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Re: Social Support/Therapy while on meds jay

Posted by Dinah on October 4, 2001, at 8:08:56

In reply to Re: Social Support/Therapy while on meds Cam W., posted by jay on October 4, 2001, at 6:05:05

Hi Jay,
I have to agree with you that medicine/therapy doesn't have to be an either/or proposition, but are often best used together.
Unfortunately, medicine has always been a double edged sword for me. It makes some aspects of life much better, but there has always been a price to pay in my own experience. I'm never quite as sharp mentally on psychotropic medicines and they tend to exacerbate the existing problems I have with not experiencing my emotions, leaving me with anhedonia, and an inability to feel appropriate sadness or anger.
I've also had some problems with cognitive behavior therapy in that the "energy" associated with any given symptom tends to express itself in another way if that symptom is dealt with. I think my body just has a need to express that psychic energy in some way.
Anyway, I work with both medicine and therapy and think that neither is the perfect answer, but both have the capacity to help me help myself.
I've purchased Noonday Demon and hope to read it soon. Right now I'm having trouble comprehending the comics.




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