Posted by Phil on May 10, 2012, at 7:32:37
In reply to Re: Is the world finally waking up.... Nice Post. » Willful, posted by SLS on May 10, 2012, at 5:45:37
So what is dysfunctional? I've known many people who are completely dysfunctional who never touched a drug. It is behavior problems.
So, in your case, what exactly is wrong? Can't read or write? Drive a car? Grocery shop? Or is it a stronger form of depression?
For mild depression I wouldn't even have gone to a doctor. CBT and exercise would have done the trick.
DBT has success treating this stuff. A neurologist could tell you if there is damage. Have you tried these avenues?
You will have to answer many questions honestly to get at the truth.
Is getting out of bed, showering, getting dressed, going out in the world the issue? Then your depression has advanced and it has nothing to do with meds.
Will meds become the new lobotomies or a high voltage ECT without muscle relaxants and sedatives? No way not ever. Tell you what, go get a lobotomy and unmedicated ECT, I'll take Prozac, we can meet in 10 years. Outcome will be obvious.
Lastly, anyone who goes to a doctor for the flu or an operation or mental problems should know that there's an inherent risk in medicine. My family doc gave me an antibiotic for an infection, I thought I would die. This was not his fault, he was doing the best thing and it didn't work. Did I go everywhere telling a fine physician almost killed my and that AB's were bad? Was I angry? Of course not.
Jane Pauley took steroids for a condition and went completely manic. You never know.
I'm sorry for anyone that thinks they're brain damaged but just because you think you are doesn't mean anything. Your dysfunctional brain is trying to sort out your brain and that does not work.
Billions of SSRI's have been prescribed for decades. If even 5% 'knew' they has brain damage there would be marching in the streets and even bombing on Pharma campuses.
The big pharma scientists have nothing to do with marketing the end product. Their job is to produce better medicines and they are committed to that goal. They are competitive and they want ti hit the home run that will help us like never before.
I'm extremely grateful for their efforts so far.
Life is good.