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originally posted by: onequestion
I forgot to mention.
For some reason spirituality seems to really help people who are bi polar or schitzo.
Meditation/ faith/ chakras/ diet/ whatever sounds good to you.
originally posted by: DeathSlayer
a reply to: Astrocyte
I support most therapies for mental treatment and believe that many have a mental disease HOWEVER not all. When a patient can move items around the room without touching them, tell you specifically of your past, speak out your darkest secrets in detail, speak a dead language with 100% accuracy or float in the room then this is not a mental sickness and attempting to explain the unknown in medical terminology is arrogant and stupid. Nothing more than job verification.
originally posted by: ladyinwaiting
a reply to: Revolution9
You have said quite a mouthful here, in a resentful and angry way, so I would ask that you defend your comments. Vast gains have been accomplished with psychoactive medications, and permitted those who would otherwise be isolated, to have full and productive lives.
Please share your own insights; suggestions for adaptations; your solutions. I, for one, would be most interested in hearing them, sincerely.
The lack of scientific evidence.
originally posted by: supermarket2012
originally posted by: tony9802
a reply to: Astrocyte
Shizophrenia is nothing more than the government manipulating modern satellite and nanotechnology against chosen individuals-- the government attacks activists dissidents and whistleblowers, and also attacks everyday citizens to cover their tracks;
The gov is practicing and experimenting with mind control, and people and psychiatrists are easily fooled by this technology;
See videos under psychotronic torture-- lots of movies on this topic as well;
Sorry but that just isn't true. Schizophrenia isn't a new condition, and it has been around far longer than our government or country has.
originally posted by: pl3bscheese
a reply to: tony9802
There's no epidemic, rates have been fairly steady for decades.
Mesmerizing reality to say the least. I am a mere lament in the realms of psychology and psychiatry but one thing I feel very strong about is the inherit curiosity that we possess as a species and in this modern world, it feels as if people are being forced to focus their attention on materialistic gain rather than self development.
originally posted by: Astrocyte
a reply to: FreeThinkerbychoice
I'm in school for psychology/psychiatry. Suffice to say that I am a little more knowledgeable of what I talk about because I've grown through a severe trauma.
I wrote the piece before bed as a way to consolidate some of my basic ideas around the hell-fire reality that is schizophrenia. I am not happy with how it is currently understood, and this is mostly due to psychiatry's misguided attempt to be more like biology i.e. a "real" science.
Psychiatry, or a scientific understanding of the mind, can take and should take from everything; but perhaps nothing is more relevant to understanding the mind then understanding the history of our organism, as well as the subtle non-verbal processes (facial expressions, tone of voice, gestures) that "activate" our recognition-hungry brains.
Imagine how far we can go as a species if we begin to understand ourselves? This is my dream. Get over all the baggage, chaos and unnecessary suffering man has inflicted upon man, and just accept the mesmerizing reality: we need one another, not in any cliche, or arbitrary way, but as a biological reality that emerged long before we developed the capacity to speak to one another (and ourselves) with words.
Once we do this, we can concentrate on more exciting things i.e technology and science. And not waste needless energy on defensive dissociation/projection/and traumatizing others.
originally posted by: AstrocyteThe Descent Into Madness: Schizophrenia