July 10, 2020 at 9:38 am #361281
I have bad news. Psychiatrists have been closed off here in Serbia. I will will continue self treatment until i can visit an professional.
July 10, 2020 at 9:47 am #361283
- This reply was modified 1 year, 11 months ago by Stefan.
You mentioned four days ago that you were afraid to see a psychiatrist because he or she may diagnose you as gay, and I told you that there is no such diagnosis (sexual orientation is not considered a disease or a disorder, not anymore).
There are three main diagnostic manuals used to diagnose mental disorders:
(1) The ICD-10 published by the World Health Organization (WHO), which is used worldwide.
(2) The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, currently the fifth edition (DSM-5), produced and published by the American Psychiatric Association, the main diagnostic reference in the United States and is also used worldwide
(3) The Chinese Classification of Mental Disorders, produced by The Chinese Society of Psychiatry.
The Institute of Mental Health in Belgrade, established in 1963, is the first social-psychiatric institution in Southeast Europe, and it includes psycho-pharmacology and psycho-therapy of mental illness. The institute servers as a teaching facility for the Belgrade Medical School and several other schools in Belgrade. In Nov 2009, the Institute of Mental Health in Belgrade received a nomination to be inducted into the WHO collaborative Centre for Mental Health care by Serbian Minister of Health, Tomica Milosavljevic. This nomination was approved by WHO, and Belgrade’s Institute of Mental Health also publishes articles on behalf of the WHO.
This means, I am guessing, that, at least new psychiatrists in Serbia are likely to be using the WHO’s diagnostic manual, the ICD-10, which will be what your studies will be based on if you become a student in The Institute of Mental Health in Belgrade.
Do you think that you might be a student of The Institute of Mental Health in Belgrade?
anitaJuly 10, 2020 at 9:50 am #361284
Well i had plans to move to Germany or Sweeden and finish college there. I may still study in Belgrade despite that all. I will see what future brings and i hope for the best.July 10, 2020 at 10:11 am #361285
I hope for the best too. You wrote that professional psychiatric mental health is not available to you. I want to repeat that a daily routine of exercise and guided meditations can help, as well as maybe a yoga practice that you can do at home. You can point the computer cursor at BLOG, top left of this page, and scroll down to Mindfulness & Peace. Mindfulness is a very popular movement in psychotherapy that helps a lot in managing anxiety and stress.
Headspace. com offers tools and resources to help mental health during the pandemic.
anitaJuly 10, 2020 at 12:04 pm #361301
i am slowly falling into depression… I am thinking about comitting suicide. I am ao much affected by OCD i just want to stay in an room and cry. I want this all to end. It hurts. Lately i have been praying to god. All of my paranoias are coming back. I do not feel like myself anymore.July 10, 2020 at 12:36 pm #361308
You slept very little last night, you have to get some sleep so that you can feel better. I highly recommend that you get your aunt, or another adult family member, to get you to see a family physician, a doctor, or a nurse, as soon as possible, so to prescribe you medication that will help you sleep better and which will give you relief from your anxiety and OCD.
anitaJuly 10, 2020 at 4:26 pm #361341
if there is any way that i could contact you via social media, please tell me. I really need someone to talk to.July 10, 2020 at 4:54 pm #361343
I don’t do social media other than this website.
“I really need someone to talk to”- I thought you were talking to me. Is there a specific topic that you want to talk about that you haven’t? If so, what is the topic?
anitaJuly 10, 2020 at 5:04 pm #361344
I feel like all i want is to die. I tried online therapy. It did not work. It made my OCD even worse. It looks like they all are faking kindness. I must see an psychiatrist as soon as possible. I am scared and i feel like i am not gonna get enough sleep. Reply when you can.July 10, 2020 at 5:13 pm #361346
It is 2:10 am your time, way too late at night/ early in the morning for you to be awake. What can you do to relax right now: a hot bath or shower? Herbal tea? Calming music? Maybe one of Mark Williams guided meditations that you can download online?
Or just lie there, don’t try to solve your problems, don’t try to figure it out, just lie there, not trying anything. Can you do that?
anitaJuly 11, 2020 at 6:29 am #361380
Today i am feeling a bit better. I will see an psychiatrist as soon as i can.July 11, 2020 at 6:47 am #361384
Good to get your note, and please do see a psychiatrist today, and let me know how it goes, will you?
anitaJuly 11, 2020 at 12:41 pm #361422
I am sorry for replying late, i was busy. I did not get to se psychiatrist because of coronavirus. I am aoing on vacation tomorrow. I asked my aunt to arrange meeting with psychiatrist after i return from vacation.July 11, 2020 at 12:47 pm #361425
Thank you for the update, good to read that you were busy, and that you are going on a vacation. I hope you experience some relaxation and even fun on your vacation. Glad you asked your aunt to arrange for you a meeting with a psychiatrist when you return from your vacation.
anitaJuly 11, 2020 at 3:08 pm #361431
I have some bad news. My aunt can’t arrange meeting without my mother’s permission. However, she gave me a book so i can read when i get unwanted thoughts.