old threads some of which I am printing off for reference . I have regressed, literally regressed, since this time last year when I came off Fluoxetine too early. The stuff I am saying I don't know now to people, is stuff I made a fricking THREAD on this time last year for the benefit of other guys! wtf wtf wtf

    also I really need to start sorting my sleep pattern out. I've almost got my references for the volunteering sorted!
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    Doctors tomorrow! Well today...

    I hope at least i'll get something to help me sleep, is anyone still awake?
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    Doctors tomorrow! Well today...

    I hope at least i'll get something to help me sleep, is anyone still awake?
    I am.

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    Really struggling at uni right now, feel like a bit of an outcast.
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    last night was scarily scarily bad. still feeling very much in crisis
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    (Original post by ScaryScience)
    last night was scarily scarily bad. still feeling very much in crisis
    :hugs: You can make it through this!
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    (Original post by superwolf)
    :hugs: You can make it through this!
    thanks. I don't think I want to though, tbh. fed up of trying to save myself
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    (Original post by ScaryScience)
    thanks. I don't think I want to though, tbh. fed up of trying to save myself
    :console: I can remember feeling like that too, but I don't any more and one day you'll be able to look back on it too knowing you've got better. :loveduck:
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    (Original post by superwolf)
    :console: I can remember feeling like that too, but I don't any more and one day you'll be able to look back on it too knowing you've got better. :loveduck:
    how do you get better though? seriously, how did things get better for you?
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    god. the sound of the trains are just haunting me right now
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    (Original post by ScaryScience)
    god. the sound of the trains are just haunting me right now
    :hugs: hope you're okay, maybe listen to something that doesn't upset you?

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    still feel really flat, not sure where to start with volunteering ideas but my mum offered to help, feel really out of sorts still as well, sigh.
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    Been in bed all day and really don't feel like doing anything.

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    tryna decide whether or not to email a lecturer who gave us a lecture on anxiety and anxiolytic medications and made a few points that i thought were either wrong or unnecessary, but he's not the most friendly of lecturers and I'm also considering whether to pick him as my dissy supervisor so i don't wanna piss him off.

    just a couple things like he explained anxiety as being on the other end of the scale to depression - which makes no sense at all because anxiety is not the opposite of depression, and makes it sound like a state of anxiety is the same as a state of mania, when we know it really really isn't. he also said that people with comorbid depression and anxiety aren't actually depressed and anxious at the same time, they just oscillate between the two - he didn't think depression could occur at the same time as anxiety, which isn't true - you don't have to be happy to be anxious :/ ohh and that you don't get withdrawal symptoms when you come off SSRIs abruptly :/

    he's not a clinician so im not like, angry that he said these things, it just concerns me that there are now 100 odd medical students who will be believing the same things :erm:
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    (Original post by ScaryScience)
    how do you get better though? seriously, how did things get better for you?
    Drugs (clomipramine especially), time, and learning various coping strategies (I find being creative and doing lots of crafting helps, as does making time to see friends, keeping stress to a minimum, not bottling up emotions or keeping major secrets from people, picking better friends than I used to have, drinking my RDA of coffee [4+ espressos ], not having too many altogether lazy days [I try and do one or two productive things if I can], not having unrealistic expectations of myself/others, keeping my pet mice [has helped so much!], and also I think just generally getting older/maturing slightly has mellowed out some of my problems ).

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    tryna decide whether or not to email a lecturer who gave us a lecture on anxiety and anxiolytic medications and made a few points that i thought were either wrong or unnecessary, but he's not the most friendly of lecturers and I'm also considering whether to pick him as my dissy supervisor so i don't wanna piss him off.

    just a couple things like he explained anxiety as being on the other end of the scale to depression - which makes no sense at all because anxiety is not the opposite of depression, and makes it sound like a state of anxiety is the same as a state of mania, when we know it really really isn't. he also said that people with comorbid depression and anxiety aren't actually depressed and anxious at the same time, they just oscillate between the two - he didn't think depression could occur at the same time as anxiety, which isn't true - you don't have to be happy to be anxious :/ ohh and that you don't get withdrawal symptoms when you come off SSRIs abruptly :/

    he's not a clinician so im not like, angry that he said these things, it just concerns me that there are now 100 odd medical students who will be believing the same things :erm:
    Do you have a seminar with him on the same topic? Cos that would be the perfect place to raise your points. If not, I'd email him by all means. But phrase it well, e.g. saying 'I'd like to offer a different perspective on blah' rather than 'everything you said is wrong.'

