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« on: December 11, 2006, 10:55:38 PM »

From time to time when members post they will use shortened versions of various therapies, conditions, feelings etc. Below are a list of the more commonly used abbreviations on the site.

AD's= Anti Depressents
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Ana= Anorexic
BD= Bipolar Disorder
B/P= Binge/Purdge
BPD- Borderline Personality Disorder
CAMHS= Child and adolescent mental health service
CAT = Cognitive Analytical Therapy (Talk based psychotherapy that analyses the thoughts behind behaviours)
CBT= Cognitive Behavioral Thearpy
CG = The charity's (NSHN) Co-ordinating group/Committee
CMHT= Community Mental Health Team
CPN= Community Psychiatric Nurse
CPTSD = Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
CRT= Crisis Response Team
CRS - Crisis Resolution Service
DID= Dissasociative Identity Disorder
DSH= Deliberate Self Harm
DOP= Dept of Psychiatry
DPM= Department of Psychological
DBT = Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (means we talk alot!)
ECT= Electro-convulsive therapy
ED= Eating Disorder
EDNOS = Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified
EMDR= Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing
HPD= Histrionic Personality Disorder
HCP= Health Care Professionals
IP= In-Patient (usually in psychiatric hospital/unit)
IRL = In Real Life
Meds= Medication
Mia= Bulimic
MD= Manic Depressive
MOAI = monoamine oxidase inhibitors
MTP = Mother Type Person (Cissy uses it often!)
NHS= National Health Service
NSRI = Norepinephrine Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors
OCD= Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
OD= Overdose
OP Appt = Out patient appointment
Para= Paranoid
PM= private message
PND= post natal depression
PTSD = Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
RMN = Registered mental nurse. (Psychiatric nurse that works on a ward)
SA= Sexual abuse
SA= Social Anxiety
SAD = Seasonal Affective Disorder (low mood associated with climatic change... usually in winter)
SH= Self harm
SHO= Senior House Officer
Shrink= Counsellor, psychotherapist, psychiatrist etc
SI= Self injure
SIU= Self Inflicted Injury
SSRI = Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors
SUI/ SU= Suicide
TC= Theraputic Community
Trig= Triggering
UD = unipolar depression (eg depression with just low mood rather than bipolar which has highs and lows)
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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2008, 08:05:43 PM »

what does ishy mean? i've seen it a couple of times and dont understand...
An isher is an 'internet self harmer'. They are the kind of person who over-dramaticises everything. They might, for example, go to A&E with a paper cut and say they SH'd. Ishy is like, the adjective of ish. Isher is a joke term.
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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2008, 11:27:29 AM »

SA= Sexual abuse
SA= Social Anxiety

Please can someone change one of these so that it makes reading stuff on the forum less confusing when people use these abbreviations? Ta.
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« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2008, 08:16:59 PM »

PRN stands for Pro Re Nata. It's usually referring to medication that's taken when you need it rather than on a regular basis.
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« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2009, 11:23:35 AM »

What does IRL mean? Seen it a lot... bit unsure

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« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2009, 11:24:28 AM »

In Real Life... Basically outside the tinternet...

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« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2009, 01:40:53 PM »

Ah ok, cheers Moppy Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2009, 12:59:16 PM »

Anyone enlighten me as to what 'mt' stands for, I've seen in was warnings in posts.

Also, for putting a 'may trigger' warning; does it apply to you or to others reading the posts? Or can it be used in both scenario's?
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« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2009, 01:10:22 PM »

MT = Might trigger

they are mainly to warn others that there is triggering content in your posts. not sure how you would warn yourself as you are the one writing the post. but if you see something which might trig you (for example, "trig sh") then you might want to stay away from that post
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« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2009, 01:20:32 PM »

Ahh, thanks.

My thought on the trigger thing was that it was a warning for other that you could be triggered. I dunno, now you said that my thought process doesn't make sense 
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