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Posted by Jaynee on January 14, 2003, at 23:21:23

In reply to Re: psychotherapy making you worse?, posted by LostBoyinNCLives on January 14, 2003, at 22:47:55

My educational background is in health information. ICD-10, stands for INTERNATIONAL STATISTICAL CLASSIFICATION OF
TENTH REVISION. It is the coding system they use if you have been in a hospital. We would pull your chart and go through it and give you a code or two or more.

I am completely with you with regards to "Mental Illness". It is just that a Mental Illness should be treated no different than any other illness. It is neurological. But even people with "Physical Illnesses" are referred for counselling. I have a girlfriend dying of cancer, and she could tell you a 1,001 stories regarding being treated as a non-human being. One story she told me was she ended up in Emergency, the nurse took one look at her chart and said to another nurse, this one can wait, she is dying anyways. She had pericarditis, due to open heart surgery and just about died.

The reason I give this example is, I believe people with "illnesses" are prejudiced against, period. I have hemochromatosis, which is a genetic disorder, and believe me, when people find out I have a genetic disorder, they think I'm defective or contagious or something. I look normal and most days feel normal, so it does bug me. It doesn't really affect my day to day living, except I believe is the reason I end up with bouts of clinical depression, excess iron in my brain. The mental illness does get to me more though, I will admit. I had one doctor that wanted me to get tested every year to make sure I should still drive, because I had been diagnosed as clinically depressed. I freaked. Needless to say I got a new doctor.

I am with you, medication has saved my life, clinical depression is neurological.




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