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Re: Pro-meds verses anti-meds therapists, who's right? SLS

Posted by baseball55 on November 8, 2013, at 19:39:27

In reply to Re: Pro-meds verses anti-meds therapists, who's right? sleepygirl2, posted by SLS on November 8, 2013, at 9:14:23

When I started seeing a p-doc for therapy and meds, he said that I had symptoms of PTSD, because I had had a traumatic childhood. I really didn't get this. My childhood was not so bad, my father not nearly as abusive as other children's. I asked my sister -- was our childhood really that bad? She said two soldiers can have the same experiences and one gets PTSD and the other doesn't. She said that the combination of my temperament, my father's violence and the very troubled relationships I had with my siblings (including her and my brother who bullied me terribly) made things much harder for me than for her.

Glen Gabbard write about a bio-psycho-socio perspective on mental illness. Biological temperament and genetic personality traits increase susceptibility. But psycho -social issues give depression and anxiety content, lead to ruminations that send people (me, at least) into downward spirals.

Some people (including the author of the article you sent a link to the other day) regard this bio-psycho-social model as so much mush. I find it helpful. I was moody as a child and I think that worsened the already fraught relationships with my family. My siblings were more sunny and able to navigate more effectively. But I think if I had grown up in a less hostile environment, I would have still been moody, but less susceptible to severe, suiclidal depressions.




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