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Old 08-05-2014, 11:46 AM #1
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So I've noticed a lot of acronyms used in these forums, and while I've discovered the meanings of some, there are others I don't know/couldn't find... and I'd bet that I'm not the only one. A few I've seen:

T = Therapist
SI = Suicidal Imagining/Intention(not sure which)
SUI = ?? (Was in the same thread as 'SI' so I assume they're related)
LCM = ?? (some type of therapist from what I could gather from the context of the post)
PDOC = ?? (Primary Doctor?)

I've always felt that knowledge is power, and that ignorance is the most damaging and nefarious force in this world. Spreading some knowledge might help everyone get better...

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So I've noticed a lot of acronyms used in these forums, and while I've discovered the meanings of some, there are others I don't know/couldn't find... and I'd bet that I'm not the only one. A few I've seen:

T = Therapist
SI = Suicidal Imagining/Intention(not sure which)
SUI = ?? (Was in the same thread as 'SI' so I assume they're related)
LCM = ?? (some type of therapist from what I could gather from the context of the post)
PDOC = ?? (Primary Doctor?)

I've always felt that knowledge is power, and that ignorance is the most damaging and nefarious force in this world. Spreading some knowledge might help everyone get better...


Even if I attempt to look them up, most likely I'll get multiple answers. And some acronyms may not even be related to mental illness.

Sometimes I don't want to admit I don't know the meaning of something.

Also, since my aceess to the Internet is very limited, I don't always have the time to stop and look something up. So, a dictionary would be GREAT. Or, folks can merely spell out the meaning in parentheses. That would help, as then folks wouldn't need to look it up.
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Yeah I am not sure. I've just been trying to identify them without asking. SI means self injury I think.

Not sure what SUI or LCM is

Not really sure what PDOC is either. i was thinking like psych doc or something. Wish people would just take the extra second to write these out since I find pretty much all of them silly sounding. Especially when shortening therapist to just "T"? I get such an image in my head when people use T to refer to their therapist.
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This list may be helpful to you:

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Acronyms/Abbreviations -

dx - diagnosis
tx - treatment/therapy
CBT - Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
REBT - Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy
PDoc - Psychiatric Doctor (aka Psychiatrist)
T - Therapist
Meds - Medications
DBT - Dialectical Behavior Therapy
DID - Dissociative Identity Disorder
DD - Dissociative Disorder
PTSD - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
PD - Personality Disorder
BP - Bipolar
BPD - Borderline Personality Disorder
GAD - Generalized Anxiety Disorder
SAD - Seasonal Affective Disorder
ED - Eating Disorder
SI - Self Injury
Hx - history
Rx - prescribed medication
MD - Doctor of Medicine
PhD - Doctor of Philosophy (check to see if PhD degree is in the field of psychology)
PsyD - Doctor of Psychology
CPN - Community psychiatric nurse
ANTI-D -anti depressant
OCD obsessive compulsive disorder
CPTSD complex post traumatic stress disorder
IMO - In my opinion
AS Aspergers Syndrome
BP - Blood Pressure
BPD Borderline personality Disorder
ECG Electrocardiogram
ECT Electro Convulsive Therapy
EEG - Electroencephalogram
OT - Occupational Therapist
PRN As Needed
PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
SAD Seasonal Affective Disorder
SH - Self harm
Sorry, it's not in alphabetical order.
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That is exactly what I was looking for... was that posted elsewhere on the site?

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I only confuse one. I, used to think I in si, was ideation, where there's h in sh for harm.

Otherwise, I feel I've been around the block, a few too many times.

Thanks, for the list.
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Excellent list, sabby. I alphabetized them & added a few. This should be a sticky.

Acronyms/Abbreviations


AD's - Anti-depressant
ANTI-D -anti depressant
AP's - Antipsychotic medication
AS – Aspergers Syndrome
BP - Bipolar
BP - Blood Pressure
BPD - Borderline Personality Disorder
CBT - Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
CPTSD - Complex post traumatic stress disorder OR
Combat post traumatic stress disorder
CPN - Community psychiatric nurse
DBT - Dialectical Behavior Therapy
DD - Dissociative Disorder
DID - Dissociative Identity Disorder
dx - Diagnosis
ECG – Electrocardiogram
ECT – Electro Convulsive Therapy
EEG - Electroencephalogram
ED - Eating Disorder
GAD - Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Hx - history
IMO - In my opinion
k-pin - Klonopin
Lcm = Life coach mom ( a term for a therapist)
MD - Doctor of Medicine
Meds - Medications
OCD obsessive compulsive disorder
OT - Occupational Therapist
PD - Personality Disorder
PDoc - Psychiatric Doctor (aka Psychiatrist)
PhD - Doctor of Philosophy (check to see if PhD degree is in the field of
psychology)
P-meds - Psychiatric medications
PRN – As Needed
PsyD - Doctor of Psychology
PTSD - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
REBT - Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy
Rx - prescribed medication
SAD – Seasonal Affective Disorder
SH - Self harm
SI - Self Injury OR Suicidal ideation
SUI - Suicide
T - Therapist
tx - Treatment/therapy
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TMS - transcranial magnetic stimulation
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