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Bipolar & Other Acroynms

Hi all! Seen this and thought it might be helpful. Thanks :-)

BP: Bipolar Disorder

BPD: Borderline Personality Disorder

MPD: Multiple Personality Disorder

PTSD: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

pdoc: Psychiatrist

PN: Psychiatric Nurse

AD's: Anti Depressants

DX: Diagnosed or Diagnosis

ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ADD: Attention Deficit Disorder

PMDD: PreMenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

SPD: Striopallidodentate Calcinosis a.k.a. Fahr Syndrome

OCD: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

ASPD: Anti-Social Personality Disorder

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There are actually a couple of pages on here that have a lot of those, however I think you have a few there that aren't on the pages so perhaps you can edit said pages and include them.

http://www.medhelp.org/health_pages/Mental-Health/Common-Bipolar-Disorder-Acronyms/show/13?cid=105
http://www.medhelp.org/health_pages/Mental-Health/Know-Your-Code---Acronyms/show/4?cid=105
1211960 tn?1272978102
Actually that is where I got the first list but I will go ahead and post the second one as well!

Medical conditions, treatments, procedures and related subject matter have a special language all their own. Many are identified by "acronyms," abbreviations which are a kind of short-hand. Here is a list of many which are used in the mental health and anxiety field. If you see a term you don't recognize, check this list for the meaning. And if something should be listed here but is NOT -please update the list.

5-HT: Serotonin, 5-Hydroxytryptamine
AD: Antidepressant / Anxiety Disorder/ Alzheimer's Disease
ADD: Attention Deficit Disorder
ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADR: Adverse Drug Reaction
ANS: Autonomic Nervous System

AP: Antipsychotic
ASD: Acute Stress Disorder/ Autism Spectrum Disorder

AS: Aspergers Syndrome
BD: Bipolar Disorder
BDD: Body Dysmorphic Disorder
BDZ: Benzodiazepine
BPAD: Bipolar Affective Disorder
BPD: Borderline Personality Disorder*
CAT: Cognitive Analytic Therapy
CBT: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
CCBT: Computerised Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
CNS: Central Nervous System
CT: Cognitive Therapy
DA: Dopamine

DBT: Dialectical Behavior Therapy**
DEPS: Depression
DID: Dissociative Identity Disorder
EMDR: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
GABA: Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid
GAD: Generalized Anxiety Disorder
GERD: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
IBS: Irritable Bowl Syndrome
IST: Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia

MD: Major Depression
MDD: Major Depressive Disorder

MPD: Mutiple Personality disorder***

MS: Mood Stabilizer
NE: Norepinephrine
OCD: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
PAC: Premature Atrial Contraction
PD: Panic Disorder
PDA: Panic Disorder With Agoraphobia

PDD: Pervasive Developmental Disorder

PDD NOS: Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified
PMDD: Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
Psych: Psychiatrist
PTSD: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
PVC: Premature Ventricular Contraction
REBT: Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy
SAD: Seasonal Affective Disorder / Social Anxiety Disorder
SCHZ: Schizophrenia
SD: Somatoform Disorder
SNRI: Serotonin-Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor
SNS: Sympathetic Nervous System
SOMS: Somatoform Symptoms
SP: Social Phobia / Specific Phobia
SSRI: Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor
SVT: Supraventricular Tachycardia

TCA: Tricyclic Antidepressant



Other (usually seen used in different autism communities)

- Aspie: Aspergers Syndrome (this term is often used by autistic people themselves as a shorthand and more "friendly" way to identify their autism in this case aspergers.)

- Autie: Autistic (Same as above but used by people with an autism or other ASD dx than aspergers.)

- NT:  Neurotypical (AKA non autistic or perceived "normal" person without any neurological conditions.)





* BPD never refers to Bipolar Disorder. It is only used as an acronym for Borderline Personality Disorder.

** Added DBT - treatment often used for Borderline Personality Disorder



***Multiple personality disorder is now commonly refered to as DID: Dissociative Identity Disorder.
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