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Originally posted by akasha22
When you decide to go off medication the best thing to do is consult your Dr. & then slowly taper off, some people can do it in 2 weeks, others it takes longer.Also, I beleive its best to get anti-depressants, anti-anxiety meds from a psychiatrist instead of a regular family Dr.--a friend of mine got on anti-depressants from her family Dr, who also had her on a bunch of other things for other problems & the mixture of it all made her sick & even more depressed. I think shes over-medicated--her Dr gives her a prescription for everything! I take 2 meds--thats it--other than a multi vitamin & aspirin when necessary. I enjoy talking with my shrink, we have a good rapport, but I hate going to the family/regular Dr---10 years ago I had surgery & they screwed it up, had to have 2 more surgeries after that & since then I get anxiety attacks just going into the hospital to visit someone (ptsd) & any sort of "examinations" really creep me out.
As far as the "mind control" aspect of psych meds, it could be a way to keep people like myself in the work-force-rat-race. Maybe keeps us in check, so we don't see or care whats going on behind the scenes, as was mentioned in an earlier post. Meds have sure helped to keep me in the rat race, even tho the rats are winning. But, they haven't made me quit questioning "authority" or want to find out whats really going on because even before meds I felt that somethings not right with the way things are.I get a bit obsessed at times, but in a good way. I think its when you just stop caring or being curious, then its probably time to get off the medication. Meds should improve your quality of life, not erase your emotions completely.
Originally posted by The time lord
The worse thing is that athiest biology can not prove it and you will really never know the truth because that is when they stop believing and in turn convince it's not true. But in a way it's best to say it's not so that you do not harmonse your mind with the unknown because you just want to go down the rabbit Hole and get stuck.
Originally posted by Skyfloating
Depression is an appropriate reaction to something that is no good for a person. It is utterly and totally counter-productive to label the depression itself as an illness or somethin to get rid of. Instead, the depression serves as an indicator of something else that needs to be changed. By supressing the depression or trying to fix the depression, be it by chemical means or otherwise, the state of depression is not being utilized to discover what one was meant to discover.
I am saddened and angered about how little people are taught about how mind/body works. Its like a child gets shot in front of you and you are expected to smile and be happy or just take some pills in order not to feel anything. In this instance a state of shock and rage or fear would be appropriate.
"You have a chemical imbalance" is therefore a statement that only touches the superficial surface of what needs to be adressed. Not the chemistry causes the depression, the depression causes the chemistry. And what causes the depression? Inappropriate action, thought, behaviour or environment. Remove or change one of those factors and the depression disappears.
Originally posted by Skyfloating
I must disagree with some of that. I may not be a doctor, but I have observed the behaviour of at least 3 people that were labelled to be depressed, among them my mother. Strangely, they all have certain patterns of thinking, talking and acting in common. All three hardly ever go outside into the sun and fresh air. All three constantly complain about everything (also before their depression). All three do not have inspiring goals. Coincidence? I think not. If I behave like I saw them behave would be in a dark state of mind and soul too.
But of course people like you will perpetuate the official party line of "hey, its not your fault, its chemical. Get some pharmaceuticals".