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ang posted a topic in Read This FirstFor brand and generic drug names see: wiki drugs.com rxlist or use a search engine, eg google ============================================== Abbreviations and terminology list in alphabetical order: AAF Acknowledge, Accept, Float. A strategy for handling a myriad of psychological symptoms. Acknowledge that the symptoms are real, Accept that they can't harm you and that there is nothing you can do about them, let them Float off as you go on about your business AD antidepressant ADD attention deficit disorder ADHD attention deficit hyperactive disorder ADR adverse drug reaction AP antipsychotic benzo is a contraction of benzodiazepine, the class of Valium-type sedative drugs. CBT Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, a strategy for changing the way you view your thoughts to help control anxiety and panic among other thing. CFS chronic fatigue syndrome CNS central nervous system CT Cold Turkey or the abrupt quitting of the drug in question. BP bipolar DC decrease/d DH Dear Husband DP depersonalization DR derealization DW Dear Wife (not dish washer) Dx diagnosis ECT electroconvulsive shock therapy (sometimes also called EST I think) EPS extrapyramidal symptoms FIL Father in Law GAD generalized anxiety disorder GAPS diet stands for Gut and Psychology Syndrome HI homicidal ideation ID WD interdose withdrawal MAOI monoamine oxidase inhibitor (older class of antidepressants) MDD major depressive disorder mgai milligrams of active ingredient (acronym used in weighing doses with a digital scale) mgpw milligrams pill weight (acronym used in weighing doses with a digital scale) MIL Mother in Law OP other person OTC over the counter PGAD persistent genital arousal disorder PRN latin "pro re nata" = as required PSSD post-SSRI sexual dysfunction PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder RI reinstatement RLS Restless Leg Syndrome Rx prescription SI suicidal ideation SNRI serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (certain antidepressants, such as Effexor) SO Significant Other SRI serotonin reuptake inhibitor SSRI selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (antidepressants like Prozac for example) SS serotonin syndrome ST serotonin toxicity (same as SS, more appropriate name for such) Sx symptom TCA tricyclic antidepressants TD tardive dyskinesia (involuntary movement, movement disorder, often involving the tongue or lips ) WD is a contraction for Withdrawal and is referring to the various symptoms that are associated with tapering off of one of these drugs. There is a big controversy over the use of the term "withdrawal" because the medical community has a very specific definition for the word which they think doesn't fit what we are experiencing. To counter this they came up with the phrase "Discontinuation Syndrome". WDnormal is withdrawal normal short hand for "all the symptoms I have been feeling lately but am to lazy to list them over and over again". It is a variable term that changes with the set of symptoms a person is feeling. YMMV is your mileage may vary ============================================ I just wanted to start a new topi, as I am feeling poorly. Anyhow, so many acronyms on this site, what do they all mean? WD is Withdrawal syndrome CT is that convulsive therapy? Sorry I think we need a list somewhere, what all these mean. Sorry a newbie, the site is fantastic. I no longer feel all alone in this world.