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Re: DSM-5: Download the entire book - PDF, Epub, Mobi

Posted by Jay2112 on October 4, 2021, at 19:09:51

In reply to DSM-5: Download the entire book - PDF, Epub, Mobi, posted by SLS on September 25, 2021, at 9:23:19

I use the DSM-5 in my job in addictions and mental health. One BIG change, for me, was the change in criteria for treatment of bereavement. The one month rule is now gone, and patients/clients can/are now (be) treated immediately after the death of someone close..or anyone, really, that causes distressing symptoms. I don't remember the actual wording or such, but you get the point.

After becoming suicidal after losing my beautiful pet dog, I *begged* my pdoc for extra my insurance only covers a small amount of psych meds. I have been on almost every psych med in Canada, and was almost ready to turn to heroin..SERIOUSLY!! And...the only thing that saved me at the last moment was an almost 1 month hospitalization for pneumonia and a collapsed lung. (Which would have killed me, anyway.)

I got looked after like a *prince*! I had morphine in my i.v. whenever I requested, 24/7. I had my Vyvanse (amphetamine redux) increased, with large amounts of the strongest pro-GABA med out there, Lyrica. I had a small amount of carbamazepine to take the edge off the Vyvanse. I had 1mg of clonazepam 4x a day. I had 2mg of nabilone (synthetic cannabis..sorta) 4x a day.

Nurses, basically obeying my orders...because I was VERY assertive (in a nice way), and they knew that I KNEW what I was talking about when it came to meds. Plus, healthy meals, 24/7 antibiotics (which was good because it made me 'go' when the morphine constipated me).

One thing I learnt while living in poverty, is how to manipulate doctors, and anyone in the healthcare profession. So...I got home...started feeling really bad again, and am now experimenting with cannabis + nabilone, and some amino acids to really perk me up.

Ok..Ok..I am way off track...but you get the picture.


Humans punish themselves endlessly
for not being what they believe they should be.
-Don Miguel Ruiz-




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