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Common Abbreviations

Copyright, Jekyll Hyde

Relating to List Discussions

A&E
What people in the UK call an ER
AD
Anti Depressant — haven’t heard this in a while
AP
Anti Psychotic — haven’t heard this in a while either…
appt.
Appointment
BPD
Borderline Personality Disorder — not bipolar disorder
CPN
Community Psychiatric Nurse (UK only I think)
DID
Dissociative Identity Disorder (the official term for MPD now)
ED
Eating Disorder
ER
Emergency Room
IP
In Patient
MAOI
Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor — another class of anti-depressant
MD
Medical Doctor
MPD
Multiple Personality Disorder (now an quasi-obsolete term)
NOS
Often tacked onto a diagnosis. Literally means “not otherwise specified” — basically it’s not part of a subcategory within the diagnosis (ie. EDNOS, anxiety disorder NOS, depression NOS)
NSIAD
National Self Injury Awareness Day — March 1
OP
Outpatient
PA
Physical Abuse
pdoc.
Psychiatrist
PTSD
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
RN
Registered Nurse
SA
Sexual Abuse
SAD
Seasonal Affective Disorder
SI
Self Injury — also suicidal ideation for some psychiatric stuff, but on the list, it’s pretty standard self injury
SIV
Self Inflicted Violence — aka self injury
SSRI
Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor — a class of anti-depressant
t.
Therapist
TCA
Tri-Cyclic Antidepressant

Medical Terms

Dx
Diagnosis
Hx
History
Px
Prognosis
Rx
Prescription or medication
Sx
Symptom
Tx
Treatment

Some terms of prescriptions:

ID
Per day (I think)
PRN
Take as needed (may have restrictions as well)
QID
4 x per day

Internet Terms

AIM
AOL Instant Messenger — another internet paging thingy
AOL
America Online — a service that boots you off every two seconds, but did have the courtesy to invent AIM… so i gotta give ‘em credit for that
#bus
A channel on IRC where BUS people meet
BUS
Bodies Under Siege mailing list
ICQ
An internet paging thingy lots of people have
IRC
Internet Relay Chat — a chatty thingy

Random

4
For
AFAIK
As Far As I Know
ATM
At The Moment
bc or b/c
Because
HS
high school
IMHO
In My Humble Opinion
OT
Off Topic — but also occupational therapist
ppl
People
QED
Quod Erat Demonstrandum — which was to be demonstrated
r
Are
u
You
**insert name here**
Hugs
((insert name here))
Hugs
::insert name here::
Hugs

Smileys

:)
Happy face
;)
Winking
:-P or :
Toungue sticking out
:*(
Crying
:*)
Crying — as in happy tears
 

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