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Re: Wow hrguru

Posted by Dinah on April 21, 2010, at 8:19:53

In reply to Re: Wow, posted by hrguru on April 21, 2010, at 6:31:02

Hello and welcome.

I'm glad you're getting good results with DBT. It sounds like such an intriguing therapy, although I haven't found anyone to offer it in our area outside inpatient hospital stays. My therapist does help me with my perceptions, and over time I've grown to often if not always approach things from the angles he's taught me.

I loved what my former psychiatrist told me once when I was talking about side effects. He said that yes, medications do have side effects. And not taking medications has side effects. It was up to me which side effects I prefer.

I've always kept his words in mind and tried to look at medication from a common sense point of view. Whenever possible, I use medications as needed. Antipsychotics have been a life saver for me, used in tiny doses as needed for anxiety. They work in a different way than Klonopin or Valium or Xanax, and for me it is a far more helpful way. My mood stabilizers have actually been prescribed by a neurologist for migraine prophylaxis, but I know they also help keep me on even keel.

I always believe in taking all types of medication seriously. It only takes a look at the class action lawsuits and medications being taken from the marketplace to realize that no medication should be taken lightly. I always try to take no more than is needed. And no less, because that has a negative impact on my life as well.

I *really* wish I could find another biofeedback provider. Of all the treatment modalities, that seemed to be the one that had the most promise to help with the biological issues.




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