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Re: Psychiatry destroyed my life! Lamdage22

Posted by Tomatheus on February 27, 2013, at 22:17:02

In reply to Re: Psychiatry destroyed my life!, posted by Lamdage22 on February 27, 2013, at 5:41:44

> But hey.. making good profit off of desperate peoples feelings. Sitting together, deciding that almost all human behavior is a disease. YOU are the disease if you believe in this b*llsh*t.

Lamdage22,

If you don't believe that mental illnesses are real, then why do you state that you're very depressed with severe PTSD in your signature?

I can understand and even identify with psychiatric medications not working well and even making some problems worse, especially in the long run. Taking out your frustration on psychiatry is understandable, as far as I'm concerned, when the very treatments that are supposed to help us sometimes make matters worse or create new problems.

It sounds like you regret ever having received psychiatric treatment. Am I correct in guessing this? While I can see why someone in your position would regret ever having sought psychiatric treatment, I cannot say the same about my case. You say that psychiatry destroyed your life, but for me, it's prolonged sleep deprivation that most likely destroyed my life by causing a debilitating fatigue. Psychiatry attempted to repair the damage, as did psychology. Both failed, and psychiatry may have made matters worse by possibly contributing to the development of psychotic symptoms. Am I unhappy with the way I've responded to psychiatric treatment? You bet. I took a gamble by seeking psychiatric treatment, and I certainly haven't won. But would I have been able to live with a decision to have completely sidestepped psychiatric treatment and just accept life with a debilitating fatigue? I don't think that I would have. Maybe you only consider your life to be destroyed now that you've received psychiatric treatment, but when your life is already destroyed by the symptoms of a chronic illness, you need to act, and you need to take chances. That's what I did, and things haven't turned out for the best, but I think it would have been foolish of me to have done things differently.

Just my opinion...

Tomatheus


Dx: schizoaffective disorder

Treatments: Abilify & niacin

tomatheus.blogspot.com


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