Originally posted by OzWeatherman
This first part is an open statement to those people that are telling other members to not take their medication or who are recommending that other
members do not trust their doctor or mental health care proffesionals:
STOP IT!!! IT IS COMPLETELY IRRESPONSIBLE TO DO THIS. YOU ARE NOT PROFFESIONALS IN THIS AREA, YOU DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO DICTATE WHAT PEOPLE
SHOULD BE TAKING AND YOU MAY BE CAUSING OTHERS HARM AND IN SOME CASES, THEIR SUICIDES....SO STOP IT PLEASE
I am rather disappointed in your lack of confidence in our ability to educate ourselves on these matters - a degree does not mean educated, and a lack
of one does not mean uneducated, out of hand - and I find it rather amusing to see the word "dictate" in your dictate.
To my knowledge, all who have commented on the issues with a pharmaceutical industry that is not interested in cures but chemicals that often cause
more issues in the long run than the issues they are "helping" and which can be patented for profit - all such people have offered information and
, with a tacit understanding that it is in the hands of the would-be medicator to make the final choice.
I'm not going to say that you can't find a post anywhere where someone stepped over the line, but I have seen many posts where the suggestion has
been made with supporting data.
Maybe I have missed some trend here on ATS and you can offer a plethora of issues, with posters saying, "You will not take that drug because I
command it (dictate it)," or the like. If so, I will retract my assessment of what has been said.
Now, I understand that you have been helped by a given pharmaceutical, and many actually do help. Anti-depressants - the older ones, tend to be for
many, but the newer ones are showing greater and greater side effects and issues for a growing number. But more and more, they are classifying the
pains of life as a disease - for which they miraculously have a very expensive drug to treat (not cure). And more and more drugs are showing signs of
So unless you see action to coerce, force, dictate and so on, I suggest you might considering being thankful that others are concerned and aware of
issues with this overall corrupt and uncaring industry, offering what they know for overall consideration.
Interestingly, I used to suffer from depression, and then I was introduced to Choice Theory (a good thing to look into, btw), and it was suggested
that perhaps, on some level I was choosing to depress. At first, I thought it was all nonsense, but it was suggested that when I started the process
into depression, I ask myself why I was choosing to depress.
I was rather astonished to find the taking responsibility for it easy. I didn't want to be responsible for the manifestation when the idea first was
brought up. But when I tried asking myself, I could feel something appropriate in the question. And, for me, every time I have started into that
mode - rarely these days, but frequent at first - I ask myself why I am choosing to depress.
And sometimes the answer comes to mind and I can decide to think differently about the issue, and sometimes I get no answer at all. But either way...
I stop depressing.
Maybe this would have worked for you, too. Maybe it will in the future if you find you are going there.
Best of luck to you.