Posted by huxley on September 18, 2010, at 4:21:31
In reply to Re: Have our brains been permanently damaged? » Conundrum, posted by Huxley on September 17, 2010, at 2:58:49
Linkadge thats cool, I always have liked this quote,
'All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident'
I dont know if my opinons are true or not. I believe them to be true using my experience as evidence and others I have read.
It is a good point that maybe we are just a small sub group of people but I think that anyone who has been on SSRIs for 6-7+ years is going to have a hell of a time coming off them.
I hope, I really hope that any changes to my mind can be undone and I can get back to where I was before I started taking anything.
Because life has just become a balancing act of a cocktail of medications, it consumes your life.
If they could develop a medication that would work and work consistantly and not poop out then I would have no problem taking it because I have a genuine problem, like most here. We are not wired to be able to cope with life as easily as others there is no doubt about that.
But are we being ethically delt with by psychiatry? No I dont think so. I think there treatment is quite brutal and dangerous.
I wonder how many people have killed themselves beause of med induced states? I know the times I have been suididal is from medications.
Dont take your SSRIs for a day and you will be suicidal. Dont take your APs for a couple of days and you will be suicidal. Take to much of an SSRI and you will get into an agitated state which will be described as bipolar.
The huxley handle comes from Aldous Huxley. If you have a minute read up on him. An interesting man.