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Re: OCD as an example Squiggles

Posted by alexandra_k on October 14, 2006, at 22:08:05

In reply to Re: OCD as an example Squiggles, posted by Squiggles on October 14, 2006, at 8:38:00

> p.s. the social dysfunction you speak of
> is the price that a lot of mental patients
> have to pay

so there is nothing we can do we may as well stop researching it and just accept this as an inevitable consequence of mental disorder?

> A friend and a sympathetic ear is consoling; group therapy is not necessarily everyone's cup of tea.

sure. medication is not necessarily everyone's cup of tea either. there is stuff in individual therapy too, i picked this one because it seemed to be a SOCIAL intervention more than a PSCYHOLOGICAL intervention even.

> Now, i ask you - should i have taken this person
> to group therapy or to a dr. who gave meds?

and i have to choose one and only one option?

> i hope you picked up some compassion and understood that mental illness is an illness and not a coffee table game.

i never said or meant to imply it was a 'coffee table game'. do you think therapy is a 'coffee table game'?

>Once again, most meds
> suck, and they ruin your life and your dreams in many cases, and there is stigma. But it's all we've got right now.

there are other interventions too...

> Group therapy sounds nice, but it cannot reverse mental illness

that is an empirical matter. the data will decide. the studies haven't been done...




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