Posted by firenrain on May 13, 2004, at 7:59:00
In reply to Re: Are you sure...? » firenrain, posted by Angel Girl on May 12, 2004, at 19:40:16
Thanks angelgirl...Rod, I must be brief gotta go to wk. I understand about what you are saying about questioning what is my own beliefs as opposed to the "brainwashing" type beliefs I was taught growing up, and hearing one voice. Here is the danger that I have found after many yrs of thpy and many books read. When I am "well" I feel I am objective and insightful, however I am having to come to grips with the fact that their is a problem at times with the wireing in my brain that no amount of thrpy can change. It is only at those "ill" times that my capacity to be objective leaves me. I now know why certain traits were developed in my character and I feel that I bearly resemble the person and thought patterns of myself 10 years ago. When I am clear minded (I am getting there) I am introspective. At times I simply cannot. I could be a loud advocate for mental illness for everyone at "well" times. Although Rod, (as much as I hate to post this here) the more I read the more I realize how complicated it all is. Mental illness is all a hypothasis, one diagnosis has shades of another, medical science cannot tell us exactly how any of the meds work it's all an educated guess. You're right you never hear of anyone being healed. I spoke with a reserch Dr. Psy at stanford specialty bipolar he said they really know very little about the human brain. It makes me wonder if we were ment to know. I do believe spirituality plays a big roll in it all. O.K. so this was not so brief... gotta go... look forward to hearing more of your thoughts.