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originally posted by: muzzleflash
Just throwing meds at people is an attempt to zombify them so they'll shut up and stop lashing out in ways we aren't comfortable with. And therapy is usually about trying to convince them they are wrong and they didn't literally experience these things.
But I do wonder in what ways are you lashing out because if you were lashing out with hugs and love then I doubt they would be throwing meds at you.
Schizophrenia apparently reduces brain mass.
One of Britain’s most senior doctors has hit out at colleagues who diagnose rape victims and ex-servicemen with post-traumatic stress disorder at the ‘drop of a hat’.
Professor Dinesh Bhugra, a former president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, suggests the condition is not a true mental illness but instead is being diagnosed as a result of the influence of ‘insurance firms and drug manufacturers’.
He claims labeling patients with the term could delay recovery and worsen the problems.
PTSD comprises a number of psychological symptoms resulting from a distressing, life-threatening event. They must occur for more than one month and include anxiety, insomnia, flashbacks, nightmares, sudden angry or irrational outbursts, an ability to remember parts of the traumatic event, and an avoidance of anything that reminds the sufferer of what happened.
The term was coined in 1978 by the Vietnam Veterans Working Group, and is a more modern version of what was dubbed shell shock after the First World War
Prof Bhugra says that PTSD is merely a ‘cultural construct that is a reflection of the American healthcare system, which is dictated by insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies’.
He adds: ‘In America, which gave birth both to the term PTSD and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, psychiatrists cannot be paid unless there is a diagnosis in the book, leading to a tendency to medicalise every condition.’
The vast array of triggers and degrees of severity are what has led Prof Bhugra – current president of the World Psychiatric Association – to doubt the diagnosis.
‘Inevitably if you give people a label they behave according to the label. Receiving this diagnosis can reaffirm for the patient the idea that he or she remains traumatised and may therefore struggle to believe they will recover, which could become self-fulfilling.’
ANYWAY you're wrong and you're sometimes weird and unstable and passive aggressive
originally posted by: geezlouise
a reply to: muzzleflash
let's e-hug anyway.
originally posted by: geezlouise
We’ve spoken before and ily forever no matter what.
In my unpopular opinion, ufos and aliens are just psychosomatic responses to trauma, perhaps helped by hypnotic suggestion. But ultimately it is the mind cloaking the reality of the situation in order to keep you safe from knowing the truth. Because at some point your mind decided it was not safe to know the truth, not yet at least. This is an extreme dissociation, which btw hearing voices is apparently not uncommon for people who have dissociative identity disorder or dissociative related episodes, it’s one of the symptoms. And I know people feel bored by the fact that just maybe it’s all in our own heads- or only having to do with other human beings or random stupid triggers. Because aliens are way more special and interesting and it’s less lonely.
And that’s my unprofessional but based on personal experiences opinion atm.
You can pvt me if you wish to really fight me about it privately because I’m willing to, lol. In a loving way. I wish you the best only.