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Testing for menopause, premature ovarian failure, HRT and what I found out today

So, I went to see a GP today, who was puzzled as to why and indeed who, has been fobbing me off that I am too young to be going through the menopause. She agreed that, because my mum was only thirty nine when she had hers, I too could have a ‘premature menopause’ since

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Uh Oh no wonder my moods have been all over the place again! We simply MUST look after our mental health! Sometimes, that includes medications, group analysis…

For the last few months my moods have been all over the place – up, down and driving me round the bend, but why? I’ve written two memoirs about my slow recovery journey from Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), depression and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), sharing how I have been helping myself and feeling better and

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Unacceptable treatment from the NHS, uncaring mental health care by GP’s and Psychiatrists, the uncovering of ATOS Healthcare’s processes and charities like ‘Emergence’ offer training to professionals

As you will know I tend to write upbeat or informative articles, and I certainly do not have a ‘woe is me’ attitude, but today I am going to have to be a little negative – firstly, towards the mental health sector of the NHS (not the whole NHS service, of which I have had

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My Alien Self My Journey Back to Me is FREE e-book from Monday 20th August 2012 for 5 days to help mental illness stigma!

Ok it’s not quite but the 20th August will nearly be three months since I launched my memoir as an e-book ‘My Alien Self: My Journey Back to Me’

I have been through quite a bit of stress this last week, and still am, so I am doing this for two reasons – mostly (honestly)

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Psychiatric disorders that often co-occur with Borderline personality disorder – BPD

Psychiatric disorders that often co-occur with BPD

BPD comes with a lot of baggage. Most people have at least one other psychiatric disorder and some have several. Maybe, depression, anxiety or struggle with alcohol or drug use. It is very challenging to deal with all the symptoms together, making it more difficult to recover.

Substance

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