Who is HF?
He is a counsellor that I was working with from a local counselling service.
Who is CS?
She is the MH counsellor that I am seeing through university.
Who is Shirley*?
She is the therapist that I am seeing from FCS.
(* Not her real name)
Who is Dr M/Dr T?
Drs M & T
is were my primary care GPs. They work ed at the local doctors surgery.
Blog Name Change
“Chris’ Mental Health” was a blog about my mental health journey. There is much more to my life than this. “Chris’ Contemplations” seems to encompass everything about my life.
Professionals (Mental Health)
Who is Dr B?
Dr B is my primary care psychiatrist. He works at the community mental health team.
Who is EL?
She is a psychologist that I was working with at the community mental health team.
Who are FCS?
They are Fenland Counselling Service.
These are all document files (Word, Excel, PDF) and are opened in Google Docs on a separate page.
Why am I seeing
I have removed all reference to my former name on the blog. I have struck through Flattley and added Wilcox right next to it. I am drawing a line under that chapter of my life and moving on.
I see ** LINK REMOVED **. What does that mean?
It means the link is no longer relevant, the document has been removed or that the link has caused offence to persons. I don’t want this to be a blog that belittles people.
What Is Cyclothymia
Cyclothymia is a serious mood and mental disorder that causes both hypomanic and depressive episodes.
What does the cyclothymia do to you?
It does pretty much the same as the clinical depression, except my moods are more changing. One day I can be on a high and the next few days be on a low.
What Is Anxiety
Anxiety is a psychological and physiological state characterized by cognitive, somatic, emotional, and behavioral components. These components combine to create an unpleasant feeling that is typically associated with uneasiness, apprehension, fear, or worry…
What does the anxiety do to you?
It makes me not able to be amongst people, especially huge crowds. I stop going out at all. My right arm will start to ache, I start to breathe shallower, I get panicky and then if I don’t leave I get paranoid.
What Is Clinical Depression
Major depressive disorder (also known as recurrent depressive disorder, clinical depression, major depression, unipolar depression, or unipolar disorder) is a mental disorder characterized by an all-encompassing low mood accompanied by low self-esteem, and by loss of interest or pleasure in normally enjoyable activities…
What does the clinical depression do to you?
It clouds my judgement. It makes my confidence and self esteem really low. I feel like a failure and not worthy to be alive.
Do You Take Medicines?
Yes, I take 450mg of Moclobemide daily.