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Re: Compelled to quote.... Dinah

Posted by hyperfocus on August 16, 2011, at 23:24:27

In reply to Re: Compelled to quote.... hyperfocus, posted by Dinah on August 16, 2011, at 5:03:25

Yes that was one of the main points of the article - that ameliorating sadness and anxiety causes psych conditions across the spectrum to improve. I didn't mean to direct my response to you particularly. I just felt that he extended this observation into a familiar view that mental illness was somehow less deserving of drug therapy and research, that it was somehow less serious than cancer or other chronic diseases, and the treatment focus should be on psychodynamic processes. There was an article posted here from an NY paper recently that seemed to make similar claims - that the whole psych drug industry was essentially a multi-billion dollar charade. That kind of stuff really triggers me after meeting so many people here on PB who are just like me desperately seeking drug therapy that can help them get their lives back after losing so many years to this disease.

Of course a lot of us are atypical. The view that is espoused there could be true for the majority of MI patients. I'm one of those patients with hard biological deficits and complex symptoms and causes and that's the reason I ended up here. I'm inclined to believe that most MI patients are like me and people on PB but maybe they aren't. And yeah definitely if I didn't have so many deficiencies growing up I wouldn't be so ill right now...or maybe not. <sigh> I don't know. It's hard to figure out.


C-PTSD: social phobia, major depression, dissociation.
Currently: 300mg amitriptyline + 200 mg sulpiride; single dose at night.
Also: Allegra, 1000mg Vitamin C.
Improving.


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