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Re: Martin Jensen - Would like more info

Posted by JohnL on October 25, 2000, at 2:33:14

In reply to Martin Jensen - Would like more info JohnL, posted by SLS on October 23, 2000, at 15:12:16

Sorry Scott. I was just trying to be helpful. The last thing I wanted to do was stir up some discord. That's not my purpose here. I don't see this board as a place for that.

Contrary to how you phrased it, I don't take Jensen's method as 'gospel'. Instead, I take it as an add-on tool to use with conventional psychiatry. It's not a replacement, but rather an enhancement, and by no means gospel. Jensen in his own words says that same's an enhancement, not a replacement. And on the same token, conventional psychiatry as we know it has enough mysteries and unanswered questions that I wonder if it should be viewed as gospel or not. I present what I know of Jensen's methods at this board to hopefully provide thoughtful enhancements to treatment.

My support for his methods is not based at all on his website. It is based on his book which I've studied several times over. It is based on real life experience as he played the role of consultant to my own doctor in my treatment. Due to the expense of paying two doctors, Jensen did not ultimately prescribe the medication(s) that were best for me, but he did provide the roadmap for me and my doctor to follow. He provided the insight to know how to read the clues of medication responses and reactions. I had never heard of a doctor that could do that. I was impressed. Clinical studies and scientific validation were not needed. In fact, everything that was clinically studied and validated wasn't working. Other than that, he's just had an amazing amount of success that's hard to dismiss. His success came mainly from noticing that people got well on medications that had no clinical justification, and he then went on to organize his observations into an organized format.

Menninger's response to you is interesting. If you think about it, it could mean whatever you want it to. It's one of those politically-correct-be-careful-what-you-say kind of answers. Of course, whether doctors at Menningers 'use' Jensen techniques along with their conventional psychiatry, or whether they 'endorse' Jensen's techniques are two completely different worlds. The way your question was worded was somewhat misleading a little bit of a loaded type polling question. But that's my fault for every using the word 'endorse' in the first place. Poor choice of words. My fault. Sorry.

If you want to, you could ask Jensen for the medical schools he claims are using his book. He has been very good at returning email questions. It makes no difference to me. All I know is, the stuff makes a lot of sense. But of course, one doesn't know what I'm talking about unless they've read the book themselves. While you're waiting for responses from the medical schools, you could read the book real quick. Then at least we'll be on the same page.
thanks, John




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