Mental Health Humor Cartoon by Chato StewartMental health history Diagnoses  Diagnosi  Diagnosis

Title: Mental Health History:  Why is it the more you need help…
Sign 1: Year 1 – 1 Diagnosis – 1 medication – but Insured
Sign 2: Year 3 – 3 Diagnoses – 3 medications – COBRA Ins.
Sign 3: Year 6 – 4 Diagnoses – 5 medications – Lost Insurance
Sign 4: Year 10 – 6 Diagnoses – 12 medications – Broke!
Caption: The less money YOU have

Our “mental health history” can be very simple or extremely complicated. Each person has different psychological and biological make-up that includes our background and life experiences that together make-up a full history. Diagnosing and the successful treatment of depression, bipolar disorder or the host of other “mental illnesses” sometimes is trial and error. For me, it was not hard to get into the ball-park for my diagnosis as bipolar.

The problem was nailing it down. See I started out as Bipolar Depressed, then to Rapid Cycling then to mix state then back to bipolar 2…Over the last 10 years, I’ve been labeled with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), bipolar II disorder — also known as manic depression,Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), Major depressive disorder (MDD, deliberate self-harm (DSH) includes self-injury (SI), and Binge eating disorder (BED).

It was even hinted to me that I could have Borderline personality disorder (BPD) and schizo-affective disorder. The problem is with EACH NEW Therapist, Doctor and Psychologist, I saw came with an updated diagnosis. Am I alone in this?? Nope!  Here is the experience of my Friend and Facebook pal, Kristi Goldsberry, CPSS, ITE Peer Support Specialist:

I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder at the age of 31 in the midst of a full blown manic episode for which I was hospitalized for a month. I had known for a while that something was wrong, and had made appointments with psychiatrists a couple of times after one of my “weird” episodes. But when I called for an appointment, they would invariably tell me to come in two weeks from then and when I did come in, they would insist there was nothing wrong with me. And there wasn’t. But there had definitely been something wrong when I made the appointment.

Then, on my 50th birthday, I was in a car wreck, had a panic attack, plus chest pains from where the seat belt grabbed me, and I thought I was having a heart attack. For days afterward, I felt on the verge of mania. I tried everything in my WRAP plan to bring myself back down. Nothing worked. I went to the doctor several days after the accident to have my sprained ankle examined and was given a self-assessment test with questions about my physical and mental health. As a result, I was diagnosed with PTSD and Anxiety Disorder.

I soon realized that I had been struggling with these disorders for many years, and had just attributed my symptoms to the Bipolar Disorder. These additional diagnoses and the resulting therapy made a huge difference in my mental wellness, and I’m now better than I have ever been, and improving every day!http://www.facebook.com/DBSANELA and  www.dbsalliance.org

What about you, do you think your mental health history is important?

 

**********************

Friend me on Facebook @chato B Stewart.

———————————————

—————-

View previous Newsletters.

Originally Posted on http://blogs.psychcentral.com/humor YOU need permission use ©2011

********************************************

Mental Health Humor Cartoons

Mental health history Diagnoses Diagnosi Diagnosis Link Between Anger and Anxiety Mental Health Humor Frosty the ADD ADHD snowman http://blogs.psychcentral.com/humor/files/2012/10/2012-Mental-Health-Humor-Family-Stew-Just-another-Bipolar-Day-by-Chato-Stewart-150x150.jpg

Family Stew: National Health Blog Post Month Cartoons

To Find My Sense Of Humor - National Health Blog Post Month National Health Blog Post Month I bet you didn’t know Chato Stewart was a kiss ass - National Health Blog Post Month 강남 스타일 - MEME - Gangnam Style -National Health Blog Post Month Chato Bartholomew Stewarts fake obituary for National Health Blog Post Month National Health Blog Post Month - Weightloss being thankful for other help Technology For Reality Therapy A Mental Health choice I Regret making most I want to change THIS about Mental health Care Memorable Father Daughter Moments I GUT THIS Why healthcare professionals should use social media Advice for dealing with negative comments The Family Stew - Men Depression Call BS on something The Anatomy of This Bipolar Globophobia - Lalaloopsy We Go Health - Mental Health Hospitalization Community Care Package sensational news stories get the most viewers Wheel OF Emotions We Go Health - how-to give a ship Weirdest thing about bipolar Draw is my voice for mental health Recovery

 

 


Comments


View Comments / Leave a Comment

This post currently has 0 comments.
You can read the comments or leave your own thoughts.

