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Re: My Disappointment here + My early years

Posted by undopaminergic on August 24, 2021, at 8:04:32

In reply to My Disappointment here + My early years, posted by SLS on August 23, 2021, at 8:42:46

> .
> This is a repost of something I wrote to Lambdage earlier today. I would like to thank him for his logic and sage insight:

Not to be critical, but it's "Lamdage".

> Lambdage:
> > I wish you well. Always have. There aren't so many posters anymore.
> Thanks.

Thank you for another story of your adventures. For some reason, I find them inspiring.

> The lesson I hoped everyone would learn from me is that there is always hope - and that you never know when you will strike gold with a life-changing treatment. A rebirth into a new awareness is worth working for. Please - everyone - don't give up, especially when you already have. I had an advantage, though. Every now and then, I was given a brief demonstration of what life could be in the absence of depression when I experienced brief remissions.

I have that advantage as well. My (hypo)manic episodes demonstrate that I can feel good. I've also had temporary remissions with some drugs, such as pramipexole which transiently resolved even my stubborn anhedonia.

> It was an amazing coincidence that I saw his name on one of the doors while sitting in the waiting room for my very first visit to a psychiatrist. I was accepted into the research program at Columbia Presbyterian / New York Psychiatric Institute in 1982. All they had to work with were MAOIs, tricyclics, and lithium.

Really only those? What about antipsychotics like chlorpromazine, stimulants like methylphenidate and amphetamine, barbiturates and benzodiazepines?

> Later, I was one of the first people in the U.S. to be treated with experimental serotonin reuptake inhibitors and releasers in 1983.

Releasers? Like amphetamines?

> I was very, very angry to discover that my moods and thoughts were beyond my control to work through, and that feeling profoundly depressed and non-functional as a human being was biological rather than psychological. I would have gone to psychotherapy three times a day if it meant not being tethered to a chemical in order to live life normally.

It can seem purely biological, when your condition responds to drugs, but there is always a two-way relationship between the mind/psyche and the brain.





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