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Old 08-06-2014, 12:04 PM #1
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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

thanks Sabby and Sister Rags. there is also a medical list at this PC forum address:

http://forums.psychcentral.com/gener...ml#post3919869
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I've been searching everywhere for a list like this! Guess I was looking in the wrong places.
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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

thanks Sabby and Sister Rags. there is also a medical list at this PC forum address:

http://forums.psychcentral.com/gener...ml#post3919869
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Hi martamiriam,
OP can stand for Original Poster i.e. the person who started a thread, or you may see it in reference to Outpatient/s inc. IOP for Intensive Outpatient Programme (treatment/support)...........although there may be other definitions, hope this helps.
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Thanks - will save a lot of googling.
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Working we always use SIB for Self Injurious Behavior. I tend to still use that here.
I always thought this was better than using SI for two things. I still get confused with that.
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Thank you so much for sharing this. I've seen abbreviations all over the forums and felt majorly out-of-the-loop because I didn't know what half of them stood for. This is helpful. ♥
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AP's - Antipsychotic medication
Just an addition...

Very occasionally someone will say AAP...

It just refers to atypical antipsychotics i.e. second generation antipsychotics.
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I usually just say "pdoc" for psychiatrist.....
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