Trackbacks

Charles Bunch Phd (December 10, 2012)

Psychology watch (December 10, 2012)

Mental Health (December 10, 2012)

AddictionHelper.com (December 10, 2012)

Charles Bunch Phd (December 10, 2012)

From Psych Central's website:
PsychCentral (December 10, 2012)

Begabungs (December 10, 2012)

Hans R. Maristela (December 10, 2012)

Charles Bunch Phd (December 10, 2012)

Nurse Whitebeard (December 10, 2012)

mahe butt (December 10, 2012)

AnxietyNewsPortal (December 10, 2012)

Bob Brotchie (December 10, 2012)

Jen C (December 10, 2012)

AddictionHelper.com (December 10, 2012)

kenyan woman (December 10, 2012)

Charles Bunch Phd (December 10, 2012)

Charles Bunch Phd (December 10, 2012)

Virginia (Pavlovich (December 10, 2012)

Roxana Rudzik-Shaw (December 10, 2012)

Uchi Deshi (December 10, 2012)

HumAnimaCIC (December 10, 2012)

Darren Page (December 10, 2012)

Charles Bunch Phd (December 10, 2012)

Psychiatry India (December 10, 2012)

Enlighten EAP (December 10, 2012)

Charles Bunch Phd (December 10, 2012)

Sparkle Plenty (December 10, 2012)

Debra Feinberg (December 10, 2012)

Maplewood Counseling (December 10, 2012)

Mental Health (December 10, 2012)

Richard G Earl (December 10, 2012)

Patricia Somlar (December 10, 2012)

chatobstewart (December 10, 2012)

Angela L Grandstaff (December 10, 2012)

THE HOPE CONCEPT (December 10, 2012)

chatobstewart (December 10, 2012)

Pacific Cove (December 10, 2012)

Maribel Baute (December 10, 2012)

Stephen Thergesen (December 10, 2012)

Brenda (December 10, 2012)

MARY HALL (December 10, 2012)

BPD Planet (December 10, 2012)

BeautifulWreck1 (December 11, 2012)

Charles Bunch Phd (December 11, 2012)

Mars (December 11, 2012)

NAMI Massachusetts (December 11, 2012)

Open Door Therapy (December 11, 2012)

chatobstewart (December 12, 2012)

Joan Landino (December 13, 2012)

Fresh Jasmine (December 14, 2012)






    Last reviewed: 12 Dec 2012

APA Reference
Stewart, C. (2012). Is Mental Health History Important?. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 22, 2014, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/humor/2012/12/is-mental-health-history-important/

 

Mental Health
Humor



Subscribe to this Blog:
Feed

Archives





Friend me on Facebook

Subscribe to this Blog: Feed

Recent Comments
  • Olympia Rheaves: I like what you guys are up also. Such clever work and reporting! Carry on the superb works guys I...
  • Nätet: I want to thank you for the superb post!! I surely liked every bit of it. I’ve bookmarked your web internet...
  • Kathie: I simply wanted to appreciate you… I absolutely was frightful personally, nevertheless you managed to...
  • Gently1: Hello Chato, Thanks for the information. It is good to be right part time. :-) I remembered AFTER my email...
  • Arden Raven: Keep functioning ,splendid job!
Find a Therapist
Enter ZIP or postal code



Users Online: 12240
Join Us Now!