During the winter of 2004, Rose Yesha had her first brush with psychiatry after she experienced a panic attack. Fast forward fifteen years, multiple diagnoses, and over a dozen different mental health medications, she found herself suffering silently.
Rose Yesha holds a Ph.D. in Information Systems with a concentration in Health Informatics and Behavioral Health Analytics. Her past research has focused on data-mining social media platforms by using hybrid algorithms to automatically partition unstructured health data into meaningful patterns. Rose's hobbies include writing, playing guitar, singing, and advocating for other psychiatric survivors. She is a native of Columbia, Maryland.
TODAY, WE'RE CHATTING ABOUT…
- How one panic attack led to fifteen years of psychiatric drugs
- Factors that contributed to Rose's mind-body dysregulation
- How Rose felt invalidated when reporting side effects to her doctor
- What Rose's mental health treatment looked like
- How one panic attack resulted in being given multiple diagnoses over the fifteen years
- When Rose realized what she was doing was no longer working
- How she felt manipulated into the narrative that she lived with a mental illness
- Why its a conflict of interest for the person delivering the medication to provide informed consent
- Why psychiatric drugs is not the same as needing insulin
- How providers are setting people up for failure
- What it looked like for Rose to come off psychiatric drugs
- How she is managing her anxiety now
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