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Re: I'm a lab rat and kinda enjoy it!!!

Posted by coral on October 24, 2000, at 5:46:26

In reply to Re: I'm a lab rat and kinda enjoy it!!!, posted by Athena on October 23, 2000, at 22:28:21

SSRI's are "quick fixes?" I don't think so . . . they're also not mood altering (in the way in which I THINK you mean it), they're mood correcting. If someone has disrupted blood chemistry due to a thyroid dysfunction, is taking Synthroid a mood-altering drug? Of course not. The same is true with the SSRI's, they correct the brain chemistry that's gone awry. IF a person is on the correct meds, the person is functioning normally, not in an altered state (it is difficult to make sure a person is on the right meds!!!)

There are some religious beliefs that disavow any medical intervention and that, of course, is a person's choice of beliefs.

I feel that we're evolving into a more holistic approach to healing in the west and have gained a great deal from Eastern teachings. It's insulting to hear a physician refer to a patient in a room as "The gall bladder in 214."

The US (and many other countries as well) has a history of medicating people who were "different" into submission, even to the point of lobotomies.

Athena, I don't know what your symptoms are and wouldn't presume to advise you in your methods of choice for healing, searching for Truth, etc. And, you're right that many people have had the experience of being a lab rat as new meds were tried, some successful, some not.

There's also little doubt about the incredible power of the mind that we're just beginning to understand. I don't speak for anyone else. I'm combating an endogenic depression. As I've said before, the answers are within me, and that includes how appropriately I evaluate potential help, what I do to correct and alleviate the problems, and what I can do to prevent them from happening. For me, it's a combo of meds and therapy.




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