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Re: This is a bbs for mutual education & support

Posted by dj on October 28, 1999, at 0:50:30

In reply to Re: Suggestions, posted by Dee on October 27, 1999, at 23:12:20

I agree with much but not all of the above from all points of view. Yes the threads & postings sometimes go on far too long and some become
lengthy tangents from the main topic & these can be broken up more and added to less. I for one have contributed to those types of discussion & tangents have even introduced the subject of Tom Waits.

However I make no apologies for the latter as I believe good writing (which the piece I copied was an example of) can be uplifting and though it did not refer to medications it did refer to a musician who is uplifting to some & might be to others who are not familiar with him -- hence the article shared a bit of the flavour of him.

And it didn't take up 1/1000 as much bandwith as do the folks who don't take the time to delete the part of the thread they are responding to. That uneccessay reposting of requoted prose if eliminated would speed up downloads considerably.

And I've posted other pieces I've copied from elsewhere that discussed SAMe, the Vargus Nerve device and other things that are more directly in line with medicinal solutions to depression.

I'm not attempting to be dismissive here but I do believe if the only focus here is on meds than that is too limited a view of what can be uplifting. It's useful to get perspectives on the meds and it's equally useful to get perspective on people's experiences of depression and different ways of dealing with it. And the odd bit of banter, beyond the stale medicinal babble adds flavour and life to what otherwise can be stale discussion of medical obsessions.

I enjoy much of the dicussion that goes on here and believe it is in line with the header to this page which states that: "This is a bulletin board for mutual education and support." Support does not come merely from a discussion of symptoms and medications, it can also come from a sense of community which I believe there is on this board & which I find uplifting< challengiing, supportive and informative at times.

In keeping with the supportive role of this BBS I will generally endeavour to not prolong lengthy threads or post excessively babbly comments or go off on tangental topics. However I also find many of the discussions that go on here supportive, stimulating, educational & relevant and believe they belong here as much as the medicinal babble & that the odd bit of interpersonal banter does not distract from the latter & in is often much more stimulating.




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