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Re: How do you decide what to trust?

Posted by JeffH on October 30, 2001, at 15:16:20

In reply to Re: How do you decide what to trust?, posted by Elizabeth on October 30, 2001, at 12:28:04

On looking at information and trusting what you read, it's kind of like quantifying psychic pain.
It's hard to do.

When I read about a disaster in a newspaper, perhaps a couple family members killed in an auto accident, I know that the dry reporting in no sense conveys the devastated emotions of the people involved. It's hard for me to be connected.

I lurked for a few months on psycho babble before finally posting, and, before this, I intensely searched anything I could on depression. The research provided good information, but like the newspaper reporting, it was cold, clinical, and didn't seem to touch the suffering I was experiencing.

When I stumbled on psycho babble, wow! Here were not just facts, but the struggles of the posters made me quickly identify with them and their diseases. Trust? I can't help but trust their advice (even though it may sometimes be off base) because their experiences have made a medication or treatment very real and valid to me. Somehow, it's worth more. Believe it or not, I would trust the advice of some posters over some of the doctors I have used in the past.

-- Jeff




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