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Re: My Disappointment here + My early years SLS

Posted by Jay2112 on August 26, 2021, at 12:56:45

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

Hi Scott:

I remember our days from the beginning of this website. Your gentleman-like attitude was something I always looked up to, never mind your amazing scientific knowledge.

There were many times of *major* drama and personal politics on the site, yet you always persevered. My bipolar, I think, was what caused my manic-like postings back in the early and mid 2000's. (And some of it, I was just a

Being a psychiatric patient since 1994, (I know you dated back even a bit more..), I've come to see all of this as one big experiment. As we get older, our biology changes, and we keep having to switch, restart, drop meds. Our brains also seem to be in a state of flux, and adapt to meds, losing some or much of their positive effect for people. Like we talked about before, there is definitely an element of art in psychiatry.

Then, comes the time, when the planets and stars align (lol), and we find meds that stick with us, their positive effects lasting, and we start to feel better. As a social worker, I also believe (and I know you do too) that getting your life straightened out through talk therapy, plays a prominent role. As Andrew Solomon wrote in 'The Noonday Demon', that even with all the meds in the world, your personal/social problems are still going to be present. Andrew also has a really interesting TED's on Youtube.

We are all disappointed at some time Scott, but the point is to learn, and get back up and fight the 'black dog'. (As Churchill called it..and Vodka was his antidepressant, as none had even been invented..and look what he had to deal with!!) Sadly, we lose so, so many lives to these illness'. What I don't understand is the simple lack of treatments and progress, compared to Cancer treatment, with all due respect.

So, a toast to all of our charms...we are all TRYING, to crack that damn code. That TRYING is key, I think.

"You can fight..
Fight without ever winning
But never really win
Win without a fight..."
(The late) Neil Peart

Humans punish themselves endlessly
for not being what they believe they should be.
-Don Miguel Ruiz-




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