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Re: Deep sadness

Posted by Tab▀itha on September 24, 2002, at 2:24:17

In reply to Deep sadness, posted by Guy on September 23, 2002, at 23:46:12

Oddly enough, I think I had the reverse of the grief you're talking about. I was always depressed from about age 5 til getting treatment in my 30s. I had a lot of grief and adjustment over losing the identity that had been formed out of depressed thinking patterns. So much of what was "me" was blown away by meds. My tastes, opinions, sense of reality all changed. Can't exactly miss the old me, because I felt so awful, but it's hard to adjust to a new medicated self, even if it's mostly an improvement.

Besides, it's just such a blow to the ego to have to take psych meds. Not just the stigma, but having to accept that you're not in control of what goes on in your own head. It's just a huge adjustment to make in your identity.

 

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