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Re: stim psychosis Brainbeard

Posted by g_g_g_unit on October 30, 2010, at 22:31:27

In reply to Re: stim psychosis, posted by Brainbeard on October 30, 2010, at 7:34:53


> Dextroamphetamine can paradoxically help me to endure stuff that would otherwise make me depressed as hell or scare the sh*t out of me. But that's only when I can concentrate on a task that I like at least a little bit. I had to take care of a hyperactive foster brother once, taking him to a playground. I hated it and felt unable to entertain him. He started banging with a stick on a large kind of xylophone built into a playhouse. I was terrified of having my hearing damaged. Dex only made it worse for me in that situation.

Yeah, as much as Dex amplifies the positive, I'm sure it will jack up the negative. I know that if I'm feeling angry, or caught in depression-related ruminations, Dex will turn me into a snappy jerk of a son/sibling. That's why my doctor's so emphatic that people retune their internal/external environment before he's willing to place them on stimulants.

You aren't a fan of CBT, are you Brainbeard? Have you ever tried it? I've dipped my feet in over the years, and have picked up some techniques, though would like to commit to it properly at some point . I found that Dex helped me regulate my attention to the point where CBT became a lot easier to implement. If I wasn't careful, and let my mind drift towards my obsessions, I'd get caught up in them, so I had to practice a degree of self-awareness. I'd imagine Dex would be a good tool in combination with therapy.

 

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