Posted by floatingbridge on May 4, 2011, at 11:48:13
In reply to Re: What Do You Think Of This Idea?, posted by Phillipa on May 4, 2011, at 10:51:43
Lots of people take AP's without psychosis. I just quizzed my pdoc about this yesterday. No one has ever noted psychosis for me, but I have been given AP's twice. So it's most likely not about that, but more that it is a chemical tool.
Of course, asking questions about the whys of one's treatment is really important.
Otoh, psychosis, while I feel (perhaps erroneously) that I can sense it when I see it, what is it? I guess I use a spectrum model. For example, I have lots of anxiety, maladaptive thinking, ptsd even. So for whatever percentage of the time, what kind of reality am I living in? I've been very reactive lately. I asked my pdoc--look, there is something very wrong with my brain, this might be my father's issue (high reactivity and weak executive type functioning). He
talked me down from that.
It's so easy to use psychosis as a way to scare oneself, just the way people use the term borderline. I am learning to ask, is this a helpful view or question?
Am I making some sense here? :-/
*a rose by any name