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Re: cyclothymia Phaedrus

Posted by Shortelise on October 24, 2005, at 14:49:01

In reply to cyclothymia, posted by Phaedrus on October 23, 2005, at 0:13:24

Hi Ben,

What a busy life you have.

It's reassuring to me to know there are people out there who are studying medicine, people who are connected with their own feelings, failings and difficulties. There seem to be a lot of docs who don't ackowledge the diffiuclties of being human, aside from the physical.

I know what you mean about "vomiting emotions" on people. Reading that struck such a chord. I've had experience with it, too. It can scare the hell out of some, esp. if they aren't really close friends, or if they're people who don't experience such strong emotions. It's amazing how some can go through life on a fairly even keel, not soaring or dipping. I wonder what that's like.

What about group therapy? Could you ask your therapist about that? Maybe it's not possible to find a group of cylcothymics (??), but might it help to be in a group of people who would be supportive even if they do not suffer from the exact ailment?
You're lucky to be able to talk with your Mom, but I can see that it would help to have peers who gets it, too. My mother, from whom I have also inheirited my, well, what I will call my madness, is so in denial that to broach the subject sends her into a sort of fugue state.

I don't know why I am writing so much to you here, I guess I just feel for you. And I think you're brave!





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