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Re: Larry, your take on CBT? mattdds

Posted by Squiggles on May 30, 2003, at 22:29:05

In reply to Re: Larry, your take on CBT? Squiggles, posted by mattdds on May 30, 2003, at 21:39:02

I am in partial agreement with you.
Having just been reading Charles Medawar's
"Power and Dependence", you can understand
that i am in sympathy with the view that
the pharmaceutical cartel (just like all
big corporations) have an imbalance of power.
In matters of health, this is very serious
indeed, and the benefits of their product
may not be equivalent to the detriments such
as unreported, secretive, and unverifiable
ADRs.

As for CBT, my view on that is that a person
must first be in a mental and emotional condition
where that kind of therapy is possible. After
all to be cognitively capable means to be
unperturbed psychologically - making this
a bit of a paradox.

And nutrition and life-style -- well they may
be the road to a successful life - the kind i
envy in some people - but that is a matter
of fate and circumstances in a person's life.
There is not much we can do about grief, terror,
rape, war, etc. which leave victims in a
a bad condition. Nor, is there much we can
we do with people who inherit mental illness.

So, it's complex.

I am sorry i immediately placed you in the
anti-med camp; perhaps i should explain that
though i am very critical myself of the bigpharms,
and have benefitted from withdrawing from
Xanax greatly, i am constantly worried of the
other extreme, which can be just as harmful.

Hope that explains my position.

:-)

Squiggles


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