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Re: Correcting an Imbalance or getting high? huxley

Posted by Phil on July 20, 2012, at 14:46:02

In reply to Correcting an Imbalance or getting high?, posted by huxley on July 19, 2012, at 7:22:53

So, the big picture, 60 years ago you may have forcibly had a hole drilled in your head, had ECT the hard way, or been strapped to a table 23 hours a day. Not counting being in an asylum for life.
Are things better now? I'm sure there will be no's out there.

Oncology, which many people hate but are willing to almost die to almost get well, is in the dark ages. Oncologists go from chemo to chemo with worse and worse side effects and most people like their doctor. My brother, mother and others liked their doctor. If you are stage 4, it would be wise to get your affairs in order. Cancer will kill you so doctors are learning as they go.

Mental illness will kill you too. But like oncologists, the medical profession can only develop new meds on what little is known about the brain. Unlike oncology, some patients, not all by far, despise their doctors, meds, psychiatry in general. Not despise, hate.

Anyone that forgets that in many areas of medicine you are dealing with risk/benefit situations. If a surgeon says I think you will die if we don't amputate that leg, what's one to do?

Once again I'm leaving this place. It used to be people cussing and discussing meds but most got along pretty well. They wanted to hear about possible help, not seething hatred of anything to do with psychiatry. And people really wanted to share their experience.

Since it seems anti-psychiatry is back in full bloom here and they aren't going anywhere, I'll be glad to. Why stay on a site designed to help and support that's turned into an alligator pit of bitter people that forgot to read the fine print.

One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.
Friedrich Nietzsche




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