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Re: Consider the source. Goodbye. NKP

Posted by SLS on December 20, 2022, at 12:31:35

In reply to Re: Consider the source. Goodbye., posted by NKP on December 19, 2022, at 14:11:29

> I, too, have found your advice to be very valuable.
> The poster that you refer to, may simply not be posting because he is going through a difficult time. A month or two back, he also stopped posting for a few weeks, when he was going through a difficult time.


I don't think it's the same person, but your point is well-taken. My passions have been too intense here recently, so I will take your cue and cool down.

I think my writing here has been counterproductive over the last few days. Too much anger. As silly as it sounds, I want to bring everyone else with me. I went about it the wrong way. However, I am beyond certain that there has to be a major shift in focus if there is to be any chance of that happening.

I wanted to accomplish this quickly because I didn't anticipate posting very much at all from now on. Engagement rings, weddings, buying houses, and the usual stuff people do in the absence of depression. I might relapse 10 seconds from now. If I were to, I would no longer have access to the clear thinking and functional memory that enabled me write all this stuff. Depression is a walking death - a hideously altered state of consciousness. Even as I write this, I pray to God that I never relapse. My relapsing is not outside the realm of possibilities. However, my chances of maintaining remission are much better if I keep taking my medication exactly the same way for as long as I live. Getting to remission involved 4-6 week trials managed by a person who administers treatment for a living. What I see on Psycho-Babble is the most under-informed and un-intelligent approach to treating an illness for which there is the potential of being treated to remission. However, there is almost no potential to respond to the self-medication that most members of the Psycho-Babble community engage in. Things here have evolved over time to afford people a less potential to get well than what we saw when this site opened 25 years ago. I have no statistics to prove this, though. There is an archive to years worth of history of posts on Psycho-Babble. It would be interesting to review them to see how the collective mentality evolved over time.

Lots of names disappeared as a result of the LP debacle. However, for many that continued to post, a sizeable number are gone. People often leave the Psycho-Babble community when they respond well enough to treatment. They simply have no need and no time - engagement rings, weddings, buying houses, and the usual stuff people do in the absence of depression.

I guess I should really post this separately.

- Scott

Some see things as they are and ask why.
I dream of things that never were and ask why not.

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.




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