Posted by morganator on April 23, 2010, at 12:30:09 [reposted on April 25, 2010, at 0:36:41 | original URL]
In reply to Re: nothing helps » morganator, posted by SLS on April 23, 2010, at 9:00:46
>You don't know me and I don't know you. I think we should entertain the possibility that there be a spectrum of constructions of depression such that we not lump us all into one basket. How damaging it must be for people to be told they have issues to work on when they really don't.
Scott, I don't claim to know you, nor do I claim to know that you have "issues" you need to work on. I should have made myself clear that what I said was meant for you and others, but I did not intend for the content of what I said to be interpreted as applying to you. That said, I am of the belief that we could all benefit from therapy and we could all improve on some aspects of ourselves that would improve our lives. There are some mental health professionals and, believe it or not, some people in the general population(I know a few personally)believe that most people did not get everything they needed in there childhood and most people would benefit from a little therapy. I remember several years ago listening to a radio show in which a doctor from John's Hopkins University said that it has been part of the human condition that parents simply have fallen short when nurturing their children the way they needed to be. I also find it interesting that so many people put their parents on a pedestal and truly believe they did nothing wrong and did not at all contribute to having struggles in life. This is even the case with people that were verbally and physically abused. I think it is more common that people deny that they have any psychological problems that are a result of what their parents did or did not do.
If you go over to the psychology board of psycho-babble you will see a response to my thread by sigismund. I am not the only one who holds these beliefs.