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Re: Doc. Bob,looking for some a success story!!!!!

Posted by Paul on February 4, 1999, at 16:35:56

In reply to Re: Doc. Bob,looking for some a success story!!!!!, posted by Tess on February 4, 1999, at 5:50:00

I think that if you've been told that these diseases are lifelong, and you believe that you will always need medication, you probably will. I believe your mindset is important. If you regard depression as a "disease" in every way analogous to diabetes, and in no way in your control, you will cease to have any control over it.

If you believe that life experiences and insight can in fact change your psychological health, then it is more likely that they can. If you're resigned to what you perceive as your fate, then you will not get better without meds.

I am not bashing medication; I am simply saying that the mindset that you are powerless over a 100% biological affliction can be a dangerous one that causes you to "surrender" to it and to be convinced that every time you are depressed, it can be no other way.

I suggest reading "Mindfulness" by Ellen Langer. It is very empowering.




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