    I wouldn't worry about the dissertation aspect of things - if the guy can't take a little constructive criticism, he'll probably not be the best person to work with anyway!
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    Do you have a seminar with him on the same topic? Cos that would be the perfect place to raise your points. If not, I'd email him by all means. But phrase it well, e.g. saying 'I'd like to offer a different perspective on blah' rather than 'everything you said is wrong.'

    I wouldn't worry about the dissertation aspect of things - if the guy can't take a little constructive criticism, he'll probably not be the best person to work with anyway!
    nope, its the only psych teaching we get this semester, so we won't touch on the topic again. i might email him in a couple days, when I've worked up the courage to and have formulated what i want to write in my head all my courage and formal-ness has been used up by this dissertation supervisor stress atm

    as i said before - i wouldn't mind that he got some things wrong in terms of anxiety - its hard to describe it exactly to somebody who's either not a clinician or not experienced it themselves, i'm more concerned that the people in my year are going to carry that knowledge through
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    (Original post by Team_McDreamy)
    nope, its the only psych teaching we get this semester, so we won't touch on the topic again. i might email him in a couple days, when I've worked up the courage to and have formulated what i want to write in my head all my courage and formal-ness has been used up by this dissertation supervisor stress atm

    as i said before - i wouldn't mind that he got some things wrong in terms of anxiety - its hard to describe it exactly to somebody who's either not a clinician or not experienced it themselves, i'm more concerned that the people in my year are going to carry that knowledge through
    I think emailing him is for the best then. If it would help, you could run the email by me and I'll check it for potential ego-bruising.
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    (Original post by superwolf)
    I think emailing him is for the best then. If it would help, you could run the email by me and I'll check it for potential ego-bruising.
    i might just take you up on that
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    Counsellor says 'I think we've made some progress today' when she 'figures out' that I ruminate just a bit wtfh, my nan could psychoanalyse that much!

    Also have discussed 'Riku' (i.e. the bad online persona of myself, Tom) with her, some stuff on never-ending doubts and rabbit holes of re-assurance

    Looking to setup my new account soon enough ladies and gents
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    (Original post by Team_McDreamy)
    tryna decide whether or not to email a lecturer who gave us a lecture on anxiety and anxiolytic medications and made a few points that i thought were either wrong or unnecessary, but he's not the most friendly of lecturers and I'm also considering whether to pick him as my dissy supervisor so i don't wanna piss him off.

    just a couple things like he explained anxiety as being on the other end of the scale to depression - which makes no sense at all because anxiety is not the opposite of depression, and makes it sound like a state of anxiety is the same as a state of mania, when we know it really really isn't. he also said that people with comorbid depression and anxiety aren't actually depressed and anxious at the same time, they just oscillate between the two - he didn't think depression could occur at the same time as anxiety, which isn't true - you don't have to be happy to be anxious :/ ohh and that you don't get withdrawal symptoms when you come off SSRIs abruptly :/

    he's not a clinician so im not like, angry that he said these things, it just concerns me that there are now 100 odd medical students who will be believing the same things :erm:
    But what he says is just... wrong. Like outright incorrect. Depression and anxiety can be at the same time and feed each other. Plus they're treated with a lot of the same drugs. He might have meant they're not addictive in the withdraw thing but anyone who does any reading will come across side effects of stopping meds.
    Surely there will be more psych stuff before you're all let loose as doctors.

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