Posted by KimberlyDi on July 30, 2003, at 10:15:53
In reply to Would like everyone's opinion...., posted by john Henry on July 30, 2003, at 6:47:42
The problems I have now, I can see that I had early signs of brain chemical imbalances and disorders. In my early childhood, I had a strong sense of being separate from my body. My body wasn't me. "Me" was something smaller that inhabited my body and that my whole life was an experiment by God (like putting a mouse in a maze) to see how I would react to things. Rather strange thoughts for a little girl. Upon reading different threads in Psycho-Babble I've discovered that there is a name for that, falling under De-Personalization or Disassociation. I also realize I might have been an undiagnosed ADHD child with social phobia also. Only things that I believe affected me by growing up was:
1) reaching age 21 (legal drinking age and I was an alcoholic-waiting-to-happen); and
2) having my anti-depressant needs change from depression in my younger years to Anti-Anxiety when I was promoted to a high-stress job;
3) reaching dating age and being introduced to the opposite sex as a potential partner & opening that big-old can of worms. abuse, rejection, broken heart, being disillusioned.
My dime's worth (inflation)
KDi in Texas
> There was a time when most of us didn't need medication(like childhood or even 0-10 years ago) then all of a sudden-BANG-we are slaves to the pills.What do you think caused this:
> 1-Chemical Imbalance with brain chemistry
> 2-Life stessors such as getting too old,hating your job,problem w/your marriage,death's in the family etc.
> I am just curious what everyone thinks happened to them.....Not what the Doctors that see you for 5 min,write a prescription,then drive home in their porsche.What is the root of your illness?
> -Something wrong with your brain or
> -things that have happened over your lifetime?