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Re: Would like to know how you feel...not a debate

Posted by banga on January 5, 2005, at 10:57:01

In reply to Re: Would like to know how you feel...not a debate, posted by partlycloudy on January 5, 2005, at 10:27:37

I tried psychotherapy, as well as supplement therapy, exersise, etc. for my unipolar depressions and anxiety for years before I tried medications. Though helpful, it was very very temporary. The way you feel about drugs is how I feel about therapy--and I am a psychologist so you can imagine what losing that faith means in my life! Tough some say well therapy doesnt have lasting effects, it does--as it dredges up all the environmental issues in your problems, you end up blaming yourself or your neighbor for your problems--when it is at least in part biochemical.

The important thing is to find what works for you; and when something doesnt or it backfires, try to compartmentalize it--"well it didnt work out last time around. I have learned I have to be respectful of the downsides of using medications. But it doesnt mean they couldn't be helpful down the road if I get in a tough spot, I may have to take the bad with the good." Antidepressants definitely have had adverse effects on people, but remember on a board like this we hear less of the people with success--for whom a med was a magic bullet, brought them out of the doldrums, maybe evern suicidal plans, and they went on with their lives much happier. They have no reason to post here.

And yet again, I say we are all different. I know of one miracle story of a person who spent her life more hospitalized and drugged up since age 16. Whe she was gotten off her meds and put on nutritional supplements, she got her life back. But also we change over our lifetime--what is appropriate at one stage may not be appropriate later on, and vice versa.

Today I truly fit the name "psycho BABBLE". Am I feeling philosophical or simply avoiding work???




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